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by TheSigma
Fri Sep 24, 2010 8:17 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: How Does It Work?
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Re: How Does It Work?

I work in the AV dept of a public school district (full time, and part time at a local radio station assisting the engineer). The IT guys usually install the smartboards but I get to play with them sometimes. the posters above are correct, it uses a camera in the corner (An Optical Touchscreen). We ...
by TheSigma
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:30 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Setting EQ on Video DA's
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Re: Setting EQ on Video DA's

thanks Guy's. You assumed correctly, I am talking analog here (do SDI Da's have EQ, i guess they could), the DA's are fed from cameras through up to 200ft of rg 59 (don't remember the type now, I did not do the initial install), and yes I am attempting to compensate for the loss. I do have a test ge...
by TheSigma
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Setting EQ on Video DA's
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Setting EQ on Video DA's

What's the proper procedure, equipment needed, etc.

Thanks,
Nathan
by TheSigma
Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:15 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cable labeling standards
Replies: 21
Views: 4465

Re: Cable labeling standards

I'm not fond of the label makers for this purpose. I've had trouble keeping the labels in place when applied to cables. Are you using a tape designed for wrapping around cables? if you just use the regular plastic or paper labels, yeah, noy going to stay put at all. AS mentioned earlier, I use the ...
by TheSigma
Thu Aug 05, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cable labeling standards
Replies: 21
Views: 4465

Re: Cable labeling standards

That's probably true, but if you are like me and do a lot of field work or side jobs, where a laser printer is not always handy, you have to deal with the devil (Jams and such) and use a portable. I was looking into the brady handhelds a little more but have read alot about the cartridges going bad....
by TheSigma
Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:38 am
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cable labeling standards
Replies: 21
Views: 4465

Re: Cable labeling standards

What, label the cables?! And I suppose you're going to use color cables, too. Just make them all black, without labels, otherwise any idiot can figger it out, and you're out of a job :twisted: :twisted: (bad ref to WKRP) :lol: You might be on to something here.......though a1234 could be confusing ...
by TheSigma
Wed Jul 28, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cable labeling standards
Replies: 21
Views: 4465

Re: Cable labeling standards

I have a Rhino 5000 by Dymo, it will do cable wraps and they make a flexible nylon tape that holds uup fairly well. it is not self laminating like the Panduit or Brady labellers, but like I said, it seems to hold up well enough.The labels don't seem to unravel, are not too easy to remove if you have...
by TheSigma
Wed Jul 28, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Ask the Engineers
Topic: Cable labeling standards
Replies: 21
Views: 4465

Cable labeling standards

OK, this seems like a really basic question, but I have yet to find a good answer. I know the computer/telecom industry has a set of standards that apply to labeling cables and patch panels, etc. But is there a standard for Audio and Video production facilities? I can't seem to find one. What do you...
by TheSigma
Wed Jul 28, 2010 6:53 am
Forum: Master Control
Topic: Camera control systems / communications engineering question
Replies: 2
Views: 4568

Re: Camera control systems / communications engineering ques

Can you give some more info about the telemetrics system, what is the model number, what type of cabling is running to the locations you want to use. Can you get new cabling to those locations if neccesary? http://www.telemetricsinc.com/ If you go to the telemetrics site you can request the manuals ...
by TheSigma
Thu Jul 22, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 45
Views: 7527

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Here's the burnt board, looks pretty bad.
Burnt Board a51+
Burnt Board a51+
A close up of the burnt area.
close up of burnt area
close up of burnt area
And from the bottom.
bottom of the burnt board
bottom of the burnt board
Here is the superwarp that was below
the superwarp board below
the superwarp board below
Sorry for the blurry pics, my blackberry just does not take a good photo......
by TheSigma
Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 45
Views: 7527

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

Thanks for the info. so here is what i Discovered about the second A51+ (and they are both the Plus Version, 100% sure now). First I noted that the top was loose, some one had been inside and gthe screws never got put back in, now I myself only do that to junk so it was off to a bad start already. S...
by TheSigma
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:02 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Audio wiring with punchdown.
Replies: 24
Views: 10960

Re: Audio wiring with punchdown.

I am aware that you can use cat 5e/6, there is a whole line of products called studiohub+ that are based on just that principle. however, I think we are hoping to re use whatever existing cabling we can. Perhaps a little more background is in order. I am working part time at this sattion, sort of an...
by TheSigma
Fri Jul 09, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 45
Views: 7527

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

You are right: the controller and drive don't care what version the chassis is. The original version can be upgraded to a plus version -- in fact, I had to do it to our original chassis when we got the second, in order for the two to be compatible. It's been a number of years, but as I recall, it i...
by TheSigma
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:25 am
Forum: On-Air Studios
Topic: Audio wiring with punchdown.
Replies: 24
Views: 10960

Re: Audio wiring with punchdown.

Thanks for the info. Now you say the ADC was acceptable, does that imply that you still prefer the 66 block? I'll look into that Gepco multipair, sounds like a good way to go and I've used and love gepco cable, but haven't used their multipair. I use Mogami multipair in my home recording studio, but...
by TheSigma
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:42 am
Forum: TV Engineering
Topic: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.
Replies: 45
Views: 7527

Re: Old analog Gear, need manuals, etc.

The warp board option lives in slot 5... I don't think anything goes in slot 1. The combiner option is a separate pair of single rack-unit devices, one of which fans a single keyboard to up to four A51 chassis and coordinates control among them; the other combines video from the chassis according t...