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Armin Siegwarth

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About Armin Siegwarth

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    Soundrecordist since 1996 for Documentary & TV
  1. Rycote INV-Lite now shipping

    well now google finds it... I was here http://mymic.rycote.com/products/shock-mounts-suspension/invision-broadcast-film/ and even the site search did not find it with the article number - however... I think its cause Javascript was turned off on my end and I was directed to an alternative site. Good to know it fits in an standard basket - the Rycote/DPA one is a standard 10cm wide. The cyclone is just so damn ugly when the basket is away with this UFO on top and the shadow profile is bigger than a standard one. I like the quick magnet design and floating basket though.
  2. Rycote INV-Lite now shipping

    Very intresting to hear Mike. Maybe there is a problem with my specific one. Did anybody had a hands on with the new lite Softie Kit? Video Rycote Softie lite
  3. Rycote INV-Lite now shipping

    I just bought an DPA 4017c with the Rycote basket DPA sells it with. I was quite surprised how bad the green lyre (72shore) were when mounted behind the foam. When I remove the foam and put the lyre more to the front of the mic on the holes it is better. But if I put the 4017c in my Sennheiser Blimp MZS 20-1 with the older rubber mounts its the best. But its not the idea to have a small light mic and have a big basket. As I do mostly one man band documentary I have to switch from basket to foam often and quick. What I heard is that the weak part of the Cinela System. So does this INV-Lite 19 fit in the basket or is it too wide? Is there a Cinela Osix that works with 4017c and fits in an Rycote Basket? btw: 10 month ago it was announced here. As of today I can't find the product on rycote webpage.
  4. Sound Devices Approved Media for 633 - SanDisk question

    Check Files with waveagent if Metadata eg Date and erverything Is ok. I had in an earlier Firmware wrong Dates appear and Descend with 64gb sdxc cards but not with 32gb Sdhc. Should be sorted though. Too bad That These cards in Germany are different letters/ Model number.
  5. DPA 4017B Vs CMIT 5U

    In some Rycote baskets I got some coloration with CMIT. And I feel it gets dull easier than others (esp. Sennheisers) with the windcover on. So I use the high gain in the basket. This is why I would not recommend the Mini CMIT. But maybe Cinela hasn't that problem but I would check on that. I am also thinking about buying 4017b but no real world experience yet. did you know these six comparison videos - I think they are great. on street, in basement, in toilet etc https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb9LUd_2GXRUJHOQRuOiARw Files for download http://filmindustrypro.com/blog/mictest/ lots of low end on DPA and CMIT - not so on 8060
  6. Sound Devices Approved Media for 633 - SanDisk question

    There was something with formatting an sd card three times right in a row. That did something in the 552 mixer but I can't remember... but critical cards may format ok the first time but refuse second or third time.
  7. Sound Devices Approved Media for 633 - SanDisk question

    to conclude: even the 64GB SD Card SanDisk Extreme pro did change. It now is UHS 3 - but UHS 1 is on list. chrismedr is right. So summary: No SanDisk SD card right now common availible in germany is on the approved media list. Maybe some old stock left somewhere hidden... BTW: Years ago I have bought Transcend SD cards that were earlier on the list - but had problems with it. They got removed from the list. Still work fine in my Digicam though. I will not buy media that is not approved... But I would like Sound Devices to approve a actual SD card that is worldwide easily availible.
  8. Sound Devices Approved Media for 633 - SanDisk question

    I have SanDisk Extreme Plus 32GB 90MB. One worked very well for quite some time. Another one I got new makes problems in different Sound Devices machines...
  9. Sound Devices Approved Media for 633 - SanDisk question

    90 is Not 80 so I asked Sound devices about this: answer was basically buy their Own cards. There are no approved san Disk SD cards right now to buy as they have all changed except the 64gb extreme pro 95mb. all other tested sandisk cards have 80mb and all cards they sell now have 90. i am a Bit pissed to pay 82€ for Sam32SD when the Former approved San Disk 32gb extreme plus 90 sells for 28€.
  10. DPA 4060 insulation fail

    I have a cable squeezed in the plastic Box that Looks different. Its more like one Point and its obvious physical cause. Here it opens in line with no physical Point. More like somebody had a very sharp knife. Even the metal shield looked untouched when i first saw it. Only thing done was cable wrapped around tx. Strange it happend two times in a row. My guess was a quality Problem with the insulation. But dpa said they don't Know....
  11. DPA 4060 insulation fail

    Has anyone an idea why the insulation opens like in the picture? No special circumstances like heat or cold or physical stress. Just wrapped the cable around tx. Mic very littly used and not old. I Let it repair at pro Audio store but after one day use same again. DPA says they have no idea. I have 5 more (older) DPA 4060 with not such a problem. In fact in 20 years I never had a lav fail like that.
  12. Zoom F8

    @ZoomOfficial Will there be Track naming metadata in the near Future?
  13. Zoom F8

    thanx for that labor day information. so I can relax till september :-)
  14. Zoom F8

    noise floor at -127dBu sounds good (664 is -126dBu // 744t specs 130dBu) max Gain 75dB (664 is 93dB // 744t is 70dB) A/D Dynamic Range 120dB??? (664 is 114 dBa // 744t is 114 dBa) at the end it depens how it sounds, how reliable it will be in light rain, how metadata works, how limiters... . the menu looks a lot like Sound Devices 6series new video from Zoom:
  15. TentacleSync units arrived

    Works with Epic Dragon, C300, 5D, 7D. Sync test: 8h against 664 - under one frame offset. All 4 I have the same, so they are very precise under each other.