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  1. Appears to be more than a re-brand!
  2. The only test I have personally completed with a DR10s rolling for a long run was the day I first got them. I was testing a clap-sync workflow using a sound devices machine to produce TC accurate recordings of the start and end claps, then manually syncing in an NLE to attempt to create a multitrack tc WAV. The two DR10s rolled for five and a half hours and in relation to the SD recording one was longer by two frames and one was longer by three frames.
  3. Perhaps it could be implemented in smartphone app, I don't know, but I personally prefer the idea of a dedicated unit that you put batteries in and it works, regardless if you're phones updates its OS since you last used it or you've lost your IR dongle Well doen Jeff, you've earned your gold star (or whatever it is they give you) this month with your Zaxom endorsement ;-) I would really prefer this not to descend into the usual squabbling feeling that both products have their place. I also have ZFR recorders which I think are superb! Also, the 'back of the beer mat' costs change hugely when you look into buying multiple units. Thanks everyone one for the positive comments!
  4. Hi Jeff, to be honest I don't really know, looking into production costs and quantities is the next step but would hope that it will be somewhere between £100 and £200. Mat.
  5. Thought I'd share something I'm working on with fellow recordist Matt Morris here in the UK. It's a timecode solution for the Tascam DR10 beltpack recorder which allows accurate syncing of the records internal clock which it uses to stamp its bWAV files.
  6. MTP40S has additional anti-intermod electronics and a limiter compared to MTP41. Older MTP40 has the anti-intermod but no limiter.
  7. Im curious how this works, does anyone know whats inside? Is it a glorified adapter or are there components inside providing isolation between the headphone inputs such as transformers?
  8. Ive just been looking for a shallow sliding rack shelf to fit the 10.7" depth of the SKB shallow cases. I couldnt find anythig and think im goingo to have to modify my existing full depth one steel shelf.
  9. Hi Malcolm, I upgraded to an SSD in my 744T a few years ago as i do a fair amount of work involving extensive travel and was taken in by thepotential additional robustness. I used a Sandisk SSD using the XLSATA adapter but had some issues and changed to a Kingston SSD upon recomendation by SD support. Since then no problems and very glad i made the swap. Thread on the SD forum with more detail here :- http://forums.sounddevices.com/forum/-7-series-digital-audio-recorders/general-hardware-and-operation/2883-744t-garbled-and-thin-audio-output-intermittent-fault Mat Adams.
  10. +1 for what Stuart said. As the owner MTP40's and struggling with unpredictable dynamics in the sphere of documentary, i'm hopeful Wisycom will be offering some sort of buy-back or upgrade scheme through their dealers so i can change get the anticipated 's'model with limiters.
  11. Any indications yet when this will be available to buy in Europe?
  12. I rewired all my lav mics earlier this year with the small 3 pin lemo connectors used by the likes of Zaxccom, Wisycom and professiojnal Sennheiser gear. They really are very tricky, i tried it hung over one day and had to come back to it; its like soldering onto pin heads which are less than a pin heads distance appart from each other. I believe there is a choice of connectors available, one being screw and one being push-pull. I went for the screw on and bought them direct form Lemo UK along with strain relief boots and some spare (non reusable) crimp-on collets. Some people get by without a proper tool to screw the crimp-on collet into the connector body; using tweezers or such like. I made a tool out of an old screwdirver by cutting a notch in it using a thin angle grinder disc. If your going to be doing a couple or more of these connectors buy or make a tool, dont scimp on this, it will save you time, not frey your patience and allow you to concentrate on the cable prep and soldering. The crimp on ferrules supplied as standard witht the connectors were the perfect size for the cable diameter of my COS-11's but were too big for the cables on my B6's. I used a couple of layers of heat shrink to size up which had the added benifit of additiona strain relief. By far the trickiest thing after the soldering itself is preparing the cable properly. The cable on a COS11 is hellish, the conductors are wound with some sort of nylon strands for strength and the outer insulation melts very easily. You have to prepare to a high level of precision as there is very little space between the solder terminals and the collet where the outer insulation of the lav is cut. Like all soldeing jobs the devil is in the detail, preparing everything is the biggest part of the job, the soldering, if you get it righ first time, takes seconds. You'll want a soldering iron with a very fine tip, a steady hand and possibly a mignifying glass ( i didnt but had to take off my glasses used for distance and still felt cross eyed after soldering these for an afternoon)
  13. VHF, simple as that.
  14. I had to do 8 of these recently so decided to make a tool out of a screwdriver. I used a very narrow gauge metal cutting disc in the angle grinder and after a bit of messing made something half decent. The actual tool from lemo is £40 but if you've got more than a couple of these connectors to do, i highly reccomend buying one, or making something similar. I also found you can buy the crimp-on collet as a seperate part (# FVG.00.160.DN). Only £0.38 each so worth ordering a few as spares as theres no way to un-crimp if you make a subsequent mistake or need to re-make the end.
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