Recording an exceptionally realistic stereo image can be a challenge with a conventional mic pair. The H2 has dual X/Y configured stereo mics facing front and rear. This is ideal for capturing a wide and contiguous stereo image. There are two sets of mics - one pair facing the front and one pair facing the rear - allowing you to record at 90 from the front or 120° from the rear. You can even use both two pairs to produce a four-channel recording with 360 coverage. After recording, the built-in 3D panning function gives you full control over the front/rear/left/right balance. Or use commonly available authoring software to create 5.1 surround recordings. No other portable digital recorder has this ability.
24bit/96kHz linear PCM and MP3 recording
The H2 gives you amazing versatility with its wide variety of recording formats. Choose 24bit/96kHz linear PCM (WAV files) format for the highest audio quality that surpasses CDs. Or record in MP3 format in an almost any bit rate when long recording capability and smaller file sizes are your goals. Even 4-channel, 360 recordings can be made in 24bit/48kHz format. Capture the fine nuances of an acoustic instrument or the realistic ambience of a venue with the H2's utterly transparent, high-resolution recording capability.
Secure Your Digital Memories
The H2 records on Secure Digital (SD) media and a 512MB SD card is included. Compact and readily available, SD memory cards are immune to vibrations and produce no mechanical noise, unlike motor-driven media such as tape or discs. The H2 can accommodate up to a 16GB SDHC card (*), allowing up to 24 hours of total recording time using the 16bit/44.1kHz WAV format. At 128kbps MP3, you get an amazing 280 hours of stereo recording. And with the onboard USB port, you can to move your recordings to your computer and use recording software to edit the audio, create mixes, burn CDs or distribute your recordings by email or on your website. You can even move MP3 files to your H2 and use it as a music player.
BWF compatible time stamping and track markers
The H2 supports BWF (Broadcast Wave Format) used by broadcasting studios and for other professional applications. Your files can be set with timestamp information and markers (cue points) during recording. This makes playback and editing much more efficient.
Automatic recording function
You can also set the H2 to automatically start recording when audio is detected and stop when audio ceases. This allows you to capture all the important audio you want during a conference or lecture while minimizing the total recording time.
Pre-record feature means no surprises
Sometimes the audio you want to record begins suddenly. But with the H2 you'll never miss a beat. It can be set to continuously record the most recent two seconds of audio in memory. Record with the confidence that you've captured every moment.
Auto Gain Control and Low-Cut Filter
Capturing the moment with a pristine recording can be a challenge. but not with the H2. Its sophisticated Auto Gain Control (AGC) function and Low-Cut Filter means the H2 can automatically record at the right level while eliminating unwanted low frequency noise. Or, you can manually control the gain levels with the Low