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Geoff Tirrell

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    Freelance Sound Mixer based out of DFW texas.

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  1. Ok so I took the plunge on a MCR 42 slot setup for my camera a couple of months back and have been unable to deploy it for 2 reasons both of which I hope can be chalked up to operator error. 1st, I cannot figure out how to manually enter a frequency and the manual is no help. No not the group and frequency within the confines of what is offered in the coordinated groups that works fine. I am talking about the scenario where I am given a pre-coordinated frequency to punch in say for example 542.200, Think hop or coordinated stadium situation. I find it hard to believe that any professio
  2. It may work if you keep the distance really short. I just glanced at it but the stated range of 150 ft seems like it would disappear really quickly in a lot of situations, especially if there is anything in the way. That said for 80 bucks let us know how it goes.
  3. I will second the part about staying with the freelancer, a good mixer should be a master craftsman in his own right. Just like how I could sweat copper or tinker in the circuit box of my house I hire a master plumber or electrician who has the equipment and experience to get it right the first time, otherwise things can be more costly in the long term. Now if the decision is already made and somebody is convinced this is the thing to do, than I would to start with add these things to your buy list. Time code cables from everything on the market to whatever your mixer/recorder uses.
  4. I saw one of the prototypes a couple of weeks ago and loved it. If you can hold out for the production model you should be pleasantly surprised.
  5. I would add walls to the list not your normal wooden stud residential walls.. as while they will reduce your signal some they will not cancel it. I am talking about the steel stud jobs they use in hospitals and business.
  6. It probably has a hi and low output for night and day just like conventional GPS units. Truthfully I think the basic tec here has been around for some time a quick wikipedia search says that as far back as 88 some car companies were playing around with it in production models. Though if you look at the dates the HUD option is becoming more common. I honestly think I might get one of these units myself as it would allow me to retrofit my ford explorer... I will have to test it first of course.
  7. I tend to prefer a flow through cable for this reason I find that a straight flow through cable has less tendency to rattle than a coil at least in my experience. Additionally the weight of extra cable while it is something you have to hold no matter what will be located at the back of or outside the pole so from a weight distribution standpoint it is better than if a chunk of coil gets pulled up toward the microphone end. Also In this configuration the solution is simple should I develop a fault in the cable I just cut the end off and pull it out of the pole and switch to an external cab
  8. I would look to the charger and possibaly the battery batch if they are close in serial number it could be that idx got a batch of bad cells.
  9. maybe find a couple of fold away solar panels to use as a sunshade over the cart.
  10. 2 questions to elior. How do those stack on say a rockn roller type cart with a top shelf? And do those drawers lock or freely slide in and out. This might be a good modular solution for people like me that do a wide variety of jobs.
  11. I had actually thought about doing something along these lines a while ago. Glad somebody else thought to do it and gave it a try.
  12. I think it cuts both ways I have seen some cities where film permits were considered a revenue stream and local police would try to shake down news crews for filming permits, and some where it was more about safety, traffic, and disruption to local residents/businesses. The same goes for location fees, I do believe that there is something to them especially where large productions are involved but I also have seen businesses just use them as an excuse to shake down a small production grabbing a couple of shots. Ps... How are they counting those 150 days a year are they full productions
  13. will they replace or repair for all of their batteries, or just the pro-cells? My understanding had been that that was part of what you paid for when you went with the pro-cell line. I don't know how auto correct decided to change batteries to badgers but it did
  14. You might try pro cell D batteries I actually got some from a family member that didn't use them any more.. didn't even know they made pro cells in that size.
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