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  1. Jim Gilchrist is your man.
  2. chriskellett

    Do you really work alone on a fiction feature film?

    Nope, not common at all here. In fact, other than the " helping out a friend on a no budget short thing" I have never seen it done. My guess is that there are other real reasons that they are bringing this person as the idea of traveling, putting up, posting a carne, working papers if needed, per diem, local transportation..... is never cheaper than hiring locals. Having been on both sides of this equation, often production will use the excuse of " can't find someone local who..... ( fill in the blank here with a ready made excuse ) in order to side step the local production norm and bring in the person that they wanted all along.
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    MixPre Series Firmware v2.20 May 24, 2018 - Link

    100% in the same boat on this as the other gentlemen, this would be a very popular function addition to an already stellar recorder series.
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    Sound Devices Wireless (rebranded Audio Ltd)

    Seems to still be branded as Audio Limited in the photos at least.
  5. Not really, It is often used as a reorganization tool in order to either raise a companies sell price or as a term of purchase by buyer. Heavy debt is not always an indication of a company “struggling”. Generally, the losses are absorbed by the creditors which is the crappy part of the equation.
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    So... Nothing new from SD at NAB, I guess.

    I am not of the opinion they have forgotten Pro users at all, quite the opisite, I have found their products and software updates very responsive.
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    Neural Networks for Audio: how they work

    Hi James, I worked on a Documentary on the Lee Sedol / AlphaGo match ( on Netfix/iTunes/Amazon called 'AlphaGo") and it was my introduction to this incredibly fascinating world of AI and true learning machines. Although it is fun to think about the entertainment side of these applications it is the medical field where these machines are going to change things at an amazing rate.
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    Finally a cheap and accurate Timecode slate?

    These iOS type TC displays are pretty handy for VR type jobs, it has been my experience that some of the high count, multi camera rigs have issues when stitching together the TC display on the Denecke slates where these types of set ups have proven to be much easier for them to get an image that is usable on a screen.
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    Remote Audio Hi-Q Batteries

    Hi Steve, I switched over about 6 months ago and I really like them so far. I have 3 batteries, 2 of the Hi-Q and one directly from Inspire, I am getting about 1.5 days of run time with a 633 and Lectrosonics SR-C. I like knowing that for the most part, the battery that I start the day with is the one I will likely end the day with. I have the AudioRoot 2 bank charger, I like that it tells me how many times a battery has been charged which makes it easy to keep them all in the same condition. Hope to see you in Baltimore soon, good luck on your job. Chris
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    Scouting day rate

    If you can convince someone to pay you for gear rental on a scout, you are doing something right, more power to you. I do not have that level of negotiating skills myself.
  11. chriskellett

    Scouting day rate

    My normal rate, a day is a day, simple as that.
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    DUGAN for the 633!! Firmware update 4.50!!

    Similar to AFMY, I don't see this replacing people on sets anytime soon. One day, who knows, but for right now it is just an other quality tool for me to use from time to time. My feeling has always been that the human element has always been the best tool that I can offer, and I try to value the people that I work with and have meet over the years. To quote the Old 97's " Jobs are all jobs and sometimes they suck, I love what I do and I have had some pretty good luck" Value people and embrace change, it is a pretty good way to spend a career.
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    Ambient or Denecke for Lockit?

    I guess you could try and track down some of the Denecke sb-t boxes, they would fill your WC requirement as well.
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    Johnny Knoxville gags and wires.

    I worked on Viva la Bam for a while ( a spin off of the Jackass series ), believe it or not I found most of the cast very easy to work with and I can't recall ever having anyone break any of my gear during that period. Lots of the time we would remove gear from them before they would get in harms way. Although things appear to be extremely off the cuff, things are, in general, planned out to a great degree. Enjoy your time with them, you will have a smile on your face everyday, I promise you that much.
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    Equipment wishes for 2017

    For the Lectrosonics PDR to do all current TC rates, not just 30 DF that it only does currently. Lectrosonic Wideband IFB Transmitters and receivers.