Vericorder slims down field recording

by Warren Frey | Startups

Gary Symons, former CBC journalist and the CEO of Vericorder, was on hand at the 24th Angel Forum at the SFU Harbour Centre today promoting his vision of a truly portable, rugged and wireless field recorder for audio recording. Vericorder's product is a portable device that integrates with an ordinary cell phone, making it completely portable, and costs only $500, contrasting with expensive, bulky field kits currently in use that cost upwards of $5,000.

The device will also encrypt raw audio (using a system called TRAC, or True Audio Redoring) so it can't be tampered with avoiding legal problems. However, the device will be able to edit whil ein the field, as well as post audio. Besides broadcasters, Vericorder is targeting podcasters, freelancers, and citizen journalists with their basic recorder, priced at $250. The professional version will be available on the Blackberry and the iPhone through app stores.

VeriCorder Technology Inc.
Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

The media industry is going through a period of radical change. Newspaper and broadcast companies are consolidating, as their markets fragment under the onslaught of new, internet-based competitors. Indeed News Corp recently said that print journalism would be dead in 20 years! That’s where VeriCorder comes in. We turn an iPhone into a professional quality video camera, with a simple to use... more

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Warren Frey

Warren Frey

Warren Frey is a writer, editor, blogger and podcaster based out of Vancouver, BC. After working for six years in the Canadian broadcasting industry, he switched to print and has since covered varied assignments from plumbing conferences to star-studded film galas. But he’s never lost his love for the internet and interactive media, from his teens when he dived into the WELL on his “Woz”... more

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