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  1. Rick , Thank you. That was my first thought. -- I'm not sure I will buy or rent and I hate to ask people to do work for me when it distracts from what they already have on their menu. On the other hand, I have always had good experience dealing with Trew in TN, GA, and CA. Roger (I had a friend who called himself Planet O -- he's no longer with us tho...)
  2. I've got a personal project following trail of family ancestors in Ontario and Quebec. I've got frequency-agile wireless (Wisy-Com),. I have not shot in Canada for about ten years. (started my career working for CTV projects). Any advice on operating wireless within the law, and finding available frequencies in downtown Montreal and downtown Toronto? I haven't yet located a frequency-finder such as the Sennheiser site, but there must be one (?). Also any recommendations on audio rental in Montreal? Thanks, Roger Phenix
  3. THE single-battery transmitter presumably has a limiter but it has no menu option for limiter, so it can't be defeated. The dual battery version has limiter on and limiter off menu option. The maximum RF output on the single-battery version is 50mw while on my dual-battery transmitters it is 100 mw. There may be a higher-output version available. I don't have the latest firmware installed, so some of these details may have been changed with newer firmware.
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    Hi Douglas, Thank you! Well, I've heard it said, "The more I've worked with ______ the more I've come to respect him as a professional ...and the less I've come to respect him as a human being..., , My grandfather's mother - my great grandmother on my mother's side of the family-- -- was named Alzadia Tourtellot. (sp?) She died long before my mother married, possibly in the 1918-19 flue epidemic. I heard stories about her and have a few photographs. Her father's name was Amasa and the wedding took place in Providence. I sill try go upload one photo: bowling on h
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    I wonder whether people might have thoughts to share on the following? Today I got a call from a producer who needs to hire a "Sound Operator." to team up with their "Director of Photography". I've never previously been asked to be a sound operator. A couple of years ago, I was disqualified from a National Emmy Award nomination because the credit on the project was "Sound Recordist". Their board did not recognize this title, which I had not requested but the producer had insisted on using. The Emmy award department required a protest letter from the producer to let the nomina
  6. Received on Friday--certified letter from T-Mobile -- shot across the bow. Their website (www.howmobileworks.com/spectrum/) is thanking "ancillary equipment occupants of the 600MHz band" in advance for telling all their broadcast colleagues about the imperative to vacate their frequency allocations. t-Mobile.jpg.pdf t mobil website.pdf
  7. Apologies if this thread has already been started. Re: The quite useful Sennheiser website (for those who may travel to an unfamiliar city on short notice) that allows one to type in a zip code and find out what television stations are on the air in that locality: [http://sennheiser.us/freqfinder/index2.html] Up until two or three days ago, the range of frequencies listed started at channel 14 and ended at channel 52. As of this morning, the upper limit displayed is channel 36. They say their website is linked directly to FCC, so
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    Roger Moore

    today 5:23:17.pdf
  9. Jeff, Thank you for reinforcing this somber memory of times seemingly long past, the "Gilded Age" in which so-called leaders threw earnest pioneers and immigrants under the proverbial train on behalf of those who profited so much from the industry which depended on those same workers to keep the wheels turning. It's a moment when some can remember your father's insightful walk through the same neighborhoods of Chicago 82 years after the Haymarket "riot", with a 35mm camera filming another "riot" for which a number of people were later tried in court, and for equally inappropriate "crime
  10. THE LICENSE I HAVE EXPIRES 2023, AND LISTS (AMONG OTHERS) FREQUENCIES BETWEEN 494 AND 698 MHZ (EXCLUDING RADIO ASTRONOMY) . THERE PROBABLY HAS BEEN DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS-- DO WE HAVE INFO ON WHAT PROCESS WOULD BE ADOPTED TO CHANGE THE LICENSE APPLICABILITY IN THOSE FREQUENCIES WHICH WERE AUCTIONED OFF IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS? I.E., DOES FCC CALL FOR A NEW ROUND OF APPLICATIONS ? OR SEND AN AMENDED LICENSE, ETC.?
  11. We have had situations in which the 633 seemed to die completely, with the exception of the blue time code led continuing to blink. This is evidently not the situation you face. But it's worth keeping a note on this procedure from the manual in case you ever do have this problem. Sound Devices could not determine what had killed the entire functionality of the the 633 in question-- but forcing power off allowed the 633 to start up again and come back to life. -------------- Forcing Power Off (Optional) In the unlikely event you need to manually force a complete shutdown of the 63
  12. It's been mentioned in earlier posts that the Bulova Accutron watch served as the clock for early pilot tone generators, used for double system filming with 16mm cameras and Nagra III. The generators were handmade units (used by David Maysles, and others ). These contained Accutron watch movements encased inside a box with battery and transistor electronics to divide the tuning fork frequency to a 60 hz sine wave--no crystal. I worked with a cameraman who had a sound kit including one of these. The Accutron tuning fork was pitched somewhat higher than 60Hz--possibly 200 Hz or more. . I
  13. http://www.americanmovieco.com/lytro-camera-light-field-technology/?utm_source=Lytro+Camera%3A+The+End+of+Green+Screen&utm_campaign=Augmented+Reality+Hololens&utm_medium=email Has anyone seen evidence of this LYTRO technology in use? Even if it's a hoax, it's a good one. I see a possible breakthrough in sound using analagous technology. Are the much slower sound waves and their travel through the medium of air (or other media) different enough from the photon-composed waves of light to have no relevance here? It seems the signal-processing requirement could be less than the 40K
  14. IN 1969, I was walking past Advance Electronics on 46th St between 5th and 6th aves (?) and saw in the window a crinkle-finish maybe 4" in diameter seven foot long microphone with baffle-fins along the barrel lying among other electronic parts. I remember that it had a sennheiser marque and a slick sculpted look to it. I went in and asked about it and was told that it was used and had come from a baseball stadium across the East river. I asked for the price but nobody had figured out a price, or even if it was really going to be for sale, so they told me to come back another day. It was th
  15. Yes, that probably is tape you see. Your story about falling parts resonates. Not sure the camera tape would have totally secured it, but as I recall, that pop screen basket fit tightly on the microphone--but the foam teardrop sometimes would be missing and you'd wonder where it went! The gutted Nagra was a new part supplied by N.M.R.Inc. in NY from their parts list. The chassis-half at the time was under $100. The phenolic battery case with spring-loaded contacts, handle mounting hardware, and the stainless battery door were also purchased new, housed the power supply for the r
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