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Old June 10th, 2008, 11:42 AM   #16
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Which short haired Rycote?

Craig,

got a link to that rycote for the 680s?


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You're not going to be able to roll off "inherent" noise nor would such noise necessarily be below 100Hz. The camera pre amp and internal electronics may have more inherent noise than the mic itself. Also one needs to get a handle on the mic input sensitivity controls.

There are short haired Rycotes worth looking at.

If you look at my Brooklyn Bridge Fireworks video on Vimeo (see EX1 clips section) you'll see that Bass Pig and I had a discussion about the camera and the ECM680s. He's tested the camera already but I suggested he also test ECM680s.

Vimeo is not a good way to judge many of the audio characteristics since the video goes through a round of audio compression before uploading and then Vimeo compresses it again. Often times compression software does "normalization" as well as some equivalent of limiter and/or AGC type controls.

Note that Bass Pig thought I should bring down the input sensitivity even further than I did and I thought I was being very aggressive.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 01:44 PM   #17
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got a link to that rycote for the 680s?
The Rycote Softie for the Sony 680S is an 18cm Small Hole. That's Rycote Order Code 0333051 for the normal Long Hair Softie and 0343051 for the Short Hair version. Check www.rycote.com for more information.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 04:06 PM   #18
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Bass Pig thought I should bring down the input sensitivity even further than I did and I thought I was being very aggressive.
So what did you have it set at Craig?
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-20 ish. Bass Pig suggested I could have dropped it into the teens.

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So what did you have it set at Craig?
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Old June 10th, 2008, 10:01 PM   #20
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my session had the 680s capturing well into the - single digits, maybe that's why the sound had that hum and distorted.




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-20 ish. Bass Pig suggested I could have dropped it into the teens.
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