Fostex have released preliminary information for the DV40, a new DVD format master recorder.
Designed to accomodate the higher bit and samplerates offered by the latest HD systems,
the DV40 will record at up to 192Khz!
The unit offers high reliability by employing a ‘Verify/Write’ mode which examines all data recorded, all of the time, while in record mode.
There's a choice of recording track modes: MONO, STEREO or MULTI (4trk). Various sampling frequencies can be selected: 44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192kHz2 and 0.1% pull up/down can be applied to any of the selected rates.
DV40 offers internal file conversion between 4trk or STEREO files and Multi-track mono files. File editing modes offer non-destructive edit functions such as Copy, Paste, Insert, Cut and Erase.
DV40 employs the UDF (Universal Disc Format) file format mode that establishes file compatibility between normal computer-based work stations. The user can choose either SDII1 (Sound Designer II™) or BWF (Broadcast .Wav Format) as the desired audio file format and also choose either 24 or 16 bit resolution.
The machine offers a comprehensive choice of on-board I/O connectors which include:
Analog Input XLR x 4 with 24bit/192kHz ADs
Analog Output XLR x 4 & 1/4" phone jacks x 4 with 24bit/192kHz DAs
Digital AES/EBU XLR I/O x 4
Synchronization with Word and Video signals is included and a fully featured Time Code generator offers 24H RUN, REC RUN, FREE RUN and EXT RUN modes. The TC generator is also equipped for the new 23.97F HD camera mode.
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