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Matt Brodnick

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  1. macOS High Sierra: AFS File Format

    Thanks for your responses, everyone. I'll hold off on updating until fully backing up. Here's something interesting: For those who are upgrading on computers that did not originally include El Capitan (10.11) and above, should backup everything beforehand, and be prepared for an (unlikely) fresh wipe and installation. Because the boot drive's file format changes during the update to 10.13, if there is an issue, you cannot detect the boot anymore in Internet Recovery mode because the older OS recoveries are based on HFS format. You'll need to clean install the base OS (HFS) that was included with your Mac, while in Internet Recovery Mode, then reapply 10.13 High Sierra update afterwards.
  2. macOS 10.13 High Sierra changes the master file format to AFS/APFS. When that's installed, will the OS still recognize exFAT, HFS+, and other formatted external drives?
  3. Cuban Sonic Spying?

    Spying? More like attacking.
  4. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    The argument is about sticking to post production standards, and the risk of handing in work that doesn't match with your master recorder files.
  5. Review: Mozegear TIG Qbit & CaPre

    Hi everyone! Here is our review of Mozegear's upcoming camera-centric products, the TIG Qbit teeny timecode generator, and the CaPre, a compact preamp for on-camera microphones. http://www.bamfsound.com/mozegear-qbit-capre-review/ Check it out!
  6. DUNKIRK: Too Loud?

  7. House of Cards Season 5

    Well the car shots are almost always at a stationary stage, with projected backdrops. In a BTS featurette, I think I saw stage design with an "SUV" divided into sections.
  8. Yamaha QL1 Soundcart

    In my experience, I never heard ticks, snips, zippers, etc when adjusting gain.
  9. VR: "High Altitude Ambience"

    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.
  10. VR: "High Altitude Ambience"

    This is all interesting information, and I'm sure they'll contact the apropro organizations. Thanks everyone!
  11. Narcos

    Every scene mumblbubmblbmlbmlmblblbedHIJODEPU*A.
  12. Android App with Lectro RM sounds

    If it's just for sleep/waking, this could be more useful as homescreen widgets than a full screen app.
  13. What Car Do You Drive?

    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.
  14. 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: http://www.bamfsound.com/betso-sharkie-review/
  15. In-Depth Review: Betso Sharkie Active LPDA Antenna

    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?
  16. NAB rumor, speculation, and dreams thread

    4-channel slot receivers Tape makes a comeback Ktek Catfish More polarizing fanboyism
  17. *If they decide to give you the full amount back*
  18. Sound Devices SL6 RF distribution

    Where'd you hear that? You can supply 12V bias power to the antennae.
  19. good budget mic?

    Audio Technica stuff is not bad for that price range, especially when paired with that preamp behind it.
  20. CL WiFi with a 2.4 Amp?

    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.
  21. SD 633 Shortcut- Timecode power saver OFF on shutdown

    It only runs for 2 hours, unless the system turns on again.
  22. In-Depth Review: Sennheiser AVX

    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. http://www.bamfsound.com/sennheiser-avx-review/ 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!
  23. Japanese TV sound in the 90's

    Yes, partly due to RF output limits (10 mW in Japan).
  24. Japanese TV sound in the 90's

    I grew up there periodically, and watched a lot of TV.
  25. Japanese TV sound in the 90's

    Japanese talk, talent, and variety shows mainly use above-clothing lavalier mics, or wireless hand mics, depending on production or preference. Place the mic wherever works best, they didn't mind about aesthetics. Sometimes it's a combination of podium and wireless mics. Receiver antennae are remotely placed around the stage. Signals are routed through an auto-mixer (Dugan etc) and compressor/limiter chain. Overhead mics are usually used for producer, behind-camera crew, and audience reactions. Behind-camera crew reactions (laughter, shock, etc) are actually a big part of the mix. i.e. If you hear mostly men laughing, that's the crew. If you hear mostly women, that's the audience. ~ In that era, scripted drama shows were either boom only, or dubbed later. Wireless mics were mostly for TV and broadcasting.