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  • Zaxcom Ships ZFR800 Digital Handheld Recording Microphone

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    Zaxcom today announced that it is now shipping the ZFR800 handheld digital recording microphone, a system optimized for use in radio interviews, broadcast journalism, podcasting, and any voice-recording application that requires mobility and superior sound quality.

    The ZFR800 records up to eight hours of uncompressed audio on a removable 2-GB memory card. An integrated time-code receiver allows users to jam time code and sync multiple ZFR800 units remotely. Featuring a professional look and feel, the ZFR800 provides an ergonomic, camouflaged control pad for easy one-handed control of all record functions. It can be used with any Shure® screw-on capsule, giving users their preferred sonic quality.

    With Zaxcom's fault-tolerant operating system, audio files are always recorded without compression to minimize the opportunity for errors. Once in the audio control room, operators use the included ZaxConvert software to select the desired audio file format and resolution — often .wav files in 16- or 24-bit resolution with a sample rate of 32, 44.1, 48, or 48.048 kHz. Alternatively, users can opt to compress the audio into MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer 3) files, which are compressed for quick Internet-based delivery to transcription houses.

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