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Zaxcom unveils broadcast-quality audio recorder

At NAB2006 (booth #N4227), Zaxcom will introduce its ZFR100, a new unit that can record up to 12 track-hours of audio directly to a 2GB flash memory card. As an ultra-compact recorder, the versatile ZFR100 is equally well suited for use in a sound bag as a backup recorder or as a transcription recorder. To simplify audio syncing and processing during post-production, the ZFR100 includes a time code reader/generator that stamps the time code directly on to broadcast .WAV or MP3 files.

The ZFR100 includes the ability to receive time code through an RF link directly from a video camera. This optional feature allows the unit to record only when the camera is rolling, thus maintaining perfect time code synchronization with the recorded video. The time code generator accuracy is within one frame for every 12 hours due to the ZFR100's temperature-compensated crystal oscillator.

The compact ZFR100 recorder weighs about 4oz and can be powered for up to 24 hours with two AA batteries. An optional 8- to 16VDC power input is also available. The unit can record in a continuous 12-hour loop or in traditional record/stop operation.

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