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    location sound, mostly tv

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  1. sound devices media prices in UK

    Sounds like Sound Devices are sticking a sticker onto normal memory cards and charging a premium for it. I'd just buy whatever cards they say are compatible from Amazon and spend the difference on beer.
  2. 600mhz equipment resale?

    Perhaps a manufacturer has to jump through certain hoops before selling their equipment in the EU, but as far as I know, provided it transmits at 50mW and is in a legal band there's nothing to stop a private [licensed] buyer using whatever he likes in the EU.

    If you're visiting as part of a job then I suggest you buy the licence and invoice it - no cost to you. I've only ever once seen anyone checking radio frequencies, and that was for a practice event before the Olympics. But the risk is always there.
  4. Cheapo boom pole

    I occasionally get asked to provide a long boom pole. Not enough, however, to justify spending a decent sum on a quality one. So at the risk of inviting much ire, has anyone any experience of these? Squeaks and creaks are solvable issues IMO. The last time I turned up on a job and the client wanted a long boom pole, I found myself spending money in a fishing tackle shop... https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Miliboo-portable-carbon-fiber-microphone-Boom-pole-Handheld-Grip-Support-Rod-Flash-Light-microfonos-Holder/32744962343.html
  5. Bag/Ditty for wires and transmitters

    For lapel mics I use fishing tackle boxes. They're ideal - strong, weigh nothing, perfect size, transparent.
  6. troubleshoot TC issue with Zaxcom rx200

    I have a Nomad and a CL and connect the two with Zaxnet, you have to change the frame rate on the CL manually. You don't have to set anything on the RX200, that's all automatic.
  7. troubleshoot TC issue with Zaxcom rx200

    Perhaps I'm reading this wrong but this sounds more like an issue with either your Maxx or CL than the camera. The CL should receive timecode from the BNC connector on the back (or Zaxnet if you have a compatible transmitter). You have to set the frame rate manually on the CL but it should receive the correct TC number without intervention. The RX200 will receive timecode over the UHF link (not Zaxnet), and it will also receive the frame rate over that same channel, so you don't have to set anything there. Once you've got the link between those three working correctly, then it's time to move onto the camera. The RX200 has selectable TC levels of .01V, .2V, .5V, .9V and 1.5V. Which is yours set to?
  8. Interesting new wireless system

    I wonder if the system reduces bandwidth, or increases compression, when signal quality is low.
  9. Interesting new wireless system

    It isn't YouTube. Listen to the main presenter, she sounds ok. The other two, by comparison, sound - well, awful to my ears.
  10. Interesting new wireless system

    Perhaps it's just me but the audio quality on the two presenters positioned very far from the receiver is awful. Hardly any sibilance, their voices sound artificially limited in frequency range.
  11. New Boom Pole at CineGear

    I like the strap option, that's a good idea. Might be better if it was a piece of elastic string attached to your harness (or bag strap) though.
  12. iPhone audio question

    I'm trying to get them to use one of the SKM 100-835 G3 stick mics I bought for the job in place of the Beyer, with the RX feeding the iRig, but that still leaves the problem of monitoring. Asking them to carry all that kit (I'm not there while they're doing it) is too much. Too expensive. Just need a cheap and easy way to plug headphones in, quality not a concern. Not a bad shout, but a bit too expensive (budgets are tight). Is this really teh cheapest option? Would be a shame if it is. No headphone socket though. Nice, but way, way too big.
  13. iPhone audio question

    The social media crew on a large job I work on have a slight issue. They do Facebook Live broadcasts before the event begins, which are very popular. A presenter walks around the area, talking about the competitors, for several minutes. They do this with a Beyer M58 (or similar), plugged into an iRig Pre, which itself is plugged into an iPhone via the 4-pin minijack socket on the top. The iPhone then combines the mic audio and its camera video to broadcast to several thousand viewers, on Facebook. That part is done through a Facebook app. The iRig Pre has a headphone socket, but I found out this weekend that this headphone socket is not amplified. It's just a passthrough, so essentially if you plug headphones into the iRig, you only hear the phone - not the iRig. This is a problem, because the Facebook app doesn't allow simultaneous monitoring of audio while transmitting (the phone is capable of this, but the app is not). So the operator cannot hear the microphone. Obviously I've set the iRig gain to work correctly, but it would still be a benefit for everyone if the operator could hear what the presenter is saying, and if the audio is good/bad. So I need a device to put between the iRig Pre and the iPhone. I need this device to let the iRig's output continue uninterrupted into the iPhone, while taking a feed and amplifying it so that someone can listen to the iRig Pre on headphones. Does anyone know if such a thing exists?
  14. My MKH 50 stopped working. Sent to Sennheiser USA....

    Years ago an MKH40 of mine developed a loud whistle and had to be returned to Sennheiser. I don't recall the turnaround time, but things go faulty, that's just life.
  15. Lectrosonics Sra weak reception

    Looks good to me. I should do some more tests first.