The 744T: Portable,
Four-Track Audio Recorder with Time Code
The 744T is a powerful
four-track file-based digital audio recorder. The super-compact 744T records
and plays back audio to and from its internal hard drive, Compact Flash
cards, and external FireWire drives, making field recording simple and fast.
It writes and reads uncompressed PCM audio at 16 or 24 bits with sample
rates between 32 kHz and 192 kHz. Compressed (MP3) audio recording and
playback from 64 kb/s to 320 kb/s is also supported. The time code
implementation makes the 744T ready for any recording job—from
over-the-shoulder to cart-based production.
The 744T implements a
no-compromise audio path that includes Sound Devices' next generation
microphone preamplifiers. Designed specifically for high bandwidth, high bit
rate digital recording, these preamps set a new standard for frequency
response linearity, low distortion performance, and low noise.
other recorder on the market matches its size or feature set. In addition,
its learning curve is quite short—powerful does not mean complicated. While
the 744T is a very capable recorder by itself, it truly excels when used in
conjunction with an outboard audio mixer such as Sound Devices' own 552 or
Its recording media
(hard drive, Compact Flash, and external FireWire drives) are reliable,
industry standard, and easily obtainable storage. The removable,
rechargeable battery is a standard Sony-compatible Li-ion camcorder cell.
The 744T interconnects with Windows and Mac OS computers for convenient data
transfer and backup.