Boston based videographer and performer.
Based on what I've seen, the four pin connector is from version 1 of these units. Version 2 has the same two pin connector as used on the Teradek and is supposed to have better range. Trigyn probably sent NFS pictures that weren't updated.
With 10% off, that's a good deal. These are the same as the Cinegears Ghost Eye for those who want more information.
I really wish that TV and movies would stop overly relying on non-diegetic noise to create mood. I realize that a score can help tie cuts and scenes together, and I think a filmmaker should have license to use everything available to create a mood. For some reason, though, I am especially sensitive to sound and Nolan's audio tricks take me completely out of the movie. I find the sound abrasive and end up focusing entirely on the sound rather than on the story. I think this is why you keep finding stories popping up about how the audience is complaining that Nolan's movies are "too loud" or overwhelm the dialogue. I realize that this is Nolan's artistic choice just like Michael Bay's artistic choice is to have gasoline fueled explosions in everything, but I don't think that Nolan actually understands that his sound choices can actually be overly distracting rather than add to the experience for some people.
I would think that a lighter and more versatile solution would be NATO rail. I can't figure out why he went with Arca-Swiss over NATO rail. I realize that there are some extremely cheap Arca-Swiss plates out there, but SmallRig makes some really great rail adapters that are relatively cheap. Odd.
Damn, looks like the 5D IV is a better camera than the 6D. Who would've thunk it?
Although, if I was shooting at ISO 100 all of the time and did not care about full frame vs crop frame, I would probably prefer the 80D. Truthfully, I just have a few EOS M's that I pull out whenever I need to take photos or timelapse since I am really more of a videographer than a photographer. If I really wanted to make money off of photography I would probably go for the 1DX II. Or maybe a 5D IV if the weight was an issue.
What does any of this have to do with the article? Nothing. If you want to shoot video with photo camera, get a Sony.
I realize that this site is about DIY and cheap solutions for narrative filmmaking, but this wireless boom was solved quite awhile ago. I use a Lectrosonics HM and the sound quality is indistinguishable to a wired mic. I will often go wireless as a one man band recordist either to make set-up quicker or so I can set down the boom. I tend to send the signal straight to my/mixer recorder and then send that signal out via a wireless camera hop, but the whole system is trustworthy. I've seen wireless booms used on a number of hollywood financed films. The boom op has an audio feed to hear what they are doing, though. I mean, this all takes money, but it is pretty simple.