Panasonic 744T User Manual

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744T 
High Resolution Digital Audio Recorder with Time Code 
User Guide and Technical Information 
rev. 1.04
 
Sound Devices, LLC 
300 Wengel Drive • Reedsburg, WI • USA 
+1 (608) 524-0625 • fax: +1 (608) 524-0655 
Toll-Free: (800) 505-0625 
www.sounddevices.com 
1.8" HDD
2.5" HDD

Summary of Contents of user manual for Panasonic 744T

  • Page 1744T High Resolution Digital Audio Recorder with Time Code User Guide and Technical Information rev. 1.04 1.8" HDD 2.5" HDD...
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  • Page 3 Introduction Table of Contents Table of Contents . . . . . . . . . . . ....
  • Page 4744T User Guide and Technical Information Welcome Thank you for purchasing the 744T. The super-compact 744T records and plays back...
  • Page 5 Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide The 744T is an extremely powerful and flexible portable audio recorder. Before recording,...
  • Page 6744T User Guide and Technical Information Routing Inputs to Tracks Before recording, inputs must be assigned to tracks. Each of...
  • Page 7 Quick Start Guide 1. Press and hold the key to select the volume for playback. The default playback directory...
  • Page 8744T User Guide and Technical Information Front Panel Descriptions All settings of the 744T can be accessed and monitored through...
  • Page 9 Hardware Descriptions 11) Charge LED 17) Play Key Indicates the status of the onboard Plays back the file displayed...
  • Page 10744T User Guide and Technical Information 23) Media Ready LEDs Indicates storage media is present and available to record; IN...
  • Page 11 Hardware Descriptions LCD Display Descriptions 1 2 3 4 5 12 6 11 10 9 8 7 14 13...
  • Page 12744T User Guide and Technical Information 10) External Media Space Status 15) External Digital Clock Indicator (space remaining/record ready) The...
  • Page 13 Hardware Descriptions Left Panel Connectors and Controls 3 4 5 6 1 2 8 7 1) XLR Input 1/AES3...
  • Page 14744T User Guide and Technical Information Right Panel Connectors and Controls 1 2 3 4 9 8 7 6 5...
  • Page 15 Hardware Descriptions Back Panel Descriptions 1 2 3 1) Security Slot Compatible with the Kensington Secu- rity Slot specification....
  • Page 16744T User Guide and Technical Information Input Setup and Control The 744T has four inputs and four record tracks. Inputs...
  • Page 17 Input Setup and Control pressing the HDD key. If the inputs are in line level mode, phantom power will...
  • Page 18744T User Guide and Technical Information Gain (sensitivity) for inputs 3 & 4 is controlled in the setup menu. Gain...
  • Page 19 Word Clock arrows are accelerated. The more you press or spin, the faster the delay setting will increment or...
  • Page 20744T User Guide and Technical Information To avoid digital loops, when using the word clock and digital input signals, you...
  • Page 21 Input-to-Track Routing any combination of the four inputs can be routed to any of the four tracks Regardless of...
  • Page 22744T User Guide and Technical Information Outputs – Analog and Digital The 744T has two discrete output buses, the Master...
  • Page 23 Headphone Output Headphone Output The 744T headphone output is a flexible tool for monitoring audio in the field. The...
  • Page 24744T User Guide and Technical Information HP Sources Description Tracks A,B MS Stereo monitoring of discrete M (mid) and S...
  • Page 25 Metering Metering The 744T features a 76 LED (4 x 19) output meter. The DSP-controlled output meter provides a...
  • Page 26744T User Guide and Technical Information combination the user gets the best of both VU and Peak metering by seeing...
  • Page 27 Sample and Bit Rate LED brightness is continuously adjustable from low to high brightness. Hold down the key and...
  • Page 28744T User Guide and Technical Information Once a file is recorded its sample rate and bit depth can not be...
  • Page 29 Time Code 00:00:00:00 at power-up. When switching to record run from another mode, the internal generator will stop at...
  • Page 30744T User Guide and Technical Information Jam Value Press enter (tone key) or the controller button to jam the user-entered...
  • Page 31 File Formats Audio File Formats The 744T records audio to industry-standard file formats—Windows Wave (WAV), Broadcast Wave (BWF, monaural...
  • Page 32744T User Guide and Technical Information Recording The largest, most easily accessed control on the 744T is its record key....
  • Page 33 Storage Medium AutoPlay The 744T can be set to play back all valid audio files in a directory. Files...
  • Page 34744T User Guide and Technical Information When selected from the setup menu, the repair utility will scan the drive for...
  • Page 35 Storage Medium require specific electronics knowledge, Sound Devices strongly recommends drive replacement be performed by a qualified technician using...
  • Page 36744T User Guide and Technical Information After recording is stopped, it can take several seconds for the 744T to finish...
  • Page 37 File Management Take Numbers Take numbers are four-digit integers between 0001 and 9999, starting with the letter “T”. Take...
  • Page 38744T User Guide and Technical Information Larger files take added time to show details; this is normal. File Directory Screen...
  • Page 39 File Management Automatic Flag Clearing The 744T can be set to clear the flag bit of copied files automatically....
  • Page 40744T User Guide and Technical Information size maximums of 650 MB, 1 GB, 2 GB, and 4 GB. The 650...
  • Page 41 Powering CompactFlash media must be present in the 744T upon FireWire connection to be properly mounted by the host...
  • Page 42744T User Guide and Technical Information The voltage level of the source powering the unit is shows on the LCD...
  • Page 43 Firmware Firmware Upgrades The 744T uses upgradable EEPROM (electrically erasable programmable read-only memory) to hold the unit’s operating system...
  • Page 44744T User Guide and Technical Information Setup Menu Presets Presets are useful shortcuts to speed setting the numerous parameters available...
  • Page 45 Setup Menu Parameter Factory Film Reporter Music Preset Preset Preset Preset Line Output Source Tr C/D Tr C/D Tr...
  • Page 46744T User Guide and Technical Information Setup Menu The setup menu controls a wide range of parameters for the 744T,...
  • Page 47 Setup Menu # Setup Name Setup Description Setup Parameters 11 Rec: Timer Stop Set a specific time/date to stop...
  • Page 48744T User Guide and Technical Information # Setup Name Setup Description Setup Parameters 35 File: Marker Mode Enables the user...
  • Page 49 Setup Menu # Setup Name Setup Description Setup Parameters 42 Time Code: Frame Rate Sets the time code frame...
  • Page 50744T User Guide and Technical Information # Setup Name Setup Description Setup Parameters 48 Output 2 L,R: Source Selects the...
  • Page 51 Setup Menu # Setup Name Setup Description Setup Parameters 60 HP: Favorite Mode Selects the audio source monitored when...
  • Page 52744T User Guide and Technical Information # Setup Name Setup Description Setup Parameters 72 CF: (Erase) Formats installed Compact Flash...
  • Page 53 Specifications Specifications System Sampling Frequency internal: 32, 44.1, 48, 48.048, 88.2, 96, 96.096, 176.4, 192 kHz external: 32–192 kHz...
  • Page 54744T User Guide and Technical Information Inputs/Outputs – Digital AES3-id 75 ohm, 0.5 V p-p, S/PDIF compatible with RCA adapter...
  • Page 55 Specifications Connector Pin Assignments Each connector type, electrical characteristics, and pin assignment is shown below. Connector Pin Assignments Notes...
  • Page 56744T User Guide and Technical Information Recording Time Calculation The calculation of available 744T recording time involves three factors: •...
  • Page 57 Recording Time Calculation MP3 Compressed Record Time in Hours MP3 Data Rate (bit depth/sample rate), stereo track 64 kb/s...
  • Page 58744T User Guide and Technical Information Accessories Included Accessories The accessories below are included with the 744T: • worldwide (100–240...
  • Page 59 Keyboard Shortcuts Menu Navigation Shortcuts To speed navigation the 744T has numerous navigation “shortcuts”. The following is a complete...
  • Page 60744T User Guide and Technical Information Glossary of Terms daily folder a directory generated by the recorder each calendar day....
  • Page 61 Warranty and Support Warranty and Technical Support Warranty Sound Devices, LLC warrants the 744T Portable Audio Recorder against defects...
  • Page 62744T User Guide and Technical Information Software License End-user license agreement for Sound Devices 7-Series Embedded Software / Firmware Important...
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