R-4: Four Channel Portable Recorder and WAVE Editor
FeaturesThe R-4 brings you a new generation of portable recording. Enjoy superb sound quality. Use the 40GB hard disk drive for extended recording. Record up to four channels at once. Edit waveforms on the recorder itself. All this plus a compact size and light weight that assure outstanding mobility in the field. The R-4. Gear up for the new generation of portable recording. The R-4 is a part of the R series of field recorders. Compare Audio Field Recorders.
Why are 4-channels of audio better than 2-channels?
- Capture more ambient sound at any shoot for an overall more convincing soundscape.
- Place mics on each participant in conferences, panels, reporters, etc.
- Redundancy or backup in case of camera mic noise or drop out.
- Simplify wedding shoots with a mic on the bride, groom, officiator and a mic for ambient sound.
- Video editing environments now support multi-channel audio as standard.
More InfoExtended Recording with 40GB Hard Disk Drive
Equipped with a 40GB hard disk drive, the R-4 can record up to 17 hours at maximum sound quality or up to 58 hours at CD quality.
Superior 24-bit/96-kHz Linear Recording
Totally uncompressed recording assures outstanding sound quality. Choose 16-bit or 24-bit quantization and a sampling rate of 44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, or 96 kHz. Save data as WAV files.
Simultaneous 4-Channel Recording
The 4 XLR/Phone combo jacks come with switchable phantom power and give you a choice of MONO, STEREO, STEREO X2, or 4CH recording. Digital input/output is also provided.
Four-channel recording gives you exceptional flexibility. For example, you can use mics to capture the ambience of a performance hall while using line input to record the performance itself. Or you can record at several different level settings simultaneously.
Built into the analog stage, the Limiter helps deliver a stable and reliable recording free of clipped noise from sudden input surges.
Built-In Nondirectional Stereo Microphones
The R-4's omnidirectional, back electret condenser microphones offer superb transient characteristics and vibration resistance.
When the REC button is pressed, the current material is appended to a buffer that contains recorded material from a few seconds earlier. This helps prevent missed recording opportunities or sound bites at the beginning of a recording.
Five High-Quality Effects
The R-4 lets you tailor the sound during both recording and playback.
L Terminal for Linking a Digital Video Camera
The R-4's L terminal lets you connect a similarly equipped digital video camera to synchronize the camera start/stop while R-4 is recording. Counting the camera's two channels, this configuration gives you a total of six audio channels ? a wealth of audio data to get creative with.
Waveform Editing Using Only the R-4
The R-4 is all you need to edit waveforms. Just watch the waveform on the LCD as you edit. Scrubbing playback with the shuttle dial lets you set the edit points precisely by sound.
Index Any Point Instantly
Press the mark button anytime during recording or playback to mark that point for easy, instant indexing later. With the A-B repeat function you can set two points and repeatedly play back the material between them.
Easy Playback with the Jog Dial
Use the jog dial to fast-forward or rewind at any of seven speed levels.
Built-In Stereo Speakers
The R-4's built-in speakers make it easy to monitor recorded sound without headphones.
USB 2.0 Terminal Provides a High-Speed Computer Data Link
The USB 2.0 high-speed mode transfers data about 20 times faster than DAT. You can also use the R-4 as a 40GB storage device. Edit R-4 files directly from DAWs and other applications.
Advanced Linking with the DV-7DL
A USB cable is all you need to connect directly to an DV-7DL Video Editor and exchange files.
The CompactFlash? slot makes it easy to read or write recorded files. You can use CompactFlash? memory to give data to colleagues or to transfer data to equipment not equipped with a USB interface.
2-Way Power Supply
The R-4 runs on eight AA batteries or with the AC adaptor.
Digital Audio Input/Output
Exchange data with other digital equipment while maintaining fidelity with the coaxial digital audio in/out.
Soft Carrying Case
The R-4 comes with a soft carrying case with a shoulder strap for safe, comfortable use in the field.
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