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Recent bag for a doc I'm working on using the unsung hero of sound bags- the Kevlar soft Portabrace. Needed something really light since I was on the run all day. Trimmed the fat from everything I could on my regular bag. Left my Petrol 617 behind, my 633 (gulp), no BDS, and definitely no NP-1. I had this bag (Portabrace 'RM- Multi' which should be the same as the current SD 7-series bags) since my 744 days almost 8 years ago and have used it on other jobs with my 633 (which fits nicely with NP-F750s on the bottom, albeit a tad bit too snug). I blew the dust off of it and to my surprise it fit everything I needed and its frameless shape let me squeeze things in a bit. At around 4 kg with batteries its much, much lighter than what I had before. I was wary of using the Tascam on jobs, just.....because...., and recently began very slowly easing it in developing a workflow and getting a feel for the quirks and sound of it, but it has turned out to be great. The new mixpres would definitely fit right in here. I am powering the Tascam through the usb port with a 10,000mah phone battery pack which lasts longer than I do on a shoot day. Of course I use 4 AA in the unit just in case it gets unplugged which, as I tested, does not interrupt the recording in anyway while switching power sources. A right angle mini-USB to right angle USB cable really helps keep the profile down and has a very tight connection. There is enough room under the Tascam to fit the battery which supports it from the bottom of the bag. On the other side of the battery is a ACL204 which fortunately enough is the same height of the battery (Xiaomi) and together are the same length as the Tascam. The rest of the bag is run on rechargeable NiMH AA batts which I swear by (because I never run out of batteries). The 401s are amazing and last at least 6-7 HOURS on a single set! Great job Lectro! Also using a Sony for camera send which is in the middle flanked by two SMQV. I was so amazed that everything fit as perfectly as it did. My back is very happy with me. I definitely have a new respect for these smaller recorder units coming out these days and will definitely look at them for future purchases. P.S. I am currently working on an even lighter 2.5-3KG audio bag (hopefully less!) and am looking to complete it by the end of the year. Stay tuned!

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On 11/6/2017 at 9:14 PM, Bivouac said:

I was wary of using the Tascam on jobs, just.....because...., and recently began very slowly easing it in developing a workflow and getting a feel for the quirks and sound of it, but it has turned out to be great.

 

As someone starting out whose primary is a Tascam, I’m surprised to hear of a 633 owner being happy with a 701D. How’s the timecode on that thing treating you?

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On 18/10/2017 at 1:29 AM, Lee Parker said:

Hey everyone, 

 

Is there a bag out there that allows EASY access to the memory card slots on the SD 664 ? 

 

Cheers Lee.

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On ‎11‎/‎12‎/‎2017 at 2:31 PM, Daniel Ignacio said:

 

As someone starting out whose primary is a Tascam, I’m surprised to hear of a 633 owner being happy with a 701D. How’s the timecode on that thing treating you?

No problems since I have the ACL204. I did test the internal clock against the ACL one time and it was around 5 seconds off after 1 hour. Its mostly my back that is happier and its sounds fine for the jobs I use it for. Upgrading soon though!

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