Lectrosonics has introduced its new MTCR—Miniature Time Code Recorder. Small enough to be hidden in garments, the MTCR can be placed on a subject to capture audio, synchronized with timecode, when using a wireless mic is not practical.
The MTCR, sized at 2.3×2.1x.7 inches and weighing 2.5 oz., with battery, records in 24-bit/48 kHz 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.
The input connector is a TA5M jack that accepts any mic or line level signal and provides bias voltage to power electret lavaliere microphones. The input connection and wiring are compatible with microphones pre-wired for use with Lectrosonics wireless transmitters with servo bias type inputs.
Setup and adjustment are made through an interface provided by the keypad and LCD. The housing is manufactured from aluminum alloy, then hard anodized. The MTCR runs for more than 6 hours on a single lithium AAA battery.
“The MTCR has been a much-requested product,” stated Karl Winkler, VP of marketing and sales at Lectrosonics. “The combination of features, size, and audio quality should appeal to a wide range of users for a variety of applications”.
The MTCR comes with an M152/5P low-noise omni lav microphone, microSD memory card, belt clip, and AAA lithium battery.
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