8 AA cells will provide
approximately 2.5 hours operation
Easy file transfer to PC/Mac
via PCMCIA, CF adaptor or standard on-board USB connection for data
editing and/or backup
Quick, easy on-board file
naming or via external keyboard through standard USB keyboard port
"Pre-record" loop buffer of
approximately 10 seconds
Easy software update via CF or
PCMCIA card with downloads from the internet
Fostex FR-2 - Front Panel
Type II CompactFlash Cards or PCMCIA HD Drives
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High Resolution Solid State Recorder
for Location Sound
FR-2 has been designed specifically for location sound recording, high
quality sound effects acquisition, TV & radio documentary - in fact any
application where quality audio recording is required.
A solid state
recorder with a traditional "over the shoulder" form factor.
In adopting the BWF Broadcast WAV file format, the FR-2 offers what is
now the most popular choice for professional recording. It can be set to
record mono or stereo files with 16 or 24-bit quantisation over a vast
range of frequencies from 22.05kHz for extended recording time up to
192kHz for the highest quality audio acquisition. Transferring files for
editing and/or backup is fast and simple via a Compact Flash reader
attached to a computer, a PCMCIA slot and/or a CF adaptor - ideal for
those editing with a laptop. You can also download audio data via the on-board USB port.
Automated file/take naming speeds up time spent naming files between
takes on location and complies with both US and Euro clapper board
standards. In addition, the inclusion of a pre-record buffer (user
adjustable) means there should never be another missed take or lost soundbite.
Easy to use Controls
Taking its cue from Fostex's PD-6 timecode DVD location recorder and
excellent pedigree in portable timecode DAT recording, the FR-2 is
ergonomically designed so that all controls fall easily to hand. The
large 132 x 64 dot matrix display provides clear and concise information
at all times, while innovative features such as automated file/take
naming enhance still further the usability.
Choice of Media
The FR-2 can record to Type II CompactFlash cards and the new breed of
PCMCIA 1.8-inch hard disk drives (up to fs 96kHz), offering maximum
flexibility and choice. The new 1.8-inch Type II PC Card hard disk
drives pack high capacity into a very compact format. Their powerful,
lightweight design makes them an ideal acquisition media offering, for
example, 289 minutes of stereo recording at 24-bit/48kHz.
The FR-2 is very well connected: the two analogue inputs switchable
between mic & line on XLR connections link to top quality microphone
pre-amps with selectable phantom power, while analogue out is offered on
RCA connectors. Digital I/O is selectable between AES/EBU and S/P-DIF,
again on balanced XLR connections.
The USB ports allow direct connection to PC and MAC with an additional
port allowing for an external keyboard to be used to aid file naming and
Robust Design, Tough
Designed from the ground up to withstand the rigours of in-the-field
use, the FR-2 is constructed out of high-grade materials and tried &
The FR-2 can be retrofitted with an optional, fully featured timecode
card offering both reader and generator, thus turning it into the ideal
production and location recorder, whether it be used as a master or
All Bases Covered
Excellent audio integrity, fully flexible recording, top quality mic
amps, extensive interfacing, plus optional timecode prove the Fostex FR-2
has all bases covered.