24-Bit Dailies in a 16-Bit World
Even though it is still summer, I am frequently contacted by students seeking advice. A common production situation is shooting in someone's borrowed apartment... echo prevails, but the landlord prohibits modifications.
To be honest, I cringe inside whenever one of my students runs up to me beaming a Cheshire cat smile and asks permission to skip the last week of classes in order to fly to Cannes or some such resort village in order to attend one of the many world-famous film festivals. It may be a lot of fun, but is it really productive?
At the last winter NAMM Show (2012, Anaheim CA), I had one of my soundcarts on display in the Tascam booth, where I was doing presentations about the HS-P82 recorder. The owner of the Rock N Roller Multicart company stopped by, and was intrigued by the modifications that I had made to his original design in order to convert the cart for film/video applications. He invited me to help him design a new accessory shelf unit that would satisfy the needs of sound mixers and videographers. In just a couple months time, he shipped me the newly designed cart, ready to exhibit at this year's NAB show! (see picture).