TASCAM's HS-P82 offers 8 tracks of the highest quality recording, yet it's built for the rigors of location recording with reliable solid-state performance. 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
limiting, with MIC
& LINE level
trims controlled from recessed front-panel controls. The high-quality microphone
preamps have impressive specifications, including a noise
raiting of -125dB EIN
. In addition to the eight individual tracks, a stereo
mixdown can be recorded for instant use.Audio
is recorded at up to 192kHz/24-bit WAV
format to a pair of Compact Flash
cards. This solid state media is completely reliable with no moving parts, and you can record to both cards simultaneously for extra security (card-mirroring). The Broadcast WAV
files include iXML metadata for quick import into nearly any video
editing system, either via the USB 2.0
connection or a standard card reader.
music or surround effects recording, the HS-P82 includes Mid-Side
decoding - either recorded to the track
or only for monitoring & playback. Microphone gain
settings can be ganged together for input level
control or fades, and inputs automatically mute
when the gain
is moved to its minimum setting.
TASCAM provides firmware upgrades for products from time to time. The latest upgrade - V1.20 - provides the ability to rename takes and automatically start and pause recording in response to the state of an external timecode signal. Please visit the Download section for upgrade software, release notes and owner's manual addendums. There is also a Quick Start Guide download available.
The HS-P82 offers several options for power
. It runs on either NP batteries
or AA, 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.
The HS-P82 from TASCAM is built on 30 years of reliable field recording. See how affordable the state of the art can be with TASCAM's flagship production recorder, the HS-P82.
You may also be interested in the AR-P82
carry case, made in the USA by PortaBrace, and the HS-8 rackmountable recorder for studio playback of HS-P82 recordings.