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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Sennheiser Phantom Power (an old staff)
by: Dario Odobasic

Well, about 15 years ago when I worked as Croatian TV ENG sound technician, we had a small device called Phantom power unit produced by Sennheiser. This thingy was used only to set 12 or 48V power supply for MKH 416 series mikes used on old U-matic VCR which was not able to do direct power supply to the mike. Try to find somewhere that little black box with 9V R21 battery inside and two XLRs (in and out) connectors and if you find it, that will be perfect solution for your problem. Just in case that your mike needs less power than 12 or 48V, there are plenty of attenuation XLR plug adapters which have to be connected btw mike and unit and they can be found in every well-equipped Electronic shop (like there is Chipoteka in Zagreb, Croatia....an Electronic Heaven as I used to call it)
1833 days ago | 1 Thumb-up 
That's exactly the kind of thing I was looking for, thank you very much Dario! :-) Just looking at the Phantom's prices though (300 - 500 euros), it looks like it would be a lot cheaper just to buy a battery-powered microphone. I suppose I'm a small-budget person moving in a big-budget world. :-(
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(null) > Boom Microphone Options for Canon HG20 camera > Sennheiser Phantom Power (an old staff)
Okay, here's the situation: -I want to plug a boom microphone into my Canon HG20 camera, which has a non-powered 3.5mm audio input and a powered audio cradle. -I have a fairly good quality Olympus ME31 3.5mm mic which produces excellent audio quality when I record stuff on my computer. -Unfortunately the mic requires an external power source which my camera apparently isn't providing, so the mic does work on my computer for example but not when attached to the camera. -The camera's powered mic cradle only works with Canon equipment, and the only Canon mic I can find for it isn't suitable for boom work as it attaches to the top of the camera. What can I do? I've tried looking on the web for a solution to this problem, but the only things I can find are scary complex-looking electronics projects involving circuit diagrams and soldering irons. I'm not really up to the job of building my own power supply, nor would I dare attach a self-built power supply to my camera. Is there any kind of off-the-shelf power system that could let me power the microphone while it's plugged into the camera? I've even got a pretty good improvised boom pole (a telescopic carbon-fibre fishing net handle) so everything else is in place, I just need to find some way to get the microphone powered.
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Well, about 15 years ago when I worked as Croatian TV ENG sound technician, we had a small device called Phantom power unit produced by Sennheiser. This thingy was used only to set 12 or 48V power supply for MKH 416 series mikes used on old U-matic VCR which was not able to do direct power supply to the mike. Try to find somewhere that little black box with 9V R21 battery inside and two XLRs (in and out) connectors and if you find it, that will be perfect solution for your problem.
Just in case that your mike needs less power than 12 or 48V, there are plenty of attenuation XLR plug adapters which have to be connected btw mike and unit and they can be found in every well-equipped Electronic shop (like there is Chipoteka in Zagreb, Croatia....an Electronic Heaven as I used to call it)

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(null) > General Ideas & Suggestions > Europol
by: Gert-Jan Van de Voorde

The European Union has also a sort counter secret service, I suggest that the Europol gets suspicious near the end of the movie and starts an investigation regarding the struggle underneath the European skin causing the others to hurry up and do funny things in order to move on. http://www.topnews.in/files/Europol.jog.jpg
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Hmm... interesting, didn't even know Europol existed! :-) That does sound like the nearest thing the EU has to a secret service of its own (it isn't quite that of course, but it's the nearest thing). Yes it makes sense that a fictional version of Europol might start getting worried that two of its member states are running operations against each other. Thanks for this suggestion!
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If you have an idea to suggest for Eurospy which doesn't fit into the other tasks, post it here. This is a non-serious non-realistic film being done on a microscopic budget, so please bear that in mind when making suggestions. :-) (If you have any questions or suggestions about the film that you want to keep private, send me a message via the WAM messaging system.)
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The European Union has also a sort counter secret service, I suggest that the Europol gets suspicious near the end of the movie and starts an investigation regarding the struggle underneath the European skin causing the others to hurry up and do funny things in order to move on.

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(null) > Finnish Spies - Character suggestions please! > Women?
by: Eleonora Barna

Are any of these characters female?
1835 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
Glad to hear it.
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Okay, here's the situation:

-I want to plug a boom microphone into my Canon HG20 camera, which has a non-powered 3.5mm audio input and a powered audio cradle.

-I have a fairly good quality Olympus ME31 3.5mm mic which produces excellent audio quality when I record stuff on my computer.

-Unfortunately the mic requires an external power source which my camera apparently isn't providing, so the mic does work on my computer for example but not when attached to the camera.

-The camera's powered mic cradle only works with Canon equipment, and the only Canon mic I can find for it isn't suitable for boom work as it attaches to the top of the camera.

What can I do?

I've tried looking on the web for a solution to this problem, but the only things I can find are scary complex-looking electronics projects involving circuit diagrams and soldering irons. I'm not really up to the job of building my own power supply, nor would I dare attach a self-built power supply to my camera.

Is there any kind of off-the-shelf power system that could let me power the microphone while it's plugged into the camera?

I've even got a pretty good improvised boom pole (a telescopic carbon-fibre fishing net handle) so everything else is in place, I just need to find some way to get the microphone powered.

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(null) > Finnish Spies - Character suggestions please! > Women?
by: Eleonora Barna

Are any of these characters female?
1837 days ago | 0 Thumb-ups 
Yes. Definitely. And there are some non-Finns in this who are female too. In fact I'd say we could go roughly half-and-half, depending on which actors are available.
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(null) > Finnish Spies - Character suggestions please! > Women?
Right, the basic plot of the film will take place in Finland, with the Finnish counter-espionage service coming across a very interesting item which belongs to a foreign intelligence service. The foreign power (another EU member) wants it back, which is what forms the story of the film. The Finnish team will consist of perhaps five or six main characters who are the unit that is dealing with this particular item. They have to analyse it and protect it from being stolen, so there would be a mixture of science and policework involved. I'm sure the Finns on this site will have suggestions about the names, but what kind of characters would you see being part of this unit? I've got some ideas of my own (e.g. a master and apprentice pair) but what characters would YOU use if you were writing the script? You can give several shots for several characters if you want. To help you out, here are some rough outlines: -Leader of the unit, like the captain of a ship. -Analyst 1, deals with getting the details of the intelligence item, a scientific kind of job. -Analyst 2, as above. -Office Agent 1, does the James Bond type stuff of actually going in the field and watching people etc. A police officer kind of job. -Office Agent 2, as above. Obviously these are five different people so the two analysts and two agents aren't clones of each other, even if they're in the same jobs.
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Are any of these characters female?

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Right, the basic plot of the film will take place in Finland, with the Finnish counter-espionage service coming across a very interesting item which belongs to a foreign intelligence service. The foreign power (another EU member) wants it back, which is what forms the story of the film.

The Finnish team will consist of perhaps five or six main characters who are the unit that is dealing with this particular item. They have to analyse it and protect it from being stolen, so there would be a mixture of science and policework involved.

I'm sure the Finns on this site will have suggestions about the names, but what kind of characters would you see being part of this unit?

I've got some ideas of my own (e.g. a master and apprentice pair) but what characters would YOU use if you were writing the script?

You can give several shots for several characters if you want.

To help you out, here are some rough outlines:

-Leader of the unit, like the captain of a ship.

-Analyst 1, deals with getting the details of the intelligence item, a scientific kind of job.

-Analyst 2, as above.

-Office Agent 1, does the James Bond type stuff of actually going in the field and watching people etc. A police officer kind of job.

-Office Agent 2, as above.

Obviously these are five different people so the two analysts and two agents aren't clones of each other, even if they're in the same jobs.