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MattRuth

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    I'm 30 years old, spent the last 10 years working in Audio Visual.<br />I haven't done much actual recording for films, but I'm interested in doing some more. <br />I'm beginning at the bottom, looking to get experience. I'm not sure If i'll ever be pro, I think I've left that too late in the game to get started. But a guy can dream
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  1. Awesome, that's good to hear, and thanks for the info on the polyfuses. That sounds pretty handy with the parallel batteries. Being able to hotswap them could be very useful in certain situations. Currently I've got a working prototype on a breadboard. I'm hoping I can print out a case I've designed next week, and start assembling it into a bag ready kit.
  2. I know this is a fairly old post, but I was wondering how you got on with this distro? I'm currently prototyping a similar one using an Arduino Pro Micro and an INA226 Current/Power Monitor to keep track of my batteries. I'm using NP-F970's in my bag, which are a bit bulkier than I like, but I have a bunch of them, so ditching them for something else just isn't a priority right now. This means I'm using step up buck converters to get the 7.4v to 12v to power my F8n. I'm currently using a cheap battery / volt meter in a DIY enclosure to keep an eye on the battery now, but it's bulky. I figure I can squeeze the electronics in a much smaller enclosure, and maybe get it in somewhere a bit better than where it is currently. Also, a question on the polyfuses - what is the rating of the ones you are using? I think they come in 16v and 32v, and whatever amperage suits. I want to add some protection, as currently I'm relying on the protection built into the battery to save things should there be a short. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas. Cheers.
  3. I just like the gopro on a rail system, and the mic attached with a cheap magic arm with the little claw, all mounted on a reasonably hefty tripod. That setup is awesome!
  4. I think the screen looks very "zoomy", it reminds me of the H4n myself. I guess similar screens are popular on a lot of the lower end recorders, as I suspect the low resolution monochrome displays are as cheap as chips. I'm sure it functions fine, I mean, I can read my H4n fine, but in a time where smartphones have super high resolution displays, it just looks chunky and clunky, and i feel readability would suffer, especially when you are cramming so much info onto a small screen. I find it interesting that they didn't just scale down the F8, they have clearly cut a lot of features from it, i guess to get the price down they had to cut a lot of features. I guess they also wanted to make a product that wouldn't take too many sales from the F8.
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    It would appear to be working for me also! Sent from my GT-I9507 using Tapatalk
  6. It looks like its not so clear which rode mic will be included with the kit. The rode site pictures a smartlav (original i think, as its all black, not the grey connector the new smartlav+ have), but if you click the link, it takes you to the info on the full rode lav, which suggests maybe it is the rode lav. then again, maybe its something all together different (something like the smartlav capsule with a locking 3.5 connector?) Time will tell i guess
  7. Ah, makes sense. Yeah, you are right. Now you point it out, if it outputs analog it wouldn't really matter. Sent from my GT-P5110 using Tapatalk
  8. BHPhotovideo have it listed for $399 presale. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1115091-REG/rode_rodlnk_fm_rodelink_wireless_filmmaker_kit.html If its any good, that's way cheap, considering that it comes with a rode lav, which is over $200 on its own (according to the video). I'm surprised they went with 44khz as the sample rate, considering they are aiming for the video market. I'm guessing there was some technical decision for the choice.
  9. On a slight tangent, I've made use of an old overhead projector trolley as a welding bench. It has no drawers built in, but there is no reason you couldn't add them. These particular trolleys are solid, welded together and have a pair of large wheels and a pair of caster wheels. The slightly newer ones have plastic big wheels, and lockable casters. Picture of cart - old photo. I've since added Castors back to it. I think they are gilkon brand. They could make a pretty good sound cart, and there is probably a lot sitting around in schools and universities as overhead projectors become obsolete. You just need to find somewhere with this style, and not the rickety bolt together ones. Probably not worth buying new though, just found a price online, for $300
  10. Speaking as someone who lurks a lot, Congratulations on Jeff for creating such a great wealth of information. I post basically none, but that doesn't mean I'm not here every day reading and learning from the pro's. I originally joined so I could see posted pictures of peoples setups. I don't post because I can usually find what I'm looking for using the O'l search function, and I know how much people love the "What is the best....." questions So congratulations again to Jeff, and all the members who make this forum what it is!
  11. Coming from a Uni and AV background, there are several ways of doing this. Over the years, I've set up so many sm58's on mic stands for conferences and the likes for Q&A, and have watched them go unused. people would usually just shout from their chairs. Probably the best way of doing this is use another wireless hand held mic like a 58 (or whatever the hand held mic is for the system you are using), and have a runner pass the mic around to people asking the questions. putting some kind of omni mic to pick up the room would probably work better than a wired 58 that people aren't anywhere near, but its not going to sound the greatest, and may cause you issues if its also going through a PA system in the room. The final option is to have the lecturer repeat the question before answering it.
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