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About osa

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    sound mixer in the midwest region
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  1. This is my latest setup that so far is working extremely well for me after 90 days or so of fine tuning. always a work in progress... Nova with 8x Wireless and 2x Camera Link transmitters Inside a modified Condor Bag (thanks again Rado). By using both cam links in stereo mode, this setup gives me 4 possible channels of IFB to urx100's and erx's by creatively selecting left or right sourcing at the IFB's. Typically I am using 1&2 out as stereo camera link and 3&4 out as IFB sources. 3 for client IFB's and 4 for director or boom op with talk back. I also have 3x camera link options all with timecode via rx200, urx100 and erx. Full remote control of all trx's and also rerecord. so far executed with great success. with the built in filters of the camera link units, and the "spacers" between the camera links and the nova, intermodulation is greatly reduced. did not have this success with standard trx's in this configuration. the spacers are plastic towel bars i modified. Light weight and non conductive. The placement of the battery at the back creates perfect amount of lift off of my torso for easier access to knobs when harnessed up. Also in combo with the spacers, lots of air venting around nova and camera links to minimize heat. 2x fellow sound mixers had fried camera links and had to send in for repairs so i am trying hard to keep air flowing in the compact space allowed. label fun with photoshop for everything that i packing into this small space, it is incredibly light and powerful. I feel very comfortable wiring up people quickly while bag is sholder harnessed. With the zmt trx's being so compact i now use them as the weights to drop down wardrobe - occasionally while harnessed - saving time with no cable connecting, further minimizing personal invasion all around. This below I am sure is nothing new but is something i started doing this year - the deneke JB-1 as a master clock. With recorders being powered off for 2hrs or more i have had experiences of losing sync on both sound devices an zaxcom recorders. This unit is so beautifully compact and robust. I built a small i/o switch to switch between incoming and outgoing tc on the JB-1. Fits right in the front pouch along with my BDS. i decided now with this tiny device i can start each day with swiss watch accuracy and leave running all day. made it over 7 days in a row without recharging. Recorder is cjam'ed all day and sends this jammed signal to all zaxcom devices. slates and other jam boxes all stay in sync when clocked to the JB-1. -Ken
  2. I too agree with the school of thought of not updating fw unless you have to - this sounds to me like you have to and is well worth it. Especially when recommended directly by the manufacturer
  3. osa

    Zaxcom Nova FAQ

    First experience with rerecord today. I mistakenly thought this feature only worked with trx’s slaved to recorder so i had never previously attempted. Had a one hit moment and some downtime in between takes to play with it. All the controls allow me to keep rolling trx’s all day. stop, Playback (rerecord) and re arm trx record from one screen. Whoa what a killer feature. Playing the rerecorded take back hearing it clean and seeing the tc offset..dolphins doing backflips in my head
  4. I started using one of these as a master clock that i set in the morning and run all day. Not running full 24hrs, but i am on day 5 still showing full battery. Amazing
  5. osa

    Zaxcom Nova FAQ

    This got me twice now and i finally figured out my workaround- i start with bank 4 now as my bank 1 so it is blue. I am leaving bank 5 purple blank for now so i am following the semi standard blue is 1 and red is 2 when cycling through bank 4 and back to bank 1. I know not the same for everyone but it does now help me not seeing all red and staying with my familiar color patterns somewhat. Maybe color personalization could be an option in future firmware updates if such a thing may be in demand
  6. This is brilliant since you can carry much more on your back safely keeping it light in front
  7. You have to be careful of knockoffs as mentioned here in other threads. I had several fujifilm failures where i gave up on them. I personally prefer the lectrosonics for the reliability but in a pinch i have found duracel makes one that is sold at battery stores when i needed some while on the road. All zmt’s and previously ssm’s
  8. osa

    Zaxcom Nova FAQ

    fingers crossed for mp3 and oasis support soon and one more - keyboard text entry
  9. osa

    Nova fw 1.66

    i am on it and loving it. Really stable for sure.
  10. Wow that is amazing to see. Unbelievable what’s pictured has evolved into. Its bitter sweet for sure
  11. osa

    Remin Kartmaster

    i made another rendition of a shelf system for my kartmaster. this is the 5th different setup i can now deploy. the top rig folds similar to factory version.
  12. osa

    Nova fw 1.66

    howy fixed iso attenuation with 1.68 https://jwsoundgroup.net/index.php?/topic/34730-nova-iso-attenuation-fixed-w-v168/
  13. After installing 1.66 and speaking with Howy about the particular issues i was having with iso attenuation, i believe we have determined it was partially fixed in 1.54 in that he designed it to be attenuation on single source iso tracks. for me and how i used attenuation on other zaxcom recorders, i was looking to attenuate outs assigned to tracks as well. also selected and unselected tracks to attenuate appeared to not be functioning correctly. he looked at my settings files this morn and mentioned revisiting nomad/maxx code. did not expect a file a few hours later. Howy is the real deal! here is v1.68 attached if anyone wants it. no facebook required for this fix either. amazing Nova_v1.68.zip
  14. osa

    Nova fw 1.66

    i reformatted my mirror card and this seemed to fix restoring my settings from CF card. so i can confirm "store to mirror card" works for an option Talked to Glenn and Howie just now and they are checking it out for me. sending my settings file to them now
  15. osa

    Nova fw 1.66

    Thx indeed i will call zaxcom tomorrow morning. When it comes to save and recall, do you know if you had success on any version to and from CF card? When I put in version 1.66 i restored to default to test everything. For me even though it acts like it’s working, recall from CF card did not recall my last sitting. Save did not give me any errors to CF card, and the files appear to be there appropriately on the card. I swore that on 1.50 it did restore from the card but I might have been mistaken
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