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About vale

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    i'm an italian sound mixer...
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  1. Hi, I just finished the first week of a long project shooting with 3 Venice. We're using both tc slates (Ambient) and Nano Lockits on each camera. DIT is the master TC, with his Master Lockit. I'm also slave with one of the new Lockit. We were reported by the dailies lab that all the clips are out of sync by 1-3 frames, not constantly. Each camera has a different behaviour. I checked with the guy and it ended up that all the 3 slates and my sound recorder are perfectly in sync, so the problem appears to be in the cameras. They're also using an encoder (I don't know exactly its function) which is also connected to timecode, I don't know if it can cause some issues. The DIT says it is normal that the Venice could have some drift. We still didn't figure out how to address the issue. Hope it helps.
  2. Kind of opposite question: I use a stereo G4 IEM transmitters with IEM receivers. Left channel for video village, right channels for internal use. I was thinking to add some EK receivers (not iem) for cameras or monitor recording. In that case, will I have both channels summed to mono in the receiver (so, useless for what I need) or e.g just left channel? I'm afraid it's the first one, but just checking. Thanks Valentino.
  3. Which carry bag did you choose? I'm deciding what to buy, if a hardcase or a soft bag.
  4. I had this same issue, a couple of times, and it turned out it was the focus puller system (I guess it was a CineTape that time).
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    So, what if we want to use stereo transmitters for the on-board receivers? (In that case, we could need more than 4 inputs just for that 2 receivers modules. So are still they internally cabled someway?)
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    Deva 24

    Hi Glenn, what could be also useful imho is that: when we use the rotating menu knob to change the trim value in the input page (or even other functions that need to insert a numeric value) then when we push the knob to confirm that value. But now, when we push the knob, it opens an other page where we should enter the value and then confirm. So it takes longer. At the end, I simply think that if we push the knob it has to act like an "enter" button and confirm the value we've selected rotating; if we want to open the window to insert a value manually, maybe we should use the touch screen pushing on that field. Hope I explained well. Hi Tony, you can't connect a mix8, only Oasis or Mix16 are supported. The touchscreen behaves well, it's smaller as you said but it works easily well. When you have all the 24 tracks active it is a little bit more difficult but anything that can't be managed. The GUI is very simple and intuitive, like the old Deva/Fusion one. If you used one of these old recorders you can use the Deva24 even almost without reading the manual. We had some crashes with the earlier firmware versions but now everything seems to work smoothly.
  7. It's possible that I am not writing well what I mean (my english is not too good). My MIX track peaks, at its higher, even at -3dBFS or rarely even at 0dBFS - I use a limiter only on my mix track. For the same reasons you described (editorial doesn't like to boost). So, my iso tracks are around 12dB lower. I.e. when the dialogue editor showed the session to me, he said he needed to rise up the gain 12dB to get what he consider the proper level. And he needed to gain up 12dB just on the quieter dialogues, but for normal dialogue he went just 5-6dB up, for screams sometimes the iso tracks were at the same levels if compared to the mix track.
  8. Editor and his assistant are happy with my levels (they're editing the show just using my MIX track). The problem came out on the dialogue editing side whe they start working with the iso tracks.
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    Deva 24

    If you mean the Autotrim function in the Nomad, at the moment the Deva24 does't have it.
  10. Indeed. I'm confident my gain structure is correct. In my case, they needed to rise up the gain of my iso tracks up to 12dB maximum (that is my max fader excursion on the channel strip to the Mix track), on the lower speech and just 5-6dB on normal dialog. They're happy with the Mix track level, that is actually taking all the dynamic scale up to 0dB. So I guess they simply don't want to rise up the gain on the tracks but having them already at the desired level.
  11. Hi all. I recently had a long discussion with the Post-Production Sound team for a Netflix series I mixed on set. They complained that my recording levels were too low. Just to introduce you to our situation here in Italy, I have to say that - it may seem strange to you - it's not common to work with iso tracks pre-fader and mix track post-fader. The most part of sound mixers (?) like to work acting on the faders for the iso tracks and let the machine do the mix (it could be a blind sum of all the tracks or using an automix feature). I don't know why but everything almost always went this route. This maybe brought editors and sound editors to be used to work on pretty high leveled tracks. I work with iso tracks pre-fader and use my faders for the MIX track (I like to do it mono) and always listen to the MIX. So, usually I try to record the MIX track using the full scale, peaking even at -3dB or 0, having the iso tracks to be around 10-12dB lower. I'm just curious to know which is your practice and how do you set your recorded track levels. Thanks, Vale.
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    Deva 24

    That's absolutely true, I can confirm. I used my DEVA/MIX16 combo on a 20 weeks Netflix series and a 8 weeks film shooting without any major issues, but with an overall better quality vs my old Fusion setup.
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    Deva 24

    Working with a DEVA24-MIX16 setup since March. Many things and bugs were solved during these months and some features added, sometimes also listening to the users feedback. I'm enjoying the machine a lot. Anyway, it is still in development: very recently they started to install the Zaxnet antenna board and updated the firmware to have full RX12 compatibility on the Deva screen; at the moment it seems to me there's not any news about ipad implementation; Iso Attenuation (Neverclip) on iso and mix tracks is still not working and so is Mix Assist. And yes, most of the feedbacks/updates are in a Facebook Group. At the very beginning, I tried to open a Dropbox Paper page where any users could write his bugs report or features request but it's a little bit abandoned in the last weeks. Anyway, this is the link, if you want to have a look on what's happened from the beginning: https://paper.dropbox.com/doc/DEVA24MIX16-v2.75-SvWNK02g7QuSFFnTZ5Vlq If you have other questions feel free to ask. Vale.
  14. Exactly. The side part, the one where I mounted all the rack things is 495mm, the rack is screwed directly into the profiles, so I don't have to add the rack strips width. The width in the direction of moving is just 42cm and I'm able to go through almost every door. Below two pictures of both that narrower sides.
  15. 30x30mm in my case for the main frame. Then I also used some 20x20mm for the internal frames of the upper part (if you zoom in the pictures, you can see they're smaller).
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