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  1. I haven't tried the Nomad either, but my DevaV has been working without any problems in -38C for three days straight, with the internal hd and an NP1 lasting between 5-6 hours, even the display worked good.
  2. I love mine, but I don't think I would use them in the field, but I plan to try them out in the studio. But they sound (and look) amazing.
  3. I would not say that the Zaxcom stuff is delicate, I have used my Deva V for some time (since -06), from warm summer days with rain to a couple of weeks ago with three days in -36C and had waterdrops freeze on the surface of the display, the Deva ran 6h+ on one NP1 battery without hiccups in that cold. It might look fragile but that's not my experience...
  4. How does the buttons work? In the short video on Coffey's site it looks like you have to press one of the pots to shift the buttons to transport control, where's the big red button that says REC?
  5. I actually got 25 min from a 2800mAh... but then the transmitter was sitting in the open air in the roof of a busstop in -36C... normally I get around 3,5-4 hours on fresh charged NiMh. I did a couple of days shooting in really cold weather a couple of weeks ago and everything worked as it should, even the unprotected Alexas. (-35C or -31F)
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    Got one a couple of years ago and I just ask myself why I didn't get one earlier... Would not work without it, takes away all handling noise and I can even run pretty fast without having to worry about the mic bouncing in the mount. Another thing is that it also have a nice short plug for XLR connector that goes out to the side that makes low ceilings easier to work under and keeps the other connector in place .
  7. Have anybody tried them with Zaxcom systems? Not all lavs plays well with their digital systems...
  8. Thanks for the story! I have a friend that workes as a sound teacher at a school and they have a a couple of blins students. He has been talking about this for a while and it's easy to try out for oneself, walk down a hallway with closed eyes and hear how the sound changes when you pass a painting, a wallrug or even more an open door... He told me a story when they open the new restaurant at their school and they hade live bands that was going to play and people was partying, they came a little late and the place was more or less packed, my seeing friend was trying to find some place to sit, when his blind friend poked his shoulder and said, over there is a free table, my friend did not belive his eyes when in the packed place his friend picked out the only free places just by listening, that was a real "eye"opener for him... Regards Oscar
  9. Hi Vin, great to hear that your first session went well. I have been teaching and holding seminars for a couple of years and agree with most that has been said already, know who you talk to, what might interest them when it comes to sound etc. I try to have a "workflow" in my head, partly to keep it easier for them to follow and also to keep me on track, it's easy to wander off when you are passionate about something. I have also noticed that having a lot of examples helps keeping the focus. If you have filmclips that illustrate what you say, then they get the connection between sound and picture easier and if you have worked on it an anecdote or two will get the questions going. I have used "Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound" by David Lewis Yewdall, and it has a nice example of how a mix is beeing built and other interesting examples on a CD. Another good place for facts are www.filmsound.org , a really good place by an other swede, Sven E Carlsson with a lot of papers and info from many of the leading people in the soundindustry (a little focused on post, but...) Good luck and if you need more info or inspiration just ask! Regards Oscar
  10. The one you get with the DPA Windpack is a nice one as well, I've been planning to try to get a couple more any year now... but I don't now if they sell them seperately. Oscar
  11. When I got my Deva and the Cameo I could finally lose the inverter and just run on DC (no more DA78...), now I have a Optima yellowtop battery that goes to a powerMax and that power the rest of my cart and that means a Deva, Cameo, 6 wireless (sometimes , IEM, and a small LCD monitor. So far no problems at all, when I have AC I connect it (and that charges the battery) but I don't have to if I need to move around a lot. Also works great in a insertcar etc. I haven't timed how long it would last me but I have done 6h+ without problems. Now I will have both the XLR inputs for the PowerMax on the outside of my rack so if I need to I just get another car battery and keep on going. Oscar Lovnér
  12. I have had a pair for a while and I don't use them that much, but sometimes they are really usefull. They get more use when I don't do drama, and I just can put them in plain sight, but I have used them on actors with difficult clothing or a lot of movement. They are rather heavy, and the cable to thick for my taste, so it workes best on heavier fabrics. I would not take them instead of my B6 or sanken, but they are good as problem solvers to have in the bag of tricks. Regards Oscar Lovnér
  13. The audio worked quite well, most of the dialog was shouted anyway and there was motorcycle sounds to be added later (did a day of recording that mc and an old Trabant for fx) I think we went from 50-70km/h mostly on a gravel road with little traffic. Some parts on asphalt as well. We used the same trailer for insert car work... camera on the inside, super16 wide lenses. And a lot of shooting with actors driving, so most of the time I would be in the sound car before or after to be out of frame. First 60 days with a team of 11 incl. 2 actors, then more normal sized team. Really nice roadtrip kind of shoot. Oscar
  14. I found this while looking for the other pic, this is not that long ago (last summer...), but now when I look at it I wonder a little about what I get myself into... Guess it would look different in the US, right?
  15. Got to remember one of the tightest cartakes I have done, luckely a big american car with automatic shifting, but the actor was actually driving the car during the take. This was a number of years ago, and I would solve it another way now...
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