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Nate C

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    Sydney, Australia
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    Microphone addict
  1. Time Code to Red Epic W

    Always carry all your various TC cables with you to a job. They don't take up that much room and you never know what surprise camera they'll throw at you last minute. Cheers Nate.
  2. Sennheiser Stereo TX powered by bag

    As always, thanks Constantin. It was through your (and others) advice/sharing of knowledge, that I decided to switch to Sennheisers for IFB. Have been using a couple IEMs with a standard G3 for several months now and have have been very pleased with the system. I found a great deal on a bunch of used IEMs and an SR300iem that was to good to pass up. I may just go the cutting the plug off the mains supply. Would rather avoid wasting time buying and making up power leads only to discover I brought the wrong size connector again. Cheers Nate.
  3. I've seen a few people using Sennheiser stereo IEM transmitters in bag/cart mode powered from the bag, not mains. What size or part number is the power connecter to go into the transmitter? In my case EW 300 IEM G3. Does the cable need to be regulated to 12v? I'd imagine the TX could handle 16v but the manual states only use the supplied mains unit. I am powering my bag using Hi-Q batteries with either an Audioroot BG-DU or BG-DH. Couldn't find this information in their manual or online. I have no knowledge on how to make a cable that regulates/limits the power, so if that is required it may be smarter to purchase one. Any wisdom shared is appreciated.
  4. Np-50 storage options

    I'm using a CF card wallet that holds 6 batteries that I got from my local stills camera shop. I put a red sticky dot on one side of the battery. No dot means good to go, red dot means charge me. Please note links are Australian and stuff is expensive here due to isolation and crappy dollar. https://www.digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au/think-tank-pixel-pocket-rocket-6-cf-card-holder https://www.digitalcamerawarehouse.com.au/f-stop-compact-flash-card-wallet The F-Stop one is a little less bulky.
  5. Microdot on transmitter

    Being a DPA user I can see the benefit of having a microdot TX but it would limit you to the brand of mic choice. I'm sure you could add a microdot connector to say a Coss-11 or B6 but I have no experience in this. Couldn't be any worse then soldering a micro Lemo.
  6. Bling your kit

    But when I want my XLR's to match my Grillz. We bangin' yo. https://www.customgoldgrillz.com/collections/gold-grillz/products/gold-plated-2-row-iced-gold-grillz?variant=38541223436
  7. Remoting Nomads Zaxnet Antenna

    Been thinking of doing the same. Interested in what others solutions have been and any pictures shared. Cheers Nate.
  8. Mics on women

    This is what I mainly use the DPA slim councillors for nut if the bar has a narrow bra strap it doesn't hold very well. For Coss-11's I've used the Ext clips (HC-11) and bent the mic holder part 90 degrees so as the mic faces upwards. It does stick a fair way out though. It is fairly easy for talent to place themselves but like everything doesn't work for all situations.
  9. Stick It Strips or Stick It Dots. They also come in a Super Stick It version that can be overkill. Can get them at many wardrobe/costume supply places. https://www.gothamsound.com/product/super-stick-it-dots
  10. I've always used green or blue cables for this reason. Then one of the local shops started making all their BNC cables blue or green that every camera monkey had. Now it's rare that I use a cable.
  11. This could be me & my foldup cart...

    Sorry this post is so late. I got crazy busy and then enjoyed some time off over the crazy season. I underslung a slide out keyboard shelf useing micro sliders Added brackets to bolt a Mix8 to that fold down when not using Mix8. Still need to find out the correct size screw used on the Mix8 so I can use their bars. Rollerblade wheels to the handle so as I can lay the cart down and slide it in my car. To the top shelf I bolted on 15cm extensions to raise it high enough to fit a larger bag underneath the monitors. Smart DUO monitors are kind of underslung from the face of the top shelf with a permanent aluminium box built around it. The rear panel has a patch bay with 2x USB power outlets, BNC in and out for each monitor as well as 2x Hirose power outlets. Left side has NP1 slot and power gauge and 2x USB power outputs. There is also small cheese bars on either side for mounting stuff as well as a cold shoe mount on top for rigging a third monitor, in my case DP4 with convertor. All of this is power by a single NP1 battery via a Hawkwoods cup/distro. Also made a Matte box esq sunshade the monitors tag. Later discovered I needed to add handles higher up as the carts centre of gravity is much higher then when Rob originally built it. As I live in a four story walk up apartment a solution to this was essential. Ended up settling on Rosette camera arms as they lock sturdy but can be folded down for loading in the car. With the monitor shelf on the cart no longer folds. It could though if the extension bars were a couple of inches higher. The top section can be easily be removed within a minute. Most of the time I use the cart in low profile mode. Almost for the most import thing, lucky dice tyre caps.
  12. REVIEW: Schoeps miniCMIT

    I've only used the Mini in conjunction with the CMIT in a two hander interview situation with a 641 on the interviewer. To me the mini and the CMIT sounded the same. If anything the mini needs slightly less gain. I really need to test and confirm that. In regards to the whoosh wind noise on quick movements I've found the CMIT and Mini on par using the Foamie or a BB Windkiller. Though with the short preamp you really have to be careful about the placement of the foam/softie. One thing I have noticed due to it be being a lighter rig (Added the ZMT PH at the same time) I am more tempted to throw the mic around more freely, in detriment of good sound.
  13. 4018c or a second 641

    Thanks Johnny. All the user experiences mean more to me then just the specs. It al helps in making my decision. Doesn't mean i'll make the best choice but hey, I've been forewarned.
  14. 4018c or a second 641

    Contemplating adding a DPA 4018C to my kit or playing it safe and getting a second 641. Currently all my boom mics are Schoeps. Curious for those who have used/own both how the two compare? How close of a match they are are if you have to mix the two? Note I am primarily a bag mixer so it will mainly be used for interviews but I like to be prepared for those more dramatic days. Pros and cons. Personal preference, I know this is subjective. Will organise a test mic before I commit but any info from those in the field is appreciated.
  15. Sewing Lavs into Wardrobe

    Costume Dept I worked with a year or so got me onto these micro Tach-it guns or magic wonder gun as we called it. Brought one straight away and I it has been that problem saver you always wished you had but didn't realise you needed. Been meaning to put this item in Jan's thread It's The Little Things for a while but for some reason never gotten around to it. I mainly use it to tach pouches strait into costumes. Also comes in really handy when you loose a button and don't want to be immodest.