thunderfm

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About thunderfm

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    Mark Harris

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    Freelance sound recordist based in Bournemouth, Dorset, UK.

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  1. I tend to roll around with a 1560. It holds all my mics, wireless, batts, cables and a shotgun in a supershield. The 633 lives in it's stingray Jr bag and I have the little weatherproof cover for it. For transport, the stingray rides on top of the peli. I have a 1650 for extra protection, but it rarely gets used.
  2. I use the same mic and use an internally cabled 5-pin 2.6m ambient pole. If I switch to mono, then I have made a 5-3 pin converter that I bongo tie to the end. I can switch mics in less than a minute and it gives me flexibility with pole length. Internal cable can be noisy, but with very little practice, you gain a feel for how to handle it.
  3. That does fit my workflow and it looks very good, but I generally begrudge spending money when my existing tools, with a little tweak of javascript, can do the same thing for free.
  4. Could you share your actions for Acrobat? This seems like an ideal workflow for me. I already use Acrobat for bookmarks and highlighting, but never delved into javascript.
  5. Apologies, I didn't make it clear. I'm aware of the all-terrain style zuca already, but I have other plans for something similar to my own specs.
  6. I'd also love to see more details on how you mounted the wheels and what wheels they are. I was planning on making a little zuca all-terrain style cart and I'm struggling to find out how to mount the wheels.
  7. The kit getting damp has never been an issue for me, but it is more an issue of hearing the rain drops hitting the windshield. To stop this, I've had good experiences with the air con filter material. I bought a 3m long sheet of it from an air con service centre for about £5 and cut it to size so that it was folded in half. Bongo tie it around the windshield and it worked a treat. It absorbs the impact of the rain drops and channels the water to the lowest edges. A bit of nexcare tape around the xlr connector and the boom is sealed from the worst weather.
  8. In the UK, I tend to keep my talent mics in CH38 frequencies and use CH70 for non crucial functions like IFBs and camera links. That puts the links and IFBs on higher frequencies than talent, but that's just the UK frequency licensing.
  9. Yeah, it's great! Still going strong with the 788t and CL9. It's now on a magliner upright trolley with a modified nose plate with heavy duty castors. I've been doing a lot of smaller doc shoots over the winter, but it'll be coming back out of the kit room next month for some hard work again over the spring.
  10. I've been using a fishing rod bag with rod tubes for my drama poles, but for doc stuff, I only use a 2.6m pole, so this gator bag works much better.
  11. Gator cases do this product. I'm going to try it with my doc pole, boom stand and use the top pocket for a boom buddy. http://www.gatorcases.com/p/25184-126/gx-33
  12. So I stumbled across this and I wondered if it is going to be any good! http://www.schertler.com/en_IT/arthur
  13. AKG should still be doing the blue-line. It's still a current range on their website and I bought a couple of omni capsules brand new about a month ago.
  14. Spotted one potential issue, all the connections seem to be on the operator side of the camera. That could be messy on a shoulder rig. I also can't see any TC connections. Hopefully they'll add a sync module or something and perhaps a V-Lock sled?
  15. Hi guys, what's the latest news?