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Old January 8th, 2007, 05:02 AM   #1
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All battery Wireless Receiver/Transmitter System

Hi, I've been doing a lot of research on a Wireless System That runs on all battery for both the transmitter and receiver. Our planned shoot will require us to be outdoor all the time without any nearby power source mostly guerilla shooting.

Something small and light that can be easily attached to the camera. Preferrably 2+ Lav mics. A lot of exterior shots close to the streets with vehicle noise (we'd obviously like to keep those out of the audio).

It's tough doing online research without having any actual experience and simply relying on everyones varying opinions. Any suggestion and links to sites will be greatly appreciated. And if you're in Las Vegas area and interested in working with us for Audio/Recordist/Mixer in an independent feature please PM me as well with your contact info.

Thank you for all your help.
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Old January 8th, 2007, 01:22 PM   #2
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try a sennheiser

sennheiser ew500 G2 the mics & transmitters are very rugged, and I absolutely love mine. you can get a hot shoe extender from B&H to extend the capacity of your hotshoe. 2 AA batteries typically last me 5-7 hours depending on distance between receiver and transmitter, or at least thats the correllation I have made. but otherwise they last a long time on such small batteries. If you are on a budget look at the 100 series, just keep in mind that they are not as high a quality device as the 500 series.

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here are a couple of links:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
500 series kit, transmitter receiver, and microphone base sender. make sure to get the appropriate region for the area you will be in. there is an a b and c series of this receiver, corresponding to different UHF frequencies (TV Stations broadcast on the UHF Frequency) sennheiser has a guide for selecting the right frequency range here: http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite...qfinder-ew.asp

here is the 100 series: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search

hot shoe extender: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
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Old January 16th, 2007, 02:34 PM   #3
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thank you much appreciated! these are great links.

BTW, I'm trying to figure it out but i'm a little confused do these only come with one transmitter or two? So I need to purchase a seperate transmitter + lapel mic?
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Old January 17th, 2007, 09:00 AM   #4
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thank you much appreciated! these are great links.

BTW, I'm trying to figure it out but i'm a little confused do these only come with one transmitter or two? So I need to purchase a seperate transmitter + lapel mic?
these should be a full kit (2 transmitters, 1 receiver and an omnidirrectional mic). there are 2 transmitters, you can only use 1 at a time without a second receiver. the kit gives you a full range of options, the main advantage is the ability to plug receiver with the XLR jack into the bottom of a microphone to use for interviews, as well as theoretically it could be used as a wireless output from an events soundboard. one more might include a boom mic, providing it does not need phantom power....

I have never had the need to use both transmitters at the same time, but your case may be somewhat different. The 500 series over the 100 series is like comparing a lincoln town car to a crown victoria. they are both big sedans, but one looks and feels a whole lot more professional than the other. I would definitely give a reccommendation of going with the 500 series. I found the name of the place I got mine a couple of days ago. http://www.northernsound.net/Sales/W...lessframe.html These folks are great, and had the cheapest price of anyone I found anywhere. They sell the same kit. You will have to call them for their price. I believe I paid somewhere in the neighborhood of about 930 for the whole thing.

Hope this helps,
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Old January 17th, 2007, 11:15 AM   #5
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Ok. Great thank you! I'll check out that site.
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