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Patrick Tresch

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  1. Ursa Pro Mini AES not working

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

    I don't know any camera recording more than 48Khz 16 or 24bit.
  3. 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/
  4. New Alexa 4K Camera Announced

    I fully agree. Spotted on.
  5. 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)
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Soundfield on the cheap?

    So it's not a typical camera mic. Thanks Pat
  9. Soundfield on the cheap?

    How do you record 4 tracks on a dslr? Or is there some matrixing going on?
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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).
  14. 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!
  15. UltraSync One = small TC+Sync box

    Does anyone have any feedback of this box? Looks promising on paper. https://www.timecodesystems.com/products-home/ultrasync-one/ See you Pat
  16. UltraSync One = small TC+Sync box

    ok thanks for the link
  17. NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    So the difference of use is love? ;-)
  18. NEW: Timecode Systems | UltraSync One

    Is a new cable such a big hassle for you? I prefer to have a smaller device than "standard" connector. The connector are also choosen in relation to the size of the device. But I'm more worried about sturdiness on this one. Pat
  19. Sonosax SX-R4+

    And the Sononews of December 2017 https://www.sonosax.ch/sononews-december-2017/
  20. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Appart from the 44.1kHz vs 48kHz, is the recorder in the SMWB the same as in the PDR version? Thanks Pat
  21. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    They don't care and they know that they have the US patent machine backing their claim. It's like someone would patent the use of motors in wheels... Wait, Is there a patent for that? Hope none gets the idea to patent it... ;-)
  22. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    They could make a factory here in Switzerland ;-) Thanks for your infos.
  23. Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    Hello, One question about the SMWB. I understand that the device can either transmitt or record the sound due to the Zaxcom patent. But can the SMWB record and transmitt if it's bought in the European market? As I understand the Zaxcom Patent is only for the US market. Will you have an European model (like Sonosax does for their SX-R4+ recorder) ? And, why are the SMWB limited to 100mW and not 250mW like the old ones? Thanks Pat
  24. If you know the frequency here are the blocks http://www.lectrosonics.com/Support/frequency-tables-switch-settings.html