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  1. Kind of old topic but I thought "and find the signal/noise ratio, let alone the community/bile ratio, to be pretty bottom heavy." Pretty much sums up why it's nice to have a forum that is not so full of non professionals. DVXUser is a good place to ask basic questions and get help if you are not a sound professional or just have really basic questions. I spend a fair amount of time trying to help folks out there. I will even give a question a try now and again because there are some pretty experienced folks there also. But generally if I am asking the question and it's about
  2. Maybe on some TV shows but feature films don't generally do this. Mostly because as I mentioned the sound of the space your shooting in is almost never the sound of the space the story takes place in. So boom/ lav mix to give a more natural tone is done but using "ambience" from the set is almost never done. Now in music yes that makes sense since the "story" is the same location as the "set". I could also see it for documentary shoots being maybe useful. So it depends, as most things do, on what you are shooting. On a narrative post I'm not even going to listen to
  3. Have to say as a post person, mostly, there is an extremely small chance I would use anything from this track. But maybe a video editor on some slam it on the air show might find it useful? The reasons are that as others have pointed out it will be useless for Noise Reduction, or Room Tone and it is not going to sound like the location of the story. A lot of folks think that you can record ambiences on the set, but as a rule that is not any use to post. The set is hardly ever in the location, or world, that the story is taking place in so it does not sound right. Mos
  4. One reason PluralEyes can be better than TC in todays file based systems is that it is a continuous sync check. Unless you are recording LTC on an audio track on all the devices you are only getting a starting time stamp with TC. It's great for getting your start's lined up but it's basically useless for running sync. With matching guide tracks post can tell if there is drift in an instant and how much that drift is. So you get positional sync AND running sync. Post places that did mostly video and worked with tape should be familiar with TC. Sound post back in the 90's when I worked
  5. Actually no. Warm air holds more moisture than cold so going from warm to cold creates condensation. Think of the outside of a glass filled with ice water. The cold glass is condensing the water out of the air. Or the ice inside your freezer (if you don't have a no frost one.
  6. Somehow I missed posting on this thread. I do see the reasons for anonymity. Companies like Apple and I assume everyone else in the tech industry comb forums constantly for any post by anyone ever associated with the company and if they think you have talked out of school then you get a big brother email. Out of school in their book basically means saying anything about Apple. I don't mean to pick on them because I'm sure it's common practice with all of the bigger players. My general opinion is that I like to know who's saying what because it gives me some way to evaluate how likely the
  7. AS an update they are back in stock. http://www.hoodmanusa.com/products.asp?dept=1064
  8. Philip, I was sending the same thing to 72 different files. 14 is the most number of inputs I've used. Multiple devices would probably add a bunch of overhead so that should knock down the track count. The most I've done in a real situation was 14 inputs individually to two different drives plus three "stereo" crash down mixes. So 28 mono and 3 stereo files. The discussion may be moot though since BR is no longer available for sale. The developer is too busy with other projects and has closed the store. It's not "dead" yet and he hopes to have the time to get back to developing it but
  9. This is from a few years ago. I was recording feeds from the stage and two translators for the teachings. And then RnG at the public talk and various audiences. And more recently a big venue that despite many emails was not prepared for our arrival, the board they rented had no direct outs and well didn't work at all so two boards later they actually got one that was functional with enough ways to cheat. I was recording 10 -12 feeds including two translators and doing crash down mixes of the three versions (English, Chinese, and Spanish). I'm actually backing up in the shot (Chronosync)
  10. Well you could set BR to auto and it will start recording when it sees valid TC coming in and will stop when the TC does. The manual says there is a slight delay but you can set the pre record buffer to compensate so it's essentially an instant on.
  11. I haven't used MC so I can only talk about BR. I have used BR on a number of concert/ doc situations where I was recording 10 - 14 inputs often with mirrored files (so 20 -28 files) for takes up to two hours with never a hiccup, to a buss powered USB2 drive no less. I did a test to see how many tracks I could record simultaneously to the drive before using it live. I was able to record 72 tracks 48/24 with out having a buffer overrun. I only ran that for 10 min. but I knew I was never going to get anywhere close to that in real life. Talking to the developer about drives FW and USB2 were
  12. This is the only reason that makes any sense. And despite a post above it does work better in stretching and manipulating and it is not unusual for FX recordists to record at 96. I don't, well very rarely but a number do regularly. THis is pretty much B.S. Just because you have more bits doesn't give you more error correction. Component and design quality count a lot more. And there is also some evidence that not pushing the converters lets them be "more accurate" so that would argue against 96 et all. Higher bit rate doesn't give you more headroom, it gives you higher frequency res
  13. No, I tried. But you can disable tracks (not on the fly) in the patch bay and you end up with extremely small placeholder files which is very handy when the active tracks keep changing (live events concerts etc.).
  14. I just did a quick test and with my record drive not attached opening BR and going into record throws an appropriate error. I would check for a corrupt file in one of BR paths.
  15. I just had something similar happen. I inadvertently trashed a folder that I had one set of files pointed at. Going into record caused a freeze and a sudden quit. After that even recreating the folder didn't stop the sudden quit at launch. What I had to do was delete the files that had been created in the in the first record session. Explanation... I had discrete tracks going to one folder and three crash down mixes going to three other folders. BR had already created files in the existing directories before it locked up trying to write to the nonexistent fourth directory. I don't thin
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