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    Location sound services for narrative, documentary and commercial shoots.

    IATSE 891 / ACFC West Sound Assistant permitee
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  1. I don’t really have a strong preference. At the end of the day it’s up to the director or producer and I’m happy to support that. I only really push for exposed lavs in live, or corporate scenarios.
  2. Oh for sure - I’m using my 633 right this moment! Also for doc I’ve been using the mix pre 6 to go even more lightweight. Im in no rush to upgrade, but when surveying the newer options for the work I do, the direction of the Nova seems more intuitive as it meets my ergonomic/power needs more than the 8 series mixers.
  3. I have a similar sentiment - if I was looking for a recorder that would sit on a cart all the time, the 888/8 series would be perfect. As someone who does a lot of bag work even the 833s power consumption is a bit inhibitive for me. It has a lot of great features over the 633, but moves more in the direction of a heavy/power hungry bag for documentary.
  4. I used them on a snowboard doc where the riders were going up and down the span of a snowboard park and we wanted to be recording all the time as I couldn’t keep up with them. There were cameras at the top and bottom of the hill so they were useful if a camera op wanted to do a quick interview and I wasn’t around, or to grab their reactions while launching off jumps. The PDRs are really small, with lithium’s they lasted about 5.5-6hrs on the mountain. We went from their output to SMQV’s and it worked well. If size is an issue the offerings from Zaxcom would be less bulky and a more efficient workflow. But if it’s for one off situations the PDRs were just fine.
  5. Thanks Jack. I’m using RG8X with a 10ft length on a mast off the cart or a 50ft length if remoting a RF Venue diversity fin. I saw on Facebook Glenn recommended not using active antennas with the Nova, so I would probably pair it with passive fins, and just use whips out the bag. Will look into RG 174, haven’t used that before.
  6. Please keep us posted on what you find Constantin. I have been holding off moving from my B preamp to C for this reason.
  7. Haha for sure. That sounds like an elegant solution having a short adapter cable, and changing BNC lengths on the antenna end when necessary.
  8. What is best practice for cabling antenna with the Nova? A SMA to BNC adaptor on the nova end? Or the antenna end?
  9. A good automix, and auto-mute would be good to have - so useful for commercials.
  10. Gotcha. I don’t have experience mixing brands with different latency. Is there a noticeable difference requiring input delay when mic placement, and distances vary between subjects?
  11. I’m curious are there any downsides to looping in other brands of wireless with the Nova? My market in Vancouver is pretty much 100% Lectrosonics so Im planning to do 4 lectro wires and 4 zax wires, allowing me to still have compatibility with other mixers and easy access to repair/back ups when necessary. Aside from fitting the lectros into the 35mhz spacing in the Nova, are there any other factors I should be considering/aware of when combining digital and analog/digital hybrid wireless?
  12. Cool. Going to check it out. As someone who’s worked as a utility on episodic (wiring almost anything that moves) it’s interesting to hear of a mixer handling all the wiring duties on a show.
  13. Ooo. Thats a nice size for a MS config. Cant say I get enough work to justify it but on the occassional doc that wants it - thats what Id want to have in the blimp!
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