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  1. Looking for advice on a long shotgun. I’m currently on a basketball doc and I can’t mic the coach but I need to get his dialogue during practice. Mkh70? Anything better? Just need to pull him closer....
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    DPA 4017B Noise

    I've had two B preamps and both went back for repairs for weird low level noise. I gave up. Switched to the C. No problems.
  3. I mic people up all the time while wearing my gear. It’s pretty much whatever works in the verite documentary world. You only get what you get.
  4. I literally have a pouch labeled “Oh Shit!” In my case with a duplicate of almost every cable I regularly use.
  5. It works. I certainly do get increased range - and many less complaints from IFB users. 🙂
  6. https://shop.hak5.org/products/long-range-wifi-kit
  7. Update - these might just be busted mics. I plugged them right into my Maxx and got the same result. Crackles and pops.
  8. Have an odd one.... Trying to power an Earthworks Periscope mic with a PSC pH48 supply and then go to a zaxcom Transmitter. Not working. What’s the output amperage of the PSC? Too low? Can’t find that out. The Periscope needs 10ma and 48v. Not a film job.... 😂 -Avi
  9. After 2 seasons of high school football, I need this. 😂 azw
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    Qifb Issue

    Just to close the loop- I luckily caught Glenn in the office (Sunday!) and he walked me through the unit. Looks like it needs to go back for hardware repair. IFB board might have failed. Thank you, Glenn!
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    Qifb Issue

    One screw won’t come out.... when it does Do you just open it in half?
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    Qifb Issue

    Copy that, Jose. One other thing, now when I press down to get the other menus - instead of the IFB menus I get ‘Channel Presets’ and then ‘Factory Menu’ - both of which I see no documentation for.
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    Qifb Issue

    My Qrx100 QIFB just lost all QIFB functionality. Mid-shoot. Receiver works fine but zero IFB now, zero zaxnet control. Updated firmware after wrap but still no IFB menu at all. I’m in a bind. Any ideas other than the ifb board just gave up the ghost? Any rental houses used in New Orleans (I’m landing in the evening) that can help fill the gap with an ifb100 or ifb200? Planning to call Zaxcom monday morning. Help! Avi
  14. The orca works great. Been using for years. Highly recommend. Been very very wet and it’s protected the bag every time.
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    Ursa Strap

    Been trying to get some waist straps but was it's told that Ursa cannot sell them in the US due to legal issues with Neopax. I have the chest straps and they work very well. Can anyone confirm and/or get a bead on where to get waist straps in the US?
  16. Picking this up again. I'm on a football doc series and could definitely use more zaxnet range on game days. Is this still the best simple solution for now?
  17. External mix8 support for the Maxx.
  18. Any good A2s in Charleston? Needed 8/18 and 8/25. Documentary series. Send along to me: azw@loopfilmworks.com
  19. Will this cleaning technique work with a COS-11?
  20. Hey K-Tek: I bought two of the ERX holders with the velcro and 1/4-20 inserts. I have to say, they do not perform as well as I had hoped. 1. Velcro is soft side. Every camera I encounter has soft side on them - in general anything sticking to the camera (TC, IFB) needs to have HARD SIDE velcro on them. Can this be changed? It's unusable as-is this way. 2. The 1/4-20 insert moves around a lot. It is not "solid" - you can rotate the case, so when it is attached to the mount, it still moves back and forth. I think I need to tape it down or something.... Not what I had hoped for. Any suggestions on how to make this better? Avi
  21. I have to leave early on a documentary shoot and production would like to book a solid local mixer for an interview on 5/11. Not sure of there's any verite involved but my sense is that it is just an interview. Interview is critical to the production, they are very selective, as it involves a wrongful conviction case. Email me and I will put in touch with production. azw@loopfilmworks.com
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    Single earphone

    A cameraman friend of mine was asking me for a recommendation on a quality single earphone for him to use while shooting - for monitoring. He does mostly verite doc work. Anyone got a recommendation?
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    Lectro Nano

  24. In the verite doc world I get the camera all the time. At the the start of any day I hook up the timecode and any hops, I set the levels, and it all happens pretty quickly.
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