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Richard Ragon

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  1. Thanks Phil.. New territory here.
  2. I finally retired my old 744 back up. I got another PIX recorder. This is probably a stupid question, but I saw someone on set hit the record button, and both recorders went on record. How did they do that? Yes, I read the manual. Seams like several ways? rs232 remote plugs? Though eithernets? Remote plugs? Timecode? Whats the standard here? -Richard
  3. Look for the model numbers with "L". Perhaps this means lamp, or LED?? It's also called "Power Indication". Cant tell you how many times I've found a house power, only to find it not working. Plunging it in, and see the light right on the male plug is nice.. Then for quick troubleshoots, you loose power, you can look down at the LED on the female end of your stinger. -Richard
  4. FOUND IT. Texted grip Butch over at Disneyland. I asked him if these were Disney broadcast stringers.. He said 'yep'. Gave me a model number. http://www.leviton.com/OA_HTML/ProductDetail.jsp?partnumber=5269-PLB&section=37688&minisite=10251 It's actually Leviton 5269 PLB. The Leviton site has it as a 'power indicator'. They have this LED light on both sides, female and male. Just in case anyone wants to know. (I found this interesting, anyway) -Richard
  5. While the Leviton works.. I just don't like the big yellow.. Looking for Hubbell either white or black. Thanks everyone.
  6. While working on a gig last week, I was helping wrap some stingers for the gaffers. When I got to the end, I noticed a Hubbell female plug at the end, with a small green LED built right into the plug. I thought, to myself.. Oh, I would love to have this, so that I know the stinger is 'hot' or not. Currently I have 3 stingers, and I want to replace the old Hubbell plugs, with these new Hubbell plugs. Has anyone ever seen these on set yet? Hubbell Model numbers, so that I can buy these? Thanks -Richard
  7. They sell adapters. Why not use these? http://www.ebay.com/itm/YAM-CA701-Convert-Lectrosonics-TA5F-to-Sennheiser-3-5mm-Wireless-Bodypack-Mic-/171376718565?hash=item27e6d932e5:g:nV4AAOxyCSRSDOKZ -Richard
  8. Got one from LSC, so I'll check it out.
  9. Im in awe, at how the transit van's in Hungary, are so much smaller than the transit vans here in the US. The ford transit T-150 "low roof" is like 7' foot tall.. theirs are like 6 foot. That 1 foot difference means you get under parking garages here. aaahh. -Richard
  10. There's a new Yamama card out.. Any pros, cons? Anyone try the new one in there 01V yet? DANTE-MY16-AUD2
  11. At the risk of sounding like I'm beating you up.. I'm not here.. But.. I'm still reeling at your quote.. "And I have been bitten by these decisions - we have ended up with poor audio or we have lost audio on a couple of occasions. Nonetheless I still fundamentally wouldn't change our approach" Isn't this the very definition of insanity? Doing the same thing, over and over, yet expecting a different result, and not learning from it?? If you won't learn from your own mistakes, why are you here asking what we think? Sorry.. not meaning to be harsh. -Richard Best reply EVER!
  12. I posted the wrong one then. Tio1608-D – Dante Equipped I/O Rack is what I'm thinking of. I want to plug it into the Dante network that I have using the o1V96i. p.s. A side question would be, how do you adjust the gain at the plug? I don't see any adjustments on the box? Can I route this box to inputs on the O1V96? Thanks -Richard
  13. More info released about this.. http://deadline.com/2016/10/midnight-rider-more-info-dept-of-labor-vs-film-allman-1201840540/
  14. I've been doing a fair amount of live mixing these days. I'm thinking of buying a stage box. First Choice: Yamaha SB168-ES EtherSound Stage Box. Seams to work with Dante, and can give me more then enough I/Os run to a stage area. In theory all I have to do is run out an Enthernet cable, and I got "outs" for monitors and cameras, and "ins" for stage mics. Anything I need to know about in a set up like this? Any other Dante I/Os on the market? Thanks for all your advice. -Richard
  15. Rachel, I'm with you. Right after they discontinued the Astro, there was literately nothing on the market to replace it. The first small van to fill in the hole, was the transvan. But the trick was.. it was outsourced. Ford, in their haste took one of the small euro cars, slapped a ford logo on it, and brought it too the America market.. The result was uuuggggly (if you ask me). Over the last few years, all the car manufactures realized there was this huge hole in the market and scrambled to fill it. Shortly after along came the newer transvan, the ram, a new chevy, and a few nissians. But, yeah.. All euro looking uuuggllly. Fast forward 5 years now, and we have yet another newer transvan (actually made in the US) that looks somewhat decent, and now even a few more mini vans too. p.s. Just a side note.. The Astros were discontinued because they failed the new fed crash test for 2017-18. GM just said it would be easier to pull the plug as sales were slumping anyway, and just focus on the express vans. -Richard
  16. I know this was talked about before. I've been kicking the idea around, to replace my Astro van with something newer (for a while now). However, I couldn't find any substitutes for the Astro Van. When Astro Vans discontinued in 2008, the market was wide open with nearly nothing in the small van category. There's a Nissan, a Ramvan, yet another Ford Transit now, and even a new Chevy Van I think. But the Mercedes Metris looks really nice. Its small and under 7ft tall so you can get under LA parking structures. Gets around 22MPG, and is about the same size as the Astro Van. My issue is it might be more costly then a Transit. But Transit would be my second choice for sure. Anyone look into on of these? http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2015/03/2016-mercedes-benz-metris-van-video.html
  17. I second this.. The show is first rate, has great sound!!
  18. This is terrible .. No wounder why these producers don't understand sound, and the importance of 'doing it right'. Seems these days, all they are looking for is a warm body to fill in.. They think that it's all just done with the right equipment, and nothing more. It's like a loosing, uphill battle. -Richard
  19. While were on the subject here.. Someone posted the budget on "the Village" movie.. Interesting. http://imgur.com/a/Y1ZXd
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