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  1. Thanks! I'll know more in a few days.
  2. Thanks, I'll give them a call once I get the tape out of storage.
  3. I've got an 8 track master from an Otari machine, almost certain it's 1". It was for a multi-image show and has priceless (maybe not...) recordings of famous Southern musicians, like Piano Red, some recorded in our studio. Anyone have any suggestions of where I could get this tape transferred to a digital file? Thanks.
  4. I started my career in 1975 with a company that owned a Bolex Pro - an amazing camera for its time. Worked flawlessly except once on the top of the John Hancock tower in Boston when the radio and tv antennas created some electronic madness in the camera. And a bit heavy, especially the over the shoulder battery; but it made terrific pictures and was relatively quiet. Also a beautiful thing to look at, as Aatons were later.
  5. I used the Panasonic stereo mics on my P2 cameras for years and found them excellent - for ambient sound. Dialogue was recorded by my audio guy, but in mix, the stereo tracks gave great options for texture, and on a run and gun doc in difficult locations, he had enough to deal with to get clean voice tracks, and the camera mic a painless way to get stereo ambience, necessary as the deliverables for Discovery were 5.1. I'm looking for a comparable solution for my F55, and the only good option appears to be the Sanken CMS 50. If I'd known how much I'd have to spend, I would never have included the Panasonic mic with the camera when I sold it, as the buyer probably didn't care. Definitely not a mic for dialogue.
  6. I've spent a good bit of time in the Amazon rainforests (and boy, does it rain). 416 always worked. Better than I did.
  7. Make sure you have plenty of paperwork, in duplicates - they will want to know the value of what you're bringing - be creative. A good fixer can help you in customs. Note - Kenya has a list of approved fixers they allow, and they are very expensive. If you have any gear sent in (strongly recommend against this unless absolutely necessary, the airport is a zoo) make sure it is documented as "rental" not purchase as the duties are very high. Customs guys there google gear prices to make sure you're not putting one over on them. On your gear, make sure they know its very used... Other than terrible traffic in Nairobi, Kenya, it's a great place.
  8. The Eagle Eye is nice because it has a removable rechargeable battery that lasts four hours and USB external power as well. The Hollyland deal is pretty nice - I don't know how many devices it will link to, but the biggest difference to me between it and the Eagle Eye & CineEye is size; the latter two are very small. Although I'm a DP, I find the video tools pretty useless and they can be removed easily .I prefer the iPad for monitor as the image is great, client friendly, and audio easily monitored, all without the receiver/battery/calibrated monitor required by TerraDeck. Nice to have so many new options, all with less and less latency.
  9. I believe the difference is that Cineeye has an internal battery only, and the Eagle Eye a removable one. Both feed up to four devices.
  10. I’m no expert on how Terradeck works, except it works well - someone usually sets it up, not me. Eagle Eye has its own WiFi network with a selection of channels to use. The advantage is that on smaller jobs you don’t need the Terradeck receiver, power, and powered monitor, and the iPad image is excellent and they usually run all day. I haven’t tested the latency, so can’t comment. Not much to lose on a small well made unit for $150.
  11. PFY Eagle Eye, compact, well made HDMI to iPad/iPhone, removable battery or USB charge/power, 300' range, nice image, easy to use. German co., but probably made in China. $149, hard to beat.
  12. Pelican Air cases do appear less sturdy, but I've shipped them maxed out with gear to several third world destinations and never had a problem - they're made from some new material that has flex but doesn't break. Pelican also has a partition system for them that helps make the most out of the space. I've got two of the Airs that are exactly the max allowed size for baggage which is handy, and I switch to run bags once unpacked. I've got a bad back and always look for anything lighter.
  13. If they can afford ADR to fix production recording, then why can't they pay for a boom op? Have they priced ADR?
  14. I must have gone to the wrong tab - I could have sworn this was an audio forum. As a DP and camera owner (no Reds now or ever), I concur that digital cinema cameras are not simply designed for recording audio - which is often integrated almost as an afterthought. In fact early digital cameras weren't great on time code either. I'm impressed with the knowledge most audio guys bring to shoots as I guess understanding the various models is a fact of life now. Note that Mr. Jannard came with a background in sunglasses, not film, which is probably why his designs excelled at sensor design but were (and maybe are) among the least user friendly and reliable cameras around. For contrast look at the stories around this week about Arri, a brand now 100 years old. Not to pile on Reds anymore, but my old Auricon conversion recorded better sound. And if you got the mic far enough away, you could even avoid hearing the camera occasionally... and it never needed rebooting.
  15. Had a BlackMagic recorder with mini BNCs and they malfunctioned or broke regularly. Not the kind of connector that belongs on a camera. I've got a Mozegear TIG28 which works great except for the lack of display. As a camera owner, I don't want more cables. The single Hirose on the Sony cameras are often used for start stop buttons on handgrips, making them unavailable for ext power. Just picked up the Betso TCX 2, which ticks all the boxes - nice display, one cable, long battery life and a simple AA batt which I have plenty of already. Looked at the UltraSync, which looked fine until I saw the Betso next to it - looks like UltraSync missed the teeny TC memo.
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