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  1. A quick anecdote: I recently did a reshoot for a film using two Red Heliums (they said the 8K was mandatory). The fans, even at their lowest settings, made everything on the booms unusable. Once that was clear to everyone and they decided to max out the fans anyway, the cameras were still overheating and would cut after about 8 minutes, not long enough for the takes we were doing. They had to bring the cameras outside the stage to cool down. Anyone ever hear of anything like this with the Helium? Camera department tried everything to no avail.
  2. If they won't wear an industry standard transmitter on their body, they can just go ahead and loop it.
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    Red Helium Fan

    Thanks very much. I'll be sure to refer to this in the future!
  4. Hey all, I've searched all the usual suspects. Does anyone make a 1ru (or any rackmount size) 4-8 channel LINE LEVEL splitter with XLR ins and outs? I want it for redundancy recording to a second recorder on the cart. The closest I've found is either mic level only or with special phoenix connectors for the outputs. Best, Ben
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    Searching for a splitter

    That's what I've been doing actually but I like the idea of redundant isos from the receivers instead of the mixer/recorder. Never know when it can save you. Matt Mayer, thanks for the suggestion. I'm surprised what I'm looking for isn't more ubiquitous in our world. This looks promising. I checked with Crimson and theirs is mic level but could be attempted with line level like Doug's Art S8. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Searching for a splitter

    Thanks a bunch for this. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Searching for a splitter

    Thank you. Something I didn't know. Much appreciated. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Searching for a splitter

    If you know of one that fits the description in my original post and is available today, please point me in the right direction. I'm only finding mic level or phoenix connectors on anything with more than one channel. Thank you. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Searching for a splitter

    Please don't think I haven't tried that. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Searching for a splitter

    Thanks Eric. There website is awful but I did send them an email. Surely they are not the only company making something like this. And it's not available yet anyway. Any other products people are currently using? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Searching for a splitter

    Thanks Mike. I saw this. There's not enough info online to tell me if it's line level or not. Wondering if anyone else makes something similar in the mean time. Best, Ben Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    I find it a little strange that so many people think SD has to come out with something new. While that would have been very exciting for me, the 6 series is more than capable of handling all the cart-based narrative work that I do. It certainly has its limitations, track count being one of them if you need more than 12 sources which is rare for many, but not all of us. If you need more tracks and you're dedicated to SD, then get a 970 or one of the other Pix recorders. I know it's not just track count though. My 664 is my primary recorder and while it gets the job done, I wish I had more outputs and auxes and routing options. I wish my slate mic could go to the comteks without being recorded in the mix track but also without using X1 or X2. I wish they would fix some of the CL-12 bugs that I've emailed them about many months ago and I wish they would take my advice and change a few things in the firmware so that if you're using a CL-12, you NEVER have to touch the machine to access/change something in the menu or confirm a new entry of a track name, etc. And one of the biggest gripes I've seen from others, that you can't control the trims on on the control surface - yeah I guess it's a little inconvenient but I've actually gotten used to it. I would hate to see SD come out with something mediocre just for the sake of it. They're a fantastic company and they have not forgotten about their pro user base. They will release a new machine for us when it's ready.
  13. I for one am happy about it Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Sound Devices recorders - which way to go?

    Wait for NAB Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Alexa Mini TC sync

    I've been making a fool of myself amongst the ACs on the last few jobs trying the JAM SYNC option with the Mini. The TC will read but it will keep flashing 9 times out of 10. Sometimes even an error message will appear saying the camera cannot jam to the external signal or that the signal is not valid (can't remember the exact wording). What is the jam sync option for and what option should I be using for sync from an external box? The most recent crew says to stick with REGEN. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    The "Best client/producer/agency quotes" thread

    "Why can't we just put a mic on the camera?" This was for vocals on a windy, snowy beach, camera wrapped in plastic. Alexa mini with line level inputs only. They originally wanted to shoot 65mm. It was just like that Sound Mixer Hell video Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Lectro SRc field reports?

    With this update, is there any added benefit to getting the units re-boarded? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Lectro SRc field reports?

    Does this only affect "SmartTune" or the "Scan" function as well? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  19. Excellent Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  20. Any updates from Lectro? Have they solved the issues?
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    Another make-an-actor-say-anthing app

    I stand corrected. Thanks for the info. Very interesting stuff. A colleague of mine believes this technology will be used to recreate noisy/scratchy/unusable dialogue in post. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Another make-an-actor-say-anthing app

    Still no way to program subtext/sarcasm/inflection/intention...yet Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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    Lectro SRc field reports?

    That's so weird. I thought past a certain serial number, the SRCs were certified to be good. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  24. In my bag I have an SRc in band A and 2 block 21 SRb's. If I wanted to run everything through an RF distro like the PSC RF MULTI SMA, which sized whips could be used for best performance for all blocks involved? (470, 19, 20, 21) Thanks, Ben Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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