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  1. workingsound

    Shoulder Straps for Radio Mic Transmitters

    Thanks Philip Will do.
  2. I don't know if anyone can help please. Apologies in advance for this vague post, but on one of my previous posts someone mentioned radio mic shoulder straps that you put both arms through so you can wear the RM transmitter pack on your upper back - so ideal for sports people. Unfortunatly I'm struggling to fine the link that was posted giving the details of this product, as I need to purchase some. Please can anyone please shed any light on where I can get such a product from? Many thanks.
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    Black Magic URSA Mini

    That also seems strange Blake as Christian said he could adjust the level on the Mini Pro he plugged into. Are you sure it's a Pro and not the standard Mini because I think they look the same? I spoke and emailed Black Magic yesterday asking if they can do a software update to enable the level adjustment at line level. I'll let you know when they get back to me and what the verdict is. Mike
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    Parabolic Mic Options

    Thanks guys all useful knowledge and thanks John for you kind offer I will PM you.
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    Parabolic Mic Options

    Thanks for the reply it's much appreciated. Luckily I have already had the conversation with the director and his words were 'its experimental so if it doesn't work its not a problem'. However it would be good to give it my best shot and arm myself with the best option. Yes there is a crowd involved so like you say that will make it even more tricky to get anything!
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    Parabolic Mic Options

    Looking for a bit of advice please for a job coming up. I'm doing the sound on the sideline of a basket ball match and the director has asked if I can get a mic that can pick up any audio sound bites from the players and coach. He has suggested an 816, but things must have moved on since then and looking for any advice experience with Parabolic mics please, as players being miced up is out of the question. Many thanks.
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    Black Magic URSA Mini

    Thanks for that Christinan. I think that it may be the non pro that for some strange reason you can't adjust the levels when at line level. I ended up just having to send a low level track to camera and have told the client to go to the separate sound. I will get the camera man to chat to Black Magic and see if they can get it sorted as it seems daft!
  8. Starting a job tomorrow with the URSA Mini and went to do a quick audio and timecode test and found a couple of problems and just wondered if anyone can help or advise? The first thing I noticed is that when the camera is switched to line level on the camera inputs the audio gain on the camera appears to be fixed and with my Zaxcom link plugged in the line up level seems to be a little on the low side on the camera. Does anyone know of any way of disabling this fixed audio level when coming in at line level? I saw on a previous post on JWS that it is in fact fixed, but why would this be. When the camera has its inputs set to mic level the audio levels can be fully adjusted. But if you switch on the -20db pad in the camera sound menu then switch the camera off and back on again the pad is automatically switched off which is rather dangerous. I thought this could be a way of adjusting levels when coming in at line level with the camera inputs set to mic level, but if the pads automatically switch themselves off this would not be an option. Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated.
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    Radio Mic frequencies Florance Italy

    Thank you Mike . Can I ask you when you say Block 26 is that 662.00-692.000MHZ? Also how long ago? A couple of guys I know are outin Italy at the moment and they seem to be having an RF nightmare hence my post so all information welcome!
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    Radio Mic frequencies Florance Italy

    Good point I've got a couple of Wisys so I will give them a shout.
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    Radio Mic frequencies Florance Italy

    Hi all. Got a trip coming up going to Florence in Italy and wondered if anyone has used CH38 606.000-630.00 with success? I've spoken with another recordist friend who filmed there three years ago without a problem but another recordist friend filmed recently in Naples and had real problems on Ch38. Any advice/experience would be much appreciated.
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    Radio Mics in Dubai

    Hello, got a job coming up in Dubai and planning to use my CH38 radio mics. Has anyone had any problems or hopefully success over there with CH38? Many thanks
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    50fps On Sony F7s in 4K - Timecode Question

    Thanks guys and apologies for the delayed response, really useful.
  14. Hi Guys Just had a job come up that is shot on a Sony F7 at 50fps shooting at 4K. Just wanted to double check time code settings with you guys. Am I right in saying I set my 788 and Lockits boxes to 25fps as it is half of the 50fps and then should all be good in post? I'm assuming all audio would be recorded off board only as the sound drops of when the camera is in off speed? I've done a screen grab of the tech spec they have sent over if you're interested in having a look. Thanks for your help.
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    Radio mic frequencies in Canada?

    Ah thats great thanks for the first hand impho. Much apprecated