New from Lectrosonics is a tiny digital recorder – the MTCR (Miniature Time Code Recorder) for professional use.
When the distance is extreme or using a wireless microphone is not practical, the MTCR recorder can travel with the subject and capture professional quality audio, synchronised with timecode. The MTCR’s small size and rounded shape make it unobtrusive and easy to place in garments and costumes, and even to conceal when used as a ‘plant’ microphone to capture environmental or location sound.
Measuring 2.3x2.1x.7in (60x54x17mm) and weighing 2.5oz (71 grams) with battery, the MTCR records in 24 bit, 48kHz digital onto a microSD card (HC type, Class 10) in the industry-standard .wav (Broadcast Wave File) format.
The unit can be jammed to external time code via the standard 5-pin Lemo connector. A headphone output jack allows for monitoring the signal input or listening to previously recorded files, but cannot be used to send live audio to another device while recording.