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  1. With commercial spots it is a good idea to ask how big the camera dept. and the lights dept. are beforehand. The big departments are moving very quickly. Specially when the new sets are being set up while the other part of the crew ist still working (shooting) on the last set, sound people on their own can easily fall behind. It may be quite a task to stand the ground, but at a certain point the is no alternate to saying that you can not deliver quality by working all by yourself. If you need somebody to help you schlepp or booming or wiring (or collect the IEMs), I hope you find a way to tell the customers. And the concern that other sound people happily will do it on their own (all by themself) - forget it. Why would they perform better than you under the same circumstances? Best, Jule
  2. I do documentary work as well, and I am working in Germany as well. Sound reports I sometimes do mainly to inform the editors who failed to import the track names, I do the quick notes about enviromental sounds, wild tracks end so on in hand writing and transfer them later - some people „circle“ those, because it is quicker to do on some machines. Comes with the disadvantage that you have to go through all your circled takes at night. You can prepare phrases and store them in your machine. Some people use an input stick for SD machines and be quicker with it than with using the SD phrases. (https://www.amazon.de/Rysc-Corp-InputStick/dp/B06ZYK4PR8). Depends upon the machine (and its menu design) you are recording on, too. But I think there is a limit what one can note and store during a shooting day. Interesting question, I am sure there are a lot of methods to fence and store the information. Jule
  3. Hi, I dug up this thread because I am looking for information about radio frequencies in Ghana. I found an allocation table from 2016 that shows the occupancy of 470-694MHz by broadcast. Does anyone have better (more accurate) information? https://www.nca.org.gh/assets/Uploads/National-Frequency-Allocation-Table-.pdf Thank you in advance. Best regards, Jule
  4. @lazajamsonic I remember that the battery status indicator went down rather quickly in the first half of the runtime, but then it took it a longer time to reach the bottom. The rechargeables are best right out of the battery charger.
  5. Keep in mind that horses in general are not so fond of boom microphones. If you use a boom you should introduce that tool to the horse/ horses quite carefully.
  6. This, @axel, is a very helpful summary. Thank you.
  7. I made a housing (3 mm cardboard) for the M2D2. One side is as short as the machine is, the other three sides are longer to fit the bag and to protect the connectors.
  8. There is progress in the question of changeable stereo width and linking! As you can see in the video, there indeed ist the possibility of changing the width - by toggling (hold toggle) and simultaneously turning the adjacent button. The display then changes from MCS to MS. Sorry for the ugly sound in the video, it was an unforeseen opportunity. IMG_7253 (1).MOV
  9. Yes, it may be true that both machines are designed for different (main) purposes. The way the linked PFL tracks have to be listened to in SD833 in my opinion is a bug, that should be corrected soon.
  10. There is a gain mode and a fader mode in the SX-R4+. In gain mode up to 4 channels can be linked (assignable). No linking possible in fader mode (of the SX-R4+). When I listen to the prefade signal of any linked channel with the R4+, I can hear the signal in both ears, which gives me the opportunity to evaluate the sound.
  11. Yes, Naga, please do so, too. Yes, I have. And the support answered quite quickly. (Quote: “When toggling the PFL, you should hear CH1 (Mid) in the left ear and CH2 (Side) in the right. This is the expected behavior when you PFL into either linked channels.“) Uhm, no. And I even answered to this. (That the expected behavior of a PFL function would be to listen to one channel in both ears in order to evaluate the sound.) As Naga said before, if I monitor the non-MS, it is possible to listen to individual channels with both ears in PFL. I agree. This is a possible solution. Maybe one could even assign a “main trim“ or “lead trim“. Best regards, Jule
  12. Yeah, or I could take some rubber band and link the faders physically. But honestly, I'd prefer to hear from Sound Devices what their plan about this issue is.
  13. This is not possible with the 8series, because the gain ist fixed when linked. Or, at least, this is what I figured.
  14. Yes, I think the listening to one channel with both ears is the expected PFL behavior. May I ask you if you have managed to alter the width of your stereo recording? I didn't manage - and I had the idea that there is no concept for MS recording in the 833. There was one in the 7 series. In the 6 series, you had to alter the gain of the side channel (which felt like an auxiliary solution). Is there a possibility in the 8series? I did not see one. I have the impression of a misconstruction or at least this is a huge bug that needs to be fixed.
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