On Thursday 27 December 2012 19:04:41 Len Ovens did opine:
> On Thu, December 27, 2012 3:23 pm, Neil wrote:
They weren't that tough. Our 5 car news staff used up a 10 pack of sm58's
a year, and thought nothing of it. The old "not my car" attitude as they
crawled out of the wreck. I never could figure out how they did it either,
everytime I checked the car kits, the mics were reasonable well stowed.
Cables were generally a mess though. This is the same news crew that would
get smack in a deputies face as he was escorting the suspect through a
hallway at the court house, get slammed out of the way and shortened a
$7,000 camera lens about a quarter inch on a door frame, all in one 10 foot
piece of video tape used. Then they'd bring it to me, complaining the back
focus must be jammed, it wasn't adjustable any more. They had, with their
attitude of get the story at all costs, just did $10,000 worth of damage to
a $21,000 DVC-PRO camera, because when you jam the lens that hard, the
prisms that separate the colors were usually cracked too, and that was a
After the second such in 3 months, we put them on notice that the next one
doing it was canned, on the spot, and would be sued for the damages. They,
with one exception to prove we were serious suddenly were a lot more
> No they don't sound very natural. They aren't used in way that helps
Where the screens tend to get plugged with dried spittle. I've run a bunch
of them through the dishwasher. Not the mic of course, just the screens.
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