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  1. I guess we will be seeing a few more dot releases on both recorders and apps before production stability is achieved.
  2. A warning. If you by mistake initiate one to many Undo/Delete recording from iOS Wingman than what's on the SD card - two recording but you do initiate a Undo three times - the MixPre6 locks up hard and does not even respond to the logical power off switch. Forcing me to pull the power to get it to reboot.
  3. Those three posts are the Gold Mount posts do you can slide the battery onto a fixed Gould Mount plate on a camera for example. If you never intend to use the mounts and they can be removed, there should not be any problem at all.
  4. I believe that Paul Isaacs said that the 8xx has the hardware to support 32-float recordings if they choose to update the firmware with that feature.
  5. It’s far better to have the internal electronics transfer its generated heat to the case then keeping the case cold while letting the heat build up internally.
  6. The MixPre 3 & 6 II both suffered from external TC problems which was sorted in 4.0.1 firmware. Perhaps this is related to that as well.
  7. If you ever get a day or night off set, it would be very interesting to see if your F8 can manage to record all channels in 24-bit at 192KHz. Perhaps to a couple of ordinary SDHC/SDXC cards.
  8. To be able to set the STEREO OUT MODE you need to be in Advanced under System / Mode Then choose LTC or Audio.
  9. 8 tracks of 48/24 is 9Mbit/s and not 9MB/s but I guess you meant that. And to SDs defence the mixpre 6 first gen managed that bitrate. But it do not manage 8 tracks at 192/24 which equals 37Mbit/s. Anyway. I feel a bit curious and intrigued about the 32-bit float due to its forgiving qualities.
  10. Yes the dual bit-recording feature is really nice. I'm really hoping that Sound Devices can manage to solve the memory buffer errors. If Zoom can manage this - Sound Devices should do to.
  11. I believe zaxcom used two inputs and simply compared them to each other, picking the best one. Sound Devices uses “at least” two analog input stages where each analog input is converted into digital data. SDs implementation in the MixPre II is using three separate analog inputs, turn them into digital domain and can then sum two of them and discarding one it a corrupt data stream is found. This little Tentacle is really nice and I like their simple path to a quite powerful product. I can even see a niche market for a dual channel version as well.
  12. No risk of bouncing the RF around inside of the metal chassi and getting the signal further out from a crowded bag with many other RF receivers/emitters.
  13. Isn't this one heck of a small wonder. 😀
  14. Yes, that's one way to see it. But there is a small difference. Zoom lists 126 different SD cards 32GB or larger from 13-14 different manufacturers as compatible with F8/F8n. Sound devices lists one single 32GB card which is their own. I find this a bit skewed and discomforting. Have Zoom found a way to write 10 channels of 24bit 192KHz BWF which Sound Devices have not? Are Zoom simply listing what ever card they found as compatible without testing them? Could it be as simple as a firmware tweak to make sure the buffer errors do not occur? I was just hoping that we MixPre recordists would be given them same range of choices as the Zoom users. So if SD during development actually have tested a lot of cards which do work at highest bitrates and all channels I believe it would be very comforting for a lot of us to know which card we can trust because SD confirms they do work in their equipment!
  15. Thank you for asking Paul. While I read up of the posts, Neils managed to reply before me. The link to Tapers is a good one. It is a wide mix of Sandisk, Toshiba, Lexar, Kingston, Samsung and others with very decent specs that do not work with the confident needed. The UK based Integral is one of few that actually seems to work. Some cards manages a few hours before failing. Others fail with buffer error within minutes or only manage to record less then specified number of channels. It is an expensive and tedious way for us recordists buying and testing cards on our own, trying to find out which do nail a set or field recording with 100 percent confidence. Should work, could work or do work but with poorer quality or less channels are not a chance one should have to take. If there’s chance for this to be looked at - many of us would be beyond thankful and bow deep of appreciation. Regards.
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