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Old Jan 9, 2009, 9:23 AM   #51
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TheSkillionaire,

Didn't you read the Olympus specifications?

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...duct=1277&fl=4

You get eight (8) hours and forty (40) minutes of recording time -- even in the HIGHEST QUALITY mode!!

It's great!!!

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Old Jan 9, 2009, 3:36 PM   #52
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Yes I read the specifications, that's why I made my comment. :blah:

If I go out on a 3 day event and interview people for the three days (and I'm not a laptop guy to offload stuff...) then I have an issue. I just wanna pop in a new SDHC card. (That's what I'm talking about.)

I'm sure it's great, just that it (at this time) doesn't fit my method for working.


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TheSkillionaire,

Didn't you read the Olympus specifications?

http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_se...=1277&fl=4

You get eight (8) hours and forty (40) minutes of recording time -- even in the HIGHEST QUALITY mode!!

It's great!!!
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Old Jan 9, 2009, 4:41 PM   #53
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Fair enough, but if one divides eight hours and forty minutes by three, one gets approximately 173 minutes. In other words, 2.8 hours -- PER DAY -- of continuous recording.

If your recording requires more than that, then OK, but your needs would certainly seem to exceed the norm. :G
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Old Jan 9, 2009, 5:28 PM   #54
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For some reason I always seem to exceed the norm. :G

And yeah, if it was straight recording of a "script", then it would be fine, but some things are mastermind sessions, etc. So, lots of footage that gets edited down.


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Fair enough, but if one divides eight hours and forty minutes by three, one gets approximately 173 minutes. In other words, 2.8 hours -- PER DAY -- of continuous recording.

If your recording requires more than that, then OK, but your needs would certainly seem to exceed the norm. :G
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Old Jan 11, 2009, 8:12 PM   #55
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Another portable audio option:

http://www.m-audio.com/products/en_us/MicroTrackII.html

I think it's a bit spendy for what you get.


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Old Jan 12, 2009, 5:30 PM   #56
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I have six of these units which I carry around to use for recordings to supplement my two Zoom H2:



http://www.trustedreviews.com/multim...-MP3-Player/p1
They cost me about $40 each.

Unfortunately, they seem to have been discontinued from sale now. They will record 9 hours of MP3 at 44KHz 128Kbps, or 10hrs 20mins at 32KHz 112Kbps.

Stereo input, with or without DC power to mic. Only two problems - no indication of the recording level, and they use an automatic level control - again with no indication of ALC activation.

But just stick on a lapel microphone and pop it into a pocket. No worries about radio interference of wireless mics, these are wired...

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Old Jan 12, 2009, 7:17 PM   #57
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eheh.. Well that does us no good if they can't be purchased. :?


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I have six of these units which I carry around to use for recordings to supplement my two Zoom H2:



http://www.trustedreviews.com/multim...-MP3-Player/p1
They cost me about $40 each.

Unfortunately, they seem to have been discontinued from sale now. They will record 9 hours of MP3 at 44KHz 128Kbps, or 10hrs 20mins at 32KHz 112Kbps.

Stereo input, with or without DC power to mic. Only two problems - no indication of the recording level, and they use an automatic level control - again with no indication of ALC activation.

But just stick on a lapel microphone and pop it into a pocket. No worries about radio interference of wireless mics, these are wired...
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Old Jan 12, 2009, 8:48 PM   #58
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A little Googling came up with this:
http://www.etech4sale.com/151541/sap...512mb-mp3.html

I suspect that company is shady, but don't really know.

Newegg used to have them, and the recorders got a pretty high user rating. There is nothing quite like them available - they are so small... But Olympus is a better bet if you can handle the size...


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Old Jan 12, 2009, 8:51 PM   #59
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Yeah I saw that NewEgg had them. What I liked about it is that you could have each person with one in their pocket and an inexpensive lavalier on their shirt.
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Exactly, that's why I own so many They also have "lock" button so that the controls cant be accidentally pressed as they rattle around in a pocket. The only physical problem is the microphone plug pulling out of the socket in the sapphire - but a bit of gaffer tape fixes that


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