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  1. Rotten: " it might - might - be another soundie " though it does sound a bit of an inside job.... by your thinking, said "soundie" would have perhaps wanted to keep some or all of them, or fenced them through some other, better paying channel...
  2. joe: " Anyone else having this problem? " what do you care..? YOU are having a problem, and on Monday you should call the manufacturer (as JN suggested!) " Is Denecke starting to cheap out on their parts or something? " I doubt it " Or maybe they got a bad shipment of switches? " maybe, it is a possibility
  3. HJ: " Could this be done to that as well? " probably
  4. sorry about the very short notice.... I just got this and suspect some of the less experienced folks posting really basic questions recently, among others, might be interested and...There will be a replay!: Hey , Just a reminder for you to jump online at 11am Pacific and 2pm Easter TODAY (6 Dec) for a totally free live (to tape) webcast of yours truly doing a full run through of a whole bunch of reality sound gear. Here's where you can register for the free training session: https://www.prostudiolive.com/upcoming-events/19 A few weeks back I made a trip to sunny San Diego, CA, to film this training session for my friends at ProStudioLive.com. It was a blast! Plus, I got to have an old reality tv crew friend, Warren Wolfe join me in the training to add his own perspective on some of this stuff. So don't miss it, it's gonna be rad! They'll be giving away some Rode Microphones gear, and I'll have a free download link at the end of the session for you. See you soon. Yeah sorry man. I sent an email yesterday, but I think some people didn't get it. There will be a replay. No worries. Blair P.S. To watch the training session, you'll need to register a FREE account with ProStudioLive.com, and then enroll in the class on the page. Here's the link one more time: https://www.prostudiolive.com/upcoming-events/19 ----- Blair Halver
  5. even the NY Times liked it, a lot: " The gaudy, brightly colored Neverland sets gave the show a pleasantly amateurish look, but technically this live staging of “Peter Pan” — overseen by the executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan and the director Rob Ashford — was a lot more ambitious and difficult to stage than “Sound of Music Live!,” which they put on NBC last year. Nobody fell or got tangled in their wires while flying. There was no glitch with the computer-generated Tinkerbell. Even the real dog who played Nana didn’t miss a mark... Too many commercial interruptions helped deaden the pace. The producers, worried about offending Native Americans, took one obvious liberty by rewriting the lyrics of Tiger Lily’s song, “Ugg-a-Wugg,” calling it “True Blood Brothers.” They cast an unknown actress of Cherokee descent, Alanna Saunders, 22, as Tiger Lily and surrounded her with a tribe of dancers dressed, or undressed really, in less stereotypical storybook costumes — though these near-naked men gyrating like Chippendales dancers weren’t necessarily any more culturally sensitive. The Lost Boys, meanwhile, looked like Etonian football hooligans... None of that matters. It’s hard to imagine that many viewers expected strict authenticity in Neverland, a place where dreams are born, fairies flicker and pirates think to the tempo of a tarantella, but the show didn’t want to take any chances.. . " http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/06/arts/television/nbcs-peter-pan-live-starring-allison-williams-and-christopher-walken.html?emc=edit_th_20141206&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=29212968
  6. matt: " Does the noise floor change whether you click the HPF in/out on the open channel? " well, maybe, it depends... but it may sound like it changes when the setting controlling freq response are changed...
  7. JW: " is 600 mhz going to be a problem anytime soon? " it depends... what do you mean by "soon"... you probably won't still be using these after 10 years...
  8. further, how did ordinary people react..? well, they seemed to like it, and so far none of the reviews I've read mentioned any sound issues of any kind, and pretty few technical issues... actually the comment about the somewhat cheesy commercials pulling the audience out of the story are what caught my eyes! It was a night where everything else about the play was shunted to the side as Williams and Walken grabbed your attention. Everything that could go wrong didn't go wrong and that's a credit to the myriad people behind the scenes who pulled it off.... The wires and rigging had no errors — which is, let's be honest, no mean feat. Williams glided to precisely where she was supposed to. The Tinkerbell effect — lighting — was flawless and the overall lighting of the scenes veered from dark to shocking color but never was there a scene where production troubles reminded the audiences that this was live (well, at least live on the East Coast) ... It wasn't flawless ... but it was entertaining enough for three hours of live song and dance. http://www.hollywood...20:28:33_acouch If you were prepared to hoot and howl over the casting of Allison Williams in the role immortalized by Mary Martin first on Broadway and then in the NBC telecast that drew 65 million viewers in 1955, well, your snark went unrequited. This was a much better production than last year’s Sound Of Music Live! ... the extremely icky Walmart ads that made it hard to maintain suspension of disbelief (not to mention suspension of flying kids — yes, you could see the wires in the Mary Martin broadcast, too, and the tradition was carried on here by Foy, still the masters of airborne acting). http://deadline.com/...ive-1201310130/ As Peter Pan Live! took a dive from last year’s The Sound Of Music Live! in metered market results, it took even a bit more of a fall in fast nationals. With a 2.3/7 rating among adults 18-49, the Neil Meron and Craig Zadan produced 3-hour spectacle was down 50% from the Carrie Underwood fronted Von Trapp family tale of December 5, 2013, also produced by Meron and Zadan. Seeing drops of 33% and 39% in the demo and overall viewership from its first 30 minutes to its last half hour, the 8 – 11 PM Peter Pan Live! pulled in a total audience of 9.13 million. That’s just under half of 18.6 million who watched Sound Of Music Live! last year. Not surprisingly, Peter Pan also declined from last week’s NFL game on Thanksgiving Day. Fast nationals to fast nationals, the live musical was down 60% from the Seahawks vs 49ers game. ... . Peter Pan Live! gave the network its second most watched non-sports one since the ER finale of April 2 2009 and its second best demo result on the day since the multi-premiere night of September 22, 2001, in fact. http://deadline.com/...sic-1201310634/ The show went off Thursday night without any major hitch or clunky notes — and was far more entertaining and certainly more endurable than its zombie predecessor, last year’s “The Sound of Music Live!”... She’s no Mary Martin, but she might be a Sandy Duncan (and face it, no Peter ever flew like Cathy Rigby did). That settled, viewers who stuck with “Peter Pan Live!” for three hours were treated to a technically adequate, charmingly performed night of retro theater-on-television. It will never look easy, but they made it look like fun. ... But it’s still not a concept perfectly suited to 21st-century showbiz. The soap-opera video quality and occasional cassette-like hiss; the lack of an audience to play off of; the unkind way ­high-definition TV so clearly finds smudged makeup and the crucial wires that lift Peter and his friends aloft — what’s the aim here, exactly? To relocate ourselves to 1955? ... “Peter Pan Live!” failed to be a disaster, but it succeeded in transmitting an authentic idea of what TV looks like when it welcomes all and wishes only to entertain. http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/peter-pan-live-flies-clear-of-twitters-crocodile-jaws/2014/12/04/3c776504-7c03-11e4-b821-503cc7efed9e_story.html?wpisrc=nl-headlines&wpmm=1
  9. further, how did ordinary people react..? well, they seemed to like it, and so far none of the reviews I've read mentioned any sound issues of any kind, and pretty few technical issues... actually the comment about the somewhat cheesy commercials pulling the audience out of the story are what caught my eyes! It was a night where everything else about the play was shunted to the side as Williams and Walken grabbed your attention. Everything that could go wrong didn't go wrong and that's a credit to the myriad people behind the scenes who pulled it off.... The wires and rigging had no errors — which is, let's be honest, no mean feat. Williams glided to precisely where she was supposed to. The Tinkerbell effect — lighting — was flawless and the overall lighting of the scenes veered from dark to shocking color but never was there a scene where production troubles reminded the audiences that this was live (well, at least live on the East Coast) ... It wasn't flawless ... but it was entertaining enough for three hours of live song and dance. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/peter-pan-live-tv-review-754093?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_term=hollywoodreporter_breakingnews&utm_campaign=THR%20Breaking%20News_now_2014-12-04%2020%3A28%3A33_acouch If you were prepared to hoot and howl over the casting of Allison Williams in the role immortalized by Mary Martin first on Broadway and then in the NBC telecast that drew 65 million viewers in 1955, well, your snark went unrequited. This was a much better production than last year’s Sound Of Music Live! ... the extremely icky Walmart ads that made it hard to maintain suspension of disbelief (not to mention suspension of flying kids — yes, you could see the wires in the Mary Martin broadcast, too, and the tradition was carried on here by Foy, still the masters of airborne acting). http://deadline.com/2014/12/allison-williams-christopher-walken-peter-pan-live-1201310130/ As Peter Pan Live! took a dive from last year’s The Sound Of Music Live! in metered market results, it took even a bit more of a fall in fast nationals. With a 2.3/7 rating among adults 18-49, the Neil Meron and Craig Zadan produced 3-hour spectacle was down 50% from the Carrie Underwood fronted Von Trapp family tale of December 5, 2013, also produced by Meron and Zadan. Seeing drops of 33% and 39% in the demo and overall viewership from its first 30 minutes to its last half hour, the 8 – 11 PM Peter Pan Live! pulled in a total audience of 9.13 million. That’s just under half of 18.6 million who watched Sound Of Music Live! last year. Not surprisingly, Peter Pan also declined from last week’s NFL game on Thanksgiving Day. Fast nationals to fast nationals, the live musical was down 60% from the Seahawks vs 49ers game. ... . Peter Pan Live! gave the network its second most watched non-sports one since the ER finale of April 2 2009 and its second best demo result on the day since the multi-premiere night of September 22, 2001, in fact. http://deadline.com/2014/12/peter-pan-live-ratings-nbc-allison-williams-sound-of-music-1201310634/ The broadcast used a real animal to play the family pet onstage, and the big fluffy gray dog kept stealing EVERY nursery scene. Spinoff special for Nana, please. How do they get around the most racist part of Peter Pan? Cast the tribe as 10 different races. Is that really better?
  10. GT: " which means that it was a dynamic mic, " not necessarily... see, folks, once again we need troubleshooting skills, and common sense: based on the OP, of course it could be anything mentioned so far, and a few other things. Oh, yeah, and... ...ECHO needs more experience
  11. afp: " NO " you really need to work on that attitude, and start doing your own homework... http://www.professionalsound.com/specs/univ_lav_ps_barrels.html
  12. the realities of doing business kicked in..?
  13. TM: " not exactly a call from the union " The IA is not a hiring hall union. " I think it would be good for all newcomers in this business no mater what position see a professional crew in action " me too... the problems with all the CL/Mandy CRAP is that they do not know how to make a movie, they do not know how a real set operates (thus I simply compare them to what I call "real productions" (maybe I should change that to professional shoots, or something..?) I keep telling my students (that all want to be directors and or DP's) that they need to get themselves onto such "real sets" --even as a PA, or extra--...and see how it is really supposed to be done. typically the experience they get working on their student shoots is bad experience, and they learn bad habits, too.
  14. cory: " they did us the favor of installing at extremely short notice. " another observation: generally rushing tends to result in more issues, including often less proper testing
  15. Dan: " Just wondering if the Wisycom RPU300 was ever common for this purpose somewhere in the world. " what exactly would you consider common..? it has no doubt been done, and of course, you could contact Mas (the manufacturer!) to ask... as a feature, it is in demand for lots of applications, and on several major brands.
  16. MF: " Is it possible that this is being lip-synced to a canned / taped soundtrack ? " possible, perhaps, but I think unlikely; I agree Courtney is probably correct: " in most Live situations where the Music is pre recorded they also have the vocals recorded as well in the studio but those tracks are usually muted so the actors are singing live along with the pre recorded music... Could be the wireless transmitters on the Steady Cam rigs were taking hits and the latency of those compared to the cabled Jib Cams could have cause sync discrepancies from shot to shot. Those would normally be fixed in post but in Live TV no way to do it " I can still remember when there was lots of real live TV including drama's. and once twice upon a time, Mary Martin was Peter Pan LIVE on TV. so did any of you watch and enjoy the show with your friends and/or family..?
  17. audiofp: " Any ideas anyone? -Thanks " talk with our "usual suspects", you're welcome
  18. there is lots of speculation this has something to do with the Sony Christmas release: The Interview.... and I don't think it is Sony's PR campaign for the movie!
  19. woodley: " but anyone know why this is and if this is normal? " it is because electricity is going through circuits, it is called noise floor, and it is normal for some hiss become noticeable when a lot of gain is applied
  20. more legal manuvering: " Deflecting another volley in the ongoing wrongful death civil case brought by Jones’ parents, CSX revealed the timeline of the three CSX trains that passed the site of the collision before a fourth locomotive struck equipment and a hospital bed the crew had set up on the tracks in rural Georgia. (Read the CSX response here.)..., CSX downplayed the significance of the missing footage: “The inadvertent failure to retrieve the LDVR (from the third train)… is not nearly the issue Plaintiff has tried to make it.” CSX also argue that their missing train footage is not as pivotal as the Jones’ lawyers suggest, since Midnight Rider‘s film crew took their own photos and video footage leading up to the accident that the court can reference. " http://deadline.com/2014/12/midnight-rider-train-timeline-csx-missing-tape-1201307435/
  21. and another payroll service company issue: Some SAG-AFTRA members have received notice from American Residuals and Talent, Inc., d/b/a ART Payroll, regarding a data security breach at their company. The breach may have affected the data of individuals who have received payments from ART Payroll. Should you have any questions about this matter, please contact ART’s confidential inquiry line between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday at (888) 644-7473. The company also services Actors’ Equity contracts and provides crew payroll services. ART President Emily Erskine said that the information “potentially accessed by the intruders” includes clients’ names, Social Security numbers, addresses, bank account information, date of birth and email addresses. “On October 18, we detected an unauthorized login onto our web application,” she wrote in a letter to the payroll company’s clients. http://deadline.com/2014/12/sag-aftra-hacking-payroll-company-american-residuals-and-talent-1201307882/
  22. cory: " but only got results after posting on this forum. " is your logic then that this forum is the proper place for customer support..? or the only way to solve issues ?? jwsoundgroup.net did not solve your issue, Zaxcom solved it, working with your dealer with your dealer. " took TX back to the dealer and they are going to do some more investigating as to what is going on re:built in TX for Maxx. Big big big thank you to those guys " sounds like you had an issue, you went to the dealer, the dealer consulted with the factory, and solved your issue... sounds fine to me, but now, even after being so concerned and " out of respect for Manufacturer and Dealer I'm deferring posting said info for the moment ", you are stirring up the pot... " they (dealers) have a liability on their hands. " huhj? as for your noble concerns for those poor deprived people not here on the this forum, well, I guess they are on their own... why don't we let Zaxcom run their business, and decide how to deal with this from here..?
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