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    Sound Recodist / Boom Op / Sound Utility who is located in Auckland, New Zealand.
  1. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    That is prevented by the threat of the Zaxcom lawyers once again. This is why the Tascam DR10 became the Tascam DR10L (which removed the headphone jack) in the United States.
  2. Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel DSLR Recorder

    I'm very surprised that that we don't have more options and more advanced options when it comes to computer recordings. Basically how it is now in 2017 is we have very limited options (such as BoomRecorder being one of the few options) that are hardly under active development at the moment. I guess the issue is that our niche (cart recordings for film, as realistically, you're not going to use a computer in your bag while also booming! Although maybe that will change, could use a Windows tablet?) as a far far too tiny niche to get much support for it from these fringe ideas we're discussing here.
  3. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Good ideas Constantin/Philip, except..... Zaxcom lawyers once again get in the way of that!! That is why the Tascam DR10C can't be sold in the USA, and instead they sell the Tascam DR10L (which lacks the output option on it).
  4. Best mic for specific location

    Problem with using a cardiod lav instead of an omni is if the talent bumps it off axis then you're screwed.
  5. Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel DSLR Recorder

    Another point to keep in mind, is all these "underside of camera" recorders are also a heck of a lot more user friendly to have in your bag while booming, than the old H4n / DR40 / etc that people used to use. So this is a good development for the low budget end of the market (student / indie / hobbist / etc filmmaking). I expect just like how we saw automixers from being independent pieces of hardware, to incorporated with the recorders themselves, that in the future years to come we will also see the likes of CEDAR DNS2 not being just stand alone piece of gear but built into our recorders as well.
  6. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    On a related point, when on earth is premiere going to start supporting aux TC? Even DaVinci Resolve for goodness sake has been supporting this for a while now!
  7. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    While I of course would never claim to be a lawyer, IP law is an area I've been deeply involved in over the years, even leading a minor political party here in NZ which has been advocating for IP law reform.
  8. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Easy enough to swap in fresh batteries, and easy enough to use large cards, and I'd much rather have it done automatically on set than trust post to handle a mix of 44.1KHz & 48KHz files correctly.
  9. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Really?? But lots of people already use a single input/output for both audio and TC. (such as Tentacle Syncs) Wonder why the Digital Hybrid couldn't simply sample at 48KHz so that no conversion at all is needed? Genius idea! Best of both worlds: saves on battery life, and makes post workflow easier. ah ha! Very smart.
  10. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    True, I have my fingers crossed this Zaxcom patent won't be upheld in the courts and we'll see a firmware update soon (although sadly I kinda doubt it will get 48KHz, as that is a hardware issue it has been mentioned?! Not sure). And at the very least, all ones sold outside the USA won't have any such limitation?!
  11. MixPre-6 or a second hand 552?

    NCH, as you're likely new to this, you're surely doing a lot of shoots where they're using DSLR/mirrorless/BMD cameras, which makes it even more important you have a multi track recorder. Go for the Zoom F4! (you get 6 inputs, vs only four inputs with the MixPre6 as you lose 5/6 when doing TC) MixPre10T would be an excellent choice too, but you're looking at triple the price of a F4 (and creeping up towards 633 price territory too). And as someone starting out, your budget is I'm sure very tight, so would be a pity to go for a MixPre10T over a F4 if it means you miss out on something else crucial such as: an extra wireless, TC box, or a nicer microphone.
  12. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    Can we form a picket outside Zaxcom's office to protest this silly patent? It is holding so many companies back.
  13. Nomad Lite

    I'd say the 633 is much more than just a 302 that can record?
  14. Nomad Lite

    It took four and half years, but it happens! The MIxPre3 is the "recording 302" ;-)