Saturday, July 5, 2008

I love the Nagra

The Nagra sound recorder.. a well-engineered and high quality piece of equipment used for news and outdoor recording sound by RTS reporters. Its ruggedness and reliability made this the de-factor portable sound recorder from 1960 -1990. The programme-makers and engineer loved this piece. This was the equipment the late Mrs Wong-Lee Siok Tin used when she was a radio journalist covering the early general elections...and also the coverage of events in London as member of the team following the Prime Minister( (She later became the General Manager of SBC). Though heavy weighing about 15 kg, crew members carried with them whenever on their rounds. Nowadays this is replaced by much lighter palm size digital recorder . Using SD memory present day portable digital sound recorder (see below)can record for many hours depending on size of memory......

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