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  1. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/crewmember-dies-after-fall-on-set-of-upcoming-mister-rogers-movie_us_5bbf6a5de4b01a01d6884fae Really sorry to read this... My condolences to his fellow crewmembers and of course his family.
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    What is your spare recorder

    688 to back up my 688... then 633 bag rig, Mix pre 3 bag rig...
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    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    That makes perfect sense...
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    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    Maybe consider a hybrid system..? If the fully digital system makes noise..
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    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    Wow, either my wireless Lectro systems sound really good or... A: I am getting too old for this and don't hear the artifacts that are being described... My ears are shot.. B: I'm looking for fat audio of what I am trying to record and am simply happy with what I'm getting.. C: My sets are too noisy to hear that level of background noise D: Everyones full of crap...LOL Set up of system, Placement of mics, set noise, mic choice and other factors are far more important to me... Any noise I hear, which is so minimal I am happy to trade off for being bailed out by my wireless systems. It's simply the cost of using it.. For me that is a cheap trade off...I'll take it all day long... For the record, I have never heard back from any post regarding any noise on any of my wireless systems going back many many years... I am very happy with the audio I get out of these systems... Digital or not.. I think were splitting hairs here.. Remember, our use of wireless is to normally bail out PRODUCTION for their style of shooting... It's the tools we have to do that... If they (Units) hiss or moan .... not our fault, it's theirs for shooting with 4 cameras wide and tight... They are lucky as far as I'm concerned.
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    Lavs for ties

    This.... All of it...
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    PD6 with CF card and a partition reader program - it works now!

    Can't hurt as a project or simply for some fun tinkering, thats for sure... I owned the HHB and both the PD6 and PD606... None of my machines ever failed me.. I liked them all... But to be on a back up, with a client who's paying for quality audio with no problems or issues, and then having your backup for any reason fail to perform would be deadly... The shear age of those units does funny things.. a lot of moving parts... Why would you someone want to go there... To each their own for sure, and there is a possibility of your modern backup taking a shit.... but that chance I believe is much less. At the new price points for a used 788/633/Mix pre 3 or 6 or 10... I would definitely go that route guarding my own reputation.
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    PD6 with CF card and a partition reader program - it works now!

    As much as I liked the machines during their time, at this point, I would advise getting any number of newer more modern machines on the market for reasonable amounts of money to keep as a back up.. Just saying..
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    COS-11D or DPA 6060

    Sound aside... (not specifically for this actual 6060) how big is the actual mic.... how big is the cable... waterproof..resistant.. how strong.. will it crack over time...will it need "olive oil" to survive.. can it be repaired if a break at the mic end occurs.. price.. sensitivity.. how active is the cable near the mic.. and most likely a bunch of technical details as well.. There are actually a bunch of things to consider when adding new lavs... They all bring a little something to the table.. only the buyer can sift through the differences, and listen to the sound to really decide what fits the bill for the mic your looking for.
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    New Zoom H3-VR Recorder mic combo..

    Looks interesting.... strange, but interesting tool.. Can't beat the price... $349 US Such a low price makes me a bit skeptical.. https://www.zoom-na.com/products/field-video-recording/field-recording/zoom-h3-vr-handy-recorder
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    Malfunction of repaired COS-11

    Might want to check... the guy that used to do it there moved on... Dont know if he was replaced...
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    Hows this for close to trouble ?

    I worked recently 1500 ft. or so from the huge Transmitter antenna array on top of Mt. Wilson overlooking the entire city of Los Angeles. We shot at the Observatory seen in the photo, inside and out. 25 TV stations and 22 FM stations broadcast from there.. Thousands of watts... I was told by many "experts" that it was doubtful that any of our RF gear would work... including an engineer from one of the stations who works up there I spoke with before we shot... I went hoping for the best and expecting the worst. I was ready for hardwire hell 10 ways...I thought my Comteks stood a chance, but my wireless might be gone... I was wrong... Everything worked perfectly... I do owe a "great job" to my Venue 2 and wireless designer system to really fight through the chaff to find some holes in the abuse and find some open channels to work on... Comteks worked fine... both lettered channels (72Mhz) and 216s... Go figure... It really goes to show that you never really know until you fire up the gear and see what works... Can't say enough about that system.. Photo is the backside of the array.... WAY more antennas when seen from the front, south side of the mountain..
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    Hows this for close to trouble ?

    Call boxes hunh... interesting... Something to keep in mind.. We did have to change channels on our 216 trans for the first time in many years.. Believe me, I'm glad it worked out too... Hope your well Robert!!
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    New Zoom H3-VR Recorder mic combo..

    What will put us out of business is the non charging of proper rates for normal equipment packages.. not the VR mic/recorder combo...
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    New Zoom H3-VR Recorder mic combo..

    More often than not, you get what you pay for.. I almost for once wish it was more.. Any less and I'd buy one for my kids to play with....LOL In other words, it may be worth only $349.. If anyone grabs one, let us know how it works .I did see a video from a user, he seemed to think it was ok.. like I said, interesting..
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    Border Microphone / Bodge job

    Yes of course.... we keep a few on hand and use them regularly...
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    688 Frozen at Splash Screen

    When you pull the int. batteries...? wait a couple minutes... re load batts, plug back whatever else powers the unit and restart.. It works for me on that rare freeze on startup, I have never had the unit freeze during use. Maybe reload a new firmware if nothing else works. That will get you back to square one. Save your set up of course..
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    New iPower 9V alternative from Tenergy

    I have in rotation ipower 520s from 2014..2015..and a bunch of 2017 - 700s... I have had only 2 or 3 failures in years. I opted to try to phase out older ones before they went bad.. I have like 15 -2013s that still work fine.. I simply keep them charged when not in use.. pull them from power, then recharge them night before we shoot.. I use colored dots to help me at a glance know which are the 700s, which are newer, and which are older.. sometimes it matters.
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    NEW Mozegear TC Generator Kit $199

    I couldn't be happier with the Qbit XL... Almost exactly the same.. I believe the prototype for this package. Camera people LOVE IT... me too. ZERO issues....It just works... I have been using one for almost a year now... super durable. It has become the go to sync box in my kit... I never worry about it nor need to check to see if it works or drifts.. To date, it has never let me down. Super solid kit. I have gone two long days on the charge with no issues... could go more but I always charge it with my other rechargeables. Cant beat the cost... Laurie and the nice folks there are top notch as well. WIN,WIN,WIN..
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    Rates, rates, rates

    For the life of me, and I have said this a hundred times.... why is it that plumbers and electricians you call to repair a problem at home can all be in lock step, or super close price wise to each other, fighting to hold the line...and our industry is filled with desperate self serving fools. Try it and see... call 5 plumbers, they are all almost the same price.. and, a good hourly to boot.. Us?... we look like a bunch of absolute idiots fighting over scraps.. killing each other.
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    Rates, rates, rates

    As an LA mixer, I would not go out for $500 for me alone, forget about the gear... I strongly feel that anybody that does do this on a normal basis (we all have long time clients that pay very well but sometimes will ask a favor) is killing our industry job by job.... This is exactly why we find ourselves even talking about this... AGAIN!! You would be responsible for the decline in our rates and the destruction of the same industry you are trying to be a part of... just plain stupid, selfish and self serving.
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    Comtek BST-25/216 on battery power?

    I have used a ton of various 12 volt batteries on my BST 25/50s... Never a problem... Plug in a 4pin cable into any one of my belt or block batteries and off it goes.. Sorry on the no spec info Johnny, it just works..
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    So, antenna issues with 941

    So much for that ... LOL
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    New wireless TX deviation rules October '18

    Dean, Venue 2?? Should have no issues correct... Transmitter only situation, correct..? All my new SMWBs should also be fine..? Thanks..