It has been a while since anything has been posted. In that time Audinate has provided online training for Dante audio and video. Highly recommended. https://www.audinate.com/learning/training-certification/dante-certification-program One of the things that is in the Audinate documentation, but not readily apparent in training is the relationship between Dante packets and multicast ports in switches. This turns… Continue reading Update to Dante virtual device issues
The dread error which strikes fear in hearts of A1s. After discussing with Audinate, it appears the problem is related to how Yamaha handles virtual devices. The solution is to NOT mount DVS or Via and do all patching in Controller. I have changed my workflow thus and not seen this error since.
If you use ClearCom FreeSpeak wireless intercom systems, you might have noticed something odd in the overview page. According to ClearCom, when using link-local addressing (meaning 169.254.X.X network IP addresses), the telemetry from antennae and beltpacks is not updated correctly. The current fix is to use a fixed IP NOT in the link local address… Continue reading Known issue with ClearCom FreeSpeak CCM
You know your mama told you to eat your fiber (for a total digression on grains and nutrition you can check this out http://robbwolf.com/). When dealing with fibre optic cable there are a lot of little details which can make or break your day. Here’s a few things to think about. – You can’t mix… Continue reading Eat Your Fibre
When I first heard of Christie buying Vista Systems, I hoped that the combination of companies would lead to better products and more innovation. With the introduction of the Spyder X20, Christie has addressed some of the shortcomings of the Spyder system. Combining the router with the switching and video processing is a big move.… Continue reading The Next Generation of Spyder
Always connecting CCUs to intercom systems? Dreading the seemingly chronic problems? Here’s one tip. Some CCUs are quite happy to take a dry com line. This means you can completely isolate that feed and really cut down on hum and noise problems. We know for sure that Hitachi CCUs do NOT require the com line… Continue reading Intercom dry, shaken, not stirred
There are some notable vendors for audio/visual equipment in Dubai. It is a really great place, but, a little like the wild West. Good gear and experienced technicians run out fast. Plan ahead and talk to these people before you head to the Middle East. Protec PO Box 71215, Dubai, United Arab Emirates +971 4… Continue reading Resources in Dubai
If you’ve had trouble timing a GVG Turbo hard disk recorder in an analog video system this might come as news to you, Grass Valley never implemented the timing functions with analog video.Yes, even though there is a menu for horizontal timing, these settings do not apply to the analog video coming down the DVI-I… Continue reading Grass Valley Turbo and video timing
At the request of a valued user, we’ve added a new function to iTunes Replay. There is now an Edit In button. This will allow you to set the playback start point of the selected track. iTunes allows you to set these points in the options tab for each track. You can now set this… Continue reading iTunes Replay update
If you’ve been using iTunes for music playback like I have, you’ve probably wished it would be more like an IR for playback. Well, now it is! In our Tech Library is an Applescript Studio application to drive your iTunes like an Instant Replay. It is intuitive and easy to use. A small, lightweight program,… Continue reading New toy!