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Sam Cousins

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    Film Sound Recordist and Boom Op, mostly working on Indies. I teach Sound Recording at Film School in my spare time.
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  1. Hi Daniel, I'd be very interested to hear more about this project. I have two PD6s, one of which is still my primary recorder, the other has a busted DVDRAM drive so only gets used when I need more than 6 preamps. I love the direct outs, switchable power on the AUX I/O, the limiters, hardware switches instead of software etc. The main downside to using this machine is the constant changing and formatting of the discs, so if there's any way to use CF or SD I'd be a very happy man. Other things to consider: 1. More accurate battery level indicator 2. Firewire recording while recording to disc 3. Bluetooth compatibility for a keyboard (hardware mod via usb port?) Would love to hear more and help with testing, like I said I've got a spare PD6 gathering dust so can get to work straight away! Keep in touch and well done! Sam
  2. On the roof of the Hilton Hotel, Mecca on last years pilgrimage for PBS
  3. Myself operating second boom following up a stairwell on a horrible heavy Rode aluminium pole
  4. Hi Scott, I've tried both PC and Mac. To begin with only the first partition would show up on the Mac and nothing on the PC. After some investigation, I used Isobuster to recover the files I couldn't see. This was on the PC. The first partition's files were fine because I could copy them directly from the HD. The rest of the files however, had to be extracted. In the process they have lost their header information. The files were all recorded as BWFs, some two track poly, some four.
  5. Thanks Olle, I tried the audacity thing as well. Would the software you mentioned be Wondershare Photo Recovery by any chance?
  6. Hi Folks, I've managed to clone the hard drive from my Fostex PD6 which recently lost its primary means of file transfer, the DVDRAM drive. Unfortunately, instead of recovering PolyWavs I've been left with recovered files whose sizes and apparent timecodes (between start and finish) match the original files, but are unreadable as audio as the necessary header information is missing. Does anybody know of any software or techniques able to repair the necessary information or UK-based specialists in this field? The drive contains the first week's rushes from a feature I'm working on at the moment. Thanks in advance for your help.
  7. Haha vin, I've gone one better! I've managed to mount the first partition and get the files off, so I've split the files the WaveAgent and sent them to post with a report. That should keep them happy for now. In the meantime I need to get hold of a PC because I think the problem with the Mac is its inability to read multi-session drives.
  8. Hi Bud, yeah that's what I thought, until I saw what the guy in the link above has done... I've managed to remove the DVDRAM drive and have just the internal HD recording my mix. I just don't have a way of giving the DIT my six ISOs! I'm outputting two tracks to a HDP2 via the aux I/O so that's what the post guys have been getting so far, but the producer and post supervisor are hassling me for the ISOs as they didn't think about timecode and will have to manually sync my ISOs when/if I can get to them. As a last resort I know I can re-record the tracks through the Direct Outs but I'm not looking forward to having to do that! I've tried removing the HD and connecting it to the computer via a 50 pin IDE adaptor which fits the drive but it doesn't show on the computer. I'm almost at my wits end!
  9. My PD6 DVDRAM drive has failed with rushes on the internal HD. I know it's possible to get the HD connected to a computer via USB (see here: http://www.bblist.co.uk/item.php?item=34380) but the HD adaptors I've tried haven't worked. Does anyone have any bright ideas or know the right way to connect the drive? For reference the drive is a 40gb Toshiba 1.8" with a 50 pin Micro IDE connection. Thanks in advance!
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