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Zaxcom’s TRX900 Wireless System Now Includes Recording Feature

Zaxcom announced that its TRX900 wireless microphone system is now available with the Zaxcom Recording Wireless feature. This patent-pending option records up to 12 hours of audio directly to an internal memory card for later use in post-production, so that loss of audio due to RF or EMI interference during transmission is not an issue.

Zaxcom states that the system’s new internal recording capability is useful for reality television or other programming in which ad-libbed dialog is used frequently. Audio is recorded directly to the bodypack so that all audio events are captured and so that sound mixers can focus on mixing rather than setting up for recording.

The TRX900 system features an ultra-compact design and will operate for up to five hours on a single battery. The units are completely remote controllable, allowing production staff to stop recording, replay audio or begin recording while the actor is wearing the bodypack.

Each TRX900 system has a timecode receiver to ensure that all units are precisely synchronized with each other and with the cameras. This functionality creates a virtual multitrack recording system, allowing post-production teams to work independently with the audio from each unit while knowing they will easily synchronize with the master audio track and camera footage.

The Zaxcom Recording Wireless feature uses a mobile audio recording format developed by Zaxcom that prevents the burnout of memory cards typically experienced with other computer-based file systems. This unique file format also ensures that the system is fault tolerant, allowing users to recover audio from the memory card even when recording is stopped abruptly due to power loss.

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