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Aron Siegel

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  1. this was over nine years ago. has anything changed in your home theater sound systems? I replaced my 42 in HD with an LG 55inch OLED UHD. I purchased the multi-region version of the LG UBK-90 blu-ray.
  2. unfortunately, thats vhf, and these look huge. anyone using something smaller?
  3. Hi everyone I occasionally work shows that transmit video on UHF channels instead of cabled. are there inexpensive stand-alone tuners with SD outs to plug into my monitors? Aron
  4. Thanks guys. I guess I've led a sheltered panahead life.
  5. Is it just the O'Connor fluid heads though? And is it only the equipment that hasn't been maintained?
  6. It could just be these O'Connor fluid heads, the operators, or camera gear being older, but I've been noticing the clicking noise from the camera operators unlocking and locking the fluid heads on the show I'm on. It's the pan and tilt latches Has anyone else started to notice this annoying snapping sound?
  7. thanks for all the comments guys. I need to draft a document for production to read so they will at least know *why* we need to be treated as a rental. It seems that the newer UPMs, Production Coordinators, and accountants are endoctrinated in the box rental school of thought. I was shocked to hear a camera assistant say to my boom op at one time, "if you don't want it dented, don't rent it" I think i might include some pics of classic mishandling of our gear to truly convey the message that the sound department is not in possession of our own gear when these things happen. I know t
  8. Please please please! Refuse to sign box rental agreements for your sound package. It's not a box or kit, it's a package. It's not a drill, tape measure, laptop, or cell phone. I put $1800 worth of wireless gear on talent, and they walk away from me for 6 hours or more. I hand out $300 comteks to people in video village, and do not have them in my possession for 12 hours. Read the box rental form carefully. When you sign the box rental agreement, there's a clause that states that production is not liable for damage to your gear. On a show a long time ago, I submitted an l & d fo
  9. not only can i change the scene while i'm recording, but now the slave 788t changes the scene name instantly
  10. Bill Sitler sells the mod kits, or will mod them for you with premium parts. http://www.billsrecording.com/BSRS/Mod012.html you can also find a 'collette' and a gvc for oktava mics that are fairly inexpensive. these mics are very good for situations when a mixer needs a good sounding mic, but cannot afford a schoeps or MKH-50.
  11. I haven't been able to locate them on neutrik or markertek. Maybe I'm not using the proper terminology for my searches.
  12. Hi everyone- I'm looking for a panel mount connector that is basically a feed-thru. 4 Pin XLR-M to 4Pin XLR-F And also the reverse. I pretty much don't want to solder anything. Any ideas? Thanks Aron
  13. Is there a list of these rates outside of the 695 members only area?
  14. I'm just considering getting a replacement cart of the current psc model. Not even aware of anything new Jeff
  15. It's a psc cart. I just replaced the handle with a new psc handle. (an example of how this cart is breaking at the welds) So do the new psc carts have enough width in the back for rack mounts?
  16. Hey everyone-- I bought a used PSC cart several years ago, and it seems that this cart might be one of the original carts because the two drawers are welded in. There are no rack rails on the front, and the back of the cart will not accommodate a full width rack space without issues. I could not install sliding shelves because there is no area in the back of the cart to fasten the back of the shelf. My cart is now showing signs of age and wear/tear. some of the welds are breaking. I'm considering buying a new PSC cart, and I was wondering if the new carts with front rack rails h
  17. Thanks again Chris for posting our findings. Having used the Neumann 81 and especially the Neumann 82 for doing my exteriors, I'm still convinced the super cmit is a specialty mic for a decent reach with a wider pattern (ad libs). The 82 seems warmer with better rejection and a better reach.
  18. I used to send a scratch track thru an IFB to camera. I stopped that as well when post was complaining about the quality and rf hits on the scratch track. they were not synching to the mix track on the dvd-rams, and they were editing with the scratch track. never send them something that they shouldn't be using. it always backfires.
  19. When the RED ONE was first introduced, I had TREW Audio build me some custom breakaway camera pigtails for my REMOTE AUDIO snakes. These worked ok for the first few firmware revs. I even became very schooled in the art of avoiding the ground loop (all power must come from the same source--be they monitors, cart power, or camera power). Once RED decided to retrofit new audio boards into their cameras, and on a regular basis i'd never be certain as to what firmware ver or hardware ver I was dealing with, and the returns were never consistent, i stopped sending audio to the camera. a lockit b
  20. Thanks Chris. I got the loaner CL-9 from sound devices. The faders have the dust protectors on them, and I liked the magnetic knobs. I like my color fader knobs, and was wondering if sound devices was ever going to add color magnetic knobs to their accessories.
  21. I never had any issues with my CL-9 trims or faders until I did a show with really poor environmental conditions. we were in a rock quarry (dust and debris everywhere), torrential downpours of rain, and in a field with intentional fire burns. My CL-9 has not recovered despite spraying compressed air into the faders. I am about to send this unit in for an overhaul/cleaning. The techs at SD will retrofit this unit with new 'dust cover' faders and clean/replace my trims.
  22. how would you make your own induction loop using an amplifier and what kind of cable would you use with it? Also, I have about 5 of the phonak ear pieces with some older comtek loops. some of my loops need to be replaced or repaired. from what i'm reading, it seems that regular t-coil hearing aids will work with both of these induction loops as well?
  23. Hi everyone: I'm working on a show set in the late 50s, and the set decorator is looking to rent some mics. the top pic is for a lecturn, and the bottom pic is for a singer. if anyone here has these to rent, please email Adam Willis (alchemistkubrick@gmail.com) or Alex West (birdsandcherries@yahoo.com) thanks,
  24. Are those external BnC connectors available with an RCA on the other end?
  25. Production covered it. Wardrobe was present when we were micing talent. She was not paying attention to my technique. She was only concerned that the mic wasn't reading.
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