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Hiding In Plain Sight Is How To Succeed With DPA Lavalier Microphones Posted: 19/03/2020
Hiding In Plain Sight Is How To Succeed With DPA Lavalier Microphones

Production Sound Mixer and Location Sound Recordist David Thirion uses DPA microphones to capture audio for film and television projects because he likes their audio quality and natural sound. Equally important is the tiny size of some models, which makes them ideal for situations where they need to be hidden on actors’ bodies or in costumes.

In recent months Thirion has been experimenting with DPA’s latest bodyworn products, the 6000 Subminiature Series, in particular the 6060 Subminiature Omnidirectional lavalier microphone. On the latest series of Parlement, a new television series created by Belgian-based Artémis Productions, he used it to great effect – although not how he originally intended.

“We initially planned to use it on a female actor, but she was wearing such light silk that it was impossible to hide the mic because the weight of the cable was pulling at the fabric. Instead we used a DPA 4061 lavalier microphone secured with a bra clip, which worked just fine,” he says. "The 6060, however, did solve a different problem - mic-ing the show’s male talent whose chest was too hairy to have a microphone attached. It can be very difficult to mic up a hairy chested actor wearing a white office shirt, no tie and a blazer, but we found the perfect spot for the 6060 in the collar of the shirt. We used an URSA mini mount and covered with white URSA moleskin so that it was completely disguised. We also hid a 6060 in a tie knot using a Sanken RM11 concealer. The mic is so slim that it helped prevent any tie knot deformation.”

 

 

 

Tags: DPA Microphones | 6000 Series | David Thirion | Parlement | Location Sound
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IMPRESSIVE NEW PRODUCTS FROM AATON-TRANSVIDEO AT NAB SHOW 2018 Posted: 29/03/2018
IMPRESSIVE NEW PRODUCTS FROM AATON-TRANSVIDEO AT NAB SHOW 2018

New products from Aaton-digital and Transvideo will be exhibited on their partners’ booths at the show:

On the ARRI booth the Transvideo StarliteHD2 monitor-recorder will be on demo with its new firmware upgrade giving increased resolution and reduced latency, enhancing its many capabilities further and making it also an excellent choice now for focus pulling. The upgrade will be available for all existing StarliteHD worldwide for a cost of 145 Euros. (ARRI booth C7925)

Tags: Aaton | Aaton-Digital | Transvideo | Aaton-Transvideo | Cantar | StarliteHD-e | CantarMini | CantarX3 | location sound recorder | 16 track multitack recorder | 24 track multitrack recorder | ARRI | Cooke | Zeiss | Sennheiser | AMBEO | Canon | NAB | StraliteHD-Canon | CineMonitorHD8-XSBLTiff | NAB 2018 | NAB 2018
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Ridley Scotts Astronauts and Aliens Find Their Voices With Help From DPA Microphones Posted: 08/11/2017
Ridley Scotts Astronauts and Aliens Find Their Voices With Help From DPA Microphones
Award-winning Production Sound Mixer Ben Osmo is no stranger to the superior sound quality and versatility of DPAs microphone technology, having used the companys d:screet¢ Miniature Microphones to great effect during the filming of Mad Max: Fury Road. Therefore it was no surprise when he once again chose DPA for his next major film project recording the audio for Ridley Scotts 2017 Sci Fi blockbuster, Alien:Covenant.
Tags: DPA Microphones | d:screet miniature microphones | Ben Osmo | Alien Covenant | Ridley Scott | Location Sound
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Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017 Posted: 07/03/2017
Transvideo and Aaton Digital will both show new products at Cabsat 2017

Transvideo will show the new StarliteRF-a, a wireless monitor with advanced camera control capabilities that can remotely control key functions of the ARRI ALEXA Mini and AMIRA cameras. The kit consists of a StarliteRF-a monitor-recorder and a TitanHD2 Tx-a that connects to the EXT socket of the ARRI cameras via a specific cable provided. You will have a hand held lightweight, high quality monitor receiving the camera picture wirelessly, and you can adjust key camera functions wirelessly by return to the camera. The camera functions are accessed via the monitors touch screen. You also have the ability to record and play back clips via the inbuilt recorder, which can be set up to record automatically when the camera records.

Tags: Transvideo | Aaton | Aaton Digital | Cabsat | Cabsat 2017 | StarliteRF-a | ARRI | ALEXA | ALEXA Mini | StarliteRF | monitor-recorder | monitor | wireless monitor | Stargate | 4K | HDR | StarliteHD | Cantar Mini | CantarX3 | multitrack recorder | location sound recorder | Amaranthine | CABSAT 2017 | CABSAT 2017
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Aaton Digital unveils new Cantar Mini digital portable sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017 Posted: 24/01/2017
Aaton Digital unveils new Cantar Mini digital portable sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017

Aaton Digital will unveil its new Cantar Mini 16 track digital portable mixer-sound recorder at BSC Expo 2017 in London.

The Cantar Mini is based on the renowned CantarX3, winner of many awards and now widely recognised by the sound community as the ultimate digital 24 track location sound recorder, with many delivered and in daily use worldwide. 

Tags: Aaton | Aaton Digital | Cantar Mini | CantarX3 | location sound recorder | 16 track recorder | poratble 16 track sound recorder | mixer sound recorder | Cantarem2 | Jacques Delacoux | BSC | BSC Expo | BSC Expo 2017 | Tim White | recordists
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Karine Fouque joins Ithaki-Group as Sales Director of Transvideo and Aaton-Digital Posted: 24/06/2015
Karine Fouque joins Ithaki-Group as Sales Director of Transvideo and Aaton-Digital
After years of business development for Canon in the broadcast and cinema industries, Karine Fouque is joining Ithaki-Group and Jacques Delacouxs team to lead global sales of Transvideo and Aaton Digital. Their collaboration was made official at the Sunny Side of the Doc event in La Rochelle - 22-25th June 2015.
Tags: Karine Fouque | Aaton | Transvideo | Ithaki Group | Jacques Delacoux | Sunny Side of the Doc | Canon | on board monitors | field monitors | location sound recorder | CantarX3 | cinema industry | broadcast industry | avionics | Academy Award | Cinec Award
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Aaton delivers the ultimate location sound recorder Cantar-X3 Posted: 08/04/2015
Aaton delivers the ultimate location sound recorder Cantar-X3

Aaton-Digital has begun delivery of its landmark 24 track location sound recorder, the Cantar-X3.  It is already being put to work by professionals in Amsterdam, Tel-Aviv, Paris, Los Angeles and Montreal as the company continues to fulfil orders. Recorders for North American companies Location Sound, Los Angeles; Audio Services Corp, Canada; and Sonotechnique, Quebec will be delivered prior to the start of NAB 2015.

Tags: Aaton | Aaton-Digital | Cantar-X3 | new | location sound recorder | 24 track | Location Sound | 24 track audio recorder | Audio Services | Sonotechnique | NAB2015 | Cantarem 2 | Tully Chen | Dante | IP Networking | Transvideo | SuperBright | Cinec Award | Jacques Delacoux | Best of Show
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Dedleg debuts location sound solution at BVE2015 Posted: 27/01/2015
Dedleg debuts location sound solution at BVE2015

Designed by a UK soundman, Dedleg is a game changer for location sound recordists that work out of a bag. Its the rst and only one of its kind.

Dedleg is a 2 stage carbon bre monopod which will t to any sound bag. Its deployed in seconds in 3 easy moves enabling the sound recordist to take all the weight off his or her shoulders and back. Its light, at 740g /1.65 pounds, just over the weight of one NP1 battery, and due to its clever design, it can stay folded unobtrusively under your bag when youre on the move.

Tags: Dedleg | location sound | BVE 2015 | BVE London | new product | new product launch | sound recordists | Paul Zanders | Dedleg Designs | carbon fibre | monopod | BVE 2015
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