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  1. Make sure your control surface doesn't have the latest firmware from iCON, but instead has the specific firmware from Sound Devices themselves (head their warning too and don't use MacOS Catalina): https://www.sounddevices.com/firmware-form/?file=iconMScorpio_2-09 https://cdn.sounddevices.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Icon-User-Guide.pdf
  2. I've seen people pair an iCON M+ on the side, alongside their CL12 as their main control surface. So I'm fairly certain you can mismatch controllers with an 8 Series, just not sure exactly what combos are ok and what hidden quirks exist.
  3. I agree. Everything works smoothly until that day you are working in freezing conditions (which drastically reduce battery life) and the accommodation you're staying in gets a power cut (or an idiot PA unplugs your charger to make midnight coffee, or any of a million other reasons), then you'll be super glad you've got two or three more eSmart batteries than you ever thought you'd need!
  4. @henrimicso I couldn't use my iCON to control the main 1 through to 8, then get the Sonosax LC8 to control the extra tracks on the side? (to save not having to use iCON's banking in the heat of the moment)
  5. Maybe because 3.5mm is smaller? And these are very small timecode boxes. Plus it is a locking 3.5mm connector (unlike the Tentacles, although I presume your Tentacle cables are still compatible with Deity?), thus your connection will be just as secure as BNC.
  6. It would be nice to get this confirmed by a Sonosax control surface user, but I think if you're using LC8 then you could only change the gain via the 833 (or 888/Scorpio) itself. (because there are no rotary knobs on the LC8 itself)
  7. You can do the math: https://www.sounddevices.com/mixpre-3-mixpre-6-maxbatteryruntime/#:~:text=The MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 at idle ( powered,microphones) consumes roughly 4 watts. MixPre = 4 to 6 Watts SRb = 1.5W (2.2W for the SRc) UCR411 = 1.6W https://www.lectrosonics.com/phocadownload/ucr411aman.pdf All up we could say roughly 8W/hr? 8*12=96Wh Thus yes, we could say that a 98Wh battery "should" last you a 12hr day. (although, cutting it a little close.... with only 2Wh spare, honestly depends on how much time spend rolling vs standing by, and if you power down for lunch / location moves / etc) But I recommend getting two batteries, because even if your power demands was "only" say 40Wh for the day, it is still best to always have a spare!!
  8. I've been thinking lately about getting the Ambient UMP III to pair with one of my Lectro SMV, to use on the end of a boom pole, anybody using this configuration? How are they finding it? Pros/cons/quirks?
  9. Surely that's not lighter than a Nova with 2x MRX414? I see the SX-RX8 isn't out yet, will be very curious to hear about your experiences when you get it!
  10. If you're in a real pinch, maybe just go to the local hardware store, get a hand trolley and attach a shelf or two to it? I could whip that up in half an afternoon myself. For example, a couple out of many options to choose from: https://homestore.co.il/product/עגלת-אלומיניום-דגם-g200/ https://www.toolsworld.co.il/items/1804549-עגלת-יד-מתקפלת-העמסה-עד-200-ק-ג-AT200HD-Target Or even go for one of those pelican cases / tool chests with wheels, if you don't need space for a control surface. That way it can carry around all your gear as well. Bungee cord a spare boom pole to the handle, and you've got your antenna mount! This one here is exactly what I use: https://www.azrieli.com/o/39be058e-4e56-4cec-8c7c-fd5c2bbb6275
  11. You might like to read the responses here, as your question is generally speaking at the same kind of level: I'll make a couple of quick points though; Syncing hundreds of clips can be done in a nanosecond if you use timecode. Nobody should be using a Beachtek with a GH5 in 2022, that doesn't make sense these days. You'd get a MixPre3 or the XLR1 instead.
  12. wow, that's a steal! Nice addition to your kit at that price.
  13. The new Halter Technical Microsone (an alternative option instead of a Phonak), Zaxcom Nova2 / ZMT4, and the Diety Timecode Slate are a few of the interesting new products announced at NAB this year.
  14. Drones are coming for our jobs! 🤣😂 ha, imagine a drone booming a scene on a film set. Won't happen.
  15. hahaha! I love that great analogy, so spot on, it would be perfect with one small tweak made to that sentence: "If you'd pop your head in a well established car repair shop to ask if a Reliant Robin is a good buy, considering the price, and if you can put fuel in the tank, then you'd get some weird looks as well. " I mean, I guess the Reliant Robin was kinda "popular"-ish for its time, and had its niche uses, but oh boy you'd get laughed at hard if you cluelessly asked if it is "a good car"!!
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