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  1. Is it me or do the details say 'used'? The seller appears to be Adorama - a dealer? sb
  2. Best practice would be a system where you have a timecode device for each recorder, be they audio or video recorders. Choose one device as a master, set it, and jam the other two devices from the 'master'. Ideally you would have a system where the 'master' is continually or regularly updating the jammed 'followers'. Ambient Nano Lockits are very good, Betso are simpler, Tentacle are cheap and cheerful, but many people work well with them. I would plug master into your audio recorder, and the jammed followers into the cameras. Do tests. Check TC at regular intervals throughout the day. Enjoy..... sb
  3. Puts on pedants hat....... As I understand it - the v1 Mix Pre does not 'clock itsself to the field rate of the incoming TC' at all. Remember that we are talking about a digital recorder, that makes a .bwav file, and that a .bwav file has a TC sync value in the file header. As I think we are all aware... the TC sync value is calculated as the amount of 'samples after midnight' (00:00:00:00) counted at whatever your sample rate is (probably 44,1k or 48k in this case). This value then gets calculated back to a TC value (using the TC rate of the shoot) when the file is played back, or used in post production. So - in the case of a v1 MixPre6, it will look at the incoming TC, and at the moment that the new record file starts, it will take the TC number, calculate what that value is in frames since midnight, and record that value in the file header. At no point in all of the above is the recorder clocking itsself to the incoming TC. The recorder is clocked to an internal clock, from which it derives its own 44.1 or 48k sampling rate. In post production the DAW or video edit software will be deriving its own clock from somewhere. It will, say, 48k of audio samples into a similar 48k of timeline space. So - in practice.... the clock on the mix pre will easily be 'accurate enough' that over even a long take (2hrs or more) any 'drift' will be entirely irrelevant. In truth the cameras are not locked to some sort of clock then they are more likely to drift with respect to each other than with respect to the sound. So long as the TC shows on the display then you are in business. I seem to remember that you might have to tell the mix pre what the TC rate is, simply so that it puts that value in the file header, and things work out best then in post. You can send analogue TC into the Aux5/6 3.5mm jack socket on the mix pre. You will have to tell it that the aux in is going to be the source of the TC and it will look for it and show it on the display. Agree that there is absolutely no need whatsoever to have a better or posher or more grand machine. Hope that this helps. Simon B
  4. .... and what about the new 'Dolby On' app for iOS and Android??? sb
  5. Vortex Communications do their 'Call Me - Click and Collect' system, which works with the remote party using their regular phone. It sounds surprisingly good...... https://www.vtx.uk/product.aspx?id=401 scroll down a bit for the click and collect bit.... Simon B
  6. Haha - I remember seeing the prototype of those Zoom gizmos 😉
  7. Could you do something like to send them a USB mic, like a Rode NT USB-Mini. Have them plug it into eg Zoom, and have them record the Zoom meeting/call??? If the director mutes their own mic when they are 'listening' then audio quality coud/might be quite good??? Might need a proper test though..... sb
  8. Bash


    Stop it immediately. If it has set you off this quickly then whatever it is, it is bad. Get rid of it. If you have a spare input to your recorder/mixer then maybe use that. Depending on your recorder/mixer you might be able to send it to the other ear, or to both, and yet not record it. If you have to record it then send it to the highest track number, and see if you can mirror only the track numbers that you need, not the walkie feed. If you cant do the above then get a stand alone small mixer like an SD302, and mix your headphone feeds and the comms on that. Be in control of it, and keep it low level. Protect your hearing - it is your greatest asset, and if you damage your hearing you are fucked. Look after yourself, Simon B
  9. Hi Joppe, I dont think I replied here, but.... my son can help you with circuit board design if you need iit. They should be super cheap to have made - the company I have used before in China charge by the square inch of board!!! Let me know if you need any help with the PCB bit. Did I say that I'd like a 12 wayplease ?? Many thanks, Simon B
  10. Check out Martijn Scholte's website - watch the brilliant videos - he has nailed it 😉 http://www.good-sound.nl/ Envious, Simon B Check out his 'happy client' videos 😉 Genius 😉
  11. We just bought the column - the manufacturer make them as a thing, and the bed manufacturers buy them in. sb Obviously it isnt light.... but by the same token, it is not heavy by cart standards. I cant tell you the weight, but the next time I have the cart stripped of kit (could be in the New Year, I am due a big tidy up) - I'll weight the naked cart for you 😉 sb Very little - a low few amps when raising or lowering, and it is a rare day that we go up and down all day. sb
  12. The lift mechanism is in fact the vertical column you can see at the back of the cart, in the centre between the base part and the moving pod. It is the mechanism used in a hospital bed to raise and lower the pillow end of the bed. On a hospital bed it would be horizontal, and hid under the mattress. In our case it is vertical. Within that column there is a vertical screw thread, with a motor at the bottom. The motor turns the thread, and as the thread turns a metal lug rides up and down the thread. The top pod is attached to the metal lug with a couple of aircraft type metal pins. It really is quite simple. Not in the video, but I am able to do a pretty quick wheel change to large balloon wheels, for off road or sandy situations. It works really well, and gives the crew plenty of laughing opportunities..... Now.... someone build a better version 😉 Enjoy, Simon B
  13. See here.... at 4 minutes in 😉 Enjoy 😉 sb
  14. It's not home brew. Deya can be found on FB at Deya Brewing Company. I think they did a number of beers with music industry related names 😉 IMFTM is currently my absolute favourite beer. 😉
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