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  1. Thanks very much Dan! PM'ed you already regarding those Embrace Earmounts
  2. Hi folks, I'm embarking myself into a low budget sci-fi feature-film with space helmets where the talents will communicate to each other via radio. Director is happy to have mic visible since it makes sense for the story, hence I'm looking into headset mics such as the Countryman E6, DPA 4067, 4066, 4088, 4188... which one would you recommend? I'm assuming a low sensitive mic would be wiser? The only thing is that I have Sennheiser G3 RX/TX, so I'd need an adapter from either TA5F to 3.5mm or MicrDot to 3.5mm for my Senny. For some reason, they are not easy to find (?). Anyone know a place where they could rent both the mic and adapter? (I'm based in London). I'm looking into AudioDept and just sent them an email. Also, even though the helmets are made of foam hence they might not be very isolating, I might need to have a IEM system going on so the character on the helmet can hear well the other actor feeding lines and Director's instructions. Any recommendation for that? I was just thinking having more sennheiser RX and TX feeding my mix and having the feeding lines character and director with lav on them. Would that be fine or is there better solutions? And wouldn't the mic pick up some of the sound from the IEM? Any help would be very much appreciated ! Thanks
  3. Very nice, Niels! they actually look alike. How old is it? And it has never had any rattle/noise inside? Btw, Sennheiser confirmed me that of course my 416 is legit. But when I asked for the age, they said it's not possible to know the exact date but it should be 3-4 years old .... which is not possible at all since the previous owner bought it from a friend in 2014 .. so don't know if they didn't bother at all to look at it properly, or they just don't really know.. a bit disappointing here. Anyways, I sent it to Mike Harris (sells/repairs sound gear outside London) for the rattle and it should come back in great working order.
  4. Yeah I'm sure is the one that is 2.5inches from the xlr connector and underneath the paint of MKH 416 P48, right? I mean the one and only visible screw in the mic really. I might want to unscrewed it, open it and see if it's real and also tight up that screw. just standard phillips screw I guess it'll work (?) from inside it looks like this (pictures attached) a bit different from others I've seen (they normally don't have two of those round things at the end, just one, bit it might the year of fabrication? Sorry for my ignorance). but I guess is legit? I tighten the screw but the rattle stills there. It was there with the mic disassembled actually
  5. It's sort flat concave; the angle of the photo doesn't help but it looks as it should be. Is not completely flat. right, that might be it really. I want to open that black screw -- do you know what screwdriver do I need? Just an universal phillips or what is it? Thanks both!
  6. Hi folks, I think there's a few topics like this but since every mic is different, I'd like to open this and see what are your thoughts about this MKH 416 P48 that I've just bought. First of all; yes, I emailed Sennheiser with details and I hope they'll answer soon, but I'm sure it'll take a while. Also, I have seen the blogs of comparing fake MKH416 with real ones, but there's also well-done fake ones ! Now, this mic sounds good, but feels odd.. basically it has a rattle when moving it, quite present, and I believe it comes from the xlr connector. The paint name, the letters, looks fatter, compared to others MKH 416, although the screw is black and the xlr pins silver (as it should be). The serial number is 14768 -- I hope to find out how old it can be. I've emailed Sennh asking it and the ebay buyer (a guy from Manchester who replied telling me it's not fake and that Sennheiser has been changing manufacturers and stuff during the years, so it might just be that). Also, I managed to take out the tip (top of the mic) quite easily, and found this foam. Is that normal? Never seen the top of the mic opened so can't tell if that's how this mic should look, with white foam ... (pictures attached) and also in this link --> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1aRsuWuJNSoVzGv1X5oHCLUiQYNrmUKBK (Can't open the mic completely 'cause not owning a Phillips screw). And can't check with the case 'cause it came without it. What do you guys think about it? Cheers
  7. Hey Folks, YES, it was most likely the frikking focus puller thing because I was shooting this weekend with a different crew (with a different focus puller device) and it did not happen. So yes, it's all good ! Thanks again everyone!!
  8. Hi everyone, thanks very much for the replies! And Bernie specially for your time with the RX, amazing! I'm pretty sure it was happening due to the wireless remote focus pulling thing and/or other wireless things in the Amira they were using, 'cause it was full with stuff I've never seen before. Maybe some bluetooth things -- I should have asked exactly what they were using.. (although it wouldn't have changed much I believe). I'm saying this 'cause it happened on both days of shooting, in different locations (2nd one more present though), and it did not happen at all at home on my own with exact setup, so I want to believe is something to do with that focus thing. I did change frequencies and didn't change anything if I run my F4 with the external battery or the AA batteries. I'm shooting again this weekend, with different crew; let's see what happens ! If it happens again I'll get quite worried. Thanks again!
  9. Hi folks, I've had this beeping/pulse sound issue with my G3 these two last days of shooting in two different locations. Have a listen here --> (5 seconds audio) 9C7JOaTy https://drive.google.com/open?id=1O73QDLKLfPaWPiQYrRCNpnDM (longer version here --> https://drive.google.com/open?id=1ncHqt0VoH5PP0DeUNf1TU-jyR0dvOdXT ) I don't understand what the heck is it, and is driving me crazy; been testing at home with exact setup and all and the sound does not appear. I can 90% assure that is NOT (or shouldn't be) the following (since I've tested it) - can't be cables xlr (one new and the other is just fine) - lapel mic Sanken cos 11d is just good and friend been using it and it's good) - recorder ZoomF4 (it works well and no P48 in channels; tried in all of them) - can't be batteries eneloop AA 5 months old; weren't full while it happened but still two lines and it just doesn't make sense) - doesn't make a difference if pilot tone was active or inactive; the sound was still happening. Same with squelch - I did scan new freqs; even between takes - no phones on actors I'm not a very tech guy but does that sound like electronic issue? .. or cable/plug of the sanken? But been trying them right now at home and no issues whatsoever.. even recording. Or is it more like cell interference? FYI I'm powering my F4 with a TalentCell battery that it should be good. Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks!
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