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Michael Wynne

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  1. So I’m being requested from dailies to work in pull up 48.048 / 24fps since the DP wants to shoot @ true 24fps to reduce the possibility of flicker with lighting set ups. We are not shooting on film and footage will be pulled down 1% along with sound to be edited and broadcasted at 23.98. The dailies company said this is somehow common with Canadian DP’s who feel this is a solution to mitigate flicker issues. So, The dailies company wants to modify my sound rolls and sample rate convert my Cantar X3 files back down with SD’s Wave agent before hitting editorial to get it all back down to 23.976 and assures me it will be seamless and not affect sound. What’s odd to me is there doing all this just to accommodate the possibility of flicker and it’s not even a heavy VFX show. I feel like this could create a whole heap of issues not only in my cart workflow with Dante sample rate sync with clocking and pro tools playback but it could also create unnecessary confusion down the line with audio post who will want to work with the original sound rolls.
  2. Hi Everyone, I have what I hope is a simple technical question I was hoping to get assistance with. If I have a recorder in particular a Cantar mini running at 48.048khz sampling rate ( pull up work flow request ) and I have a mic pre amp with an AES output connected that does not have the pull up setting @ only 48khz ( i.e. Sonosax M2D2 ) are there any drawbacks to the AES signal. I'm hoping & assuming the M2D2 is receiving clock from the X3 by default via the AES signal, therefore the clock is resolved to 48.048khz and is therefore a non issue, or perhaps I'm missing something.
  3. Use mine with a distro from a PSC 6 pack, performance is rock solid with digital hybrid.
  4. The mix pre recorders can trigger on/off record via their TC i/o. It’s just a matter of the correct cables and settings. I’ve also remote rolled both versions 1 & 2 wirelessly using TC transceivers in addition to the mini HDMI TC input functions being triggered by video/film cameras.
  5. I’ll do it, thanks Joe!
  6. Bringing this topic back to life. Trying to resolve RF related issues on my beloved 50’s on my current show. It seems to mostly come from remote RF dimmers on lite mats and or a very busy high RF noise floor modern film set. Both 50’s are latest model, Allen screw at connector is snug, gold pins all there, etc. My next step is try some jumper cable / connector mods and variations to help further shield the signal from the RF interference prone 50’s . One thought is use an EMC connector on one end of a jumper that goes to our HMa which is from what I understand a ferrite bead which is simply a low pass filter around 10k. I could see this solving high pitch buzzing issues but I’m also thinking of the lower swishy/bubbly type sound people have described here that also comes up? Anyone have experience practical advice on RF connector shielding and or EMC connectors. Or any other solutions that haven’t already been mentioned here. Also is there such thing as a MKH50 RF tune up at the mothership if they are the newer variety?
  7. Wireless is one of the largest investments we make as production sound mixers and we’re seeing less and less 3rd party compatibility modes with manufacturers pushing digital systems. At least a few cart based mixers here in Atlanta have adopted ( or more like switched ) to the Shure Axient into there cart based wireless. I think this partly comes from frustration from the current RF landscape and the desire for smaller transmitters with greater feature sets. I’m sure Shure “no pun intended” will gain a lot of traction with these new bag based camera compatible receivers. I will wait and watch patiently as these systems evolve and develop as they become more wide spread and am looking forward to hearing unbiased user feedback.
  8. It appears as if the com1/com2/slate and PFL's are the toggle switches like the CL9. At least that's my guess on what those may be for. I think what they do with the screen is going to be critical to the success of the unit. I feel the screen size on the Scorpio is way to small for a cart based recorder, so if you can navigate with this larger screen and elminate the use of an Ipad it would be amazing.
  9. Received mine last weekend, here’s a review I made.
  10. Agreed, I was fortunate to build both my carts about four years back with their drawers before they closed up shop. What is everyone else buying these days?
  11. I use my IFB on block 20 here in Atlanta, and have solid performance. Atlanta and surrounding area is a big place which part?
  12. If they are the same as Scorpio they sound great AB. Sound Devices themselves said the Scorpio’s pre amps are the best sounding in their 20 yeAr history.
  13. In Avid/ProTools workflows even if the AAF from editorial is 24 bit as long as the source files in the sound roll are 32 bit, and the TC from the exported AAF is intact the dialogue editor should be able to work in the 32 bit session and replace those 24 bit tracks. Providing the TC is intact when it hits the dialogue editor Pro Tools Ultimate/HD allows you to easily replace that by reading the TC and auto replacing it and importing from the sound roll. Replacing the AAF files from the sound roll is pretty common workflow practice on larger scale projects anyway for a variety of reasons. I will say that having the option to record both formats simultaneously would be an excellent future feature to ad to our flagship recorders X3, Deva 24, Scorpio. Etc
  14. Your not missing anything, excellent point about relative levels. Most of the noise floor issues on a film set are all purely acoustic, so once again gain staging and signal to noise is important and it always will be.
  15. Jon, thank you for posting this comparison. I just listened and adjusted the raw poly file here in Pro Tools in a 96k, 32bit Float session with a Apogee Symphony. I am hearing no discernible difference in the signal to noise input on the tracks when comparing the optimal gain setting to the one set 40db below. Very impressive! However, I will say that I thought I heard a better sonic performance and detail from the track recorded at the optimal level. It was very subtle but noticeable to me. Just to make sure I wasn't fooling myself I through it 180 degrees out of phase with matched levels and could still hear portions of the track coming through. One could still take the position that the pre amp / converter still prefers an optimal input level. But I will not deny that the 32bit float has many advantages in recording and post. Congrats to you and the team!
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