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Old October 9th, 2017, 09:56 AM   #16
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Switching from the Sanken to a 'better' mic would be negligible at best. An external preamp would help more if your plugging it direct to cam. An MixPre or MM1 for instance.

BTW, the Zaxcom RS200 Rx is pretty compact @ 1.0″ x 3.5″ x 3.5″. The RS900 Rx that I've used was plenty small enough for a bag, about 5"x3" (or 4)" as I recall.
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Old October 9th, 2017, 10:16 AM   #17
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Switching from the Sanken to a 'better' mic would be negligible at best. An external preamp would help more if your going direct to the cam. An MixPre or MM1 for instance.
Thanks. I guess I'll stick with my Sankens but I can't add a preamp to my set up (I mean I can but don't want to, willing to sacrifice the quality).
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Old October 9th, 2017, 02:52 PM   #18
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Thanks. I guess I'll stick with my Sankens but I can't add a preamp to my set up (I mean I can but don't want to, willing to sacrifice the quality).
Then you are sacrificing a lot more audio quality than exists between a Sanken Cos-11D and a DPA 4060, so changing mics won't fix your problem.

The weak link in just about any record-to-camera workflow is the mic preamps in the camera. Any camera. None of the in-camera micpres are as good as the bottom end SD mixers. And you can get a used MixPre-D for very little these days, and it's designed for your stated workflow (camera as recorder).

But if you don't want it, you don't want it. You know your situation better than anyone.
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Old October 9th, 2017, 03:54 PM   #19
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Then you are sacrificing a lot more audio quality than exists between a Sanken Cos-11D and a DPA 4060, so changing mics won't fix your problem.

The weak link in just about any record-to-camera workflow is the mic preamps in the camera. Any camera. None of the in-camera micpres are as good as the bottom end SD mixers. And you can get a used MixPre-D for very little these days, and it's designed for your stated workflow (camera as recorder).

But if you don't want it, you don't want it. You know your situation better than anyone.
I don't really have a problem, and that's right, I know my situation so I will stick with what I have but add a good quality wireless receiver/transmitter for those situations when I really have to use it.

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Old October 9th, 2017, 04:40 PM   #20
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One more question is it possible to use two transmitters but just one receiver?
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Old October 9th, 2017, 07:57 PM   #21
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Well, I don't see anything else that's small and portable. Do they not make a receiver that can be taken into a field?
The Zaxcom QRX 200 is a dual channel receiver for in the bag. You can receive two separate transmitters with this unit. They don't make a single channel unit that I'm aware of. The ERX is for listening and/or sending scratch track with or without time code. I have a Zaxcom Nomad but have Lectrosonic LR/LTs. I do use ERXs because the Nomad has a built in transmitter for them.
If you have any questions about the LR/LTs I'd be happy to answer them.
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Old October 9th, 2017, 08:04 PM   #22
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One more question is it possible to use two transmitters but just one receiver?
Yes, if its a two channel receiver like the Lectro SRC, Lectro SRa or SRb, or the Zaxcom QRX 200.
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Old October 10th, 2017, 09:20 AM   #23
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OTOH, it's common to use multiple receivers with one transmitter. i,e; hopping audio to more than one camera, but not the other way around with single channel wireless systems.

... It should be noted though, the 'one Tx, multiple Rx' scenario will NOT work with the new WiFi band GHz systems, like the Sennheiser AVX, RODE filmmaker, AT System 10, ect.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 05:31 AM   #24
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Zaxcom makes a miniature transmitter, the ZMT3.

Zaxcom ZMT3 miniature transmitter announced: get two, you might lose one - Newsshooter


Also, every one should watch this (BEST ADVERT EVER! Well, for wireless at least):

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Old October 11th, 2017, 05:41 AM   #25
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Cool unit, but best avert ever? Not for me, I could not get through it.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 06:56 AM   #26
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Well most adverts for pro wireless are pretty dry affairs!

This one has some humor to it :-D
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Old October 12th, 2017, 06:43 PM   #27
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OTOH, it's common to use multiple receivers with one transmitter. i,e; hopping audio to more than one camera, but not the other way around with single channel wireless systems.

... It should be noted though, the 'one Tx, multiple Rx' scenario will NOT work with the new WiFi band GHz systems, like the Sennheiser AVX, RODE filmmaker, AT System 10, ect.
Well, sometimes I have two speakers and record to one camera so I need two receivers and it's not very convenient.
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Old October 12th, 2017, 08:28 PM   #28
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Zaxcom makes a miniature transmitter, the ZMT3.

Zaxcom ZMT3 miniature transmitter announced: get two, you might lose one - Newsshooter


Also, every one should watch this (BEST ADVERT EVER! Well, for wireless at least):

Team Zaxcom - Defenders of the Airwaves on Vimeo
Yes, I saw that transmitter, I just can't find a small receiver.
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Old October 13th, 2017, 08:36 AM   #29
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Yes, I saw that transmitter, I just can't find a small receiver.
https://zaxcom.com/products/qrx200/
Lectrosonics Introduces the SMWB and SMDWB Wideband Transmitters
SRb Series
SRc Dual Channel Slot Mount ENG Receiver
All of these require external power but there are battery options available. Sony makes a dual channel receiver for $700 that works with their inexpensive transmitter.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._receiver.html
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...e&N=4232860122
Sony also makes some higher end dual channel receivers and transmitters but are slot in units that can be adapted for stand alone use.
And here's a set with two tx: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...iver_with.html
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Old October 14th, 2017, 12:59 PM   #30
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https://zaxcom.com/products/qrx200/
Lectrosonics Introduces the SMWB and SMDWB Wideband Transmitters
SRb Series
SRc Dual Channel Slot Mount ENG Receiver
All of these require external power but there are battery options available. Sony makes a dual channel receiver for $700 that works with their inexpensive transmitter.
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._receiver.html
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...e&N=4232860122
Sony also makes some higher end dual channel receivers and transmitters but are slot in units that can be adapted for stand alone use.
And here's a set with two tx: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...iver_with.html
I meant I can't find a small receiver for the Zaxcom transmitter, one that I can attach to the camera.
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