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!
Just finished a show at Caesar’s Palace in Vegas. I cannot recommend highly enough the labor provider for our A/V techs. We used All Access Support Group. They have techs. who are members of IATSE Local 720 and they did a great job under some really tough circumstances.
I have experienced intermittent problems with Sony D30, 35, and D50 cameras connected to multi-core CCUs not always putting out color from the component outputs on long runs, 100 meters and longer. I have not been able to isolate these issues, but have had other engineers express that it has more to do with the… Continue reading More on Sony multi-core CCUs
I recently wasted two hours troubleshooting an installation becuase of the VGA to 5 wire squids pictured here. They may use white and yellow conductors, buy they have switched synch. from every other cable I have used. Yellow is H and white is V.You have been warned.
We’ve all heard stories. A secure ballroom is looted of expensive items. Well, it has happened again. I’d like to contrast two approaches in one month. I was recently at the Montage resort in Newport Beach. There, we had overnight security which included cable locks wrapped around ballroom doors, including service entrance doors. Nothing disappeared… Continue reading A Tale of Two Hotels
Sometimes it seems that an entire comm. system is rendered worthless by hooking up Sony CCUs. Particularly M series multi-core CCUs like M5 and M7.After a great deal of effort working on a 3 camera system with D50s, D50 CCUs, and RTS intercom, and consulting other engineers, I would have to say that the Sony… Continue reading Does Sony hate me?
I just did a show with the World Classic Rockers, Surfaris, and Eliminators. I was working monitors and noticed two things. One, surf guitarists really like fat amps like those Fender Showman. It’s a good amp, but I think a lot of these guys aren’t used to playing with a large PA. They had a… Continue reading Some thoughts on rock & roll
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