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Old March 20th, 2012, 03:49 PM   #1
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Hello All -

I've been thinking of stepping up, as I've been having issues with my Zoom H4N, and am eager to move out of prosumer and into pro gear. I'm looking at the
Sound Devices 722 | B&H
and was just curious if anyone here has worked with it in the past / still works with it. Thoughts? Is there something comparable? I remember using the SD 744t on a shoot, but I just can't afford the upgrade to 4 channel.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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I just upgraded from an H4n to a Tascam HD-P2. It just arrived yesterday, so I haven't had a chance to play with it on a shoot yet. Main thing I wanted the HD-P2 for was its ability to take time code. I got this one used, and it looks like brand new, for $420 shipped. At any rate, from all I've read and heard, they are really nice sounding units. Most people seem to say the only advantage of the SD 7 series recorders is a slightly better sound quality and a more robust build quality. Oh, and the HD-P2 is pretty large. I'm in need of a larger bag now...
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Old March 20th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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I would take a look at the 702 (non-timecode) and the 702T (timecode) as alternatives if you feel you don't need an internal hard drive. The 702T has timecode and would cost the same amount as a 722.
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Old March 20th, 2012, 05:12 PM   #4
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I second the 702 suggestion. The 702 can take an external firewire hard drive as well as a CF card. There isn't much benefit to an internal hard drive, at least not in my experience.
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Old March 22nd, 2012, 12:34 AM   #5
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I purchased the SD 702 from B&H, and I think it is a wonderful 2 channel recorder. It's incredibly quiet, and the CF cards are very nice. I shoot double-system or sound effects, and my EX1R camera doesn't have smpte/genlock so I did not purchase the timecode version of the 702.

Why do you want the 722, specifically? Which features do you expect to find beneficial?

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Old March 25th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #6
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Hi Brian,
You will not go wrong with it.

I own the 702T. If budget is tight and you don't need the Time Code version, then you can get the 702. CF cards are pretty cheap these days. So I don't see any advantage of an internal hard drive.

I had done a write up. You can check it here: Sound Devices 702T Sound recorder review

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Old March 28th, 2012, 11:02 AM   #7
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Sorry, everyone, for the delay of getting back to you. The only reason that I had looked into the 4 channel version of this device is that I'd worked with it before. I wasn't aware that they made CF card versions of it, and believe that the 702 will work quite nicely! As always, thank you very much. Sabyasachi, I read your review, and it was very helpful. As always, this community provides nothing but the best advice. I hope to purchase in the next several weeks!
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