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Everything posted by IronFilm

  1. Zoom F8

    Odd. I had never heard of this issue before. And I follow the F8 FB groups very carefully (as that is where the majority of discussions seem to happen). If it is due to external TC + pre roll being the specific combination which has the issue (and you want to keep pre roll), which seems to be what you're saying, then why not just purely rely on only internal TC? As the internal TC is very good, so long as you don't turn it off (which is very easily solved with an external battery). Simple enough, the problem is "gone" now!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. http://ironfilm.co.nz/leaked-is-a-new-sound-devices-mixpre-10t-coming-soon/ The clues appear to point in that direction! Would be a 10 track recorder priced somewhere between the MixPre-6 and 633, I assume.
  5. 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).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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?!
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Nomad Lite

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

    It took four and half years, but it happens! The MIxPre3 is the "recording 302" ;-)
  17. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Weird indeed to lack any higher sampling rates. Having a split gain option while recording is nice to see. Pity about no TC! Leaves a niche use for the PDR there for some scenarios.
  18. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    They would automatically get stitched together within the recorder! ;-)
  19. Sound Devices & Audio Ltd

    With this level of cooperation between the companies (this is the first time Sound Devices has ever been a distributor for another company?!), I bet the odds are high that a 633mk2 with inside it an integrated Audio Ltd receiver is on the cards??
  20. MixPre-6 or a second hand 552?

    As an owner of a 552, I can say it is a no brainer decision if you're doing dual system sound (& don't need the mixer/output options of the 552): go for MixPre6 over the 552 Also consider the Zoom F4, I own the F4 myself and I feel the MixPre6 would be a small set *backwards* if I changed over to that instead (however I am tempted by the MixPre-10T!).
  21. Marantz PMD-706 Six Channel DSLR Recorder

    At sub $300 it could replace the Tascam DR70D as the default choice in this price bracket. But without TC it can never compete with the next step up (Zoom F series or Sound Devices MixPre series).
  22. Family Guy last night

    Why the hell would they have a ticking clock with the stopwatch while recording room tone? Madness!!
  23. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    Matt Price just published a blog post showing both side by side, which could be handy for some who might be making a decision between the two: http://soundrolling.com/gear-tutorials-walkthroughs/gear-vs-gear/sound-devices-mixpre-10t-vs-sound-devices-633/
  24. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    Don't forget the Zoom F4! Only $549 And I'm frequently running 6 channels into that all at once. (Plus a stereo mix down, so is an 8 track recorder in total) I'd welcome that! I'm seriously considering the Behringer XR18 already.