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By curleysound , April 24, in Equipment. I've been seeing a few people using the Fostex DV unit on their carts. They're both AC powered, and have timecode, and appear to be roughly the same size. My guess is that the system software on the DV is similar to that on the PD6 film oriented , and the D is more like a tape machine multitrack recorder for music where they don't use much metadata alike features The D records in a proprietary format FDMS v3 , and the options for getting the audio off the machine aren't great ie slow.
Many location music people use the Alesis HD24 which seems to have a somewhat better feature set and convertors people like. I looked long and hard these before getting into Metacorder, and decided that I didn't want to deal with converting all those files before being able to edit. For any sort of project where you have to turn in telecineable dailies these won't work.
The major buyer of these decks are bands recording their shows. Phillip, that bit about the file format was key. I didn't see that in the blurbs I was reading. I've been a happy Boom Recorder user for a while, but I was looking for something a little more substantial to have on the cart. So, using something, like a Denecke d-code box or an Ambient lockit or Horita whatever, that unit would be what you could jam a slate from.
What would your TC source be? That would likely be pretty inaccurate, as it would depend on the interface clock. It's fairly widely known that the Traveler has a very unstable clock and can't be used as a clock source for TC.
Your best bet using Boom Recorder is to have a constant TC source from which Boom Recorder reads its TC for time-stamping files, and which Boom Recorder uses as a clock source to create sample-accurate recordings. But substantial it is, in size, weight, power requirements and price. Also has full waveform editing capability with an attached Keyboard and Monitor.
It was a great machine. Connecting with a Mac through the Ethernet cable was fast and easy with it's proprietary software. You can also open your sessions in Pro Tools so they are ready for delivery right there. The new X48 is only way better machine, they only lack on metadata. My understanding, after looking at the program again to make sure, is that Boom Recorder v7.
These generate without an external source, so my question is more of how can I get the internally generated TC from Boom Recorder out of the computer and into either my 01V96 from the IEEE connection , or an analog out Headphones?
I would not even consider relying on timecode that is generated by any software that is solely relying on Core Audio for it's clock timing. BoomRecorder can "make its own timecode" but as pointed out by several others this is not the way you want to go.
Stop trying to figure out how to get a TC stream out of the software. That's unfortunate, but it all makes sense.
I should look into a set of Denecke boxes, which shouldn't be tough as I live practically around the corner from them. I would think that a digital TC generator would be at least as accurate as a TC box, although it just came apparent to me that I don't know how the boxes make TC either. The accurate timebase needs to come from hardware.
Software alone cannot accomplish this. Jeff is right -- trying to use the Mac's internal clock as a reference for timecode is not a good idea. Either an Ambient or a Denecke crystal-controlled TC generator is the only way to go. I went through this last year when I had to use Metacorder for two different products, and wound up going with the Denecke GR-1, simply because I liked the design.
One caveat: I heard some timecode bleed in the analog inputs of the Yamaha 01X mixer we were using, so I opted to feed the timecode in to the Mac's own analog input. This is a delicate mini-phone jack, prone to getting bumped, but I was able to get a right-angled plug that was a little more rugged.
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By curleysound , April 24, in Equipment. I've been seeing a few people using the Fostex DV unit on their carts. They're both AC powered, and have timecode, and appear to be roughly the same size. My guess is that the system software on the DV is similar to that on the PD6 film oriented , and the D is more like a tape machine multitrack recorder for music where they don't use much metadata alike features The D records in a proprietary format FDMS v3 , and the options for getting the audio off the machine aren't great ie slow. Many location music people use the Alesis HD24 which seems to have a somewhat better feature set and convertors people like.
Fostex Launches DV824 Digital Recorder
If any of you are thinking of an 8 track digital multi-track recorder this unit should be considered. It allows non linear edits and will respond to Timecode and with a good "event synchronizer" can be synced to MIDI time code. It sounds great! The only thing that sounds better is the Systems TCR8! Which in my opinion is the "warmest" sounding digital recorder on the planet, hands down! So far I h ave heard nothing more pleasant and tube-like than that! I highly recommend this unit for any professional looking to move from a tape environment like the highly sought after Tascam DAHR, or 98HR s.
Fostex DV824 Digital Multi Track Recorder