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    I make mics!

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  1. Hey Codyman, it's 100% the case. The reason why you see me talking about it on the Gotham video and no one else's video is the demographic audience that Gotham speaks to is very different than most interviews I do with the press. I've attached the stereo pinout. We are hoping to have V2 firmware out this summer that will enable you to transmit to multiple receivers so that they really can be a more effective camera hop.
  2. Sadly I can't make it this year. I actually need to figure something out for it because I'd love to get a table for people to get a demo. I need to find someone I can hire for a couple of hours and send them a salesmen sampler kit and a table cloth. Know anyone? I will be in Dallas that week meeting with new dealers and a trade show there. I will say when it comes to comparing different 2.4Ghz systems (pros and cons) it seems there is some miss-information about 2.4Ghz and other systems. 1) 2.45Ghz is not the resonate frequency of water. 2.45Ghz was selected due to space on the FCC allotted spectrum and industrial microwaves found in professional kitchens operate at 915mHz. http://www.schoolphysics.co.uk/age16-19/Wave properties/Wave properties/text/Microwave_ovens/index.html https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/169362/why-do-microwave-ovens-use-radiation-with-such-long-wavelength 2) Not all 2.4Ghz microphones systems are the same. When it comes to high-frequency waveforms it's all about getting the maximum efficiency for getting the signal out of the antenna and the maximum efficiency at collecting the signal along with handling data drops. Based on what manufactures in the past have given their 2.4Ghz systems vs what they've given their UHF, you'll see that they've crippled their 2.4Ghz systems to create a tier system within their product line up. Azden XD-Pro : SMA dipole whips 4.85mw RodeLink Bodypack Tx: dual PCB fractal antenna 10mw Rodelink XLR TX: PCB Fractal antenna 8mw Rode Wireless Go: 3.5mw (unknown antenna) Sennheiser XSW: 8mw dual PCB fractal antenna Line6 Bodypack TX: 24mw, affixed dipole whip antenna Deity Connect: 100mw Dual PCB factual & Dual SMA dipole whips 3) Here is a breakdown of the Pros and Cons of 2.4Ghz and some of their protocols Pros- Bi-directional communication (can be) frequency hopping and (can be) automatic frequency coordinating Future Proof against FCC auctions Global Traveler 100% digital (can be uncompressed) Can allow for data re-transmission and buffer Cons- Smaller waveforms do have a harder time penetrating metal and dense surfaces like exterior walls Codec decoding can add latency Requires more wattage to get the same range as a lower wattage UHF system The frequency can be crowded depending on the environment (but so can single block UHF) It really comes down to what you need your wireless to do. If you're doing a lot of corporate, ENG, HGTV reality or travel documentary work, a 2.4Ghz system might actually fill all your needs. If you're doing a 20 person reality TV show or a multi-million dollar movie, probably not. I'd say personally 90% of the work I've done in my 15yr career could have been done with wireless microphones that only ever needed to transmit no more than 20-30ft away.
  3. Hey Eric, I'm not sure who you mean by "he clipped on the mic", we had 6 people working at the booth so I am not sure who gave you the demo. But I know when I gave the demo to people like Glen Trew, Chris Howland, Jeff Wexler, Jose Frias, Jared Elkin, Carlos Meada, and Eric Leek we got a minimum of 25ft and in some test, we got as much as 40ft on the expo floor. And I encourage you or anyone else on this page to ask any of these sound mixers how their results were when they watched the demo. Glen Trew was playing with our shark fin antenna the whole test and checking out to see how directional it was and how good it was at rejecting the other 4 audio brands that also had 2.4Ghz Omni systems at their booths 10ft away across the aisle. Jared Elkin did all of his coverage for the whole show floor and only had interference at our booth because we already had a lot of transmitters on (well above common practice.) What you may have experienced was also due to the fact that the test units were open to the public to play with and change the settings. I often found that members of the public had gone and unscrewed the shark fin so the center pin on the SMA connector wasn't making contact. Also, I would find that the system was set to 10mw instead of 100mw. Given both of those setting changes, it is very possible you were getting 7ft off the internal B-ANTs at 10mw. It's also possible that during your test there were more than 4x TX units on because we were showing off 3-4 dual kits at one time at points. Also if the TX you were being shown in your demo has the same User ID as another one in the area that would also affect range as the User ID's all default back to the same name (12345) and this also acts as the encryption key. Without knowing any these variables it's hard to say that what might have given you these results. That said, I know you're in NYC, stop by Gotham Sound and ask for a demo at their shop. When I did the demo with Nick and Peter I was able to walk around the whole place short of putting 2 full metal repair shelves of gear between the TX and the RX. Honestly, stop by Gotham anyway, they are great people there and there's always something new I find on the shelves that I need to buy.
  4. So no one makes a locking TRRS jack/plug. Thats not a thing. Instead we did a right angle plug so direct tugging on the cable is 90 degrees to the port so it doesn't slide out of the jack. And when using it on a boom pole, the Rycote shock mount we include has a cable holder to keep your cable locked into place. We did make a XLR terminated adapter that also can work with some of our other products. Its called the D-XLR and its included with the D3 Pro Location Kit for when your working with either XLR cameras or want to use the mic with a XLR TX. As for Deity Connect, the stock TRRS cable is 100% compatible with our new upcoming wireless system and the RF shielding in the D3 Pro is able to handle the 100mw signal from the TX in close proximity.
  5. Yes. The D3 Pro can be powered on during charging. So you could run a USB cable off a cameras power distro into this microphone so you never even worry about power.
  6. Really depends I suppose. Because of its compact size the D3 works great in car setups. We used it in a tutorial video 2 weeks ago for a car rig and it sounded better than the lavs. Anything can be relevant to our work, it just depends on the setup. Well this is the first time its ever been posted, and this is the equipment section for these types of announcements.
  7. Spec List: Transducer Principles Pre-Polarized Condenser Dynamic Range 114dB (per IEC651) Pick Up Pattern Super Cardioid SPL 134dB SPL (@1KHZ, 1%THD into 1kΩ) Frequency Range 20HZ ~ 20KHZ (selected HPF @75Hz/150Hz) THD <0.1% Output Impedance 200Ω Low Cut Frequency 75HZ, 150HZ Sensitivity -50dB ~ -28dB re 1V/Pa @1KHZ Battery Capacity 320mAh Signal to Noise Ratio 86dB SPL (@1KHZ,rel 1Pa per IEC651)( Sensitivity = -23dB) Dimensions φ21 x 188mm Battery Time Lithium Battery 1.During Standby:>74h 2:While In Use:>51h Weight 143g Output Port Smart 3.5mm TRRS Housing Material Aluminum Metal
  8. I think I have 5-6 of those Remote Audio adapters in my kit. They work great.
  9. Without being able to sync it with an external source I can't see this being popular. Everything they've done here can be done by the Tentacle Sync E with their API kit and a firmware update. Tentacle Sync E also is being added into many apps and hopefully soon 3rd Party hardware. But at least with the Sync E you also get real TC I/O that can be synced up with other systems.
  10. https://wavreport.com/2018/05/31/3d-printing-for-location-sound-database/ The guys over at WavReport put out a mega article that list out all the audio gear you and 3D print.
  11. So Vincent is spot on here. And as for the Deity Connect system sending out messages to hold WiFi back from pulsing, thats actually a system built into the WiFi Protocol, not built into ours. When I say- "Wifi Networks and routers are beta signals. They take pulsing cues form outside RF factors/signals and accommodate them. I.E. our signal tells them when they can pulse." The cues WiFi networks take is the presence of another signal. They too are constantly scanning to make sure their own signal is safe. Thats why things like the analog systems that operate in 2.4Ghz are bad and are restricted to much lower legal power outputs is because they essentially knock down WiFi signals all together because the WiFi signal doesn't see any holes in the analog signal that it can send out its pulses at all. Thats not us. Our protocol can closely be thought of as how WiFi and Bluetooth co-habit. We are just doing it with more RF power (bluetooth devices must be under 10mw but most are well well below that https://fccid.io/SF4-H904 ) and wider bandwidth, bluetooth protocol maxes out a 1Mhz, our signal is 4Mhz. To put all this into perspective. In the matter of 1 second, our Deity Connect system will perform 665 frequency hops. Every 32 hops is 1 cycle (using all 9 channels at least once.) Each channel is only lived on for 1.5ms till we hop to another channel. For 6ms other signals can send out data on a channel before we use it again for 1.5ms (if its a core channel, if its a trail channel they can use that channel for 51.2ms till we need it again. Wifi packets can be as short as 4ms. So there are holes in the WiFi system for us to slide between. Also WiFi isn't transmitting a 22Mhz wide 4ms pulse, its only using part of its 22Mhz at any one time also creating more holes in their system for other systems. WiFi is 22Mhz wide so when it does hit multi-Mhz size RF hits it can overcome it through its own retransmission on another part of its own channel. WiFi though isn't able to jump its 22Mhz channel up and dial the whole spectrum like we are.
  12. Workflow = Turn the units on. Done. Seriously, thats it. The system handles the rest. Bootup time= Maybe 5 seconds? As for Worrying about "a very powerful Wifi network and/or being close to the router desensitize the deity system", Thats not a problem. Wifi Networks and routers are beta signals. They take pulsing cues form outside RF factors/signals and accommodate them. I.E. our signal tells them when they can pulse. So we aren't worried about WiFi protocol, no matter how powerful it is. When is it going to be available? Q1 2019.
  13. A display icon or meter or something that gives a a peak under the hood when it comes to hoping... wouldn't help you. The refresh rate on the OLED is far to slow to keep up with the hops or any kind of hardcore data you'd think you'd want. By the time we could show it on the OLED it would be roughly 20-25 hops out of date and you could potentially hopped onto the same frequencies and logged them to the history log 4-5 times depending on if its a core channel. And as soon as we'd update the OLED, it too would just flicker as fast as the refresh rate could go because we'd be bouncing more info into that section of the screen. Any info we'd display would need to be so dumbed down that it'd be useless to the user and just clutter the home display. As for features we could add to help you improve quality... the system is designed to almost be like an AI program managing it all for you. There a balance between RF Background Noise and redundant transmission of packet, the best option to improve performance has already been given to the user, removable antenna and RF-Power Output. Its already a uniquely coded signal allowing it to sit on other frequencies being used by other coded signals, the goal for the user to get "max range/performance" is to catch the minimum amount of signal that still can be decoded. We do have the ability to allow the users to update the firmware. So if we get a bunch of suggests asking for a certain feature, we can add it. We designed the system with plenty of DSP left unused for future development. Something that may get added in the future (post release) might be a 2.4Ghz freq scanner menu that will allow you to perform a test transmission on all 18 possible channels and measure the signal loss but instead of kicking back a frequency scan chart it instead gives you the max number of transmitters you can operate safely in the area. Start getting excited 😎 Yes. The firmware we had at IBC was maybe only 70-80% finished. We rushed it to get something working for IBC. But we will have a multicast feature that you enable at the TX that allows for more than 1x RX to be paired with the transmitter.
  14. Check out a website I wrote that breaks it down. https://www.deitymic.com/wirelesstech/
  15. I'll try to keep people up to date on the progress. Currently the units are back on the workbench being shrunk down in size and some of the built quality being increased. We also are adding some stuff that will make a lot of people incredibly happy. Stuff that I've seen people here in JWSoundGroup ask for for years.
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