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  1. Johnny Karlsson

    Black Friday Sales 2018.

    Amazon is having a "Deal of the day" on Pelican cases today.
  2. Johnny Karlsson

    Walkie interference with PSC RF Six Packs

    There is a known issue with some SRCs getting interference from out-of-band frequencies from Walkies. There are threads on this forum discussing it. I had similar problems with one (just like your's in B Band) sent it in into the mothership, and they gave it an overhaul under warranty. Contact Lectro, they will get you sorted.
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    Help with Comtek PR-216 vs PR-216 CH5/6

    Similarly, I thought I had scored a great deal on a Base Station on eBay - it had the face plate that said "216 MHz". When it arrived and I switched it on, turned out it was a TV5/6 unit. At some point, the face plate had been swapped/replaced by someone. In this case, the seller accepted a return for a full refund. I agree a lot of Comtek eBay listings seem to be from people who don't really know anything much about them. Maybe try to contact your seller and see if they would accept a return (Most sellers really like good feedback).
  4. Johnny Karlsson

    Red Gemini Time Code Input

    That’s a good one... but check this out - arrows !!
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    Red Gemini Time Code Input

    That is a false statement. Maybe with a Wooden Camera box, it could have a BNC TC input. A quick glance at the manual reveals that RED also has a variety of modules of their own available: "NOTE: Inputting timecode requires a DSMC2 Base Expander, DSMC2 V-Lock I/O Expander, DSMC2 Jetpack Expander, DSMC2 Jetpack-SDI Expander, or DSMC2 REDVOLT Expander. For more information, go to "Input/Output Connectors" on page 206." --- EDIT: In addition, I would personally never jam any RED camera, walk away and expect it to hold timecode any better than a wet paper bag. Lock Box needs to ride on camera all day.
  6. Johnny Karlsson

    COS-11D Rewired to Lectrosonic TA5F Person Recommendation

    +1 for Mark at LSC.
  7. Johnny Karlsson

    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

    That show, I was booming for another mixer, and it was his mics... If I remember correctly, we used a Cinela mount and *I think* a Rycote INV-Lite 19 - the one with the "lever" that attaches only on one side. Since the 18 only got used indoors, it only had it's own foam on. With the 4017C, I recall the foam worked surprisingly well, even for exteriors. We added the Bubblebee Spacer Bubble with fur when the wind picked up a bit.
  8. Johnny Karlsson

    LM transmitter question

    Start here: https://www.lectrosonics.com
  9. Johnny Karlsson

    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

    I boomed a show last summer with the C preamp. Mostly with the 4017, some of it with the 4018. With proper wind protection/shock mount and somewhat decent handling technique, it was no problem. Yes, and that's what I meant by "usually". In situations like these, it does come in handy to have it. - I could be wrong here, but this may not be as big of a problem with the DPA 4017C, since it can take a massive amount of SPL (146 dB).
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    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

    As with everything else, this comes down to personal preferences, but I usually don’t use the high pass on mics anyway. Most mixers have this feature built in before hitting the pre-amp. I prefer to do it at the mixer stage, since I listen and determine what is or isn’t needed, and (at least with SD) it’s variable and therefore gives me more options.
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    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

  12. Johnny Karlsson

    K-Tek KBAC1 boom pole clip.

    Here's a lightweight / low cost solution. It works universally with any bag or harness that has a D-ring....just wrap one of these around the pole right next to the first collar.
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  14. Johnny Karlsson

    NYTimes sound backgrounds from around world

    Thanks, Jay! Really enjoyed this.
  15. Johnny Karlsson

    688 Frozen at Splash Screen

    I would never recommend “rolling back” firmware. If anything newer firmware will have squashed bugs from earlier versions. I would rather try re-applying the latest one. Also, even if the cards are on the approved list, they could still possibly have issues. Crap happens. Personally, I reformat all cards before every work day (after backing up, of course). Maybe try with one of the cards in the recorder at a time to eliminate which one (if any) has a problem.... Best advice of all would be to contact Sound Devices directly and talk to one of their tech support people. They are great.