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Vincent R.

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    Istanbul, Turkey - Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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  1. Vincent R.

    Most common microphones on set?

    Now wouldn't it be cool if there was a system like this for shotguns and lavs 😀: https://www.slatedigital.com/virtual-microphone-system/
  2. Vincent R.

    sound devices and all audio gear on airliner

    Sorry no brand here, Just a cheap one from a local seller with a good weight capacity. Actually the gear is in stronger bags and cases which I dump inside the bigger case. It's big enough to hold 4 meter boompoles as well so I really just look like a 'traveler' when I'm on the move :). It's actually funny to see all the guys getting hold up with all the fancy pelican/portabrace/arri cases when I'm already outside getting a smoke. I just disguise them basically, the 'name brand' cases/bags.
  3. Vincent R.

    sound devices and all audio gear on airliner

    Yes! That too. Very good to point that out.
  4. Vincent R.

    sound devices and all audio gear on airliner

    I am traveling to a lot of difficult areas for journalists and film crew, so I always use strong regular suitcases. Since I do that I get stoped about never. Before that I was always picked out by the police at certain airports/countries. I could count on that.
  5. This is not new to me. When I was rehearsing with my first bands in the mid 90's we booked such places already. They had like 20 rehearsal rooms, a big stage small stage for live performances and TV show recordings and an audio recording studio. exactly the same as this pirate thingy minus the youtube/instagram/facebook live offering, hey, it was the 90's...
  6. Vincent R.

    sound devices and all audio gear on airliner

    I fly 2 to 4 times a month with my gear and since 4 years I am done with all the hassle, so I bought a big suitcase for check in, no on board for me anymore. Everything goes in there including boom poles. I only do take it on board if production really insists. Usually camera department is in deeper shit if the cargo doesn't make it so that's that.
  7. In the late nineties I studied media and it was the time of the world's first Big Brother ever here in the Netherlands. they approached us students to work for a penny on the hand operated cameras behind the one way mirror windows, or operating the dozens of remote controlled cameras. Back in the day it was the same. 2 or 3 operators controlling the joysticks, which was doable because 1; there where so many cameras, thus lots of time to reframe an other. 2; the "aesthetic" framing was relatively wide, so very forgiving. It basically meant the operator just had to made some minor corrections. Nowadays there are even auto tracking systems, facial recognition etc in play. I believe NEP, the system integrator, is utilising IBM Watson for that, even to automatically edit, archive and distribute segments. Oh and collectively the whole class refused to work for them, i think the pay was like 150 Guilders, which translated to 75 US dollars...
  8. Vincent R.

    V-Mic D3 Pro

    I believe so yes. @Andrew Jones can you confirm that? Charging via phantom/3v bias would be about impossible I think, since the typical power provided from phantom/bias is way too low for both powering and charging. My guess; since these mics use TTRS and there are no off the shelve locking TTRS PCB sockets/connectors (so deity should design and make their own) it would really mark-up the retail price for these. I remember talking with Tentacle Sync about that, they also use TTRS because of the two way/multi functional nature of the port. They ran into the same problem and the cost of making your own socket/connector would be as much as the whole unit, thus doubling the price...
  9. Vincent R.

    V-Mic D3 Pro

    Yes they can, with an adapter; https://www.deitymic.com/d-xlr/
  10. Vincent R.

    sound blankets berlin

    Been there done that; Asked the hotel staff for a million bath towels and covered the whole bathroom with that 😀
  11. Vincent R.

    Recording a three man band with a 664

    Couple of years ago I did a drum kit with just a 416 from a bit of distance. I takes a good balanced drum kit plus drummer to pull this off though. Edit: I found a link the the production; it was if i remember correctly (2012 it was) 1 shotgun for drums, vocals ( Shure beta 58a) and keys via the house mixer panel out into my mixer, sennheiser e609 on sax and some cheap MXL large diaphragm on upright bass. So 5 channels into a cheap Behringer mixer (some EQ and reverb to play with) straight to 2-track (So no ISO recording...), no post on audio I believe.
  12. Vincent R.

    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    Actually it is not compressed (or proprietary I think). It is basically taking the qpsk, 8psk, FSK, or whatever form of frequency modulation to pack the pcm bitstream for transmission and record/store that. That explains the lower data rate of the .mic files but still claiming it is uncompressed, since it is phase shift keying, not compressing. A good benefit of this is that the potential loss of files with let's say an all of the sudden dead battery is practically zero, since it is storing a raw data stream, up until the sudden stop.
  13. Vincent R.

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    That's true. The only exact state we know is that at this time it is working, and products are being sold today (in the US). Sans lav recording though...
  14. Vincent R.

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    I see what you mean. I made the assumption that by disabling a function, in this case lav mics (by the way, the a10 also records balanced and line level signals, not only phantom operated) they found a way to deal with it without infringement. otherwise why not go the full monty?
  15. Vincent R.

    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    I don't know how it is phrased in the patent, but in practice it is like that : US version can record with phantom turned on/ can not record with bias mics. https://audioltd.com/audio-limited-to-offer-recording-feature-on-u-s-a10-tx-wireless-transmitters/