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    One of the features RØDE advertise about the VideoMic NTG is that it's supposed to auto-sense what kind of device it is connected to, such as mobile phone or DSLR, and automatically adjust its output...
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    Yeah, the pandemic created supply shortages for a...

    Yeah, the pandemic created supply shortages for a lot of stuff like small audio interfaces and webcams. You might split the difference and look at the 18i8. They’re in stock with retailers in the US...
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    I’d take a serious look, still, at the...

    I’d take a serious look, still, at the Focusrites. If you need tactile fader control, it’s easy to add a USB control surface as well. That can help keep the edit desktop clean and tidy.
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    Unless you absolutely need tactile faders, this...

    Unless you absolutely need tactile faders, this is the way to go. The Focusrite interfaces have several different configurations depending on how many inputs and outputs you need, but whichever you...
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    Personally, I wouldn’t put a $1500 or $2000 mic...

    Personally, I wouldn’t put a $1500 or $2000 mic on a camera. The on-camera mic is in a precarious place, subject to quite a bit of abuse and damage. It also seems a shotgun is the better choice...
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    The noise floors on the 4053b and the CK93 are...

    The noise floors on the 4053b and the CK93 are comparable, 16dB and 17dB respectively, which isn’t terrible. By comparison, the MKH-8050 is rated at 12dB, which is very quiet. That said, everything...
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    Thanks, Roland. Here in the US it’s nearly...

    Thanks, Roland. Here in the US it’s nearly impossible to find most Blue Line capsules, but as I said, B&H still stock the CK93 and the power supply module, so I guess they’re just moving through...
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    There’s a huge thread on this very topic over in...

    There’s a huge thread on this very topic over in Support Gear.

    http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?330579-Transporting-Your-Gear
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    The CK93 is still available, at least through...

    The CK93 is still available, at least through B&H. I cannot seem to find anyone stocking any of the other capsules. Last I checked, they were still listed on AKG’s website, all as part of the Blue...
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    Another one to consider in that range is the AKG...

    Another one to consider in that range is the AKG Blueline CK93. I really like what this mic has to offer as a hypercardioid. I believe another member has one listed for sale in the Marketplace right...
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    Contact K-Tek in California, and arrange to send...

    Contact K-Tek in California, and arrange to send it in for a factory tune-up. They’ll repair or replace the cable and have the pole working as good as new. At $50 for the purchase, after service your...
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    For that, look at the Audio Technica AT875r. Very...

    For that, look at the Audio Technica AT875r. Very inexpensive shotgun, smaller and lightweight, that makes a great camera mic.
  13. The general term you’re looking for is snorricam...

    The general term you’re looking for is snorricam (lots of DIY solutions on the googles). You need only mount back-to-back GoPros or similar to get both face and POV shots. It looks, though, like the...
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    Hi, Jim. First, it may be helpful to clarify...

    Hi, Jim.

    First, it may be helpful to clarify what is commonly misrepresented in which mic is used where. There’s not a “made for indoors” mic, nor a “made for outdoors” mic. What there are, are...
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    The short answer is that it is possible. All the...

    The short answer is that it is possible. All the stuff housed together in that little unit - pre-amp, A/D converter, recorder, transmitter - can be problematic if they aren’t all properly shielded...
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    Bragging rights? No, but seriously... both...

    Bragging rights?

    No, but seriously... both features and ruggedness. Lectro SM transmitters have an IFB compatibility mode, so they can function flawlessly as IFB transmitters without adding any...
  17. C100: We had a saying at my old TV station:...

    We had a saying at my old TV station: “Communication is our business. It’s not what we do.”
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    Time code boxes are sound department responsibility. On the plus side, a 2-pack of Sync E boxes isn’t terribly expensive. But yeah, the dumb slate has been the standard since the talkies first came...
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    First off, I love that you linked that video. An oldie but a goodie, and something that’s iconic to Tarantino films in its own way. Regarding your question, I also love that you linked that video...
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    What you’re looking for is commonly referred to...

    What you’re looking for is commonly referred to as IFB (though Paul correctly points out that “Comtek” is also widely used to refer to the same, regardless of which brand system is actually used)....
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    I can’t speak personally to Godox, Genaray, or...

    I can’t speak personally to Godox, Genaray, or GVM, but I’ve been on set many times with both Aputure and Intellytech. Fans aren’t an issue. The manufacturers have kept them remarkably quiet, and...
  22. “Noise” can mean different things. If you can...

    “Noise” can mean different things. If you can post a sample - maybe upload to Soundcloud and post the link here - we can hear what you hear. Just giving us your settings also won’t tell us much,...
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    The film premieres tomorrow. If you’re...

    The film premieres tomorrow. If you’re interested, tickets are available here:

    https://www.creatics.org/cinejoy/moviepage/140402

    Cinequest runs online March 20-30.
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    First thing, honestly, is to hire a good CPA....

    First thing, honestly, is to hire a good CPA. They can walk you through all of the taxes, incorporation issues, etc.

    It may not be that you’re quite at the point that you need to incorporate as an...
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    DPA make excellent mics, both lavs and shotguns....

    DPA make excellent mics, both lavs and shotguns.

    The 4097 seems like a great idea, and the sound quality is in line with what one would expect from DPA. The problem is that it is way too easy to...
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