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Old October 16th, 2017, 09:09 AM   #31
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I meant I can't find a small receiver for the Zaxcom transmitter, one that I can attach to the camera.
This is the size of the Zaxcom QRX200 1.25″ x 3.25″ x 5.25″. Then of course you would have to add a battery to power it. Are you looking for something that can attach via a cold shoe adaptor? I don't know what camera you use. You could get a cold shoe plate and velcro it to that and then attach to your camera. If the size is in the ball park you just need to get creative to figure out a way to attach it and power it. This is a two channel unit so when you need to add a second tx you're good to go.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 10:01 AM   #32
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I use Canon C100. Yes, I was hoping to use something I could just use in a shoe plate. I went to the AES Convention and did see both the Lectros and the Zaxcoms. Between these two I want the Zaxcom. I'm not sure how I would power the receiver though even if I found a way to mount it on the camera.
I have not heard about Wisycom before but I'm reading good thing about them. Does anyone have any experience with Wysicom and could compare it to Zaxcom?
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Old October 21st, 2017, 10:35 AM   #33
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Do you use the internal battery with your camera or do you use a standard AB or V mount brick along with a rig? You could do a D-Tap cable to the receiver if the battery had a D-tap.

It would make for a slightly taller package but you could do a fairly small Lithium Ion rechargeable battery pack that could stack on top of the receiver.

Wisycom is another excellent choice but I think Zaxcom is the only brand that records along with transmission.
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Old October 21st, 2017, 10:49 AM   #34
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I'm using internal camera battery. I feel like this is becoming a bit complicated. I wonder if I should rethink the whole set up and instead of recording to the camera I should simply get a good quality portable recorder, attach the Zaxcom receiver to it and I can perhaps have it all in over the shoulder bag, but that still leaves me with an issue of powering the Zaxcom receiver.
Could I use Zaxcom RX200?
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Old October 22nd, 2017, 09:08 PM   #35
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Putting a recorder/mixer into a bag would give you a higher quality recording and more flexibility. Yes you could use the RX200 in that set up easily. With a central battery and power distribution box you could power the recorder and the receiver. Its a common set up for location sound bags. My system is a Zaxcom Nomad recorder/mixer plus four Lectro LR receivers and some other items and its all powered by a single Lithium Polymer battery. There are many other battery choices as well. Sound Devices just came out with three nice lower priced but excellent recorder/ mixers. Just be sure you feed the camera audio so you have a reference track to sync up your audio.
If you need help figuring this all out I'd be glad to lend a hand.
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 10:10 AM   #36
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I'm thinking of doing this. RX200 is a two channel receiver as well, right? So, I'm thinking of getting Zaxcom RX200, Zaxcom ZMT3, Sound Devices MixPre-3, and if I wanted to upgrade my mic (Sanken COS 11D) I'm thinking of one of DPA d:screet (not sure which one yet). Would there be a a significant improvement if I upgraded my mic, or should I stick with the Sanken? Both Zaxcom RX200 and MixPre-3 can ran on AA so I wouldn't need a battery pack (I can add that later if I find it necessary). How does all of this sound? What bag could I fit all of this in?
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 11:28 AM   #37
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"RX200 is a two channel receiver as well, right?"
- Yes, I was just looking at the RX200 at AES, according to Glenn, it's more of a stereo cam hop than a two separate channel receiver with two separate Tx/mics.
I don't see any point in 'upgrading' to a more expensive lav, as was addressed previously
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 01:25 PM   #38
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Sound like I might have to go with QRX200!
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 06:33 PM   #39
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Sound like I might have to go with QRX200!
Not sure why you couldn't use the RX200 for a two channel receiver. It does have internal batteries as you mentioned you wanted to use to start out with. The QRX200 only has external power so you're back to providing an external battery supply.
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Old October 23rd, 2017, 09:14 PM   #40
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Not sure why you couldn't use the RX200 for a two channel receiver. It does have internal batteries as you mentioned you wanted to use to start out with. The QRX200 only has external power so you're back to providing an external battery supply.
Maybe I misunderstood when Rick said " it's more of a stereo cam hop than a two separate channel receiver with two separate Tx/mics". I thought this means that it's not a two channel unit.
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Old October 24th, 2017, 07:55 AM   #41
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Maybe I misunderstood when Rick said " it's more of a stereo cam hop than a two separate channel receiver with two separate Tx/mics". I thought this means that it's not a two channel unit.
Sorry Zaxcom does things so differently from other manufacturers and Rick is correct its more of a camera link as it doesn't seem to receive from two separate tx like you need but rather just the camera link two channel audio. Could be wrong on that but according to the info on Zaxcom's site that's what's described. So the QRX 200 is what you're looking for. But it doesn't have internal power.
If I were you I'd go to Gotham Sound and have a chat about what you're looking to do and get powering and gear recommendations from them.
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Old October 24th, 2017, 08:57 AM   #42
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Sorry Zaxcom does things so differently from other manufacturers and Rick is correct its more of a camera link as it doesn't seem to receive from two separate tx like you need but rather just the camera link two channel audio. Could be wrong on that but according to the info on Zaxcom's site that's what's described. So the QRX 200 is what you're looking for. But it doesn't have internal power.
If I were you I'd go to Gotham Sound and have a chat about what you're looking to do and get powering and gear recommendations from them.
Yes, I talked to Gotham Sound and they did tell me what I needed. All good on that. I just need to look at pros and cons of having a separate recorder ve recording straight into the camera. The quality is obvious but I need to think of logistics.
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Old October 25th, 2017, 06:29 PM   #43
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I'm thinking of doing this. RX200 is a two channel receiver as well, right? So, I'm thinking of getting Zaxcom RX200, Zaxcom ZMT3, Sound Devices MixPre-3, and if I wanted to upgrade my mic (Sanken COS 11D) I'm thinking of one of DPA d:screet (not sure which one yet). Would there be a a significant improvement if I upgraded my mic, or should I stick with the Sanken? Both Zaxcom RX200 and MixPre-3 can ran on AA so I wouldn't need a battery pack (I can add that later if I find it necessary). How does all of this sound? What bag could I fit all of this in?
For a one man band shooting, ditch the mixpre, and go straight into your C100.

COS-11D is already very good, I wouldn't get a DPA as well. (although having said that.... I own six DPA 4061! But I'm a specialist soundie)

If I was you, I'd consider a Lectrosonics SRc (with NP-F plate) + 2x LT
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Old October 26th, 2017, 01:00 PM   #44
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For a one man band shooting, ditch the mixpre, and go straight into your C100.

COS-11D is already very good, I wouldn't get a DPA as well. (although having said that.... I own six DPA 4061! But I'm a specialist soundie)

If I was you, I'd consider a Lectrosonics SRc (with NP-F plate) + 2x LT
Thanks David, any reason, other than having extra gear, you would advise me not to get mixpre? And why the Lectros and not the Zaxcom?
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Old November 1st, 2017, 08:29 AM   #45
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I have the L-Series wireless and like it a lot.

Shoot me an email to davef@dvestore.com and I can help you get dialed in.
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