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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by jliat » Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:52 am

OK I've run a test, a 12hr file of white noise (I suspect harder to compress) saved as MP3 48khz 320kbs is 1.6 gig. So well within the 4gb limit of fat32. So if you could stay awake you could make 20hrs! :wink:

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by xdugef » Mon Feb 26, 2018 11:59 am

jliat wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:38 am

"Long-time operation of over 20 hours is possible using just the internal batteries" from DR-40 spec
Fancy... although if he plans on doing this on the reg I'd recommend getting rechargeable batteries or use the usb battery pack anyway just to be sure.

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by xdugef » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:01 pm

jliat wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:38 am
Being picky here, but FAT32 limits any file to 4gig. WAVs can only ever be 4GB because of their header where the size is kept. So even with NTFS WAVs are only ever 4gb max. So you cant stich them together.
I know for a fact that some of the recorders I have that record to wav auto segment the files.. I would assume the DR-40 probably does as well.

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by Dyecap » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:20 pm

xdugef wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:01 pm
jliat wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 6:38 am
Being picky here, but FAT32 limits any file to 4gig. WAVs can only ever be 4GB because of their header where the size is kept. So even with NTFS WAVs are only ever 4gb max. So you cant stich them together.
I know for a fact that some of the recorders I have that record to wav auto segment the files.. I would assume the DR-40 probably does as well.
Does the H6 do that? I haven't put it to the test yet but the manual boasts 20hrs operation (record?) time...

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by xdugef » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:30 pm

Dyecap wrote:
Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:20 pm

Does the H6 do that? I haven't put it to the test yet but the manual boasts 20hrs operation (record?) time...
I have my doubts that the H6 can easily record off batteries for 20 hrs.. the manual claims for 2 channels at 44/16 it can record up to 21 hrs but for 6 channels at 96/24 it's 10 hrs otherwise the H6 segments the files at 2GB and names them sequentially

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by Dyecap » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:42 pm

I have my doubts that the H6 can easily record off batteries for 20 hrs.. the manual claims for 2 channels at 44/16 it can record up to 21 hrs but for 6 channels at 96/24 it's 10 hrs otherwise the H6 segments the files at 2GB and names them sequentially


Ah, right, ok.
Going to test it...

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by Dyecap » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:49 am

sorry to hijack but -
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Only turned on backlight for photo.
Wasnt recording much more than the odd car passing overnight but still...

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by xdugef » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:06 am

Dyecap wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:49 am
Wasnt recording much more than the odd car passing overnight but still...
Impressive.. did you stop it recording or did it record until it shut off?

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by Dyecap » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:12 am

..its still going...
I assume it'll stop recording when really low power?

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by Fletcher » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:40 am

Thanks for the valuable info one and all.

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by Fletcher » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:01 am

Additional question (still not purchased one, had car problems that needed paying for instead :evil: )

Can you record from line-in to any of these devices? if I could double it up as a device for recording direct from my mixer then its happy days.

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Kinda answered my own questions, just found in the small print of the tascam dr-05 manual that you can record from line-in, so I could use this to record live shows.
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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by crochambeau » Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:51 am

Yeah, even the lowly H4 has a line in option. It'll also act as a 2 channel A/D converter when plugged into the computer via USB. I have not given this function a lot of workout though..

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Re: Field Recording Gear

Post by jliat » Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:51 am

Just noticed these

Tascam DR-60D-MKII Audio Recorder

Tascam DR-70D

Supports larger "Wav" files...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broadcast_Wave_Format

BWF -Allows larger files than wav...

http://tascam.com/product/dr-60dmkii/

Side panel gives a whole range of similar recorders..


I like this http://tascam.com/product/DR-100mkIII/

"TASCAM’s exclusive Dual Level Recording function simultaneously records a secondary backup file at a lower gain level than the primary recording. This safety file, recorded at a 12db lower level protects your recording session from unexpected volume spikes and accidental overload. "

Also it seems the batteries are 'hot swappable" !!!

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