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  1. Patrick Tresch

    Red Helium Fan

    Strange reading as this is all a mix up between DSMC1 and DSMC2 bodies. Epic is where you can choose the fan speed % but Weapon (wich can also be Helium as Helium is a sensor name) you choose the target temp of your sensor in C but not the fan speed in %. In DSMC2 bodies like Weapon, Epic-W, Raven, Scarlet-W (W for Weapon) you set the target temperature from the sensor wich is maxed out at 48C. I usually use Adaptive mode set to 46C. Weapon has a heater on the sensor to get at temp rapidly even in cold environment. When you foresee a shooting in low temp (-10C) you could a) lower your sensor heat and black shade callibration to 30C or keep the heat of the body by obstructing slighlty the heat intake. If the camera gets overheated it will get laud fastly and you will hear it so, I think, there is no risk to block the vent. For older bodys called DSMC1 like Epic-M, Epic-X, Scalet, you still have the opportunity to work with the FanPlate wich is the best tool out there to control your camera temp and internal fan speed. The older versions of the lower fan did much less noise. Nowadays the DSMC2 bodies from RED make much less noise than the previous DSMC1 bodies. The important factor is to get a as high as possible sensor temp callibration and with the help of the camera crew ask for that. The more heat the sensor has, the best picture noise response it has, this could also be an argument to increase the sensor temp. See you Pat PS: Monstro, Gemini, Helium, Dragon, are all sensors wich don't tell in wich camera they are in.
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    Abisonic Microphones

    For the info, the SX-R4+ has an AMBEO MIC input option card. https://www.sonosax.ch/product/024286/
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    Maybe stolen gear on ebay

    Thanks
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    Maybe stolen gear on ebay

    Does anyone have a picture of the MS combo? I just spotted my stolen recorder after your eBay warning! My CCM41 CCM8 MS rig was in a cinela Zephyx. I also had 2 SMB BLOCK 22 and a dual receiver.
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    Lectrosonics Introduces....................

    Don't they already have a patent ? (sorry I couldn't resist)
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    Lectrosonics Introduces....................

    The good thing is now you can put it on top of the thight costume. (However I wonder how, the fast travelling electrons, will affect the sound quality)
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    Alexa Mini TC sync

    Wireless focus problem due to he Red body? How do you do that? Your right. People have to know how to use their tools. (ps: I callibrate the Weapon sensor to 47C so the camera can run hotter without fan noise).
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    Alexa Mini TC sync

    Your right, I'll stop bullying about Alexa. See you. Yes, Arri did hack the RED CEO box-mail. They where bluffed how popular the small body form factor from the Epic was. All areals/steadycam/gimbal job where done with the Epic and then they decided to make the Mini version. It was never intended to be the A camera. As you know there are no "modules" (RED ecosystem) and you still have to put your battery plate on some rods or use velcro to have some kind of power for the Mini. When the Mini launched there was the Weapon form factor and the fan noise was allready solved. If you shoot on the Epic today, I think you can tell the DP to use the Fanplate. It's just another top plate he has to use anyway. Arri is not pushing the industry, remember all the 2k is enough bullshit (they have been forced by the industry (from Netflix to GoPro) to make some 4k cameras (not yet there but they can stick the 4k logo if they want)) but they are putting all the efforts in taking the good job from the others (steadycam, gimbal, follow focus, camera form factor, lenses) and brand it with an Arri logo. Ok enough said. The thread is about TC and the Mini... Pat
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    Alexa Mini TC sync

    To bad for the fake Alexa then. I've never seen that on my (non Alexa) cameras but if you say so... Ps: for your heat issue on the Epic (wich is an old body that Arri copied) did you test the Fanplate?
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    Alexa Mini TC sync

    I still wonder why Arri is still seen a reliable?
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    Next level on-camera microphone in M/S

    I've used this setup for mono docu work. Sonosax Sx-BD1 and Schoeps cmc4
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    Ursa Pro Mini AES not working

    Thanks for your info. Shouldn't the sound equipment allow you to feed a donwnconverted AES signal?
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    Ursa Pro Mini AES not working

    I don't know any camera recording more than 48Khz 16 or 24bit.
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    AES Inputs on Mixer/Recorder

    It looks like doing a good AES input can be tricky. The Sonosax R4+ has a module for AES INPUT only wich is smaller and lighter, the RC8+. https://www.sonosax.ch/product/sx-rc8/
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    New Alexa 4K Camera Announced

    I fully agree. Spotted on.
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    New Alexa 4K Camera Announced

    But Arri doesn't have better colors, workflow nor DR. It's just another way of working that people don't want to bother to learn. (It's really not rocket science)
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    New Alexa 4K Camera Announced

    I don't understand to bother waiting for some eventual release of a Mini if RED has the best option out there? Every Alexa fan is now releaved to see 4k written on the Alexa even if it won't produce 4k resolution. Pixel count VS resolution with bayern pattern you loose about 30% of actual amount of pixels. So If you shoot "open gate" (what ever this means) 4,5k x 0,7 you will have about 3.15K resolution at the end. The fact is that their "better pixel" (what ever this means) theory is hidden behind their failure to make a higher pixel count sensor. I love the industry and how it sets standards... But you are right, there is a huge pressure from the industry to kill other camera brands.
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    New Alexa 4K Camera Announced

    Well 4,5k debayer is not 4k resolution. They should have done a 6k camera... But as Arri lovers (Deakins) stated "there is no need for 4k". I hope they will make another sound test with RAW recording wich is THE thing. Balckmagic Ursa Mini also does Prores... See you with the Mini version.
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    M/S mic for documentaries

    It's extremely important to have a mic on camera when shooting documentary. Not for technical problems like sych, but for the proximity you get with your subject. The POV of the cam wich isn't always the one of the boom. It's quite challenging to get the sound right, lots of variables, noise of handling, right mic and size, the willingness of the DP to have one on board. MS is a nice option but better have a good mono. I as I DP always ask to have one. Pat
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    M/S mic for documentaries

    I used VideomicX on a documentary and it's the best (price/quality) video mic I've used so far (but I didn't test the Sennheiser MKE 440). Another option would be a Cinela Leonardo with CCM41 CCM8 mounted on the camera with some small hotshoe suport to offset the mic a bit further and use a small recorder like a Sonosax SX-R4 / Minir. I've also used this combo (with some Lectros) and had also a nice sound. (but it's not a cheap solution and you must be more "flexible" to do both jobs....) Either way, when you have a mic mounted on a camera, it's not the same tool as on a boom. So it also should sound differently. It's more a "POV" sound.
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    M/S mic for documentaries

    StereovideomicX is not MS but X Y. So both mic will have about the same directivity. You could use one? On a MS shoot on the camera we often used only the M to get an better directivity. Or S if the character is out of frame next to the camera.
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    M/S mic for documentaries

    +1 For a onboard camera mic the stereovideomicX is really a nice choice. Love the feel of it. And even if it's not a hypercardio the stereo field makes the sound intelligible. The only downsides : it's a bit heavy and prone to noise due to humidity (like Schoeps).
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    Sonosax SX-R4+

    Good news from CAS (Cinema Audio Society) NOMINATIONS FOR THE 54th CAS AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING PRODUCT IN PRODUCTION Well done Sonosax team!
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