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Bill Grant April 25th, 2012 08:56 PM

Recording times on the Tascam DR40
 
Hey errbody. I have had my DR40 for a few weeks and on a 16GB SDHC card,the most I get in stereo mode is 6hrs and something. On the H4N I always got like 21 hrs in stereo and 11 in 4ch. The card shows 12GB free after a shoot but only like 3hrs recording time? Am I doing something wrong here?

Justin Molush April 25th, 2012 09:06 PM

Re: Recording times on the Tascam DR40
 
It depends on your bitrate. I have a H4n and its record duration on a 8GB card varies from 3.5 hours to 16 hours... Your bitrates are probably different.

Khoi Pham April 25th, 2012 09:14 PM

Re: Recording times on the Tascam DR40
 
Make sure you have the latest firmware, earlier version have some problem with recording time or something like that.

Bill Grant April 25th, 2012 11:00 PM

Re: Recording times on the Tascam DR40
 
So there's a setting that says "size" and the largest size is 2G. The bitrate is 44/16 wave btw.
Bill

Bill Grant April 25th, 2012 11:50 PM

Re: Recording times on the Tascam DR40
 
Ok, so apparently what it's showing me on the display is what is potentially left in the "file" it's creating so 1 file vs the whole card which seems a snidge backwards. Is there a way to change that?

Rick Reineke April 26th, 2012 10:17 AM

Re: Recording times on the Tascam DR40
 
When the DR-40 reaches the 2GB file size, (which depends on the file format and other factors) it starts a new file but keeps recording until the card is full. I'm not aware of anyway to change the 'time remaining' display.


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