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Everything posted by afewmoreyears

  1. It's no hassle at all, and a real rarity I need to do it...
  2. I run a 6 ch XLR snake out and place my venue 2 on a stand close to set, with my antennas on it as well.. Has worked well for years.... I would much rather run the RX closer than run antenna coax. I have AC on the snake as well... Never a problem.
  3. No worries Daniel, but.... Hitting a corner at even a few MPH you can hit a patch of sand or gravel and go down ...on your head... You can take all the training you want and that happens... Over 50 years of Off road racing and bike riding and I have done it quite a few times... It goes with the sport... any 2 wheel sport... It just happens..
  4. Utter Bulls&%$.... bad analogy... Superficial damage to the soft tissue....WHAT!! What about a skull fracture buddy!! I have personally seen Bike helmets save both my skull and the skulls of both my small children multiple times... I have seen their heads bash the concrete hard enough to fracture their skulls, but did not because of their helmets... same as myself, I too have hit the concrete so hard with my head that without my helmet, I would of possibly been dead... If Concussion is the result so be it, but we're not tossing away the helmets anytime soon ... Just wear the mask the best you and your family can... It's the LEAST we can all do....
  5. "I've never considered the CS-M1 to be a shotgun mic. At best it's a sawed off shotgun, but that's illegal in the states." As long as you don't go below 18", your good to go.....LOL
  6. I would think that if regular soap and water is good enough to break down the virus from our hands, the same is true for our lavs and gear, a gentle wipe down with a soap and water solution should be fine. I will not be using alcohol on my Lav wires or gear for obvious reasons. Non electronic items, maybe... but not the units or lavs themselves. Comtek pouches I use will get a alcohol wipe down, people should bring their own headsets until and when this blows over.
  7. Like this...? Ahoy Humbuk!! (My whole family is in Prostejov CZ) ..
  8. IMHO, production should go back to traditional filming.... a boom!!! Wide with a scratch track and a Medium and Close-up... if need be a Medium and Close-up at the same time.... Forget Laving till this is over... ADR the rest...
  9. I really don't see things changing, other than the boom op maybe wearing a mask for a while. We almost always wire everybody. Sometimes for our convenience for when we get screwed with shadows or changes in frame that may not of been part of their original plan... They are already done... many times we run them in the background even when booming... Would I like a return to single camera style of shooting? sure, but that's not going to be the reality... 3 cameras, or 2 shooting wide and tight will again be the norm dictated by time ..
  10. I only want me to have the critical listening on set...everyone else can hear content on Comteks... NEVER a comment or complaint in decades... When they stop leaving them in the gutter and under bushes, I'll reconsider..
  11. Goodness, so sad..... big loss... he had so much to contribute. My condolences to his family.
  12. I have tortured my mini USB power input socket... No issues after a few years.
  13. Get your "Booked" and on "HOLD" in an email! NOT just in a phone call. You may want to reference it later...
  14. Almost 40 years of experience doing it, and it will still get your goat periodically. Experience is the solution, and only most of the time. Much of the time the clothing is actually active and you can hear the noise through a boom mic. Mounting tips at that point only help so much.... A great deal of what you hear through cans is minimized through a speaker somewhat. I am sometimes surprised. There is no BEST, only what works for your problem in front of you at that moment. There are so many options, you have to size up your situation, and through experience of knowing what works, pull out that solution and go to work. If you do a search, you can read a lot on this subject. Study, think and experiment...
  15. I have used them for years, seldom an issue, I have a ton of them... As for the finish, mine have been good, but I don't use the clips.. who cares, the mikes in my case are always hidden.. If you use the clips, open the clamp before forcing the mic inside the loop.. that should help the scratching issue.. Too much grabbing the mic plug at the point of cable /connector will cause failure over time.. Always grab ONLY the mic PLUG!
  16. The battery situation jumps out at me... Unless you metered the batteries, and they are in fact good, that may be your problem.. Just enough power to partially boot, but not enough for a full boot up. Meter the battery, try EXT power or Use a battery you KNOW is ready to go.. before doing anything drastic..
  17. Since Mony left as the repair tech, things have never recovered concerning Sanken repairs...
  18. Just know not to bury your lavs .. I like my 7506s...
  19. Still one of my favorite albums.... wonderful..
  20. Another take in the line with an added PU... Does the trick and nobody is confused.... all serious notes should be with the script supervisor. The mixer adding a PU on their notes will aid the process.. With TC and notes, everyone gets it.. at least they should.
  21. I had a 788 shut down a few times in downtown LA while in a process trailer... it was about 108... but really hot in the cab...Not a pleasant situation.. Man that machine was so hot you could barely touch it. I also had one shut down at Dumont dunes... it was about 115 .. I think even hotter and that was at 19:30.. I agree with Philip, my 6 series machines in the really hot weather seem to do much better, never had a problem in some of the same situations... Also agree that the 833 is a busy box, a lot going on... I guess busy has it's price..
  22. Granted, but where we work that amount of heat is No Bueno...
  23. The heat is bad news for us folks in already high heat areas, me Arizona and Southern California where the outside temp can start at well over 100 degrees on a moderate day.. I hated my 788 cooking as well as my 744 back in the day. This may be a deal breaker for me.. if it's cooking in Switzerland, we're pretty much toast in Arizona...LOL I never have heat issues at all with my 633/688 rigs.. cool man cool.. Henrimic said... "On the other hand, what worries me a little is the heat released by the device. After a while, it becomes almost impossible to hold hands on the frame as it is so hot." Really!!!?
  24. A consistent one frame offset should not be an issue... Looks like the editors were trying to make more money..
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