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John Blankenship

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  1. The film was adapted by Paddy Chayefsky from the musical "Paint Your Wagon" by Lerner and Loewe.
  2. Apples and oranges... Nomad in a bag, Deva on a cart with a nice mixing panel (analog or control surface) in front of it. If you want a light weight bag, Nova with integrated receivers is the winner. Ask yourself what you need for the clients you're serving.
  3. Along with what others have said, I'll state it this way: There are two main types of introduced noise that must be prevented: Wind noise from air gusts hitting the capsule, and mechanical noise from things such as cable noise, handling noise, wind hitting the connector, etc. This is why both proper suspensions and proper wind protection are critical for excellent sound. Results with other SDCs can be misleading and is somewhat of an apples and oranges comparison. How well mechanically decoupled the capsule is from the body of a mic comes into play as well as the fact that
  4. The firmware version is important as there were beta versions with a related issue. Also, have you tried sending a WAKE command (rather than ON)?
  5. Buy, or rent, the gear you need to service your clients. If you don't know what your clients need, you're not ready to buy.
  6. Not being part of the Entitlement Generation I consider it entirely appropriate for companies to charge for their products, whether hardware or software, and to profit from the results of their research and development. Such incentive means more innovative products are developed that we can benefit from.
  7. I checked my master list of things the world should live without, and balanced RCA was on there.
  8. Like the majority here, I agree, the choice boils down to "pro vs semi-pro." Not to be discounted is client perception and reaction that can translate into higher rates and/or repeat business. Even if no one says anything, there are many who, until they have something else to go on, gauge professional level by gear. The vast majority of set denizens never hear the raw tracks, but many still notice what tools are used.
  9. Sanken issued an RF update for the CS-3e for Serial Numbers Prior to #2792 that improved the physical ground connection and reduced exposure to Radio Frequency Interference: https://plus24-web.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/25143604/CS-3eModificationMay2010.pdf
  10. Harry -- Quite often free advice is worth exactly what you pay for it. However, in this case, you've been offered gold for the price of a breath of air. Wisdom is to take every word from the above two posts to heart.
  11. See if a phase reverse barrel (or cable) between the mic and the HM makes any difference.
  12. In talking with several healthcare workers who have had their shots, and who also have experience with others, the consensus is that there is little effect from the first shot, but sometimes a bit more with the second one, where several people have had some muscle soreness, lethargy, etc. for about a day -- but seldom worrisome.
  13. The video earlier in this thread, while nicely done in its own right, does not illustrate some of the key differences of the two mics. What it does clearly show is the rising high end of the CS-M1. In my world, when a really natural-sounding short shotgun is needed, the Schoeps CMIT shines. However, for run-n-gun work, the CS-3e is my go to. I seldom use the CS-M1 as I prefer the Schoeps 641 in the environments where I might otherwise consider the M1. For instance, when I tried the CS-M1 on a sharp female voice (on an interior set), I found it sounded much too strident, whereas the
  14. A more interesting question is, "How did it happen that going to a sound group was your first thought in finding a camera?"
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