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  1. OnTheSoundSideOfLife

    Schoeps MiniCMIT or DPA 4017b

    To the MiniCmit users: Do you guys miss the filters (I never used the Cmit5U)? I have a Pianissimo and I feel like the DPA 4017B would be more flexible. I can just unscrew the Osix, attache the swivel and use it indoors without a problem. Plus I could probably unscrew the capsule and switch to 4018B with the same Osix. I prefer the sound of the Mini, but the current suspensions don't seem ideal for indoor use (someone using the Rycote Invision Lite Boom?).
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    Wisycom MPR52 with G3/G4 experiences?

    Still interesting to read, thanks!
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    Wisycom MPR52 with G3/G4 experiences?

    (Un)fortunately I'm going for Audio Ltd. now, so I stopped investigating on this topic, but I would guess that upgrading the RX would be the better path.
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    Comparison of different transmitters

    I think Constantin is talking about digital noise/artifacts (similiar sounding to those of lossy mp3 files), not the general noise floor. But it's so subtle, that you can barely hear it in the raw files. If you heavily compress them, it starts to become more audible. At least I think that's what he is talking about.
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    Comparison of different transmitters

    Based on what you said in the previous thread, two files should be noisier than the other two, because they are full digital. Listening to the ambience only and watching the spectrum in Pro-Q, to me file "4017-1" is Lectro (least noise out of the three systems), file "4017-2" is cable (no noise), file "4017-3" has the most noise and a cut off at 16k, so Zaxcom is my bet. File "4017-4" has slightly less noise than Zaxcom and it has slightly more emphasis on lows und highs, while Zaxcom generaly is more mid heavy, so Audio Ltd is my bet. While I can hear the differences in noise, to me the sonic characteristics stick out more than the noise that would be buried in ambience tracks anyways. I guess it becomes more of a problem once you start to compress the dialogue tracks in post (which I never do btw, I always try multiband compress/tame the parts that are too dynamic and gain automate the parts that are too quiet, but I never throw a single band compressor on the whole dialogue track). But again I don't mix TV shows, and I guess there are certain standards, lack of time etc. that force people to do it. I think the problem gets more obvious on crappy playback systems that have an emphasis on that problematic frequency area.
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    Tentacle Sync Workflow

    Tentacle offers a Timecode Tool for Windows that translates Audio TC into proper Metadata, which then is syncable within pretty much any Software. Never tried this myself though. http://tentaclesync.com/timecode-tool
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    URSA mini mount

    I only compared it with the DPA Concealer, so no clue about the RM-11. Ursa has round edges, less mass and isolates slightly better overall, but it's not a magic noise killer. Here is a quick comparison with a regular t-shirt: Dpa_Concealer.wav Mini_Ursa.wav
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    I think you can buy the new swivel and switch it with the old one. Works for both Osix and E-Osix, but not Piano and Pianissimo I suppose. http://www.cinela.fr/catalog.php?pid=99
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    Sorry for your disappointment, thats just what I got told. Based on EU prices (415€ for Osix+Leo ex. VAT) 450€ is pretty much "around". Depending on the type of work you do and the mics you use, Pianissimo might be the better choice. Cosi is for people who want a Cinela windshield/suspension for their MiniCmit or 4018c, something that wasn't available for indoor use by Cinela so far. It's for people who don't want to spend money on Pianssimo AND Osix+Leo, but still want the keyfeatures of Cinela products (great suspension, transparent sound, light weight) for in and outdoor use with a compromise. For me, someone who already owns a Pianissimo, buying Osix+Leo makes more sense. Overall I would say having both Pianissimo and Osix is the best solution you can get, but Cosi is a great compromise for less money.
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    Update from IBC: Price will be below Pianissimo, and something around the price of Leo+Osix. I'm sure Philippe will tell us soon. Cosi will only be available with fur, there will be no fabric-only version like used in the Pianissimo range. None of that information is guaranteed tho.
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    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    Thanks Moe! Daniel already asked it, but have you been in a situation where the app came in handy to change the gain settings "during" a take. If so, how did that go and how is the bluetooth range.
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    Will it be possbile to choose the thin fabric that is used on the pianissimo and leo range, instead of the fur (like you showed at IBC 2017)? I know the concept is to be able to switch between indoor and outdoor very fast and without change. But since I already own a pianissimo that I use outdoors, I would rather like to buy something that is dedicated for indoor use only and choose the fabric over the fur for even more transparent sound.
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    Wisycom MPR52 with G3/G4 experiences?

    I've seen this bundle with the MPR52 and two Sennheiser G4 Transmitters. Does anyone have experiences with this combo? I've read an old thread about the MCR42M having different expander modes, one for the Evolution Series. How much of an upgrade is this Receiver (range, sound quality, reliability)? I actually want to go for Zaxcom or Audio Ltd. in the future, but maybe this would be a nice upgrade for my G3's in the meantime. SoundSide
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    stingray junior and k-tek waist harness

    Ilari how does your back feel with the waist belt compared to a regular over shoulder belt?
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    Syncing Audio und Video via Metadata TC in Premiere Pro (Tentacle)

    Thanks David! Thats perfect, short and straight to the point. Unfortunately it confirms, that you cannot batch sync all video and sound files at once..