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    Production Sound Mixer - primarily features and TV.
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  1. Oh. I'm totally thinking CL16. But Scorpio SL3 will eliminate so many cables and such. I'm also thinking how easily it'll go from one cart to another.
  2. Anyone else very excited about Scorpio/SL3 with a set of Wisy quad receivers? Pair this with CL12 and you've got a compact rig.
  3. RPSharman

    scorpio!

    I have reserved mine, and I will tell you all about it!! My plan, currently, is to use it as I do my 788T, with my PSC Solice. I will buy the iCon to add faders when I need extra faders. I have little in-line device that reads the power draw on 12v 4-pin XLR cable. I plan to use that to power the iCon, so I will report back on power consumption. I will now have my 664 in the bag, my 788T/CL9 on a mini cart of sorts, and my Scorpio on the main cart. Can't wait!!
  4. If your mix is peaking at 0 bBu (-20 DbFS), and your ISOs are -14dB below that, then it is too low. I have had post friends call me to complain about mix and ISO levels on shows with some mixers being way too low, and they ask what I do. I always tell them they should contact the production mixer and ask for higher levels. My mono mix is pretty hot (average conversational peaks at -12 dBFS), and knowing it's used for editorial, who don't want to be boosting gain for dailies, they and I seem to like it that way. But lately, knowing that I am on shows with extensive post
  5. There are several options, but the simplest if probably this... http://www.professionalsound.com/specs/rfSMA.htm
  6. Hi Mick - They're all pretty good. What you're "allowed" to use is a different story. I can put you in touch with some people who can give you the run-down. Are you on Facebook? Send me a massage there.
  7. I think it's smart that your back-up recorder has the same workflow as your main recorder. I have a 788T and a 664 that serves as a back-up and a bag rig recorder. Used to have 2x 788T, but found it unnecessary, and I like the 664. The spare 788T was dead weight. Although I might actually buy another if SD doesn't come up with something I like with more tracks. Since you have a 664, it'd be smart to have another of the same, or if you're just looking for a mix back-up to get you by until you can get another 664 brought to you, then a used 744T. The file naming and such is the same,
  8. Every retailer will give you basically the same price. There are minimum allowable prices from all of our main manufacturers, and most of our specialty retailers will give you that price. Just ask. I tend to buy everything from the place that gives me the best service, and helps me out when I'm in need. But I do occasionally spread it around a bit.
  9. I've been up near there too. It is a bit easier now that transmission is mostly digital, so much less bleed. Nothing is on 216, really, and the only trouble I have had with 72 is emergency call boxes on the freeway. The new wide band gear really helps to find holes, and mostly we just need a handful. My biggest RF issues stem from walkies and wireless focus and camera control, spreading random and bleedy 2.4 and 5.8 all over the place. Glad it worked out for you.
  10. Yes. It really depends on how you feel. Mixers all over LA continued using Block 27/28 for years when they became illegal, and many still do. Until the FCC police come after me, or I have no usable frequencies, I am going to keep using my gear. When it is no longer viable, I will try to sell it off overseas.
  11. My guess is that they were changed to 100mW by someone with a factory code. They are probably a European model that was fixed at 50mW. When you switched it back to 50mW (where they are legally supposed to remain), it locked it back at 50mW. That's just a guess. Are you having trouble at 50mW? It really is enough for most situations, and better for many too.
  12. Worked with him on a movie once (Citizen Ruth - I think it was called eventually). And I recorded an interview with him at ASC when they were honoring his DP. Each time was a total pleasure. I was and am a fan. I've not been star struck too many times in my life, but Burt was certainly one of them.
  13. I know I feed mine 14v +/- all the time from the PSC PowerMax Ultra. But I don't think I have gone beyond that.
  14. Hello all, I am 5 weeks or so into a TV show with the Sony Venice camera. Here's what I have discovered. It's very quiet. Very very quiet. There are simple fan settings. Four, I think. Two that are for MOS stuff or hot exteriors. Two that shut the fans off while rolling. When the camera gets hot (which is does fairly easily in warm sets and rolling resets), the fan will kick on. We think it might actually be the recorder fan versus the camera fan, but we can't really run a test in the middle of shooting, so perhaps someone in prep can do a test to see what's kicking on.
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