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Rustic River

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    I produce doc films, wildlife videos, commercials and more.

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  1. All of my wireless kits are Sony branded and each unit covers channels 30-36 & 38-41 (566 to 608 & 614 to 638 MHz). Unlike other brands, Sony did not (at least to my knowledge) offer any kind of trade in program for TXs or RXs that were in the range that are no longer legal as of last year. Because of this, I'm currently stuck with three sets of UWP-D11 transmitters and receivers as well as one URX-P03D two cannel receiver and one UTX-P03 plug-on transmitter. That's $2,830 worth of useless wireless systems sitting in my office that have essentially no future. I'm frustrated about this and don't understand why there isn't a way that Sony or other companies could swap out the internal components in these systems to make them work under different frequencies. I wouldn't mind paying for it because that would likely be much cheaper than simply having to buy all new ones. What is everyone else doing to work around this? I know that in audio $2,830 isn't all that much, but I've already dropped so much into audio the past several years (around $20,000) that it's super frustrating that I have to spend even more.
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    Deity Connect.

    I wish another company would make wireless mics that can interact with Sony's electronic hot shoe mounts on their cameras the way the UWP-D11 systems do. If a company like Deity could pull that off, it would be extremely intriguing.
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    Advice on MKH 8040s and 8050s

    I'm sticking with the 8050/8040 mics because I am already set up with two 8060s and want to use the same mounts, capsules, accessories, etc.
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    Advice on MKH 8040s and 8050s

    Hey guys (and gals). I work solo for 90% of my work and have been shooting a lot of interviews (exteriors) with Sennheiser MKH 8060s mounted to boom poles which are sitting on stands. Both of my 8060s are equipped with MZF 8000 modules. I also use Sanken COS-11D lavs as backups sent wirelessly to my Sony UWP-D11 wireless kits. A lot of my interviews are two person interviews, so I've been using two booms and two lavs like this, one set for each person, and it's worked great. Lately I've been having to shoot a lot of my work indoors, so obviously I need to move away from the gun mics for most of those times due to room reflections. Because of this, I've recently added a matched set of MKH 8040s to my kit as well as one MKH 8050 for single person interviews. My thinking was that the wider cardioid pattern of the two 8040s would make my inside interviews more forgiving when/if the two people I'm interviewing move around while interacting with each other, thus keeping them from falling out of the mic too easily. I thought that the 8050 would also be great to have for when I'm just working with one person and can keep them positioned in one spot when shooting interviews for commercial work, thus allowing me to have more rejection than the 8040s and a little longer reach so I can go wider if necessary on my framing. I was wanting to post this here to see if this was a good move or not. I'm a professional shooter, but am not going to claim to be a pro audio guy, so I'm asking here to make sure that my thinking was ok. I want the highest quality possible for my projects, so I'm wanting to see if this was a good path. Thanks!