Lectrosonics MTCR Miniature Time Code Recorder

$769.00 USD

Miniature Time Code Recorder

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Description

  • Professional quality digital audio recordings in Broadcast Wave Format

  • Ultra compact size for easy concealment

  • Records to microSDHC memory cards

  • Wide range input gain adjustment for mic to line level signals

  • Time code jam/sync from external source

  • Standard Lectrosonics TA5M input jack

  • Lectrosonics “servo bias” input preamp

  • Solid machined aluminum construction

  • Over six hours of operation on a single AAA lithium battery

When the distance is extreme or using a wireless microphone is not practical, the MTCR recorder can travel with your subject and capture professional quality audio, synchronized with timecode. It’s tiny size is unobtrusive and easily placed in garments and costumes, and easy to conceal when used as a “plant” microphone to capture environmental or location sound.

With a time code sync at the start of the production, the audio track is easily placed accurately in the timeline of a video clip. The industry standard .wav (BWF) file format is compatible with essentially any audio or video editing software.

The recorder can also be tethered to a camera to capture a higher quality or backup audio recording. The input connector is the industry standard TA5M jack that accepts any mic or line level signal and provides bias voltage to power a wide variety of electret lavaliere microphones. The input connection and wiring is compatible with microphones pre-wired for use with Lectrosonics professional wireless microphone transmitters.

Setup and adjustment is made through an intuitive interface provided by the keypad and LCD. In keeping with typical Lectrosonics mechanical designs, the housing is machined from a solid aluminum billet for the ruggedness needed in field production.

The tiny size of the MTCR makes it easy to conceal in costuming or be conveniently placed when used as a “plant” microphone to record environmental or location sound.

The input/jack panel works with microphones wired for Lectrosonics wireless transmitters with TA5F connectors. The microSDHC memory card slot is covered by a flexible “flap” style cover. A standard 3.5 mm TRS jack provides audio output for headphones. A 5-pin LEMO connector is used to synchronize (“jam”) timecode for video and film production.

The battery compartment is a machined aluminum assembly hinged to the housing.

Specification

Recording
Storage media microSDHC memory card*
File format .wav files (BWF – Broadcast Wave File)
A/D converter 24-bit
Sampling rate 48 kHz
Recording modes/Bit rate • HD mono mode
 24 bit – 144 kbytes/s
32 bit – 192 kbytes/s
• Split gain mode
 24 bit – 288 kbytes/s
32 bit – 384 kbytes/s
Input
Type Analog mic/line level compatible;
servo bias preamp for 2V and 4V
lavaliere microphones
Input level • Dynamic mic:  0.5 mV to 50 mV
• Electret mic:  Nominal 2 mV to 300 mV
• Line level:  17 mV to 1.7 V
Input connector TA5M 5-pin male
Headphone Jack
Connector 3.5 mm mini jack; TRS
Maximum level -3 dBu (575 mV RMS)
Audio Performance
Frequency response 20 Hz to 20 kHz; +0.5/-1.5 dB
Dynamic range 110 dB (A), before limiting
Distortion < 0.035%
Timecode
Connector 5-pin LEMO
Signal voltage 0.5 Vp-p to 5Vp-p
Input impedance 10 k Ohms
Format SMPTE 12M – 1999 compliant
Battery Power/Life
Power consumption 300 mW
Battery type AAA Lithium non-rechargeable (recommended)
AAA Lithium 6.5 hours typical
Operating temperature range
Celsius -20 to 50
Fahrenheit -5 to 122
Dimensions and Weight
DimensionsInches (2.37H x 2.14W x 0.67D)
Millimeters (60H x 54W x 17D)
Weight 71 grams (2.5 ozs.) w/AAA Lithium battery