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  1. @ constantin If they couldn't be synced to other devices what sense would make the inbiult timecode generator? As far as Ulli from Tentacle mentioned bluetooth is not ideal for time critical applications and that it's reccomended to jam the units via cable. For monitoring purposes bluetooth is okay because they refresh the signal only once a second. Maybe they can't jam other devices so the classical Sync E is used on devices that usually have no timecode option. But it seems we have to wait and see... Greetings
  2. I have also a coupe of concealers but my favorite mounting option is to cut an ursa foamie in half and attach it with a sticky. Works perfect on a variety of mounting places. Because of the protection of the foam I never get any clothing rustle. They are available in two colors (black and white) and two sizes (foamies and mini foamies). I use the regular ones. Just prepare them in advance and you can rig them quick and easy. Here's a short demo... Greetings
  3. @ daniel It should work. If they can be synced (probably via the mic input) they should also be able jam other units. But you're right. In their demo videos it's not really clear because they don't show how they get synched and they use normal tentacles for the camera. But even if they just can be jammed, it wouldn't be a dealbreaker, because you can simply use a the TC of the camera or field recorder, or jam a normal tentacle on them. On the Gotham Sounds YouTube channel they have had a nice demo video of the normal E units that shows the saftey features of the bluetooth technology. So it alerts you when one unit is out of jam, you set the wrong framerate, or the input connector is not connected. Greetings
  4. Here is a first impression video from the ibc. Nothing really new to know, but at least a quick look at the app where the levels can be checked and also set via the app. Greetings
  5. It was just an idea, because mine sounded on the tascam as crappy as yours. Greetings
  6. What kind of connector do you use? I had ordered a dpa 4060 with a fixed 3.5mm jack some time ago and it didn't work with the 3,5mm jack on the Tascam DR-10CS (Sennheiser Version). Strangely enough it worked perfectly fine on other Recorders with 3,5mm jack, like a Zoom H1 for example. Kortwich told me that the DPAs don't work properly with the Tascam recorder and have to be modified. But the better solution would be to pick up a Sanken cos-11 and so I did, because I wanted to use the Tascam Recorders. Some manufacturers seem to make strange wireings on some of their connectors. Greetings
  7. @Elusive Sounds Yes, that's what I was also aking myself. In my optinion a direct mic/line output would have made more sense. Who's going to monitor with headphones when the unit is on the talent Greetings
  8. I guess the timecode will be already in the file (probably a braodcast wav file). It's a timecode box with recording capabilities. I just get the infos from an e-mail from Tentacle Sync. On the ibc they will present it and hopefully you get more infos on the devices. Greetings PS: Heres the original e-mail message: Finally it’s here! After months of hard work, we are proud to present you our new product: The Track E. Come visit us at IBC 2019 (Hall 8 / booth B03) for a first introduction of our super mobile audio recorder.The Track E with synchronization over bluetooth and 32 bit floating point technology is the newest addition to our Tentacle Sync family. It is nearly as small as the Sync E, so it can easily fit in your pocket for recording on the go. This allows mobile operation for example as a recorder for a clip-on microphone eliminating the need for a radio-link. It offers synchronization over bluetooth based on our well established Tentacle Sync technology. After an initial syncing process the Track E devices run independently with less drift than one frame within 24 hours. This means that the Track E will work in environments where regular wireless transmitter fail. Controllable through an app for iOS or Android, it seamless integrates with other Sync E and Track E devices. But the Track E does not necessarily need a Sync E device to operate – it can easily function as a stand-alone device. As soon as the device is turned on, it will be recognized by your Tentacle Sync setup app and can be configured wirelessly. The Track E uses 32 bit floating point technology for recording the audio for a significantly enhanced dynamic range. This means that the gain of the recorded audio doesn’t matter. Audio that was recorded too quiet, can be raised in volume to the desired volume without raising the noise floor. 32 bit floating point also means that no digital clipping will occur, making the Track E a versatile set-&-forget-device that will always deliver high quality audio. You can treat audio in a similar way as photographers use the RAW camera photo format – all details can be adjusted in post production, significantly reducing the preparation time before you start shooting. We designed the device specifically with YouTubers, documentary or wedding filmmakers in mind, but even if your are working on a large-scale production you can benefit from the Track E as a no-frills backup device. The Track E uses a changeable SD card for recording the audio. An input limiter and a high-pass filter guarantee for pristine recording quality. A screwable mini jack connector offers maximum security for connecting microphones. The Track E features adjustable plugin power for supporting a wide range of microphones. A free license of Tentacle Sync Studio is included with every Track E purchase. The Track E will be available in Q1 2020. In addition to the regular Track E, there is going to be a bundled version with a cost effective lavalier microphone as well.We hope you will like it as much as we do. Looking forward to meet you at the IBC in Amsterdam...All the best from Cologne, Max, Ulrich and the Tentacles!
  9. Tentacle Sync annouced their new Mini Recorder Track E, that will be available in the first quarter of 2020. It has lockable microphone input, with an input liniter an highpass filter, adjustable plugin power to support a wide variety of lavs and records to miniSD cards in 32bit floating point (set and forget). It has a headphone output and can be connected via bluetooth to the app. It is a stand alone device that doesn't need a sync E device to operate. Prices are not announced jet. Greetings
  10. On the Facebook site Helmut Wittek mentioned they will be 849U$ in the states an there are already some cinella mounts for the CMC1 available. Greetings
  11. Wow, some really nice microphone amps from Schoeps: More Infos on the Schoeps Website: https://schoeps.de/en/products/colette/microphone-amplifiers/cmc-1.html Greetings
  12. There is only one thing that Zoom seems to solve smarter. They claim that the Zoom F6 is able to record 24 and 32 bit simmultaneously. So you would be able to give your client a 24bit recording, if he prefers that for his workflow. Greetings
  13. Thanks! It's good to know how to open them and what kind of battery is inside. Even if the guys from TentacleSync are located 30 miles from my hometown. So to get the repalcement battery kit would be easy for me anyways Greetings
  14. Basically the concept of 32 bit folating point is that you capture the whole dynamic range you have before the ADC (like 142dB) by mapping the maximum gain to 0dBFS and to put it into a much larger digital container (with 1542dB of dynamic range) after the ADC. So afterwards (on the digital side) you have a lot of freedom to push and pull the signal without adding noise or clipping. Greetings
  15. I use 4 of the first generation Tentacles, because I got a really good offer when the new ones where already launched. I didn't mind to not be able to monitor them via bluetooth, because they work quite fine. But the scratch mikes of the first generation units are crappy. I think it was the first Kickstarter project that made timecode afordable for indie filmmakers and really small. After that the other brands also launched more affordable and small units. If I want to upgrade one day I think I will also go for devices with genlock and LTC. Actually I have no real need for that. Greetings
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