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  1. Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    I see. well I guess not many people have hands on experience with it since it's still on pre-order (and not even listed on the sanken site). the freq response is rather spiky and the strong low-cut points more towards on-camera use to me... for fiction a MK41 or MKH50 probably would be preferred by most people - but the only the only way to find out is to test it how you like it in your scenarios. chris
  2. Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    for what kind of tasks? again, better for what? the directionality of the Sanken CS-1e/CS-M1 seems to be similar to the MKH 50, but the Sennheiser has a much more linear frequency response. and then are all these personal aspects of course, like sound etc..:)
  3. Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    scroll up ..:) kind of ironic that we all like lighter mics but at the same time that makes them more difficult to handle.
  4. Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    vs the CS-1e: so basically a little boost at 7Khz and a steep roll off below 70Hz. could be a very interesting on-camera mic.
  5. Wireless Frequencies Germany and Ireland

    this page has quite a lot of good info for germany (in german, but you should be able to make sense of it, or use google translate) https://www.thomann.de/de/onlineexpert_page_funkmikrofone_informationen_zu_frequenzzuteilungen.html
  6. Sound Devices recorders - which way to go?

    sounds to me like you'd want a sonosax or cantar : ) If 8 channels is enough then by all means get a used 788T, they are bargains on the used market (heck you can always resell with minimal loss if you find it doesn't cut it anymore). but otherwise, the 688 sure is a fine machine, I've never heard of freezes (and neither on the 633 except in the very beginning) - of course if you don't like the preamp (which is clearly something only you can decide, so maybe rent for a few days?) then you're stuck with other options
  7. how much harder is the handling of the 8060 vs the 416? I found the 8050 very delicate and much harder for my clumsy hands then a MKH50 or 416.
  8. time code tools, what to buy. (Ambient radio link)

    Betso also does wireless sync, but as you mention there are many many discussions and if somebody is too lazy do look them up then there's only so much we can do. chris
  9. time code tools, what to buy. (Ambient radio link)

    there is tons of information about different new TC gear and their advantages on this forum, try a search, do some googling and come back with more specific questions. chris
  10. Sound Devices MixPre-3 vs Zoom F4

    I think that solder remark was a joke... I could be wrong though (happens more and more often the older I get) chris
  11. IFB on the cheap.

    I like the idea (and the color coding!) but I would probably skip the female to female adapters by using the proper cables and use a cheap headphone amp, like: Tape-out -> 10meter cable --> headphone amp --> multiple headphones advantages are longer cable runs, individual volume control and possibly better quality when using multiple headphones. disadvantages that you need AC power or a separate battery. total cost still below 50bucks chris
  12. 633 firmware improvements

    +1 even if it's only digital gain, it would make using G3 much easier chris
  13. Mic Power Consumption

    the math is quite straight forward: P = U * I so the DPA draws 0.22W and the Neumann 0.04W on paper compare that with the typical batteries you want to use and you get a rough estimate. ie a single AA with about 2Wh runs the DPA for 10h and a 40Wh camera battery for 200h, and five times that on the Neumann. so for most people the power draw is negligible compared to the rest of the gear they run (recorder, wireless etc) and the other factors are far more important on choosing a mic (like how they sound and handle) bests chris
  14. sandisk extreme pro vs extreme

    short story: get the Sound Devices branded ones or at least some of their approved list if you're doing this for a living. the long story can be found in various other discussions on this forum ; ) bests chris
  15. Next level on-camera microphone in M/S

    there many M/S setups and it's advantages discussed on this forum, try another search. some favourites include: MKH50 / MKH30 MK41 / MK8 CMIT / MK8 unfortunately those are not cheap, but if it doesn't fit your budget you probably have to live with the audio limitation (there's no magic 300EUR M/S setup). Be aware that you'll need a very good suspension and that on camera you'll likely get operator noises and possibly other challenges (like changing stereo imaging on moving shots). In the end you'll probably want to test this before you spend 3000 bucks. chris
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