More Wireless News
FCC has issued a consumer alert:
Most users do not need a license to operate this wireless
microphone system. Nevertheless, operating this microphone system
without a license is subject to certain restrictions: The system may
not cause harmful interference; it must operate at a low power level
(not in excess of 50 milliwatts); and it has no protection from
interference received from any other device. Purchasers should also
be aware that the FCC is currently evaluating use of wireless
microphone systems, and these rules are subject to change. For more
information, call the FCC at 1-888-CALL-FCC (TTY:
1-888-TELL-FCC) or visit the FCC's wireless microphone Web site
We are required by the FCC to post this notice, and you should
soon be seeing it anywhere wireless microphones and related
communications equipment are sold or leased.
Meet the Sound Devices CL-9!
At long last, the details of the brand new CL-9
are available and the new mixer/control surface for the 788T looks like a
fantastic resource for cart-based
location sound mixers.
Watch the video of Sound Devices' Paul Isaacs demoing it at Gotham!
Zaxcom announcex ERX1 Series!
Zaxcom has just released the details of their nifty new IFB recievers. The ERX1 and ERX1TCD receive high quality digital audio, timecode and metadata from a Zaxcom IFB transmitter and the TCD even outputs timecode continuously, to help keep everyone in sync.
The receiver also allows variable audio delay to compensate for SD downconversion. It's also perfect for anyone who needs to get reference audio and timecode to a camera.
Check out more here.
Tax Preparation for Film Crews 2009 ed.
Ah, tax season, when a young film crew member's fancy turns to thoughts of deductions. And 1099's. And IRS schedules and wondering why on earth you thought it was a good idea to keep your receipts in a box full of poisonous asps? Anne K. Johnson, tax & production accountant, guides you through some of the pitfalls, now updated for 2009.
Tascam HS-P82: Initial Impressions
The esteemed Danny Michael's thoughts on the new 8 track recorder.
Save Against Corruption
very little worse than returning home after a shoot to find that one file
corrupted that contains the epic ten minute tracking shot that sells the whole
movie. Fortunately, there's now a surprisingly easy and affordable solution:
Elegant in its simplicity, Repair Kit functions entirely over the internet.
First it analyzes the damaged file locally, comparing it to an uncorrupted file,
pulling stills and figuring out if the file is salvageable. If so, a 30mb sample
can be uploaded to the Aero Quartet company, who will customize a solution that
you then implement right on your home computer. You can even see a watermarked
version first, so you can check the results before you buy.
Gotham recently ran into a problem with just such a file and we couldn't be
happier with the process. It was pain free and worked splendidly.