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Sound Devices 744T 4-Channel Portable Audio Recorder with Time Code

BH #SO744T • MFR #744T
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Sound Devices 744T 4-Channel Portable Audio Recorder with Time Code
Key Features
  • Portable Design
  • 160GB SATA HDD
  • 24-bit/192kHz Recording
  • WAV, BWF, and MP3 Formats
The Sound Devices 744T is a lightweight and compact professional 4-track digital portable recorder, which uses a readily available Compact Flash cards and an internal 160GB SATA HDD as the storage media of choice. The high-quality converters support resolutions and sampling rates up to the 24-bit/192kHz industry bar. The uncompressed, file-based recording supports WAV and BWF file formats. Stereo MP3 file encoding and decoding is also available.
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Sound Devices 744T Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact and Durable
  • 3Comprehensive Professional Connectivity
  • 4High-Resolution Recording and Synchronization
  • 5Flexible Metering and Powering

The Sound Devices 744T is a lightweight and compact professional 4-track digital portable recorder, which uses a readily available Compact Flash cards and an internal 160GB SATA HDD as the storage media of choice. The high-quality converters support resolutions and sampling rates up to the 24-bit/192kHz industry bar. The uncompressed, file-based recording supports WAV and BWF file formats. Stereo MP3 file encoding and decoding is also available.

The durable 744T aluminum and stainless steel chassis, which is resistant to location climate and temperature extremes, houses a full and versatile complement of analog and digital audio connectors, alongside the set of precise, reliable time code and word clock I/Os.

The 744T offers 48V phantom power, limiting and filtering on input for complete microphone support in the field (including M/S stereo mic decoding), with internal signal control, mixing and 256 possible input to track routing assignments.

The gracious 744T LCD display has an adjustable backlight and provides comprehensive status and activity information, alongside a bright set of sunlight-viewable LED meters with selectable metering ballistics. The unit also features an impressive set of dedicated LED indicators and backlit controls. The headphone output matrix features independent level control and routing, offering a variety of monitoring options for specific needs.

The design, feature set, robust construction, and performance of the 744T assures seamless integration on any feature film, broadcast or video set, anywhere in the world.

Note:
Please note that not all memory cards are approved to work with this device. Please check manufacturer's website for a list of approved cards.
This recorder is 2.0 software/hardware ready.
Compact and Durable
4-track portable hard disk/Compact Flash audio recorder with 160GB SATA internal hard drive and full time code implementation
Compact aluminum and stainless-steel chassis for exceptional durability and light weight, resistant to environmental extremes
Comprehensive Professional Connectivity
2 channels of improved microphone preamps with phantom power, limiting, and high-pass filters
Separate channel 3 and 4 line-level inputs on TA3 connectors
2-channel, balanced mic/line level outputs on TA3 connectors
AES3 (XLR) or AES3id (unbalanced AES on BNC) digital inputs and AES3id outputs
FireWire (IEEE-1394) port for high-speed data transfer to computers for editing and backup
Proprietary RS-232 6-pin modular C. Link serial input and output for unit linking, control and expansion
High-Resolution Recording and Synchronization
24-bit or 16-bit with or without dither, 32kHz - 192kHz sampling rates
Input-to-track assignment with 256 possible routing combinations
WAV or BWF format, mono or poly files, uncompressed PCM audio
MP3 encode and decode, 32 to 320kbps stereo file
Stable, reliable Ambient time code circuitry, tunable to <0.2 PPM accuracy with all relevant TC rates, full Word Clock I/O
Flexible Metering and Powering
Programmable backlit, sunlight-viewable LED level metering; selectable, menu-driven metering ballistics
Large backlit, adjustable LCD display; fully dedicated status and activity LED indicators, backlit controls
Removable Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery, compatible with Sony M- and L-mount batteries
10-18VDC external input powers and charges on-board battery, 100-240V worldwide power supply

Sound Devices 744T Specs

Type
Portable 4-Channel Digital Hard Disk Recorder
Recording/Reading Methods
Medium:
Internal 160GB SATA Hard Drive
Compact Flash Type I, II and Microdrive*
Please see manufacturer's site for a list of approved cards
File Format:
WAV, BWF, MP3
*FAT32 Formatted
Recording Bit Rate
16-bit, 24-bit
Sampling Frequency
Internal: 32, 44.1, 48, 48.048, 88.2, 96, 96.096, 176.4, 192kHz
External: 32-192kHz (Word Clock Input)
Number of Channels
4
Frequency Response
10Hz - 40kHz, +0.1/-0.5dB (gain controls centered)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Not Specified by Manufacturer
Dynamic Range
A/D:
114dB, A-weighted
110dB, 20Hz - 22kHz bandwidth
D/A:
112dB, A-weighted
108dB, 20Hz - 22kHz bandwidth
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
Mic: 0.004% max.(1kHz, 22Hz - 22kHz BW, gain control down, -15dBu input)
Line: 0.004% max.(1kHz, 22Hz - 22kHz BW, gain control down, +16 dBu input
Inputs
1 x XLR Mic/Line/AES3 (1,2)Input, Balanced
1 x XLR Mic/Line/AES3 (3,4)Input, Balanced
2 x TA3 Channel 3,4 Line In, Balanced
1 x RJ-12 C.Link (RS-232) In
1 x BNC Word Clock In
1 x Hirose 4-pin DC In
Output
2 x TA3 Master Analog Out (L, R), Balanced
1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Tape Out
1 x 1/8" Stereo Mini Headphone Out
1 x 5-pin LEMO Timecode I/O
1 x Firewire IEEE-1394 Port
1 x RJ-12 C.Link (RS-232) Out
1 x BNC Word Clock Out
1 x BNC AES/SPDIF (L, R) Digital Master Output Bus
1 x BNC AES/SPDIF (L, R) Digital Output Bus 2
Headphone Output
Yes, 1/8" Stereo Mini
Dimensions
8.2 x 4.9 x 1.8" (209 x 125 x 44mm)
Weight
2.6 lb (1.2kg)(without battery)
Specialties
Timecode and Word Clock I/O's
24-bit/192 Recording Resolution
Large 202 x 32-pixel Backlit LCD Display
Packaging Info
Package Weight
7.1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
16 x 11 x 5.3"

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What has superceeded this model
Asked by: cary s.
Hi Cary, the closest models we currently offer are the MixPre-6 (although note this doesn't have a timecode generator built in), the MixPre-10T (which does have timecode, and additional preamps), or our 633. &lt;a href= https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1333779-REG/sound_devices_mixpre_6_mixpre_6_mic_preamps.html target= _blank &gt;https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1333779-REG/sound_devices_mixpre_6_mixpre_6_mic_preamps.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href= https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1366303-REG/sound_devices_the_mixpre_10t_is_a.html target= _blank &gt;https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1366303-REG/sound_devices_the_mixpre_10t_is_a.html&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href= https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1015171-REG/sound_devices_633_6_input_field_production.html target= _blank &gt;https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1015171-REG/sound_devices_633_6_input_field_production.html&lt;/a&gt;All have different features to consider. The 633 operates as a mixer and recorder, and has pro features such as dual card recording, aes connectivity, auto-mixing, and more routing flexibility. The MixPre series operate as a mixer, recorder, and USB interface. All sound great, it's more about picking the correct tools for your work flow. If you tell me a little more about your needs, I'd be happy to help point you in the right direction. Hope this helps!
Answered by: SD Tech Support Sound Devices Expert
Date published: 2018-08-28
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