There are two ways to record MS (mid-side) stereo signals with the 7-Series recorders, record either discrete M and S signals and decode later, or decode MS in the recorder to Left-Right stereo.
The 788T is a marvel of mechanical design. Using the latest 3-D computer-aided design tools and powerful visualization environments, the designers built a product that has an incredible amount of processing power and I/O flexibility. Because of its compact size, it is used in environments and applications never before possible for an eight-channel audio recorder. This brings with it several considerations for use.
There has been a certain lack of "resolution" on how best to provide time code sync for shooting double-system sound with the popular Panasonic Varicam high-definition camcorder. The VariCam is the commonly used name for Panasonic’s AJ-HDC27 variable frame-rate high-definition video camera.
The 702T, 744T, and 788T include powerful time code functionality. One time code feature is the ability for the recorder's time code clock to chase an external time code source. This is called "reader" mode. The time code value displayed by the recorder will indicate a +1 frame offset from the external master time code source when the master is in stop mode. This is normal behavior.