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  1. Friend found this article: http://www.sportsvideo.org/worldcup/world-cup-2014-news-roundup/hbs-takes-world-cup-pitch-with-sennheiser-mics/ Here it is broken out - unbelievable! Microphones in the twelve stadia / camera team equipment - 36 Esfera surround microphone systems (36 SPM 8000 stereo microphones; two SPB 8000 processing units) - 240 MKH 8060 short gun microphones - 48 MKH 8070 long gun microphones - 96 MKH 418-S stereo shotgun microphones - 47 MKH 416 short gun microphones - 120 MD 46 reporter microphones - 24 wireless channels of the 2000 Series for boom and spider cam microphones - 47 wireless microphone systems for camera use (EK 2000 camera receivers, SK 2000 bodypack transmitters with MKE 1 clip-on microphones) - 47 MD 46 reporter microphones - 47 HD 25 monitoring headphones Additional equipment for team news reporting - 40 camera systems (EK 2000 camera receivers, SKM 2000 handheld transmitters with MMD 935 microphone heads) - 40 talk-back links (SK 2000 bodypack transmitters, EK 1039 bodypack receivers, HD 25 headphones)
  2. Just wondering if anyone is watching/listening to the world cup this year? I see bigger rycotes on the ground by the nets, in the corners on the sidelines. You can hear it all from the crowd cheer to a kick of the ball. Just interested - thanks!
  3. are you wearing a tshirt of yourself?
  4. I find the search function to not be very good on the site. I use google chrome as my browser. It allows me to essentially "google" the site. In the address or search bar I'll enter, "site:jwsoundgroup.net topic i want to search" So, if it is indeed a browser issue - then maybe there's an option to install the google search function on the site? I installed adblock as a google chrome extension (PWYC honour system) and it seems to have cleared the issue. A problem without a solution is just a complaint.
  5. Twade

    Bag boy

    Yes, it's handmade, yes there are other ways to pull it off. You'd be supporting a product made for location sound. There are some clips that are $25 each and nothing more than a plastic tube with two pins glued on. Suspensions are just pieces of plastic made to work together. Boom poles are carbon fiber with some knuckles. And then, what's the difference between a Zoom H6 and a 664 beyond timecode? it's a niche industry, not a massive market. More demand = more supply = manufacturing gets cheaper = costs come down and possibly quality as well. Isn't it great to have the options available to you!?
  6. reading about VFX and came across this from life of pi
  7. Yes, we aren't talking about wireless. The SD units are in more supply and in more demand both in new and in used. SD appeals to more markets, has more capacity and more marketing.
  8. SD units do tend to sell easier on the used market. Again, Zaxcom is usually pushing the boundaries of the paradigm and offering great features that can sometimes offer complications people don't want to try to understand. IMO
  9. That's OD, not ID - but it's also roughly 664 hasn't been available sort of. it's a whole new unit, different menu etc. Nomad in other iterations has been around for a year. and perhaps a battle, indeed.
  10. 664 faders are roughly 1/4" larger.
  11. Screen is definitely bigger on the 664 - if I measure on the diagonal - the 664 is 6.5cm and the Nomad is 5.5cm. (or roughly 2.5" vs 2")
  12. How about the MARF and Mirror both on CF vs. Simultaneous FAT32 on CF and SD. Nomad goes up to 96k. Other than that - bit and sample are the same.
  13. Hey Jeff, Hoping people will just speak on comparisons - there is so much too compare that I'm interested in the bigger picture comparisons. Nomad doesn't have the classic faders and gains. The Deva for instance (albeit a recorder primarily) had faders on the front, and individual gains in the software. Nomad, to me at least, is trying to drive all kinds of items often seen on front panels (SD, filmtech, AD, Sonosax) into the software. So, my question is - will this become the new standard? As more mixers/recorders come on market - will we see a disappearance of certain front panel controls in favour or software to make for smaller, lighter machines? Or are there options people just can't give up? Again, I'm not giving up on other crucial comparisons - what those crucial comparisons are I'm hoping will come to light in this thread as people discuss them. I'm interested in battery life comparisons personally. I don't think we need to post the specs though...Hopefully that helps clear the air?
  14. Yes, as if we need yet another thread but given Nomad lite is essentially a 664 so far as inputs and track counts and most of the features. Thought we could do a rough comparison over which one might be for some people over another. I've attached some pictures for size comparisons. Zaxcom's Nomad Lite does have some nice features like NeverClip and their "soft knee compressor" vs. SD's hard limiter. Obviously the size is different. The weight of the Nomad is 3.8 pounds without batteries vs. 4 pounds 12 ounces on the 664. Sound Devices has a good history of reliable machines and easy to use menu structures. Nomad changes the game with the way the unit mixes (eg. 1 gain, 6 faders) but is it something people can make a switch to - yes, people have - but is it a new "standard" when everyone wants more channels and less size?
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