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    Firearms, Sport touring motorcycles, Off road driving in Jeep, Sailing, Hunting and other wilderness activities.
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  1. If you wanted a backup , the machine as you know should be set to more .wav files on the SD card..... If for transcription ... even if there are a few burps, probably not a big deal, but agree with others, just convert from wav to Mp3...
  2. At first I missed my 01V96... but after time I got used to the workflow on the CL-9 and then the CL-12... Now..I like the CL-12 control surface.. I think I saved 20 lbs. off the cart. at least it feels like it.
  3. Even with the other recorders included, I would be willing to bet that with properly recorded tracks, using the exact same mics in the exact same position, none of you could tell the difference in which recorder recorded what. This recorder will sound just fine... Any differences or perceived problems with the recordings are more a product of mics, placement, playback equipment, headsets, or the speakers your listening through. In real world use, once through post, there is no problem whatsoever with this machine.
  4. Be weary..why.. I am one of those people that would buy this unit for no other reason than I want one, the Mix 3 pre... I see no problem in that. I'm thinking Wild lines...having to grab something and go fast to record something wild.. Away from my main unit and not wanting to even fire up the 633 bag rig.. As for the "Sound" I am absolutely sure it is fine.. I am basing this on the fine reputation of this company and the fine products they already are famous for. The "Sound" of those other SD products is just fine, they know what they need to deliver, even at a low price point.. I have faith... and am going to grab one. We're all adults, if you want something, go out and get it.. Generally you get what you pay for, in this case I think you get more...
  5. Just picture someone saying it to a friend with a smile on their face.... That was the meaning... you get none of that with a "post".. I thought I was amongst friends... I guess not ... just the internet.... Well maybe a few.
  6. Tough room... I'm kind of kidding .. Jeeze..take it easy.. Of course I care about my crew.. but in a time of reduced shows and rates for gear, saving a tad of weight on the boom pole is not one of my pressing concerns.. and buying an expensive device to accomplish this is also not important right now...for me... But, if I was to buy one and had none now, this would be a nice option.. I do like boom ops to have their own poles and if they really want a light one, they are welcome to grab one of these units.. if they choose to.. Right now it is Not a pressing concern of mine and whether they choose to or not is up to them.. Why the hostility...my post was written quickly and without any anger or disregard to my crew...Ask any boom ops who has worked with me over the 5 years I have been a mixer.. (just kidding) I have gone WAY out of my way to take care of them and they're rate, in many instances causing small issues with production over boom ops rates. I always treat them with the utmost respect and fight like hell for they're job position, and have for years.. back to the thread..I apologize if my post was taken the wrong way... You guys take this forum way too seriously..
  7. I'll tell my boom op he should buy one asap to reduce weight....LOL... I could care less... I already have a nice wireless system that works perfect... if he would like to saye a few ounces and put the transmitter on the business end of the pole...it's on him... I have enough expenses as the mixer..
  8. Not what I heard on my laptop... but without proper speakers ...who knows... on my laptop the 416 sounds best...LOL
  9. Consider it done!!!
  10. +1 My thoughts exactly... Personally, I drop data each evening on my CF... Reformat and go fresh each day... SD card will keep a few days data...then thats archived as well... Unless your on a show with no time, drive or laptop... or you don't want to do it in the jungle on "Naked and afraid", I don't see any issue with a 64GB card lets say, at all. I always like to get the data off and somewhere else rather than let it sit on a card... for no particular reason.. To each their own workflow wise, your needs may be different.. Good luck finding your SD card Chris...
  11. "But if I use this on set, I won't be able to hear the camera crew" Or countless other individuals... machines or sounds..
  12. I will probably stick to the Sandisk cards since I have never had a problem with them.. Going to another manufacturer makes no sense for me at this time since I'm batting 1000 with these I am using..... and they are already in my kit. 64s, 32s and 16s Are they any better than Sandisk? Who knows...They are another option and a fine product I am sure.. Maybe good at removing stress for those buying new SD gear... at least the people wont have to study the Approved list and hope for the best while recording.. or worse using a non approved card. I just hope SD does not stop testing the other cards... That though must be time consuming and expensive to constantly be doing that with all their gear.. I bet that was their motivation, reduce hours spent by staff and the expense, not simply profiting from the sales of CF and SD cards.. although, nothing wrong with that! I can't imagine we as end users compare to a Planet of Photographers and hobbyists...
  13. If your boom op needs a laser, get another boom op... LOL...I mean, point the mic at the persons mouth... it's not rocket science...
  14. If I had to do this again, I would not... Decades into this career, now with a family, mortgage, insurance 20 ways and all the bills and all that go into this life around me, not knowing where my next check is coming from is perhaps the worst feeling ever. If you think it's bad in your twenties, try it with a big family... Try looking into your kids eyes knowing they are counting on you, and you are counting on the phone to ring.. for YEARS...This is not the only business like this, but it is one of those faucet on and faucet off jobs... It can be difficult, to say the least. I have done well over the years surpassing my expectations, but things are different now. We used to be a smaller group of guys on the West coast servicing clients all over our country and the world... now, everyone is a "sound guy or girl" .. rates for gear have come down, pressure is on.. and with all the competition, it's a war out there... Gear is expensive... a good and proper package is expensive and getting proper return on that expenditure is harder than ever. Just look at the threads for the CEDAR NR system... @4 grand and guys are not able to get any money in the field for it and if they do it's only a few bucks.. another example of where and how things are progressing. I say keep that geni in the box... but thats me... Everyone wants everyone wired, but getting paid for all those Radios is harder and harder... another example... If I were to do this again, I would probably follow another path... this is beginning to look like a dead end street for those looking to start... Thank god I only have a few more years at this... maybe 10 at best... if I can stand it... LOL To someone in their twenties looking for a career... I would say... you may want to do yourself a favor and stop before you start... but, life is a struggle any way you choose... I would choose another struggle over this one.. although it has been fun at times.. my .02