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  1. chrismedr

    HiQ battery > Magsafe 2

    afaik apple didn't licence magsafe to 3rd parties, so there aren't many solutions... some companies did cut off the connector from the power supply and connected it to a LiIon power pack (I used one of those when we needed to have extended runtime in project off the power grid). not cheap but light and works well. alternatively, you could use a common 12V battery with an 12V DC to 120/230V AC converter and just plug in the normal charger, conversion losses shouldn't be too high if you use a good AC converter (also the apple power supply needs a good AC converter, otherwise it refuses to work - Tom's idea with the airplane adapter would probably avoid that problem and be smaller overall) chris
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    Arriflex 416 and Timecode

    Interesting, the only place I know of in Germany that still processes film is Andec. I'm pretty sure they don't have an Arri TC reader but they might cooperate with a post house that does. Last two films I worked on were processed and transferred in London (no TC though, just old school slating). Thanks for the feedback and sorry for going off topic. Let us know how the test goes. chris
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    MKH40 outdoor - rycote baseball vs babyball

    yes, the baseball with fur is better then the basic foam, the baby ball with fur is even better yet. but what people try to tell you that it's still risky, because you might start with a baby ball and everything seems great, but in the middle of the interview stronger wind comes up and you have to stop the interview and switch to a fully enclosed wind shield (you usually don't make many friends in that situation). so, most people prefer to use a full wind shield outdoors to start with and not worry anymore. chris
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    Arriflex 416 and Timecode

    I think Philip meant that if you want to film the TC as backup, you'll be better off to use a proper TC slate then an iPad for this. As others have mentioned, the critical thing is to check if the transfer house has the proper TC reader in the telecine and do a full workflow test. Otherwise tail slating or open slate in picture it is... Btw, who is still processing 16mm film in Zürich?
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    Red Helium Fan

    Nope, I simply like Arri's cameras better then Red's. It seems for you it's the opposite, which is perfectly fine with me. chris
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    AATON Cantar Mini VS. Sonosax SX-R4+

    sounds good. but whoever did the color correction on this video should get a new pair of eyes...
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    Wondering: any word on 60 GHz wireless microphones?

    I don't know a lot about these things but pretty much everything you mentioned so far seems to make this actually *unsuitable* for location sound wireless work. to me the most promising new technology seems to be the new digital systems which sends data in synchronised nano second pulses, allowing for a tremendous amount of units in the same spectrum (forgot who got the first system out, I think it was a rack unit though) chris
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    Which MS stereo solution?

    Hi Kevin, interesting about the Sony mic, thanks for the input. I'm also curious about the Gutmann wind protection, do you mean this one, or a larger wind shield?
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    Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    I agree that it would be nice, but out of curiosity: did you actually check a MP-3 with latest firmware or are you checking the manuals? I'm asking because it might be that they just forgot to update the manual and the MP-3 already does phase reverse? just a thought
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    Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    well, there might be another reason that we're not aware of (like they are working on it, or it might be more complicated then you think). personally I don't think it's purely market segmentation because this feature will do very little pushing folks from a MP-3 to an MP-6 (inputs and track count will do that), but even if it were, that's common practice and Arri charges several thousands for some software upgrades on features that even the base model camera would be able to handle hardware wise. It's about keeping the base model low cost while paying for software developers working on advanced features not everybody might need.
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    Student film equipment setup questions.

    not sure if I understood you correctly, but why not let the sound person choose the equipment after you've discussed the script and location with him? If you *are* the sound person, then I'd suggest reading up and testing testing testing, like: well, do a side by side and you'll find out (let us know 😉 use a cable? do some budget calculations? that's mainly a question of experience (I myself suck at this) why would you want to use a super shield indoors? a simple foam should be enough seems like two different things to me: for stereo atmos, have them checked and make some tests if you like the sound. for booming, it wouldn't be my first choice but if in a pinch a KM184 (with a CMIT as alternative) should cover most scenes just fine. if you have the money, try a MK41 and a MKH50. just some loose thoughts, but as said, make tests before hand, evaluate and improve what needs improving (usually it's room treatment and booming technique : -). chris
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    Schoeps mini CMIT

    there are some really nice videos online where Philippe Chenevez talk about wind protection, and from what I understood one main factor is how much air is enclosed around the mic. so let's say a 5U in a piano has 10cm of air around the mic, a Mini in a Pianissimo has 10cm to which give similar performance. If you'd put a Mini in a Piano it would have a few cm more, thus likely better protection against wind noise (admittedly if you're booming close you'd loose some distance too). but I agree the main decision should be do you prefer light and compact, or a bit larger heavier and with more options. Chris
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    Schoeps mini CMIT

    possibly, but then again if one were to put the Mini in a full size Piano that might be even better.
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    Sonosax SX-R4+

    works for me: SONOSAX LC8+ control surface with faders for the SX-R4+. We have many request for a control surface, and we are working on. We have 2 options for this accessory, a small and compact with limited figures, or a most complete, but for sure, it will be bigger. We attach a drawing of the first and compact option, on the same size of the SX-R4+. This device will come with an connector box, to be able to use on the following possibilities: - SONOSAX SX-R4+ with LC8+ - SONOSAX SX-R4+ with AD8+ and LC8+ - SONOSAX SX-R4+ with RC8+ and LC8+ Please, tell us what do you think of this project, if for you is realistic, or too limited. With our best regards
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    Film Camera Noise

    Yeah, a well maintained SRII should not sound loud and usually only causes major problems in quiet intimate indoor scenes. A barney and optical flat (best placed in a matte box) can help a little bit, but if the camera is noisy to start with won't do much. As Philip says, compared to video cameras most film cameras are a bit noisy.
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