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TASCAM HD-P2

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  • Stereo recording to Compact Flash (CF)
    media

  • 44.1kHz to 192kHz recording resolution at
    16- or 24-bit

  • Time-stamped Broadcast WAVE file format

  • Audio files continually re-saved to safeguard against data loss

  • XLR mic inputs with phantom power

  • SPDIF digital I/O

  • Built-in mono microphone and speaker for desktop interview applications

  • FireWire interface for fast data transfer to
    a computer

  • SMPTE/LTC timecode input on locking XLR balanced jack

  • Angled screen for table-top or shoulder
    strap use

  • Shortcut keys and LED indicators for frequently-accessed functions
     

 

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HD-P2 Downloads

Preliminary Information

Quick Start Guide

Owner's Manual

Field Reference Guide
 

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Ultra-High Definition Broadcast WAV Recording with SMPTE
 

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 (CF) or Microdrive 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.

 

FEATURES

 

Great for Location Recording

The shoulder-slung design of the HD-P2 with its included locking strap makes it a natural choice for film production recording. The CompactFlash media is safely recessed and latched to prevent accidental ejection, and audio can be recorded locked to timecode and video reference for absolute lock. It runs for approximately 5.5 hours on readily-available AA alkaline batteries, and weighs less than two pounds with batteries installed. At the end of the day, recordings can be instantly transferred to an editor through the FireWire jack or a CF reader for use in a non-linear editor to sync dailies or to conform dialog during post.

 

High-definition Recording - To Go

The HD-P2 records in stereo from 44.1kHz to 192kHz, at 16- or 24-bit, to affordable CompactFlash (CF) media. Not only is CompactFlash absolutely silent, so no transport noise will show up on your recording, but the recorded audio is written directly as Broadcast WAVE (WAV) files for immediate use in digital audio workstations. The unit even includes a FireWire jack for the fastest possible transfer of files to your PC or Mac computer.

The professional design of the HD-P2 extends to convenient details that pro users will appreciate. The Retake button allows the user to delete the last recording and set up to re-record with a single button press. As audio is recorded, the file headers are continually re-saved to protect your recording against accidental data loss. Files can be named from the front panel interface or using a PS/2 keyboard, which can also be used to control transport and setup features.

On the input side, the unit has a pair of XLR mic inputs with phantom power and analogue peak limiting to curb distortion during unpredictable live events. The input level control allows the user to change the level without taking their eyes off the action. The HD-P2 also features unbalanced RCA ins and outs as well as SPDIF digital I/O. Monitoring is available through a headphone out - again, with its own ergonomic level control - using a built-in speaker. A built-in microphone is also provided for interviews and educational use.

 

Built-in Synchronization

TASCAM's HD-P2 comes standard with a full-featured timecode input - making it the most affordable recorder with built-in timecode ever made. Incoming LTC is connected to the locking XLR input for timestamping your Broadcast WAVE (WAV) files from a central clock. Not only does the recorder timestamp your recorded audio with sample accuracy, the HD-P2 chases incoming timecode during playback for review or loading into an editor. A video clock input allows frame edge resolve to a central blackburst source or use as a lock-and-release timecode slave. There's also a freewheel setting for use with unpredictable timecode sources.

For maximum compatibility with the post production world, the HD-P2 supports pull-up and pull-down sample rates, even at high-resolution settings. The video clock input accepts tri-level sync for high-definition television (HDTV) production.


Precise recording quality for capturing a live performance

The HD-P2 192kHz/24-bit recording resolution is so precise, you can almost hear what brand of cork was used for the conductor's baton (it says here in Tascam's charmingly American literature). The high-quality mic preamps provide phantom power to handle sensitive condenser microphones, and the analogue limiter protects the recording against sudden transient distortion. With the high capacity of today's CompactFlash media, you'll even be able to enjoy the performance without constantly watching the time remaining meter.

Seriously professional features - simple and affordable too


Although the HD-P2 was designed for demanding film shoots and live concerts, it's still simple and affordable enough for use in everyday classrooms, churches and home studios. School band and orchestra leaders can use it to record rehearsals for students, and then record concerts to sell for fundraising. House-of-worship leaders can record their services for duplication on CD, and its high-speed FireWire connection provides instant access to the recording, so that CDs can be authored and duplication can begin as the laity files out of the church.

With professional connectivity, built-in synchronization, high-resolution recording and Compact Flash convenience, the HD-P2 is the professional solution for serious recording in a reliable, portable package.

 

Recording time

 

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)

CF Card

44.1k/16-bit

48k/16-bit

48k/24-bit

96k/24-bit

192k/24-bit

512MB

00:50

00:46

00:31

00:15

00:07

1GB

01:36

01:30

01:00

00:30

00:15

2GB

03:18

03:06

02:00

01:00

00:30

4GB

06:42

06:12

04:06

02:00

01:00

8GB

13:30

12:24

08:12

04:06

02:00

TASCAM HD-P2 MAIN FEATURE LIST | info | specs | accessories | mics | media | buy |

HD-P2 Recording features

• Portable high-definition stereo recorder -
ideal for electronic news gathering and other high-quality recording tasks in the field

• Recording media: CompactFlash, Microdrive -
r
eliable, easily obtainable media for quick and easy audio transfer to computers (via CF card reader)

• 16- or 24-bit recording resolution at sample rates from 44.1 kHz through 192 kHz
- produce state-of-the-art recordings at standard or high resolutions compatible with CD, SACD and DVD audio

• Uncompressed, time-stamped Broadcast Wave file format
-
is easily imported into DAW software and spotted into projects with sample accuracy

• Pre-Record Cache
- permanently stores the last 5 or 10 seconds (selectable) when in Record Ready to even capture audio events happening before actually starting the recording (can be disabled)

Retake function - 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 Inputs & outputs

• Balanced XLR mic inputs with phantom power, 20-dB PAD, and analogue peak limiter - connect two dynamic or condenser microphones, PAD reduces input level when recording from high sound pressure sources, limiter guards against unpredictable overloads

• Low-cut filter on each analogue input
- reduces low-frequency noise (impact, rumble, hum, wind etc.)

• Unbalanced stereo line input (RCA)
- record directly from any stereo line level source (mixer etc.)

• Unbalanced stereo line output (RCA)
- use HD-P2 as playback source; transfer your recordings to analogue equipment

SPDIF digital input and output (coaxial)
- record from digital sources, transfer your recordings digitally to any mixer, recorder etc.

• Headphone output (6.3-mm stereo jack)
- monitor recordings with studio headphones

Built-in mono microphone and speaker - for desktop interview applications

• FireWire port for connection with computer
- easy and fast file transfer to PC or Mac

Analogue level controls - allow easy operation without the need to look at the unit

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

• Easily enter/edit file names via Computer Keyboard

Large, angled, uncluttered LC display - for table-top or shoulder strap use

• Shortcut keys and LED indicators for frequently-accessed functions


Recessed Compact Flash slot

• Runs on eight AA batteries (Alkaline, NiMH or NiCd) or DC power adapter
- approximately 5.5 hours of operating time on battery power

• Durable and lightweight housing for field use

• Supplied accessories: Shoulder Belt, AC adapter

TASCAM HD-P2 SPECIFICATIONS | features | info | accessories | mics | media | buy |

• General

Recording media

CompactFlash card (40x/80x), Microdrive

File system

FAT16, FAT32

Recording format

Broadcast Wave audio files (BWF)

Quantization

16/24 bit linear

Sampling frequencies

44.1/48/88.2/96/176.4/192 kHz

External clock

SPDIF, Video (NTSC or PAL), LTC, Word

Frame rates

23.976, 24, 24.975, 25, 29, 29.97 DF/NDF, 30 DF/NDF

 

• Audio inputs and outputs

MIC input

2 x XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3:COLD)

  Input impedance

1.3 kOhm

  Input level

–60 dBu (Trim max) to –13.8 dBu (Trim min)

  Maximum gain

46.2 dB

  Headroom

16 dB (22 dB with limiter)

  PAD

20 dB

LINE input

2 x RCA

  Input impedance

10 kOhm

  Input level

–46.2 dBV (Trim max) to 0 dBV (Trim min)

  Maximum gain

46.2 dB

  Headroom

16 dB

LINE output

2 x RCA

  Output impedance

100 Ohm

  Nominal output level

–10 dBV

  Maximum output level

+6 dBV

DIGITAL input

RCA (coaxial)

  Input impedance

75 Ohm

  Audio format

IEC60958 (SPDIF)

  Quantization

24 bit

DIGITAL output

RCA (coaxial)

  Output impedance

75 Ohm

  Audio format

IEC60958 (SPDIF)

  Quantization

24 bit

PHONES

6.3-mm stereo phone jack

  Maximum output power

55 mW + 55 mW (at 32-Ohm load)

Built-in loudspeaker

 

  Output power

500 mW

  Impedance

16 Ohm

 

• Other inputs and outputs

TIMECODE INPUT

XLR-3-31 (1: GND, 2: HOT, 3:COLD)

  Input impedance

75 Ohm

VIDEO INPUT

BNC

  Input impedance

75 Ohm

KEYBOARD

PS/2

FIREWIRE

IEEE 1394 (6-pin)

  Format

IEEE1394 (Asynchronous)

  Baud Rate

400 Mbps

 

• Audio performance

Frequency response

20 Hz to 20 kHz, –1.0 dB (44.1/48 kHz)
20 kHz to 40 kHz, +0.5 dB/–4.0 dB (88.2/96 kHz)
20 Hz to 80 kHz, +0.5 dB/–20.0 dB (176.4/192 kHz)

Dynamic range

> 105 dB(A) (MIC to LINE OUT, 44.1 kHz, 22-kHz LPF)

Total harmonic distortion

< 0.01 % (1 kHz, max. level, Trim min, 22-kHz LPF, MIC to LINE OUT)

Crosstalk

> 80 dB (1 kHz)

Delay

0.6 ms (44.1 kHz)
0.1 ms (192 kHz)

Limiter attack time

< 25 µs

Limiter release time

< 50 ms

Low Cut filter

100 Hz (–18 dB/Oct.)

Phantom Power

+48 V, 10 mA

 

• Power supply and other specifications

AC adapter input voltage

100 V AC, 50–60 Hz
120 V AC, 60 Hz
230 V AC, 50 Hz
240 V AC, 50 Hz

AC adapter output voltage

12 V DC (600 mA)

Batteries

8 x AA (SUM-3), Alkaline, NiMH (recommended), NiCd

Power consumption

6 W (with CompactFlash)

Operating temperature

0 °C to 35 °C

Display

240 x 160 px with backlight

Dimensions (W x H x D)

260 mm x 196 mm x 65 mm

Weight

1.2 kg (excluding batteries and AC adapter)

Supported operating systems

Windows XP/Vista/7, Macintosh OS X (10.3 or higher)

 

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