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Old January 13th, 2009, 03:50 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Ty Ford View Post
A sound devices 302.

Thanks Ty, I went and had a good look at that, it looks a very sturdy piece of equipment although I must confess to not understanding a lot more about it.

Is it necessary to go the field mixer way, or is it better to bite the bullet and go for a field recorder? You mentioned sound devices, I have worked on a couple of projects where they used field recorders... 744T I believe it was. Do you have any views on this?

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Old January 13th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #17
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Hello Christopher,

Field recorders are good if your camera has really bad audio, if you're really going for great sound, or if you have to have the mixer be disconnected from your camera. But generally you still need a mixer if you have a recorder if you need to actively mix the channels.

My rig is a Sound devices 442 and 744T. I can feed a camera (three actually) and iso record each of the four tracks to the 744T. Overkill in most of my work, but I can do it.


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