Aaton Digital’s new Cantar-X3 24 track digital audio recorder received a Cinec Award, presented on September 22 in Munich, Germany during the Cinec Expo. The award was presented to Aaton Digital & Transvideo CEO Jacques Delacoux by the Society of CineTechnik Bayern and awarded in the category of Innovative and trendsetting products and developments in motion picture Technology.
The Cantar X-3 recorder, unveiled recently at the IBC 2014 Expo in Amsterdam, also received the Best of Show Award voted by AudioMedia magazine readers.
Delacoux said, “These two awards recognize the outstanding work done by the Aaton Digital team and already place the machine as the ultimate on location digital audio recorder.”
For the last ten years, the Aaton Cantar-X2 has been recognized as the benchmark for audio field recording. Today, a totally new machine, the Aaton Cantar- X3 has been designed by the same team that created its predecessor. It combines the ergonomics of the X2 and its outstanding microphone preamplifiers which have been redesigned to improve filtering possibilities and reduce further the noise level, also new functionalities such as an optional Audinate's Dante IP networking, while additional features are accessed through an improved human interface with new display based menu control. Sister company Transvideo has designed the display.
Its avionics aluminium machined housing, water and dust-proof with a durable coating coming from military industry, together with an exceptionally long run time makes it the perfect portable tool for outside location work. Extended linear faders, smooth rotary knobs and silent switches are provided for a practical working environment. External devices can be simultaneously linked to the Cantar X3 through widely used audio and computer connectors adding new capabilities for this machine to be scalable for the next twenty years.