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  1. RJBerto

    One man crew - video/AUDIO system advice needed

    The simplest workflow I can think of, and I can't vouch for the sound except that there will be some, is to grab 3 of those auto gaining sennheiser wireless kits. Plug them into a recorder that has mix assist and run a mono mix feed to your fs5. Put a nice mic on top of the camera in a good suspension and run that into your second channel. Or if you're cool with mounting something under the camera, substitute a zoom f8 for the recorder with mix assist. Keep all of the lavs exposed. Figure out which types and chemistries of batteries you can use to minimize the amount of battery changes on the day. Use plural eyes for sync. Again, this probably won't provide the best results, but should be useable and fairly clean. And I haven't used those auto gaining wireless so I can't comment on any caveats, ymmv...
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    Zoom F8

    Has anyone tried it as a computer interface yet?
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    Sound devices 633

    Save a setup file to the internal memory after you set it up how you want it. It's in the manual.
  4. What cables are you using? Try gaining up the receiver to +12 and plugging head phones into it. Hear anything coming out of one side?
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    Looking for a new audio harness

    I pulled the trigger on the stingray. Have a half day tomorrow and a full day Saturday to test it out. So far I love it. Was worried it wouldn't work with a bag i have that only has two attachment points, but removing the lower section from the butterfly and attaching the upper and mid biners to the d rings on the bag works fine. Tonight I'm attempting to add two more d rings under the bag to take advantage of the full harness, attaching the top and mid to the top rings and the lower to the new rings at the bottom. Will be upgrading to a stingray bag in the new year....
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    Looking for a new audio harness

    Tried the ktek at Trew today and am impressed. Tried the stingray jr bag with it because it won't work with my current bag and it definitely feels like the way to go. What a difference over having the weight on your shoulders.
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    Looking for a new audio harness

    I had a backpack stolen with my harness in it and need to replace. Anyone else using the OR-40? My rig is pretty light and that ktek looks like overkill for now.
  8. RJBerto

    Zoom F8

    It's rare for a sound mixer to need 8 mic inputs/pres and the times when you do, I'd imagine a linear mixer on a cart is the way to go... which I suppose is the thinking for line level on TRS, taking the direct outs from a mackie type mixer, but still... the -10 thing... And not being able to plug in a wireless receiver at line level without having to make a special cable and padding the output seems odd. Could be useful for remote music recordings though...
  9. RJBerto

    Camera Return: Snake vs. Separate Cable

    I don't know about the 664 specifically, but most mixers I've had experience with, the 10 pin, or however many pin, connector will inject the signal into the return signal path... same as a direct connection to the return in jack. The manual may contain this info, or a quick call to sound devices to confirm.
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    Zoom F8

    I went and played with it as LSC today. Would be a good add to a 552/422 setup, but for me, too small and clunky to use by itself. The pres were actually pretty quiet and the body had a nice solid feel. It'd be a marked improvement to switch the trim and fader control and put on some better knobs.
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    Zoom F8

    I'll likely pick one up if the 8in/4out usb interface works well. I've been looking to upgrade from a 2in/2out interface for a while and having something that could serve double duty as back up in the field is pretty attractive.
  12. RJBerto

    You wanna spend HOW much on a shotgun mic???!!!

    What does the rest of the 5K budget have to go to? What do they have already? Are they looking to add more wireless? May need to relate the microphone to lenses... doesn't matter how good the camera is, cheap noisy glass looks bad. "Microphones are the "lenses" your sound is captured through" and all that. The "You want to spend how much on a camera? We already have a GoPro" argument would never work if the situation was reversed...
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    UH400a w/ UCR211 Compatibility Issues

    FWIW, if you reverse the phase of the NTG3 it will work. Has something to do with how it gets phantom power, you basically need to switch which pin it gets phantom power on. From what I understand the mic is not reverse phase, so if you do use a phase reversing barrel, the phase should be switched again at the mixer... or receiver.
  14. RJBerto

    Recording a boxing match, no booming

    Is it a lively sounding room? I've been in some small gyms that were very "dead." I have no practical experience to contribute here, but I've done a few un-mic'd theatrical performances and just placed spaced omni's across the front of the stage and an xy somewhere in the audience and thought it sounded very good. Depending on the height of the ceiling, I think an omni flown over the center of each quadrant of the ring would sound nice, mic the coaches and ref and place an xy that matches camera perspective for stereo ambience?