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  1. The XLR cable do you mean, or something with the mic internally? Are you referring the microphone itself, or the XLR cable? If it's moisture (to pick up on jozzafunk's point) can that be remedied simply by keeping the mic in a dry location long enough to dry off? I was filming/camping outdoors for a week recently so this is a definite possibility
  2. Thanks Jim. Any thoughts on what else could be at play?
  3. Hi guys I've had a strange problem with my NTG-3 for the past few days that has thus far gone away but not sure if it'll come back. I was on a shoot a few days ago and as soon as I put my headphones on I could tell the sound was way off. There was a fair bit of noise for one, almost like I had it plugged into a super crappy pre-amp and had cranked the recording volume too high. There was also some crackling and even points where the volume/recording level would temporarily become low and then bump back up, kind of like when a wireless transmitter is out of range or on a bad frequency. I unplugged everything, tried it out on my Zoom H5 (worked no problem) and then plugged everything back into my C100 and for now it seems to be ok. Has anyone had a problem like this before at all? The only thing I know of that has changed is my deadcat/windshield. I was filming a little too close to a camp fire a week ago and the material melted slightly, resulting in some slightly tough/burnt areas vs. hairlike texture. Could that be somehow causing these issues? Thanks Sean
  4. Thanks Rick! I wasn't aware Trew also do repairs.
  5. Interesting! I've seen Sherman's March but didn't realize that's how he worked. I don't think I could pull that off too well with my C100 tbh, but a DSLR + gimbal setup might work well here. Zacuto or some other such company recently came out with a Super 16 style viewfinder attachment for the Sony A7/AR cameras. That might be a nice combo.
  6. Hey guys So my TR-50 appears to be crapping out on me. Pretty sure its an intermittent connector issue. I'd like to get it repaired and curious if anyone has recommendations? I'm based in Toronto, so any local recommendations would be excellent. I've also come across a few online repair services - does anyone have experiences with these companies? Would you recommend any in particular? Thanks, Sean
  7. Thanks for that feedback Philip, all very fair points. Re: the directional advice, would a stereo mic or a mic with a wider pick-up pattern help me out somewhat?
  8. Hi everyone I'm in the midst of some filming for a documentary project and I'm hoping for some recommendations regarding indoor run-and-gun recording. For my main shotgun microphone I'm using the RODE NTG-3, which is excellent for outdoor shooting or in rooms with minimal reflective/echo'y surfaces. The problem is I'm finding myself in environments where it sounds quite echo'y and/or shallow, where I need to follow the action of one or more people. I do have my main subject mic'ed up with a TRAM TR-50, but the main subject is at times not close enough to another subject to capture their dialogue at an appropriate level. It's a documentary so I don't expect the audio to be flawless, but it would be great to get a little more even recording between subjects than I'm achieving at the moment. I'm a one man band using a Canon C100, so introducing a sound mixer, etc. is out of the question. I've got two XLR inputs, so in addition to my TRAM, it would be great to find out if another shotgun mic will meet my indoor needs better than my NTG-3. Thanks guys! Sean
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