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  1. Eric

    Show me your bag

    Looks like the headphones hang on a Nite Ize gear tie https://www.niteize.com/collection/gear-tie.asp
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    Sony FS7 Timecode

    I haven't had any drift with an ambient lockit on the FS7. Sorry.
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    Camera Hops

    I use a Sennheiser G3 for a mono scratch track. Sync box on camera. Some clients like the slate as well. Slate mandatory without TC input. If they want master audio to camera a Lectrosonics D4 for a hop. Plus a sync box (and record just in case). Plug in for interviews. Usual cameras: Cannon c-300 red Sony fs7 Sony F55
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    4 channels audio over radio camera on OB

    Lectrosonics D4 can send 4 channels of audio. RX can output analog or AES. I have been using this as a camera hop for a number of years (when not using a G3 scratch track). Likely some are familiar with it and some are not. It has it's pros and cons (which I won't get into), but can be helpful in the odd 4 channel send situation. https://www.lectrosonics.com/US/Digital-Wireless-System/category.html
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    Favorite Slate

    I have the Ambient lockit slate (ACN-LS). In combination with the ACL-204 (sync boxes) everything is a dream to sync. My workflow is to jam the slate and send wireless sync from the slate to the sync boxes. Easy. It gives you a little report on the display as to how many boxes jammed successfully. No need to take the sync boxes off the cameras if there is a need to rejam. Nor do you have to find the cameras as long as the boxes are in range of the sync signal. Always double check TC, of course. ACs seem to like the one handed slating option, just grip the handle and clap with thumb (at least that's what I've heard). The flashing red lights on clap (which you can turn off) has helped some of my clients sync when there is no TC available to camera. However, It doesn't stand up on it's side like the the Deneke TS-C (if that's a pro). It does't glow the cool blue to make slate writing visible in the dark.
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    Cleaning solution for Smv and SMQV

    You can always contact Joe @ Lectrosonics Toronto and ask him what he uses. Joe is friendly and amazing at sharing what he knows.
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    Lavs for ties

    I've used COS-11s with a hush lav foam (cut in half) in the tie knot pointing down. Usually pretty good indoors (wardrobe dependent, of course). I have also used an RM11 in the knot as well. Depends on the knot/tie.
  8. Eric

    What is your spare recorder

    Main recorder is a SD664. I like the many outputs and 6 preamps. SD633 as a backup, or the main recorder depending on the job. Both have been solid in high heat and humidity to cold and snow.
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    Rycote Mic Protector case

    I have seen people use concrete forming tubes to protect the Rycote windshield inside a Pelican case. You cut the cardboard tube to size and then you need to cut a little notch out of one side (Bottom/top -- who can tell in a circle?) so the handle can slide in. The handle/pistol grip does not go inside the tube. It gets folded on the outside. These types of tubes: \https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/categories/building-materials/concrete-cement-and-masonry/concrete-materials-tools-and-accessories/concrete-forming-products.html I have not used it myself, but have seen it used.
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    BDS Battery + AC

    If you're working out of a bag and power everything off an NP1 this could be a good solution: http://www.hawkwoods.co.uk/Prods/Product/AD-NP1 Thinking of this myself, however, I rarely do sit down interviews. Maybe this is better suited to your needs: http://www.hawkwoods.co.uk/Prods/Product/APD-PS Requires NP1 powering of your kit. I haven't tried either.
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    P48 to T-Power converter?

    I got a the local audio shop (Audio Services Canada in Toronto) to build a shortie cloth covered cable that has the T12 to P48 magic built into the XLR boot. Same as the barrel I imagine, but without the bulk. Cable runs from boom pole to inside of Rycote wind shield.
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    Best mic for specific location

    I found the Sennheiser MKE-2 to be a fairly tight sounding lav mic. When I used the mic it was not hidden, but clipped on a men's suit jacket/blazer. Seemed less "open" to me than a COS-11. Please let us know how it goes.
  13. Eric

    Favorite CF Card reader with USB 3.0 interface?

    Cheap and cheerful Transcend has been reliable for years.
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    Wireless system for film shoot in Asia

    Did some shooting in Asia. I didn't seem to have any issues with Lectro blk 21 (537.600-563.100) and blk 25 (640.00-665.500) in Vietnam, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. Sennheiser G3 range A (516-558) for scratch track in Hong Kong and Taiwan.
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    Comtek M72 transmitter cable

    You can try Audio Services in Toronto, Canada. http://audioservicescanada.com/ They may be able to do it. They say it's complicated but do-able. However, with shipping, etc. it may be more cost effective to buy a used one.