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Mark LeBlanc

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  1. I use the older Lectro UFM filter/amp with mini circuit splitters. Using the called for amp setting to match the number of channels splitting and good gosh do I get great performance with my Venue 1 and Zaxom QRX200/TRX743 combo. Zuca rig has 8 way splitter with proper amp setting and same performance!
  2. Agree with Derek... Come down to the damm bayou with ZERO internet access in certain places and now have to listen to producers or DIT's bitch and moan we can't provide this...Sorry, but no thanks. Haven enough to worry about.
  3. Imagine the beeping going off in a Producers Pocket or Purse!! Classic..
  4. I tested a similar system a year ago... Reflections, it's not mentioned but if you beam it straight towards you and you move, the sound will bounce of the surface behind you.. We were testing as a possible "Group" earwig replacement to a night thing in a quiet area.. Reflections killed the idea.
  5. I use a Hi-Q battery with DIY splitter that powers both the Papi and Micron... I've seen someone make a dual cable Hi-Q power adapter... Hope to pick one up next time I get to work. Which at this point will still be a while..
  6. Size played a part but for me it was the sound.. The low end of the Papi is what I would describe as "Tighter" than the MM1 that's with Rolloff set equal on both.. I always struggled with that part of the sound... The high end is crystal clear and has a nice warm feel in the Mid's.... Downside of Papi is no internal Battery... There are times that would be Great to have..
  7. I've been using Micron TX700 wireless since 2014..At first I paired it with the SD MM1 preamp, now I have it paired with the Mozegear Papi. Most would consider it clunky, my boom op wears a pack for them, powered by a small battery that lasts all day... But, damm I love how it sounds.. Super warm sound and extremely low noise floor. The Papi's preamp sounds excellent and a very transparent limiter.. Range for a 30mw system is outstanding with its true diversity receiver.. I tried a few Digital systems a few years back and while the sound was good I had range issues, particularly when encountering metal objects which on the show I was on at the time was practically every day..
  8. Stumbled on this Pic... Looks like it's from the Pilot Episode with Capt Pike
  9. 250mw is the only way I can get past all the garbage Camera/Crane setups put out... 100mw just get's caught in the wash..
  10. Or better yet.. Put one transmitter on an Ankle Strap and the other on a waste pack.. Little more real world...
  11. Boy that Eagle Eye and Cinieye look to be twins!
  12. Last week I picked up a Linksys RE9000 AC3000 wireless repeater.. I emailed the Cineyes peeps to ask if repeaters worked and they said yes.. So, rolled the dice and got one.. Happy to say it was an absolute breeze to setup and just testing at home it made a substantial improvement in range without adding any latency... I could test this by getting close enough for one tablet to be connected direct to Cineyes and the other tablet to the Repeater and noticed no difference... For the most part the latency is not huge for me, I got to use it before the shutdown and really just need to see who's talking.. I also use the Decimator DMON-QUAD to pack up to 4 inputs to 1 feed...once money going again will probably pickup a used Ipad Mini or Ipad to step in for Samsung Tablet... The S4 Wifi not the greatest..
  13. Thinking of 2 TRX+ units or possible orignal Wifi master set to Slave.. Blink data not a big deal.. Here's what I was hoping to accomplish... TRX+ on follow cart and serves as TC Master. Utility uses the Timecode Buddy app to set the Timecode to Time OF Day. Then uses unit to Jam slates and whatever else. On my main/small cart have possibly WiFi Master or TRX+ set to slave rf so when Utility pops on, I'm in sync and ready.. I started making follow cart the TC Master because I swap between carts often and his cart is generally closer to set... The wave and pulse are cool be are serious overkill..
  14. Any Timecode Systems TRX+ users out there.. Have a question.. If you don't have a Pulse or Wave, can you still connect to the TRX+ with the Timecode Buddy? Only function I really would want it to easily set its timecode to Time Of Day.. Thx
  15. can you show the part of the guide for camera? Also, is there anything about not using Fog Machines.. That crap makes me cough even on a non-pollen day..
  16. It's not negative, but a realistic possibility of what might happen.. I was talking with post today, on a show for FOX that will be released what's now looking like September. We shot 3 cameras at all times and on main set, 5 cameras with hard spotlights.. Boom was off on the side, not close to set.. Camera setups were chaos, duplicate angles, wide/tights and a poor excuse of a stage with AC blowing straight down on sets with metal roofs.. All told, not a super sound friendly show to begin with.. If SAG comes down and says no lav's till vaccine, there's no way they will add extra cost to our budget to paint out the booms... It's not happening. They stuck 3 cameras, on dolly's in a f'ing closet, we had to mount the boom overhead to get anything... On a show like this, without the lav's its basically 100 percent ADR and don't think out of the kindness of their hearts, will they go down to 1-2 cameras to help sound out.. That's not being negative, but a very possible reality if this goes sideways and is a way to mentally prepare for the worst.. That way if the opposite happens I will be the first to cheer!
  17. Philip, One thing on stages I'd love to see are 1. Reduce the number of Video Villages on Stage... My last 4 shows, it's out of control. We had 4 on my last show. Or Move at least 1 of them outside.. This can get producers and the vanities off the main stage.. 2. Reduce the amount of crew ON STAGE, All the grip and electric crap that they never use can be staged outside.. But, the reality of shooting in a sub-tropical area like Louisiana will not allow this to happen.. But all those Cooling tents won't be as popular!!
  18. 1. Production budgets won't go up. 2. Production Insurance will skyrocket 3. Production schedules will be squeezed. 4. Production's priority for additional help will be Medic's, not additional sound people 5. They won't paint out the boom, they won't hire additional sound people, we are the one department on set that our entire effort can be completely replaced in post. Prior to this we were already getting hammered, the easiest way to fix a problem is to avoid it..
  19. My last show and once this is over, next show are 3 cameras.. Basically "F-Sound" wides and tights at all times. If actors start to refuse wearing lav's and production feel the only way to make our days is 3 cameras, then being in sound could become extremely miserable not being able to get a mic anywhere near the talent...
  20. I own multiple tablets from Dell, Venue Pro 8, Venue Pro 11's and Winbook TW100.. Purchased Dell's from Ebay.. They run the low power Atom processors and all work great..The Smaller Venue 8 can run all day with the help of external battery pack with a higher brightness.. The Larger Dell and Winbook can also run all day on same battery but at lower brightness.. Great options are out there.. Brand new not really needed.. If you select one that runs Windows 10, like all the ones I'm running.. Be sure to run the Windows Compatibility process.. Will set the app to run as Windows 8.1 app..
  21. Mark LeBlanc


    More questions 1. Probably should be a poll for requested Midi controller people wish to be supported 2. What’s the Input to Output Latency of the system with an analog signal 3. On which device do you map controls from Surface to Scorpio? At release, what will the default mappings be? 4. When Banking, is there a way to bank only say the Last 2 faders? That way I can map low word count actors together 5. Please map the Beep for rolling and 2 beep out the comm outs. 6. If there’s an issue with function on the control surface. Who should the first call goto? 7. I love moving app to Android, cheaper tablets and OS that doesn’t change behind the scenes as much as IOS but 8. Can you have a setting to see Maybe 12 channels instead of banking and or If you bank on the Control Surface will the Software follow? Sure there will be more ML
  22. Jack, So how do you change the gain and fader? Coming from SD, I've gotten used to Autotrim on my Maxx..
  23. Mark LeBlanc


    Seriously doubt SD will make another control surface. Low margin, medium repair footprint, high manufacturing cost. BUT!!!, I would be some enterprising engineer is currently on their computer with a design tailored to our world. In house controllers have a few huge advantages. 1. being it was designed for a given machine, any question about support went to one company.. With these 3rd party controllers, if theres an issue, who do you call?? 2. Power consumption, CL9 sips power, some of the one's I've looked at are north of 2 amps.. 3. Durability, how well will these controllers hold up in the swamps, bugs and heat of a Louisiana Summer.. 7plus year on my CL9 and I know what I trust.. What I love about the CL9 is simplicity and reliability. I turn it on and it works.. I look forward to field reports when all this finally drops..
  24. Mark LeBlanc


    Paul.. Thanks for the great reply! While your at it... Add that same Button delay on the Track Arm.. Are the user assignable buttons something you change on the Recorder or in a Config software for the Controller? Oh and The specs on the controller say 5amp draw.. Is that constant?,main reason asking is say on car rig day with maybe no AC is available..
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