ZFR200 single mic bodypack audio recorder with NeverClip
The ZFR can be used as an easy way to record ISO tracks on multiple talent with no fears of being out of range or having to deal with RF issues. The Zaxcom ZFR200 (Zaxcom Flash Recorder) is the same size as Zaxcom TRXLT2 wireless transmitter and accepts standard lavaliere microphones. Single microphone input. Runs on a single AA battery (modeled after the TRX900LT housing).
On power up the ZFR can jam time code via the ZaxNet 2.4Ghz signal and then will then start transmitting QC audio with time code within 10 seconds. ZaxNet transmission from the ZFR allows audio to be monitored for quality control. The ZaxNet signal is used for quality control and can be used as a timecode master to wirelessly jam other ZFR recorders or TRX transmitters. The ZFR can optionally re-jam time code every few minutes to maintain sub-frame accurate time code lock. At the end of your shoot you gather each SD memory card from the ZFR and deliver them to post.
Post production can then easily drop each ISO track into their non-linear edit system and have a clean timecoded audio track to work with.
Recording systems can be as simple as a single ZFR recorder and a single ERX2TCD receiver to wirelessly monitor the audio and time code from the recorder. Any number of ZFR recorders and wireless transmitters can be utilized to form an unlimited virtual multi-track recording system. The advantage of this system is that for production sound it eliminates the limitations of wireless microphones.