Matt Brodnick

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About Matt Brodnick

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    Los Angeles
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    I'm a sound geek in film. I'm also good at computer hardware. Someday, I'll succeed doing both.
  • Interested in Sound for Picture
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    The first step to any collaborative art is listening.

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  1. In my experience, I never heard ticks, snips, zippers, etc when adjusting gain.
  2. This is all interesting information, and I'm sure they'll contact the apropro organizations. Thanks everyone!
  3. I'm recording an ambisonic VR series, and the director wants ambience tracks of a high-altitude establishing shot, facing directly downward at several downtown regions. Of course, it's an aerial cam shot, so mounting on a drone won't work. My first thought would be a weather balloon of some kind (silent), but would this be actually worth doing in the first place? Could this be better created in design rather than a multitrack recording? I'd imagine it would just be a blanket of traffic and broad noise. Another issue is that the mic positioning needs to stay fixed, looking in the same direction "forward". If the mic spins around, the processing won't match later either.
  4. Every scene mumblbubmblbmlbmlmblblbedHIJODEPU*A.
  5. If it's just for sleep/waking, this could be more useful as homescreen widgets than a full screen app.
  6. VW Golf TDI. With the back seats folded down, I can fit a standard PSC cart in there, and barely some extras. I like a challenge.
  7. Thanks for your notes and clarification, Larry. I'll be updating the review to take this into account. The output signal level was the only numeric value I could reference, with the tools I had available on production. All systems performed realistically depending on location, and these levels typically correlated with how clearly I could hear the transmission. At the time of the review, I was unable to find the OIP of the ALP650 or UA874. Wisycom claims +43 dBm of third-order IP on its fin, however if SNR is the real game -- how much difference do these specifications truly make? Is this a case of which product better overcomes signal loss without adding as little unwanted noise to the constant SNR? Is there a point of diminishing returns?
  8. Over the past couple months, we've had the pleasure of using Betso's Sharkie active LDPA antennae, with its super quiet operation, enhanced construction, and sharp design. We also tested it against other LPDA sharkfins with integrated amps. Please check out our full testing & review here:
  9. 4-channel slot receivers Tape makes a comeback Ktek Catfish More polarizing fanboyism
  10. *If they decide to give you the full amount back*
  11. Where'd you hear that? You can supply 12V bias power to the antennae.
  12. Audio Technica stuff is not bad for that price range, especially when paired with that preamp behind it.
  13. 2.4 GHz amps are mostly useful for situations where the band is clear, and you just need to send the signal further distances, i.e. building to building. In a crowded environment, using an amplifier may just add more noise, and make performance worse for everyone.
  14. It only runs for 2 hours, unless the system turns on again.
  15. Here's another in-depth review! This time, it's Sennheiser's AVX system, put in good use by camera buddies for over a year. Unfortunately, I couldn't get permission to show some raw ENG/news footage of AVX in action, but I did find other clips out there. Enjoy!