Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:18 PM
this is my first post!
im based in LA and fly a IIIA.
ive been using a microwave video transmitter (brand: AMAZING) but it s getting old now and im looking for a new one - inexpensive if possible...!
anybody got any suggestions?
Posted 19 February 2004 - 10:28 PM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:09 PM
Posted 19 February 2004 - 11:43 PM
It seems to be the industry standard here in LA. On just about every show I've been on out here we've had at least two.
Posted 20 February 2004 - 07:37 AM
Posted 20 February 2004 - 12:10 PM
i use one " on the moon only if british authorities are interested"
the main problem with 2.4 is that when moving around u kinda fall out of phase with the bouncing radio waves. because the wavelengh is so short it goes in straight lines and "doesnt flex much". it can t turn corners very well. so u get drop out when moving, no matter how strong the signal is. this is very acceptable though. and i have used it round loads of corners and through walls.
otherwise its wicked! i paid considerably less for mine though... probably all in 300 australian dollars! and i reckon its definately the same transmitter! (inc. tx, rx and ariels). from a weird company called allthings in australia
what ive done is bought a seperate 7db gain antenna for the reciever. which can be clamped to a redhead and put at some height.
i have not yet tried it out with all different types of radio mikes... keep an eye on the sound boys... if they re panicking, its probably your fault. but ive had no problems with modulation going onto tapes (digibeta or dvcam)
my wifi (wireless lan network) in my house on the moon, drops to about 30pcent signal strengh when i run it!
basically it is a mess.. but it doesnt bleed that badly accross channels. i doubt the harmonics (multiplications of frequency) are too bad. it gets hot! needs a signal consantly when on or it will break.... one day it will break for no apparent reason
in my van i have an other 12db antenna on the roof. this feeds the signal to my laptop running cctv motion detection software. so it only records when its transmitting and i can review practise or takes afterwards
Posted 20 February 2004 - 12:18 PM
except their one is $339
my aussie companie (who are a load of oddballs ) is by my calculations $97.. full kit rx included 140$
Posted 20 February 2004 - 12:30 PM
ps. Modulus is sleeping the sleep of the righteous in my backup case... :-)
Posted 20 February 2004 - 08:04 PM
Posted 20 February 2004 - 08:27 PM
I use the Coherent CVT 1400 wich is my main TX and I have a CVR 1500 as my main receiver, this is a diversity tunner wich uses three antenas, great system. I also have a 7.4 TFT monitor with a receiver from coherent as well, its called the CVR 200 is like a pack of cigarettes in size, I power both units, monitor and receiver with an Anton Bauer Gold mount and a Proformer (it will usually last 8hs). Its a light system and it keeps DP´s, directors out of my monitor but still close. Usually this tunners are better than the ones built into the cheap mini TV´s.
Give it a try.
Posted 20 February 2004 - 10:34 PM
Handheld receiver with lcd screen. Pickups all broadcast frequencies, UHF, VHF and microwave. The Canadian Version even picksup Cell phone transmissions(illegal in the U.S. but then so is the Modulus)
This is the cheapest price I've seen. And GigaParts will ship for Free. I've seen them with a whip antenna as well.
I'm gonna get one soon as I have both the Modulus and a Coherent microwave transmitter. Just have to sell a few parts to generate the cash.
Posted 21 February 2004 - 01:48 AM
I have a Lcd monitor from Mk-V where I attach a seperate pag battery and the microwave reciever on the back, and hand it to the director......it works like a charm...
..he can even make his own framelines on screen....
Posted 21 February 2004 - 10:06 AM
Posted 21 February 2004 - 10:13 AM