Tascam Intros HS-P82 Field Recorder

Captures 8 Channels At Up To 96kHz, 24 Bit      11/10/09
Tascam Intros HS-P82 Field Recorder


Tascam has introduced the HS-P82, a professional 8-track field recorder for music, television and film production.

The HS-P82 is built for location television and film production audio, with eight microphone inputs for big shoots or reality programs. The standard XLR microphone inputs include phantom power and analog limiting, with trims controlled from recessed front-panel controls. In addition to the eight individual tracks, a stereo mixdown can be recorded for instant use during editing.

Audio is recorded at up to 192kHz/24-bit WAV format to a pair of Compact Flash cards. This solid state media is reliable, with no moving parts, and you can record to both cards simultaneously for extra security. The Broadcast WAV files include iXML metadata for quick import into nearly any video or audio editing system, either via the USB 2.0 connection or a standard card reader.

The HS-P82 runs on either AA or NP batteries, an included AC adapter, external DC input or a V-mount adapter for Endura batteries. An internal slate microphone is available for naming takes. Functions like a 5-second pre-record buffer, front panel lockout and headphone output alert signal further inspire confidence.

For high-resolution music recording, a set of AES/EBU connectors is available for attaching pedigree A/D converters and preamplifiers. SMPTE timecode in and out, video and word sync are provided. All of this is controlled from a color touchscreen interface which makes operation fast and simple.

Features:

  • Dual Compact Flash recording media supports backup, mirroring and seamless A/B recording
  • Long battery life
  • Easy to read and operate using pivoting TFT Color Touch Panel interface
  • All-aluminum chassis is rugged yet lightweight
  • 8-track recording plus stereo mix for a total of 10-track recording
  • 8-track recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit
  • 4-track recording at 192kHz/24-bit
  • Broadcast WAV (BWF) support with iXML metadata
  • Various power options include AA batteries (x10), NP type, AC adaptor, external DC input and optional V-mount adaptor for ENDURA batteries
  • Up to 5-second prerecord buffer
  • Internal microphone for slate recording
  • Limiter and low cut filter per track
  • Auto or manual cue points
  • Alert signal to headphone output
  • Retake function
  • Panel lockout function to prevent accidental transport switching

Inputs/Outputs:

  • 8 high-quality microphone preamps and A/D converters with independent +48V phantom power for each (standard XLR connectors)
  • 8 AES/EBU inputs and outputs (DB-25 connector)
  • Sampling rate converter on each AES/EBU input
  • 2 balanced analog outputs (XLR connector)

Pricing and Availability

The HS-P82 recorder will be available in December 2009 with an estimated street price of $4,999.

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James Lewin
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