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    I primarily work on documentaries, corporate/industrials and commercials globally.
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  1. Sorry, I haven't found a solution, but then again, I haven't looked for a solution since March. I would suggest contacting RF Explorer customer service again and, if offered, do the screen share thing. Is your problem the same as mine? Your computer won't recognize the device?
  2. If you are looking for something quite basic, try the Audio-Technica PRO 8HEx. https://www.audio-technica.com/cms/wired_mics/94a69a7f0cbde4b3/index.html Around 90 bucks. I used to use these as low-cost mics on high volume public events, where hundreds of people a day would sit on set to be filmed. It'll plug directly into your MixPre3 II. Use a provided foam windscreen to protect from plosives. Use the MixPre's Advanced Mode. A suggestion is to pan the mic between your Left and Right channels and favor one, level-wise, over the other. That way, you'll record the one mic at diffe
  3. acdave

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    Thanks, Jim! That's what I was hoping for, but I was wishing that Newzhack would confirm it before I dive into buying a system. Isolating the audio department from set seems like a likely scenario going forward. A single CAT6 cable would be ideal. BTW, how did you see my post? I checked Unread Content and it hasn't shown up yet. Thanks again! Dave
  4. acdave

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    Did we ever get an answer whether or not the LyxPro solution or any other solution will work in both directions at the same time? It would be great to send two channels of audio from the set into a mixer, then two channels of audio back to a camera along the same CAT6 cable. Thanks!
  5. 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 amou
  6. 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 practic
  7. In the past, I've had Mountain Cork make custom length tubes. Quite inexpensive and easy. Dave Wendlinger
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 repor
  12. 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!
  13. 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 las
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