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#1 CharlesEdmond

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 03:03 AM

Just watched the Idol Finale on tivo and saw some damn good operating. The Jack Black thing was hilarious, but Beyonce stole the show. Great job John P !! Were you tethered or wireless camera? I caught a quick glimpse of you in a wide shot...what kind of headset were you using? It looked silverish and big. Anyone know what he uses? I'm looking for headset recommendations for tv work.

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Posted 28 May 2011 - 01:01 PM

It was both John P and Dave Eastwood

Dave uses a lightweight double headset out if the back of the camera and I think John uses a modified double from Bose. Maybe he'll chime in
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Posted 07 June 2011 - 11:28 PM

Hey thanks Charles....I modified a bose qc-2 and added a dynamic mic and 5pin to work with broadcast cameras. I love it because it blocks out the sound of all the screaming teenage girls in the audience ;)

Yes I was tethered and Dave was wireless
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Posted 08 June 2011 - 03:51 AM

It was both John P and Dave Eastwood

Dave uses a lightweight double headset out if the back of the camera and I think John uses a modified double from Bose. Maybe he'll chime in


Hi Guys

Just my two cents, but Dick Clark aviation headsets have great ambient noise attenuation and are worth a look. They really don't take a lot of tech know how to convert for comms use.

http://www.davidclar...ardHeadset.html

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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:28 PM

Hi Norbert,

I think you meant David Clark headsets (Dick Clark is a production company, haha) ...yes the David Clarks are pretty good but my only problem with them is they start to physically hurt my head after about 2 or 3 hours. I'm usually wearing a headset for 12+ hours everyday, and I chose bose because it's light weight and very comfortable for long periods of time. You don't need any tech know-how to modify them...just send them to trew audio in Nashville www.trewaudio.com and tell them you want the John Perry mod. They will add the mic and mount and 5pin xlr for broadcast cameras and it's very professionally done.
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Posted 18 June 2011 - 10:41 PM

Hi Norbert,

I think you meant David Clark headsets (Dick Clark is a production company, haha) ...yes the David Clarks are pretty good but my only problem with them is they start to physically hurt my head after about 2 or 3 hours. I'm usually wearing a headset for 12+ hours everyday, and I chose bose because it's light weight and very comfortable for long periods of time. You don't need any tech know-how to modify them...just send them to trew audio in Nashville www.trewaudio.com and tell them you want the John Perry mod. They will add the mic and mount and 5pin xlr for broadcast cameras and it's very professionally done.



I don't wear DC's anymore when I fly because the clamp too hard. Try a pair or Bose A20's or Lightspeed Zulu's, both have active noise canceling and great passive noise canceling, Plus you can pair them to your bluetooth phone and make and take calls while working!
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Posted 19 June 2011 - 02:45 AM

I use inears for years now. The same as every artist use. earphonesolutions.com is the place to order them. I bring it in combination with a beltpack with transmitter

For talk back to the obv i use a walkie. The inears wire is integrated in my vest. Love this combo.
Put a small mixer in between the obv signal and your inears and your ac can talk you true, or help with whatever suits you. ( in case of HAVING a ac )

I made a peli case with a sennheiser inears set, mixer, 2 monitors and a mic. Its a matter of minuts to set it all up and the obv only provides me a intercom line, a video sdi line with the steadicam on it and a video program line. With this mixer i also can use the technical line, so i can hear the camera's talking to eachother, and thats not going true the production. We call it the fun line.

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:11 PM

Hi Norbert,

I think you meant David Clark headsets (Dick Clark is a production company, haha) ...yes the David Clarks are pretty good but my only problem with them is they start to physically hurt my head after about 2 or 3 hours. I'm usually wearing a headset for 12+ hours everyday, and I chose bose because it's light weight and very comfortable for long periods of time. You don't need any tech know-how to modify them...just send them to trew audio in Nashville www.trewaudio.com and tell them you want the John Perry mod. They will add the mic and mount and 5pin xlr for broadcast cameras and it's very professionally done.



I don't wear DC's anymore when I fly because the clamp too hard. Try a pair or Bose A20's or Lightspeed Zulu's, both have active noise canceling and great passive noise canceling, Plus you can pair them to your bluetooth phone and make and take calls while working!



Yes the Bose A20's are definitely the way to go if you have the money. I did this mod on the QC2 almost 10 years ago because I didn't have $1k to spend on a headset back then, plus I needed at least one pair for each of my rigs. Everything at trewaudio cost a little less than half of the cost of an A20. Here are a couple of snapshots. Today I would get an A20, just cuz the bluetooth feature is cool!

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:21 PM

Yes the Bose A20's are definitely the way to go if you have the money. I did this mod on the QC2 almost 10 years ago because I didn't have $1k to spend on a headset back then, plus I needed at least one pair for each of my rigs. Everything at trewaudio cost a little less than half of the cost of an A20. Here are a couple of snapshots. Today I would get an A20, just cuz the bluetooth feature is cool!



I have a set of Zulu's and a set of Bose Aviation X's that I'd sell
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 02:57 PM

I have a set of Zulu's and a set of Bose Aviation X's that I'd sell


I'd consider it but I would have to figure out what to do with that volume control module box thingy that is in the cable of both those headsets. The QC2 doesn't have that...volume control comes from the camera. If you can cut out and bypass that box, and add a 5pin xlr I will buy both of them from you!
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:04 PM


I have a set of Zulu's and a set of Bose Aviation X's that I'd sell


I'd consider it but I would have to figure out what to do with that volume control module box thingy that is in the cable of both those headsets. The QC2 doesn't have that...volume control comes from the camera. If you can cut out and bypass that box, and add a 5pin xlr I will buy both of them from you!


Can't bypass those boxes, thats the ANR controller and power supply
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Posted 17 July 2011 - 06:25 PM

Hey John P, Congrats on yet another Emmy nomination!

So after reading all the headset info, I think i've decided to call Trew Audio this week and order a QC2 with the mod. Is there a specific person there that you deal with?

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 06:42 PM

Dean does the mods. But you'll probably start by talking with a salesman.

He told me he's done a couple of different variations of the "John Perry mod" but if you tell him how you want it he can do it.

I don't think they sell the Bose QC's. You may need to supply it. The QC15 is the successor to the QC2 and is about the same price. I snagged a smokin deal from Ebay but haven't done the mod yet.

Trew also sells a headset based on the Sony pro headphones (not for high noise environments) and one with Sony drivers inside David Clark-style earcups. Supposed to be very effective. You'd need to specify the 5pin XLR.

Hey John P, Congrats on yet another Emmy nomination!

So after reading all the headset info, I think i've decided to call Trew Audio this week and order a QC2 with the mod. Is there a specific person there that you deal with?

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 09:16 PM

Hey John P, Congrats on yet another Emmy nomination!

So after reading all the headset info, I think i've decided to call Trew Audio this week and order a QC2 with the mod. Is there a specific person there that you deal with?

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Hey Thanks Charles. Not sure we will win that Emmy category because the east coast shows we are up against usually get a lot of votes.

Yes Mark is right, ask for Dean when you call Trewaudio. They are not a dealer for Bose so you have to supply your own Bose headset to get the mod, and they do the rest. The 5pin xlr configuration will work with Sony cameras, Ikegami, Thompson/BTS/Philips cameras, and clearcom & RTS beltpacks.
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Posted 06 June 2012 - 11:04 AM

John, when they make that mod do they switch out the thin/flexible Bose cable for a thicker cable (to cater to the XLR)?
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