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Constantin

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  1. The director on the production where I had this happen, said she wasn’t surprised at all, because this particular actress was radiating this special energy. Still not 100% exactly sure what she meant, but it’s as good an explanation as any
  2. I‘m sure you are scanning for frequencies beforehand and tried different frequencies? If due to the tight dress the tx antenna is touching her body, you could try to get it away with a hush lav or something else. Also try another block... if it’s really killing you and you can trace it to the necklace, you could ask wardrobe/props/production to produce a plastic replica. They will probably only consider it - if at all - if you can’t get any useable audio. I had an actress once where nothing worked. 10 feet on a regular basis. Everyone else was fine. Sometimes this can h
  3. Yes, it may well be. This discussion doesn’t rank very high on my list of priorities. So in fact, you said this first: Not sure what exactly I mis-remembered, but it doesn’t matter anyway, because the basic point I‘ve been trying to get across to you and Ironfilm is still valid. But feel free to not respond anymore. In this particular discussion that would not be much of a loss anyway
  4. Yes or course! We are talking about the plug-ins. That’s software. Although you were at first complaining in general about Sound Devices prices. That includes hardware. and to quote Ironfilm: „Unfortunately people don't see bits of software the same as they see hardware“ And it’s strange how you and Iron won‘t see the irony when you are both exactly like that! It’s software, so it should be free, right?
  5. But a transmitter with a mic built in, regardless of recording capability, would be next to useless for most of us.
  6. Ah, well in that case you may be right about the unquestionability of this. I dimly remembered reading a patent description some years ago regarding a Zaxcom Virtual Multitrack Network (or something like that), and TC was a requirement for that, iirc, but maybe there was more. And more patents. Anyway, we will see.
  7. I‘m not so sure how unquestionable it is: I‘ve heard that they don’t have TC and certainly their website doesn‘t mention TC. And I believe without TC there’s no infringement on any patents
  8. Ok fine. I‘m mis-remembering Zaxcom‘s policy. It’s completely beside the point and only a distraction. But you two are doing a fine job focussing on where I was wrong instead of where I was right. Funny you should say that. It’s the same thing Sound Devices are doing, except they are coming in from the other end. Still the same deal: you get to decide what you need and pay accordingly. And you retain the possibility to decide this in the future, as and when you need the extra features
  9. So 16. What they also did was force you to pay to unlock functions the recorder was already capable of to get from Nomad 10 to Nomad 12.
  10. But it is a new product. Sound Devices came up with a new product, by bringing Cedar Noise Reduction to the 8-series. If anything it’s Cedar who are finding new ways to make money out of an existing product. The whole notion of including the ability to have plug-ins within a recorder is a brand-new idea. Something we‘ve been fantasising about right here some years ago. And now they have made it possible. No other manufacturer has got anything similar. And of course they want to earn money with it.
  11. I‘m sorry, but that is an absolutely ridiculous statement. If SD had taken a look at Adobe, they obviously came to a totally different conclusion. Sound Devices are NOT offering a subscription model. The offer an upgrade path. If you want it you can upgrade, if not, don’t. There’s nothing else to it. The hardware and the plug-ins are a buy once cry once kind of situation. They are not even selling software as such. Think of it as an add-on to their recorder. The only real software SD make (Wave Agent) they’re giving aways for free! If anything, they took a look at what car manufactu
  12. Nova: 6 analog inputs, 4 digital. (Btw strange that Zaxcom mention 12 tracks under „specs“), let’s say 16 recording tracks. 888: 12 inputs total, all available as analog. 20 recording tracks (not 16). Cantar Mini has a total of 10 inputs, 16 recording tracks. that mitigates the price difference somewhat. But let’s not stop the game there. What are the top of the range recorders? Scorpio: 36 recording tracks, 16 analog inputs. $9900 Zaxcom Deva 24: 24 recording tracks, 16 analog inputs. $12970 (incl. Dante, $11975 without)
  13. That is what they are doing. They are offering a permanent discount for their excellent products, even when there is no pandemic. Feel free to compare prices with their direct competitors from Zaxcom and Aaton, then tell me again about SD‘s pricing.
  14. yourself very obviously included. What if SD had built a NoiseAssist hardware add on? Similar to the AES extension. Would it be ok for you to pay for it then? you mean other than including Dante in their recorders which allows us to work miles away from set? And other than building face shields? Whatelse do you expect them to do?
  15. Yes, of course, I know. The guy who owns, i don’t know, 4-5 recorders?
  16. While I‘d agree that the preamp quality difference won’t matter much in a wireless world (if you are OMB‘ing you’re likely cabling the boom mic, so the preamp does matter), I think the differences between these two recorders come down to more than what’s written on a paper. Sure, the F8n may be almost the same machine and it can do things which the 788T can’t do or can’t do well, like interface with am iPad. For me there’s an emotional component, too. The 788T oozes quality and pro-level recording. You touch the faders (if you get a CL8/9 with it) and it feels very much like a pro device.
  17. Yes. Tolstoi‘s lesser-known follow-up: DBSM & DBSMD.
  18. And that is really an unfair business model. Especially as they can disable content you have purchased and downloaded. Thanks for your comments, Jon. While I don’t mind the need to pay this plugin, I certainly do mind that it can‘t be moved fairly eaaily from one recorder to another. For example I could briefly connect my Scorpio to my phone de-authorize the plugin, connect same phone to 888 for mobile use and re-authorize plugin there. It’s still only one instance in use, but would make this far more easier for us to jump the gun and that probably means more licenses sold for you
  19. Doesn't feel like I missed your point, but maybe I did, you'll know better. But there is definitely no hidden cost. and only true cost. I guess it's just because I'm having trouble understanding what the big issue is. And I know we've had this discussion before, but I still don't get it. Yes ok, SD changed their business model slightly. They could have charged for MixAssist on the 788, but didn't likewise on the 6-series. I would not have minded back then, and I understand it now. On the software side this happens all the time. You can get ProTools First for free, but then as you move up it ge
  20. That is absolutely ridiculous. I so disagree with that. I‘m totally fine with SD charging for their additional plugins. You can mix amd match whatever you want and need, I totally don’t see the issue. The price you paid is the price to get what you wanted to get at the time of purchase. Now you get even more out of your recorder if you want to. I interpret your response to mean that you would have preferred an entirely new recorder, 8-series Mk ii, with NoiseAssist included. Then another recorder, Mk iii, with Cedar, and so on. Is that really better? With SD‘s approach you can keep your
  21. Quite impressive. However, I can't begin to express (on a public forum) how very annoyed I am by the stupid background music in the video above. This would have been a good opportunity to listen to the system as well, especially that guy on the lav, but there was no way to judge background noise and other artifacts. Anyway, yes a bag receiver would be great, but it seems to me that what's special about this system is the quad receiver, with four antennas spaced around. With a bag rx that's pretty much pointless as you couldn't really space them out. So the great range feature may
  22. This is really very cool, I think. It’s pretty pricy, but Cedar always is. But, as mentioned here and on Facebook, I have strong reservations regarding movability. I‘m fine using it with only one recorder at a time, but the ability to move it fairly freely from one recorder to another would add a lot of value and cause many more of us to consider buying this. But the if it’s tied in to my one recorder and I couldn’t even move it if that recorder was e.g. stolen or if I wanted to upgrade from 833 to 888, then it’s a no-go from me.
  23. Yes, I strongly agree with this. At this price point I would not even consider it, if I couldn’t move from one recorder to another. I
  24. Oh yes, I agree with that, not ideal to catch just the breathing - or at all
  25. Well, the Tracke E‘s don’t record to the iphone, they only record to their own sd card. So drift of the video will not cause any damage to the audio. However, the ability to sync audio and video may suffer as a consequence of the video drift, but that would be the case with any external audio recorder. At least with the Track E you‘ll get (presumably) rocksolid audio and can sync and align your video to that.
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