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About TimoK

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  • Birthday 01/01/1982

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    Hamburg, Germany
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    I studied audio engineering at SAE Munich and MU London and specialize in underwater recordings. After developing the first underwater surround recording technique I received a grant from the EU to found my own company "Sonar Surround". In 2010 my company merged with Ambient Recording.
    Beside my silly ambition to listen to coughing herrings I've been a sound mixer for German cinema and TV for a couple of years but with the success of Sonar Surround and having employee, visits on location became a rare joy.
    In April 2017 I joined Rycote.and am looking forward to all that may come.
    Working with Rycote means far more than a job. To most of my new co-workers it has been their second home for ages. Therefore, I feel very privileged, and honoured that they entrusted me with such an important role within their family.

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  1. TimoK

    Rycote INV-Lite now shipping

    Hi Armin, Sorry for the belated answer. Just to put it out there. You can just take the C-arm with UFO suspension off within a second with 2 fingers. Cheers Timo
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    Timecode and Sync Tutorials

    Hi Miles, maybe try to go through our page which is responsive: www.ambient.de/en/university Hope you like it! Timo
  3. Dear sound community, As timecode and sync technology is our passion, for many years we wanted to develop easily accessible, short-subject educational videos that break down and explain these modern production elements. Ambient University provides the information and instruction for low budget productions as well as the most sophisticated setups all around the world. Our videos about timecode and synchronization provide in-depth background information, while other videos demonstrate how to use that knowledge in the field. This video library includes step-by-step tutorial videos illustrating external timecode and sync distribution setups with the most commonly used cameras from ARRI, RED, Sony, Panasonic, Canon, etc. Our goal is to continuously develop and update the channel to provide the most comprehensive pool of knowledge on this topic – that's always available in your pocket. We hope you like it and of course are open for new video suggestions.
  4. We proudly present one of the biggest Firmware updates in our history. Including Complete GUI overhaul, New Smart TRX Mode, Full Jam Mode, Custom Slate Clap Display, ... and many more improvements. To get the full story, just follow this link: http://eepurl.com/bMtgIT or just download Firmware 4.01 on www.ambient.de/en/downloads Kindly Timo
  5. Dear Ambient Recording friends,we are happy to welcome another key player of our industry as new member to our ACN™ family. With the integration of RED Digital Cinema cameras into our metadata system, we now are able to provide camera information to script and post from the two most popular cinema camera manufacturers. Furthermore, syncing RED cameras with an ACL 204 now is plug-and-play. Additionally, we are proud to present the first manufacturer that has integrated the ACN OEM module, and to introduce great new accessories for the popular ACN-LS digi slate.Please visit us on IBC Hall 8C73 and get some fresh Munich beer or taste some wine.To get a free IBC pass, use the link below and use our code 4879 to register.We look forward to welcoming you. Free IBC Tickets Read the full IBC news
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    Ambient ACN-LS users?

    Btw. it is recommended to always keep the slate firmware up to date. For example the mentioned light sensor steps were retuned and more steps were implemented. Kindly Timo
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    Ambient ACN-LS users?

    Hi all, Just some clarifications. Supercaps always charge slowly, thus turning the slate on and testing it after a few minutes won't show you the backup time you'll get when your slate was running for some time. The charging circuitry is disabled when the slate is switched off to prevent for permanent power consumption. So by the time your charged batteries need to be replaced, the supercap should easily hold the TC for 10 minutes and more. The advertised 14 minutes are no marketing data but measured time if you leave the supercap the time to be fully charged. As Bud, Sarcanon, and Eric stated 4 NiMh batteries should easily hold up for an entire shooting day even when it takes 14 hours or more. Cheers Timo Hi Soundpod, the bloop light dimming was just put on our list! Thanks so much for the input. Kind Regards Timo
  8. Syncing Mad Max - Fury Road I had the pleasure to do an interview with Ben Osmo, Production Sound Mixer and Oliver Machin, Sound Department Coordinator & Vehicle FX Recordist about their work on Mad Max - Fury Road in the desert of Nambia, Africa. Three units with up to 12 cameras worked simultaniously, sometimes up to 7km (4.35 mi.) away from each other while driving with 60-90 km/h (37- 56 mph). The air filled with desert sand containing metallic parts that drastically decreased wireless range, while the VFX dpt wanted the camera to use the UTC time information from the GPS satellites to be used as the reference for timecode, which enabled cross referencing between GPS positioning and the pictures. Over the course of our three-hour interview, Ben & Oliver recalled detailed information about their workflow, the tasks they had to manage, and their solutions to the technical challenges introduced by production demands and environmental conditions. Read the full story
  9. Hi everybody, Today is a good day, ... After long hours, weeks, months, and years we finally launched our all new website. www.ambient.de/en Only one part of the page still needs to be fed and I would heartily invite you to help us filling it. What are the most frequently asked questions you have to face when dealing with timecode, sync, boom poles, underwater recordings, or any other Ambient product? We would like to collect them all and make our FAQ section a useful source of advice to anybody needing help in the field. We'll add videos, active PDFs and interactive tutorials in the future to make it as helpful as possible. Please just throw question in this thread or mail them to timo@ambient.de Thanks a lot for your help! Cheers TImo P.S. I hope you like the new site
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    Tonmeister App in the Appstore

    OK, noted. It's no big deal to add a third group to this. I already forward it to the engineering guys. Thank you very much for that input. It's highly appreciated. Cheers Timo
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    Tonmeister App in the Appstore

    Jim finished a Tonmeister Quick Start Guide I find very helpful: https://vimeo.com/124013539
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    Tonmeister App in the Appstore

    Hi John, are you using presets or are you typing them into the notes field? If so we never had the issue that they did not make it into the 788t. As said above, Tonmeister App doesn't allow you to enter more until it gets the affirmative from the recorder taht everything was written back. Presets are right now sometimes not taken over into the sended notes. As mentioned to Mark, that's a known bug and will be adressed with next update coming, soon. If you are using the notes field you would do us a great favor if you could share some more information with us via mail, so we can find out what goes wrong. Cheers Timo P.S. I try to check all the forums as often as I can but if you have urgent matters or questions please send them to timo@ambient.de directly and you'll get an answer mostly the same day. (If I'm not on vacation... )
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    Tonmeister App in the Appstore

    Hi Bud, I'm sorry to hear that. Some of the problem was simply a wrong translation in the app. When the first versions said, that it is reconnecting, it did not mean that it was reestablishing the bluetooth connection. Sometimes the 788t did not reply correctly to C-Link commands. To ensure that everything you worked on in the App made its way into the recorder the Beetle repeats the commands `till it gets the acknowledgement. Therefore Tonmeister wanted you to wait until all you did was safe. Translating this to "reconnecting" instead of "transferring data" was a small mistake with massive effects. By now, we worked on the C-Link communication and found some workarounds, plus corrected the App translation. Thus, the new App version speaks better C-Link and the wireless connection doesn't feel fragile anymore. Best Regards Timo
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    Tonmeister App in the Appstore

    Hi Marc, sorry for the belayted answer. 1.Yes all icons on bottom can be rearranged, plus more menu icons are available for other functions. (click on More, Edit and rearrange it to your personal favor) P.S. There is a bug in the app right now so it doesn't remember the new order once closed. Will be adressed with next update. 2. Good ideas! Noted on the list for future updates. 3. No, the Sound Devices C-Link protocol doesn't allow any access on folder names and roll numbers. 4. The gender thing was adopted from script and our LockitSCRIPT app. Do you need it at all or would it maybe even better to take it out of the Tonmeister app completely? 5. Thank you for the idea we will check how the report section can be optimized. 6. Same here. 7. Great!! , About the Preset Take comments: That's a bug only happening with some 788ts we're already working on fixing that soon. Cheers Timo
  15. For those of you who will attend the NAB show, I want to share some news we'll show: Ambient on NAB We look forward to seeing you there