Lectrosonics has launched a very cool (and very small) new professional micro digital recorder, the PDR (Portable Digital Recorder). When you're looking at recording over extreme distances, where using a wireless mic isn't entirely practical, just pop this little device in your pocket, and capture pristine quality audio, synchronized with timecode. Because of its tiny size and rounded shape, the PDR is totally unobtrusive and easy to place in garments and costumes; it's also easy to conceal when used as a 'plant' microphone to capture environmental or location sound.
The PDR records in 24-bit, 48kHz digital onto a Micro SD card (HC type) in the industry-standard .wav (Broadcast Wave File) format. The PDR can be jammed to external time code via the standard 5-pin Lemo connector, and you can monitor the signal input or listen back to recorded files via its headphone output jack.
According to Gordon Moore, Lectrosonics' president, the launch of this product is all about sonics:
"We are pleased to introduce the PDR – it's a highly compact, pro grade sound recorder at an attractive price point; we have observed the need for professionals to have a recorder which is small and unobtrusive, and which offers professional quality sound, and that's what PDR is all about."