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Jim Feeley

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  1. In the ongoing saga of low-end production. I can't tell if the reporter is doing a deep investigation or practicing for being a producer. The big tuna sandwich mystery Julia Carmel, New York Times June 20, 2021Updated: June 20, 2021 11:41 a.m. [snip] As The Washington Post reported in late January, Subway — the world’s largest sandwich chain — is facing a class-action lawsuit in California that claims its tuna sandwiches “are completely bereft of tuna as an ingredient.” Subway, for its part, has categorically denied the allega
  2. Have you all checked out the Museum of Obsolete Media? Not super deep in any one format, but info on LOTs of formats, and good links. And the guy does actually collect examples. Fun: https://obsoletemedia.org Welcome to the Museum of Obsolete Media The home for over 725 current and obsolete physical media formats, covering audio, video, film and data storage. The Museum preserves the memory of those objects that held our memories, and every format listed in the Museum is represented by at least one example in the collection.
  3. Shure says their new stuff is aimed at "News gathering. Sports broadcasting. Film recording." More info in about 10 days: https://www.shure.com/en-US/performance-production/shurenext A cute 37-second teaser hints-in-shadows video:
  4. Perhaps your MKH50 is picking up RF noise from the camera? I'd guess that's more likely if it's a fairly old model; IIRC Sennheiser addressed some of those issues 10ish years. Or perhaps a screw is loose by the XLR connector? I just searched this site. Looks like some good info and suggestions in this thread from several years ago:
  5. Oh gosh. 'Nomadland' director's tribute to sound mixer Michael Wolfe Snyder Director Chloe Zhao said she didn't wear headphones during the filming of the movie because she trusted Snyder. The sound mixer committed suicide after battling with depression. Six minutes:
  6. I'd guess Deity ran into some supply-chain issues like many others, had some regulatory issues with the FCC et al, or wanted to fix some performance issues they uncovered. All a bummer, but better late and good than on time and crappy. But ya, it would be good to hear a clear statement of what the delay is and a realistic estimate of when everything will be released. Deity doesn't need to tell us anything, but in this space it's important for vendors to build a sense of trust.
  7. So many ways to handle this. Here's one compact and clever way, from a Bubblebee Industries promo video posted last week: And here's the page for International Dawn Chorus Day, which I hadn't heard of before. But perhaps following some links will lead you to some other ideas: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/dawn-chorus-day
  8. Perhaps contact the US distributor of Sanken mics, plus24. Might get a faster response from them: https://www.plus24.net/support/ Or someone here will chime in...
  9. No reasons to challenge Rick, but Michael maybe contact AT's US office which appears to be just down the road from you: https://www.audio-technica.com/en-us/contact
  10. I'm not a fan of Dropbox, but most of my complaints are with their web and their app interfaces. So I usually access Dropbox through Transit, the file-transfer app from Panic. It's still maintained and makes working with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, RackSpace, etc. a lot easier, faster, and more reliable. It's a Mac app, but I'd think there's a Windows equivalent https://panic.com/transmit/ So anyway, perhaps Viviana Cloud avoids most of (my) issues with Dropbox. But ya, support for more services would be great. Congrats Turi and team!
  11. Now that's progress! Remember when you needed an ARP 2500, a tie, and a VP of engineering to communicate with aliens? Soon there will be a smartphone app for that...
  12. Not a blimp, but Rycote makes a little windjammer/fuzzy that fits the 4097: https://mymic.rycote.com/products/lavalier-solutions/lavalier-windjammer/dpa-4099-mini-windjammer/ DPA bundles that in their 4097 interview kit: https://www.dpamicrophones.com/gooseneck/4097-interview-kit
  13. Justin, the Sennheiser G4 systems operate in the 470-600MHz range (different models for different ranges). Maybe you're thinking of the Sennheiser AVX systems which are 1.9GHz. Or maybe another model from them? In 2.4 GHz, I've seen a lot of chat about the Deity Connect systems, but I don't think I know anyone who owns them. And I think they're currently backordered. The prices and features are impressive, I just personally don't know about the performance. There have been plenty of YouTube reviews, but I haven't seen (and haven't really looked for) any that I found convincingly a
  14. Great news! Congrats Phil (and all of you vaccinated people). Also, from our local newspaper/website: Don't freak out about 'weird' COVID-19 vaccine side effects. They may actually be a good sign. Dr. Peter Chin-Hong wants people to stop worrying so much about the myriad reports of side effects after getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Chin-Hong, a professor of medicine at UCSF and the director of the school’s immunocompromised host infectious diseases program, is concerned that people are paying too much attention to the side effects of the shot. [snip] “It is
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