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    Sound Recodist / Boom Op / Sound Utility who is located in Auckland, New Zealand.
  1. You're probably on an extremely tight budget if you're consider the DR70D, but please consider stretching to a Zoom F4 if you can as it is very worthwhile! (however if a DR70D is all you can afford, well... at least the DR70D is the best there is in its price range!)
  2. Exactly. We are all running a business here. Thus like any other business we have carefully analyze where our expenses are going. I wouldn't be surprised at all if such a product is under greater peak stress while fishing than what we use them for!
  3. Don't forget about the rubber casing too! Very complex technology there. Totally unimaginable how anyone outside the USA would be capable of this.
  4. Why not get a Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K? They're pretty cheap, and packed with heaps more features!!
  5. Wow! That is impressively quiet.
  6. Keep an eye out for the Shure FP23 ;-) It is identical to the Sound Devices MP-1! Also, you probably want to get yourself 3x Sony UWP-D11 as well. As there are times when having lavs can really save your ass. Get yourself as well something like an Audix SCX1-HC for when a 416 is not appropriate for indoors. Lastly, get yourself a USB powerbank to run your Tascam DR70D (you can velcro the powerbank to the back of the recorder! Is what I did. Then hang the record from your neck using a standard camera neck strap, and clip your wireless TXs to it. Saves needing a proper mixing bag at this starting point of your career), I did the same with my DR60D back when I was just starting out: However... if you haven't purchased a DR70D yet, I would very strongly recommend getting a Zoom F4 instead! As is massively more powerful, yet still rather dirt cheap and affordable.
  7. I wonder when the 600 series will get their next addition? As that is what I'm most keen to see.
  8. I think that main group might be set to secret? As I can't find it! Although I've been a member of the sales group for quite a while now, almost bought something from there a few times.
  9. Yup, although I prefer at the moment external cabling so I haven't done that. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better!!! I have that too! ;-) It really is such a simple thing, hard to go wrong with it. I wouldn't at all be surprised if the Boomboy is the exact identical item, but with its own branding and marketed better. Thus they can then ask a higher price for it. This happens a ***LOT*** with products out of China. Exactly my plan! That will be the future usage of my current Sony UWP-D11 wireless, Oktava MK012, Zoom F4, etc etc... once they each get upgraded (hopefully in the near-ish future!).
  10. You have four options to use here: Main 1/2 or Sub 1/2 Pick one and go with it. They're all there in your routing menu on the Zoom F8. My Zoom F4 that I own is basically the same set up, I use it often.
  11. I've been using a Miliboo boom pole for a couple of years now, a 3m one. Got a 5m one off Aliexpress earlier this year. They're not as great as one costing many many times more, but for their price? They are surprisingly good! I've done an entire feature film with them overseas, plus many many more shoots. They're holding up ok. If the budget is tight and it is hard to justify spending any more than a little, then it is hard go wrong with these (the fact they have free international shipping is a bonus fact for many non-Americans like myself! Or otherwise living in a more remote-ish country outside Europe/America).
  12. For size and bang for buck the MixPre3 has to win! (although for only a little bit more money you can get the much more useful MixPre6, and it is still quite small)
  13. Sorry, is a really old thread, but just curious as to if anyone is using theirs battery powered now? Especially their newer Behringer X18 interests me, would be very interested to see anyone's battery powered set up with that.
  14. Get OST to make you up one! Although given how low budget those wireless are.... maybe rewire an Aspen Mic one instead?
  15. Thank you again for the help everyone! Have ordered now the parts I think I need to power my UCR210D receivers (next step: figuring out how to build antennas myself.... but I think I've worked out most of that already, shall find out soon!).