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    SD A20 Nexus

    Did I wrote somewhere about I don't like some of the aspects of the Nexus? I said that was a bad promotion to location sound, IMHO. What kind of attitude, is that sir? Anyway, Paul and Sound Devices have delivered-answered my questions here and somewhere else.
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    SD A20 Nexus

    Excellent! Thank you, Paul!
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    SD A20 Nexus

    Happy to hear this, Paul! Dante Output when attached to 8-Series recorder must be available IMHO. Let's say we have onset the 888 + Nexus, 888 performing as back-up - plus the ability to output the channels to main cart (Scorpio or Cantar X3) via Dante. I know that you can do already via two Dante outputs (one for 888, one for Scorpio), but will be faster setup if Nexus is being attached to 888 as an example.
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    SD A20 Nexus

    Got some answers regarding these: 1. Is not waterproof resistance. "Don't submerged in water", that wasn't my question, but clear need protection. Since when Sound Devices don't know when location sound people asking about waterproof resistance what we mean? Anyway. No word about dustproof. 2. - 3. No calibration tone if you don't use 8 series recorder. It's on feature request list. 4. Sunlight performance has the same as MixPre Series. MixPre costs 2K euros, while this one costs like a new car. Anyway. 5. Glass performance (durability) is like Gorilla Glass. 6. True Diversity across 16 channels. ==== Really extreme poor advertisement-communication from Sound Devices for Production Sound Dept. here. Anyway, starting to think that SD want to be in other market - industry since merge, but this is different conversation.
  5. Let's start with the "brains", SRb and SRc does not have AES output.
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    SD A20 Nexus

    There many key points for production sound, which Sound Devices didn't mention in their advertisement - lunch product. 1. Waterproof and dustproof performance. 2. Sound quality, there is only one mention in Audio section which says 130> dynamic range with A20 mini transmitter. 3. Can you send a tone for calibration? 4. Direct sunlight performance of screens. 5. What type of class is on the screens and scratching performance. Someone is gonna pay 15K+ for this one, but little-no info about this. 6. True Diversity performance for 16 channels if you unlock it via plug-ins? I really like the advertisement - key features of this product, but other functions is vital to the field. There is so limited information about that fields.
  7. Don't have used A20, yet; but looking forward to see about the upcoming RF product from Sound Devices. Also, here a review
  8. Personally speaking, I prefer something with double AA and longer battery life at 50mW for boom.
  9. Here in GR, no masks inside and no rapid - PCR tests. Only vaccination certificate (triple dose) is required.
  10. SC-08 is very sensitive according to specs. Kind very close to Schoeps CMC 1 / MK41 & Sennheiser MKH 50 specs (in some areas) which I would like to try it some day.
  11. Hi Constantin, The middle channel is for option to post production. It has already the ORTF (8040) available, so the middle channel is something extra to play the post production and do it whatever wants. We don't play it so often when we have dialogues scenes; since require a 3rd person (we are two) to operate it. It's something new as workflow for me as well as for the PSM; so we are "investigate" it and waiting feedback from post production.
  12. Currently working with ORTF with 3 mics, Sennheiser MKH 8040 at Left/Right and Sennheiser MKH 8050 as middle. Windshield is from Cinela Albert. We are trying to have it in all scenes, plus wild tracks for atmos. Usually point at direction - axis where the camera look (like being "ears"). So far so good and sounds nice. Wish if SD 633 had the option to link trim (not faders) for the three channels input, because now it's a little "guessing" if it's exactly the same level. An alternative opinion
  13. Stephan Bucher use the combination of A-10 Rack - Dante - Aaton X3 as shown below (lovely setup anyway):
  14. From first look: +1 for size +1 for bandwidth +1 for weight +1 for rounded corners -1 for battery options (only one type) -1 for battery life (8 hours in 10mW) -1 for audio input level (not a huge deal on this one) -1 for Bluetooth not being the long range (as MTP60) -1 for coating surface (both 60, 61) - MTP40/41 was by far the best I have found ==== Still waiting for full digital family
  15. There was something in the room, like induction kitchen technology where the wireless does not like it. Happened to me with a shaver machine when was on. If the transmitter and lavaliers in next day was fine, then this not the problem.
  16. Going to bring back from death this topic (lol) Does someone has experience how it's working the new model? https://www.ipowerus.com/products/aa-3610mwh-1-5v-lipolymer-rechargeable-battery
  17. I am working right now with a director which says to extras to talk like in real life and we have scenes with dialogue. He prefers realism. Guess what, actors perform like in situation where would be like in crowed restaurant - so they turn up (natively) their voices. Rule #1 for extras: Mumble loud, not audible words (like fuck, oh shit and whatsoever). They pays us, every 1st on the month (it's director-producer). We all happy. Hahaha From the other hand, watching the episode; isn't so much bad the background noise against the dialogue. Learnt something, but it's risky for a director (and his team) how to handle it, if he doesn't doing it before.
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    Zaxcom - TRXLA5

    Hi there, Zaxcom has been announce a new transmitter, TRXLA5 - an upgraded version from TRXLA3. Include all the bell and whistles such as NeverClip, internal recording, ZaxNet, ZaxNet QC, Powerroll etc. Most notable is the support of 5 Volt microphones and MHz Bands. US: 512.0 - 607.9 (100mW), 614.1 - 615.9 (20mW), 653.1 - 662.9 (20mW) Global: 512.0 - 698.0 More specifications can be found here.
  19. I will go for Schoeps or Cinela, personally. Here a comparison between Cinela windshields: ==== Best is not using any foam or windshield as you can hear (even from YouTube), but moving the microphone is 98% a case.
  20. S6 is over. One of the best shows in television history among with Band of Brothers, The Wire and many more. Congratulations to all people in sound dept. and all departments. Top notch!
  21. I have switched from Rycote PCS back to Ambient QL. There where two problems. One was getting dirty inside the mechanism making plug - unplug a little stressful (not smooth). Second, IDK how to explain it in English or with words; but between the black and grey parts - after a month (using it with MKH70 & MKH50) the grey part was jingling, like a loose screw inside.
  22. I have to watch again S5 for recap and then start the last one. One of my favorite shows! After finishing S1 - I was said: What a challenging show with these angles and frames.
  23. Hi San, IMHO, best is to have both versions. Identify the thermal noise in a chain of lavalier > transmitter mic preamp > receiver output > input recorder > headphone amp is a little bit hard where will be come from; but having playing around with Wisycom, Lectrosonics, Sound Devices, Sonosax, DPA and Sanken combinations; didn't heard any thermal noise from them in live environment. As well as from any post-production about this case. Personally, if I would be in your position; I would rent (if that option exist in Norway) a DPA 6060 and 6061 for an upcoming project - or for a day to play with them. If the option of renting is not available; then I would go for DPA 6060 first and put it under pressure. From the other hand, as far I know; those SPL measurements coming from 1 meter distance; when in our case we put the lavaliers in 10-20 cm away from sound source (mouth). Interesting debate, but I would go first for 6060. Best, Vasi
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