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    DPA 4017B Noise

    I have a 4017b that I had to send in for repair. my noise problem was something loose inside that was only noticeable during swinging boom versus stationary. They did repair under warranty but it took a while unfortunately. But i do love that mic and felt it was worth the wait. Your issue sounds in the same realm of possibility?
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    Improving my bag

    Almost always with DSLR’s you can manually input time code (i.e. set recorder tc to phone time, use phone for reference at camera) to at least be accurate within a few frames, as with fs7’s without tc back etc - but - doesnt help as much If they constantly switch between high speed. But with multicam intv’s etc it helps keep things close in the timelines
  3. +1 for audiopile i have had several snakes from them over the years, tons of trs to xlr and xlr cables still in use today after purchased long long time ago.
  4. This is all great info. I have been reading a lot of history. I didnt think mine was a knockoff when i received it but even better bill was able to confirm it is not. For me personally the price I paid plus the sentimental value coming from a good friend - to do the upgrades was well worth it to have hopefully a good quality Microphone now. But not a front line worker that’s for sure. Not intended to be used on a handheld boom if ever. This one came in a wooden cigar box with 10 DB pad and cardioid, supercardiod and Omni capsules.
  5. I am unfamiliar with these microphones but recently I was given one by a friend. I gave it a quick listen and it had some inherent noise interference inside of the mic itself as the capsule seem to be OK duplicating the same problem. I sent it to Bill Setler for repair as well as his premium upgrade that he offers. He Detected the problem and ended up replacing the solder board itself for what I would call a very modest repair fee. I think he even did the repair in the very same day he received it and it’s already on its way back to me. Curious if anyone here is actively using this microphone these days at any capacity, and possibly had the upgrade. I quickly learned this microphone has been around a while and discussed hear back through ramps. Even though I am handy with a soldering iron I decided against the repair myself and rather just pay someone who knows their stuff about this particular mic. I most likely will be using it as a plant mic here and there or part of a studio microphone kit.
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    TC arri mini

    the qbits worked for me as well previous, only upgraded recently as its nice to have visual feedback. But qbits are solid little boxes for these mini’s
  7. osa

    TC arri mini

    I 2nd this, on mini’s I personally only use jb-1’s strapped to the back of a zaxcom receiver and that seems to (so far) work solid on every mini I come in contact with
  8. With memtioning premier it got me going a different direction since ultimately i would love the same possibilities in pro tools, currently looking into this as an option: https://blog.simonsays.ai/avid-pro-tools-export-from-simon-says-and-import-directly-into-pro-tools-69b732991073
  9. That is a great idea. I told him you suggested that maybe it can be implemented and simplify things. Howy also mentioned we might be able to open the Settings files in a text editor And possibly access those R output settings. Might be a fix in the meantime at least for my headphone settings in particular
  10. per Howy this morn... "Yes once we added 16 tracks there was no room to put the rest of the output bus selections so they are mono. I was thinking of trying to make those output boxes contain a L,R,C instead of just an X."
  11. That all makes sense. My issue is i cant “uncheck” the right matrix at present so i think my way around might be to build new entries after my old ones and disable the old?
  12. This is great thank you. Mine was updated at the factory and i assume my presets loaded still tick those boxes but i cant see them at present. Also i should clarify i did check with howy first and waiting to hear back
  13. Any chance someone here might have an older nova firmware and might confirm for me if i am going crazy - wasnt there a right side 1/2/3/4 out previously? When i uncheck the L the R is still present in my headphones but i cant seem to access
  14. Thank you jim, this is great info! I will check it all out today -Ken
  15. Is there post tech available that allows word and phrase searching in audio files? My initial thought is the time consuming method of real time siri transcription etc. no transcripts done of this audio unfortunately.
  16. For me the ursa mini mounts and the ursa stickies have been my go to lately for almost everything and attached to clothing. I think once since march i attached to skin on professional talent.
  17. I got my mitts on the sgs zmt metal spring clips and for me personally they are the best solution i have found for my particular needs addressed above. My only hangups are the metal edges although machined smooth they look prone to creating discomfort for talent if pressing against skin sitting down etc. and also that set screw will be lost first use on talent i just know it from experience with similar setup on the lectro blue metal clips. My way around the set screw is 2x layers black gaff tape and its a similar pressure mount to the sgs plastic clips so i could pull the screw out all together. The only creative workaround i could come up with to make these zmt metal spring clips closer to perfection would be to place the zmt upright and backwards with the screen facing the metal... would have to rely on remote control for changes BUT allows access to battery door and an allen wrench lock tight set screw could be used to lock the trx to the clip.
  18. it's a "prada brace" coined by a camera op i work with who cant take the heat of my stylish bags i keep showing up with. these bags below can be found on amazon etc with various colors and some custom mod'ing and you will be on your way. when it comes to portabrace i think they are 25 for the bag and 95 for them to stitch on the label - go Rado's route instead starting with the link below... https://www.amazon.com/Condor-Deployment-Bag-Black-5-5-Inch/dp/B003W96GG8/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=condor+bag+small&qid=1601825920&sr=8-1
  19. These condor bags are the best $25 ever spent. I just added betzo bowties they attach perfectly to the loops at the sides of the bag. Definitely a positive improvement thus far
  20. osa

    TC arri mini

    Also did you possibly try a dif tc box? With Mini’s I recall trying multiple manufacturers before finding one that sticks even when a particular one worked prior
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    URX100 reception

    That might be it, just the different housing alone on the urx with all that camera spray. If I get a chance to run my double antenna test I will also play with articulating arm’ing the urx away from the camera a bit.
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    URX100 reception

    None - my test was on 2x sony fs7’s with cabled returns for testing purposes. I know many unmentionable rf factors could be at play in any given situation so who knows. I also - again know this is not what it was designed for - did a side by side with a qrx200 at my recorder. I recorded both tuned to same freq. I was toying with using urx’s in a pinch for extra talent receivers. The urx worked better than i expected in that test maybe 80-90%, audible digital artifacts that i heard were very slight and could be usable in a recording emergency? This urx product is very versatile in that respect
  23. that lock release has been an issue for me several times and i cant pin it to particular brand. I myself would never touch that slider but i know its standard practice for DIT to write protect. It gets loose and before you know it just inserting the card goes into write protect rendering the card useless unfortunately...unless there is a fix?
  24. This is amazing. I think the tap were ahead of their time
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    URX100 reception

    understood. i failed to mention this last comparison was at relatively closer ranges. but getting close is all i care as its usually in the case of 2nd/3rd cam stuff etc. i will give it a shot with a modded audio cable and add an antenna and see how it works
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