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Frido Beck

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    Location sound (ENG) and live broadcast
  1. Zaxcom ZMT3 Battery Life

    Not the precise answer you are looking for, but in my workflow I don't feel a difference in run time with my ZMT3 with Fuji NP-50 versus TRXLA with 2x Eneloop Pro AA. This is because they both run from call to lunch with some left, then I change all the batteries anyway and they run from lunch to wrap. Maybe others can give you precise numbers but in the end it all has to do with things like how much time are you putting them in low2 mode etc. 50 mW
  2. 4018c or a second 641

    Maybe get a Schoeps CCM41? Love the size of mine. Also amazing in Mid Side configuration with a CCM8. It would be a extra feature over a second CMC6 MK41 if you decide to go the Schoeps route.
  3. Rates in UK / Europe

    Some do. like one or two. Because they are the only ones who can do certain big films. Most is in the 700-900 range including gear i suspect. I had two weeks ago a multicamera corporate project where I charged 800 gear a day (350 for 1st assistant sound) but that was only two days. But many of it was rented so yeah..
  4. Rates in UK / Europe

    Really?? I thought Germany would be a lot better. I cringed at the 250 euro (working with gear provided by production company) TV guys get here in The Netherlands. Since I heard that number, I didn't want to attempt to do TV anymore. The money is with the corporate stuff... but still not too great. Did a fiction TV series for Nickelodeon Netherlands as 1st Asisstant Sound / Boom operator for 250 a day though..
  5. Rates in UK / Europe

    Rates in The Netherlands are terrible. I get with my 633, 3 Zaxcom wireless, 2 Sennheiser EW300 IFB receivers, two timecode generators, stereo/mono schoeps boom kit about 550-650 EURO a day. (350 or 400 labor, 200-250 gear) This is for relatively high-end corporate stuff. Documentary I get max. 550 including gear, sometimes I do it for 450 if i like the project. TV/ENG guys get like 400-450 including gear, some do it for 350 or less (2 wireless, probably sennheiser ew100). Feature film guys get 400-500 ex gear, so 700-1200 including gear. 1st Assistant Sound on TV series and Feature films is 200-300 euros a day.
  6. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    Well that I understand, that for some the product is what they want. Just the undercutting is what I don't like, A race to the bottom. I know that Sound Devices an Zaxcom were the undercutters about 15 years ago to Nagra etc, but I just want better products thats all. Sorry if I offended anyone. Probabaly going The Zax route since I have their wireless.
  7. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    Right. My point being that I suggest that maybe investing the funds that I paid for a 633 etc. are going to be invested in good use to better the products they make. Its their choice that they make this line, but probably for me its time to move on to another manufacturer (which I pity because in the basis I really like the 6-series). It just do you want to strive for high end or low end..
  8. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    Bullshit product line. I need a 633 v2 with more digital inputs (and not on analogue phantom mic inputs), input to track routing, only digital panning.
  9. Which Schoeps mics for documentaries?

    Schoeps CCM41 (and CCM8 for stereo) with Cinela Windscreen / Shockmount
  10. Boompole's cable options for SILENT run&gun

    If you decide for external cable: Just cut a cable to the right length then you don't have any problems with excessive cable. My way is for a 4 meter boompole something like a 5.25 meter cable (maybe 5 or 5,5m depends on your length i guess) and if you go shorter just wrap some cable to your bag with velcro
  11. Show me your bag

    I picked up my Zaxcom QRX200, 2x TRXLA2 and the AudioRoot vmDBOX today. I feel like i finally have a serious rig now. (i had/have 2x Sennheiser EW100's). Very happy with this new setup, although because i dont have zaxnet i have to manually jam the tx's everytime i power them up. Other items: Cinela Pianissimo, OSIX 2, MINIX CCM, Schoeps CMC6MK41, CCM41, Panamic pole, PSC travelpole, 2x Sennheiser EK300 for director, K-tek Harness, Tentaclesync. I power everything with a V-lock accu in the K-tek bag.
  12. G3 system as "Comtek" IEM

    did you check what all of your limiter, high boost, volume boost settings are on the 300? And if you have the right line input cable for the sk TX?
  13. DUGAN for the 633!! Firmware update 4.50!!

    @rodpaul This is a interesting read about the different options (Mix Assist and Dan Dugan): https://soundandpicture.com/2016/09/a-perfect-mix-sound-devices-and-dan-dugan/ quoting Jon Tatooles from SD: "It (MixAssist) may be better suited for tougher applications where you need it to be a little more aggressive. The MixAssist algorithm attenuates microphones in a different way than the Dugan algorithm. Whereas Dan’s algorithm is super smooth, MixAssist may have more noticeable transitions. " , but because of this more aggressive way of attenuating inputs, the noise floor is also lower in certain situations
  14. SD633 x1x2 vs SD302 tape out

    You have x3 and x4 for that on jack 3,5mm
  15. DIY- Right Angle XLRs