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Tony Burns

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    Software engineer and budding filmmaker

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  1. Tony Burns

    Sound Guys Tablet Mount

    Got mine from Gotham: https://www.gothamsound.com/product/tm1-tablet-mount
  2. Tony Burns

    Sound Guys Tablet Mount

    Hi everyone, I just got this in and thought I'd share just in case anyone was looking for something like this for their bag. Recently I've started using my iPad Mini for Wingman and I was looking around for something to mount it to my bag. This seemed to be the only ready-made thing out there that I could find, and it works pretty well so far! A few nitpicks on it, none of them dealbreakers to me. I wish it would've come with some velcro strips included. Wasn't a problem for me because I already had a big roll, but I would've been sad otherwise (not a very big deal at all though). Since it's plastic I could see there being longevity issues with it, I probably would've gladly paid a few more bucks for an aluminum version. I do feel like I'm going to need to baby it a little bit for transport, and I can't leave it mounted in the bag. All-in-all a pretty good solution for someone like me who doesn't ever work out of a cart!
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    Rechargeable battery management on location

    I use the Storacell caddies for my AA/AAAs. Positive ends going into the notch like below mean they're charged, upside down is used. Aaaand now I will be getting a Pelican 1060 as well
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    Your first sound setup or kit ever

    Still on my first kit but about to do my first major upgrade (thanks to Dave Fisk for getting me set up with a good chunk of this!): Zoom F4 Zoom H5 Rode NTG3 and Rode Blimp Rode Stereo VideoMic X Audix SCX1-HC 2x Rode FilmMaker 2x Tram TR50 DPA 4060 Stereo Pair K-Tek KE79CC Senal SMH-1000 Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro Orca OR-28 I originally got this kit set up for solo filmmaking purposes, but I've discovered a huge interest in field recording out of that and I'm about to invest in an upgrade oriented towards that: SD MixPre-6 Sony PCM-D100 MKH 30/MKH 8040 M-S in a Rycote Stereo Cyclone Ambient QXS 550 cabled for stereo MKH 8050 MKH 8060 Barcus Berry Planar Wave 4000 I'm looking forward to hopefully participating here not so much as a solo filmmaker but as someone more dedicated to the field of sound soon!
  5. Tony Burns

    Tripod for Ambience gathering

    I'll second this! There's a lot you can do with one of these stands for a compact ambience recording setup. Here's how I have it set up with my F4 and DPA 4060s: Obviously use whatever you need to mount your mic; the 5001B stand has a 3/8" male-threaded stud at the top for mounting. The way I have my recorder mounted here is with a Cinevate Universal Accessory Mount screwed into the 1/4" hole on the F4 and attached to the stand with a Manfrotto Nano Clamp (there's certainly cheaper versions of all of these things to be had from Impact, etc.) I have the DPA 4060s mounted on a couple of 12" video rods that are connected together and then mounted in a rod clamp to the shock mount. A rod clamp on each end has one of the DPA sticky mounts on it for each mic. Still trying to find a nicer way to manage the cables from these! Overall it's a nicely compact setup that I can easily break down to fit in a backpack or even a shoulder bag.
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    COS-11D extremely attenuated

    Hello all, I just received my COS-11D (of the Sennheiser TRS variety) today and to my dismay, the signal seems to be extremely attenuated in all manners of connecting it to my recorder/camera. I've tried the following so far, and all of them result in a signal that's peaking around -32Db, even with the gain on the recorder or camera turned all the way up (Zoom H5 or Canon C100): RodeLink Filmmaker with the extra +20Db gain on the transmitter turned on Senal PS-48B-35H Phantom Power Supply plugged directly into either an XLR input on the recorder or the camera with +48V phantom power turned on I'm sure that I've missed something silly or done something idiotic, but I'm at a loss right now as to what.
  7. Hi everyone! First time posting here, thank you everyone for all the knowledge that's been shared here. It's been a great help to me as an audio newbie trying to build out my kit for filmmaking. One thing that I haven't been able to find much information on though is alternative microphones for the RodeLink Filmmaker. It seems to be widely accepted in the ballpark budget I'm looking at that the Tram TR50, Sanken COS-11d, or OST 801/802 are good lavalier mics to look at, and I currently have a TR50 with the XLR connector, which I know can't be used with the RodeLink unless I was using the Newsshooter. I'm looking to potentially get two RodeLinks to start out, with a pair of the Sennheiser MZA 900 adapters to quickly switch the mics to cables once my interviewees sit down and as a backup in general. I know the TRS connectors on the TR50, COS-11d, and OST 801/802 variants that are made for Sennheiser's locking connector are probably physically compatible, my readings here suggest to me that compatibility is more nuanced than just being able to plug the mic in. Has anyone here used the TRS variants of the TR50, COS-11d, or OST 801/802 on the RodeLink, or have other suggestions for mic upgrades? Perhaps I'm way off base here too and the lav included with the RodeLink is perfectly fine. The other option I'm looking at is to just get two sets of Sennheiser G3s with ME2 mics instead and wait to upgrade the mics in the future. Thanks!