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Everything posted by BAB414

  1. Ludicrous. I had a handful of sankens break on my last show alone (actors' fault mostly).
  2. When I ordered the ultraflex from Field Components, I had them build the whole cable for me. Not sure what connectors they use but haven't had problems with them.
  3. What's "Call Before You Dig"? from the Gotham list
  4. I use the PSC. One in the bag and one on the cart. No complaints, except the antenna power switch broke on one of them. Still works, just part of the plastic snapped off.
  5. https://www.adorama.com/psmcarshe04.html
  6. Matt, I've been waiting for this so I can replace my PSC upright cart (my follow cart) with something smaller and lighter. As you're developing a folding side shelf, one issue I have with the PSC model is that wacky arm that sticks out to support it. Since it's one solid piece, it's impossible to store it anywhere when not in use. It could have used a hinge or just have been modular and in 2 separate pieces. I hope your design overcomes this issue. Looking forward to see what you come up with!
  7. That is cool. I forgot about that.
  8. For the MM1 people out there - how do you route everything on the boom op side so that they can hear the slate mic/the mix? Aren't they just hearing the boom off the preamp?
  9. BAB414


    Yeah, all those direct out cables add a lot of weight too in addition to the batteries.
  10. I have a love-hate relationship with Nolan. I love Memento, Prestige, Dark Knight, and thought Inception, Interstellar, Dark Knight Rises were misses. He certainly is a genius, but Tenet (his absolute worst film in my opinion) has other MAJOR issues not related to the sound mix. I'm shocked and disappointed about his seeming lack of understanding about the sound mix in general. He calls the audience "conservative". How does he not understand one of the oldest cliches about filmmaking: you can do almost anything you want to the picture, but the sound has to be solid or else you're watching something akin to student film/youtube video (or something like that). He only seems to just be learning that now. Maybe it's a product of being at his level, surrounded by yes-men, but besides the Mumblecore movement, I have not seen this kind of issue with any other filmmakers. Edit: Let me add - In an early interview with him, he talks about production sound and ponders why more sound mixers don't use the "4-1-6" microphone so he clearly has opinions about how sound is captured and thinks he knows it all (though he probably does know more than the average Joe). There's stories about him telling the Dark Knight Rises team where to put the lav to capture Bane's voice from behind the mask. Didn't work out so well. I've also heard he fired the production mixer on one of his movies.
  11. I'm wondering if night and day is the difference between useable and unusable dialogue because I've been rocking HMa's since they came out with no issues and know a bunch of other mixers who use HMa/HM/UH400a's as well with no preamp in between.
  12. BAB414

    Sound carts

    Same company - http://www.soundcart.tv/ I got a MiniCart from them and love it. These carts are not made to order (though I think you can get some bespoke specs if needed) but they are designed to be modular so you can set them up exactly how you want .
  13. I have these filters and when using them together with my 3dB pads, I have seen definite improvement of my RF system overall.
  14. I have the ALP620s on my cart that are great and I have powered PSC UA874's that I was remoting until recently. We figured out the hard way that if the UA gets tilted up or down, we get crazy interference. Can't speak to the specific model OP posted about.
  15. Anyone with first hand experience with these guys?
  16. Thanks for sharing. That is wild. Never seen the pyramid before. Do you happen to know if the SRb's are as susceptible?
  17. Yeah, I'm just wondering if the proximity of the 744 to the Venue2 itself might be causing problems. The 744 is on top of the 664, which is on top of the Venue.
  18. Thanks for this. Very good to know. NYC is super tricky.
  19. Where did you get this chart? If I had to only go with the small bands that are "Available for Wireless Mics" I wouldn't have much of anything. Yes, I do at times transmit in or near the public safety stuff, though I try not to go so low. Still, seems like there's not a lot of clean stuff...anywhere. You're probably right about the repack. Yesterday I tried scanning with my recorders on and off and saw very little (if any) difference. However, I put some 470-614 filters in and started to find a few areas with seemingly no noise floor and experienced no issues. Sometimes I'll run 100 feet of Ultraflex 240 to active antennas and still have similar issues I described earlier so I don't think it's the passive fins or the 10 foot cable. Obviously, there are always Walkies, Iris transmitters, teradeks, follow focus and HMEs in addition to shooting on a stage near 5 other shows so it very well might not be a problem with the gear at all. Just congestion. Still, I'd like to increase performance and the filters seem to be a good start. Thanks Philip. I just bought some of the cloth. Is it supposed to act as a barrier between the receivers and the RF Sprayer or should you just wrap the culprit device in it? Or just the receivers? Thanks Karl - Just ordered x2 -3dB attenuators. Moving forward, I'll have the attenuators and filters in line. If I'm still having problems, I'll try to separate the 664/744 about an inch away from the Venue2 and put the RF cloth in. Thanks everyone for your help. Even with the antennas remoted, can the SD RF spray still mess with the Venue2 if it's touching or right next to it?
  20. Reviving this thread. On my cart I have 2 ALP 620 shark fins 10 feet in the air feeding a Venue2 with VRT2's, using a combo of SMQV's and wideband transmitters. I operate in A band and block 21. I work in NY and I haven't had too many unusual RF problems over the past few years. Now that I'm back to work, I'm noticing a lot of RF problems that just shouldn't be there. Signal that falls below full (down to 60% at times) when I have line of sight to the transmitters and some fuzz/snow/pops and it's been more than a little frustrating. My utility and I are constantly troubleshooting and trying to follow best practices. It occurred to me yesterday that maybe I'm getting RF spray from my 664 and 744 which sit directly above the Venue2. Is this a possibility or do the shark fins being up high circumvent that? And does anyone have access to any charts/specs on the SD rf spray? They've taken down their page on the 744 spray, I'm guessing years ago. Why would they do that?: https://www.sounddevices.com/notes/recorders/7-series-rf/ Thanks, Ben
  21. Should I be terminating unused ports in an active splitter to minimize loss?
  22. This is the receiver I've been waiting for. Thank you so much Lectro. Interested in pricing!
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