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Tech – Finding a new power solution for the Tascam DR-60

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Tech – Finding a new power solution for the Tascam DR-60

Designed for DSLR Filmmaking, the Tascam DR-60D is a real workhorse of an audio recorder for independent productions, films, weddings and lone shooters. Really easy to use with multiple inputs/outputs, 4 track recording, solid state storage and recording up to 96kHz/24bit, the DR-60D is one of the most popular and frugal audio recording solutions for Filmmakers. With one flaw. Power. The DR-60D can be powered by 4 x AA batteries or an AC adapter, which is not included, so you have to buy it separately. Which would be fine, but on set, often on location, this is just not practical. The AA battery solution rarely lasts more than an hour or so, especially if it’s running phantom powered microphones. Which leaves one option – USB Bus power. The DR60-D can be powered via the USB port. So after some research, here’s the solution I came up with:   Parts: Tascam DR-60D, RAVPower Deluxe 14000mAh USB External Battery Portable Power Bank £22 (Amazon Link), 3m Heavy Duty Velcro Tape £11.99 (Ebay Link) 1 – Tascam DR60-D 2- Ravpower Power Bank 3 – Close up of heavy duty velcro 4 – Tascam DR-60D Battery Cover 5 – Velcro being applied to cover 6 – Battery Cover with Velcro applied 7 – Power Bank with Velcro applied 8 – Solution Complete 9 – Solution Close Up The velcro used is VERY strong, I would suggest removing the battery compartment lid before removing the battery if you ever do. If you try and remove the battery whilst velcro’d on to the Tascam, it WILL break you battery compartment lid! In tests, I found this solution powered the DR-60D with a Rode NTG3 Shotgun mic attached for over 4 1/2 hours. Solution Found. Problem Sorted. Happy Days...

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Last Lives Car Heart Music Video Is Out!

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Last Lives Car Heart Music Video Is Out!

The music video I made for Last Lives is out and doing well! You can view it on their Youtube page here, or view it below:

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Wedding Films

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Wedding Films

I’m absolutely delighted to say that we’ve been featured on Nora Eve’s Website & Social Media. Nora Eve are one of the premiere Wedding Bridal Boutiques in the East Midlands, and I’m so pleased that hard work and enthusiasm is creating such opportunities. They’re an amazing company to deal with, with an absolutely beautiful shop. As my Wife said, it’s a shame we’re already married. At least, I think she meant it that way…   Nora Eve Website Nora Eve Facebook Nora Eve...

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New Queens Park Sports Centre Shoot

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New Queens Park Sports Centre Shoot

Planning permission has been granted for Chesterfield Borough Council to build a modern, replacement, Queen’s Park Sports Centre on the site of Queen’s Park Annexe. I was asked to cover the Press Conference. I’ve produced a long and shot version of the piece. There short version is here, the Docu Style version is to follow next week. The article on the CBC Website: Article The...

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Derbyshire Times Article

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Derbyshire Times Article

Last Lives, and the video I’ve just shot and am now editing, both got mentioned in an article in the Derbyshire Times this week. Really pleased for the lads, and always a welcome treat to be mentioned in the...

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Wedding Shoot

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Wedding Shoot

I’m now shooting Weddings, here’s a highlight reel from a Wedding I shot a couple of weeks ago. It was a brilliant day and I really love that style of shooting. Very different from the other work I do:   If you’re getting married soon and want a cinematic wedding video, give me a ring or email, I’d love to hear from you.

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Last Lives “Car Heart” BTS

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Last Lives “Car Heart” BTS

Here’s some screenshots from yesterdays Music Video Shoot for Last Lives new single “Car Heart”. I’m so thrilled to have had the pleasure of working with such a talented and hard working...

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GH4 Freebies

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GH4 Freebies

Just received this battery grip and battery courtesy of Panasonic UK as a promotional offer as part of their GH4 launch. Thanks Panasonic, although the batteries last so long I’m not sure I need two!...

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Last Lives “Car Heart” Music Video Preview

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Last Lives “Car Heart” Music Video Preview

Just thought I’d share a preview of the shoot I’m doing for Last Lives new single “Car Heart”. Loving working with Haze.

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Notts TV – we’re on the Tele

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Notts TV – we’re on the Tele

Notts TV have said that our footage from yesterday is to be shown on Freeview C8 and Virgin Media 159, tonight at 6pm, 7.45pm and 9pm, but sadly not on Sky yet. Onwards and upwards!

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