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    Production sound mixer in SF Bay Area

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  1. Ah. Glad I found this thread to explain the same issue: "Forum unavailable at this time" thanks for playing, Tapatalk! better luck next time. And thank you, Jeff, for tolerating it all these years. I was one of the happy users of Tapatalk, but I'll just have to move on to another technology. -Brian
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    Location sound rental Las Vegas and San fran.

    Mostly owner operators in SF, myself included. PM me about what you need in SF and when.
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    Soundbag Dashboards

    Looks great! I'll be excited to see the Audio Ltd version. Brian
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    Shure UR5 system

    The portable receivers have the same excellent audio quality as the rack receivers, with obviously more flexibility for doing portable work. They have a wide range of gain control and a nice low noise floor (dependent also on your mic). It's been rumored that Shure may respond to the resounding desire for top-display portable receivers. Yes, they are many steps up from a Sennheiser G2/G3 system (assume you mean ew100 series). -Brian
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    Home brew BDS

    Nice work! No... not the first. Here's my box from a couple years ago. Doesn't have those fancy push-button combo switches/LEDs, but it does regulate down to 9V for the outputs. I decided on just a single PTC fuse at the front end. -Brian
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    "Speed" by any other name

    Agree with Max above: ça tourne in French, as in the motor of the camera is turning. British have been known to say the same, ie, "turning", because the AD makes the call as, "let's turn over" instead of "roll camera"
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    Nelson Stoll Boom Recorder Sound Cart

    I've been working with Nelson for around 11 years, and can answer some of these questions. I'm not sure if Nelson lurks here much, but I was happy to see this very thorough post about the recent cart build. @CrewC - You've got that right, he is indeed a free thinking man, with a record of finding creative ways to implement current and sometimes unorthodox technology for location sound. He used to broadcast to video village headsets using an FM transmitter and sony walkmans. Always sounded better than the older Comteks. His attention to every detail of recording (both acoustic and electronic) has allowed studio quality recording to take place amongst the rigors of location work. As for other recording options (for portable work), the mainstays in recent years have been the HHB Portadrive and more recently the Sound Devices 788T. @Alan - It was indeed Scott and myself on Chasing Mavericks. We used waterproof bags that Nelson invented, sealed with a waterproof tape and put in the small of the back for the wetsuits. Mics were placed at the base of the neck in wetsuits modified to our specs in order to allow the sound to pass through. We worked constantly with the various elements (ie, water, and thick wetsuits) throughout the production to get better and better results, and had a very supportive wardrobe department. The boom was always the best option, but the wetsuit lav mics pulled through in some very tricky situations. Range was great. As an example, we were able to stay on the cliffs above Pleasure Point (in Santa Cruz, about 75 feet off the beach), and get good reception to about 75 yards out into the water. Sometimes we remoted the antennas if it was on the edge of signal reception. @John - his original post link goes to a thorough description of the cart components, but I just noticed that Tap-a-Talk doesn't display the text, only the photos. So, from the description: "Modified Neve 5422 console with custom direct outs built by Stephen Balliet of Reflection Audio" Cheers, Brian
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    Cheapest cart power solution

    (off-topic.... check your PMs re: your FS post) -bcopenhagen
  9. Do a search on the forum for cart power supplies. There has been a lot of discussions over the years. In particular, an elegant solution (and relatively cheap) is our host's cart power system, which uses a 12V power supply with a SLA battery floating on it. A DIY power solution for shore power with a battery backup. -Brian
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    Comtek freq 7-0?

    Comtek says, "Channel 7-0 corresponds to 174.000 MHz" Thanks for playing. With that info, I'm officially uninterested in the BST-25/phonak/M72/MRC-182 package on ebay. But it's a decent package, if that's what you're looking for: http://www.ebay.com/itm/COMTEK-BST-25-Synthesized-Base-Station-Receiver-WIRELESS-MICROPHONE-SYSTEM-Cue-/130672198145?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1e6cab8201 -Brian
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    Comtek freq 7-0?

    Anyone know what frequency corresponds to Comtek channel 7-0? I can't find it on my Comtek freq cheat sheet. Other 7-x numbers are in the range of 174-179 MHz, so I'm guessing it's up there somewhere, but I'd like to know for sure. I've emailed Comtek as well, but thought someone might know here. Brian
  12. Call a Technocrane house for ideas and opinions. In my experience, a Telex (or other) comms system is a standard piece of kit for them, and they will have war stories. Aside from that, spider-sense is tingling at the thought of taking on the responsibility for it. -Brian
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    Going from 23,98 to 25 fps

    Just to check your workflow... What type plug-in was the Waves plug? Audiosuite plug that you used to process the audio? RTAS that you used in real-time to re-record? We're you using BWF? Did you check the timestamp using a different software than WA? It was probably FCP voodoo, but it's worth asking the questions. -Brian
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    788t timecode pin

    RED Epic has a 4-pin Lemo that handles TC in, Genlock, and GPIO trigger. Why do that? So they can have one small lemo connector that serves three different functions. It reminded me as well of Sony's penchant for doing things their own way. -Brian
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    Red Epic

    Worked yesterday with a colleague who owns a Red ONE, and who will be upgrading to the Epic soon. I decided I won't complain anymore about waiting for gear that is announced, then takes awhile to appear on the market. Red buyers actually have to put a several thousand dollar deposit down... AND they wait for several months. Not looking forward to the upgrade with him (3.5mm connectors? No thank you) since we have regularly sent audio to the ONE. I guess it might mean double-system... -Brian