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    Sound Recodist / Boom Op / Sound Utility who is located in Auckland, New Zealand.

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  1. IronFilm

    ZOOM F8 Ext Auto Sync (via TC)

    It does use it to stay in sync with another F8, that I know for sure, as Zoom has confirmed this multiple times. Don't know about the details of if it would work as well with other devices as well other than another F8.
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    Denecke TS-TCB Smart Slate

    Has the Denecke TS-TCB stopped being made? As B&H, CVP, Pinknoise, etc all list it as "discontinued" or "out of stock". And others like say Gotham Sound doesn't list it at all (even though they carry other products from Denecke). https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1254743-REG/timecode_systems_ts_tcb_fcc_denecke_intelligent_hardware_clapper.html https://cvp.com/product/timecode-systems_ts-tcb.ce_intellislate The TS-TCB came out in 2014, are we're going to see soon a new updated replacement?
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    Sound Mirrors

    MOTAT in New Zealand has had the same too since I was a young kid, so you could whisper to someone else on the other side of the room. As a child I thought that was pretty cool. https://www.motat.org.nz/
  4. The URL has changed to this: https://soundrolling.com/blogs/sound-blog/the-timecode-camera-cheat-sheet
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    Sound Mirrors

    I wonder if even after radar if the British kept on pretending to use these sound mirrors to trick the Germans into thinking they're more effective than they are? (and thus the Germans would waste more resources into making their blimps/aircraft quieter, when of course that was pointless! Plus distract the Germans from discovering the real reason....) As I know the British went to great lengths to keep a secret their super weapon: "radar"! As it was a powerful tool in the fight against the Germans.
  6. IronFilm

    Show me your bag

    What is that under your 633?
  7. IronFilm

    Camera Hops

    Which battery are you using with the UWPs?
  8. IronFilm

    Sound Devices MixPre version 3.0 Now Released

    I worry about five or tens year from now, when people might be trying to search up info one some older and now "obscure" piece of gear. Because all the wealth of discussion and knowledge that got shared could very well be inaccessible/hidden (especially if in say ten years from now Facebook has gone under and been replaced, or simply morphed into something else totally different, who knows!) in ten years from now. Rather than like forums such as this or RAMPS we can dig up gems from ages gone by.
  9. IronFilm

    What 9 volt rechargeables do you use? Li-ion or Nimh?

    I'm still using on a regular basis my Soshine 9V batteries, which are easy to buy direct from Aliexpress, and I'm happy with them.
  10. IronFilm

    Zoom F8

    Zoom F8 being used extensively on "Mission Impossible": https://magazine.local695.com/magazine/fall-2018/mission-impossible-fallout
  11. IronFilm


    I'd say the overlap could be quite large. Am constantly seeing posts on filmmaking forums saying "Should I buy a MixPre6 or Zoom F8n?" (or similar) Wouldn't be surprised if the F8 had an impact on even 633 sales (certainly I know for myself I was on the edge of considering seriously a 633 until the F8n got announced), and the F8 certainly has had an impact on the sale prices of secondhand 700 series or 442/302 mixers. Am sure Sound Devices was thinking about the Zoom F series when they launched their MixPre range of recorders, and they've got a significant overlap in market with their prices being broadly similar. (F4 vs MixPre3, and F8n vs MixPre6) I'd disagree, the intensity of scrutiny (such as on this forum, where it has all been negative because of "the Zoom name", aside from a few positive posters like myself who have been using long term a Zoom F series daily ) and the sheer volume of discussion (but not here, elsewhere such as over on the dedicated Zoom F series FB forums of which there are nearly six thousand users across a couple of FB groups) greatly exceeds what I've seen for the MixPre series. If the Zoom F series had the same flawed issues with high sample rate recordings as the MixPre recorders have then we'd have known about it a long time ago.
  12. Zoom F8n is even nicer for ambisonic recordings, as 1) they've had support for it for much longer and MixPre support only came out this week (thus widely used with the F8, who knows what "gotchas" still lie with the MixPre ambisonics, give it a few more weeks/months before knowing for sure?) & 2) you can record a safety level of your main tracks, which is better idea than using limiters that get applied unevenly & 3) you can recorder both A and B format at once (handy if you need B format as well for very quick turn around / handover) Why is this surprising at all? Technology doesn't stand still, progress keeps on marching on. My low end smartphone today is both cheaper and has better performance than my flagship cellphone I was using a handful of years ago. The Sound Devices 700 series is fairly old ish by nearly 2019 standards, I doubt many of them at all will be sold brand new in 2019. They keep on being used because they already own those older recorders and they "do the job" just fine, the owners probably think "why spend more on something which already just works?" This isn't unique to our business either, tonnes of other industries keep on using older machines as they see no point in replacing what isn't broken. That doesn't however mean that someone buying new equipment today should come to the same decision as they made nearly a decade ago.
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    It is right there in the link you gave yourself :-) I'll quote it again here: "The potential loss of recorded audio due to a failed automatic file split has been eliminated" Sound Devices had to rush out another firmware update so quickly after their previous firmware update because that previous one was sometimes destroying takes. I'm glad they've so speedily fixed this (hopefully). But this fix wasn't out when I posted earlier in this thread, as this new firmware update just came out now.
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    But the MixPre series has had the same problem of files destroyed as well.....