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  1. Those Sonys don't do well with receivers in the same bag. I experienced similar issues with Sennheiser receivers. Workaround: Choose a Sony frequency as far away from the Lectros as possible. The Sonys have three "bands" consisting of three tv channels. Transmitter and receiver at least mustn't be in the same band.
  2. I once really needed the w/c on the 664 when I had to send 8 AES channels to some video deck from Blackmagic. The video guys gave me a 48k bnc signal out of their mysterical 19" video rack switcher unit. Without w/c audio-to-video just didn't work so I was very very happy about having this option.
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    Anyway a small and versatile recorder for plant mics. Lav TRS and XLR with phantom. Listen in wirelessly. Way better than placing some bulky Tascam or Zoom and hoping for the best.
  4. I don't know G4, but I know G1 to G3 and 2000 (which is the professional series). They all had tremendous problems reproducing low frequencies and sibilants when there was an input signal not coming from a lav optimised for the system. Also there is no limiter. A boom has very high demands on the wireless in case of dynamic range and all kinds of sounds.
  5. This forum is so fantastic! Background info from legendary productions, real and authentic! Thank you for sharing your experiences!
  6. That guy has no clue about audio gear! He just wants to find some fool who'll pay his repair. Maybe someone used a 5 watt China Walkie Talkie in close proximity to the camera.
  7. AF out to +8dBu (maximum) and transmitter's input level about -21dB (depends on type of microphone used).
  8. Now from me a +1 for Nano Lockits: bullet proof, easy to sync, light weight, small. Every camera operator is happy about it. If you power supply them by USB over the camera, you never have to switch off neither touch them during a whole production, because they keep on running on their own battery over night. All you have to do the next morning is a wireless sync from your master Nano Lockit. The best thing is that you can expand your system with Genlock Lockits and slates from Ambient which will be fully compatible.
  9. Hi! Got a professional education in a company, and graduated after three years. After that years of eng shoots and simple post jobs (news mixing). Gained a lot of knowledge, and people noticed it over the time. So the jobs became more and more demanding.
  10. Put a fitting roll of spare XLR cable underneath? My "solution" for a similar case.
  11. Hi. I have used KM-D with 184 and 185 a few times on the SD 633. I was stunned about its appearant "noiselessness" and it's still my favourite for sitdown interviews. For boom, I found it too sensitive and experienced some digital artifacts and dropouts from time to time when swinging around fast. It needs careful treatment all the time and is - to me - therefore not really suitable for boom work.
  12. If you do scratch audio onto the camera, the camera's audio should be embedded into the video stream which arrives at video village. You can hang a hardwired headphone plugged into the headphone output of a monitor. If someone wants to listen in sync, he or she can grab that headphone and if he or she leaves he has to take it off (because it is wired). You need collaboration with the video guys which may not be easy (or allowed = US?) and ... it depends ...
  13. In my experience horses were quite scary when the boom made fast movements. Especially when the boom came from a lower height - someone then told me that they are quite aware of dangerous animals that are of lower level like dogs, wolves, snakes ... and so they react histeric to a furry boom at a dog's height. But "professional" movie experienced horses never cared which was impressing. As well as police horses.
  14. Dummy head with earflap. You can experiment with different earflaps or caps. The Neumann KU 100 for example starts at 20 Hz and contains omnis which are actually less sensitive to wind rumble. But it's quite pricy. And binaural recordings are more or less a matter of taste.
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