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About jgbsound

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    Audio Mixer at Deluxe Entertainmemt
  • Birthday 08/22/1962

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    Los Angeles
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    Music, Cooking and much laughter.
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    Post Audio Editor & Mixer and Film Score Composer by night. Currently work at Deluxe.

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  1. Ha! Thanks Dalton. Yeah, I know how the smart tool works. I use Pro Tools every day at work. My question is specifically about the grabber tool switching to this little sideways cupped hand. I wanted to know how to toggle it off, and also what it's for. I think this might be a new addition to the tool set because I don't remember seeing it before (I've been using PT since v7).
  2. Hey Everyone! So I noticed recently that when in Smart Tool mode, some times the Grabber tool (which is normally a 5 fingers outstretched hand) switches to what looks like a angled cupped hand? Does anyone know what this does AND ALSO how to turn it on/off? (mostly off). I noticed that when I click with that tool mode it draws a yellow line down into the region. I tried looking it up in the manual, and in online and can't seem to find anything related to it. Thanks! John
  3. Hello All, I am attempting to encode a 5.1 source track into a 5.1 AC3 surround matrix using Neyrinck's Dolby Digital 2 plugin in Protools. I am creating a blu-ray for festival submissions. I seem to have everything in the right place (I've tested it in Dolby Digital 2's preview and all the correct channels are playing back in the assigned channel). However, when I take it over to my home theater system which is 7.1, I've noticed that the surround channels (Ls/Rs) are playing out of the mid-room surrounds and NOT the back speakers as would just a 5.1 configuration. When I play a consumer surround disk, they seem to play back properly, just my disk seems to be wonky. I tried re-exporting with the EX bit extension but the disk still plays the same way. My question is this: Is there something in the encoding that I need to configure that might affect the distribution of the encoded channels? How do I get the disk to map the Ls/Rs to the rear channels? Thanks for any guidance you can give me! John
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    Audio waveform search and match in ProTools?

    I do have vocalign but have had mixed results. Also it’s not really designed for the search and replace function I was hoping for Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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    Audio waveform search and match in ProTools?

    Thanks Phillip, I agree it's gonna suck either way I slice it. All I really have to go on is the original name of the file. This was done properly and consistently so finding the actual ISO isn't an issue. It's the relentless searching I need to do in order to achieve this.
  6. Hello everyone, I'm working on an environmental documentary mix and the editor/director did not include all the audio feeds into the timeline edit and resulting AAF. So I am trying to reconstruct the edited version of audio and replace the Lav Feed with the Boom. So I have all the original source RAW interviews that were recorded on location copied onto Temp tracks in the project. Is there any way to "match" by waveforms in Pro Tools 12HD? This would be similar to the way PluralEyes and Premiere Pro matches audio by analyzing waveforms. Ideally, I'd like to pull up some sort of plugin window, select my "Source" sample, and then Select the 1 hour long "Target" and hit a FIND button and it would search through and highlight the matching waveform from that long interview so I could copy and paste into the timeline. Is there any function in ProTools that does this or am I wishing for something that doesn't exist? Thank you, John
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    Sony MDR 7506 coiled cable

    I did this to mine. Now, I can plug in any straight 3.5mm stereo cable into it. I use a 3.5mm/1/4" adapter. John
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    23.98 is just a rounded up. It's shorthand for 23.976
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    How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    Of course Trey. You're in the will. ;-) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    To: The Immoral Mr. Tees. I swear I wasn't bragging. Just trying to qualify myself for the soldering position. It was there at the gauge company that I truly learned to solder. It was the only job I could get at the time. I was 22 and a complete idiot. Now, I'm an idiot of a different sort. Sean, I was heavily berated by the tech support people over at IDX today. They had heard of what I was proposing and thought it madness. But I now have three dead batteries now (replacement cost would be about 600 bucks) and thought I might save some money by re-soldering new cells into these packs. It might be a fools errand I'll admit. :-)
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    How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    Speaking of Re-Cell-ing IDX batteries: I saw an earlier post on Jwsoundgroup that mentioned this very topic, on condition that you were handy with soldering your own stuff (which I happen to be -- one of my first jobs in the tech industry was soldering nuclear density gauges for asphalt --- don't ask, I was desperate for money). I remember reading an earlier post about re-celling IDX batteries using Panasonic battery cells? But after searching, I failed to find the post. Does anyone have any practical tips and LINKS to order replacement Panasonic lithium cell batteries for my attempt? I have three older batteries that need to be re-celled. Thank you for any help you can give me! John
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    How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    Glen, I'm not sure. I try to be careful with them but that could be a possibility. I think I may need to recell this one. I've been using it for 7 years now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    How hot do IDX NP-L7S batteries get when charging?

    Yeah I felt a few of the other batteries after they completed charging and they're barely warm. I think you're right. I'll retire this one. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Hey a random question for everybody? I'm charging my batteries for a shoot tomorrow and one of my NP style batteries, which is one of the oldest ones I have (initial charge date September 2010) , seem to be taking forever to charge. When I put my hand on it the battery, it was pretty damned hot. To be honest I don't really recall them ever getting this hot. I guess my question is: do lithium ion batteries get hot while they're charging? Thank you. I'll take my answer off the air. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk