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    ENG, EFP, Sound mixing post

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  1. Mungo

    Wireless GO

    I've been experimenting a little bit with the Go as a personal monitoring system for camera return. Range is ok, but only in line of sight. Camera headphone out -> attenuator 20dB with dc blocking capacitor -> Wireless Go TX Wireless Go RX -> RTN in of 633/664 The rx delivers enough gain to feed the RTN in of the SD recorders, and all in all it works. Sound is ok for listening in, but not for monitoring all the time. The bass is clearly missing, the latency is little weird and the data compression becomes audible from time to time. But this solution is a very good help for ENG jobs where audio recorded on camera is required. You can check the hop with that in a very comfortable way, so it's worth the ridiculous price. Camera OP won't complain about weight or size and it doesn't harm my UHF frequencies. Next step is building a power supply adapter. The internal battery lasts only a few hours.
  2. Working with 2 FS7 is what I do most of the time by now. I do jam from the 633 at least once per hour, or, if available use Nano Lockits on cams and mixer, jamming wirelessly from time to time. No complaints. Sometimes the tc i/o switch got switched during the shoot by accident. I "lock" it with adhesive tape.
  3. I didn't mean that. When cameras stop recording and start again, they are in correct timecode time again, with Hench's method. During the take they may drift of course. But it depends how long the takes are. After 5 minutes for example no camera ever will have produced a notable shifting.
  4. As long as the cameras stop from time to time, it's ok. Normally there's changing camera's batteries, changing flash cards, breaks.
  5. Absolutely! The general problem is that the manufacturer can "certificate" the product on his own by just declaring that it is conform to the rules.
  6. Teradek 500 simply works. Butter it's expensive and you can only use a max of 2 or 3 at one place. So you possibly get into troubles with the people from video village.
  7. TV studios and OB vans have been synchronizing their global TC by GPS for ages. They have rack mounted GPS receivers. Not because they're so innovative, but because it's the easiest way. With products like these: http://www.ese-web.com/102.htm
  8. Hi Werner, in my opinion you're right, those preamps in the newer recorders are not that good as they were once. They seem optimized for modern hot mikes (e.g. MKH 8060, CMC6, ...) and of course wireless receivers. Put an MD 421 or MD 441 on a mic stand on a table and try to make a recording (with a 633) of someone, speaking at a normal voice level, sitting at the table. A scenario like this was very common on the old Nagra days I guess. The 633 preamps won't be able to do a proper recording, far too noisy for professional ears. Same with the 48V version of lavs, they too aren't very hot, at least the Sennheiser ones. I just know wired lavs from Sennheiser (ME 102, MKE 2, MKE 10) With recorders like the 633 you'll get the paradox situation that wireless lavs sound less noisy than wired lavs - since the transmitters are matched better to those lavs.
  9. As far as I know from 633, a few minutes charging time are enough to take advance of the timecode accuracy (blue light flashing) and the shutdown feature. The mixer must be turned on. If charging time seems to take longer, there may be an issue: battery end of life or battery cables internally loosened which once happend to my device. Don't have experience with MixPre though.
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    Still only two AES inputs ...
  11. I remember that noise a few years ago. It was FW 2.11 or so. It happened only when just one mix track (e.g. left only) was armed. I have been linking mix tracks ever since, makes more sense anyway, and never had that issue again.
  12. Schoeps rumbled no matter what I tried. The only thing working well for me is Cinela Osix.
  13. Mungo

    Body absorption

    Body absorption is even worse with digital modulation, my experience.
  14. Thanks I find it quite impressing to see Nicholson preparing himself for the axe scene. These are the moments before one of the most famous scenes of all times (until today) was shot.
  15. Which transmitter or recorder is this at 18:00? What was used at the time? Remarkable: - Crew members drinking coffee from paper cups (like today) - Crew members wearing clothes in colours that are not black (unlike today)
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