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  1. I think a conversation with director and production about expectensions will be a good one. For me it's not about equipment choice, but dealing with VFX department. Example: Let them shooting their wide shots with full rain, but in close-ups can shut down some trucks and the pressure of rain. Be as far as possible away from set. Wild lines as others said.


    For equipment, unlubricated condoms is a good choice with 6061, SMQV and Viviana Straps. The post-production will face a problem with the boom; when the mic will move, but nothing you can do about this. Double-boom will be needed IMHO for on-camera & off-camera dialogue to have continuity.


    Best luck!

  2. 7 hours ago, Shastapete said:

    As far as Zaxcom has claimed, it's the same box with added AES I/O – a few different chips inside, but otherwise identical


    Thank you, Peter!

  3. If I understand correctly, there is 16 AES Inputs (if no MRX are installed), right? So, the only difference is this & DB15 connector.

  4. On 4/10/2022 at 11:43 AM, jbuerjes said:

    I have seen the link to the new FW and I have seen the video. As an early adopter of the A10-system I went through very mixed results with the range of the system. I find the video not convincing, because there is nothing in it, that could not be achieved with well coordinated frequencies after a scan.
    I don't understand, if and how the range will be improved - or if the quality meter simply warns about the poor range.

    If the range can be improved with the new FW, I'd like to see a walking test that compares v5.00 with the current v 4.02.00.


    Definitely, Sound Devices need a better and up-to-date receiver. It has been around 5 years since Audio Limited introduced A10.


    The video shows about Q-meter, not about "walk-test", but will interesting to see one with transmitter in belt and body act as barrier.


    As always, every system has their own "sweet-spot" (like microphones).

  5. 18 hours ago, henrimic said:

    I haven't done any scientific or rigorous comparative testing yet, but after Friday's update, my initial experiences show an improvement in range.

    I did a quick walk test with a Wisy and an A20 mini, both on whips, and the outdoor range seems comparable (40mw for the A20, 50 mW for the Wisy) .

    I'm waiting to have more real world experiences to say it's better, but for now, everything seems fine.....



    Nice! Waiting to hear more.

  6. 20 hours ago, Mattias Larsen said:

    Okey, still bold claim! Doesn't the shure have technology to use 4 recieverboards for when they do 2mw or something? Shure seemed to do very well compared to old Lectro and Zax from the test Jim Keaney posted on YouTube. And the walktests on 50mw Wisys from Raycom was quite something. I am so happy that all the brands are pushing the boundaries on what seems to be possible, and I am happy for everybody if these claims are close to be true.


    I am pretty sure they working for an A20 Receiver, since A10 is a little old IMHO. Q-Meter is very welcome addition and really helpful. What I can't find is, what about the "additional latency" in long-range modulation.

  7. Sound Devices has been rolled out a new firmware update for A10/A20 Wireless


    REEDSBURG, WISC., APRIL 6, 2022 – Sound Devices is proud to introduce a new modulation type for their wireless products as part of version 5.00 firmware for the A10-TX, A10-RX, A20-Mini, and companion app A20-Remote. 


    “We’ve been very pleased with the performance of the new long-range modulation in our field testing,” said Gary Trenda, RF Applications Engineer at Sound Devices. “We’re seeing significant improvements to audio range in all RF environments.”


    The new firmware also introduces a quality meter or Q-meter. Previously, the A10/A20 system only offered an RSSI meter, which only displays information on incoming signal strength.


    The long-range modulation and Q-meter join a growing list of state-of-the-art features in the A10/A20 Digital Wireless System


    More about Quality Meter can been found herehttps://www.sounddevices.com/quality-meter/


    New firmware can be downloaded from here: https://www.sounddevices.com/download/


    LINK to Sound Devices promotional video

  8. My two favorite is:


    - Schoeps CMC6 MK41
    - Sennheiser MKH-50


    Schoeps CMC6 MK41 with DPA lavalier cuts really nice as well as Sennheiser MKH-50 with Sanken COS-11. We have used Sennheiser MKH-50 in exterior for dialogue with pleasant results, never had the opportunity to try Schoeps CMC6 MK41 as exterior for dialogue purpose; but for SFX (scenes without dialogue) and it was great.


    For inside, I much prefer Schoeps CMC6 MK41 for female voices. I have "boomed" (as boom op) Mark Holden with Sennheiser MKH-50 and when heard for first time his voice was like "dude, it's already final track, does not need something special in post"; aka "in-your-face" punch. 

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