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  1. Hello fellow Nomad users. I did a sync test with my Nomad vs./synced with a Denecke slate. I would like to hear what anyone, with or without a Nomad, has to say about my test and any flaws. My test was for 13 hours (so far). I synced the TS3 with the Nomad and 13 hours later I used a second slate and synced it up also. The 2 slates were both frame accurate, to each other. The Nomad was cycled on and off a few times during the 13 hours. Of interest, the display on the Nomad is no longer accurate, this of course is just the display, latency etc. It seems that maybe the Nomad display drifts, which I don't know why we would care much about that. Right? Ok, where is the flaw in my testing? Thank you, Martin
  2. As some of you are already aware Orca Bags debuted our new line of audio bags and harness at NAB this year. We got a very positive response to our products and lots of good feedback at the show. We are currently incorporating that feedback and suggestions into our audio bags to make them even better and more tailored to you, the end user. The Orca sound bags are like no other bag that you have seen. The Orca offers maximum protection for your gear inside thanks to our extremely durable and lightweight aluminum and honeycomb frame. Added to that is an ethylene-vinyl acetate interior and layers of foam lined with ultra-soft blue brushed polyester. The frame was specifically designed to allow all four sides of the bag and the bottom too independently and completely open. This gives you access from all six sided of the bag. No other bag will give you unencumbered access like the Orca will. Imagine never having to pull anything out of your bag to get to the connectors and media slots on your mixer, recorders and wireless ever again. Our “Orca Lift” system allows you to position the mixer to any level within the bag while our sliding mount securely holds the mixer in place. The bag can be turned completely upside down and the mixer will remain fastened in place with no Velcro or other fasterners. Each bag has two large pockets that can be used for placing your battery, BDS and/or stowing all your accessories. On the front two bungee cords with tensioners are available for attaching your boom pole or for hanging cables on your bag. The carrying handles and shoulder strap are easily removable for your convince. Four external detachable pockets with a special twist locking mechanism are supplied as well. The Orca bags are available in three different sizes to accommodate all current field mixers and recorders. Orca was created to provide the best, customized bags and accessories for today’s working broadcast and cinema professionals worldwide. Our philosophy is to design products that reflect the input of working industry professionals, and give them with the best solution to get the job done, easily, comfortably and efficiently. Orca’s research and development team has been part of the cinema sound and TV industry for well over 30 years. It’s this experience that allows us to provide the finest gear bags and accessories, bar none. Our R&D team has crafted the entire Orca line using the most advanced technologies and superior materials available. The result is an unmatched, field-proven line of smart bags and accessories, expertly designed to carry and protect your gear. We expect to be shipping our bags and harness this summer. So please check out our web site and speak with your favorite dealer for availability. Thank You Offer Menashe CEO Orca Bags http://www.orcabags.com/
  3. Just put an FP8 on my nomad. doesn't seem to work. lights up on start up but none of the faders/buttons respond. did a factory reset. still nothing. also screws up my auto pan, cannot adjust trim. argh! any help would be great. here is a pic of my "about nomad" page. any ideas Jack?, Howie?
  4. Came across this video tonight. Nice work Dave.
  5. Zaxcom has a new and improved Nomad manual, the manual has been completely re-desigen and re-written. Check it out: http://www.zaxcom.com/instruction-manuals
  6. Petrol has abandoned the belt loop and I'm looking for a bag with one. I have a Petrol 614 and it's ok, but I can do better. Any Nomad users using this bag? Is there a belt loop? thanks Noel
  7. Just noticed that you can no longer find any Zaxcom units on B&H's website. Actually, if you search for "Zaxcom Nomad" they show you an SD788! Anybody know what this is about?
  8. Hey guys, So, I'm doing some run and gun type shooting with DSLR's tomorrow. I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience using the built in slate on the Nomad. Does it work well enough for quick stuff? If i can eliminate needing the slate, it would be cool. Or is it just easier to old fashion slate it? -w
  9. Has anyone used a jumper cable to move the zaxnet antenna to a different location in the bag? My bag won't allow for me to use the anttena in it's normal spot. I like the bag, I don't want a new one. I'm looking at these options on link and mounting in the bag. http://www.surplussales.com/Connectors/SMA-4.html
  10. Hi All, Please join myself and Glenn Sanders at Coffey Sound for a Seminar & BBQ on Saturday, February 18th. The seminar will start at 9am followed by a BBQ lunch where we'll be raffling off 3 ERX1 IFB audio receivers. Glenn will be demonstrating the first all digital sound bag utilizing Nomad and our new STA042 stereo camera link. He'll also be introducing new wireless features including our new SlipStream™ software mode and PowerRoll. Full details are on our website: http://www.zaxcom.co...nts-exhibitions Hope to see you there! Colleen
  11. I have edited this entry based on feedback from Glenn and Howie at Zaxcom. Specifically I have removed quotes from a memo considered confidential between Zaxcom and their dealers, as well as some corrections to some of Cory's feature depictions. My changes are indicated by [brackets]. To The Jwsound Community: Glenn Sanders hand delivered our first shipping Nomad to Gotham earlier today, but it was somewhat of a mixed blessing. We knew that not all of the recorder's advertised features were completed, but our request to Glenn that Zaxcom openly show on their website the specific features that were missing (and their anticipated implementation dates) were met with reluctance. [instead, we were told that it is 100% the dealer's responsibility to inform their customers of the machine's status and that Zaxcom will not be posting this information on their website.] So, below is our first attempt at fulfilling our responsibility. Our senior tech Cory Allen spent a few hours with the shipping Nomad, and discusses its brilliance, its flaws, [and] its missing features. Your comments and questions are always welcomed. [Please keep in mind that firmware updates will be be forthcoming to add these features.] Sincerely, Peter Schneider Gotham Sound https://docs.google....ir3Bj8SwHJ-9TyI \Initial Impressions of Nomad by Cory Allen Today Gotham Sound received a visit from Zaxcom-honcho Glenn Sanders, accompanied by our first production Nomad available for purchase. Since it's unveiling in April at NAB, the Nomad has been advertised with a full set of features that hope to make it the choice field recorder/mixer for a variety of productions: 6 Analog Mic/Line Balanced Inputs, 4 Analog Line-Level Returns/Inputs, and 8 AES Inputs for a total of 16 Inputs Busses, all able to be custom routed to any Disk, Output, and Headphone bus. Up to 12-track recording on two mirrored CompactFlash cards, plus recording on an external USB flash drive/hard drive. Additionally, the external USB port can be used to record MP3 transcription, or send files over Wi-Fi. Internal ZaxNet IFB Transmitter for IFB audio broadcast, timecode broadcast, and Zaxcom transmitter transport control broadcast. Auto Mix functionality. Dual A/D converters per mic input providing a claimed 135 dB dynamic range, dubbed Never Clip. This article is a first-look at the Nomad as it is now, and will be followed by a full "Put It Though Its Paces" review. I have toyed around with a pre-production demo of the Nomad, and with the arrival of the first production unit, I am happy to report that it is real. But does it deliver what it promised? It indeed has all of the inputs and outputs as promised in the pictures, and they all work. There certainly is something to be said for fitting all of those chassis-mount XLR connectors onto such a small box, sparing the user from the hassle of adapter cables. It is remarkably light and compact for such a capable device. Unfortunately, the small form factor forces the screen down to a size unfit for the amount of information it needs to display. A small line of text cycles between the remaining recording time and mirror status, and you cannot monitor the recording levels while seeing what position your gain trim is set to. You might look at the Nomad and think that it's similar to other Zaxcom recorders, or even other field recorders in general. However, the user interface is a far leap from any other device used in production audio. There is no touchscreen and there are also no [per-channel] dedicated controls for input gain, panning, or even pre-fade listening. Instead, all of these have been placed inside a layer of software control or a menu accessible by a minimum of two button presses. Some other controls are hidden in nested sub-menus. The allows for enormous flexibility and customization at the expense of speed and accessibility. [removed] As of today, there are still many advertised features missing from the Nomad. Some are big-ticket selling points such as the ZaxNet IFB audio broadcast, timecode broadcast, and transport control broadcast functionality, as well as Auto Mix and Airmail (files sent over Wi-Fi). Some aren't crucial to operation, such as the User Preset Memory Store and Recall functionality. Other absent features like metadata entry and the external USB drive functionality [are more crucial]. But for all of its quirks, it is still impressive. The custom input-to-track, -output, -headphone, -mono out, -tape out, and -secondary headphone busses routing grids make for seemingly infinite custom routing options (even if pre- and post-fade are represented with easily confusable P and X ). Once the absent features are ushered in with new firmware updates (or possibly factory installations), it looks like this really will be a killer recorder/mixer, just one that will take some getting used to.
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