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  1. allistair

    Zaxcom FP8 Alternatives

    What is it about the FP8 that has you seeking out an alternative? Price? Size?
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    Nomad Touch tablet

    I've been researching this and it seems like the Fusion5 10" tablet might be a good option. It's $180 on Amazon. I'll let you know my thoughts if I end up getting one.
  3. It's always a trade-off between compactness and room for accessories obviously, but I'd look at the K-Tek Mix Pro bag and the Orca OR-270 on the smaller end. The Sachtler and the OR-27 are both good choices as well though. I always find I need to go to Gotham Sound to check out any bag before I buy it to get a feel for it.
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    AES to USB/Firewire

    Just wanted to revive this thread to see if anything like this has come out in the last few years. I'd love a no-frills box that simply gets AES into my computer.
  5. allistair

    DD cart

    This cart looks amazing. What's the weight of it? I couldn't find that here or on the site.
  6. allistair

    DIY Dipole antenna!

    Crossing my fingers for a Lectro rusty coat hanger at NAB 2019.
  7. allistair

    stingray junior and k-tek waist harness

    I have the junior, a harness, and a waist belt, and I mostly use the waist belt with it. The tradeoff I've found is that the belt doesn't distribute weight as well as the harness, but with the harness I take the bag off way less because it's time consuming. If I'm in a situation where I know I'll have to keep the bag on all day anyway (shooting long doc scenes in crowds or moving around a lot) I'll wear the harness, but otherwise I find that ultimately the belt and wearing the bag less is the better choice.
  8. allistair

    URSA vs VIVIANA straps fabric comparison

    I agree about this video and the relentless discussion on Facebook, Constantin. Also, the fabric isn't stretched as it would be with a tx inside. It is strange that this SeeSound account only posts about Viviana but hasn't disclosed any affiliation with the brand.
  9. allistair

    K-Tek Airo boom pole mods?

    I've had good luck with the cane tips as well in the past. Just bring the pole to Home Depot. And buy a measuring tape or at least a ruler while you're there!
  10. Hi Matthew, I'm available in NYC for that! PM me or shoot me an email at allistairjohnson@gmail.com.
  11. allistair

    Lectronics antennae for Zaxcom QRX200

    The dipoles are very slightly more effective than the whips (2dbi I think i read somewhere), but the real benefit comes from your ability to put them on the outside of the bag (minimizes the effect of anything spraying RF in your bag) and farther from each other (helps the diversity receivers work effectively). I use the SNAs and I don't notice a huge improvement in signal strength on the meters, but I do experience better signal stability on the outside edge of the range. Practically that sounds like solid audio where the whips would be having intermittent dropouts.
  12. allistair

    Best ENG boom pole

    The sweet spot I've found for ENG is a K-Tek between 9'-12' with internal coil cable and a side exit.
  13. allistair

    DPA MMP-G Preamp

    I don't need to speak Spanish to hear that both of those samples sound great! Thank you!
  14. allistair

    DPA MMP-G Preamp

    A little late to this conversation, but I'm definitely interested in hearing from somebody who has actually tried this. How does it compare to the B or C preamp with real phantom power? And does it work well with Zax?
  15. allistair

    MKH 40 or 50?

    I love my 50 for sets locations like this. I know you didn't ask this, but I hear the DPA 4018 is also a good option.