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    ENG, EFP, Sound mixing post

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  1. Helpful also when you and 20 newsshooters are plugged to a press distribution box and you have to leave first :-)
  2. Headphone

    HD25 and MDR7506. Both are excellent on location to make technical issues audible (rumble, rustle, white noise, dropouts, distortion, compander artifacts, digital mess). But I really wouldn't use them to judge equalizing because they sound brighter than the result on loudspeakers.
  3. Absolute UTC-based Timecode?

    OB vans and tv studios usually use a TC that's set by GPS, local time. When doing ENG sports shoots I (have to) ask the engineer to give me an output to synchronize our mixer and camera. I guess the reason why there is no common use of UTC as TC in our world is that there are too many concepts gathering absolute time. There is GPS (not working in buildings), DCF77 (only central Europe), mobile phones (no reliable time Information) and other ways I don't know. A manufacturer only will develop a TC device that works everywhere in the world to get money out of it. Not possible nowadays
  4. NEW SHARP 8K-Camcorder 8C-B60A with MADI input?

    What's also interesting: An ENG style camera with super 35 sensor instead of 2/3. Did the popularity of FS7 and Amira influence the developers?
  5. #metoo and sexism in general

    Interesting thread! Often I work for documentaries where I come into the situation to wire up persons quickly who have never been wired before - just normal people, no showbusiness subjects. Most of the time there is no wardrobe or make up artist present. I try to be as reserved as possible and have them do lead the cable under the shirt themselves. When fixing the mike and transmitter I always explain before what I'm doing. Even if she gets very direct (opens her shirt that I can see the bra and saying "here you are, guy") I will stay reserved and not joking too much. I always take care that there's some witness around, for example camera person. And I always wear my wedding ring on set, many talents notice that when they see your hands - though it may make noise on the boom :-) Children I almost never do wire for docs.
  6. The quality has become a little better over the last 15 years, but there are still some of that bad feeds. I thought I would have all possible adapters and connectors until someone gave me a male(!!) 1/8 TRS. "This is our only output. We use it for laptop recordings" I have a black mic stand in the car so I can place a wireless hand transmitter aside if it's too bad. This of course only helps when there is one speaker. Lav on speaker I have done many times, especially in churches which were equipped with very vintage gear.
  7. Neumann RSM 191 Matrix box needed?

    I have done some productions with this mike and it can gave me very very good results, in stereo but also as a dialogue mike using only the M capsule. Vivid and warm - typical Neumann sound. I just stumbled over two points: - You need a very good shock mount and an effective windjammer. - That matrix box is hardly shielded against RF. With an analogue transmitter aside, it "may" work, but with a digital transmitter it's almost impossible. I needed a lot of space between transmitter and matrix box. It worked for me at least with the matrix box as a beltpack on my bottom and the transmitter in the bag. My body worked as an RF blocker so to say. Maybe Neumann has improved this - the ones I used were a few years old.
  8. PSC RF Multi SR Six Pack

    I've got the new version too, and yes, the connector is missing. I didn't mind because I don't need it, but if this annoys you, write a mail to Ron Meyer saying that you had expected more. He seems very cooperative and understanding.
  9. Very interesting. That codec of the (old) N series is superb, also the Cross Remote. I'm curious about them making a new portable receiver too.
  10. Bluetooth sender cheap on amazon

    May this bei useful as a camera return in ENG situations? For checking if the hop works properly. Anyone tried?
  11. How to hide a Sennheiser ME 2 on talent

    I muss admit that I never had success hiding an ME2. Additionally to the size that mike is pretty vulnerable to rustling noise. You can try putting it into a furry windjammer like Bubblebee. That's an option for thick clothes of course. Advantage of ME2 is that it has loads of output level. Preamp noise won't bei a problem.
  12. Recording applause in Germany - Advice

    Zeigermann will get you everything if you let them a little time! You can also search for a rental house in the Netherlands that may be located closer to Marl than Hamburg. Don't care about the border - it's EU.
  13. Interference from Movi with wireless hop

    Probably voltage converters? Are Movi, A7S and G3 connected to the same battery? Try powering them idependently.
  14. Any solution for Files backup with Ipad?

    Yes, that's true. I don't know whether this problem has already been solved, but I heard of accidents like that too. Never happened to me though (MacPro, always updated to latest OS). ExFat is still a compromise to serve both Windows and Apple worlds. The good thing with this device is that it writes to 2 drives simultaniously and quite fast, not writing anything onto the cards like a computer does.
  15. Any solution for Files backup with Ipad?

    https://www.nextodi.com/products/nd2901/ Best backup solution and a real problem solver. No computer or pad necessary any more.