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  1. In terms of dialog i have had success with both but i revert to the 61’s when i know its loud
  2. What i have found for me personally thru a lot of trial and error is lower gain at tx’s with neverclip and makeup gain at the recorder. It saves the occasional take where talent may get suddenly really loud and would otherwise blow the gain at the transmitter if the tx is set too high. With my dpa core lavs this seems to work for me really well getting great sound at almost all dynamic ranges and riding that delicate balance of it all. Been doing this for a while and I have yet to get into a situation where there is any noise because of an environment being too quiet or any clipping because of a talent being too loud - win win so far
  3. Curious to know if anyone is familiar with this mic as I have received it recently with a relic of a Zeppelin that had a wooden handle. I am going to work on cleaning it up and comparing it to mics on hand but was just curious if this had a use in production Sound over the years
  4. Thank you this absolutely was the ticket, the update worked and my previous serial no popped right in automatically. Ffmpeg auto install was brilliant. time code window is perfect for this purpose. I am sure many other uses in the future i.e. a corporate client of mine making poscasts will appreciate this process as well.
  5. Brilliant this is the one! I bought it a few years ago so indeed i am due to upgrade, thanks for the info
  6. I use this for transcriber files, but if i understood correctly, doesnt it require to start with video vs turning audio only into video if i am not mistaken?
  7. I am working on a radio play and per clients request i made videos that are audio only with timecode window burns of all the production sound we recorded. I used davinci resolve and able to get thru it enough to be dangerous, and these were all large takes so not to terrible to do for this project ( a few large takes vs a bunch of short takes), but i was curious if there was another way to approach this to make video window burns of audio only? -Ken
  8. Found an ebay deal on 4x of these - thx for recommending. I like how they are adjustable and since this is for audio only recordings i think they will do the job
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    Has anyone here run into wardrobe dept steaming blouses directly on talent? Seems insane to me as i would think there is a risk of burning talent. Not to mention, steaming my transmitter! This wardrobe person seemed like a veteran in the business but in 20 years of sound mixing i have never seen this happen. Truly a first for everything, and now i know to watch for it in the future. Transmitter was totally fine once i got it home taken apart and dried out but the amount of moisture inside was like talent jumped in the pool. Last shot of the day and did not get a chance to talk to wardrobe as I didn’t really discover the extent until i got home
  10. Is a 743 stereo cone usable for 2x individual phantom mics in x/y configurations with proper Y cabling? I suspect it is designed for single stereo mics but wanted to double check here
  11. Started watching this doc and quickly noticed it is very sound driven over lots of repurposed video footage. Has anyone come across sound clips of some of this original footage to help give a good before and after comparison regarding the forensic cleanup? The cleanup of both video and audio seems to be very state of the art. Cant wait for the 16hr directors cut
  12. I have been trying out timestamp notes on my phone where i set timecode on my recorder manually matched to my phone clock, take notes via speak-to-text or typed throughout the day with a timestamp app, and transferring these notes manually at end of day to a sound report exported from my recorder. Manually is the problem. Curious if anyone else has a similar timestamp voice/type logging app suggestion? my timestamp app i tried creates .json files not super friendly to work with for this purpose and manually reading notes/times on screen to retype into sound reports I feel is not my best solution
  13. Thanks for the info. The project I was hoping to use these for is a corporate podcast series where in the past we just clipped lavs on the outside of lapels, but we did get occasional Mike bumps with animated talking. So the idea of custom making something jist might be the ticket. I might try to fabricate something since it seems to not be something readily available
  14. Is there a product by dpa or similar that might allow a standard lav to be converted to a headworn mic? I found the DPA d:fine Dual Earhook which looks like a replacement for existing dpa headset mics but cant seem to find the right headset config to drop a mic into and put the lav close to the mouth with a windscreen etc
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    Tilta Zombie Rig

    Kinda goes the opposite direction of light n nimble
  16. I too use the black eneloop pro’s with great success for many years. i keep them numbered and rotate them, they hold charge really well over a few weeks at least with slight dips. There definitely is a charging rythm that is device specific i.e. trx’s n rx200’s i charge the morning of whereas erx’s and sennheiser g2’s i can let them set for weeks and still make it thru a full day. So i have color coded battery cases to split these up, and newest batteries with highest numbers stay specifically for the higher draw devices mentioned above. I do believe the chargers like the 16 bank titanium chargers help in the long run with proper charging and periodic refreshing vs the lesser quality 4 bank chargers sold it kits
  17. I purchased a 6061, but using the 6060 I have had success so far riding zmt levels around 10 and pushing towards zero when i know it will be loud and have had much better success “neverclipping”. I hope soon to work with same talent and hopefully able to get him to duplicate his sudden yell with these settings and see if my hypothesis based on suggestions here is correct in that i overloaded at the transmitter with too high of a gain setting. But, 6061 I think will protect even further in the future.
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    Curious to know do these have to operate in Ifb mode only from lectro transmitters?
  19. +1 for ambient adaptor for the xlr version
  20. i do agree as i had switched all my boom poles to ta3 connectors so every bit of “less bulky” helps, at least the visual bulk of larger connectors
  21. I am sure those omni antennas might work out just fine. While it may be completely different for your set up, with all the antennas I try, I keep going back to the Lectro dipoles. The range for me has been consistently better over bowties, home made dipoles etc (this of course not including situations where sharkfin directionals applied). i personally recommend lectro dipoles, as you also have the ability to dial in length of antenna based on your block you prefer to work in, or in my case using block 21 for most situations covers a wider range upstream. https://www.lectrosonics.com/sna600a-antenna.html
  22. Absolutely! Inside a vapid indoor practice field? Inside a large stage? Large warehouse?? Wideshots on top of the above? The cs-m1 would not be my 1st choice
  23. For me… rycote inv-lite 19 For indoors zep no10 for outdoors with olde skool rycote rubberbands and connbox (others recommended cinela but this setup worked best for me personally with some frankensteining parts on hand after lots of trial and error battling handling noise)
  24. This is one thing i might be misunderstanding - shouldnt the zmt4 that i am speaking of using with this setup in this thread be appropriately compatible with a 6060?
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