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  1. Water rubber, if possible, for close trees. Distant trees, laser. Talk with post, try your best, maybe ADR is better (and secure) way in final product.
  2. Most of studios use hardwired lavaliers, not wireless for live news. 50mW inside is enough.
  4. I learned a lot watching (and hearing) "What Is Good Sound" (Pt. 1 & Pt. 2) from Mr. Coufal.
  5. URSA or NeoPax hear this
  7. 'I will mumble this only once': BBC's Nazi drama SS-GB hit by dialogue complaints SS-GB, the BBC’s new alternative history miniseries, has become the corporation’s latest primetime costume drama to be marred by complaints about mumbling. The audience for the second episode of Jamaica Inn fell by 1.6 million after the initial complaints. The BBC’s controller of drama commissioning, Ben Stephenson, was apologised to viewers and promised the corporation would examine the sound issues that plagued the first episode.
  8. Maybe it's the general face-lift on Lectrosonics products.
  9. Gaining experience about "what pass through air and what not". I still hear my mistakes, but that's why they pay me; to mix and not to mix. I wish if we had a proper sound editorial team, but...
  10. I made a docu series for ERT. 12 episodes, 45min each. Mix Track & ISO's from my side. Note to post production (mostly non sound editors) to use Mix Track (ISO's only for phase issues). After watching 4 episodes on air so far; I notice (and confirmed) 95% was my Mix Track.
  11. Don't forget to drink water.
  12. I didn't know that. Thank you Constantin!
  13. Recently announced. Blackmagic URSA Mini Pro
  14. Check here if you can find something.
  15. The end of lavaliers is microdot or XLR connector?
  16. Is this Long Island Iced Tea?
  17. I don't think Dugan or MixAssist will under-cut the necessity for sound mixers and good production sound. Dugan or MixAssist doesn't change the routine for good production sound IMHO. They will not replace the collaboration between 1st Assistant Sound and DoP. They will not replace the overlapping cues, if a second boom isn't there for off camera dialogue. They will not replace the balance between dialogue and SFX (imagine a cue when a bottle touching the hard surface). They will not turn off the fridges in a restaurant. And the story goes on... Today technology tend to blur our craft. Look what they did technology in post production; opened new fields and gave more freedom. Post production colleagues turned the technology into their side. It's our hand to turn technologies like DNS, Dugan and MixAssist into our side for better recordings. One thing is for sure: Our market will change; as everything in all industries. My favorite quote from Rupert Neve "The shift from laquer disk to multitrack tape gave engineers the ability to create better sound quality and reliability in their recordings, but they aren't always BETTER recordings".
  18. MKH 70 and MKH 50 is my favorite microphones. With thoose two microphones in your kit; you covered all your needs. MKH 60 is a perfect for television related programs due too the very well mid-range frequencies. I learned to boom with MKH 70 and it doesn't sound so "long shotgun" to my ears. Maybe I am wrong. One negative about MKH 70 or MKH 8070 is the little options about windshields. The original one from Sennheiser is too heavy. I haven't tried from Rycote, but will be better in terms of weight.
  19. Selectable output or which input-track?
  20. Did you search the previous topics which I posted for you?
  21. I hope to understand, here is a suggestion topic for Sound Devices; mute outputs. Maybe you can find an answer to your question here & here.
  22. Hi Oyin, Read as many as possible topics here. You will get a lot of lessons (not only sound related). I learned a lot reading the JWSOUND. Also, good resource is the 695 Quarterly. Read "An Open Letter from Your Sound Department". Watch Matt Price, YouTube channel. I am suggesting two books. One is Sound-on-film: Interviews with Creators of Film Sound. Second is Dialogue Editing for Motion Pictures: A Guide to the Invisible Art. Best V
  23. I made a documentary series for ERT. 12 episodes total, we made 11; 1 remain. All of them without Dugan & MixAssist. I will install the firmware for last one. Thank you Sound Devices, but too late for me. Haha