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  1. Yes quite and people do use bigger and less section poles in drama, the Panamic being a favourite. But for what I do, mainly docs sometimes in remote places, I like the range that six section gives you between collapsed and extended length. I use the previous generation VDB's before they went to quarter turn locks (I believe you can still get the previous locks to special order?), because the very fine thread on the collars enabled one to set a friction such that the sections can be pulled out / collapsed without touching a collar, but nevertheless maintain sufficient friction to stop a la
  2. Since I got the Zaxcom Nova with plus 10dB digital gain, I was able to stop using the mini DA42, but when I get the chance I'll compare digital vs analog input with the Nova.
  3. Are you saying the Mini DA42 increases the noise floor of the already quite high noise floor of the S CMIT itself compared with the S CMIT connected directly to a AES42 digital recorder input? I've used the Mini DA42 extensively and have not noticed an increased noise floor over and above the quite high noise floor of the S CMIT itself? Can you get Schoeps to take a look at your Mini DA42, or is the PSD 2U that you have, I haven't used that?
  4. I was never told why, but it was a covid reason, as only recordists who were in the specific bubble of those specific contributors were allowed to boom them from overhead, quite bizarre, but we are all in new territory, and there's some making it up as we go along involved I guess....?....:)
  5. Yes I agree Constantin, but was just working on a production (exteriors) for days, where I was simply banned (no argument) from booming overhead, I had to boom from underneath! Such is the state of things in some quarters......! Viruses or hairs dropping off furry wind protection? Don't ask me?
  6. Well 24 bit still has 144 dB of dynamic range are you going to need more than that? Presumably Logic won't convert a 32 bit file in such a way that it's delivered with 24 bit clipping, if the dynamic range is less than 144db, will it? The advantage of 32 bit is generally for lazy gain staging, and not for a dynamic range greater than 144db isn't it? Unless of course you're recording rocket launches or heavy artillery, in which case dunnno, never done it...:)
  7. Careful you don't get escorted away... Though the charge sheet might be amusing... 'Causing a breach of the peace by what your honour?'
  8. Haha thanks amusing, farting fish is popular on Google, I discovered, and there's even a Ted talk about them...:)
  9. For BBC4 film about an Inuit hunter in Greenland 'The Last Igloo' delivered in Dolby Atmos, I decided given the logistics, that I would record the bulk of it in single MS (CCM4 and CCM8) Cinela (Zephyx CCM-MS) and took an ambisonics mic (Rode NTSF1) to rig when the scene would clearly benefit from it, there was time to rig it and not be in shot, or to get separate ambisonic atmos. And of course radio mics (Zaxcom, using the internal recording all the time, though the range was fantastic as there was no contention and I was using animal tracking yagis), for personal mics and for plant mics for
  10. Except Sony PCM-M10 have been discontinued for some time and have become like goldust....:) And they have 5 seconds of Pre-recording pre-roll, very handy and rare in something of that small size.
  11. How did you discover the jump of one frame? Does the audio recording itself jump, or just the timecode? Does it add an extra frame or miss out a frame Does it jump at a specific duration like 00h 15m 26s 14f? Does it jump another frame after another 15 minutes?
  12. I've seen a clever mic mounting base made using a modified Belkin Car Cup Mount for Smartphones, and an ebay Magic Ball Head from China or you could possibly use a Manfrotto MSY0590A Dado Kit. (more expensive). You've just reminded me I meant to do the same....:)
  13. PWS reckons it can increase range, and that is my strong impression with my Micplexer 2 http://www.professionalwireless.com/product/uhf-in-line-filter-new-range/ "Other benefits include increased RF range due to lowering the noise floor the receiver “sees”
  14. To filter or not to filter that is a question....? I'm convinced that the high performance (increased range) given by my Zaxcom Micplexer 2 is the result of strong (user selectable) filtering, I have no hard evidence for this, but I'm inclined to believe it anyway......:)
  15. A Super CMIT's DSP is self heating and hence resistant to any condensation. It's literally like having a little heater built in, which can be an additional unexpected benefit, especially inside a wind basket. Not so handy in hot desert conditions though, I had to remove the back cap of the basket as it was getting to hot to touch which didn't seem a good idea......
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