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  1. Lasers need jobs too! #LaserRights
  2. Often I wish some of these field producers would be 8 feet away instead of hovering.
  3. Oh noooooooo! We may lose our Comtek rentals! /s https://futurism.com/the-byte/laser-beam-speech-mit?fbclid=IwAR1It6OhF1OBm363rmbXgzeinoHvm4pTqoCwQbRsoV6C6eppsKnyPNc17rM
  4. Exactly. One of the shows I work with has a similar system— running video and audio to director IPads. The (albeit low) latency is still an issue so thankfully no one is listening directly to their monitors and I still rent them Comteks, but that can easily change. It might be wise for us as a group to get ahead of this instead of just dismissing the possibility outright. Cheers, Evan
  5. Wrong. He’s been doing it for years. Clients love it. His rate is quite high.
  6. You can still use WiFi in airplane mode. THIS is a massive drawback I see. People will put up with a lot but if you cut off their internet.... oh boy there’s gonna be a problem. I completely agree. Recently i worked with a VTR guy who used tablets as client monitors instead of traditional HD monitors. He said they were less expensive to buy and clients felt comfortable with them since they already had tablet/smart phone experience. And, he still gets the full rental. I imagine there’s a market for that in audio for IFB. Maybe not yet, but once the latency issue is remedied I could definitely see soundies buying up older iPhones and installing a singular app for IFB.
  7. I was always hoping Zaxcom would add this kind of App functionality to Zaxnet so that clients can download the app and use their phones for IFB/TC. Maybe I’d lose a rental— or I can charge for a password each shoot. I’d make $$ on the transmission and not have to own/maintain as many IFB receivers. Cheers, Evan I’ve experimented with the Vue system and yes it transmits audio but there is a latency that can be annoying for field producers trying to direct in-scene while listening to IFB feed.
  8. Exactly. Just a simple fader panel. It’s a shame Zax didn’t make a FP4 for the Maxx. Yes, I can absolutely use the Kortwich, but I’d prefer not to use an outside preamp. I like having my SRs at line output, especially if the inputs are line. Also, a unit without preamps would likely be less expensive. I was hoping there would be some other unit I wasn’t aware of that fits my needs but I may just get the Kortwich and try it out.
  9. I own a FP8 but there is so much wasted space and weight. I don’t need all 8 faders and that huge cassis. If I could cut my FP8 in half I would! I can set the gain in the Nomad so all I really need is post fade control for the mix. That MX42 is getting the right idea, but I’m not a fan of the RCA connections or that form. The Kortwich VCP-M4 is a perfect example of what I need, but without the preamps. http://www.filmtontechnik.de/en/products-from-kortwich/vcp-preamp/
  10. Not in the sense of a “full featured mixer”. I don’t need bells and whistles, I just want to control my 7-10 inputs without using the V-Faders, like an FP8 does.... only smaller. Yeah I understand that and I’m willing to forgo some of the FP8 features for a smaller package. The Kortwich unit would suit my needs just fine if it wasn’t a preamp.
  11. Basically I want an FP4 (if such a thing existed). I want to control inputs 7-10.
  12. Hello All, Has anyone come across a 4 channel alternative for Zaxcom’s FP8? Specifically one that is line (or switchable) input? (Like a FP4 if such a thing existed.) I love the FP8 with my Nomad, but since I use Lectro wireless the extra faders/functionality of the FP8 is overkill for my purposes. I have inquired to Kortwich about their VCP-M4 but unfortunately it’s mic level only and since I am using SRs I don’t need the preamp— and they are not eager to make one at this time. Otherwise, that size of a unit would be perfect for me. Any tips on things I may have missed would be greatly appreciated. Cheers, Evan Meszaros
  13. Theres a spot inside Grand Central Station NYC that has the same effect. It can be a busy commuter day but if you whisper into one specific corner your friend across the room can hear you. It mesmerized me as a kid. Cheers, Evan
  14. That depends.... Syd era Floyd? Peak Gilmour Floyd? Or authoritarian Waters era? Cheers, Evan also: this is a great article. Thanks so much, Mono!
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