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Jim Feeley

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  1. 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. ###
  2. 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
  3. 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/
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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 allegations. [snip] So, I procured more than 60 inches worth of Subway tuna sandwiches. I removed and froze the tuna meat, then shipped it across the country to a commercial food testing lab. Rest of the story (legit source; no paywall): https://www.sfgate.com/lifestyle/article/The-Big-Tuna-Sandwich-Mystery-16260678.php
  7. 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.
  8. 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:
  9. 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:
  10. 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:
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  15. 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!
  16. 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...
  17. 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
  18. 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 authoritative. Does anyone here have plenty of experience using the Deity Connect systems for say 10+ days? Bonus points if you used it on jobs. As for booming three people behind a table, especially if they're socially distanced, sounds hard to me. Unless everything is planned ahead and you can get the presenters to speak in turn, cue you before they speak, etc... Uhg. Can you use wired lavs, or as Phil recommends, just rent wireless? You can get complete Lectro and Zax kits from Trew and Gotham and others (I've used rentals from T&G and they provided great kits with all the bits I needed; they aren't the only options, though), and you can get Sennheiser G4-class stuff from BorrowLenses and their competitors. I've never rented audio from BL, but did rent a Sony FS7mkII (no mkII models at our local camera houses), and it was a decent kit. So I'd be willing to rent from BL again... One last thing: What sort of scientific equipment will they be explaining or demoing? Is it loud and/or does it emit lots of radio interference that would mess up your wireless mics? And if it does emit RF, do you have a backup plan to capture clear dialog? Our job is to make things sound great....and if that's not possible, to have the equipment and experience to make it sound acceptable. Good luck!
  19. 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 your immune system being trained like elite Navy SEALs,” he said. “It’s just thinking about your immune system being primed, is really the healthy way to think about it. The same cells that cause you to feel like that are the ones that are going to be called to the battle when the real COVID comes along.” And, he jokes, of course your body’s going to be pretty peeved that it has to put in work to make sure you don’t get ill — and acts up in a small way. Rest of the article: https://www.sfgate.com/coronavirus/article/Weird-COVID-vaccine-side-effect-UCSF-effective-16022325.php And a big-words article with related info: Delayed Large Local Reactions to mRNA-1273 Vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2102131?query=featured_home Jim "only one in my family not vaccinated yet" Feeley
  20. Oh good luck! I recall some decent conversations about hearing-loss issues over on gs. Perhaps the like-minded people over there can share some experience and advice... https://www.gearslutz.com/board/search.php But mostly, I hope everything works out for you!
  21. Guys, it's been 12 years. The shoot is probably over. Even Boyhood would be finished by now. 😘
  22. March 3, 2021 is World Hearing Day From the WHO, this years them is: Hearing Care for ALL! Screen, Rehabilitate, Communicate https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-hearing-day/2021 The WHO will launch their World Report on Hearing at 11h00 – 12h—CET https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2021/03/03/default-calendar/launch-of-the-world-report-on-hearing And in conjunction with World Hearing Day, Apple is releasing a study: Apple Hearing Study shares new insights on hearing health https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2021/03/apple-hearing-study-shares-new-insights-on-hearing-health/
  23. Lenny and The Squigtones! That's the second time this week that band has come up in conversation. I agree with you Michael: They were ahead of their time, and not just in mic choice. 😉 In highschool I bought their live album...to make fun of it. But despite the intentionally goofy songs, the playing was pretty good. Here they are on American Bandstand playing a couple tunes. But the big win/reveal starts at 3:30, where between songs, they introduce the band. I think it was that guitarist's first public appearance.
  24. I think I'm done discussing the patent issues. Beyond my area of knowledge, and several people on this board whom I like chatting with (and who build products I depend on) are personally involved (as we all know). And even more people here have really strong opinions about all this. I think patents and intellectual property in general is fascinating, but I hope I didn't get carried away and contribute to vitriol. If I did, I apologize. But if anyone on this board buys a Rode GO II system, I'd love to know what you think of the system...
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