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Michael Lonsdale

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    Soundmixer for TV Film and Commercials
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  1. Shure has been great talking to the mixers in NYC and getting feedback as to what is needed in the real world. They are coming out with a portable system I hear end of summer as well as plug on boom transmitters. It will take that long as they don't put equipment in the field prior to testing in the field extensively. I agree the spectrum is getting smaller but having a system that switches seamlessly to another frequency is as good as it gets right now and other manufacturers should be following their lead. The answer isn't reblocking and it is important to have as diverse of a system as possible. In terms of a new concept for wireless I don't see that in the near future.
  2. I think you will find in any large city in the US with the limited amount of available frequencies you will have to go with a system that is able to cover as wide a band as possible and offer sophisticated switching and scanning. In the NYC metro area it is very hard to find open channels when running multiple transmitters. The only system out there that is capable of allowing a block of frequencies from 470-636, 606-810, 750-960 is the Share Axient Digital and it has proven to be a workhorse in NYC. Check out the video on Gotham Sound as Tod Maitland used it on West Side Story. Many NYC mixers have moved on to this system as they just don't want to continually retune equipment and it also offers Dante.
  3. Being that the majority of my work is commercials where I continually put out 20+ comteks per shoot day the last thing I want to think about is replacing batteries on receivers half way through the day so this new IFB certainly doesn't fit the bill for me regardless of how it sounds.
  4. Brian any news from Lectro regarding your issues with the unit?
  5. Curious to hear reviews on DSQD in the real world. What are mixers finding in terms of reception and range? I have heard in NYC they are marginal at best on the street compared to Venue systems.
  6. It is a perfect 2 track backup! Amazing machine and ideal tc master generator.
  7. Why is Sound Devices only making the App for Android. Why not make it for Mac and make everyone life easier?
  8. I actually just got a response from Mark who is always prompt in getting back with answers. As Mojave is 64bit and will not support 32bit he says it is not practical for him to update the software so he suggests not updating above High Sierra. I did update one computer to Mojave and Metacorder does not work as designed and will not play back in native app and has other issues.
  9. Has anyone upgraded to Mojave and experienced any issues with Metacorder? Thanks
  10. Will the new HMa have the ability to remote with LectroRM?
  11. In the specs there seems to be nothing regarding sound inputs. Hopefully Arri decided to not include sound in the design and utilize double system as I always hoped they would on the Alexa.
  12. I am wondering what audio interfaces mixers have had luck with using Metacorder and Yosemite?
  13. What erx firmware have you been using when successfully jamming timecode? I have tried from .5 to 3 volts and continually get timecode error indication.
  14. Actually a SB-3 works fine on all Arri cameras in the regen mode. It is only the ERX2TCD that has problems with this. Either it is a amplitude problem or it is an issue when the ERX2TCD goes out of range and it re jams when back in range and it sends a time code pulse to the camera that it doesn't like. I have a hard time trusting an AC to be diligent enough to re jam the camera every time the operator decides to change the frame rate and then go back to 23.98.
  15. Glen In addition to RED issues with timecode jamming it is also an issue with Alexa XT cameras when in the regen mode on the Alexa. It will cause a timecode error indication on the camera. The only way to rectify this problem is to go into the jam sync mode. This is not practical as the reason for keeping the box on the camera and in the regen mode assures proper timecode sync if the DP decides to shoot high speed and then back to sync at 23.98. Thanks Michael
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