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Old March 11th, 2011, 01:55 PM   #31
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Re: Portable recorder for 100 bucks or less (for unexpected foley)

Thanks Jay I had been looking at this post as I sold my sony D50 a few months ago and was looking for a lower cost unit just to have one in my camera bag. The DR-05 looks a very nice new machine and I will check it out once it is released as it looks more robust than the H1 but has better button layout than the DR-03. I also like the mic/line input on the top and the fact that there are minimal controls to be accidentaly knocked.

http://tascam.com/product/dr-05/specifications/
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Old March 12th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #32
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The H1 is great, but the battery life on it is terrible. It takes one AA battery, and in no time the H1 drains all the juice from it.
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Old March 13th, 2011, 10:43 AM   #33
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Tascam DR-03 now selling for $60 at B&H.
Tascam DR-03 Portable Digital Audio Recorder DR-03 B&H Photo
Well, I just ordered one. I don't know why, but I have a strange addiction to these little hand recorders.

I must say I find one thing rather humorous about the DR-03. It has a "stealth" recording mode whereby the backlight and "recording" LED are turned off. Yet the case has a bright orange band the whole way around, which makes it highly visible, lights or no! For true "stealth" use it should come with a can of flat black paint.

On a serious note, I regret to report that B&H has an arcane, confusing, and dysfunctional ordering process. I have a PO Box which I use for all mail, including my credit card accounts. But of course UPS can't deliver there, so I need to use a physical street address. B&H won't let me use separate addresses with my PayPal account. Whatever I enter as the PayPal shipping address shows up as shipping and billing address on B&H. But the card company won't confirm the payment because the physical address is not the mailing address on my credit card account. Every time I tried to change one of these addresses on the B&H site, it ported me back to PayPal. After logging into PayPal four times, changing things, and being ported back to B&H where the wrong field had been changed, I just gave up and specified USPS shipping to my PO Box (so now it will either be late or lost).
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Old March 16th, 2011, 12:40 PM   #34
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I just saw a picture of the DR-07MkII. It looks very similar to the new DR-05 but a little more advanced. Street price for pre-ordering was $150 versus the $100 for the already available DR-05.
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Old March 16th, 2011, 01:19 PM   #35
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Zoom just brought out the Q3HD that also records HD video!
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Old March 16th, 2011, 02:43 PM   #36
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That has been out here (USA) for at least a month. I got ripped to shreds for mentioning it in the audio forum on another website. Personally, I think it looks rather interesting... perhaps as a POV cam inside a wedding cake, or wherever.

Zoom's audio recorders aren't bad, so hopefully this has better audio than the Flip, Kodak, or other similar hand-size video cams.
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