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Ilari Sivil

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    Helsinki, Finland
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    More sound, less noise.

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  1. Ilari Sivil

    3d printed XLR caps, RX mount, and mic cases

    Thank you very much! I'm gonna have to hit up a printer soon!
  2. I've recorded ISOs on inputs 7-12. Can't remember how to arm them though, it's been ages since I used them.
  3. Ilari Sivil

    3d printed XLR caps, RX mount, and mic cases

    The low profile XLRs look nice! How are you dealing with strain relief? When you say friction fit, do you mean you're not threading the caps in but just pushing them in?
  4. Ilari Sivil

    HiQ battery > Magsafe 2

    I've understood it's relatively easy to tear out the regulator board from a cigarette lighter charger and solder in a different connector. I think I saw a tutorial online somewhere to do this for 5V USB power. You might need to hack up a new enclosure, though. An easy solution could be to use the hole for the tip of the cigarette lighter jack as a cable exit and solder the Hirose/dc-jack on the cable, so you could just plug the assembly into your power distribution with one connection.
  5. Ilari Sivil

    Do you really work alone on a fiction feature film?

    Make that the world.
  6. Ilari Sivil

    Sony F5 - F55 - FS7 RF Spray problems.

    What brand of video transmitters are in use? I haven't had RF-issues with said cameras, but I haven't been at this for very long, so I'm curious. I've mostly seen Teradek.
  7. Ilari Sivil

    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    I'm getting a bit more interested in this mic. How does it sound compared to let's say an MKH-50 or an Oktava MK-012? If the side/rear rejection is good, this could be a very formidable contender for reality/documentary type work.
  8. Ilari Sivil

    MKH40 outdoor - rycote baseball vs babyball

    I've had success with a Baby Ball Gag with Oktava MK012s which are really sensitive to the wind. The BBG is very effective with the fur on, it also helps if you make sure that the capsule itself is positioned in the middle of the ball gag. Taping off the switches should also help, as advised on this video:
  9. Ilari Sivil

    Keeping current and abreast of new techniques

    Motor Only Sync is what I've heard. My favorite one is "MitOut Sound" pronounced with a heavy german accent.
  10. Here's what Sennheiser says about wiring a line input for a G3. I think you should also tie pin3 on the TA3 to sleeve/shield. I've just been using the L/R outputs with Sennheiser's line input cables. When I've wired XLR to TA3 adapters, I've just done them number-to-number, as simply as possible and everything has worked as intended, so I consider TA3 wiring equivalent to XLR. The safe bet would be to find an XLRf to TRSm cable by Sennheiser and see how they do it, then just do the same thing with a TA3 instead of an XLR on the other end.
  11. That's usually done if you want to use it as a camera hop to be certain that the levels of the material at the camera will match your metering on your recorder. For lavs, you have to gainstage based on who is talking and where. Personally, I prefer using mic level inputs with G3s on Sound Devices recorders. If it seems too hot, you can take the level down a bit at the receiver, I consider the transmitter settings more significant. If the level needs a bit of a boost at the recorder, you'll hardly introduce any noise into the system by increasing the preamp gain a little.
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    Remember that to use this one, you're giving up an input or two. You might even want something like a MixPre3 slaved via timecode rec run. Then again, it could make sense not to even record it, just use it as a tool to pick your battles. Stick the output into your camera return on a 6-series mixer for quick A/B:ing, for example. Personally, I don't think I'd get one. I prefer the tried and true oldschool methods of getting rid of noise. Everything good starts from at least a half-decent recording, and everything great needs a good recording to begin with. I totally get using the DNS for providing better dailies or for better clarity on IFBs. Is latency ever an issue, though?
  13. Ilari Sivil

    Cedar DNS 2 Digital I/O

    So you'd need TA5M to XLR3F with AES-compliant cable? That seems like a rare one, I'd guess you'd need to make a special order or make it yourself.
  14. Ilari Sivil

    LT/LR vs SRc

    The SRC would probably be better for this purpose. Even with the L-mount battery sled, it's probably going to be lighter than having two LRs (with 4 AAs) on your camera, and you only need to mount one thing on your rig. You camera people are always going on about not wanting too many things or too much weight on your shoulder.
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    It's the Little Things...

    Pre-cut strips of Mepitac in a zip-lock bag. I'm saving a lot of time and space this way.