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  1. 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...
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    V-Mic D3 Pro

    Yes they can, with an adapter; https://www.deitymic.com/d-xlr/
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    sound blankets berlin

    Been there done that; Asked the hotel staff for a million bath towels and covered the whole bathroom with that 😀
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    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.
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    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.
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    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...
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    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?
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    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/
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    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    Actually, the recording functionality on the USA model does work, IF you use it with 48v phantom power mics. Apparently the patent is in combination with lav mics (so bias voltage i guess). So technically one could use a phantom to bias converter to get around this... (would be funny to see a tiny microdot kinda converter for that 😁 ).
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    Sanken Cs-M1 new mike

    Or Post EQ?
  11. Vincent R.

    Tentacle Sync Workflow

    mail or go to the tentacle forum? They are happy to help.
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    Lectrosonics vs Audio Limited

    Second generation. the first one was the a1010. introduced 3 years ago at IBC 2015.
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    Deity Connect.

    Yes; because it has the adaptive frequency hopping. It sees that the analoque/wifi/teradeck/whatever device is occupying a frequency/channel and hops around it. Doesn't matter what flavour or protocol.
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    Deity Connect.

    First, there is de adaptive frequency hopping technology, to stay out of the way of any flavour of WiFi in the 2.4 ghz range in the first place. second, (all?) flavours of WiFi have the LBT (listen before talk) standard implemented, and not a continuously uninterruptible (back to back) data stream by the way. So in case of any "traffic jam" a Deity with a Wifi channel, it can finish the time slot, before moving over (remember; adaptive frequency hopping, is per time slot) to a different empty space in the spectrum. Also Wifi hardly ever is using the full spectrum of a channel (22mhz) due to overlap, thus leaving more gaps to "hop in.
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    Deity Connect.

    They will and they have too by law, both for Europe and USA, otherwise they can not sell it, simply. Also, the chip inside the device is already tested and allowed by FCC (and in EU), with exactly the intended purpose of the Deity devices. I don't exactly understand what you try to prove/say here; the technology is not particularly new by any means. Also, disclosure, I worked for Deity at last IBC convention in Amsterdam.
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    Deity Connect.

    Could be should be would be, my guess is that FCC doesn't sign of a chip/protocol if indeed it is fucking up a whole spectrum.
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    Deity Connect.

    No, because the needed bandwidth is higher/wider for uncompressed audio streams. My example is just to illustrate the capabilities. Because the Deity system uses 8-FSK to modulate, it will degrease the need of bandwidth per channel (3.8 mhz @ 5mb/s vs 22mhz per channel for "regular" wifi). In practice this means that theoretically one can use 18 systems together (36 channels of audio) but recommendation is to keep it to 3/4 systems (6/8 audio channels) for reliability, because we probably will use it in a bag thus the receivers will be close together. correction: it is actually 4 mhz per channel, for some overhead and back and forth data transmission, like accessing the menu settings from the receiver.
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    Deity Connect.

    You are not messing with the 2.4 spectrum. Adaptive freq hopping (frequency-hopping spread spectrum) is FCC an approved method, and the EU regulators are accepting it as well with a bit more clarification from the manufacturer. Check out this Guinness World Record, they used the same technology to fly 179 RC airplanes at the same time: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2017/8/video-watch-179-rc-model-aircraft-flying-at-the-same-time-485624
  19. I wouldn't bother with that; just use a TC device/Tentacle for the TC on the hybrid TC/Audio input and use the build in mic from the camera for scratch. If you want you can use a camera hop track on the xlr input. My guess is the build in mics of the BMPCC are better than the tiny scratch mic of the tentacle sync. The reason they buid it was for DSLR cameras, because when you want to use the mic in it bypasses the internal mic. I believe the BMPCC just lets you select whatever you want via the menu.
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    Deity Connect.

    Yes, you can use them with a BDS system in a bag.
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    Zoom F8n.

    Don't forget that this is also a revision of a product, so although I can not backup my claim with any evidence, it is most likely that they upgraded some parts of the design under the hood we don't directly notice as an improvement. Think thinks like better shielding, stronger connectors for screens (the first generation had a problem in the beginning causing screens to go white).
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    Comparison of different transmitters

    thanks for the upload @Constantin. I don't have a good listening setup at my current location, but will check them when I have.
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    Audio Limited A10 for talent.

    If you can post some files on Wetransfer or something that would be nice, also potentially for SD/Audio ltd/Zaxcom to comment on your specific tests.
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    Deity Connect.

    Not true, the Deity system will 'multicast' and an IFB system is on the roadmap for next year, as well as other transmitter/receiver units.
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    Deity Connect.

    you know what? that is most likely your phone's antenna, or lack of a proper antenna. Now, to get full circle to the Deity mics, since they have proper SMA connectors we can use a whole bunch of readily available 2.4 ghz outdoor antennae with insane performance, without even the need to use a active antenna amp. Even smaller ones for in the bag (like 30 cm high) can boost significantly.
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