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  1. I didn't know the RF Explorer was also sweep scanning. But at least it does it at a very good frame rate. In this video you can nicely see a temporal spike:
  2. An advantage of the RF exdporer is that it shows the spectrum in real time. Sometimes I see temporal bursts at bands that otherwise are emty. These are not picked up with a single sweep scan, i'd think.
  3. To get back to the original question: It would probably be wise to choose the Sound Devices over the Zoom. Although I still like my portable Zoom H2n... And I would never record 32 bit without limiters for clients if not discussed upfront, since they will think the audio is distorted. (And I don't even know what other problems 32 bit will cause in editing software and exports to sound). For now, 32 bit is indeed great for SFX recording though.
  4. Sorry for my late response. If you haven't solved the problem yet I would really suggest using the low-gain microphones since the circuitry is build for that. Since the low gain version can handle higher SPL (if I am correct) it should be actually harder to distort the signal. Theoretically you should be able to record sports car exhausts with it although I haven't tried that myself...
  5. Pardon me if I read over it, but what Wisycom system exactly are you using? I am using MPT40 S and more recent MTP41 S for a few years and love them for their near-impossibility to distort and high dynamic range (coming from Audio Limted EN-2).. They need a low-gain microphone. I use DPA mics. In my case that is the SC4061-BM (low-gain model). Perhaps you are not using low gain microphones for the Wisycoms.
  6. So that's why they call it cyclone.. You get a DIY cyclone effect kit at the same time... That swinging test is all you need to know about the Cyclone. Best way to simulate wind. Thanks a lot for sharing. Mistake from Rycote to claim it does not need a fur cover. Cinela does not have to worry... Pity, because Cinela's are a *** in the *** to (dis-)assemble.
  7. @Cristian: It works on 2 aAA's. "Over 10 hours operation from 2 x AA batteries, or power continuously via Micro USB" Could be a stupid question, but why do the pro manufacturers (Zaxcom, Audio Ltd, Lectrosonics etc) do not work this way, in the 2.4 Ghz range and without having to bother about frequencies at all (according to Rode). No more hassle with available spectrum that is getting smaller and smaller. No more interference from another soundmans transmitters.. And required licences in some countries. Maybe the claimed range is not really that great... On times square or so.. I might buy one just out of curiosity, see how it compares with my Audio Ltd. En2's and Sennheisers. It's a pity the transmitter is so big, and it looks very fragile as well. But hey, 400 dollars..
  8. Well, on the positive side, you can brag to camera that your recorder costs $20.000 (Still not a Fujinon 19-90 though...)
  9. Michiel

    Lost Schoeps CMIT

    Well, there's Tile... Unfortunately this is not GPS but Bluetooth so not all too useful.. Anybody knows of a GPS variant on this?
  10. Super CMIT. I had a shoot in a mildly reverberating photo studio and the reverb was inaudible in the end result. Because there where also other noises (like rain on roof) I used setting 2... I wish there was a setting between 1 and 2. 2 is rather extreme but 1 has not so much effect in comparison to the unprocessed signal. I haven't tried it yet in an extremely reverberating room.
  11. I've noticed that only people with lot's of hair like them. Me, having not much hair, suffered from the pads sucking out my eardrums like a plunger at every step I took... I also use the 7506, which is far from perfect by the way but 'better that the rest' that I tested when I bought mine about 7 years ago. Also replaced the earpads with the DT-250 ones.
  12. That's a lot of lav's dying at the same time... (at the tonight show)
  13. I use a Rycote. Isn't a softie really quick to remove and put back on? I was even thinking of using this for documentary work. For documentary work I always take the Rycote zeppelin off when inside and put on the foam 'pop filter'. When I need to be ready to go outside I leave the Rycote and the fur in my bag to quickly put it on. It's not without risk: It's happened two times that I had to go outside unexpected while shooting without the Rycote on. One time when I was a rookie, and more recently last winter when I totally did not expect it, and failed to inform about the situation (I didn't know the apartment had a balcony...). I just had time to grab the fur and throw that over it, but it fell off right through the shot... That was extremely clumsy... Since then I take a little less risk and sometimes only take off the fur and leave the zeppelin on. The Rycote fur holds back a very noticeable amount of high. In rare cases when there's no wind outside I only put on the high wind cover (actually meant to use in combo with the fur) because it's more transparent and keeps the zeppelin from making howling sounds... The thing is, that with a Rycote on the handling noise is worse since the zeppelin transfers all handling noise around the microphone(s). Also, with the Rycote off it's much smaller so easier to maneuver and less prone to shadows. For interviews in a controlled environment I also take off the foamie, it makes the sound a little more crisp and pure. But only during filming, and only when booming overhead.... I put it back on between shots for protection. I'll try to make sure to get a new one before it wears out.. Old foam screens tend to leave small 'dust' specs of foam.
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