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Mike Fitzgerald

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  1. Hey John, Sent you a PM, but here's my email and website info (contact info on my website): Mike Fitzgerald BoomMikeFitz@gmail.com http://BoomMikeFitz.com Thanks!
  2. Any idea the brand/model tx they were using on the injured player? I believe for NBA players they use Quantum 5x transmitters, which I have worked with hockey players. Those transmitters are a little flexible and a lot thinner than anything else I use. They're not Lectros though and just used an internal rechargeable battery if I remember correctly so it wasn't ideal. Either way I would be a lot less concerned with a player landing on one of those than a bulkier metal house transmitter. I had another show where we mic'ed up baseball players with Lectro SMQ's and the possibility of a weird injury on an awkward slide/roll was always in the back of my head. Luckily baseball players don't spend as much time on their backs and no one we mic'ed had any issues with it.
  3. +1! Vincent - I find the CMC641 locked off on a stand handles sitdowns well when the interviewer is in a fixed spot and you can anticipate the direction they will be facing. I have also had similar experiences with an Audix SCX1HC which I'll sometimes throw up as a second boom for 2 person on screen setups. If they move around and answer off axis too much I'll sometimes tweak positioning or handhold, but for 30+ minute sitdowns in a boom and lav setup I generally put the boom on a stand.
  4. I used these while doing some work for a company that was doing live broadcasts of players during arena football and minor league hockey games last year. The company had some sort of partnership with Quantum so they were given a bunch of transmitters and receivers. The transmitters are pretty slim and actually somewhat flexible (like a hard rubber), wouldn't be too worried about a player landing on it and didn't receive any complaints about wearing them. Didn't have any break except a few mics at the connector. We were using Countryman B6's that were wired with the Q5X connector (by Quantum), so I'd imagine you could use a variety of lavs with them, but don't recall if the connector was waterproof. I think they had tested trams and a couple other mics prior to settling on the B6's. They worked well for the situation, the remote activation was pretty flawless - we wired up the players pads before the game, and were able to power them on from a distance once they took the field/ice and power off in between periods/quarters to save battery life. Q5X has a computer program to power them on and off, adjust gain and frequencies remotely, but it's Windows only. The transmitters I used were the QT-1000 "player mics" and the receivers were the QR-2000 rack mounts. As far as I know they still don't have individual belt pack style receivers. Definitely a solid system, but geared more towards sporting events than anything else.
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