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Tentacle Sync 'Track E' - New minirecorders with timecode
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  • Yes, looks nice.

    One issue is that 32bit will become standard in 1-2 years.

    And it is Zaxcom patent on wireless timecode transmission that is foundation of Tentacle guys business.

    If it will be annulled - we can see all major sellers offering such feature, including all wireless systems manufacturers.

  • This video is unwatchable. If the device does not have phantom power, it's a no go.

  • @4CardsMan

    You mean plug-in power for lavs?

  • Because these are timelocked, I guess you could combine them to make a timelocked, cable free multitrack recorder (?!!!).
    Just need a preamp.....

  • No. If it's only Timecode ≠ wordclock. It's just for NLE sync.

  • I'm sure they could make a sample accurate version, I guess the standard box that has p48 and some sort of mixer is not going away anytime soon but I would love to see something with complete integration.

  • @ Vitaliy_Kiselev - 48 volt phantom power, for powering professional lavs.

  • These Track E units don't supply 48V phantom power, but most lavalier microphones do not require 48V phantom power (unless they have XLR connectors designed for plugging directly into a mixer).

    The units do provide a bias voltage (up to 5V) for electret lavalier microphones. This is what most wireless transmitters provide and what most professional lavs (from Sennheiser, Sanken, DPA, Countryman, etc.) are designed to work with.

    The connector is a 3.5mm locking jack that is wired to the same pin configuration as Sennheiser wireless transmitters use.