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  1. Delivering files from multiple recorders

    I had my recorders arranged in a master/slave setup. The tracks recorded are sorted in a descending order of importance. So the Mix tracks are tracks 1&2, boom on 3, lead actor on 4 and so on. I think most of us arrange their tracks in a similar fashion. That means I will always record to recorder 1, but not always to recorder 2, so 1 is in every sense the master, and will also become the master folder in your program. So I would say there shouldn't be files in the folder for recorder 2 if there aren't any in the folder for recorder 1. I can't think of a scenario where this might be different. I had my recorders arranged in a master/slave setup. The tracks recorded are sorted in a descending order of importance. So the Mix tracks are tracks 1&2, boom on 3, lead actor on 4 and so on. I think most of us arrange their tracks in a similar fashion. That means I will always record to recorder 1, but not always to recorder 2, so 1 is in every sense the master, and will also become the master folder in your program. So I would say there shouldn't be files in the folder for recorder 2 if there aren't any in the folder for recorder 1. I can't think of a scenario where this might be different.
  2. Delivering files from multiple recorders

    Yes, it shouldn't really matter if it's hdd's or cf's. I used HDD's, because they held 1TB and I could have everything on one HDD: both recorders's files, and the merged files. And I could take them home for a quick backup. I bought Lacie Rugged drives, as they have one option with both a Firewire 800 port and a USB3. So I could hook it up to the 788 which had a free firewire port and to my Laptop which only has USB ports. Bouke, I think the auto-copy feature of non-merge files would be quite useful. On the one hand, just so that those files won't be forgotten and on the other hand to have them included in the sound report
  3. Delivering files from multiple recorders

    Yes, you can pick the destination folder which can be wherever you want it to be. If there are some files which don't have a TC overlap with other files (within the chosen folders), they won't get touched and you'd need to make sure they still end up in the destination folder. Also, they won't make it into the sound report I think, but I'm not sure, I haven't tried it. Bouke?
  4. Rates in UK / Europe

    At least for Germany I can tell you that the rate should be at least €390 depending a bit on the job. That's definitely without gear.
  5. Lectrosonics SRc Receiver Announced

    But just to add, if I may, the signal you hear will still feel like an analog transmission in that you can hear rf hiss and other rf by-products, unlike in fully digital systems, where you don't get those (or you do get them, but in a different way). If you don't work in rf hell, it won't be all that noticeable
  6. Boom op-less

    ^ fully agree. Didn't mean: do not engage. I meant: call him out, and then leave him be. Don't fall for his follow-ups the purpose of which is only meant to entangle you in some bizarre logic which will in the end make you look foolish - or so the hope is.
  7. Boom op-less

    Just ignore that guy. He only does it to get some attention and to temporarily forget about his own sad life
  8. Zoom F8

    You're in luck then (if you do buy one), the 633 is a 6-input 10 track recorder
  9. Boom op-less

    I would strongly advise against this. "Looking the part" is not relevant. After your "boom-op" has been in the frame for the third time in one day everyone will know (at the latest) that you got an inexperienced boom-op and this will make you look inexperienced and it feeds into the narrative of "do we really need a boom-op? Can't this pa do it?" or "I have this friend who held a boom 5 years ago, can't he do it?" No! Only an experienced boom-op can do it, everything else is a bad compromise reflecting badly on you, plus I would strongly consider this as a disservice to your sound community.
  10. Boom op-less

    I usually try to go the opposite way: I ask for more, because there is no boom-op, and I'll be essentially working two jobs, so they should pay me for it.
  11. Cuban Sonic Spying?

    You mean... it was an alien attack!?!
  12. Best mic for specific location

    Yes, we agree...
  13. Best mic for specific location

    But they need to point the second mic in opposite direction of the first mic for any hope of a noise-canceling effect. If both pointed in the same direction, you'd just be canceling the desired signal. So it'll be a PITA to mount, for a slight hope of an actual wanted effect. In addition, I highly doubt it'll have much effect on the reverb
  14. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    I meant the small package is a concern with the new Audio Ltd tx, which already are not very small. Add a mini jack and they'll get even bigger.
  15. Best mic for specific location

    It will never work with a second mic placed somewhere in the room, not even in theory. But the Sanken CS3e and to a lesser degree the SuperCMIT both use this technique in some way Regarding the cleaning crews: perhaps soneone from your team can be stationed around the corner and try to stop them there? Also if you spot them while setting up you can talk to them and try to get them to move somewhere else. Although there is probably another tv crew there
  16. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    Yes, it would have been great - as long as they could do it in the same small package. That is a concern especially re Audio Ltd.
  17. Recording 160dB?

    First of all, I would doubt their measurements. The DPA4017 comes to mind as it handles up 152dB spl, so it might just work. But a shotgun mic is probably not ideal. Mics made for drums could work. There are also some specialty mics. If all else fails use the measurement mic they used to measure the 160dB. And turn down your recorder or switch to line in
  18. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    Most if not all of Zaxcom's transmitters can broadcast "qc audio" via Zaxnet. You can listen to that with an ERX receiver. No further gear needed. Granted, it's not quite the same as a headphone output, but instead it's something very similar and perhaps more versatile, because you can also tune in talent tx and check them and then switch back to your boom mic or to the feed from the cart.
  19. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    If you absolutely need the recording transmitter for whatever valid reason, then on those occasions a Zaxcom trx will do just fine. It's not like they fall apart just from picking them up
  20. Is a new Sound Devices MixPre-10T coming soon?

    If it does mean that then Bouke from videotoolshed has just written the software for this, with which you can merge the recordings from each individual recorder into one large polywav. And it'll create the sound report on the fly, too. https://www.videotoolshed.com/product/bwfmerge/
  21. Delivering files from multiple recorders

    Yes, all metadata is retained from both files, especially track names. I only input notes on one recorder, as that is enough of course. So after the merge you have maybe 10 tracks from recorder 1 and then tracks 11 - 15 from recorder 2, all with their own track names. You could also do a mixdown on each recorder. In my case I didn't do that, though. I had a mix on recorder 2, but didn't arm the mix tracks. I routed the mixdown into tracks 7&8 of recorder 1, but also didn't arm those tracks, instead I included these in the mixdown on recorder 1, and thus had a regular mixdown and Iso's of all inputs. Here is the link to the program. The website is well worth a visit in any case https://www.videotoolshed.com/product/bwfmerge/
  22. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Or yes, of course, that'd be much simpler. Well, for those who do need recording and transmitting on talent, I think they should use Zaxcom gear
  23. NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    Or Zaxcom...
  24. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Or they could add an aux output to the tx. Then you could add the recorder of your choice...
  25. Delivering files from multiple recorders

    Or you can now download Bouke's new software. I have worked with it for a while now and it's working really well. I had this production where I needed more tracks than one 788T could offer, so I C-Linked my second 788T into one larger recorder. I actually physically linked them, too, which worked really well. See the picture below. This means they were in perfect sync regarding Timecode and sample clock. Both recorders had an external hard drive connected to and at wrap time, all I needed to do was take those two hdd's and connect them to my Laptop, open Bouke's software, choose both source folders, define a target folder and hit "make poly". Depending on file sizes (obviously), the program needs a few minutes, meanwhile I could collect my lavs and other things. Once the merge is done, the program even creates a sound report for the new large files and drops that into the target folder. Then I'd just hand the drive to the DIT who would copy just the one folder like he always would. For post, these are just large polywavs, so nothing noticeable for them. For those with little time at wrap, the merging process could be moved to either the DIT or the assistant editor. In any case, it's only a matter of minutes. For me, this has breathed new life into my 788t's. Now I can calmly wait for the next recorder to suit my needs, while I can still comfortably record up to 16 inputs, almost as easily as if it were one recorder. Bouke said that this will also work with two different recorders, which are linked by TC only, so for the OP, this is the solution he is looking for.
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