Nate C

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  1. If it a SRb in block 26 it will only scan block 26. Sra and b's only scan their designated block. Cheers Nate.
  2. Thanks Ramallo, the ambient is a good option. I already own the QWB and UMP2 although they haven't been used for years. Alas I don't have the qwb-re. My idea was to have a cover that just went over TX, for ease of use, quick deployment and so the pole can fully collapse. That couple of extra inches can be a nuisance wheeling the cart with a pole on it under KD's (Wet weather/shade tents generally used here.) That and I kind of enjoy designing, sewing, realising I've made mistakes and trying again. Trying to create something that works best for me, not interested in lending my hand to manufacturing. If I can't make it work I'll be ordering the ambient qwb-re. Cheers Nate.
  3. In anticipation of a ZMT phantom arriving in my grubby mits this week, I'm creating a relatively simple sleeve to protect the ZMT PH from the elements. I'm very much at the design stage, which means last night I woke up half a dozen times with what ifs and brilliant plans. Tac'd up a mock up today and the concept should work. Concept is a sleeve made from kite material (100% water proof), each opening sealed with velcro. Seam sealer on all stitching. Toying with putting a mesh pocket inside to hold a small desiccant bag and adding one or two elastic straps with toggles to tighten the whole sleeve up to avoid any rustling from the material in wind. I don't intend to put a window in to see the screen of the ZMT for a couple of reasons. It's a total PITA to sew on my domestic sewing machine, adds more risk to the elements getting in and once the ZMT PH is set up I really don't need to see the screen, all the important info I can see from my QRX. My main concerns are: The material can be noisy. Think cheap rain jackets. Tension should help that. The velcro openings/seals are never going to be totally water proof but a bit of tape can help alleviate that. I would love to see photos of how people already using the ZMT PH have them mounted. More specifically how your cables are routed as this is the biggest danger zone in regards to water. Also which way do you have the antenna facing. The four Sound Guys Solutions mounts i brought have the antennas facing up toward the mic. Easily changed. Any suggestions are appreciated and hopefully I'll have one sewn up next week.
  4. Used the new clips for the first time today. A lot of micing numerous construction workers. Made hard hat rigs easy and micing burly men who are somewhat touch sensitive, well less, sensitive.
  5. Tom if you're not already a part of the Australian Sound Recordists and Boom Ops FB page, join up. They also have a sales group. There's often second hand gear on there at great to fair prices. If I was in your boat I'd probably go Maxx or 633, Second hand Lectro's and the best boom mic you can afford. I'd also get a good boom pole, instead of cheating out, as it is one of the most important bits of gear and you'll be using it for many years to come. Best of luck once you have finished uni. Cheers Nate.
  6. Just received my order today. Thank you Oliver, they are truly amazing. Look forward to making up some cables with them. Cheers Nate.
  7. They have the regular ZMT but not the Phantom version yet. Or Ross is in trouble with me.
  8. As soon as ZMT3 Phantoms arrive in the country, I'm going that way.
  9. Currently I use a curly cable externally for run and gun work using mono mics. I wrap this around the pole as I would with a straight cable. The cable I use was designed to be used internally on an ambient pole but hey, rules were made to be broken. This is the best option I have found that works for me at the moment.
  10. Not the same wheels that Pascal used but I got a second hand Phil and Teds pram from ebay for $1, that has ten inch wheels with quick release axles for my follow cart.
  11. This is a topic that I often find myself debating. Microphone technology has advanced, as has recording equipment (I'm going to leave pre amps out of the equation) from what my sound brothers and sisters were using in the past. Shooting style and the work flow has become more (unnecessarily) complicated. Some days it feels more like management.
  12. Did you apply the Nickwix to the fur or the underlining? Might try some on one of my old Rycote fluffies. I need to reapply some waterproofing to my Goretex jacket and the garden needs watering. Perfect time to experiment.
  13. I went the control surface route over a Cooper, although I still dream of owning a Cooper. My reasoning was mainly based on size, weight and powering requirements. I drive a Mazda CRX5, not a van so the cart needs to be fairly compact. I also live in a fourth floor walk up apartment, so I need to be able to lug the cart up and down the stairs by myself. Being in an apartment storage is a premium and a control surface takes up less space when not in use. For me these were more important factors then workflow. Best of luck in deciding what fits your needs and Cheers. Nate.
  14. Folks using a Schoeps MiniCMIT with a Rycote Softie or Bumblebee Windkiller what shock mount are you using? I knew this mic is small but I didn't realise just how small until mine arrived today.
  15. Thanks John, good to know. I'll be going to my local dealer on Monday and will check out the INV-Lite.
  16. Thanks Constantin. I was going to add the new DPA to my OP as they have a similar design regarding a really small preamp. I've ordered an INV6 and some stiffer Lyres to try see if I can make that combination work. Until that arrives I have an INV7HG.
  17. I made these up for bra straps. Well they were actually made up for SMa transmitters but as there is very little difference in size they work fine. The holes in it are from being stapled to costume. I believe Sound Guys Solutions have just come out with a clip. Not sure if it's available yet.
  18. Thanks John. Edited.
  19. In regards to being small and light weight, a ZMT3 weighs less then the 3 AA batteries I use to power a 742 and the same as 2 AA to power a Lectro HM. I assume the ZMT3 weighs the same or incredibly close to a ZMT3 PH. I'll be adding one to my kit for bag work and doing away with the curly cable between mixer and boom. No more getting hooked up/tangled on stuff.
  20. To be honest I'd like to see NeverClip implemented into the ZMT Phantom but I assume it isn't possible to fit all that magic into such a small box. With such a light and small TX, look forward to seeing my American brothers and sisters enjoy why so many of us prefer to have the TX at the business end of the boom pole.
  21. Honestly when booming I think your foot work, stance and balance are probably more important then your hand work. Understanding how the the whole body/bone structure works will save you so much pain. That's a whole different thread. Never walk flat footed. Use the sides of your foot and roll in as you step. The first point of contact changes depending on the step being made but generally it's the outside edge. Did a job with the SAS (elite soldiers) and we had a silent walk off. Now these guys have been trained. Guess who one. Well they did actually over a rough bush path walking slowly. I kicked their arse at walking at a moderate to quick speed on the same path. They did point out if they had to move that quickly they were probably under fire and quiet footsteps no longer mattered. The point is the were trained to walk the same way I do.
  22. One of the best bits of advice I have read on JW and one that I often neglect.
  23. You are correct Constantin. Pilot tone is actually set to inactive on the IEM just like my brain was set to inactive when I typed my earlier response. I shouldn't respond until I've had my morning coffee intake. Cheers Nate.
  24. Constantin, I'm using a EW300 body pack TX and EW300 IEM. Cheers Nate.
  25. I have a G3 and IEM that I recently brought for boom ops. To me it sounds just as good if not better then my R1a's and has comparable range. Definitely not hissy. I find that the headphone volume on the IEM at around 3 or 4 (Not O'clock) gives a good monitoring level. Mode set to Focus and Balance set to L+R Pilot tone on, on my G3. I have read people needing to have it off. Coming out of my Nomad at line level. I'm new to the system but that's the settings that are working for me.