ChrisH Posted February 25, 2012 Report Share Posted February 25, 2012 So i am a boom operator and utility and I started out mixing to 2 channels on ultra low budgets in 2006. When I was fresh out of college I bought some crappy gear and started freelancing. I mixed features while poorly operating my own boom and badly wiring the crappy actors. Anyway the only thing I have left from my original kit is my 16' K-Tek and my Rycote #4 windshield kit. I recently sold my 722 because it had no timecode, I sold my DVCPromix cuz it sucked my Me-66 is a paperweight. I have been booming and working as a utility now for a few years and I have saved enough money to start building my bag----->cart. As I started thinking about it at the beginning of the year I wanted the nomad because it is a mixer and a recorder. Then I got excited about the idea of a digital bag with zaxcom radios that I could remote control and wireless timecode and self recording wires etc. Then I have heard about issues with the nomad, and less than amazing ruggedness of zaxcoms stuff. On the other hand I have worked for years with sound devices and lectrosonics and I know they nearly as tough as rocks, and I know they work amazingly! Really my question is twofold, do I take a risk on an 8 or 12 channel nomad with tons of features and maybe bugs, or do I buy 788t/CL8? If I get the nomad can zaxcom radios range beat Lectro SMQV on 250mW with an active antenna system. Im not interested in the self recording feature, If I need that on a show I will rent or buy a zaxcom then. Also can I put the zaxcom on an actor in the rain(mm400/WM) or in a rough and tumble action scene(SMV/SMQV/MM400/WM)? I want to mix features where I can use only the boom op but I realize that will not be the case for a while. Should I go with the tried and tested or the new and fancy? I am at that magical jumping off point for gear right now. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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