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    I primarily work on documentaries, corporate/industrials and commercials globally.
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  1. I tried to do a similar thing a couple of months ago... attempting to update RF Explorer firmware from version 1.08 through my MacBook Pro. I could never get the RF Explorer to be recognized. After several attempts with RF Explorer customer service, involving trying various cables and software solutions and various searches on the web that bore no useful fruit, I gave up and moved on to other things. RF Explorer DID offer to do a screen share for $30, but I'll bet that more pressing business is at hand for them these days. I certainly have copious amounts of time on my hands for the time being and would love to hear of a solution myself. Dave W
  2. On my return to the US from another Asian country by way of Beijing, I plan on taking a three day personal holiday in Beijing. I believe that I qualify for a 144 hour China visa-free exception. My question regards leaving my gear, which will include forbidden wireless mikes. I'd love to be able to leave the majority of my personal stuff and equipment in a left luggage area of the Beijing airport for the days I'm on my own traveling in the City. I know that there are left luggage areas in the airport terminals and what the charges will be. Has anyone had any practical experience doing this? I'm currently in a different foreign country and will plan on visiting the Chinese consulate upon my return from this trip to formalize the arrangement. Thanks in advance! Dave Wendlinger
  3. In the past, I've had Mountain Cork make custom length tubes. Quite inexpensive and easy. Dave Wendlinger
  4. ShubiSnax, Were the Bluecell foam pads thick or paper thin? I've ordered knockoff pads in the past which were very thin and uncomfortable. If they were comfortable, would you mind providing a link to the specific ones? Thanks!
  5. I've done this, non-invasive and reversible mod, to all my coiled cable headphones. It's not a great video, but the technique works quite well, once you get the hang of it. It takes about five or so minutes. It pretty much eliminates the straight section of a headphone's coiled cable. If you don't like the solution, you can simply undo it.
  6. I'm not sure what kind of boom pole holder you have presently, but I just took my boom pole/fishing rod holder, like the Remote Audio Boom Boy, and bent/opened up the diameter of it to accept a boom pole bottom section that I had wrapped with velcro. Didn't take much. I think I used a pipe or large Crescent wrenches to gain some leverage in a vise. A friend would probably work, too.
  7. Am still looking for suggestions for a Mac-based film production-centric invoicing and accounting software as an alternative to PAID. I've auditioned a few solutions and they're all terribly lacking in either features or function. I resurrected an old MacBookPro running Lion and the old version of PAID. It seems to work just fine and I'll consider this to be a temporary solution until I find that replacement software. I reached out to J.E. Jack, PAID's developer, to try to figure out how to transfer the current PAID data to the old machine, but haven't heard back yet. I'll report back if anyone's interested. Dave
  8. I just upgraded to High Sierra and now PAID is crashing continually. Too bad, I've been a user of this software for forever. Anyone have a suggestion for a similar production-centric invoicing software for Mac? Thanks!
  9. So funny. I just had this same experience earlier this week for the first time with an FS7. Minor timecode bleed. I was hard-wired to the camera for both audio and timecode from my SD633. Wasn't recorded on the camera's audio track, but annoying in the camera's return, nonetheless. I'd never heard it before on an FS7, but certainly have on other cameras. I also chalk it up to bad grounding in these lower end cameras and other video devices. My latest question is why some situations allow audio to be carried over the SDI output on cameras and others don't. I've been doing too many last minute, long-distance video villages lately and always hope for a single cable solution to use the video monitor's speaker. That seems to be happening less and less. Also annoying. Dave
  10. Love the cart! What's the brand of the dual paddle antenna mount with what looks like a magnetic third antenna in the middle stuck on a baby plate? Thanks!
  11. I found this online. http://www.angelfire.com/funky/plinkoman/sonyecm51.html It mentions that the mic needs an N type battery. Hope that helps!
  12. I bought some of these pencil boxes at a Target last week. They're quite hard to find in stores. They seem to be in the special, seasonal, back to school section, hidden in a bin. I checked with Target online...you can't find them online, some sort of a glitch. You can call your local Target store and the following item number should work, but no promises. 081 22 2828, possibly followed by a R01 As shown in the photos above the item name is Up&Up pencil box. My price was 79 cents. The store can do a search by item type and price. Good luck! Dave Wendlinger
  13. Did a search here on jwsound and couldn't come up with anything. I'm looking for an pocket-sized, inexpensive way to display timecode to cameras like GoPros and the like. Also, an inexpensive way of having an AC powered TC display for a multi-cam setup, so I don't have to leave my TC slates with the sticks up all day. Maybe even to hang onto my bag in start/stop docco timecode situations. I ran across these. https://www.microframecorp.com/products/timers-clocks-counters/smpte-video-time-code-generator For $200, they seem like potential solutions. No clappers or other audible sync capabilities, just displays. I'm sure I could attach a set of small clapper sticks or even a clothespin, if needed. Either the Master or the Mini. Anyone have any practical field experience with either of these units? Or, any initial feedback? The reviews I've found online seem positive. Thanks! Dave Wendlinger
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