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About IronFilm

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    Auckland, New Zealand.
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    Sound Recodist / Boom Op / Sound Utility who is located in Auckland, New Zealand.
  1. Sony UWP vs Sennheiser G3

    For me it is a no brainer to go with Sony UWP-D11. I have 5 of them!! But why do we see so many G3 around? Simple. Force of habit. The G3 (& G2, & G1) have been around for a very very loooong time! Thus have become the "default" choice for no budget work. As the UWP-D11 have only been around for a few years, many people haven't even seen them beforehand!
  2. Cheapo boom pole

    Sounds like it should be made into a movie!
  3. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Nice, good to hear Mike! Sounds like the Wingman app is an essential piece of kit with this.
  4. Rode Newsshooter simple test

    That is basically what I am doing. RodeLink Newsshooter Kit = Plant Mic RodeLink Filmmakers Kit = Camera Hop (or super ultra desperate extra lav mic for talent, but rarely happens now that I've got more wireless in my kit)
  5. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Oh phew, glad to hear that! (was half wondering from the other comments if you didn't have control over folder structures) But what about my other questions, can the MixPre3/6 do that? These things:
  6. Rode Newsshooter simple test

    Yikes! I think I paid around NZ$530 for mine. I don't see the RodeLink Filmmakers Kit (which is different to the Newsshooter Kit that is discussed here) as a replacement for the G3, due to the hideous size of their TX packs.
  7. Sound Devices Mix Pre-3 and Mix Pre-6

    Wait.... what? Does the MixPre3/6 have no ability to create and navigate around multiple folders? Makes me wonder, does it also have the ability to name tracks? What fine level control does it have over file naming? Can notes be added to the metadata both before and after a recording?
  8. Rode Newsshooter simple test

    Am curious, what was the "ridiculous" price you paid for yours? As I've noticed they're a bit more expensive than the RodeLink Filmmakers Kits.
  9. Low-End Saramonic Wireless

    Generally speaking I've thought anything priced below the likes of the classic G3/RodeLink/UWP-D11 is total crap and should be avoided, but after hearing so many good reviews of the Saramonic UwMic9/10 I thought I'd give it a chance and ordered one pair for myself. Worked out ok ish enough for a few shoots.... then died on me. Maybe I just got unlucky? Who knows. But for me it was money wasted. I think eventually we'll see some wireless arrive at the lower end of the market which will deliver a bigger punch for your $ than you'd expect, but that day hasn't arrived yet (I suspect however that day isn't too far away, I know about some products under development at the moment...). So if you're looking for a super budget item then just wait around and you can get lucky on a secondhand G3/RodeLink/UWP-D11 at some very cheap prices (although personally I intensely dislike the RodeLinks due to their ultra bulky sized TX packs!! Grrrrr). Or for only a small further stretch of the budget, you could pick up an older Lectrosonics 200 series kit.
  10. Cheapo boom pole

    You are the chosen one!! All bow before the power of aginzo's word....
  11. Tascam DR-70D

    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!)
  12. Cheapo boom pole

    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!
  13. Cheapo boom pole

    Don't forget about the rubber casing too! Very complex technology there. Totally unimaginable how anyone outside the USA would be capable of this.
  14. Multiple operator monitors

    Why not get a Blackmagic Design Video Assist 4K? They're pretty cheap, and packed with heaps more features!!
  15. "The Art of Windmill Maintenance"

    Wow! That is impressively quiet.