HHB FlashMic DRM85 Digital Recording Microphone now $999
|The HHB FlashMic is the world’s first professional digital recording microphone. Combining a high-quality, Sennheiser omni-directional condenser capsule with an inbuilt, broadcast-quality Flash recorder, FlashMic is a convenient, easy to operate and durable recorder that’s perfect for press and broadcast journalism, or any other voice recording application.
With no messy cables, just one button press is all it takes to start recording in either linear or MPEG 2 formats. Simple ‘drag and drop’ file transfer at up to 90x real time to a Mac or PC for editing or onward transmission is enabled by a ‘plug and play’ USB connection. Two AA batteries provide more than 6 hours continuous power and, with a 0 – 10 seconds pre-record buffer and 1GB of flash memory, you can be sure that you’ll never miss a word of that important interview with a FlashMic.
A Complete Package
The FlashMic comes complete with a pouch, stand clamp, USB cable, FlashMic Manager software and 2 x AA batteries
FlashMic Manager PC/Mac software (supplied) allows FlashMic functions to be configured and stored in 9 user presets. Presets can be set-up and then downloaded to non-volatile memory in the FlashMic via its USB port.
Function 1 Select record mode (see table below).
Function 2 Pre record buffer adjustable from 0 – 10 seconds in 2 second steps.
Function 3 Record volume, set to either AGC (Automatic Gain Control) or a manual figure 0 –100.
Function 4 High pass filter (12dB / Octave @ 100Hz) on or off.
Function 5 LCD display backlight – on or off.
Function 6 Enable configuration in DRM85. When set to ‘Yes’, EXPERT mode is engaged and functions 1-5 may be configured from the mic itself. If this parameter is set to NO, then all presets are fixed and none of the above settings can be altered from the mic.
BWF/MPEG file information can be entered in the fields on the right hand side of the GUI. This will then be written into the extensions in the audio file to enable easy identification of recordings.
The headphone volume is not controlled by the GUI and not stored in a preset. It can be manually adjusted from the mic via a rotary control.
Record Mode Audio Format Sample Rate MPEG Bitrate Recording Time
LIN48K Linear PCM 48 kHz – – 3 hrs 00 mins
FlashMic has a built in USB port for fast transfer of recorded data to a computer. Both USB 1.0 and USB 2.0 protocols are supported.
The headphone socket accepts a standard 3.5mm jack. The mono signal from the
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