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  1. Wow this thread has gone le long way around!! I have no complaints with my Fusion. I'm actually thinking in buying another one second hand as the Deva 24 is going to be out of my reach (3 little kids will do this to you) and I can get the extra tracks I need for a fraction of the cost. If only I could connect a fully functioning oasis to it... Who knows, I might land a sweet job and go mad and buy the 24... possibilities are endless! (dream on dream on...that ever dangling freelance carrot...)
  2. Hi, all. After starting a new show I have been getting feedback from post that the TC is not being consistent. I have put lockit box and tentacle synch on the cameras and that seemed to fix the problem. I had a look at the software update page in Zaxcom just to make sure I was running the up to date software and I saw that I had v7.57t and the latest was 7.56 I updated the software to the recommended version and now it seems to be worse than before with TC being more of an issue than before. I have searched for the 7.57t version and I couldn't see it anywhere. I'm pretty sure it was that version.... I'm jamming the boxes more often and hopefully that will do the trick. Thanks everyone.
  3. I found a thread in the Zaxcom users, the one in the Zaxcom website. It seems there where some issues with some people. I think it worked better for me TC wise...
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    Equipment wishes for 2017

    A lot of people have lots or radios with analog outs. You still need the analog in for a while, as long as Lectro and the rest don't have digital outs on the receivers. I for one could not afford to change all my radios and Octopack
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    Partial Reformat on Fusion 10

    Thanks Howy. I thought that would be the case. It had never happened before in years. I hope it is a one of! Thanks again for the help. regards
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    Partial Reformat on Fusion 10

    Hello everyone, I'm trying to extract the files from a Primary Card from my Deva Fusion 10 and and error pops up saying: 1,<MIR_Zax2BWFPcCh_ERR_1>) and on the warning says it could not find available Wrapper. I have read posts about partially formatting the cards. Can it be done in the Fusion? how? Would this fix the problem? Thanks
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    Zaxcom Deva announcement

    Any pricing guide yet?
  8. Hi all, I'm a proud owner or a Sennheiser 8070. Sounds great until it stops sounding great... I heard a low background noise on it, I wasn't sure if it was the atoms noise or what... I compared it to the MKH 60's. I have 2 of them and both sounded cleaner. Checked with a few COS-11 and they also sounded cleaner. My new mic had a fault! I sent it to repair and THEN I was told that there was a batch of faulty mics... I'm still on the process of getting it repaired or replaced. It would have been nice if it was recalled by Sennheiser... So if you have one of them and live in Australia AND it does not sound as you think it should, enquire about it.
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    Sound Department T-Shirts

    there is no t shirt... just the graphics. I guess you can make it!
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    Sound Department T-Shirts

    Here is one that runs around the net lately...
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    Sound Department T-Shirts

    I was told once by my cuban sound teacher: "Every director has the sound they deserve" So true...
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    Rode NTG8 or the MKH816 revival

    I bought an 8070, and I'm loving it. AND the boomie is loving it too. Sweet rejection, super directional and balanced. And the price is good to... Rode will be rode...
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    Any advice for a mixer going to Africa?

    I have been in Namibia and South Africa... No problems whatsoever. Just enjoy your trip and send your doc for a long walk....
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    Renaming files on a Fusion mirror card

    Yes, Normal mirror seems to be the go. I wish the Fusion had a software like Wave Agent to type in the metadata. Some of my descriptions look like a text message done by a 14 year old... Thanks for the replies
  15. Hi, I'm doing one of those shows that has a free-style clapper loader that changes slates at the speed of light. I find that I change the slate number on the primary card and it doesn't change on the mirror card. I guess that if I change the mirror mode to normal in stead of continuous (which I prefer) it would write the file after the renaming, therefore with the corrected slate number. Is there another way to rename the files in the mirror card other than that? Why does not mirror the changes made on the primary card as is a "continuous". The assistant editor is calling me too many times and is not good! Thanks, Manel
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    View From The Office:

    Anyone for a pub meal?? Smells oily and the air is thick...
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    Tips and tricks for recording interior car dialog?

    Today we had a little scene in a travelling car. The camera as hand held in the car, The actress had to sing in the car to a playback, while the original singer was on the rear seat poking her head behind the main actress head... you know what i mean (I hope) Anyway... Here are the pics: The travelling car rig. Portable antenna rig, just an aluminium square pole with holes to screw the antennas with a couple of wing nuts. Sanken CUB in place on the centre console, plugged to a Lectro plug, Going portable. The hero car was following from a decent distance. No Drop outs, I start to get thin in reception, I just ask to get closer to the vehicle. IFB set up for following vehicle. JUst plugging the IFB into the AUX input of the car stereo. Continuity, AD and whoever is in the car they all the hear the program. As per putting bugs to actors and using other mics as well, as long as we don't interfere and slow down the production, I don't see why not. Radios in actors while driving though... I find the seatbelt make the bugs useless.
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    Tips and tricks for recording interior car dialog?

    Sometimes if you pre rig and the grips come after you.... grips are grips everywhere in the world! (gotta love them though)
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    Ambient Lockits and multicamera Sync

    Red cameras, no genlock. We used the same Red one, not exactly the same but Red One last year with AATON clocks and never had a problem. Im not sure about the daily offset, will ask post about it. I think they are too busy to give us an exact answer... I didn't know about the offset drift on Reds. John, we can compare the TCs from the clocks on the Master clock, so there is no need of looking at flashing lights. I know Phil, something must be wrong, but the switches on the clocks are correct, and since they are not mine, but rented from the camera shop, we have to trust they are in good working condition... Honestly, I don't want to get too involved either because I would be the one held accountable and I have nothing to do with the hire of that equipment...
  20. Hi. On the shoot we are doing at the moment, we had a drifting problem when using Ambient Lockits (the red ones). We were using LTC code and a master clock to jam 4 clocks. We were getting reports form post that the cameras were drifting 2 to 8 frames per day. Checked all the settings on the clocks and were correct. We tried using ASCII code and the IR option for the Jam, It works. Solid as a rock and easier to Jam Convenient as we don't have to take the clock out form a steadycam rig and re-balance, for instance. I hope it helps other people that face similar problems.
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    Tips and tricks for recording interior car dialog?

    ARMOR-ALL!!! NOOOOOOOO.... all the cars are dripping on the thing too!
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    Tips and tricks for recording interior car dialog?

    Sanken CUB, or two are the ticket for me. Planted in between the seats, on the roof or on the console works quite well. On a Lectro Plug. If there are people in the back then I can put a sec on one or COS-11. The CUB is easy to rig, move and hide. Custom made wind fluff takes care of the wind noise if windows are open. I'll post a picture or two next time I do a car interior.
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    Fusion Primary Card Backup Recovery

    Thanks Glenn. You rock my world. Cheers and hurrah will be said in your honour.
  24. Hi, I'm in urgent need of recovering some backed up Zaxfiles. I back up my Primary card on a Lacie Rugged drive through a Mac Pro. I need to recover some slates that didn't go on the backup card, but I cannot get it done. The way I do it is to copy the backup back on a CF card and open it in the Fusion. That does not work and I cannot figure out how to recover the files. Any help is welcome. Regards
  25. Well, here is a BIG problem I'm facing at the moment. I do a Back up of my Primary CF, which does DevaProgfilebin file and the ZFiles, and hand out the Backup card. When I try to re-load a Primary card backup onto a CF and try to play it on the Fusion, it just does not work at all. I'm missing a few slates as I recorded them in a different day folder by mistake and, although having them backed up, I can't play them on my machine. I'm really sacked and need help. Thanks