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  1. IronFilm

    Alexa Mini audio menu

    Well I'm working with a different Arri Alexa Mini this Saturday on another shoot, so if I get a moment I'll take a look to see if this is behaving differently or not (as I'll probably be using my same gear again).
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    The horse has left that barn

    You should make the case that if you replace them NOW then it will cost them less, as you'll get a better price for the sale of your existing equipment now than in a couple of year's time. Additionally this is the less riskier approach to fix the problem now before it becomes an issue, rather than after it happens.
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    Bag cart build ideas

    Genius!
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    From small cart to bag cart.

    I like how you've got the shelves half sticking out the back as well, I'm sure that must help with the balance? Hadn't considered that yet myself! I was just going to rely upon all the weight at the bottom to keep it steady. As I'm putting a bit of thought into making my own one based around a hand trolley:
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    Alexa Mini audio menu

    I noticed a similar oddity last weekend as well on a two day shoot with an Arri Alexa Mini. That both channels were showing audio even though I only was feeding audio to one of them! Was using an Aputure Deity shotgun into a Sound Devices MP1 into the Arri Alexa Mini: Anyway, there was audio! Even if acting a little odd by being in both audio channels, so I didn't stress too much over it as it was a busy day for me and I had other fires to fight instead.
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    Deity S-Mic 2

    Used the S Mic 2 on my 2nd boom (with an AT4071a for the main boom), really happy with the S Mic 2, noticeably better than the Deity shotgun. (which I was also using! Running it into a Sound Devices MP1 which then feed line level into the Arri Alexa Mini)
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    Zoom F8n.

    The MM1/MP1 are very similar. But the MM1 adds the option to have headphone monitoring, including a headphone input as well. So you can listen to both the boom directly and a second feed being sent back to the boom op from the mixer himself. The only way the MM1 seems to be a step back from the MP is there seems to be no off setting for the phantom power? But if you're always wanting to use phantom power, then this is no big negative at all. Oh and I might use the Orca harness myself for very small shoots perhaps when I'm just a boom and maybe a wireless or two. Could be worth a try, especially if I grab myself the smaller OR27 bag as well. I'm not jozzafunk, but here are a few of my thoughts which lead to the F8n: 1)The 664 is the oldest of the 6 series so has a few drawbacks compared to the 633/688 (such as no recording option beyond 48KHz, no I/O delay, no ambisonics, no automix, etc), but I was giving serious consideration to waiting on finding an attractively priced 664 secondhand (as they do sell at a deeper discount than the 633/688 does). If I'd seen one at an amazing price and the F8n had never been announced, then it is very likely I would have jumped on a 664. 2) The 688 is outside my budget range unfortunately. Kinda half considered the Maxx/Normad/SX-R4+ as well. But really my decision boiled down to one of: Keep on using the F4 vs 633 vs get a F8n (or buy a secondhand F8, as they're significantly cheaper than an F8n. Plus the v5.0 firmare update almost kinda turns the F8 into nearly a F8n, but I didn't know that at the time when the F8n was up for pre-order). I feel any one of those three decisions could have been a smart choice. But the temptation of a new recorder proved too create, and the money I saved in getting an F8n vs something else I've put into getting a Lectrosonics SR/SMQV/LMb instead and soon a new ambisonics mic.
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    Zoom F8n.

    I've been using the new Zoom F8n for a few weeks now, and I'm nothing but very happy with it! Feel like it was possibly a better choice for me than a 633 or 664, and a 688 would have been unaffordable for me.
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    Zaxcom Nomad 7.99A beta test

    Even all of Zoom's F series does this, I use it all the time.
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    The horse has left that barn

    From the article: Absolute lies!
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    Zoom F8n.

    Well they went out of stock quickly! But no surprise at that price. "Top of their game" is reference to their customer service is I assume what he meant .
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    10th Anniversary Sale, $15 discount on RF Explorer

    Yup! The discount applies to all of their products during their 10th Anniversary. Also you can buy this one now, and get an upgrade board in the future to scan other frequencies as well.
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    Zoom F8n.

    Yeah but every recorder in the world ever made could have an issue. No one is immune to it (and that is why you bring along spares if the shoot is mission critical). So a bit of context is useful. I hang out a lot on the F8 forums (because I'm a F4/F8n user), and I browse these forums too, and given the huge numbers (Zoom's best selling product!) of F8 sold then it is only a very slim number of people who reported issues with it (which Zoom has quickly dealt with, even people who were outside their warranty period). But no one with the more recently made F8 models has issues. And the newer F4 and F8n also don't have any screen issues. So I feel no one buying now a new F8/F8n/F4 has to worry at all about a white screen, and it is a bit of a red herring to raise it.
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    Zoom F8n.

    Hmmm.... possibly, but I doubt it? As I doubt it would make that much difference, as after all this is the battery length without the FRC-8 being powered. And the F4 has much better battery life than the F8, yet the F4 can power the FRC-8 (although yes, there are plenty of other reasons you can point to as to why the F4 could have better battery life).
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    Zoom F8n.

    More likely it is due to the redesign of the battery tray. (which is the only change I don't like from the F8 to F8n) My more curious difference is not the weight increase, but the power draw increase? One does wonder why! (I hope it is because the F8n has a more powerful CPU) Yes, and Zoom showed excellent customer service in handling that issue. If you have wireless transmitters which are line level outputs, and/or you need to run longer hardwired XLR cables to a camera (which has a line level input on the camera).
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    Zoom F8n.

    Yes, but you need a different cable for that: 1/4" The F8n saves you that "trouble". Indeed, if you're fine with mic level say for sending to a G3 transmitter then the F8 will be fine for you. But if you want pro line level output then get the F8n
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Keep the 416 around as well, the CS3e isn't flawless. I did one scene outdoors yesterday in the rain with a CS3e which had a couple of minor iffy moments with it, which in hindsight I perhaps should have just used the Deity S Mic 2 for instead.
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    Zoom F8n.

    It is a personal question of "is it worth it?", depends on how much you use, how much you value a dollar (or a Euro in your case), and how much you need those particular features. For instance in my case the mic/line switchable XLR inputs are more handy for me than some other people because I own a mix of line and mic level receivers. Plus it depends on how hopeful you might be feeling in gambling that Zoom will bring out more/better updates in the future exclusive to the F8n?
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    start up gear for field recording

    Yes that too, plus their boom pole etc... it indicates that shift I suspect due to them wanting to target a new market of indie / prosumer filmmakers
  21. https://www.ibc.org/production/love-island-from-villa-to-screen/2932.article I feel like something got lost in translation? I assume they mean "BoomRecorder" For the curious about the lav mics: So many cameras, so few crew?!
  22. I'm sure they have plenty spare! But it sounds like they worked with Q5X to bring out waterproof transmitters.
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    start up gear for field recording

    They're unique products Marantz has which nobody else has exactly, such as their 6 channel recorder and wireless. I suspect what has happened is Marantz has woken up to the fact that the indie / prosumer filmmaker is a pretty decent sized market for a niche manufacturer like themselves to target, thus they're bringing out a series of products tailored towards them.
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    start up gear for field recording

    the v2.0 of the Rode Blimp is much better than the first, thanks partially to using Rycote shock mount instead Anyway, this Marantz blimp looks very similar to the Rode Blimp v1.0 and is going for an extremely low price, worth a look if you're on a very tight budget: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1302687-REG/marantz_professional_zp_1_blimp_style_microphone_windscreen.html
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    start up gear for field recording

    Also keep any ear out for how it compares with the low priced Sennheiser AMBEO. Or the Tetra Mic. Or of course there is the Soundfield SPS200, but you might need to find that secondhand to get it in your budget. Don't! The Zoom F4 is only a teeny teeny bit more expensive, but so so much better as a field recorder. It is almost like they're made by two completely different companies.....
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