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  1. same answer as always: rent a few mics that fit your outer requirements (size, price, characteristics) and listen for yourself which one is the right one for you. might even be fun ; )
  2. you don't mention your budget, but as a rookie it would be best to first research some of the industry standards (this forum is a great start, search with google), then rent some of the recorders to find out which you prefer. if you just want a simple answer get a Cantar X3, that should do the job ; )
  3. I'd probably try this to double check: play a generated tone through a speaker on the 633 check that ISO are set to prefade and Mix postfade record it so that the levels read 0dB on the ISO and Mix track import the file in your audio post app and check the levels there (-20dB) if you get different levels, how much difference is there?
  4. sure sounds to me. what does it sound like to you? well it seems that for some people it *is* sensitive while for other it isn't. so if you buy one, chances is that you'll never have problems, or that you'll have problems. pretty much true for any technical device I guess, only the percentages of those who have trouble vs those who don't will change for different models. chris
  5. there's a (rather short) thread about this from a couple of months ago:
  6. well, the concept is certainly appealing, but as long as we have to rely on audio LTC through the mic-input on most cameras and/or frame rate preselection etc, I'm afraid there are still plenty of opportunities for mess ups - but one less is still one step closer : ) chris
  7. Hi Ari and welcome, if you scroll up a bit you'll notice that quite a few people came up with "your" idea before ; ) credits though for actually trying to bring it to market and I hope it'll succeed. the real benefit won't come until the method is built into devices and we can forget about hooking up extra devices though.
  8. I think nobody here thinks that 32bit gives us better quality audio, I totally agree that with gain levels set properly a 24bit recording will be indistinguishable.. The benefit is not better quality, but that with proper dual amplifiers and float encoding it's simply impossible to mess up a recording due to improper gain settings. Now if that is any benefit or just useless tech depends a lot on the intended use. Most sound production mixers probably know how to set levels properly (and take pride of it), but I can still think of occasions where simply never having to touch the trim knob could be useful (lavs, car drop, stunt scenes, unsupervised nature recordings, concerts that I want to enjoy rather then worrying about levels etc).
  9. chrismedr

    633 lockup

    there are several SanDisk Extreme Pro CF cards, but two of the 64GB are on the approved media list: https://www.sounddevices.com/6-series-approved-media-list/ that said, personally I'd recommend to get some of the Sound Devices labeled cards for peace of mind since you never know. SanDisk has changed their controllers on their Extreme Pro 95MB/s SD cards some months ago for example (without changing the labels), breaking them for some devices, plus there are counterfeit cards floating on the market. chris
  10. I don't know the machine, so I might be missing something, but the manual only lists 24bit and there's no hint of 32bit (nor could I find any mention through google), let alone float (which are two different things, although they are usually used together) https://www.sonosax.ch/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/SXR4_um-hardware_eng.pdf
  11. which matches the maximum dynamic range of most microphones (and most sounds that don't make my ears bleed : ) sounds good enough for me.
  12. yeah, knobs look awkward and the idea to cycle through menus with those tiny buttons is not very appealing. however.... the dual preamp + 32bit float looks very convincing! just imagine you have to do a car bag drop and simply don't have to worry about levels. I can well imagine that once post catches up, this will be the standard in all recorders in 10years time. would be interesting if Sonosax plans to do implement this with a firmware upgrade (if at all possible) chris
  13. did you reset all settings to factory defaults after the firmware change? just a thought chris
  14. forget about gear for a while - Take what you have and borrow some stuff, run around in your home town for two days filming similar situations as you're planning to do later on, sit down look at it and listen very hard, realise all the things you messed up, repeat the same procedure like four or ten times times. Then read up a bit about gear and then come back and ask specific questions ; ) chris
  15. yeah, I can definitely imagine some manufacturer making this a bit of a painful transition. but still, the topic of this thread is called "Future of Timecode system", and personally I feel that satellite synched devices would make for a strong contender (the other option being, let's keep the current method for the next 100years)
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