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    I'm a freelance sound recordist and video editor. I work mostly on corporate and commercial projects with a few short films and docs along the way.
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  1. Has anyone received one of these yet? Thoughts?
  2. I notice there are bumpers on the corner of the slate. Where did you get them?
  3. As a one man band, this slate is great for docs and smaller productions. They are smaller compared to the Denecke TS-3. I've heard camera department doesn't like these as they are too small to write info on. So basically I can see this as a great travelling or small production slate like the TS-C, but not so much for main production. For the product itself, it's a great slate. I was worried the numbers may be hard to read but they seem fine. Build quality is great. What I'd like to see Betso do is make a larger version and a rain cover case for these. I really like the
  4. Anyone tried Betsy's new slates yet? How they compare to ambient and denecke? Thoughts? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Did you try going to skin? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Ursa Strap

    This has been awhile but I'd like to give my input now with the ursa products. Ankle Straps - Overall these are much better, especially on hot days as these seem to breathe better than the neopax. They are also good under skinny jeans or like it as it's a slightly lower profile than the neopax as well. The only thing I can say that is a con, if it is at all, is that the ability to slide it into the pouch during a battery change takes a bit longer than a neopax. This can be probably be fixed if you add a strap over it to help pull one side open and slide the transmitter in. Otherwis
  7. GNinja

    Ursa Strap

    I agree. Neopax gives you two per strap. Don't get me wrong, the material for the Ursa is nice, but really, a protector should be included for that price. The thigh pack with the rubber grip seems to work well but the one suppose to stop the transmitter from sliding out is not doing its job well.
  8. GNinja

    Ursa Strap

    Thanks everyone. My reserved thoughts were for the price (I'm in Canada), it's rather expensive for what you get. It's about $10 more than neopax and it doesn't come with a protector (which cost about $24 for 4). The thigh pack I've been having issues with right out of the gate, having the transmitter somehow falls out (lectro smv) even with the rubber lining inside the pouch. Plus they only come in large pouch for thighs. I find it slightly too roomy for a smv. I just took an extra Velcro from a neopax and stored it on top so it can't fall out anymore. I haven't tried the oth
  9. GNinja

    Ursa Strap

    Anyone tried the new Ursa straps? I got the thigh strap from trew and have reserved thoughts on them but I'd like to hear other people's experiences with it so far. Thoughts?
  10. Sooo after a few days, I would like to rescind my comment regarding the bay door. Here are my thoughts now on each product. TCX-2: In regards to the swing door, I realized that it only swings one way. We velcro it to a slate or to a camera, and I noticed that it's hard for the door to swing open on it's own, but fairly easy to switch batteries out when need be. Battery life is VERY good. about 12hr days, battery drops one bar. Before I use to re-jam and re-battery the timeboxes morning and lunch time, but now it's just morning. Overall, both me and the camera deptartment are very impresse
  11. Just got these on the show I'm on. First impressions of it are really good. The syncing worked without a hitch. The only gripe I have about them are the battery doors. It's a spin door like the lectro smv transmitter but no way to lock it tighten it. This means it can open easily. Gonna evaluate it further once we get going on the show and see how it is.
  12. I wouldn't. Good thing for us the indigenous tribe is letting me record them. The mic itself on paper is interesting. I was thinking of getting this mic to allow me to both mono and stereo record. I also use a mkh8060. I'm just wondering if the CSS-50 has similar qualities as a Sanken CS-3e or a Scheops CMIT-5.
  13. So I'm gonna be going to Africa for a gig and part of it is to record music from indigenous tribes. My mixer told me about this new mic and was wondering if anyone has any experience with it and how does it perform? Thanks!
  14. So here is my predicament: I want to get a wireless boom and I know I'm only going to be doing bag mixing. I am looking to get a HMa and an Lr receiver for portability and weight. Is there a reason to replace the Lr with an UCR411a or SrB? I'm running an SD 633... I just want to go wireless for the boom. Thoughts?
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