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Fostex PD606

Fostex PD606

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Fostex PD606

The Fostex PD-606 is a professional portable 8 track timecode DVD and HD recorder with integrated mixer.

The Fostex PD606 records audio to the internal (user replaceable) 1.8-inch 80GB hard disc drive (HDD) and standard-size 12cm DVD-RAM discs. In addition simultaneous recording to both media is available either by mirroring or auto-copy. Further confidence is offered with an intelligent 'background mode' which automatically copies recorded audio from the HDD to DVD when the machine is idling. The DVD drive can also write to DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs for easy data copy / backup.

Recording, mixing and routing on the Fostex PD606 recorder is an intuitive experience. No multiple button pushes and complex menus to change a level, just turn a knob. The PD606 offers flexible 8 track simultaneous recording via AES/EBU, (6 channels when using the analog XLR inputs), full 8 channel analog outputs and the ability to digitally store monitor mix settings.

On the Fostex PD606 there are two standard V-mounts are offered, with the user being in control of power management. Choose BATT.1, BATT.2 or External DC power. A smart function switches which battery is used when the primary source voltage falls below user-definable level.

When connected to a host computer via the USB 2.0 interface, the Fostex PD606 recorder can be directly mounted on the desktop for easy drag and drop data copying. Future enhancements will include the ability to use USB 2.0 flash memory pens. A standard QWERTY keyboard can also be connected for easy file name editing.M

The Fostex PD606 features 0.0001% timecode accuracy for both recording and playback of IEC format timecode with Jam Sync also available. Four modes of timecode are offered: 24H RUN (sync to the internal clock); REC RUN; FREE RUN; and EXT RUN with 7 frame rates (23.97, 24, 25, 29.97ND, 29.97DF, 30ND, 30DF).

Automatic file closing in the background every 60 seconds means fast data recovery in the event of a power outage, 10 seconds (max) of pre-record means never missing the beginning of a take, the 99 cue point memory, an Avid compatible EDL file (ALE) can be created and edited, a 9pin remote connector for simultaneous recording using two PD606 or PD204s, the crystal clear 16 segment LED metering, the slate tone generator with hold mode, etc., the list goes on.

The Fostex PD606 is also tough, being manufactured from ultra-durable materials specifically designed for a busy life in the field. The Fostex PD606 features sonically superior recording at up to 24-bit / 192kHz resolution.

Fostex PD606 main features include:

•8 track poly file recording. 6 individual tracks + 2 stereo mix tracks or straight 8 track recording via 6 ch Analog I/O (XLR) or 8 channel AES/EBU Digital I/O’s (D-sub25pin)
•Using the Stereo Bus output (XLR-5pin) together with the 6 channel discrete analog outputs creates 8 simultaneous analog outputs
•Recording to (user replaceable) 1.8" 80GB HDD (Model EX-HD1) and 12cm DVD-RAM
•Backup to DVD-RAM, -R and -RW disc.
•Approx. 85 min recording at 24bit/ 48kHz per 4.7GB DVD-RAM or HDD partition
•Mirror recording to HD and DVD
•BWF file format files - easily imported into PC editing software with TC.
•8 track recording using 24bit/16bit, 44.1/48kHz, 6 track recording using 24bit, 88.2/96kHz (HDD only), 2 track recording using 24bit, 176.4/192kHz
•Digital Mixer with Analog like operation. Equipped with channel link, HPF and limiter
•0.1% Fs pull up/down
•Auto data is backed up 60 seconds
•10 seconds (max) of pre record to minimises the risk of missing the start of a take
•USB 2.0 interface for mounting HDD partitions as well as DVD-RAM contents on PC desktop
•Two battery V-Mounts (up to 4 cells mounted)
•9 pin remote port enabling connection of a 2nd PD606 or PD204 for simultaneous recording
•Fully functional SMPTE Timecode generator with jam sync to external TC
•VIDEO, Tri-Level and WORD sync available
Short Description DVD/HD Location Recorder - Records audio to the internal (user replaceable) 1.8-inch 80GB hard disc drive (HDD) and standard-size 12cm DVD-RAM discs.
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Manufacturer Fostex
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