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Old April 25th, 2012, 08:56 PM   #1
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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?
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Old April 25th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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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.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #3
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Make sure you have the latest firmware, earlier version have some problem with recording time or something like that.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:00 PM   #4
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So there's a setting that says "size" and the largest size is 2G. The bitrate is 44/16 wave btw.
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Old April 25th, 2012, 11:50 PM   #5
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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?
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Old April 26th, 2012, 10:17 AM   #6
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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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