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  1. Mungo

    Body absorption

    Body absorption is even worse with digital modulation, my experience.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. "Ready to shoot?" "Yes, ready. All cellphones switched off or in flight mode?" "Ahmmm ...."
  5. Boom Forehead (when hat or cap worn) Glasses (if possible) Hair
  6. Haven't had the issue since having updated to 4.60. Seems like solved.
  7. Known issue. We asked an SD distributor about it and they told us a workaround: 1. Disconnect DC Boost and data cable. 2. switch on 664 3. connect data cable 4. then connect dc boost Anyway, it's a pain in the ass. I'm curious if FW 4.60 will solve this problem.
  8. Mungo

    Sennheiser XSW

    Maybe it could be modified and then used as a camera return ... it won't harm any UHF frequencies used for mikes + hops.
  9. I have recorded a couple of real surgeries in the last years. It's so loud in the operating room (vents, AC, pumps, beeps ...) that no boom would deliver any useable audio. Anyway, it's too dangerous because sterile parts can come in touch with the boom by accident. I attached lavs with little wind jammer to the doctors' shirt BEFORE they were put on their sterile covers. So I had a good "clean" sound, the wind jammer eliminated rubbing noise quite good. I did it very safely because sometimes the surgeons sweated heavily. Another good place was on the forehead unter the surgical cap. The main problem is that there is no opportunity to touch the mikes when operation is in progress - due to hygiene. You have to be sure who's to be lav'd and who not. Some of them don't talk at all ... anasthesist says something but not much ... Maybe the sound person can place the recorder outside the operating room if range allows.
  10. The Internet Movie Database is indeed full of scandals 😋
  11. Doesn't work everytime. It's important to switch to power off (over the INT/EXT switch) and then hold the button down.
  12. OT: "We shot with the 416". I misunderstood a couple of times because I thought they used the MKH 416 but they meant the camera! http://www.arrirental.com/camera/416.html
  13. Low levels were a problem in the 16 Bit days. There was a reduction of higher frequencies when recorded too low and amplified afterwads. Remember the "Preemphasis" switch on DAT recorders to achieve a work-around? In 24 Bit not a problem any more.
  14. This is OT of course, but I too switched from 416 to 60 after 12 years of ENG work! The reason was that I had to send the 416 to repair and tried a 60 as a temporary replacement. Much better off-axis sound, notably lower noisefloor. As indoor compromise less reflection sounds. The high gain switch is useful when you have to work with thick muffy furs.
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