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    Yep, that's exactly correct. One of the longest...

    Yep, that's exactly correct. One of the longest patent battles was for the intermittent windshield wiper invented by an individual, but taken by all the automobile manufacturers. -...
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    Oh man, I would be so proud if it were even...

    Oh man, I would be so proud if it were even close to the car periscope .... or maybe Mr. Microphone. ........

    Hey! STOP THE PRESSES! That Mr. Microphone we were making fun of a while back .......
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    Yes, exactly. And it's still here for that...

    Yes, exactly. And it's still here for that purpose. But as we see over time, it has distorted into absurd folly.

    There are trolls that make a living with patents. They buy up old unwanted patents...
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    No question, that's a patent's purpose. "I got an...

    No question, that's a patent's purpose. "I got an idea and you can't have it." It is most certainly there to protect the one over the many. The patents I have are nothing but tripe written...
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    Billable hours baby, billable hours. Lawyers for...

    Billable hours baby, billable hours. Lawyers for the win!

    The whole thing about the PTAB finding Zaxcom's original claims invalid after being in existence and successfully defended for 10 years...
  6. Sticky: I see no compelling reason to buy the new G4 new...

    I see no compelling reason to buy the new G4 new over the used G3. There's nary a feature difference. If warranties mean something to you, then perhaps the G4 is more attractive.
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    Copying a post I placed in another forum that is...

    Copying a post I placed in another forum that is discussing the Zaxcom patent:

    The patent has had quite a history going back to 2010. Just last year, Lectrosonics filed a challenge on the...
  8. Put your camera on a towel on a table. Have...

    Put your camera on a towel on a table. Have someone sit at interview distance from the camera. Slide the camera 8". See it it satisfies your requirements.
  9. It looks like he made 3D files available at one...

    It looks like he made 3D files available at one time per post #6 in this link - http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?362454-David-Ford-Founder-of-ErgoCine-has-passed-away
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    Bless you David. May you be in heaven a half hour...

    Bless you David. May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows your dead. (stolen from John Wayne in some western). All is now well in my world.
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    He's definitely onto something. I've experienced...

    He's definitely onto something. I've experienced exactly what he is talking about in a studio situation. We had TR-50s and some other brand I don't remember. When we did a particular broadcast,...
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    Well, in my ignorance, I didn't notice what forum...

    Well, in my ignorance, I didn't notice what forum the threads were in. I just scan through 'new posts'.
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    If you ever need a patent lawyer, call Zaxcom for...

    If you ever need a patent lawyer, call Zaxcom for referrals.
  14. It's a set of made up terms from an article on...

    It's a set of made up terms from an article on the topic. -...
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    You guys are giving me a headache with two...

    You guys are giving me a headache with two threads on the same topic. I like you filmguy, but Martin Scorsese beat you to the scoop. Can we keep the conversation to Martin's thread for us old...
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    If the price of the COS-11Ds scares you, consider...

    If the price of the COS-11Ds scares you, consider the Oscar Sound Tech 801 or 802. OSTs are not considered a standard in the industry, but are regarded as decent by professionals. Note that one thing...
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    Geez, $2 mil. Most companies won't get up in the...

    Geez, $2 mil. Most companies won't get up in the morning for that kind of money. I figured it was small, but not that small. But who knows how they came up with those estimates. Indeed then, any...
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    Good point. But I'm always up for a court battle....

    Good point. But I'm always up for a court battle. We have to keep the lawyers off the streets after all.
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    Regarding the patent, Rode is likely a much...

    Regarding the patent, Rode is likely a much bigger company with more cash to burn in court. It could be fun. Maybe they are paying a licensing fee to Zaxcom. Maybe the fact that it is recorded...
  20. Regarding common parts, there are libraries of...

    Regarding common parts, there are libraries of parts that are already drawn that may be useful to you, such as screws and nato rails. Just search for "3d printed 3/8 bolt" or '3D printed nato rail",...
  21. For the I-don't-know-anything crowd, you can have...

    For the I-don't-know-anything crowd, you can have people do the whole thing from your sketch, but of course, the less you do, the more it costs.

    The first thing I would do is google '3D parts...
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    From the little I've read on the vBulletin forum...

    From the little I've read on the vBulletin forum (the software used on this site), changing votes is not possible. For sure it is not possible for polls per their technical support staff, so it...
  23. We always did it with the tripod on a pedestal....

    We always did it with the tripod on a pedestal. Pluses and minuses with either approach. Hey, if you think a lens is going to steam up when it's off to the side, consider what will happen to the...
  24. Take a look at the ATEM Mini series. They are...

    Take a look at the ATEM Mini series. They are sized just right for your type of project. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products

    There are several low cost HDMI wireless video transmitters. Take...
  25. You just need to watch some Bald and Bankrupt...

    You just need to watch some Bald and Bankrupt videos. No begging for likes or subscriptions, no t-shirts interruptions, no merchandise in the description, no hype (well, c'mon, you have to jazz up...
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