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  1. It’s not very elegant but there are other ways to power the condenser like the ps-1a.
  2. I had the green blinking lights in unison till I tried a couple more frequencies. Problem solved for now.
  3. I own an R1 MX version. The original camera (non-mx) had some audio board problems. But most even non-MX cameras still out there (Red wants them back) have the UPGRADED board which handles audio very well. Have your buddy call the Bomb Squad (yes, they really call themselves this) and pull up the serial number of the camera and see if it's had the upgraded. If not, get them to make a recommendation. I'll stress here because I feel there's a lot of diverging info on these cameras. The upgraded audio board RED1s handle audio extremely well. Just make sure the fan is turned to auto an
  4. The PSC adapter has worked great for me. I use it on my 416T, which I had serviced a few years ago and functions like a new mic. I suggest sending the 816T back if it’s not functioning perfectly to Sennheiser and they’ll make it good as new for a reasonable sum. Form factor obviously suffers if it’s on the barrel and it does add a little weight.
  5. It wasn't reliable. It would error and we'd have to restart it then it would work fine with a lot of fussing. Always carried a back up because you never know. Also the pre-amps and the timecode clock were not as good. Also had a Wendt mixer for awhile that had some channel bleed but was a pretty trouble free device. Excellent value and you can pick those up for dirt cheap now. Yes on all of the above. I also have the theory that cameras are a lot easier to visually troubleshoot. Audio problems are a lot harder to fix.
  6. I'll rather dangerously weigh in here as you've mostly heard from mixers. As a production company owner and also an evil RED owner I have a slightly different take. We originally tried to hire sound mixers on every job and, like you, really just couldn't afford it on lower budget stuff (guys, you don't even get called). Great audio is crucial to me. But with most of the good guys here in Atlanta we're competing with major studios for sound mixers with decent kits. We still hire sound mixers and pay them full rate when we can afford it. But mixers with their own gear in this town aren't ch
  7. The Lexar Pro model will read RED CF cards. Always a bonus on set.
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