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Wyatt Tuzo

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  1. If he has a 2 input focusrite, he likely also has outputs on it. Use this to feed your return
  2. How are you getting sound IN to VTR?
  3. Can you feed the coms from the Qtake? This will ensure that sound is synced to the picture delay. The only time this will be problematic, is if the director is close enough to set to hear the difference in the bleed through their cans +the delayed feed. This would be a problem with the added delay approach as well though
  4. I would agree that, personally, I feel more is made of this than is really there. I juuuust moved from my analog board to a control surface. I didn’t worry about wireless latency then, and I don’t worry about it now. If what we’re talking about, and really worrying about, is phase correlation in the time domain, it’s a bit of a moot point, as both talent and the boom are constantly moving. Further to this point, if we know that sound moves at aprox 1ms/ft, then the difference In arrival time between a wireless mic with a 3ms delay, and that of the hardlined boom at a distance is even smaller. If we start adjusting delay times to accommodate for the wireless latency, it’s really just moving the potential problem (not removing it). That said, if you are mixing wireless brands and/or technologies, I could see wanting to get all of your wireless latencies adjusted to match one another. I suppose it’s possible that this is more of an issue for some in certain facets of our industry than mine. I rarely find myself mixing booms and wires 1:1 for any length of time. I’m generally just grabbing a line or chunk of dialog that the boom can’t get to…Even here, my finger is constantly riding the boom level while listening for both background consistency and combing between sources. If I hear a problem, a simple polarity flip usually corrects for it. That’s my experience, but the physics doesn’t change.
  5. Saw this yesterday. What a sad day for the industry! There were very few like him, then or now... A deep talent and generous spirit.
  6. To add to the above post... as an alternative to drilling the axle for use with a cotter pin, you could use a “shaft collar” to retain everything.
  7. Heavy duty 2" velcro. Done. You'll get the added benefit of a touch of shock absorption as well. No need to over think these things
  8. As a Secret Santa gift one year, a Camera Op picked me and had a custom shirt made... Black T-shirt... the front said "F**k Sound", and the back "No, F**k You!"). I added the asterisks for this post. Needless to say, I never wore that one on set. While I appreciated that his heart was in the right place, It was more aggressive than passive aggressive.
  9. I would honestly be surprised to see this take off on “big jobs” either. I would assume the studios would have security concerns in sending sensitive footage over a network. I think, as someone alluded to earlier, something like news could be a viable application. Maybe studio sitcoms ? Certain commercials?
  10. A more thorough understanding of signal follow would be a good start. No, this shouldn’t be hard. Re-terminate both ends as desired. Be mindful of continuity.
  11. Until recently, I was getting far greater RF range from my bag via SRC’s than my Venue 2 on the cart. So much so, that I sent my Venue to Lectro for a checkup. Everything seemed to check out to spec. The performance of my Venue improved dramatically when I switched from the tuned dipoles I had been using to filtered Wisy fins. My bag rig uses SNA’s with an Audio Wireless filtered distro
  12. If the Litz doesn’t work for you, you could consider Teflon hookup wire for internal repairs. Best place to buy is oddly eBay, as it gets pricy by the spool https://www.ebay.com/itm/32-30-28-26-24-AWG-Silver-Plated-PTFE-Wire-Assortment-50-feet-SPC/383636195713?_trkparms=aid%3D1110006%26algo%3DHOMESPLICE.SIM%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D225118%26meid%3D80288ef615e44f8aa14e8d1f71ec79b2%26pid%3D100935%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dpf%26sd%3D173929462870%26itm%3D383636195713%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2332490%26algv%3DSimplAMLv5PairwiseWebWithDarwoV3BBEV2b%26brand%3DThermax&_trksid=p2332490.c100935.m2460
  13. I recommend reinforcing the weight at the the back of aluminum drawers if possible. Not so much for standard use and stowage, but for the time bouncing around on the back of the truck. I've had experience in the past with the aluminum rack ears allowing the drawers to sag and deform over time. I now have just my lower drawer strapped to the rear of my cart in addition to the front rails, and this one drawer supports the drawers above it just fine. I hope that was clear.
  14. Just to go there, a Schoeps or an 8040 are a very different case than a 47. I only mention on account of the “I dare“ proclamations. The 121/122 and 57 combo is still pretty widely used on guitar cabs. For snare, I’ll use a 57 on the bottom head, but for top I like an EV 468. If that doesn’t work, a 57 to the shell and no top. I record full bands less and less then days, however, so take it with a grain.
  15. https://www.gothamsound.com/product/mrk16-multi-coupler
  16. I have to admit that I don’t really get it. I suppose the smaller size would be nice for on-camera hosts or the like. Will this be able to tune to different modes? I could see this functionality be nice for a utility wiring off at the campers. If one were able to tune talent Tx directly, and have these frequencies saved for immediate recall, it would be a nice extension of the R1a.
  17. Well then, buy or rent a second recorder when needed. I don’t understand the problem. I’m sorry you feel entitled to have it all at the lowest price-point, but this isn’t the way the world works. As far as aesthetics are concerned, I agree that the mix-pre style encoders are kind of hideous (hoping we can dial the LED’s down to inf.). I had a brief conversation with SD a few weeks ago about a product like this, but it was far too late for any hardware changes. While I may still go this route one day, I feel there are still areas where it would have benefited SD to confer with a few end-users prior to release...
  18. For something with a smooth and comfortable mid-range, and completely un-hyped, I like AKG K141 mkii. You should be able to find them used, as they are discontinued. I’ve never liked 7506’s or HD25’s for music, myself. That said, you’re likely to get as many different opinions as replies. I'm also a big fan of Grado's... he could get up to the 325's in his price range https://gradolabs.com/headphones/prestige-series/item/5-sr325e Phenomenal quality HP's with a very deep soundstage. Glorious for listening, but I'll admit I've never used them for mixing/writing.
  19. I somehow totally missed that you were originally asking about 8x, and assumed the heavy stuff. My mistake
  20. For rg8, I don’t crimp the pin. For 8x and 58, as well as 75 ohm cable, I do (but I don’t solder those). With a properly hot iron (think work station, not a 25 watt pencil iron), I can make the solder without melting the dielectric. I use flux and a well tinned tip (with kester leaded solder) to help with heat transfer and flow.
  21. I keep the center conductor nice and tight, but don’t pre-tin. Instead, coat thoroughly with flux, then slide the pin on. When you solder through the hole, the flux will help the solder flow inward, thus tinning the conductor and making solid contact with the pin.
  22. Just a note that if you DO simply wire in parallel, the batteries will equalize one another, and you will technically be drawing from both at the same time. The voltage will remain the same across each battery. This will still allow you to hot-swap (assuming you aren't close enough to total depletion that the increased current draw to the second battery isn't enough to tank it when the first is pulled). Again, this should all work fine, but it's not like you'll be drawing from one batt until its time for the backup to take over.
  23. Generally, on any show these days which isn't a major movie, I negotiate a weekly (based on $/day x5) but production pro-rates down for partial weeks. I'm not sure if that is what you're asking though. Movies pay they full week for partials
  24. I’m well aware... if you read the rest of my post, I mention making changes remotely. Gordon had requested features one may wish for in a future hardware release,m. My statement you have quoted is based on the fact that, to change frequency or gain on the wideband transmitters (the two most frequently altered settings) one must scroll through a menu (unlike the original SM’s). I preferred being able to change these settings through easy key sequences. I felt the original design was quite elegant.
  25. The only things I would re-consider over the SMWB's, would be to eliminate the need to menu dive for Freq and Gain, and to overcome what I perceive as diminished range vs. single block transmitters. Personally, I'm only interested in single battery SM style units. I suppose a nice OLED display would be welcome. Additionally, changing everything over to lemo would allow me to ditch the adaptors for my SSM style packs. The ability to control the transmitters remotely over RF would be great as well!
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