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  1. We just gave you this advice. If you’re unfamiliar with the settings of the g3 then you need to read manual and spend some time with the unit. I don’t understand what exactly you’re looking for here.
  2. Yup, Constantin is right this will take some coordination. Try to get involved on a prep day so that you can setup and test the workflow in advance. You should also be paid for this day, the camera dept will be. Couple things from my experience with Reds and G3s to watch out for.... There is a good chance that the red, once fully setup with all the accessories they plan on using, will emit a huge amount of RFI/EMI interference that will swamp your little G3 receiver. To see this in action keep your transmitter off and tune the g3 to an open frequency. Now bring the g3 over to the red (powered up with all accessories running) and watch the RF meter fill up. I’ve found there’s just not much you can do about this. Placement can help a bit so experiment with that and sometimes a bad BNC cable or power cable is to blame. But I’ve found it’s almost impossible to get ACs to start swapping cables out that are working perfectly fine for them. Ultimately, it will probably work work fine because once you power up your transmitter it should still lock on as long as you don’t push it with the range. You just need to be aware of the limitations. A more robust receiver like a 411a would be better. SRs have also suffered with Reds in my experience. Red audio settings are irritating at best if you’re not familiar so give yourself plenty of time to fiddle with that. Depending on the model and input accessories available you may need to pad the receiver output down to mic level in the g3 menu. I usually have the camera guys put the “A-box” on and that allows me to use the standard XLR output cable for the g3 but you could go a few different routes. The biggest thing is to just make sure you have enough time to do all this and test and not try to squeeze it in just before they want to roll. For the playback back part I’d recommend finding a small powered speaker (Speakeasy or Foster) that you can connect to the monitor to boost the volume. An sdi connection from camera to monitor should carry your audio along with it as should a teradek transmitter unless it was setup to omit audio. Careful with feedback and make sure it’s off when not working. Unfortunately it’ll probably be up to you to babysit it. Lots of places and device menus to get bogged down on this one! Good luck.
  3. This is a good idea but I’d be concerned about the foil or paint flaking apart over time and shorting over the pins. Even a standard Neutrik XLR has the same lack of metal shell in the back and seems to do fine.
  4. There’s no filtering PCB board this is just a connector that uses a crimp sleeve strain relief instead of the usual plastic collet, providing better shield continuity.
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    I thought I read somewhere that the Nova will have RF loop outs when it ships. If so, I wonder if those will be pre or post the 35meg filter.
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    Icon specs say the M+ could pull up to 2A. Kind of a lot.
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    Yes, I hope they give the UI a major overhaul and leave the windows 95 era for good. I used to have a max and you do get used to it and even appreciate some of the features (like showing limiter ballistics) and utilitarian quality of it but yes it’s a bit garish and here in this nice looking piece of new hardware, a bit out of place.
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    It’s a better name than Scorpio. I liked it when sound devices just stuck to model numbers but whatever. Again, another recorder that has has more record tracks than analog inputs. 4 mic pres is fine but in a perfect world i think it would have 6 line inputs too and get you a full 10 analog isos. Same bummer with the Cantar mini. If I was using Zax wireless this would be a great setup for a mobile bag. Especially if you’re using the RX12 already and have the 212 modules. Looks like a very nice upgrade to both the max and Nomad somehow.
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    I was thinking the same thing and then I remembered how many error messages and bugs I’ve experienced with the CL12 so maybe a competent 3rd party controller based on an open protocol doesn’t sound so bad. I guess we’ll see. Looks like Icon makes an 8-fader expansion panel as well as an LCD screen add on for displaying info. It will be interesting to see the various setups that are possible.
  10. I’d buy Ambient. They have the best battery doors. Looks like they made a nice one for the NP50 slot here. Kudos to them for arriving at a rechargeable design that’s also easy to just swap in the field.
  11. DPA should include a few spares. Especially considering it’s the most expensive lav on the market.
  12. Good grief the thing is brand new and the cap is coming off? Is it supposed to just slide on like the 4060 series?
  13. Would the OSIX 1 or 2 work well for an 8050 + MZF + XLR module?
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