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Jim Feeley

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  1. This morning, NAB put out this statement: "As we have always kept the best interest and safety of the industry as our priority, it has become apparent in the face of these challenges that we can no longer effectively host NAB Show or our co-located events, the Radio Show and Sales and Management Television Exchange, in person." Rest of the announcement: https://nabshow.com/2021/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2021/09/2021-NAB-Show-Announcement-1.pdf With luck, we can hold a JWS/RAMPS party next spring.
  2. Good question about renewals. But note that the 695 guide to getting a license is still on the site; they just reorganized the site a bit. https://www.local695.com/fcc-licensing/how-to-get/
  3. Perhaps rent a Schoeps CMC641 (CMC6 preamp with MK41 supercardioid capsule) and a MK4 cardioid capsule (and perhaps another CMC6 preamp) and see which works best for you. https://schoeps.de/en/products/colette.html https://schoeps.de/en/products/colette/capsules/cardioids/mk-4.html But if you're thinking of some wide shots, maybe consider a bringing along a good shotgun mic for you tests.
  4. Browsing Facebook this morning I find: And here are some preliminary spec/test results (that Rycote posted on Facebook...I have no inside info). I asked about the no filter/EQ/rolloff line, and Rycote wrote "will have to get back to you on that one with some updated testing" so perhaps they're still tweaking (or just haven't published) that...
  5. That Smallrig rod clamp thing is an interesting idea. I'll see if they or someone have something for 19mm rods. Since it looks like the barrel part of a Neutrik (and perhaps most) XLR connector is 19.2mm... I'd need a long barrel (or narrow clamp). Huh... Thanks Dalton and Barry. Any other thoughts?
  6. So I'm coming across cameras with mini-XLR connectors. Blackmagic Pocket Cinema, Canon C70, probably more down the line. I'd like a way to add a mini-XLR to XLR-F adapter cable, but with some strain relief. Is there some way to connect the XLR-F to a camera cage or cheese plate or something? I know there's the Wooden Camera A-Box but I want a single XLR connector and something a bit smaller. I've poked through Mouser, Neutrik's site, and elsewhere but haven't come across anything else. Looking for something more stable than zip ties, less permanent than welding... Would love something someone else has already made, but I can assemble a cable if people just point me to the right bits... So what am I missing? What would you recommend? Here's a picture of the Wooden Camera box:
  7. It's pretty easy to set up sub-frame audio editing in Premiere Pro. Check out this support page: Editing audio in the timeline. Or watch this 30-second video:
  8. I was also going to suggest percussion trays. Some are well made... Here's what Sweetwater, a good US online dealer of musical equipment has: https://www.sweetwater.com/c1147--Percussion_Stands_and_Mounts
  9. We had a discussion on this topic a week or two ago: Good replacement ear pads for 7506? Wicked Cushion? Other? And if your foam is still good, but the cover/vinyl is the main thing messed up, check out Garfield Headphone Softies. I like and use those. But if the foam has broken down, check out the suggestions people gave me in that link above.
  10. Not on my to do list. From a few days ago... Key line: Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time. https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2021/07/08/joint-cdc-and-fda-statement-vaccine-boosters.html Joint CDC and FDA Statement on Vaccine Boosters The United States is fortunate to have highly effective vaccines that are widely available for those aged 12 and up. People who are fully vaccinated are protected from severe disease and death, including from the variants currently circulating in the country such as Delta. People who are not vaccinated remain at risk. Virtually all COVID-19 hospitalizations and deaths are among those who are unvaccinated. We encourage Americans who have not yet been vaccinated to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves and their community. Americans who have been fully vaccinated do not need a booster shot at this time. FDA, CDC, and NIH are engaged in a science-based, rigorous process to consider whether or when a booster might be necessary. This process takes into account laboratory data, clinical trial data, and cohort data – which can include data from specific pharmaceutical companies, but does not rely on those data exclusively. We continue to review any new data as it becomes available and will keep the public informed. We are prepared for booster doses if and when the science demonstrates that they are needed. ###
  11. I have a few pairs of 7506 headphones that need new pads. No, they don't just need Headphone Softies; they have those. But the foam pads are breaking (ok, have broken) down. What do you all recommend? Genuine Sony replacements? Wicked Cushion? Some generic thing from B&H or elsewhere? https://wickedcushions.com/collections/sony-mdr-7506-replacement-ear-pads Thanks, Jim
  12. Ya, it would be nice to have that as part of the updater. But Avid has had that info online for at least a week (when I checked); not sure when it was added. Here's some info on the updated compatibility page: Not supported on M1 Macs at this time: Avid Video Engine is not available on M1 Macs at this time. However, we are working with Apple to resolve known issues to be compatible in the future. The page: https://avid.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/en_US/Compatibility/macOS-Big-Sur-Support Also, Shutter Encoder looks interesting. Thanks for mentioning that: https://www.shutterencoder.com/en/
  13. I also just got it as I tried to access the site. After a few seconds, everything loaded normally. This is just a data point, not a complaint, btw.
  14. That Marc needs to update his animation and Lectro needs to update their t-shirts. And following on your point about mislabeled fish, remember this story from, geez, thirteen years ago? Teenage DNA sleuths expose New York fish fraud AUGUST 22, 2008 ACCRA (Reuters) - Up to a quarter of fish in stores and restaurants in New York City was mislabeled as a more expensive variety, according to samples collected by two U.S. teenagers and tested with modern genetic identification methods. In the worst cases, two samples of filleted fish sold as red snapper, caught mostly off the southeast United States and in the Caribbean, were instead the endangered Acadian redfish from the North Atlantic, according to the tests, revealed on Friday. “We never expected these results. People should get what they pay for,” Kate Stoeckle, 18, told Reuters of the project with Louisa Strauss, 17. The two classmates from New York’s Trinity school collected and sent off 60 fish samples to the University of Guelph in Canada. Of 56 samples that could be identified by a four-year-old DNA identification technique, 14 were mislabeled. In all cases, the fish was labeled as a more costly type, apparently ruling out simple chance. It was the first known student use of DNA barcoding technology in a public market. Rest of the story: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-fish/teenage-dna-sleuths-expose-new-york-fish-fraud-idUSLL33033920080822
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