Answering the call of remote recording engineers, the HD-P2 is the professional solution for the challenging requirements of live and on-location applications. It writes uncompressed Broadcast Wave audio files at up to 192-kHz/24-bit resolution for audiophile quality to CompactFlash media. Files are instantly available through the built-in high-speed FireWire computer connection and can be loaded into DAW projects with sample accuracy.
Unlike consumer MP3 sketchpads, the professional HD-P2 incorporates high-end features like SMPTE timecode and clock input for synchronization to video recorders or other external devices while in record or playback. Its XLR microphone inputs include phantom power and a limiter to curb unpredictable distortion during live events. The user interface has been designed for fast and intuitive use under stressful one-take-only situations, and with its large, angled LCD, the HD-P2 is perfect for any application from over-the-shoulder location recording to concert recording and commercial use.
The following chart provides approximate recording times for the HD-P2. To use the chart, first find the audio resolution you plan to record in. Move down the chart to find the length of recording time you need. Then move left to see what size CompactFlash card you'll need to use.
Recording time depending on memory size and recording resolution (Hours:Minutes)
Portable high-resolution stereo audio recorder for electronic news gathering and other recording tasks in the field