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    Location sound mixer and boom operator in Switzerland
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  1. Hi Joppe, Really cool thing you did here! That's exactly what i am looking for! I sent you a PM for more infos. Benoit
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    Thanks Alex for the report and the tip. I'll finish the show i'm shooting now and will very probably buy the scorpio right after.
  3. Thanks for your help. I used the plug on today again in the same setting with two sets of batteries without any issues. I have really no idea what could have caused this error but a set of battery not giving enough power for a clean start could be the cause. I only use ladda battery and some are older than others. The one that were in the plug on while the problem occurred where two of the older ones. I'll report here if it happens again and see if i can reproduce the issue when we are done shooting end of august. In the mean time i keep my fingers crossed that it was just the older batteries.
  4. Thanks Larry. Unfortunately in the stress when it happened yesterday i tossed the failing batteries in my empty battery box and since i only have laddas i wont find which one they were. I'll use the plug on again today and i'll see if the problem occurs again. We are shooting indoors in a very old farm in the mountains doing night scenes. It was maybe max 20 degrees celcius in there and the plug on stayed indoors. So it was for sure not the temperature. The idea of making the plug on fail on purpose doesn't excite me much as we still have 4 shooting weeks to go. I'd rather wait unt
  5. Hi all, Today my HMa (EU version) gave me a strange error. We had a normal morning without problem, we switched batteries at lunch and upon rebooting the unit started the count up 1, instead of two it gave us "Dsperr", 3 and the unit turned on. I had full RF reception but no audio passed through. I tried multiple time to turn it on and off and the same event happened (1, Dsperr, 3 and the unit was on). I switched batteries for others and the unit turned on normally. Very weird... My HMa is not even one year old and i use LADDA rechargeable. The problem happened with one set of LADDA and i
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    I'm bumping this post. I am seriously thinking of upgrading my 688 to a scorpio but before i make the purchase i'd love to know if people have been using the scorpio - SL6 - CL12 combo and would like to report. There are still a few point that are a bit unclear to me. When using the SL6 you need to power the SL6/scorpio through the SL6 (NP1 or Hirose), correct? So that means you cannot charge the potential NPF battery plugged in the back of the scorpio through the machine? Will any USB A - USB A cable work as a connection between the scorpio and the CL12?
  7. Ok, i'll try that when i'm done shooting in a few weeks. I'll post my results here. Thanks Constantin for your help!
  8. Ok, so downgrading the firmware to the US version of whatever came before 6 on your HMa seemed to work but why not upgrading to the latest US firmware? I bought my SMDWB amd HMa end of 2019 so i guess they are on one of the latest firmware. Like i said i won't do it for another 6 weeks. I want to wait for the show i am on to be over before playing with this.
  9. Thanks Constantin for your reply. I'll try to look at updating the firmware myself after i am done shooting with this show i am currently on. I dont want to mess up with this in the middle of a 12 week shoot... Like i said 90% of the time 50mW is plenty for my use but there is these 3-4 time per film where i could use the little boost in rf output power (last week for example or even the one before). Thanks again for your help and i'll keep the post up to date when i tried it with or without success!
  10. Hi all, I own a couple SMDWB (Europe version, only up to 50mW). A colleague who owns SMDBs got them upgraded to 50, 100 and 250mW. The official importer updated the firmware and had him sign a discharge making aware it is not legal anymore. I emailed the importer and he told me it is not possible with the SMDWB. Now, i know the wide band version only go up to 100mW but i was wondering why it wouldn't be possible to upgrade it if it is possible with the single band version. I also think the importer, who did this upgrade to my colleague's units a couple years ago, might have been regr
  11. Mine works and the serial number is HAK66.
  12. Hey! I am using a MMP C with a Lectro HM and don't have any issue. When i first bought the MMP C it did have a lot of noise, rendering the Preamp unusable. I went to my distributor and they changed it for a newer version (see my last post on that topic) It works both on 48V and 15V. I actually tried it on 15V for the first time right now and to my ears and during a very quick test in my flat it sounds the same, if not with a little bit less noise. And same level on the output. I bought it about a year ago now and did 2 films with it since. No complains from post and i am happy as well.
  13. I got twice this message popping up on the feature i just finished. i use a 688 and had once the CF and once the SD being too slow. i am using the Sound Devices branded card. It never happened before i switched to Sound Devices's card. The take during which the message popped up was unusable. Luckily i had the second card where the file was safe but super scary anyway... I was recording 7-9 tracks 48/24 so nothing too demanding either. It's weird this message appeared with branded (and expensive) cards... I then formatted them on my computer to make sure i can start on a clean slate.
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    Hi, I ran into this DPA MMP-GR/GS preamp on their website. It seems to be a preamp that'd make the d:dictate capsule family work with 5V input. I could imagine using this as plant mic with a SMQV style Tx or even on a boom. As anyone experience with this? Does it compare to their MMP-ER/ES with the XLR?
  15. Thanks everyone for your inputs!
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