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  1. I have only done this a few times with a Zaxcom QRX100 with IFB board. It's kind of made to do exactly this. It sort of worked but the quality of that feed isn't as good as what you're sending, and if there is a problem you don't know if it's actually on the camera or on your return feed. I don't put such large receivers on cameras anymore and wouldn't want to add a transmitter near my camera receivers either. But you might want/need to.
  2. It seems DPA sells it with their kit but it's more like a lav mic on the end of it. https://www.dpamicrophones.com/gooseneck/4097-interview-kit
  3. There's this one that seems to come with the DPA interview kits: https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1197934-REG/manfrotto_mpcompact_bk_compact_extreme_2_in_1_monopod.html/amp
  4. Actually I did not know about these; thanks! I wonder if there's some way a transmitter could be made where the plug is inside it, like behind the battery door. You insert the mic and the door closes over the whole thing with a sort of strain relief that catches the wire. No connector sticks out anywhere. Just a thought.
  5. I've been dealing with both of these types of Lemo connectors for a few years now. They're just awful work with. I feel confident in all of my equipment except for those stupid connectors. I had every single one of my screw-type connectors fall apart in the middle of a shoot. What I did was open them up with needle nose pliers: just grab the collar and unscrew it. Fix whatever is messed up. Then I put thread locker on the threads and tightened them again with the needle nose pliers.
  6. I did this for a while with minicircuits like you said. I had two of the 4-way splitters and an RF Diversity fin going into it. Seemed to work alright, but eventually I got the Micplexer 2 which is adjustable and that just worked so much better.
  7. I have the same charger and after a while, some batteries give me the HIGH warning too. They seem to be garbage after that. My first batch of Powerex 2700 batteries all pretty much did this eventually. The Eneloop ones I have now I haven't seen any show me the error yet.
  8. I still think my Zaxcom recording transmitters are the coolest pieces of gear. So small and so powerful. And I don't even own any ZMT's!
  9. Luckily for me I have hobbies like building bicycles and welding. I've had this idea to put an engine on a bicycle for 2 years now and never got around to doing it. Well now I've got nothing but time and it's turning out very nicely.
  10. I got completely wiped out by Teradeks the other day. Transmitter was in a car along with my mics and I couldn't get a signal whatsoever. Had to resort to the Zaxcom transmitter recordings and they were fine.
  11. Yes I know, but on this show nobody has the TC extension for the FS7. I give them a guidetrack for syncing but they seem to still want timecode "close." I was just curious how two cameras can possibly be "close" with nothing feeding them and they've been turned off for 12 hours.
  12. That's kind of what I thought. I'm comparing two (or more) FS7s to timecode in my recorder. Even after a day the guys turn their cameras on and claim "timecode is bang on" meanwhile my recorder appears "off" and I need to set it to match the cameras.
  13. I am curious how two FS7's, with nothing jamming them, will often have their timecode very close to one another (not perfect of course, but visibly close) but my mixer is always off quite quickly? Surely a professional audio recorder should hold better TC than an FS7? My theory is that the cameras reset to some sort of internal clock, to the minute, and so when you turn two of them on they "appear" to be in sync.
  14. The Think Tank International bag fits every airline I've been on (other than very tiny planes of course.) Unlike my previous, expensive, marketed as carry-on, bag before that... Sometimes you have to pull items out of the front pocket to make it fit, but it fits. A Pelican, if it won't fit there's just no way. If you're in airports a lot, the Think Tank rolls much smoother than the Pelican, and the handle is very long and comfortable. I can't recommend it enough and I know three others who bought it and never looked back. Great bag.
  15. The sides are pretty rigid and could probably put up with weight ontop of it. I use mine exactly like Chris, with the mixer on top like a cart. It is very stable and doesn't fall over. You can strap a stand (or small folding stool) to the side. The only drawback is yesterday I finally snapped the telescoping handle. I lifted it one too many times from that handle over the years. Think Tank sent me an entire replacement for free.
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