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Tascam DR-V1HD Linear PCM / HD Video Recorder

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Product Highlights
  • Features Movie, Audio & Photo Modes
  • Linear PCM Recording up to 24-bit/96 kHz
  • Supports 1280 x 720p HD Video Recording
  • Built-In Stereo Condenser Microphones
  • Mini-HDMI Output & 2.4" Color TFT LCD
  • Camera & Microphones Rotate 180°
  • 1/8" Mic/Line Input & Headphones Output
  • MicroSD/MicroSDHC Memory Card Slot
  • Built-In 15 mW + 15 mW Headphones Amp
  • Supports VSA (Variable Speed Audition)

The multi-functional Tascam DR-V1HD Linear PCM / HD Video Recorder is a feature-packed recorder that can capture 720p HD video, Linear PCM audio up to 24-bit / 96 kHz and up to 0.9-megapixel still photos as well. It's equipped with a 1/4" CMOS image sensor and an F2.8 lens with 1 - 4x digital zoom capabilities. It can also capture VGA video and VGA still photos. Plus, a mini-HDMI output lets you view your footage on a large HDTV screen. You can also edit videos on the 2.4" color TFT LCD panel.

The DR-V1HD features dual condenser microphones and both the mics and the camera can rotate 180°. There's a built-in speaker, a 15 mW + 15 mW headphone amplifier and an auto recording function. The device runs on three AA batteries and stores your files using a microSD/microSDHC memory card up to 32GB. Other features include VSA speed-control, multiple white balance modes, a slideshow function, a low cut filter and an LCD brightness dimmer.

Main Features

Camera & Microphone Rotate 180°
Having the option to rotate the microphones and camera front and back 180° increases one's possibilities for various camera angles and placement
Supports High-Quality Tascam Audio Standards
The DR-V1HD has the same high-quality audio circuit as the rest of the DR-series. It features a S/N ratio greater 90dB and THD less than 0.02%. Plus, the adopted AD/DA is CIRRUS LOGIC's popular audio codec
VSA (Variable-Speed-Audition) Function
The DR-V1HD has Tascam's popular VSA (variable-speed-audition), which is used on a variety of other products and has become an integral function for all of the DR recorders. The VSA provides speed-control without changing pitch (50-150%)
Built-In Photographic Function
The DR-V1HD has three (movie, audio, photograph) operation modes. The photograph mode offers the ability to take still photos, view them separately or view them in a slideshow and link any audio files on the device to a single snap shot
5.5 Hours of Operation Off of Three AA Batteries
Powered by three AA batteries, the DR-V1HD (in HD mode) will capture up to 4.5 hours of continuous video shooting. In SD mode, it will capture up to 5.5 hours of continuous video shooting
Designed to Increase Ease-of-Use
Designed for use in a variety of environments, the DR-V1HD offers different settings to accommodate one's surroundings. Some of the options include white balance adjustments designed for Stage Light, Bulb Light, FL Light, Sunlight and Cloudy. It also features auto white-balance
Same Condenser Microphones as the DR-2d
The DR-V1HD has the same high-quality mounted uni-directional condenser microphones as the highly acclaimed DR-2d
Rotary Volume for Fine-Tuned Adjustments
Tascam understands the importance of input level adjustment and uses rotary volume control in order to provide the ability to fine-tune one's settings
Designed to Achieve "Real" Sound
A mic-unit, even uni-directional, needs sufficient space from all angles to gather "real" sound. Tascam has made sure to supply enough space around its mic-units to achieve the highest quality sound and designed a specific support arm for this reason
Installed Multiplex Guard to Shield Electrical Noise
A converted audio signal is affected by electrical noise. So, to ensure you're getting the highest quality sounds Tascam placed a metal plate under the mic-units to guard the noise. In addition, the metal meshes around the mic-units help with this as well

Other Features

MicroSD (64MB - 2GB) / MicroSDHC (4GB - 32GB) card slot (2GB microSD card included)
Built-in stereo condenser microphones
Supports 1280 x 720p HD video
1 - 4x digital zoom
Linear PCM recording up to 24-bit / 96 kHz (24-bit / 48 kHz with video)
Mini-HDMI connector
2.4" color TFT LCD panel
Supports a slide show in Photo mode with 1 - 10 second interval time (one second step)
Built-in 0.6W monaural speaker
15 mW + 1 5mW headphones amplifier
Auto-recording function (recording starts automatically when input exceeds a set level)
Auto/manual track increment
Pre-recording buffer up to two seconds
Auto gain control and limiter
Loop and Repeat playback
Playlist function
File editing function (Divide/Delete)
Automatic backlight power-off function
LCD display dimmer function
Audio replace after video shooting
Low cut filter (40/80/120 Hz)
File name source selectable (date or word)
1/8" external mic input (plug-in power available)
1/8" external line input
1/8" line/headphones output
Mini-B type USB 2.0 port for data transfer to PC
Tripod socket hole made by metal
Mini-USB cable included
Recording Media MicroSD memory cards
MicroSDHC memory cards
File System FAT32
Video Format MOV
Video Compression Format MPEG-4 SP
Video Resolution SD: 640 x 480 at 30 fps
HD: 1280 x 720 at 30 fps
Audio Recording Format WAV
Audio Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
48 kHz
96 kHz
Audio Bit Rate 16-bit
Image Format JPEG
Image Resolution 0.3MP (640 x 480)
0.9MP (1280 x 720)
Number of Channels Video/Photo: 1
Audio: 2 (stereo)
Recording Duration Video Mode (16-bit SD VGA stereo / 44.1 kHz) 32GB Card: 16.12 hours
Video Mode (16-bit SD VGA stereo / 48 kHz) 32GB Card: 15.67 hours
Video Mode (24-bit SD VGA stereo / 44.1 kHz) 32GB Card: 13.88 hours
Video Mode (24-bit SD VGA stereo / 48 kHz) 32GB Card: 13.4 hours
Video Mode (16-bit HD-720p stereo / 44.1 kHz) 32GB Card: 7.55 hours
Video Mode (16-bit HD-720p stereo / 48 kHz) 32GB Card: 7.45 hours
Video Mode (24-bit HD-720p stereo / 44.1 kHz) 32GB Card: 7.02 hours
Video Mode (24-bit HD-720p stereo / 48 kHz) 32GB Card: 6.9 hours

Audio Mode (16-bit WAV stereo / 44.1 kHz) 32GB Card: 50.38 hours
Audio Mode (16-bit WAV stereo / 48 kHz) 32GB Card: 46.28 hours
Audio Mode (16-bit WAV stereo / 96 kHz) 32GB Card: 23.13 hours
Audio Mode (24-bit WAV stereo / 44.1 kHz) 32GB Card: 33.58 hours
Audio Mode (24-bit WAV stereo / 48 kHz) 32GB Card: 30.85 hours
Audio Mode (24-bit WAV stereo / 96 kHz) 32GB Card: 15.42 hours
Audio Performance
Frequency Response 20 Hz - 20 kHz +1/-3 dB (44.1 kHz line-in/out, JEITA)
20 Hz - 22 kHz +1/-3 dB (48 kHz line-in/out, JEITA)
20 Hz - 42 kHz +1/-3 dB (96 kHz line-in/out, JEITA)
THD 0.02% or less (44.1/48/96kHz line-in/out, JEITA)
Signal to Noise Ratio 90 dB or more (44.1/48/96kHz line-in/out, JEITA)
Image Sensor 1/4" CMOS
Focal Length 15.4" (39 cm) - infinity
Digital Zoom 1 - 4x
Aperture F2.8
White Balance Auto
Bulb Light
FL Light
Stage Light
Sun Light
Type Electret condenser microphone x 2 (stereo)
Polar Pattern Cardioid
SPL 120 dB SPL (maximum)
Open Circuit Voltage -37 dB at 1 kHz (0 dB = 1V/Pa) RL = 2 kohms / Vcc = 3V
Impedance 1.4 kohms ± 30% at 1 kHz (RL = 2 kohms)
Signal to Noise Ratio 74 dB (typical) at 1 kHz (A-Weight)
Mic/Line Input Power: plug-in power
Connector: 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack

Mic Input: select set to mic
Mic Input Impedance: 25 kohms
Mic Input Level (Gain Low): -32 dBV
Mic Input Level (Gain Mid): -48 dBV
Mic Input Level (Gain Hi): -64 dBV
Mic Input Level (Gain Low Max): -16 dBV
Mic Input Level (Gain Mid Max): -32 dBV
Mic Input Level (Gain Hi Max): -48 dBV

Line Input Impedance: 22 ohms
Line Input Level: -10 dBV (0.32V)
Line Input Level (Minimum): -22 dBV (0.08V)
Line Input Level (Max): +64 dBV (2.0V)
Phones/Line Out Connector: 1/8" (3.5 mm) stereo mini jack
Impedance: 12 ohms
Output Level: 14 dBV (10 kohms)
Maximum Output Level: +2 dBV (10 kohms)
Maximum Output: 15 mW + 15 mW (32 ohms)
LCD Panel
Type Color TFT LCD
Size 2.4" (6.1 cm)
Resolution 240 x 320
Backlight Yes (high / low / all off)
Connector Mini-B
Format USB 2.0 high-speed (mass storage class)
HDMI Connectivity
Connector Type Mini-HDMI (type-C)
Built-In Speakers 0.6W (monaural)
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"
Power Supply AA batteries x 3 (Alkaline or Ni-MH)
Tascam PS-P520 AC adapter (sold separately)
Power Consumption 0.9W (max)
Battery Life Up to 6.5 hours
Windows System Requirements Windows XP, Vista, 7
Pentium processor (300 MHz) or more
128MB memory or more
USB 2.0 port (recommended)
Mac System Requirements Mac OS X 10.2 or later
Power PC, iMac, G3, G4, G5 processor (266 MHz) or more
64MB memory or more
USB 2.0 port (recommended)
Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.8 x 5.2 x 1.1" (70 x 131 x 28 mm)
Weight 5.5 oz (157 g) without batteries
Tascam DR-V1HD Linear PCM / HD Video Recorder
  • 2GB MicroSDHC Memory Card
  • Mini-USB Cable
  • 3 x AA Batteries
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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