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Tascam HD-P2 Captures Audio at High-Resolution to Compact Flash Media with Built-In Timecode

Monday October 31, 2005
Answering the call of remote recording engineers, the TASCAM HD-P2 Portable High-Definition Stereo Audio Recorder records at up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution to Compact Flash media, locked to the built-in SMPTE timecode input...
Tascam HD-P2 Captures Audio at High-Resolution to Compact Flash Media with Built-In Timecode

Answering the call of remote recording engineers, the TASCAM HD-P2 Portable High-Definition Stereo Audio Recorder records at up to 192kHz/24-bit resolution to Compact Flash media, locked to the built-in SMPTE timecode input. The Broadcast WAVE audio files are instantly available through the built-in high-speed FireWire computer connection.

Unlike consumer MP3 sketchpads, the professional HD-P2 incorporates high-end features like a SMPTE timecode input for synchronization to external devices while in record or playback. When recording, the HD-P2 writes time-stamped Broadcast WAVE audio files that can be loaded into your DAW projects with sample accuracy. Its XLR microphone inputs include phantom power and a limiter to curb distortion during unpredictable live events. The user interface has been designed for fast and intuitive use under stressful one-take-only situations, and its large, angled LCD is perfect for any application from over-the-shoulder location recording to concert recording and commercial use.

HD-P2 Recording features:

  • Stereo recording to Compact Flash media
  • 44.1kHz to 192kHz recording resolution at 16- or 24-bit
  • Time-stamped Broadcast WAVE file format is easily imported into DAW software and spotted into projects with sample accuracy
  • Retake button allows user to re-do last recording with a single button press
  • Audio files continually re-saved to safeguard against data loss
  • Comprehensive system and transport control from the front panel or a PS/2 keyboard

HD-P2 I/O features:

  • XLR mic inputs with phantom power and analog peak limiter
  • Unbalanced stereo RCA I/O
  • S/PDIF digital I/O
  • Headphone output
  • Built-in mono microphone and speaker for desktop interview applications
  • Analog level controls allow easy operation without the need to look at the unit
  • FireWire interface for fast data transfer to a computer

HD-P2 Synchronization features:

  • SMPTE/LTC timecode input on locking XLR balanced jack
  • Timestamps Broadcast WAVE recordings from SMPTE input
  • Chase locks to incoming SMPTE timecode
  • Video clock input resolves to house clock
  • Tri-level sync support for HDTV applications
  • Includes Frame Lock, Lock and Release and flexible Freewheel settings for unpredictable timecode sources
  • Pull-up and Pull-down sample rates included for video format compatibility

HD-P2 Convenience Features:

  • Familiar tape machine-style layout and function
  • Angled screen for table-top or shoulder strap use
  • Large, uncluttered LCD display
  • Shortcut keys and LED indicators for frequently-accessed functions
  • Recessed Compact Flash slot
  • Runs on (8) readily available AA batteries or DC power adapter
  • Approximately 5.5 hours of operating time on battery power

For more information, visit their web site at www.tascam.com

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