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  1. Total rabbit-hole...my accountant is going to curse you
  2. You are right... Inside the tube would be more compact. When I first thought of a cup holder rig, I did envision something inside the tube... When I tried to implement that, I needed a much larger piece of pvc pipe (3"), and that created some problems with usability in different car setups. However, I've never heard of that Floater! Too bad it is discontinued...
  3. Hello all - for some time, I've been trying to get a quick setup car rig working and sounding right, for those times when I want to use my MKH50 or 8040 for car dialogue (either standalone or to supplement lavs in the visors). The lavs in visors work fine enough, although I'm not fussy on the sound reflecting back from the glass. And we all know that the challenge of putting a mic lower in the car is battling more road noise and bumps. Clamps or suction cups, for me anyways, are always a bit hit or miss...they may be in the way of a camera in the passenger seat, or they transmit road vibrations too much for my liking. So I've build a dual shockmount system that fits into most cup holders. I found that a single shockmount for the mic wasn't enough to eliminate road rumble, so I build something out of spare mounting parts I've accumulated over the years (a rycote mount) to hold the mini post. A SmallRig ball rig allows for 360 adjustment for mic direction. In the pics you are looking at a Sennheiser 8040 (with filter module) rycote baseball, and a self built mic shockmount using various strength lyres. The PVC piping is 2", and is got a $5 neoprene bottle holder to make the fit snug into cupholders but soft enough to not add rattle My rig is for those car scenes shot without the car being towed (ie engine on, talent actually driving). This happens on lower budget shoots and docs all the time. Still a work in progress, so thoughts and suggestions are welcome!
  4. After calling Lectrosonics, that is exactly what they advised and you are right, that fixed the problem.
  5. Hello all! I have a newly acquired Lectro HMa, to go along with my older HM. I immediately noticed a difference in the input gain levels...the max on the HMa is 55, and even set to max it is relatively lower than the older HM. This is occasionally a problem with some of my mics that don't run as hot as the others, and in whispered dialogue. Has anyone else noticed this, or do I need to send it in for a checkup? (it has the latest firmmare version installed btw) Thanks!
  6. I don't think you can go wrong picking up some used G3s or Sonys...they give flex and utility in your kit (hops, director monitor etc). As you are just starting, I'm curious as to what shotgun mics you have and what you are recording with. I am in the buy-once camp also...it is sometimes hard to square that circle when you don't have the steady income yet though as a starter. I like things that hold utility even if they aren't what I'll be relying on a year later. With that in mind, used Lectros have amazing value...UM400s, UCR211, UCR411...alot of these used on the market at great prices as the pros buy more of the SMs and SRs. You won't be compromising on sound quality at all, just a bit on the conveniences.
  7. So, I guess this has been circulating. Apparently, you can get paid sooner if you forfeit about 2% of the invoice (that's the 'financing tool'). Wow. Just wow.
  8. Hi - recently put together a couple of SNA600 antennas feeding an Audio Wireless DADM226. I'm currently connecting them using Lectro 50 ohm cables (25'). For bag organization, I'd like to attach the cables to DADM229 with right angle bnc adaptors. Anything I should be aware of or careful of when introducing extra connectors and adaptors into the chain? I don't want degredation in quality. Thanks!
  9. Interesting re Great Canadian Baking Show...in the tent, I can understand what the range of challenges may be, but the interview singles are really odd. At first I thought it was a post issue, but upon listening to it again I wonder what boom mic was used for those pieces. Year after year, I am gobsmacked by the audio quality on the The Great British Bake-off, some of the best audio work of all the reality shows that I watch...I always figured that if I were to spend $ on a purely educational trip, I'd want to watch whoever does the GBBO.
  10. Unless you are stationed far away, I can't imagine you'll have dropout problems with lectro transmitters here...I use the FreqFinder app to avoid intermod problems, and spread over two blocks you won't have problems. Regardless, you can't go wrong with wired if they aren't up and down. Your dual 633 plan will work, and Dugan will definitely help. But to simplify, I would plan for all 6 on one 633 using wireless, but have the other 633 as backup in case you do have wireless problems.
  11. If the antenna is actually touching the skin, you can lose much of your range. I put 1/2 of an ursa foamie around the end of the antenna to keep it away from the skin.
  12. Audio Services Corporation (Canada) is taking orders for the custom MZF, yay!
  13. That article was an amazing read, thanks very much
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