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  1. Here's a video I stumbled on which is a great discussion from production to post sound work flow and an example of good communication. I think a very good listen.
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    When the DP goes really wide

    Is that a strada crane? We have used them as a giant boom pole with a mic mounted on the end!!!! Oh they put a camera on it as well
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    microphones near gunshot

    Ask the armourer how loud they will be. They can pack the blanks differently, some will be loud some just a crack.
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    CCM41 + OSIX + HMa = hiss?

    Hi cineli, It would be great if you shared what your fix is, if possible? I have a similar problem with HMa and 8060, not in one of your mounts, maybe your fix could help me? Kind Regards, nick
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    Multi Tasking !!!

    I was asked that once, I said 'yeah sure happy to help if I can' But I didn't help out at all because I was too busy doing sound!
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    David Letterman new show

    The congressman's tie knot looks like it has a mic in it.
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    Underwater Mics

    What model Aquarian were you using? I know one of their models has a low impedance output which works well with our standard preamps. While most of their model have a high impedance output. Maybe you were hearing the effect of this impedance mismatch? They sell adaptor cables for those mics. I was recently on a field trip where we had a couple of DPA Hydrophone and some Aquarian Audio Hydrophones. They sounded different but tonally pretty comparable. We ran the Aquarian Hydrophones through some type of impedance matching barrel adaptor. It was not my setup so Im not sure of the specifics.
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    Underwater Mics

    I recently bought a couple of hydrophones off ebay from a seller who acquired a large batch of ones that had been taken off US navy submarines. They seem to need impedance matching, which I'm working on a solution for at the moment. So I think they are high impedance piezo heads. I think the barrel adaptor impedance matching solution is going to cost as much as the mics did, but if it all works out I will be very happy.
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    DPA 4017 c vs b preamp

    I have a B preamp and use the high freq lift when its in a rycote with Windjammer.
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    Soundfield/Ambisonics delivery workflow

    Another point is to have the camera array and the mic aligned in a consistent orientation. And I think this needs to have a knowledgable person tracking this through the whole post process as well. Best to have this conversation in pre. Along with delivery format etc. Once when I've tried to designate a 'front' to the camera so I can align up the front of the mic, the camera people smiled and said, 'but there is no front.' They just didn't get that I had to align the mic up correctly. And when setting up for the first shot is not the time to try and get people to think things through. On another shoot I heard they rotated the image without a thought for the sound, so they had to rotate the sound later on in the edit and guess the correct orientation. It was a very busy city scene with a lot going on and I think they spent a lot of time trying to get it right.
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    DPA RFI Problem

    I just bought a couple of Tacit cables and they are no good with my HMa/8060 combo. Sounds fine when hardwired, but through the HMa I get what sounds like a loose cable crackle and occasional low freq rumble. I Haven't tried it with my dpa 4017b and i don't think I will bother.
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    A-Box by Wooden Camera

    My 2c... If they want a link/scratch track I charge for it. I just picked up an Alexa mini cable for my own peace of mind. I see the cable as part of the link hire. Personally I would stick with cables as it is easier to build into the camera, while the A-box needs cam dept to rig it on. nick
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    iPower 700 runtime in IFB

    For R1a's the 520, if not changed at lunch, would start dropping out on the last scene of a 10hr shoot day. No fun. In general 700's get through the last scene, but I prefer to change at lunch anyway.
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    Lectro PDR, not Lectro PMR

    Has anyone checked if there is timecode out? Nothing in the literature mentions it, but I'm hoping for a surprise! Thanks, NIck
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    The Sound of Apocalypse Now - A Letter

    I was given this letter back in 2001 by a Dolby Consultant when I met him at one of the Sound Post houses here in Australia. I don't know where he got it from. It has been hiding in a box since then, and I have been trying to find it for most of those years. I finally dug it out last week, I was then able to scan it and post it so it will not be lost again.
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