Sound http://personal-view.com/talks/categories/sound/feed.rss Tue, 23 Jul 19 00:52:31 -0600 Sound en-CA Sony Digital Shotgun Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22286/sony-digital-shotgun-microphone Tue, 16 Jul 2019 11:56:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22286@/talks/discussions image

The ECM-B1M shotgun microphone includes eight pickup capsules, with three user-selectable directionality patterns. The unit itself is about 10cm / 4in in length. It will be available in September for $350.

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Boya BY-WM4 Mark II 2.4GHz Wireless Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/22204/boya-by-wm4-mark-ii-2.4ghz-wireless-microphone Wed, 19 Jun 2019 23:10:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 22204@/talks/discussions image

The BOYA BY-WM4 is a 2.4 GHz wireless microphone system, specially designed for iPhone,Ipad and most of Android devices, tablet, but also can work with DSLR camera, Camcorder, PC etc.

It consists of a bodypack transmitter, a camera-mountable wireless receiver, an omnidirectional lavalier microphone, a camera shoe mount, 3.5mm(1/8") TRS Connector, 3.5mm(1/8") TRRS Connector, a carrying case, foam windscreen and microphone clip. The receiver is built with mic and headphone output jacks. The bodypack transmitter includes a MIC jack and LINE IN jack.

Features:

  • Compatible with: smartphones, cameras and other devices that comes with 3.5mm audio input
  • 2.4 GHz digital transmission
  • 50m (164ft) (without obstacle)
  • Easy pairing for fast set up
  • Powered by one AA battery for both
  • 1TX+1RX design
  • No latency headphone monitoring
  • Ideal for smartphone & DSLRs vlogging, filmmaking, live streaming etc
  • Accessories included: carrying case, lapel mic, belt clip,3.5mm TRS & TRRS cables, windscreen foam, hot shoe mount etc.

Specs

  • RF Modulation: GFSK (Gauss frequency Shift Keying)
  • Frequency band: 2.4GHz (2405-2478MHz)
  • Frequency response: 35Hz-14KHz±3dB
  • Signal/Noise: 80dB or more
  • Distortion: 0.05% or less (32Ω,1 KHz,65mW output)
  • RF output level: 3mW
  • Earphone output level: 32Ω,65mW
  • Reception sensitivity: -90dB +/- 3dB / 0dB=1V/Pa, 1kHz
  • Audio input connector: 3.5mm mini jack
  • Operation range: 50m (164ft) (without obstacle)
  • Power requirements: 1.5V DC (One AA size battery)
  • Consumption power:
    • Transmitter: 1.5V/120 mA
    • Receiver: 1.5V/120 mA
  • Dimensions:
    • Transmitter: 47mm x 70mm x23mm (W/H/D)
    • Receiver: 47mm x 70mm x23mm (W/H/D)
  • Weight:
    • Transmitter: 45g(Without battery)
    • Receiver: 45g (Without battery)

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Zoom H1n Digital Handy Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18712/zoom-h1n-digital-handy-recorder Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:48:33 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18712@/talks/discussions image

Specs

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BOYA BY-HM100 Reporter Mike http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17160/boya-by-hm100-reporter-mike Fri, 16 Jun 2017 05:58:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17160@/talks/discussions image

Price is below $50 shipped - https://www.aliexpress.com/item/BOYA-BY-HM100-Aluminum-Omni-Directional-Dynamic-Wireless-Handheld-Microphone-Mic-XLR-Extra-Long-Handle-for/32809963897.html

This is really cheap, do not know how good it is, need to make some tests. Just note that interview mike must be long and preferably omni.

For exhibition PV team uses https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/983578-REG/senal_eng_18rl_hand_held_omni_dynamic_eng.html I really love the sound and performance of it.

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Boya PVM3000 Shotguns Microphone Kit http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21975/boya-pvm3000-shotguns-microphone-kit Mon, 29 Apr 2019 08:30:23 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21975@/talks/discussions

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Marantz PMD-750 Digital Wireless http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19005/marantz-pmd-750-digital-wireless Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:43:58 -0700 IronFilm 19005@/talks/discussions image

Has a low low price of US$399

2.4 GHz Digital Transmitter (like RodeLink, no need to worry about what frequencies are legal)

All info on the top, which is nice. But perhaps my favorite feature: "Receiver Can Pair to Two Transmitters". Handy!

Annoyingly the input is a 4 pin XLR, which doesn't match up with any transmitters I own currently.

Unfortunately it is not shipping yet, and there are no reviews of it online, but it looks like a product to keep an eye on!

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1340330-REG/marantz_professional_pmd_750_2_4ghz_camera_mount_wireless.html

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Rode Wireless GO Compact Mic System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21849/rode-wireless-go-compact-mic-system Thu, 04 Apr 2019 18:12:20 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21849@/talks/discussions image

April 4th, 2019: RØDE Microphones is proud to announce the launch and shipping of the Wireless GO digital wireless microphone system – the world’s smallest and most versatile digital wireless mic/receiver combination. Wireless GO will be showcased at NAB 2019 in Las Vegas, US, April 8th -11th.

WHAT IS WIRELESS GO?

Wireless GO is an ultra-compact digital wireless microphone system which is unique in its clip’n’go versatility, incredibly compact form-factor, and unmatched price accessibility. It’s the perfect wireless mic solution for content creators in all disciplines: filmmakers, on-camera presenters, newsgatherers, vloggers and more.

The Transmitter (TX)

Measuring in at an ultra-compact 44mm x 45.3mm x 18.5mm and weighing just 31g, the Wireless GO transmitter (TX) acts as either a quick and easy clip-on wireless microphone, thanks to a high-quality built-in omnidirectional condenser capsule, or as the world’s smallest belt-pack transmitter for a lavalier microphone via the 3.5mm TRS input.

The Receiver (RX)

The RX is just as compact, measuring only 44mm x 46.4mm x 18.5mm and weighing just 31g, which makes your rig that much easier to carry and facilitates mounting on a range of camera gimbals and stabilisers. Its dual-purpose mount sits snug in your camera's shoe mount, or clips easily onto your camera strap or an item of clothing. The supplied 3.5mm TRS output cable plugs into your camera's audio input or, with the relevant available RØDE adaptors, into your recorder, GoPro, iPhone etc. There is also a three-stage output pad -- 0dB, -6dB, -12dB -- to tailor your output to your camera or recorder.

FLEXIBLE AND VERSATILE

The Wireless GO's quick clip-on capabilities make it perfect for run-and-gun journalists and vloggers in the field: never miss the action as it happens -- no cables and great sound.

FEATURES

  • Operates as a clip-on mic or belt-pack transmitter for a lavalier/headset microphone
  • Built-in omnidirectional condenser microphone delivers broadcast-quality sound
  • All-new Series III 2.4GHz digital wireless transmission with 128-bit encryption designed to deliver crystal clear audio under any conditions, even in locations with dense Wi-Fi and Bluetooth activity like shopping malls, conventions, hotels etc
  • Up to 70m range (line-of-sight), but optimised for shorter-range operation in congested radio-frequency environments
  • TX and RX have built-in rechargeable batteries, charged via USB-C
  • Up to 7 hours on a full charge, including a battery saver mode
  • Super lightweight and ultra-compact: TX and RX are only 31g each
  • The transmitter and receiver pair in just 3 seconds
  • 3-stage output pad: 0, -6dB and -12dB
  • RØDE's market-leading smartLav+ (with an SC3 adaptor), Lavalier microphone and HS2 headset microphone are perfect companions for the Wireless GO when used as a belt-pack (and sold separately).
  • Use up to 8 systems in one location.

"The Wireless GO is an incredible marriage of form and function, substance and style," says Freedman Group CEO Damien Wilson. "Pristine audio, versatility and build quality, and a price that will reset the marketplace. Video content is a vital part of everyone's business, and the simplicity offered by the Wireless GO's built-in mic means that everyone can produce broadcast-quality audio along with their vision: emerging filmmakers, reporters, real estate agents -- you name it.

"For RØDE, Wireless GO is the perfect addition to our range of wireless solutions, which includes the bestselling RØDELink Filmmaker Kit," continues Wilson. "And it's another world-first in RØDE's fantastic run of innovative new products, following the 2018 releases of the RØDECaster Pro and NT-SF1 ambisonic microphone. We continue to identify capability gaps in the market and are determined to be first in the space with revolutionary pro audio equipment, built to deliver brilliant audio for creators around the world."

Compact. Versatile. Ready when you are. Wireless GO. Shipping April.

Meet the Wireless GO (and RØDE's product specialist team) at the B&H booth (Central Hall C10916) at NAB in Las Vegas, from Monday April 8th to Thursday April 11th.

The Wireless GO can be pre-ordered for US$199 (B&H).

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Tascam DR-60D MKII http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11415/tascam-dr-60d-mkii Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:44:47 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11415@/talks/discussions image

Specs:

  • Four-track WAV or BWAV recording up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • Designed to attach to DSLR camera with top and bottom tripod mounts
  • Easy-to-use interface with switches instead of menus
  • Dual record mode captures a safety track so there’s a backup in case of overload
  • High-quality microphone preamps, analog/digital converters, and recording format (BWAV) – much better than the camera audio specs
  • Improved microphone preamp with up to 64dB of gain
  • Camera output pads down to mic level so it doesn’t overload the camera
  • Records to SD card media
  • Individual headphone and line outputs
  • Slate function plays a tone for easier syncronization with camera audio
  • Two XLR/1/4” combination jacks plus stereo 1/8” mini jack
  • Powered via AA batteries or USB input
  • $199 price

Available at:

Product page - http://tascam.com/product/dr-60dmkii/

TASCAM’s DR-60DmkII is a portable recorder designed from the ground up to be the ideal recorder for DSLR filmmakers. The design of the DR-60DmkII contains a tripod mounting screw on top and socket hole on the bottom, integrating perfectly with cameras from Canon, Nikon, Sony, and others. The camera output attenuates down to mic level before passing the signal to the camera to prevent distortion. The new version includes an improved microphone preamp for up to 64dB of gain and a smoother sound.

A pair of XLR microphone inputs feed TASCAM’s latest HDDA microphone preamps and provides phantom power for condenser microphones. The preamp gain and other controls are easily accessed from the front panel with physical controls instead of software menus for quick adjustment. These preamps are recorded at audiophile resolution using premium A-to-D converters, for audio quality that far outshines the camera audio. Individual headphone and line outputs allow an additional feed on-set.

A second pair of inputs can be patched to wireless receivers or other sources for four-track recording. Alternatively, Dual Recording mode captures a safety track of your audio at a lower level. If an actor suddenly belts out a line, distorting the recorder, Dual Recording provides a non-distorted backup copy. There’s also a limiter and hipass filter to avoid overdriving your tracks.

The DR-60DmkII records Broadcast WAVE files, time-stamped with the time of day, to SD card media. A slate function records a tone to the tracks for easier synchronization to camera audio. Modern editors like Premiere and Final Cut Pro Ten have automatic clip synchronization, and there is software for syncing up with older editors.

At a cost less than competing preamps, the TASCAM DR-60DmkII is the ultimate 4-track recorder designed for filmmakers, television, live events and web broadcast.

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Zoom F6 Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21867/zoom-f6-recorder Tue, 09 Apr 2019 13:53:34 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21867@/talks/discussions

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Roland R-07 High-Resolution Audio Recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/18713/roland-r-07-high-resolution-audio-recorder Wed, 10 Jan 2018 13:04:52 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 18713@/talks/discussions image

Specs

Produce page - https://www.roland.com/us/products/r-07/

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Deity W.LAV Pro Lavalier Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21868/deity-w.lav-pro-lavalier-microphone Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:34:22 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21868@/talks/discussions

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Sanken CS-M1 Tiny Shotgun http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19287/sanken-cs-m1-tiny-shotgun Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:18:07 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19287@/talks/discussions image

Specs

  • Unique Sanken lightweight design
  • Sharp directivity
  • Clear sound
  • Short 4″ length, lightweight (less than 2oz) for easy operation
  • Ideal for boom pole operation on drama and film shoots
  • Ideal for mounting on cameras with short lens
  • Suitable for ENG applications
  • Standard 19 mm diameter
  • Advanced RFI rejection
  • Wide 100Hz – 18kHz frequency range
  • Rugged and dependable design

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http://www.sankenmicrophones.com/production/shotguns/cs-m1/

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E-Image Audio Products at NAB 2019 http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21952/e-image-audio-products-at-nab-2019 Fri, 26 Apr 2019 13:18:28 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21952@/talks/discussions

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Saramonic Smart V2M Mobile Interview Kit http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21961/saramonic-smart-v2m-mobile-interview-kit Sat, 27 Apr 2019 12:18:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21961@/talks/discussions

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CAME-TV Waero Digital Duplex Wireless Headset http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21945/came-tv-waero-digital-duplex-wireless-headset Thu, 25 Apr 2019 09:03:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21945@/talks/discussions

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Saramonic SmartMic and SmartMic+ Microphones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15249/saramonic-smartmic-and-smartmic-microphones Mon, 20 Jun 2016 05:48:13 -0600 MikeLinn 15249@/talks/discussions

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Saramonic SP-RX9 Wireless Microphone Receiver for Smartphones http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21918/saramonic-sp-rx9-wireless-microphone-receiver-for-smartphones Mon, 22 Apr 2019 06:03:56 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21918@/talks/discussions

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Marantz PMD-706 recorder http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17300/marantz-pmd-706-recorder Wed, 05 Jul 2017 02:09:10 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 17300@/talks/discussions

$299 only

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1340332-REG/marantz_professional_pmd_706_6_channel_dslr_recorder_recording.html

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ZYLIA ZM-1 - Mike system with 19 mikes http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/16067/zylia-zm-1-mike-system-with-19-mikes Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:12:02 -0700 Vitaliy_Kiselev 16067@/talks/discussions

  • 19 microphone capsules
  • LED ring status indicator
  • 48 KHz / 24 bit recording
  • USB connectivity
  • Easy to deploy

https://zylia.co/

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Tascam DR-10L - small recorder with lav http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15838/tascam-dr-10l-small-recorder-with-lav Mon, 03 Oct 2016 04:55:45 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 15838@/talks/discussions image

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RODE SoundField NT-SF1 microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/19437/rode-soundfield-nt-sf1-microphone Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:28:21 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 19437@/talks/discussions image

The first product for the SoundField By RØDE family is a marriage of SoundField’s pristine ambisonic recording technology, and RØDE’s commitment to audio excellence accessible by all creators. Completely designed and made in Australia at RØDE’s Sydney campus, the NT-SF1 is a triumph of innovation and manufacturing quality. Featuring four of RØDE’s all-new, ultra-quiet ½-inch TF45C capsules in tetrahedral array, the NT-SF1 produces natural, transparent four channel A-format recordings which can be transformed and manipulated in B-Format, courtesy of the soon-to-be-released SoundField by RØDE plugin.

“When The Freedman Group acquired SoundField in late-2016, the aim was to continue producing the premier 360-degree audio capture loved by the professionals who bring us cinema sound and 7.1 broadcast,” says Freedman Group CEO Damien Wilson. “And we are. But, as is the RØDE way, we have brought our manufacturing and design expertise to bear on this new family of microphones. The SoundField By RØDE NT-SF1 is for creators for whom the ultra-high-end SoundField products are out of reach, and delivers results unmatched by all but the most expensive ambisonic microphones.”

Head of RØDE’s New Product Development and former Director of New Product at SoundField for 16 years, Pieter Schillebeeckx, says this is the most exciting development in the technology in decades. “Delivering this kind of professional-use technology at a sub-USD$1000 price point is a world first in the ambisonic world,” he says. “It gives budding VR creators, immersive filmmakers and videogame world builders an accessible and high-quality way to dive into 360-degree-with-height audio capture.”

Due to release soon in 2018, the SoundField By RØDE NT-SF1 will democratise one of the last bastions of high-end recording the way RØDE has always done: with precision, price and unbeatable after-sales service.

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Sound Devices Scorpio Recorder with 32 Channels http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21844/sound-devices-scorpio-recorder-with-32-channels Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:25:09 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21844@/talks/discussions image

Product page - https://www.sounddevices.com/scorpio/

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Sound Devices MixPre-10T http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/17891/sound-devices-mixpre-10t- Tue, 03 Oct 2017 03:57:09 -0600 IronFilm 17891@/talks/discussions New Sound Devices MixPre-10T

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Sound Devices is proud to announce the MixPre-10T, the newest member of the MixPre Series (MixPre-3 & MixPre-6) of audio recorders, mixers, and USB audio interfaces. As its name suggests, the MixPre-10T is a 10-input recorder with built-in timecode generator and reader, offering up to 12 tracks of polyphonic WAV file recording – ideal for production sound mixers, field recordists, sound designers, and musicians.

"Since we released the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 in April, we’ve heard how much our users love having phenomenal mic preamps in such a small, durable package," says Matt Anderson, CEO of Sound Devices, LLC. "The MixPre-10T offers higher track count, balanced outputs for additional routing flexibility, and built-in timecode generator and reader for trouble-free sync with any production. With the addition of the MixPre-10T, the MixPre Series continues to redefine the limits of traditional portable audio recorders."

Some of the major features of the MixPre-10T include:

  • Exceptional audio quality – featuring eight ultra-low-noise, discrete, Class-A, Kashmir mic preamps handcrafted by Sound Devices. The MixPre-10T offers signature analog limiters and new 32-bit A-to-D converters to ensure high quality, professional-grade audio recordings.
  • Accurate Timecode – with built-in, ultra-high accuracy timecode generator and reader. Even when turned off or if all power is removed, the MixPre-10T continues to hold accurate timecode for hours. With its BNC, Aux, and HDMI timecode connections, all common frame rates and timecode modes are supported as well as the ability to lock to or output word clock.
  • Versatile I/O routing - flexibility with its two TA3 balanced outputs and a 3.5mm Stereo output, each with routing matrix. The MixPre-10T comes equipped with eight XLR/TRS combo Mic/Line level inputs, and a 3.5mm Aux/Mic input, which may be used for 2-channel line input, camera return, or timecode.
  • Flexible powering options - including a locking 4-pin Hirose connector for either external battery powering or AC-powering, as well as AA or Li-Ion battery sleds.
  • Unintimidating design – featuring a sunlight-readable, IPS touch screen LCD, and transport control joystick, for the ultimate in convenient navigation.
  • Mixing and metering - with gain control knobs, and access to panning and soloing via a simple press of the knob. Easy-to-read ring LEDs display limiter activity, and three LCD views provide easy monitoring of multitrack, mix, and USB return meters.
  • Built-in Bluetooth Smart® - enables control of the device from the free Sound Devices Wingman app. Users can start/stop recording, enter/edit metadata, and arm, disarm and rename tracks. What's more, MixPre-10T users can manage and create sound reports, plus email those reports directly from an iOS or Android device via Wingman.
  • Superior headphone monitoring - through the MixPre-10T’s custom-designed, wide-bandwidth headphone amp, and user programmable routing presets.
  • Compact and durable - the MixPre-10T is small in stature relative to products in its class. It is also constructed with a die-cast aluminum chassis making it robust, yet extremely lightweight.

Like the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6, the MixPre-10T also makes an excellent USB audio interface featuring 12 channels into and 4 channels out from a Mac or Windows computer at up to 96k sample rate. The Mixpre-10T features the unique ability to record to an SD, SDHC or SDXC media card while simultaneously audio streaming via USB. As an added benefit, the MixPre-10T includes the ability to automatically copy recordings to a USB thumbdrive, which may be handed off to a client or kept as a backup copy.

The MixPre-10T offers three modes of operation: Basic, Advanced, and Custom modes. Designed to allow a user to start recording right out of the box, the Basic mode takes the guesswork out of audio recording and is intended for stereo recording applications. Advanced and Custom modes offer more experienced audio professionals and enthusiasts access to multi-channel recording and advanced settings, such as metering, routing, timecode, mic pre gain, stereo and M/S channel linking, input/output delay, headphone presets, and more.

The MixPre-10T is available to order from any Sound Devices authorized reseller, and is anticipated to ship by end of October.

https://www.sounddevices.com/products/recorders/mixpre-10t


10 track recorder priced somewhere between the MixPre-6 and 633, I assume. Further competition to the Zoom F8! (as while the MixPre-6 is great, there are still many reasons why people might prefer an F8 instead)

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Deity New Pencil Microphone http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21877/deity-new-pencil-microphone Thu, 11 Apr 2019 13:27:08 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21877@/talks/discussions

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Azden Pro-XD 2.4GHz Wireless Lavalier System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/14005/azden-pro-xd-2.4ghz-wireless-lavalier-system Fri, 30 Oct 2015 00:55:47 -0600 MikeLinn 14005@/talks/discussions

$199 at http://www.ebay.com/sch/items/?_nkw=Azden+PRO-XD+Digital+Wireless+Microphone

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Lectrosonics DCHT Digital Audio Transmitter http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21879/lectrosonics-dcht-digital-audio-transmitter Thu, 11 Apr 2019 14:46:36 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21879@/talks/discussions image

Lectrosonics is very pleased to announce the introduction of the DCHT portable digital stereo transmitter. The new DCHT unit is designed for use in film and TV production as both a wireless audio link from a bag or cart system to cameras and as a portable IFB transmitter paired with the Duet digital wireless M2R receiver packs. The DCHT accepts two channels of mic or line level analog signals or an AES digital signal from a mixer and transmits to the receiver or receivers in a purely digital format. The digital architecture of the new DCHT is a third-generation design with specially developed, high-efficiency circuitry for extended operating time on two AA batteries.

The DCHT can tune across the available UHF TV band from 470.100 to 607.950 MHz (470.100 to 614.375 MHz for the export version) in 100 kHz or 25 kHz steps, offering more than 6000 frequencies. The RF output can be set to 10, 25 or 50 mW, thus providing flexibility in terms of operating range for the intended application. The digital architecture allows for AES256-CTR encryption for applications where content security is a concern.

Studio quality, stereo audio performance is assured by high-quality components in the preamp, a wide range of input gain adjustment, and DSP-controlled limiting. Input connections and settings are included for any lavaliere microphone, dynamic microphones, and line-level inputs. Input gain is adjustable over a 51 dB range in 1 dB steps to allow an exact match to the source signal level, maximizing the dynamic range and signal to noise ratio of the system. Accessory input adapter cables are available to handle the variety of sources likely to be used with the DCHT. The 80 dB+ stereo separation between the two audio channels allows two separate mono feeds to be transmitted on a single RF carrier, reducing the number of carriers by half when compared to an analog IFB system.

The DCHT can be powered either with two AA batteries or with external DC using the optional LTBATELIM accessory. A 2-way infrared port on top of the unit provides quick setup for associated receivers, while firmware updates are made via the USB port on the side panel of the housing. A programmable switch on the top panel can be configured as power on/off, as an audio mute, or bypassed altogether. The DCHT housing is constructed of solid machined aluminum with a special hardened coating for lasting ruggedness. Dimensions are 3.45 x 2.44 x .742 inches (88 x 62 x 19 mm) and the weight of the unit is 6.5 oz. (184 g) with batteries and supplied wire belt clip.

The DCHT is available now; MSRP: $2,450.

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Zaxcom Nova - recorder and wireless system in one http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/21862/zaxcom-nova-recorder-and-wireless-system-in-one Mon, 08 Apr 2019 07:42:00 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 21862@/talks/discussions image

Zaxcom is proud to announce Nova, a sound solution that combines a mixer, a recorder, ZaxNet™ remote control and wireless receivers into one compact and lightweight device. By combining features of the popular Nomad and Deva 24 with two integrated wireless receivers, Nova sets a new standard in sound recording capabilities for the feature film, television broadcast, live performance and high resolution sound effects recording.

Nova can record up to 12 channels of audio to two compact flash cards. The unit has 4 mic/line NeverClip™ inputs, 2 line level balanced inputs, 4 external AES inputs and 6 analog/AES output buses. 2 AES42 microphones can also connect to the AES inputs and are powered by the Nova.

The 4 channels of AES sample rate converting inputs can also connect to external wireless receivers. The 4 NeverClip™ microphone preamps have 140 dB of dynamic range eliminating the need for limiters that can distort the recorded mix track and ISO track.

Nova is also equipped with ZaxNet™ remote control which gives the ability to adjust frequency, preamp gain and output power on Zaxcom transmitters eliminating the need to approach the talent.

Two optional QRX212 dual receivers can be installed inside the Nova effortlessly. All connections including antennas are made within the Nova without external cables. The QRX212 receivers are the same as found on the Zaxcom RX-12 and RX-12R and are interchangeable with the Nova. The QRX212’s can receive audio from up to 4 separate transmitters in mono or stereo mode for up to 8 channels of wireless audio total.

The QRX212 receivers are fully integrated into the Nova. When a frequency is changed, both the receiver channel and the transmitters on the talent are changed at the same time. When frequency scans are initiated, all transmitters on talent are put in non-transmission mode so an accurate scan can be done. Once the scan is complete all transmitters and receivers can be assigned to clean frequencies instantly with the touch of a single button. The transmitters will automatically be enabled on the new frequency.

Full integration of Zaxcom Digital Recording Wireless with the Nova makes for a unique and powerful system. Track names from the recorder can be automatically sent to the backup recordings on the wireless transmitters for easy identification in post. As an alternative, transmitter names can automatically rename the ISO tracks of the recorder. The Nova’s transport control can automatically control the recording on the bodypack transmitters so that there is a matching file on the transmitter for each recorded file on the Nova. Timecode is automatically jammed on each recording transmitter without the need to jam with a hardwired cable.

Nova includes Zaxcom’s 35 MHz tunable tracking front end filter on the wireless receivers. This filter allows for rejection of interfering sources like UHF walkie talkies. The RF distribution system is immune to intermodulation overload.

Zaxcom’s Audition and Re-record allows for instant remix and recovery of dropouts due to RF transmission interruption.

Nova’s graphical user interface is intuitive and simple. All buttons and knobs are ergonomically spaced to eliminate accidental bumping of levels due to overcrowding of buttons and switches on the front panel. An LCD paired with 6 push buttons provides menu navigation that can be used in adverse weather conditions.

The 5 faders are high resolution continuous encoders with LED indicators to indicate fader position and can display precise input audio level metering. The faders are user organized into 4 banks of 5 sources. Fader control, trim control and ZaxNet™ transmitter preamp gain are all quickly accessed with the touch of a single button.

Nova uses Zaxcom’s reliable MARF recording system to keep audio safe from corruption. IFB audio transmitted is wireless and is encrypted. Additionally, Nova uses two power inputs for redundant operation. External power distribution is not necessary as no external hardware is needed when using the Nova.

Nova can be used with any wireless system utilizing the analog and AES external inputs. Nova will be available Summer 2019 for $4,995. Each QRX212 receiver is optional and sold

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Sony UWP-D system http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/11038/sony-uwp-d-system Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:13:16 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 11038@/talks/discussions image

Available at http://www.amazon.com/Sony-UWPD11-42-Lavalier-Microphone/dp/B00J2XQZN2/

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Samson Go Mic Mobile Wireless Microphone System http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/20706/samson-go-mic-mobile-wireless-microphone-system Sun, 21 Oct 2018 04:18:19 -0600 Vitaliy_Kiselev 20706@/talks/discussions

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Zoom F4 with six inputs and eight tracks (is like a new low priced F8!) http://personal-view.com/talks/discussion/15665/zoom-f4-with-six-inputs-and-eight-tracks-is-like-a-new-low-priced-f8 Tue, 06 Sep 2016 08:18:03 -0600 IronFilm 15665@/talks/discussions image

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My blog post on this news: http://ironfilm.co.nz/news-leak-zoom-f4-with-six-inputs-and-eight-tracks-is-like-a-new-low-priced-zoom-f8/ (some of it repeated below)

I thought the Zoom F8 when it was announced was a groundbreaking new recorder in what it brought to a new low price point for soundies.

Now the F4 is even cheaper ($650 vs $1K), and has nearly everything the F8 has! Except for most notably the lack of extra XLR inputs (8 vs 4, thus the names: F8 vs F4. The "F" = field recorder, "H" = handheld recorder such as H1/H4n/H5/H6) and the lack of an app for the F4 to mix on a tablet like you can with the F8. Oh, and in a more minor point the F4 has a monochrome screen vs the 4 color screen of the F8.

But everything else (such as pre amps, and time code) is basically exactly the same as the F8!

Some specs

Designed to provide big Hollywood sound on an affordable indie budget, Zoom F4 is a 6-input / 8-track professional field recorder featuring super-low-noise preamps and timecode with pinpoint accuracy. The unit provides recording and playback resolutions up to 24-bit/192 kHz with impressive audio specs including an extremely low noise floor (-127 dBu EIN) and high gain (up to +75 dB), with +4 dB line-level inputs. The on-board temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) generates timecode at 0.2 ppm accuracy and supports all standard drop-frame and non-drop formats, as well as jam sync for external devices.

The advanced on-board limiters provide overload protection for all inputs and outputs, which lets you capture audio in a wide range of environments. Limiting can be applied simultaneously at full resolution with 10 dB of headroom and features controls for setting threshold, attack, and release.

The F4 offers four combo XLR-1/4" inputs, a 1/8" stereo input, and includes a Zoom mic-capsule input for recording six discrete tracks with an additional stereo mix, all at full 24-bit/192 kHz resolution. Additionally, inputs 5/6 can function as a camera return for audio monitoring only for confidence checks. The dual-SD card slot features simultaneous recording to both cards allowing you to make a backup or split recording with all eight tracks on one card and a stereo mix on the other. Each of the four XLR-1/4" inputs offers a dedicated preamp with gain control, phantom power, a six-segment LED level meter, plus a Record Ready and PFL switch. In addition to the 1/4" headphone output with a dedicated volume control, the F4 provides two main balanced XLR outputs, as well as two sub outs on a single unbalanced 1/8" stereo mini-jack, enabling easy connection to a camera. All timecode I/O is provided on BNC connectors and the unit includes a variable-frequency slate-tone generator to confirm levels.

An easy-to-read 1.9" LCD display is suitable for use in all lighting environments including dark low-light sets to bright sunlight. The on-board mixer not only provides user-adjustable level, pan, and input/output delay, but also offers high-pass filtering for noise and wind reduction, phase inversion, and Mid-Side decoding. The F4 ships with a camera-mount adapter, AC power adapter, and download codes for Cubase LE and Wavelab LE.

  • Six-input / eight-track multitrack field recorder with integrated mixer
  • Six discrete inputs, including four with locking Neutrik XLR/TRS combo connectors, a stereo 3.5mm input, and Zoom mic-capsule input
  • Compact and lightweight metal chassis, weighing just two pounds (without batteries)
  • High-quality mic preamps with up to 75 dB gain, less than -127 dBu EIN, and +4 dB line inputs
  • Support for up to 24-bit/192 kHz recording as well as 96, 88.2, 48, and 44.1 kHz, plus 47.952 and 48.048 kHz for HD video compatibility; 16-/24-bit resolution
  • Accurate timecode (0.2 ppm) I/O on standard BNC connectors; dropframe/non-drop formats with Jam Sync
  • Two different power supply options: 8x AA batteries or external DC battery pack with 4-pin Hirose connector
  • Dedicated gain control knob, 6-segment LED level meter, and PFL/Solo switch for each channel
  • Phantom power (+48V/+24V) on every preamp
  • Advanced on-board limiters for input and output
  • High-pass filter, phase invert, and Mid-Side decoder
  • Input delay of up to 30ms per channel / output delay of up to 10 frames per output
  • Compatible with all Zoom mic capsules; optional ECM extender cable enables remote positioning
  • Dual XLR balanced Main Outs plus 1/8" stereo mini-jack Sub Out
  • Dedicated headphone output (100mW) with front-panel volume control
  • 1.9” white, backlit monochrome LCD
  • Dedicated PFL display with viewable trim settings
  • Dual SD/SDHC/SDXC card slots, up to 512GB each
  • Records in BWF-compliant WAV or MP3 file formats
  • Support for extensive metadata (BWF and iXML); input time, date, project, scene number, etc.
  • Built-in tripod mount; camera-mount adapter also included
  • Use as a 6-in/4-out USB audio interface (@ 96 kHz)


Available for $650 at https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-F4-Multitrack-Field-Recorder/dp/B01KZHQWY0/


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