i was talking about the perfectone ciblo for the eclair npr.
does anyone know if modern recorders accept tone? does the tone actually
show up in your sound?
i've seen that a-z spectrum makes a conversion unit, but I'm just curious
about what the options are.
thanks!
mariah.

On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 9:37 AM, Scott Dorsey <klu...@panix.com> wrote:

> The Perfectone that I know of is a sync motor, that is it's a more or less
> accurate speed motor with an AC generator on it that provides a sync tone
> to a recorder.
>
> It's not a crystal synch motor; if you use it for sound you will need a
> recorder which can accept pilot tone input and some way to resolve the
> tone when you transfer your sound to synchronized media.
>
> Crystal synch was a great revolution when it became available in the
> early seventies, because it allowed the camera operator and sound man
> to walk around without an umbilical cord connecting them, carrying pilot.
> --scott
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