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  1. By: 1) finding the budget for pro wireless Or: 2) finding the budget to hire a Sound Mixer Or: 3) using the lav with a bodypack recorder, along with a virgin sacrificed to the gods under a full moon while praying that this plan all works out without a hiccup
  2. That's true for non-professionals at sound, those who are not full time working in the sound department. They are the wireless of choice by those who are not specialists in this field. They're used by wedding videographers, camera ops, and shooting preditors, etc They get rented out by photography rental houses, or general videography rental houses, and such. They're not the primary rental of any specialist production sound rental houses. I thought it is important to make this distinction very clear, Sennheiser G3/G4 are chosen by people who are not knowledgeable about
  3. Nope! But it's just the facts: Better range with the Sony Better ergo design with the Sony More features with the Sony When you really compare them head to head, it isn't even close, Sony comes out on top. I am a pro. And I'm saying, don't buy a new 416. If you're choosing on the basis of reliability, then you sure as hell don't choose a Sennheiser EW100 G3/G4. And those "rental houses", they're not specialist audio houses (their normal rental stock would more likely be Lectros), they're general photography/videography rental houses. (thus yo
  4. Go for a cabled lav then, such as one of the cheap Deity ones. That's even cheaper! With waaaaay better reliability and quality.
  5. /Zaxcom Lawyers have entered the chat.... Perhaps Rode is willing to contest hard in court this bullsh*t patent? And Rode thinks Zaxcom is smart enough not to try and take on a much bigger company than themselves in court, as Rode could make this run on longer with legal fees than perhaps Zaxcom could cope with. Rode isn't the only one willing to fight it either, the case with Lectrosonics is still ongoing. In the end, I think the patent expires in 2024 anyway? Absolute MADNESS that this wasn't included! What was Rode thinking???
  6. Absolutely. The new Sony FX series is going to be bought by people, and will prove to be popular as there are people out there who want them. The tv series I was working on today had the vast majority of the cameras being FX9 or FX6! (with a few other Sonys thrown in there, like the Sony F5) How many FX cameras in total? I didn't even try to count. But just in the sound department (and we're way in the minority compared to the size of the camera crew! Of course, as is always normal) we have five of us. And that's just on this one shoot.
  7. But if the Panasonic S1H is so much better, why did you get the Sony a7Smk3 instead??
  8. NO TIMECODE!!! There is exactly ZERO chance that this will get Netflix Approval in the current form. Timecode & eND alone make the FX6 worthwhile instead for any professional, at a cost of "only 50% more". That won't cut it at all for Netflix commissioned projects.
  9. That's the same type of logic behind recommendations such as buying a new Sennheiser 416, or a Canon 5Dmk3. Both are a bad, or at least suboptimal, idea in 2021.
  10. This is a great thing! Especially when you're working on very disorganized reality tv shows like I was today (or when you're working productions which are trying to be "stealthy" and/or catching the subject off guard), because then I (who is manning the audio mixer) will be always able to tell at a glance if the cam op is rolling or cut.
  11. The lens hood makes the difference seem bigger than it is.
  12. "No" is my opinion of anything from Synco Sony UWP-D21 / Deity Connect / Sennhieser G4 (in that ranking order) is my bottom line when it comes to barely acceptable as prosumer standard wireless.
  13. Sigma 28-70 f2.8 + Panasonic S5 makes for a crazy compact yet powerful combo! Yes, MFT is still smaller, but not by much?
  14. That's a marginally small difference that feels worth it. If you have your heart set on Sennheiser, then don't buy a new G4, get a secondhand G3 instead. You're not missing out on anything when comparing the entry level G4 vs G3.
  15. The D850 is a decent enough camera for filming with (especially for your purposes from the sounds of it, a D850 might even be called "overkill"), it is a camera many of us would have killed for only a handful of years ago. Rather than buying a secondhand Panasonic GH5, put that money into buying a Sound Devices MixPre3 & SmallHD Focus.
  16. That's my opinion of synco g1
  17. I agree, I rate myself as one of the stronger people psychologically yet even I was beginning to go stir crazy during parts of 2020 and being on the verge of catching cabin fever. Was fortunate that thanks to my contacts in the logistics industry I had an "essential worker" job I could get an official pass to get out of the house for. Even if it was only one day a week, and was only minimum wage, and was merely back breaking work shifting boxes of food around in a frozen warehouse. At least it helped keep cabin fever at bay. That I didn't go ("more") mad.
  18. In my eyes, it is not even a contest, you get better range and more features with the Sonys. Meanwhile, the entry level G4 is a fairly non-existent "upgrade" from the previous older G3 (which itself was only a modest upgrade from the G2, adding in a fake form of "diversity"). Deity Connect Wireless is another worth considering in the sub $1K price category, but has its own set of pros/cons. If you want to roll the dice and go secondhand, then Lectro 200 series are a great sub $1K choice as well. No way in hell would I want my talent wireless to be in those fre
  19. The middle half of last year was very rough, just being in lockdowns with no work whatsoever. Was dark, very depressing. But life is looking up, 2020 eventually (later on in the year) ended up being quite the career breakthrough for me with some key realizations too. Currently I'm solidly booked out for months and months into the future. Turning down work left and right, for instance just for this upcoming weekend I've had SIX shoots I could've gone on instead if only I could clone myself instead of having to say no. Am honestly quite glad that tomorrow's doco shoot got cancelled! Gives me a l
  20. And the crop factor is a KILLER if you're stuck with EF mount. But perfectible doable if you've got the MFT version.
  21. No, the 5" doesn't even do 4K in any form whatsoever. None of them can handle fs-raw
  22. In my dreams!! The OG BMCC EF and BMCC MFT were announced at two different times.
  23. We've already got a certain degree of that problem.... and Apple doesn't even call their own iPhone a "cinema" camera! Simply because people will point at feature films that got shot on an iPhone.
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