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  1. I just finished 76 days with the Venice and never had a problem with the TC. I used the Denecke JB1 and camera left it plugged in at all times. We even left it on the steadicam. My only beef with the Venice is that it never really gets quiet. The fan will shut down when you roll but never off completely.
  2. Looks like a beautiful day for tumbleweeds this Tuesday in Rio Rancho. I can't wait.
  3. Robert, I use a late model 2011 Mac Book Pro for on set play back and when I go to, System Preferences /Sound. At the top of the pop up window under "Input" it gives me the option to switch the 1/8th jack from a output to a input using the tab "use audio port for". I can then use a line level input. Is that option gone on newer models? If so that's drag.
  4. I am having a running battle with the 1st AC and how noisy the Preston motor is. He says it is within spec and I say I'm not sure what spec is but I'm telling you it's noisy when we swing any where near the camera. It's not a case of it belongs to him and it is part of his kit rental because it comes from the rental house. We have changed the A camera motor with the B cam one and there is a marginal difference. I will contact the rental house on Monday and have this discussion with them. I guess I'm really just venting and wondering if anybody else has had this problem and what your solution was. Bill
  5. I couldn't agree more with you Jon. Gordon sorry if this thread has gone in a different direction but since you asked what features we would like. As others have mentioned a SM tyle TX the size of maybe a SMQV with 48V that has variable out put voltage 50,100, 250MW to act as a stand alone radio boom would be amazing! The only reasn I say the size of a SMQV is to take advantage of the dual AA more run time VS a single MP50. Keep the single screw in SMA and the the 5 pin Lemo. I currently use the Ambient UMP II with a SMQV and I know my boom ops would love to cut down on the size and weight. I know beggers can't be choosers but if it was the size of a SSM (like some other manufacturers) I'm sure you couldn't keep them in stock.
  6. I agree with Jon. I too love my SM's and the ability to change the output W on the TX's. In the studio I always run at 50mw to conserve battery life and keep them cool, but on those crazy location days it is nice to have the ability to kick thiings up if needed. I run SMV's, SSM's for talent and SMQV's for my radio booms and car plants. These days I'm lucky to get a SSM on some of the wardrobe and actors have become very tech savy to the fact that smaller TX's are available. You can't make all the people happy all the time I know but if you could implement some of the new technology into the SM "style" for future release that would be great! +1 The ability to replace the VR Field and pull a half rack out of the cart and go quickly into a bag with the front mount BNC's is an amazing feature and maybe the DBU's only get used as RB's?
  7. that did it Jack. I unplugged the battery then reconnected and all is well now.In the heat of the moment I never thought to look under the male velcro camera had put on the back. Thanks!
  8. HI Jack, Yes it's plugged into power now. I can not access the menu screen or turn it off.
  9. So we came back from lunch and I went to jam the JB1 and pushed the button to get to the menu screen. Now it is frozen and no matter how long I hold the button It won't turn off. Any suggestions? Thanks
  10. I am starting a production next week for the first time using the Venice. I have no intention of feeding audio to it but I find some of the comments from Robert interesting. This is something we will test for this week during our camera sync sound test. Has anybody tested for this since Roberts original post? Any off speed shots will be done with a third body, the Alexa Mini. We are going to leave a Denecke JB-1 mounted to each of the two Venice cameras. Anything we forgot? Bill 
  11. I wasn't sure if DPA did the serial numbering in sequencial order or not. With yours starting at 226 are you experiencing any cap issues? As mentioned they are covered under warranty.
  12. I have been informed by DPA that they are aware of the problem and have dealt with the production issue. All defective mics will be covered under warranty and replaced with newer ones. Contact your local dealer or DPA dirrectly for warranty details.
  13. Interesting because all mine start with H128. Would that not indicate that mine are from a later batch? So does that mean it is a batch problem?
  14. Well that is good to hear. Yes DPA is aware of the issue and they are replacing the defective ones with newer versions. If you dont mind could you post or PM me with the serial numbers of yours. Thanks Bill
  15. Is anyone finding that the caps on the 6060's come off a little to easily. I don't notice it as much on the beige ones but particularly on the black ones. I'm not sure if it is something to do with the exact tolerances on the cap machining and the thickness of the paint on the black ones or if it is just a batch problem. If it is a batch problem then the serial # would be an easy way of tracking. At these prices maybe an extra set of caps can be sent to the current owners until a recall can be performed. Bo Brink maybe you could way in on this. Bill
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