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    What case to get next

    Pelican Air 1615 though not as sturdy, has worked for me for a couple years so far. That being said I do keep my 688 kit in a 1650 and yes, it's heavy. Though I have a tip, the much older 1650's that have the significantly larger horizontal carry handle are better as you can use two hands easily. And there's a generation or two of 1650's (could even be the current one) that don't sit flat when you set it down (if you were carrying it horizontally, like a suitcase). This is annoying to say the least. Deal breaker in my opinion. Look on Craigslist in Chicago. They'll pop up at some point.
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    What you you recommend to power the MixPre 3

    Mr. Bamboozled- I often run my mix pre 6 on camera and have a few ideas for you: 1. Get a camera cage and mount the mix pre d on the side of the camera rather than underneath. It'd be sweet if the MP series screen orientated accordingly but it does not. 2. I have most the available powering options and of course it ultimately it depends on your setup but I've found that the Sound Devices L Mount used in combo with Sony NP-F570 (which I believe is discontinued but you can still find some if you look) lends the lowest profile. Another option if you power the camera externally using either V-Mount or Gold Mount batteries is to get the Hawkwoods Hirose power and just get a D-Tap to Hirose cable and power it. The AA's are low profile too but ultimately I end up swapping batteries too much using that powering method.
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    Smart Slate Preference

    Looks great. Thanks for the demo. Definitely have my eye on the betso gear.
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    Smart Slate Preference

    I haven't personally tested it but I believe the Betso Slate WTCS-1 can display chosen fields of metadata which can be entered via the Movie Slate app.
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    Zoom F8n.

    Mr. IronFilm- If Zoom doesn't hire you in some capacity they're fools. You're the #1 brand ambassador for them and a respected member of several communities. Seriously though, after all you've written in support for Zoom, the absolute least they should do is give you a Zoom F8n, if only cause you'd educate everyone about that product. Zoom, are you paying attention?!? Don't lose Mr. IronFilm to the competition. I bet he's solely responsible for at least 50 sales of your products due to the consistent feedback he gives about the F8.
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    Sound Devices recorders - which way to go?

    664 is completely analog. 633 & 688 are not.
  7. Blackmagic Design Video Assist works fine. I trigger the Mix Pre 6 from a Canon 1DC through the Video Assist and the 1DC won't trigger the MP6 directly. I wish the 10t would hold timecode from an HDMI signal even after it is disconnected. I think I saw somewhere it couldn't. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
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    Sound Devices Approved Media for 633 - SanDisk question

    When the 664 came out there was an approved media list with a San Disk Ultra 64gb SD card on it. After awhile the card was removed from the approved list. I only bring this up because I'm assuming they tested the card rigerously prior to approval but then several months later had to delist it after some issues arose. So even after the testing you've done, I'd still be weary. That being said, I believe Scott Farr (he posted it on JW a few years back) was using unapproved Lexar media without issue, so it can happen. Good luck. Keep us posted. PS. The other part I'm curious about is why not just use the 64gb approved cards? According to SD's audio calculator you'd get over 8 hours 24/48 wav files when recording 16 tracks on a 64.
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    Prototype BEC bracket for F55 Documentary Dock

    They already make a plate that does that, it's The BEC Group Under Camera Mount #1. https://www.adorama.com/becbotplt1.html I've also had some custom work done by Mr. Babcock. Always excellent results.
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    NEW: Audio Ltd - DDX1010

    I'm talking about the American market. That's why I said "US A10", US meaning United States but I can understand that not being clear if you're not from here. Too many acronyms to keep up with these days. I'm going to email Audio Ltd. and see if I can get some files to play with and compare a transmitter recorded file to a mixer recorded file. ill report back if I hear anything...poor pun intended.
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    NEW: Audio Ltd - DDX1010

    This is where the old system stood. I'm sure with the recent distribution partnership, this will improve. On another note I was reading some Audio Ltd. literature and it seems the US A10 can record or transmit but not simultaneously, similar to the new lectro models. The A10 records to Audio Ltd.'s proprietary compressed format. I wish they would provide sample files for download. Ideally the same file recorded at the transmitter level and one through a SD 688/SL-6 kit so we could compare.
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    NEW SMWB and SMDWB Lectrosonic units Announced..

    @IronFilm, don't know about all this negativity toward Zaxcom. Mr Sanders is an entrepreneur and deserves the fruits of his labor, intelligence and foresight. Besides, you live in New Zealand, why do you care so much, it really has no effect on you unless you're married to using lectrosonics (which is understandable)? When people are talking about Audio Ltd, the products aren't infringing on Zaxcom patents unless sold in USA, so the idea that they didn't include a feature like HP O/P because of a patent in one country seems like a stretch to me. For the record, I'm a lectro user, and I want the simultaneous recording transmission feature too. Sorry to derail the thread. Looks like a great product from lectro.
  13. Why not get one of SD's Mix Pre-3/6's? Very lightweight. It can use the same L series batteries your 744 does or Hawkwoods just came out with the SD-1 which provides a hirose power input for standard NP-1/BDS setup.
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    Sound Devices & Audio Ltd

    Funny I was just about to post this in the A10 thread as I was hoping for better compatibility between the companies, well I guess I don't have to worry about that anymore....and as far as speculating on products, as camera systems become more modular, I wonder if SD starts producing modules for the cameras with wireless integration? I was just talking to Dennis at SD today about hoping they'd make a more advanced version of lectros pdr. He didn't say anything. Will be an interesting NAB in 18 for SD. I'm all in.
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    Lectrosonics SMWB coming soon?

    After a brief skimming of the manual I'm curious if there's timecode integration in the recorder portion. The manual doesn't say anything about it. I was hoping there was a licensing agreement between Lectro and Zaxcom, but obviously not. Unfortunate. Still looks like a sweet device. I wonder if the overseas versions can record and transmit? Could be firmware activated like the Audio Ltd A10 or 1010 transmitters.