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    The AT BP4029 (AKA AT 835ST) is a nice mid-side...

    The AT BP4029 (AKA AT 835ST) is a nice mid-side (or stereo: switchable) mic that includes a 5-pin XLR to dual XLR 3-pin cable (have one- was my first 'pro'-ish level mic). Saw one used for $350 on...
  2. EOS R + RF 24-105 vs 1DX II, 80D, First Impressions

    Currently use the 1DX II as A camera for stills and video, 80D as B/backup.

    Tested the EOS R + RF 24-105 today:

    Color: EOS R standard colors are improved over the 1DX II, 80D (skin tones)....
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    Lying is a disease, honesty is the cure. Secrecy...

    Lying is a disease, honesty is the cure.
    Secrecy promotes deception, transparency promotes truth.
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    I thought of this after testing the MixPre-6 vs....

    I thought of this after testing the MixPre-6 vs. the F4: the MP6 just sounds better live (EQ + better headphone amp). I've been doing tests on the computer with Logic X using a variety of effects...
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    That's pretty cool:...

    That's pretty cool: https://www.dandugan.com/Nagra_Master_Article.html . More discussion about velvety sound and high-rolloff. Yeah reel to reel tape has some limitations vs. the tiny recorders we...
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    SD was informed of all these findings. I provided...

    SD was informed of all these findings. I provided the serial number of the unit in case some of the issues are isolated (manufacturing). I spent many hours debugging and trying to figure out what was...
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    Looking at the ADC spec sheet...

    Looking at the ADC spec sheet https://www.akm.com/akm/en/product/datasheet1/?partno=AK5578EN :



    The Sound Color filters are only listed as LPF/HPF: the spectral smoothing & EQ appear to be SD...
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    Curious what your friend prefers that sounds...

    Curious what your friend prefers that sounds better? The current SD's have great headphone amps which improves perceived quality on the recorder- perhaps the earlier devices didn't? Or perhaps back...
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    This is one of the videos that got me to purchase...

    This is one of the videos that got me to purchase the MixPre-6 (figuring it would sound similar):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PM6VOEYpm4g

    See the comments: same pattern- boosted low-mids...
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    These tests were with mic level using the Schoeps...

    These tests were with mic level using the Schoeps CMC641. I heard/saw similar results with the Audix SCX-1 HC and the Ambeo (4-channel tetra mic). Different mics and cables, same results. The FFTs...
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    Thanks James! I really looked forward to getting...

    Thanks James! I really looked forward to getting the MixPre-6, figured it would be better than the USBPre2 after all these years. The bugs and software design issues are surely fixable with a...
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    Sounds Devices MixPre-6 vs. Zoom F4

    I waited about a year to test the MixPre-6 (for various firmware fixes, e.g. 192kHz issue) and compare to the Zoom F4.

    Short summary: I returned the MixPre-6.

    Limiters: using a Schoeps CMC641 +...
  13. Thread: Vote: CCD or CMOS

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    Lol. It's an old sensor. My favorite from that...

    Lol. It's an old sensor. My favorite from that sensor series: Kodak 5248

    https://shotonwhat.com/film-negative-stock/eastman-exr-100t-52487248

    Go through all 5 pages. So many box office hits /...
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    Thanks. That line is going in my new book*,...

    Thanks. That line is going in my new book*, "Jokes Millennials Don't Get".


    * in respect for the recursive pun, so's this line.
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    I'm working on a new screenplay, Shark Jumping....

    I'm working on a new screenplay, Shark Jumping. Asking Henry Winkler to direct.
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    Box office hit and multiple shark jumps?

    Box office hit and multiple shark jumps?
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    Don't be jealous- I sold the C300 II after...

    Don't be jealous- I sold the C300 II after finding that the 1DX II + Filmic Skin was better for our needs than the C300 II. And the 80D with its smaller size and flip out screen is helpful for...
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    On the 5D3 I was able to get good results...

    On the 5D3 I was able to get good results tweaking the built in profiles, starting with Neutral or Faithful.

    After getting a C300 II and being spoiled by log, I found the 1DX II's (and 80D's)...
  19. Thread: Vote: CCD or CMOS

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    Quantum Film (once perfected) or something...

    Quantum Film (once perfected) or something similar with a global shutter. Apple bought them:...
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    So many uplifting songs. ...

    So many uplifting songs.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ePXck9H1pI
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    For Fourth of July: ...

    For Fourth of July:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCQ-GjHfbYw

    Neil Diamond- helluva woke musician


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_f5spy3-9XM
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    This video (and The Room and similar) teach an...

    This video (and The Room and similar) teach an important lesson: be really great or the opposite to reach a lot of people! :)

    Let's coin a new term: Mediocrity Valley (MV). On one side of MV lives...
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    Hmm- normal speaking doesn't sound neutral, or...

    Hmm- normal speaking doesn't sound neutral, or higher levels/yelling? It's a small home studio, with carpet, green screen and lots of objects which (mostly) break up reflections. No acoustic foam /...
  24. Thread: Fuji X-T3 released

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  25. Thread: Service Animals

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    Thanks laverdir! Was going to do a CU of the...

    Thanks laverdir!

    Was going to do a CU of the dog too...left it simple. More CU's/camera work worth trying for future skits (especially when not using a green screen- else a lot more work to look...
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