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    Doing sound on set since 2001
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  1. I created this thread to share experiences. After all, these are products never intended for our craft though I often prefer them over what comes with concealer starter kits or "our industry" offers. For decades, I've been using these 3M tapes, either on on rolls, as prepared circles or stripes. (The circles are great and fast for the round DPA concealers for a quick application/secene, not for a long day). Until I came across Walker tapes this year. I've used "Lace Front" and "Ultra Hold" on 2 independent productions. On skin and on wardrobe, either with some fur or concealers. While "Ultra Hold" is advertised as the most sticky in their product range, the Lace Front stuff appears a lot more difficult to remove from wardrobe without residue. Lace Front was also a pain to remove from Bubble Bee concealers and it tears the little bridge on the back apart easily. In other words, I prefer LF over UH, so far. Regarding fur, both have the potential to render the piece trash-worthy. Besides all that, what I've also learned, use Teflon coated or "non sticky" advertised scissors.
  2. These days I like to use jewellery hangers. I've posted this in some other thread already. @Attila I've been thinking about a SYS Sort IV / 3 + SYS-Roll dresser, though more as a main cart. Would it make sense to put some TLoc Systainer in between the SYS-Sort and the Storage-Box, so that the handle of the SYS-Roll does not get in the way when opening the Storage-Box? Would you sometimes prefer a top box without the handle sticking out? Is the SYS-Roll handle high enough to easily roll it on 2 wheels?
  3. When I do it, I usually wear a field cap. Not during take, but sometimes when there is prolonged time between "roll sound" and "set" waiting for some plane, traffic lights or whatever. Obviously only when it is safe, not above actors, etc. I've seen bald guys do it without a hat. And then, there is the "rest on the head with the hand in between" technique.
  4. Call Lectro. Feedback here. Just my 2 ct.
  5. For an upcoming doc shoot for a choir rehersal that includes some duets, I am looking for a system that has the option for a wireless finger/camera rig/boom mounted PTT talk button and t(r)rs output to common headphone/IEM solutions. There will be 2 cams and 2 booms operated by humans that need to communicate. The boom ppl are monitoring sound with in ears or headphones and TR(R)S connectors + adaptors. All operators need a wireless PTT button, either via BT or some other tech, but it'll probably boil down to BT. I have looked around before for a 2 boom situation doc project, but results where indifferent with companies I've never heard of with long delivery times from China. Looking forward to ideas with thnx in adavance
  6. I had a shooting day around a city with lots of smaller moves and cobblestone pavement and improvised this. It worked out well. The boxes easyly come off as only the cart (SYS-RB) is fixed to the bike.
  7. I am currently booming with this mic in low ceiling situations (a cruise ship) and am pretty impressed with it. I've worked a lot with the miniCMIT and love it but these extra centimeters less are a boon on the boom. My setup with the "Sugru"ed (and shortened) ultra slim DPA DAO4010:
  8. I wonder if anyone has compared the above mics and shares expieriences or even sound samples. Thnx
  9. Thnx a lot, Rick. That was the information I was looking for. For reference these offer adapters: hixman.com micronic.co.uk www.aliexpress.com/store/911412325
  10. Hi, so, lavs (and microdot adaptors) with a 3.5mm locking connector are usually specified for Sony (UWP-, UTX series) or Sennheiser G2, G3, G4. The latter being widely used by other manufacturers, e.g. Deity, Tentacle and lots more When I look for line in cables, they are sometimes advertised as compatible for both worlds. What are the differences in these inputs? I have a show coming up, where I'd like to feed some UTX-B3 with either my Sennheiser terminated lavs or the HP output of my Track Es (non US).
  11. Hey Joppe, thank you for the update! This is all good to hear. I am neither within the first 8, nor in a rush. Put me on the end, if that helps. How would you estimate this gold price Swiss contacts situation influencing the total price? If it is at all appropriate in this production stage to ask: Would it be possible to place the power inlet and switch on the top or bottom side of the unit? If not, could it be done by a skilled solderer and enclosure driller post shipment? This would make it somehow more space friendly in an upright or case operation.
  12. For the Deity BP-TRX yes, but for now not for the Tentacle Sync track E, as far as I know.
  13. I use the international version. But even the US version could be used on a plant mic, a backup in car recorder with a second mic or an input gain remote. The limitations of the US version render the unit a too pricey though.
  14. Both systems have their legitimacy. The Tentacle units, both on camera and on talent, are a lot smaller and are a good addon for already existing wireless units.
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