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  1. You might want to look at the following video ... in it the Rasp Pi 4 enables much more robust connections for the iPad Pro ... look at time 8:00 on as sharing and backing up video files from multiple T5 drives is discussed. Sounds like a very portable small addition to obviate the need for a laptop in many cases:
  2. Dump Safari in the Mac ... Firefox has better quality and color sense for video ... does not shift the gamma when you view things on the U or V.
  3. I know many will not connect a SD card to a Mac unless it is physically locked as the OS tend to write files on it that may corrupt what else is there. It may be that the IOS did something similar .... and as far as I know there is no lock state on writing to a T5. If the WD Wireless is accessible through the net can you format the T5 through its connection after you have rescued the files?
  4. Might try this if you can copy the files from the T5 to your iPad: https://www.addictivetips.com/mac-os/mount-iphone-and-ipad-in-finder-as-local-usb-disk-drive-mac/ Good luck ...
  5. Thanks for all the great insights. I am out working on a mission in a Mexican border town and distance has given me a bit of perspective on the Maxx/Nomad choice. Seems like the future with Zaxcom will really be Nova and their ecosystem if wireless is your priority. For me it may be a future need but at present is not so I may be best served by a Mixpre 10 II or Zoom F8n ... enough inputs for add on wireless as that need grows. Davinci Resolve Studio has been a bit hit or miss with TC sync and the present TC bugs in the new Mixpre II series does not help but I assume that they will sort it soon enough. Thanks again!
  6. Loved the information and your discussion of reasons and perspectives on the SD versus Zaxcom Nova. Really dark at the end .... ? I know that your vision probably accomodated for the dropping light levels and it did not seem so as the evening progressed. So between the F8N and the Maxx ... not enough difference to keep one over the other ... and is the transmitter in the Maxx not an advantage when you want a smaller bag? Just interested from a personal perspective ... I have found a Demo Maxx Block 21 that is very tempting ... but probably should consider a Nomad / Nova for full Zaxnet if I go am spending that kind of money. Any move to wireless has constraints ... either spend a lot and have a solid connection or spend less and risk having dropouts.
  7. You are right. They may have done better with a 0 - 6 stop or 7.5 stop ND ... not sure if that would be possible as I assume that the elements cannot be removed from the image path. I have ext Vari NDs for 12 lenses ... 7 different sizes ... and non Vari NDs for matte box and 82 mm sizes. Two large filter packets and another two pouches for the matte box 4.5 x 6 glass Schneider filters. Have to say that one adapter with ND sounds like a bit easier than all the others. Two of the Schneiders or two of the Firecrest Ultras would pay for the adapter. If you have a couple of lenses you may not want this .... I keep looking at larger cine cams with internal NDs ... much more convenient.
  8. Great advice. A classmate of mine received his MBA with an emphasis in video and marketing in 1979 ... jumped to a management position producing all of MCI/Sprint videos and advertising for over 20 years. He could have easily moved to cinema ... producing and directing had he desired. The short answer is sacrifice now for a potential long career ... MBA allows you to go anywhere ... Cine or VFX are quite limiting ... and God willing you will have 50 years to figure out that your passions change with age but a higher degree allows you more control of your present and future.
  9. I may not make a lot of points with the following: Man up and accept that a Variable ND is not a series of internal ND filters on a Cinema Camera. Canon has given you an alternative ... and a clear hole filler at a bargain price ... $500 USD for both ... to purchasing a C200/300 II/500 II No vignetting color good to 8 stops works with all the EOS adapted lenses ... We are not going to find the perfect camera or system ... but what is available to us today kills all the older stuff. Days of 'Mosquito noise' with the EX1R are gone ... Log 4K with a crop Stills Old EOS lens compatibility .... Most pathetic are the guys on YT who complain that there is not a Hermes case for the adapter when you are not using it ... Get real ... if it does not meet your perceived needs ... buy something else. As close to internal NDs as you will find south of $5K
  10. I may be the exception but Samsung t5 2 Tb drive ... Braw Q 0 5.7K at 23.976. Open in 5744x3024 timeline render to 4K or 2K DCI as Prores 422 unless it is stellar footage then Prores HQ as an archival master in 4K. Files are just too good not to use the 6K potential.
  11. No I use the USBPre 2 for the audio interface. I have a PIX-LR attached to my PIX-E5 but have used a separate recorder for redundancy and would like to maintain that approach. I considered moving up from the P6K and getting something with a bit more robust XLR connection and preamps (FX9) but the picture in my situation would be hard to improve upon so just want a easy to manage interface with great sound ... as I run all the camera lights and sound solo.
  12. One week and no report? Seriously ... how is the new 833? And is it that significant of a step up in audio quality from the Maxx ... or just better routing. I understand it has dual bus Duggan(?) mixing? My Mixpre 6 II went back this week .... frustration mainly with TC in Resolve 16.1 ... just unable to sync files that I could manually read as same TC. And even though video is 32 bit in Resolve ... audio cannot handle 32 bit float so had to record in 24 bit ... which is fine with me but obviates the draw of the II series. Biggest issue with it was when you turned it off ... it reset to base record settings every time so that you had to go into menus to set something other than 44.1Khz. So I am considering the Maxx ... 633 ... or up to the 833. Dont need complex routing but do want best audio possible.
  13. Of course but the difference in build quality is significant ... as is the difference in preamps.
  14. I am a bit disappointed in the build of my Mixpre 6 II ... wished I had my 633 back but now ......
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