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  2. The use of compressors in location sound

    In a less common scenario I also use heavy compression on a return channel when I have to listen to a walkie. That way the loud and quiet walkie folks never blow out my ears and I can always hear them at a low volume while listening to program. I also use a decent amount of compression on a talkback mic when feeding earwigs. Not all of our tools are used for the final tracks
  3. ISO's vs. Mix Track

    On the 633, I've had pretty good results with giving camera a boom track on the left and a lav mix done by Dugan on the right when I work from the bag. It's also nice enough to monitor and the meters do a good job of telling you what the automix is doing. I record pre-fader ISOs as well in case the Dugan acts weird, and if I'm going into the camera via wireless, I'll record the mix as well. I guess I'd miss the automix if I didn't have it, but I probably could have come up with ways to survive without it. Feels like it's worth the price of admission. I never got the hang of mixing when I was in film school and we weren't really properly taught the art. If I hadn't done good internships, I could have come out of film school thinking that a mix track is unnecessary. Just goes to show that nothing beats real world experience.
  4. on more than one occasion, we needed a local "partner" that was named as part of the project. do check: http://www.dubaifilmcommission.ae/filming-in-dubai/how-to-film-in-dubai
  5. Zoom F8

    Thanks guys for your good answers. Now I can work more relaxed. Howdy!
  6. SQN 5S / 4S Bags

    Hi all Just struggling on trying to update SQN 5S bag (currently old tatty porta brace soft shell). Was looking at getting a bag with a solid frame to also hold 2-4 wireless. Any SQN users out there using one that works well for them?
  7. Filming in Dubai - any advice?

    Hi JCC I shot a feature 3 years back in Dubai, we had a local line producer who took care of all details, never had any issues with getting equipment into and out of Dubai,they are used to film crew coming all the time(esp from India),I had all papers handy but had no issues,guess a good line producer can and will sort out any issues, I didnt have a carnet Good luck, let us know how it went best Hari
  8. The use of compressors in location sound

    I think the channel and output limiters on the 6 series really look after those unexpected moments! mike
  9. Sonosax SX-R4+

    Thanks, send a request
  10. Sonosax SX-R4+

    On Facebook. Sonosax users it's called. (What's in a name...) https://m.facebook.com/groups/422226551455412
  11. Sonosax SX-R4+

    Is there a sonosax user group somewhere?
  12. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    Do not use zaxcom for ifb unless the signal is amplified by a lot. Zaxnet range is not very good and IFB reliability is a number one priority. Clients hate drop outs and can care less how food it sounds.
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    Yeah that is what I meant, the vast majority of the time when a person says 23.98 they mean 23.976
  15. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Hi all. Just bought a MixPre 3 unit, my first digital audio recording device ! It is pretty small alright, much smaller & lighter than my Uher & Nagra analogue decks ! Will be testing it out a lot this coming weekend... Cheers, Chris.
  16. AES- NYC Report #2

    Here's my final report. Some neat stuff. https://tyfordaudiovideo.blogspot.com/2017/11/aes-nyc-2017-part-2.html Regards, Ty Ford
  17. Aston Origin Large Diaphragm Mic Review

    compared to what. Christian?
  18. Zoom F8

    At the end of 24 hours using this equation would be 2 frames off. Not an important difference for any one except for programmers who have to make sure the math is 100% accurate.
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  20. ISO's vs. Mix Track

    I did a little more digging and apologize for asking a question that was already answered and had a long discussion here. That said I appreciate the replies. When I'm one manning it an boom-oping it I think it is hard to get a solid mix and focus on boom. Given the feedback here and on the other discussion I'll put much more time into creating a solid mix track so when I'm out in the world and people expect it I have plenty of practice, even if I don't like using myself (I like working with the iso's).
  21. #metoo and sexism in general

    Wow Jan, incredible. You're a rock star. When wiring talent, whether they are used to the camera or not, I think it's important to pick up on their body language. I always explain each step of what I'm going to do before I do it, and if I get the sense any of it makes them nervous I pause and talk it through. Sometimes that's asking them to do it, or sometimes it's just explaining in more detail what I am trying to accomplish and why the mic has to go where it does. Either way I make sure I have their permission. Even if talent makes jokes about what I'm doing, which some do, I won't engage because it is too easily misconstrued. I just stay polite and professional. +1 to having wardrobe and parents present while wiring.
  22. Wireless Boom Hiss - Sennheiser - Need Help

    It's just a cheap transformer from an old RadioShack Hi-Z to Lo-Z adapter (basically a really cheap DI box). Check the SKP100 manual for the pinout on the unbalanced side.
  23. Looking Into Buying Zaxcom IFB

    I honestly don't know the rules as they apply to frequency hopping and 2.4ghz. The behavior I described is what I can see on my RF explorer.
  24. Lavalier outer jacket repair

    You can also find 3:1 or 4:1 heatshrink to get it over the connector or mic end and then shrink it down. Try heatshrink.com
  25. Sony MDR 7506 coiled cable

    Wrapping the Sony cable around the headphones is a sure way to age the cable quickly, of course. Keep in mind that the Sony cable was built for comfort, not speed and is not well suited for the rigors of production sound, particularly in "run-and-gun" bag productions. The Beyer DT-48 coiled cable was much tougher, I suppose to ensure the pain of wear them for a lifetime.
  26. Sony MDR 7506 coiled cable

    I like the 7506 cable as well. It spends most of the time tucked into my bag, but I can release some coil when I need it.
  27. Zoom F8

    24 x 0.999 = 23.97600000000
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