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The Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound, 3rd Edition by David Lewis Yewdall

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Chapter 23

The Direct-to-Disk Nagra V (Digital)

The three most important things I want to know when I consider a recording tool:

1.   How much engineering experience does the manufacturer have in the field of production sound?

2.   How sturdy is the unit? The last thing I want is a unit that appears to work fine in a controlled studio environment but cannot stand up to the rigors of on-location temperature and humidity shifts. Is the device truly portable, or is it bound to a sound cart with a bunch of other gear it needs to make it operate?

3.   Electrical power to run the recording device. I am out in “Poe-dunk-nowhere” and the special dedicated rechargeable batteries that came with the unit are down. I need power and I need it now. I have ...

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