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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.
  15. One of those little gems that serves well on a studio kinda production. It is made/advertised for jewellary presentation. It's not perfect, as I'd like 2 zipper sleds per zipper or whatever it is called. Also, a hanger is not integrated and the upper part is a "spandrel". Source as of now: https://m.de.aliexpress.com/item/1005001356714419.html
  16. Confirmed, Germany/EU based, as of now.
  17. Why not feed the TrackE HP output into the Lectro TX? I have done so with an Wisycom SK100 (crude quick'n dirty situation) and I had remotability over TC, input gain and half of the gain stage into the TX via Tentacles App. Edit: I did a test with a Wisycom and it worked.
  18. Systainers are branded as Festool or Tanos (a daughter/sister brand) or as anything, custom made from Tanos, including medical suppliers. The drawer systainers were featured here on some sound cart. Unfortunately, the MW1000 cart does not fit my T-loc midis. Also, I find that the tabletop accessory makes the cart too unflexible to move quicky. The surface is not made to be exposed to rain and would need to be replaced/treated.
  19. I suppose, you ask for the v-lav micro? If so, look for linhuipad ws-1202 on aliexpress. There are also more yellowish foams with 5mm and 0.5mm inside diameter without a particular name. Both work for my similar sized MKE-1.
  20. My experiences with those are not that great (though old). These where not much, once a Ktech once an Ambient. Both produced inverted loops, that required constant maintainance, got stuck and were a pain especially in length>ceiling height stiuations. Another thing is, that I sometimes like to quickly slide the quickpole through the sustaining hand with soft gloves. That would produces movement in the cable and even a center of gravity shift. On top of that, a straight cable has a lot better ratio of overall weight vs center oft gravity, espacially with whatever cable foo on the bottom end.
  21. I look out for fly reels, mainly on aliexpress. Quite a few offer some room for a mainspring upgrade in the future. Currently I need to choose a cable that works even without reels and springs, so I have some specs to decide on reel dimensions. There are various drag systems for fly/ice reels. Most reels produce a clicking sound, either as an essential part of the system, or they just imitate it as an audible user interface. The latter can be removed. Springs introduce a hell of issues that may be trivial for seat belt, dog leash and vacuum cleaner designers but not for someone with my resources or what a wireless microphone boom demands. The first is, these springs love water since they want to turn into rust, so a protective housing is necessary. A water protective housing with two moving parts is nothing I can just 3d print or buy in the right dimensions. I am open for ideas though. Another issue is, you'd need a backstop and release mechanism like a vacuum cleaner or a measuring tape. When I have a working reel, my next step would probably be to design some anchors to fit an unprotected spring and service it with WD40 regularly. In the 1960s and 70s, there used to be retractable "automatic reels", but they did not prevail. You can buy collectors items here and there, but they usually don't fit my specs and are old (as in, they break and are not easily replaceable) heavy, expensive and are designed for a lot more length than a boom cable needs. On top of that, I don't like the idea of modifying some collectors item. The reel will be mounted with its axis crossing the boom, opposed to usual fly reels: vs If I had the 3d modelling, printing and crafting skills, I'd go for a reel that spins around the boom. Whoever reads this, note this warning: Mainsprings are dangerous, protect at least your eyes and hands!
  22. I want to refit my straight cabled QX5100. The plan is to mount some reel system on the bottom end, so a slim cable is desired. As I don't have any of the mentioned around I wonder, what to buy. What are your experiences with these cables or with DPAs slim XLR? What is the outer diameter, RF performance, bending radius of the DAO4010? Would the PVC coating of the 1804A produce significantly more cable noise compared to the cable Ambient sells? Thnx
  23. The connector in the unit might be defective. It could also be a break somewhere in the cable that is effective in a certain bending situation.
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