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  1. The MKH8060 was the first shotgun I got, about a year ago. I was also tempted to get cheaper options for a shotgun, but I'm quite happy I've decided not to go with the cheaper options around. Hard to say if it's worth the extra money, because that's a personal decision. I went for an established and proven mic. After having seen an example of two documentary filmmakers on an aircraft carrier who gets clean recordings without interference from the huge radar on board, I was quite impressed. There are many properties you won't find on any spec-sheet. I'm also shure that in the future I will get other shotguns, just to have options, as different mics have different properties. I've also used it for Documentary work on camera. At that time I've only had an Rycote Super Shield Small blimp as wind protection wich was a quite bukly setup, as I had to get in and out a car. After that experience I've bought a Rycote Super Softie for that kind of situations. For documentary work an M/S mic on camera seems very tempting to me, but that's nothing I will get soon. At the end of the day a camera mic is always a compromise. Greetings
  2. There are also a lot of Youtube Channels from manifacturers that has usefull informations. A good example is URSA Straps with a nice 'behind the scenes' series on location sound mixers and their work: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSisEDfDKQc2s6sGZsQyMTQ Greetings
  3. I've found an intresting comparison of super and hyper cardioid mics from Schoeps, Gefell, Neumann and AKG. Not super scientific but nevertheless you can hear some differences. Owning the M310 from Gefell I always wondered how much different a Schoeps CK41 would sound. Now at least I have an impression 🙂 The Schoeps seems to have a tighter pattern and less ambience than the gefell and the Neumann has hyped or sharper highs, at least to my ears. Although the noise floor of the AKG generally is a little higher I quite like the sound of it. The outside test is made just to test how prone the mics are to wind noise. Greetings
  4. Did you add the Cut 60? To me it's cheap but maybe I'm wrong...
  5. For me it's not so much the colour (although I like it) but the price of the offer. Under 1700,-€ for the combo is quite attractive. Greetings
  6. Yes, this is a nice one Unfortunately I won't make it to get one of these. Hopefully there will be some similar offerings in the future.
  7. I think that you can generally critizize our economical system, or the globalization, but this topic is more a political and social topic and I'm not sure if a forum like this is the right place to discuss that. Things where not built to last anymore and you replace cheap gear instead of repairing it. You have no customer service. And when you don't produce large quantities and you don't produce in a country where the loans are low it's obvious that the prices has to be higher. So everything has it's ups and downsides. I come from a photography background and I remember times when it costs at least 500 bugs to sync a flash unit wirelessly to a camera. Then came some cheap chinese clones (bad in quality and reliability) but after a couple of years the knockoffs get better and better. Today they are as good as the originals and you can sync your flashes for about 50 bugs to your camera. Similar to what happens to timecode-boxes in the last years. Until tentacle sync (even if this are germans) came along timecode boxes where bulky and expensive. Nowadays even the established brands have cheaper and smaler units in their repertoire. I think you have to be aware that a low price has a reason and you have to decide wether to buy it or not.
  8. My favorites are also the HD26 Pro. I can wear them the whole day without any fatigue. I'also have the Audio Technica ATH-M50X that are nice for the cable options and the fact to be foldable, but not as comfortable as the Sennheisers in my opinion.
  9. It's a great peace of equipment for people on the budget. Not everybody needs the high end stuff. Beeing able to record with timecode and also monitor the signal on the mixer is evereything I've dreamed of Greetings
  10. If you want to make your own disinfectant you can use the recipes from the WHO. The ingredients are ceap (if you use methylated spirit for example which contain 94% of ethyl alcohol ) and you can use it also for your hands (due to the glycerol part inside). Just be carefull when handeling flammable liquids, be aware that the boiled water has to be cold before mixing it and that the solution has to remain 3 days in the bottle before use (that's the time the hydrogen peroxyd needs to kill possible spores). https://www.neolab.de/media/wysiwyg/content/Anwendungskapitel/WHO/WHO_Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf Things that can't be desinfected (like furs, foams, ect.) you can leave for about 3 days in a warm and dry room before the virus dies (drys out). Greetings
  11. If you work with pros they never use a brush on differernt persons anyway. That's one of the first things you learn as a MUA. You have multiple ones for the Job and wash your brushes when you're back home with a cleansing solution or shampoo after each use. Greetings
  12. Lectrosonics seems to have a new model: https://www.lectrosonics.com/IFBR1b/product.html Greetings
  13. Hi Jim, I use the Rode Stereo Bar and I like it. It's made of plastic with metal threads (for microphone stands) and there is also an Adapter for 3/8" screws included. The Clips on the microphone clamps can be used to vary the height of the mic and there are markings on the bar are useful for alignement and the distance. As mentioned there is no suspension on it, but on a stand you don't really need it, Greetings
  14. The main out is a balanced signal (for longer cable runs or professional gear) and the sub out is an unbalanced signal. For your DSLR ist's fine to use the sub out as far as the cable from the recorder to the camera is not to long (because of possible interferences). You can record directly to your DSLR but the preamps on these cameras are only consumer level so keep the levels on the camera low and feed it with a strong signal from your recorder. Usually camera sound is only used as scratch sound and you sync the audio from the recorder to the image in post to get better results. Greetings
  15. Haha... I think your right. This evening I've tried to change the settings but now it adds the delay on all channels. I'm quite sure it worked for a while because I've made a couple of recordings that way. But I have no idea how I made it work and why it didn't work now. I came home late this evening. I'll give it another try on another day. For now I can't make it work... Greetings
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