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chris_bollard

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  1. Hey Tobi. I power mine from the SL 2 hirose DC output without any issue. The TA3 is wired with the out of phase pin not connected: may or may not be part of the problem.
  2. If you have a old NP1 that is surplus it's pretty simple to remove the internals and add a hirose to the end, or wired to the smart Batt cup.
  3. It's going to be a long break for most of us, I think. Good luck to everyone navigating the way in getting assistance in your home country. Here in Australia there is no special assistance for film and television, or any of the arts. Unfortunately our current governments still haven't forgotten the industry taking party politics sides a while back. We do have reasonable business assistance available to most businesses, but to qualify you have to be able to survive, paying wages, for another 6 weeks.
  4. Impressive work. My hand me down Singer has died. Looking for suggestions on replacement that will be up to this type of work. Nate, can you recommend yours? Model #?
  5. Thanks for the input. Mozegear looking good - they all have pros and cons for my situation - looked at the Korwitch also
  6. I've been doing so Googling but not really come up with anything I'm looking for a SMALL portable single channel mic pre amp with 48V phantom to use with my 688 & 633 Any suggestions?
  7. I'm interested in the Scorpietta; 633 form factor with 8 mic preamp inputs and pots. Fast, light, adaptable !
  8. Mic'ing up is one of the more demanding parts of our job. IMO you need to explain simply and succinctly what you need to do, while gauging the talents reaction and hopefully putting them at ease as much as possible. If they are adults and uncomfortable I talk them through how to mic themselves, and I live with the results even if it's not as good as what I would have potentially done. Ruining their day, or scaring them emotionally isn't worth a little bit less clothing noise.
  9. But sometimes you just can't boom. As has been said, every time you place a mic you get better at it. I always chat to the subject first, before mic'ing up. It maybe relaxes them and allows me to evaluate the clothes they are wearing and how they move and interact with their wardrobe. If necessary I ask about what they are wearing under the top layer, and if they manscape or moisturise. With luck it's okay one the first attempt; I've been doing it for a long time so I feel I should get it right first up. If I'm not happy I'm ready and prepared to jump in as possible until I am happy. I'm not prepared to spend a full work day being unhappy with how a concealed mic sounds. It's one of the challenges of the gig.
  10. One the Bay. I tend to over engineer things so after soldering I fill the case with hot glue and secure the cable exit with dual wall heat shrink. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.com%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F141615613124
  11. Thanks. Spoke to Lectro and got and clear explanation.
  12. This is for Larry, or one of his engineers. I have one SR-C that I use in my kit with 411a and PSC RF Multi. I seem to experience higher RF sensitivity with the SR-C compared to the 411a. That is, it exhibits RF overload way before the 411 do. In a complex multi Radio mic situation (20-30 mics) it's hard to balance what the SR-C needs as against the 411. It also suffers from two way radio interference in a random way. When stands in front of me and keys on sometimes there is no interference, sometimes one frequency will drop out, but at another "key on" a different frequency will be effected. Getting distance between the antenna and the two way radio helps. I had thought of replacing all my 411 with SR-C but not really going to move forward with it while there are these problems.
  13. Hi Larry Thanks for the clarification. The BEST connector for the job and nothing else in the market that comes close.
  14. Thanks Mike, but I am looking for the type of connector that Lectro uses for their Transmitter antennas. The centre pin is solder and there is a compression rubber grommet that locks the cable in place.
  15. From my experience the Src seems to have a more sensitive Rf front end than the 411 when I use it with the RF multi Maybe Larry has some info about this?
  16. Sorry but that makes absolutely no sense....
  17. Does anyone here know the make of the SMA Connector that Lectro uses for their transmitter antennas?
  18. Like I said dailies are CF. All sorted there. 64 Gb are kind of in between for me. Maybe get 4 days on it. Would be nice to get a whole week and do the dump to back up hard drive at the end of the week. And it seems that the list of approved media hasn't changed or expanded for a long time - some of what is on it is no longer available.
  19. Thanks Chris I mate has confirmed that the Lexar 128 Gb 600x SD card works. I bought the 633x and that most definitely does not work ; freeze and locks out that drive
  20. I've been looking at getting 128/256 Gb SD cards to use in my 688 and 633 to use as the back up media. The approved SanDisk 128 appears to be no longer available. Is anyone successfully running larger capacity Non Approved SD cards?
  21. +1 At the risk of being controversial I think the 788 sounds better than the 6xx. But the 6xx is lighter and more power efficient.
  22. Yes Phil, mic pres would be nice and solve the problem. The size is convenient so I guess that is what drove not having them. Limiting at the transmitter isn't suitable as I don't like the sound of that. It was an issue on one series ; the post dept specifically asked for the ISO levels to be higher. And then you risked clipping. Also, not super happy about ISO levels not being consist across all the tracks. Sorry if I offended any one with my "more professional" comment. Of course SD make professional gear, just don't really understand the thinking behind what was done at the design stage.
  23. Yep, Im on peak metering. Been that way since before I got my first 442. And yes the "solution" is to under record the ISO tracks. Back to my initial post, I would have preferred to pay more for each unit and have hardware limiters on 4-6/7-12, so that all tracks are equal. I can understand that maybe other users don't see this being that important.
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