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    Sounddesigner, Location Sound Mixer/ Boom Op, Field Recordist

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  1. OnTheSoundSideOfLife

    Syncing Audio und Video via Metadata TC in Premiere Pro (Tentacle)

    Thanks David! Thats perfect, short and straight to the point. Unfortunately it confirms, that you cannot batch sync all video and sound files at once..
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    Mixer/recorder - changing the stereo width

    There are two options on the 744T (it's probably similiar with the 6 series) 1. You set your monitoring to 1, 2 MS. The first knob controls the mid gain, the second the side gain. You hear the encoded result in a 50/50 ratio and can adjust the width by turning any of two knobs up or down. You get isos in the end tho. 2. You set "linking MS" and Monitoring to 1, 2. The first knob controls the overall gain of the encoded signal, the second the width. You get encoded LR in the end. But you cannot record isos and the encoded version at the same time.
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    Syncing Audio und Video via Metadata TC in Premiere Pro (Tentacle)

    Yes, it was connected to the TC input. I'm just asking because I occasionaly work with people who never used TC in post production and I want to be able to tell them excaclty what they have to do in Premiere. So far from what I've seen/read it seems like you can only sync one clip at once with "merge clips" or use a (stupid) multi-camera workaround. It's not as easy as with Avid or Davinci, which is a bummer if you work with Premiere on Windows and don't have access to the Tentacle Software. It's almost useless that I provide TC for those people..
  4. Hey folks, may seem like a stupid question, but is it possible to sync Video and Audio in Premiere via Metadata TC without using the dedicated Tentacle Software? The footage was shot on a Red Camera + Tentacle and a 744T, both synced. I don't have the video material, otherwise I would just test it myself. So far none of the youtube tutorials were helpful, but my guess is, that you have to use the "merge clips" function. Any help is appreciated. SoundSide
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    DIY Boom Holder/Cradle (Fishing Pole Holder) Link?

    Kortwich has an adapter for the Boom Boy, have not tested it yet, but looks solid https://www.shop-ftt.de/de/boomboy1
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    Audio waveform search and match in ProTools?

    I was deperately looking for that waveform sync function and found SynchroArts "VocALign Project" being limited to 120 sec clips (no Ilok dongle required) and "VocALign Pro" limited to 300 sec clips (Ilok dongle required). "Revoice Pro" seems to be unlimited, but its intended to align waveforms and tune/stretch them (for vocals or ADR from different takes). Even though I took the same recordings from different mics, Revoice stretched certain parts and I couldn't figured out how to fix this yet. Vocalign seems to be perfect, it's really just a window where you analyze the source track and the dub track and they get synced within Protools with a mouse click. But unfortunately it gets re-rendered. When you trim your dub track to 120/300 sec, you won't be able to stretch it out again.
  7. I recently did the post production for a short movie where the actors tried to lipsync a pre recorded song on set, which later on was replaced with the studio recording and had to sound like it was recorded on set. Tried a few stock IRs in Altiverb, but nothing matched quite well, so we drove to the location and recorded some IRs. Used the Mkh 8040/30 MS combo, and a balloon (which worked the best). If the studio version of the song would have been recorded with the same location mic (mkh60), the results probably would have been better, but nevertheless I got a lot closer than with any other IR, like 85-90% with eqing. You can probably match it up to 95% if everything is recorded with the same mics, eq'd properly etc. It's true that you will never have the same acoustics without lights, people and other stuff in the room, but honestly you don't want anything noisey while recording IRs and if the room is too reflective you can try molton to damp it. The last time I was the production sound mixer, I recorded IRs after the shoot, because I new I would be doing the post production aswell. Never had a request from other re-recording mixers or sounddesigners tho, sometimes they don't even know what an IR is..
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    Timecode question

    Hi Brian, I just got a Tentacle myself and tested it with my 744T. So far the plan sounds good, but as Derek stated you have to be careful with the cables. I don't think that you can accidentally jam your 744T to the Tentacle by just using the wrong cable. You would need to be in the wrong TC mode on the 744T ("Jam once and Freerun" instead of "Freerun") and you would need to be in green mode on the Tentacle instead of red mode. Also you have to press "Jam" manually on the 744T, so there is no way that could happen. But the way you described it you cannot use the same cable (5Pin Lemo to 3,5mm) for both 744T and Mini, because you would send TC from the 744T (Freerun) to the Tentacle and then theoretically send TC from the Mini to the Tentacle. You would need the 3,5mm to 5Pin Lemo and Tentacle in green mode for the mini instead. If you'll only have the 5Pin Lemo to 3,5mm, the Tentacle is basically useless. The other way would be using just the 3,5mm to 5Pin Lemo by jamming the 744T ("Jam once and Freerun"-Mode) to the Tentacles TC and let the 744Ts internal generator hold it and then connect your Tentacle to the Alexa Mini and keep feeding TC. I don't see any difference between both methods, as both Tentacle and 744T have stable TC generators. The only difference is that the 744T switches to a less accurate clock after being turned off for 2 hours and the Tentacle doesn't have to be turned off at all due to long battery life. So with the first method lets say you turn your 744T off for 2 hours (maybe driving to a different location) and lose the TC, you have to send TC from 744T to Tentacle again, switch cables and switch Tentacle mode and then connect to the mini. While with the second method the Tentacle keeps running all the time, you do a quick re-jam on your 744T to the Tentacles TC, keep the green mode and keep the cable and just plug into the mini. Saves you one cable switch and one mode switch (yey). I hope that helps. Also correct me if I'm wrong as I got my unit just today and I have no "real world" TC experience either. Edit: I just realized that I mixed up your sentences (the one with the slate and the one with the mini), I think your plan seems solid then. SoundSide
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    Suspension for MK41 with KC5

    Do you want to use this as a plant mic or do you want to make a ccm out of your capsule?
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    Advice on Mid Mic in MS Configuration

    I use 8040 and 8050 with an mkh30 and prefer 8040 in terms of image. It feels more like a panorama, with the 8050 you can hear holes in the image (depending on the source). But it's more focused and great if you have a specific sound right infront of you. Also the 8040 sounds very neutral, the 8050 has a little bit more mid warmth. Overall if I had to choose, I would go for 8040. In terms of 8000 series vs old mkh: I have not tried the 40/50 myself, but listened to some recordings and there is some nice warmth, that the 8000 series is missing (it sounds super clinical and almost boring). On the other side the 8000 series picks up more details and in combination with an mkh 30 you have the best of both worlds. If you want to hear the difference between M/S and ORTF you can go on soundcloud and type "8040 ortf" or "8040 30", there is a couple of recordings. Also I can send you a comparison of 8040 and 8050 with some simple rain I recorded out of my window, it helps to understand the different imaging.
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    DPA Slim or 4060/61?

    I want to use them primarily as lav mics on talent. I know the noise floor is not ideal for ambiences and stuff. That for I have the Sennheiser 8000 series. But it's great to mount them to whatever object you're recording, to get a super close perspective, without a lot of room/ambience. Like attaching them to a gun for gun recordings. It could be a studio situation aswell. So I'm wondering which one would cover everything as good as possible. I would go for the 4060, because of the slightly lower noisefloor, but if it's not capable of recording loud actors or sounds, I would go for the 4061. The 4061 stereo kit is also a bit cheaper than the 4060 one.
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    DPA Slim or 4060/61?

    I would like to record ambiences and sounds via xlr aswell, would you guys still recommend the 4061 as an all allrounder?
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    Lightweight portable bag for 744T

    Thanks for the suggestions, I'll take a look at those!
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    Lightweight portable bag for 744T

    Hi, I'm am a little bit annoyed by the weight and size of my big K-Tek bag and am looking for something more portable. Something like the K-Tek Tascam DR-70D Stingray Bag would be ideal. Has anyone tried to fit in a 744T? The main purpose would be field recording and/or simple stuff where I only need a recorder + NP-1 battery. Thanks already!
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    Baby Ball Gag for CMC RIg

    How does the baseball compare to your leo in terms of transparency daniel?