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  1. Mark LeBlanc

    Walkie interference with PSC RF Six Packs

    This is also happening to my Venue and Microns. Not limited to SRC. Our walkies are transmitting in the 430 range. I will get a clear hit at 556. Not a harmonic just flat out spray. Add to this everyone on set being wireless and it can be a nightmare
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    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    Glenn, Working with my local vendor in NOLA, Sound Hard to get a demo setup!
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    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    No chance to test Zaxcom here in NOLA but did test A10 last summer and did not have a positive experience. Chain Link fence and metal building with corrugated metal killed the signal. Tried all power settings and because of how house and set was there were no options. Threw my Micron back on boom.. Zero issue. Would really like to see how this Zaxcom setting works with these obstacles.. Lot of those shotgun style houses down here
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    MixPre 6/LANC remote control project

    Very Nice!
  5. Fellow 788t owners.. I have a little database I wrote that now runs on the iPhone via Filemaker Go, which you download from the App Store.. I own 2 788t recorders and mainly work in episodic..So, every 8 days, new cast names to deal with.. I've long had this feature as a part of my breakdown app I wrote but spun it off to a standalone iPhone thing.. Its simple.. You run the DB, put in the name of the file the app will create, add all the character names you wish and email the result to your computer.. On a Mac or PC you connect to your 788t, copy over the file and Load from List in the names menu and off you go.. I got tired of changing names on both units so this was a fast way to deal with that... I hope this does someone some good... Below are links to both the Database file and a few videos hastily cobbled together to demo... Enjoy.. PS, only for iOS until they make Filemaker Go for Android and if you have a copy of filemaker pro on your Mac or PC this will work perfectly and expose a new button that allows you to save to your desktop.. Open the link from browser on iphone..It will ask if you want to open in Filemaker go.. http://louisianafilmsound.com/788t/788t_Track_Names.fmp12 Little video of the app https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9VJD3zh7UI How to copy file to 788t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gl8MDIZklHc How to Load the Name file into 788t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWun8dtUD_w
  6. Hey 788t users.. Got one more for you.. This little utility will generate roll numbers for you..You can enter Pre Text that will show up in front of the Roll Number.. You can set how many Numbers are generated. I cap it to 70. You set which number the roll will end..Along with a few other settings you can just play with and figure it out pretty quick.. Just make a change and press Generate button and the result will display below the button. Again, on your iOS device, you enter an email address to send to.. If you have a Mac or PC, the Save button will show up to allow you to save to your desktop. Once on your computer simply connect your 788t to your computer and drag over the "ROLLFOLDERS.SML" file into the top level folder "SOUNDDEV" located in your Internal HD.. CF Card will not work.. I entered some number in with the downloaded version so you can see how it basically works..You need the Filemaker Go app from the App Store to work.. Version 16 and above should work fine.. As with the other utility... Hope it helps someone.... Enjoy! http://louisianafilmsound.com/788t/788t_Roll_Numbers.fmp12
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    New IFB system

    In my bag rig the PSM sits in that front pouch part of my bag
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    New IFB system

    I have 2 PSM systems.. One is on cart running at 12v the other at 14... ZERO issues 12 v Power is PSC Powermx original version and 2nd is Powerstar.. On small cart with 788/Field venue/ 1 micron and wireless vid I get about 7hrs on 35ah pelican battery..
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    New IFB system

    Richard, In the spring I picked up a Shure PSM 900 system.. A solid purchase.. Sound Quality is excellent. Range is also on par with other systems and in some cases better (Punching thru Corrugated Metal Buildings). Best part is it's a Stereo transmitter that can setup as dual mono.. The receivers allow my Boom ops to dial in the blend they have from each other..IE Boom 1 is being sent to R, Boom 2 to L and on Receivers they can set that L/R blend.. Receivers are metal cases I have the G7 range and once I found an open freq (510) didn't move the rest of the season.. The transmitter can quickly change output power from 10/50/100 mw.. I ran it at 50 a majority of the time, kicking up to 100 when needed and occasionally down to 10 when we hit some crazy reflection issues on build sets. The cost is very competitive and ended up purchasing 2 transmitters and 2 receivers... Thumbs up.. ML
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    Audix SCX1-HC vs AKG C480B+CK63

    I have not heard much wind handling difference between the Ck63/61 and my MKH50. I use the 63’s way more than the 50 these days.
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    Antennas for Micron Explorers

    I Have two sets of Microns for my Boom Ops. I use the PSC SMA antenna splitter and have had excellent results.
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    Micron Output Cable to TA3

    Yes. If all you are doing is swapping out the full size XLR to TA3 there are no special things u need to do. Just match the wiring from the XLR to the TA3
  13. Hey guys, Seeing all the announcements of new sync boxes... Having the pleasure to give this little and I mean "TINY" sync box a go from Mozegear.. Basically the size of a 9v... This version has a 4hr internal rechargeable battery with 4 pin hirose for power.. Same accurate clock as the TIG and Q28.. Running with Sony F55's and ZERO issues on sync... Steadycam guys love it! I know they are cooking up a few other things and hope they will have more to say at NAB.. Wish I could go... Pretty sure it also can do Lemo instead of BNC....
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    shock mount

    Just picked up the updated PSC McDonald M5 Pro mount. Simple, new bands work great and hold everything from my MKH50's to AKG shotguns very well with no handling noise issues.. Thumbs up..
  15. Just last week I tested the Sony Digital system... Its a solid system. The remote control function worked well when In range.. I was using the portable Receiver. Running Digital into 788 and it sounded really really good, as Andy states in some of his videos, it does sound like you hardlined in.. I tested with the plugon transmitter and only once on an exterior scene in heavy wooded area did I have to kick up to full power.. Majority of the time I was in Medium Power... The remote function came in handy when and actor decided to go full yell during take one when no indication of this was happening. Was able to quickly gain down for next take and had no issues.. This was very cool. Will happily wait to see if Sony follows up with a Wide band Plugon module going forward..
  16. Evening all, Using Comtek 216 transmitter with Lectro Sna antenna (remote audio comtek addition). Want to clean up the cables and trying to find out what the shortest length the bnc cable can be from transmitter to antenna?? thx
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    Working 788t Slate Mic Mod! YES!

    If you'd like, contact Lucas at SoundHard here in New Orleans.. Bet he can turn it around quickly.. Mod still going strong and will Mod my 2nd 788 as soon my show wraps..
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    Working 788t Slate Mic Mod! YES!

    Greetings All, A few months ago I put a bug in the ear of my friends Justin and Lukas at ProSound in New Orleans.. The idea was to repurpose one of the 2 headphone outputs on the 788t to be used as a Mic input that would replace the function of the onboard slate mic.. This addresses one of the long standing issues of having to give up input 8 to use an external slate mic... Today I'm am beyond happy to report "THEY HAVE DONE IT"!! The modified 788t the Mini headphone jack as an Input.. We first tested it with a Sennheiser G2/G3 style connector and it worked! Sounded Great. I then connected a Phantom Powered mic up thru a Denecke Phantom Power supply.. Again Success. Then "Coup De Grace", as shown below in the picture, we modified a Right Angle 1/8 inch connector to house a dynamic Microphone element and that worked to beyond expectations. On the cart or in the bag this little right angle Mic is PERFECT... I know they are working on a cable that will allow the Remote Audio Heaphones with attached mic to work with this.. They are working on a cable to adapt this funky old cool Shure gooseneck mic for me to use.. This mod allows you to use the 788t to its fullest abilities. In my case my current show I can have Channels 1 and 2 for booms and 6 wonderful Venue channels going with out a half baked workaround switch or just putting up with the bad internal sound of the slate mic.... This mod works with the CL8 and CL9. You set the internal Menu to "Internal Slate Mic" and return Input 8 to it's rightful place as a talent Input!! Again, I can't thank Justin and Lukas enough for taking my idea and running with it.. I am over the moon happy with it.. Please email or call them down in the NOLA office of ProSound for details and pricing. If you own the 788t, this mod is a must!! Justind@pro-sound.com lukas.la@pro-sound.com Tel: 504.309.7112 Toll Free: 855.309.7112
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    Contact info for Andy Munitz at Sony???

    Thank you JW!! Contact made..
  20. Hey all, Trying to find any contact info for Andy Munitz at Sony Pro Audio.. Trying to contact anyone thru normal channels has proven fruitless. Thx
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    Need Small Phantom Power Thing (Thing?)

    Jeff you are correct.. The Papi is a small preamp with limiter that's externally powered.. This is a Phantom Power only unit powered by 4-AAA batteries. The Papi is much smaller
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    Need Small Phantom Power Thing (Thing?)

    Sorry for the blurry pic. Little something on the way from Mozegear.. Arrived at lunch Friday and thanks to a last minute change with the B-Cam got to try this phantom unit out as a plant...Worked great with zero coloration of the sound.. Not sure when it will arrive to market..Will easily velcro with SMQV..
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    CL9 Trims

    here's my settings Menu 99- 2 Speed (Up to max) Menu 100 Max speed Multiplier - 3 Just my preference and my cl was an early model
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    Mozegear Qbit-- Really small sync box....

    The Hirose connector is for external power. The battery can be thought of like the 788 internal TC battery. We are testing with F55 and had no issues. I know other variants are in the works....
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    New Zaxcom small transmitter - ZMT

    Thanks Glenn... Like the lower Latency too!