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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