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  1. 552 sounds good. SVEN clunky but is workable. You can do high quality stereo recording- with tC including MP3s... 5 quality mic pres can be front end( with limiters) for feeding 688 inputs 7, 8,9 ...etc. Quickly feed two cameras and have returns. I had my 552 on sale several times and never sold. But, i keep finding an occasional use for it. Solid piece to keep as a backup.
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    HHB Dat

    Yes-- it think HHB came up with that widely used mod. Mine was literally salvaged from a blown up Stelladat... Sounded great.
  3. I am the outlier here. thinking it was safest option, I had production buy SD CF cards for a film. Several failed with speed issues. Switched to my personal Sandisk cards-no issue- long takes 13 tracks..... . Cards failed with not so high track counts-- 5 tracks. Failed in both 688 and 633. And also failed during card to card transfer. Talking to SD about it today.
  4. johngooch

    HHB Dat

    I think most of the transports were made by alps....... all were a nightmare. I had a pd-4 bastardized with steladat headphone amp and L\R/M/ stereo headphone matrix.
  5. Two CMITs failed me last night. 100% humidity and for sure it was after night fall and the dew point as sky high. All packed up in silica gel ziplock now. j
  6. Update-- wranglers awesome. Have been able to boom around horses with little restriction. They had pre-silenced saddles as well. All is very well. Tough show but horses are not the worst part. Thank you all for your help. j
  7. So far in initial conversations Wranglers they are OK with Booms.. They said they are trained movie horses and booms are not the kind of thing to spook them.. Further discussions to be had. Not using "Action"... Thanks Mike for that tip. Thank you all for your sage advice. Much appreciated.. j
  8. if i can get boom in, i will be at the very least putting away the furry covers. j
  9. Good start to the conversation thanks guys... saddle soap yes! I do not think we have budget, time or talent pool to use fisher.
  10. Taking on a scripted project with lots of horses- talent riding horses with dialogue, lots of horses in BG etc..... Being in the Northeast of the US, this sort of project does not cross my path very often. So i am asking the knowledge base here to share their experiences working on a narrative project such as this. I am still in prep... thx. j
  11. Would mode of wireless noise reduction play into this? Brand of wireless.... Properly wired cos-11... servo- non servo-tx? There are more moving parts than you'd think...
  12. Phil-- my current method is turn them on and let them burn... just looking for a better method. Was hoping ZTS analyzer would be the right way. I understand that does place battery under load ( they call it pulse load) .... I may try it. I am so bad at managing my battery usage. And in the end- i am wasting a bit of money... j
  13. I've gotten not so hot batteries, right out of the packaging. So i am not necessarily looking just evaluate partially used batteries. j
  14. Staring at a bucket full of questionable voltage LI AAs... Curious to see how everybody tests these batteries under load... Looking at this https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1012277-REG/zts_mini_mbt_multi_battery_tester.html?sts=p ZTS tester. Is it worth the money?
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