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  2. Rick Reineke

    Student film equipment setup questions.

    The Sony UWP series butt-plug transmitter has 48v Phantom Power and about the same price as the non-powered 100 series Sennheiser. I wouldn't use the AVX system if it's mic is in close proximity to other low latency systems (like the G3). The AVX has a whopping 19ms delay.
  3. Derek H

    Rechargeable Batteries for TX

    He's right. They will shred the battery label after a few uses and trash your batteries. I ruined a bunch of Eneloops that way.
  4. Christian Spaeth

    50% EU import duties on US recording equipment !!

    I think it's a bit sad... when I think back not too long ago, the USA was this amazing dream of a free country, while the image it has now is indeed quite an ugly one unfortunately. BUt enough with the politics...
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  6. RadoStefanov

    Rechargeable Batteries for TX

    DONT USE these battery holders
  7. Kevin Sinnott

    Which MS stereo solution?

    I'm hardly qualified to be among this august group, but as a mere amateur, I discovered a good solution for myself. After hearing (however not trying) that the Sennheiser MkH 418 had noisy side mics, I found an inexpensive used Sony ECM-680s. It has a fixed Mid-side, which of course can be decoded and re-encoded in post. Meanwhile, it sounds wonderful to my ears. Quiet sides and a center mic that rivals my Sennheiser MkH 415. I use it to collect audio b-roll for my podcast, but I was surprised how good it sounds and I find myself grabbing in for a lot of things, more than I expected. Oh yes, it's very light and fits easily into my Rycote blimp and a super softie, but my favorite is a Gutmann Windshield that in all but heavy wind, does a great job and is overall transparent. I do use a Rycote holder with a boom or pistol grip.
  8. chrismedr

    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 šŸ˜‰ 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
  9. johngooch

    Adding waterproof pot to system

    Good idea-- and simple to do!
  10. ShubiSnax

    Student film equipment setup questions.

    The Sennheiser SKP 300 G3 has 48v phantom power.
  11. Jay Rose

    Adding waterproof pot to system

    That'll leave a hole. Why not install the pot and leave it there... but put a switch inside the box, that'll defeat the pot when you don't want it to be active?
  12. tourtelot

    Student film equipment setup questions.

    Just a thought and not direct answers, but don't forget that there is a really good rental shop in Atlanta, Trew Audio. No need, by rule, to buy all the pro tools that you need for one shoot. They not only have everything that you could need for rent, they also have guys that know the drill and that will happily answer your questions and serve your needs. Give 'em a call. D.
  13. IronFilm

    Sound is no longer respected on set?

    hahaha! That would be very evil. But also a handy analogy to remember! Useful for explaining to others some of the context of what we do.
  14. Nate C

    Zaxcom ZMT-Phantom 2

    Thanks to Zaxcom and Lemac for ensuring a unit got to me the other day for a job, despite the courier plane having a flat tyre. It arrived at the eleventh hour. I was stressed but boy was I relived when it arrived on set. Lets just say being able to switch between a boom or 4098 plant was appreciated and got me out of a bind.
  15. Nate C

    Sound is no longer respected on set?

    Recently had to defend the decision to cross a light and cast a boom shadow over B cam (wide reactions) in order to get the hero dialogue of A cam that didn't work on lavs. All while focusing on if all the crew noise was between words and trying to do the mental maths of what post could clean up. Sometimes I feel like flicking a torch on and off during moments that I know won't make the edit.
  16. johngooch

    bluetooth sound box

    Demer box
  17. DodoHu

    Which MS stereo solution?

    Does anyone use the Cinela LEO-20-MS? What suspension would you use with this windshield? If yes, could you post some images of this setup, please? And btw, the Sanken CMS-10 you can get with the M/S-matrix out. There is also a switchable version between L/R and M/S out. It's a great mic, I have it since years and love the sound quality, as well as the size and weight. And I love the fact that both capsules are simply in one body.
  18. IronFilm

    Zoom F8n.

    Sounds like Gotham Sound has only got the one dealer demo model at the moment, but more should be coming into stock soon: At the moment as of right now your best bet to get an F8n asap is to order from B&H, and is where I ordered mine from.
  19. Nate C

    DPA 4098 Travel cases

    I believe they are the ones designed for 4099 mics. Someone here should be able to confirm that. Sorry I'm not 100% positive. I got them from either Trew Audio or Pinknoise in the UK. To reduce the opening, I tacked them up in the middle . They help with wind but aren't an end all solution. Think of of them like a softie on a boom, they hold up in light wind only. I find you really need to get them out of the path of airflow as much as possible. Cheers Nate. http://mymic.rycote.com/products/dpa-4099-mini-windjammer/
  20. IronFilm

    Sound is no longer respected on set?

    "Protect" does seem like the apt word, as sometimes it seems I spend half my time preventing sabotaging of the dialogue.
  21. patrickveigel

    50% EU import duties on US recording equipment !!

    That would be good.
  22. Hello everyone. Finally got a chance to post my question here. I am an international student. Wish my English is not confusing. Here is the case. I am a DP/tech (I do not know the name for that department, like equipment choosing) direction. There are some questions about the sound equipment decision about my senior film. The film will contain a decent amount of dialogues and some moving scene. I have some concerns about what to choose to pick up sound for those scenes. My professor told me the easiest way to improve the film quality is by improving the sound. I got some equipment already and always happy to purchase new stuff. I got 4 pairs of G3 and an AVX. I do think the AVX has a better sound quality but not so sure yet. There is no XLR plug-on for the AVX and the G3 plug on does not have 48V. So what if I want to go wireless on for my boom mic there seems no good solution at the moments. Zaxcom had been on my wishlist for a while but I am not sure if the wireless system will eat up all my budget. please let me know if there is any good suggestion for the wireless XLR plug on based on my situation. Also based on the action scene, Lav mics sometimes pick up a really weird sound like the body movement. Wonder if there is a better way or a special tool to prevent the movement. I got a pair of B6 and some B3. They should be small enough and I do believe they been taped well by the Rycote undercover. Thank you so much. Do wish there is a way to pick up the sound by those lovely lavaliers. The other questions are about indoor sound pick up. CMIT 5U has already been my all-time choice. It sounds so good but the length of it with the super shield is kind of long. It might not fit some of my indoor locations. I also have a pair of KM184. I bought them separately. So they are not well matched. I was planned to use them for some room tones. I check some previous discussion about KM184 as a boom mic and it seems not good at all. So I might still need a mic for the narrow indoor situation. Also if there is any trick or advise for Steadicam shoot sound pick up please let me know. Thank you so much for any suggests or advise.
  23. IronFilm

    Zoom F8n.

    Well no one is giving me one :-P I've purchased one myself from B&H and it is being shipped out right now asap! šŸ˜„ yay So far as I know, B&H is the only place which is shipping the F8n at the moment. Most retailers still have them listed as pre-order only or out of stock. (Trew Audio lists it as available to order however, dunno if they actually are shipping them out yet though or if that is just how their website is displaying it, anyone got a shipping notification from them yet?)
  24. lazajamsonic

    DPA 4098 Travel cases

    Nate C, curious about these Rycote mini Fluffies, can you elaborate on those? I will have a look around for more ideas to improve wind protection on the 4098ā€™s, recently had some car rig scenarios with an open window and a crossbreeze was beating up the stock foamies.
  25. Escafandra

    Show me your bag

    Hi. First post! Petrolbag Zoom f4 SD 302 Sennheiser G3 500šŸ˜ Sennheiser mkh50 Sennheiser hd25 I'm working hard for better wireless systems. For meny things the g3 do a good job.
  26. Daniel Ignacio

    Rechargeable Batteries for TX

    Had free time between gigs, and my partner was game for a day trip, so we ended up driving down to Indianapolis and stopping by their IKEA store, the nearest one that stocks LADDAs. Got 48 of them. Not really a substantial post, and I recognize that Detroit to Indianapolis is a comically long drive for an IKEA visit. Though Iā€™m pleased that I still saved $80~ over the Eneloop Pros, even when factoring in gas money ā€“ those savings can go towards another Powerex charger.
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