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Tascam DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder   

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The DR-V1HD is a combined HD Video Recorder and Linear PCM High-Quality Audio Recorder. TASCAM has long been among the top leaders in home and field ...Read More

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OVERVIEW

The DR-V1HD is a combined HD Video Recorder and Linear PCM High-Quality Audio Recorder. TASCAM has long been among the top leaders in home and field recording for decades and has always been focused on creating easy-to-use, versatile products. TASCAM introduces yet another addition to this long-trusted tradition, providing a 180-degree rotating camera and microphone set at the top of the DR-V1HD along with specific feature sets and menu operations ("White Balance" features and still photography mode).

The DR-V1HD is encased in a sturdy and solid structure with an ergo dynamic design. TASCAM has continued their same sleek look as previously released handheld recorders and made sure to utilize rotary volume control for fine-tuned and quiet input level adjustments. The layout and controls were designed to decrease any unnecessary handling noise and produce stable filming operation.

Every detail was considered when TASCAM constructed the DR-V1HD. The mic placement structure was designed to rid any possible electrical noise and it records up to 24-bit/96k audio. TASCAM included their iconic "Variable-Speed-Audition," and offered the ability to link any audio file on the device to still photographs. The DR-V1HD supplies HDMI out and a standard 1/4-20" mount for use with a tripod. TASCAM has added a distinct and important new addition to their increasingly popular family of handheld/field recorders with the DR-V1HD.

Combination handheld HD video recorder and linear PCM audio recorder.

FEATURES
  • Both camera and microphones rotate at 180 degrees
  • Same high-quality audio standards as the rest of the TASCAM DR Series recorders
  • Same condenser microphones as the popular DR-2d
  • Rotary volume for fine-tuned adjustments
  • VAS (Variable Speed Audition) function controls clip speed without changing audio pitch
  • Built-in photographic function, allows audio to be linked to snapshots
  • Five hours of operation on three AAA batteries
  • Desinged with easy-to-use feature sets

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SPECIFICATIONS

DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder

  • General
    Recording Media: microSD/microSDHC-card
    File System: FAT32,FAT16
    Video Format: MOV
    Video
    Video Compression Method MPEG-4 SP
    Resolution SD:640 x 480 / 30fps
    HD:1280 x 720 / 30fps
    Audio
    Recording Format WAV
    Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz / 48kHz
    Bit Rate 16bit,24bit
    Audio Format WAV
    Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 96kHz
    Bit Rate 16-bit/24-bit
    Still Picture Format JPEG
    Size .3M:640 x 480, .9M:1280 x 720
    Number of Channels
    Video/Photo 1
    Audio 2 (Stereo)
    Built-In Camera
    Image Sensor 1/4" CMOS
    Focal Length 39cm - ˆž
    Digital Zoom 1.0x - 4.0x
    F Value F2.8
    White Balance AUTO, BULB LIGHT, FL LIGHT, STAGE LIGHT, SUN LIGHT, CLOUDY
    Built-In Microphone
    Electret condenser microphone x 2 (Stereo)
    Polar Pattern Cardioid
    Maximum SPL 120dB SPL
    Open circuit Voltage -37dB at 1kHz (0dB=1V/Pa) RL=2k΁Vcc=3V
    Impedance 1.4kÎ+/-30% at 1kHz (RL=2kÎ)
    S/N Ratio 74dB Typ. at 1kHz (A-Weight)
    Analog Audio Input/Output
    MIC IN / LINE IN Plug-in power
    Connector 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo mini jack
    MIC IN IINPUT SELECT set to MIC
    Impedance 25kÎ
    Input Level
    GAIN LOW -32dBV
    GAIN MID -48dBV
    GAIN HI -64dBV
    Maximum Input Level
    GAIN LOW -16dBV
    GAIN MID -32dBV
    GAIN HI -48dBV
    LINE IN INPUT SELECT set to LINE
    Impedance 22Î
    Input level -10dBV (0.32V)
    Minimum Input Level -22dBV (0.08V)
    Maximum Input Level +6dBV (2.0V)
    Phones / LINE OUT
    Connector 3.5mm (1/8") Stereo mini jack
    Impedance 12Î
    Output Level 14dBV (10kÎ)
    Maximum Output Level +2dBV (10kÎ)
    Maximum Output 15mW + 15mW (32Î)
    LCD Monitor
    Size 2.4" Color TFT LCD
    Resolution 240 x 320
    Backlight HIGH / LOW / ALL OFF
    Built-in Speaker
    0.6W,Monaural
    USB
    Connector Mini-B
    Format USB2.0 HIGH SPEED Mass Storage Class
    HDMI
    Connector miniHDMI (Type C)
    Tripod Mounting Thread 1/4"
    Power Supply
    Three AA batteries (Alkaline or Ni-MH)
    TASCAM PS-P520 AC adaptor (sold separately)
    Power Consumption: 0.9W (Maximum)
    Dimensions (WxHxD): 70mm — 131mm —28mm
    Weight: 157g (Batteries not included)
    Operating temperature range 0 - 35„ƒ
    Accessories:
    2GB microSDHC card
    Mini USB Cable
    3 "AA" Batteries
    Audio performance
    Frequency response 20Hz - 20kHz +1/-3dB (44.1kHz\LINE IN†’LINE OUT\JEITA)
    20Hz - 22kHz +1/-3dB (48kHz\LINE IN†’LINE OUT\JEITA)
    20Hz - 42kHz +1/-3dB (96kHz\LINE IN†’LINE OUT\JEITA)
    THD 0.02% or less (44.1k/48k/96kHz\LINE IN†’LINE OUT\JEITA)
    S/N比 90dB or more (44.1k/48k/96kHz\LINE IN†’LINE OUT\JEITA)
    Conditions of the PC to connect
    Windows
    OS Windows XP,Windows Vista,Windows 7,Windows 8
    CPU Pentium 300MHz or more
    Memory 128MB or more
    USB USB2.0 recommended
    Macintosh
    OS: Mac OS X Jaguar (V10.2),Mac OS X Panther (V10.3), Mac OS X Tiger (V10.4), Mac OS X Leopard (V10.5), Mac OS X Snow Leopard (V10.6.8), OS X Lion (V10.7), OS X Mountain Lion (V10.8)
    CPU Power PC\iMac\G3\G4\G5 266MHz or more
    Memory 64MB or more
    USB USB2.0 recommended
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TASCAMDR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder
 
2.7

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (15)

41%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (21)
  • Lightweight (19)
  • Easy to use (18)
  • Professional quality (7)
  • Highly compatible (5)

Cons

  • Poor performance (14)
  • Limited compatibility (5)
  • Poor design (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Short battery life (3)

Best Uses

  • Home movies (12)
  • In the studio (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (15), Business owner (10), Professional artist (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (37)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Handy Device

I love this device. I use it in the studio to make quick recordings to see how I sound, and the audio quality is excellent, plus the video gives me important info regarding...Read complete review

I love this device. I use it in the studio to make quick recordings to see how I sound, and the audio quality is excellent, plus the video gives me important info regarding which guitar or mic I am using so I have a record of my setup. However, it uses batteries quickly, which wouldn't be a problem if it had a rechargeble battery (like an iPod), but it uses 3 AA batteries. You can buy your own rechargeble batteries and/or AC adapter, but in this day and age this sort of device should have a built-in battery and come with an adapter. Other than issue it is a great little device, and I absolutely love it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

POOR VIDEO QUALITY

The other reviews on this about the poor video are pretty accurate. I've posted a YOUTUBE video, using this camera so you can see for yourself. This was shot with flood light, lamp...Read complete review

The other reviews on this about the poor video are pretty accurate. I've posted a YOUTUBE video, using this camera so you can see for yourself. This was shot with flood light, lamp in well lit room on cloudy day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lERTV9FDr_4

When I'm looking at equipment I always find the youtube videos very helpful so, I thought I'd post one for others looking at this product.

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1.0

Is no as good as we think a Tascam product can be :(

By 

from Miami Fl

About Me Professional Artist

Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Poor Video Quality

Best Uses

  • Home Movies
  • In The Studio

Comments about TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder:

Recently bought it, is no as good as we think a Tascam product can be, six months later the LCD monitor turns to black, I wrote an email to Tascam customer service, without a full warranty coverage is more expensive to pay for the technical service than the money I pay buying the product, sad but true.

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  • No

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4.0

Good Product

By 

from morganton,NC

About Me Bass Guitar Player, Bass Singer, Hobbyist

Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

  • Screen Scratches Easy

Best Uses

  • In The Studio
  • Practice
  • Stage

Comments about TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder:

Takes a little time to set up to your volume level. Once you do this it records well. If you set it to record at a very high dB level it will sound bad. You can adjust the level and record very loud sessions with out distortion. Video is not the best, but can be helpful. Does not come with mini hdmi cable, but does come with rca/standard cable. Batteries do not last a long time, I would suggest a power supply if you are going to use this for long recordings.

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5.0

I like it a lot

Comments about TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder:

at retail prices maybe there are other recorders to consider? but i got mine on sale, for the same cost as a burrito and a couple of beers, I've played with it a lot in the last week, its a great device, sound is awesome, image is good, i got an external battery pack so i can run it for hours and hours.... it takes some getting used to to get the setting correct, but once you know the machine you will be able to get great recordings...

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4.0

Learning curve

By 

from Edwardsville IL.

About Me Hobbyist

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Pros

  • Compact Design
  • Lightweight
  • Price Drop

Cons

  • Eats Batteries
  • Lacks Simplicty

Best Uses

  • Portable Field Recording

Comments about TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder:

Has taken awhile to work out the steps needed to get a quality recording. However,when used properly this unit functions well enough for intended design.
Recommend getting the manufacturers power supply and skip using batteries except for limited recordings, but Battries will be dead next day.

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1.0

Complete Junk

Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

  • Pricey / Poor Value

Best Uses

    Comments about TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder:

    So I bought this item on the deal of the day sale, I was very excited to get it. Tascam from what I know has agreat name, but in this case... the audio clips very easily while singing from a distance from the device. I've never dropped or abused it, used it maybe 4 times and it has an error that says "Hold On!" then never works again. I am a professional in music and need a device that lasts a heck of a lot longer than 4 uses. And I'm stuck with the loss as well. The only thing good I can say about it, the mics in the recorder were awesome if you could get them to not clip which was next to impossible.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Small wonder

    By 

    from Bellefonte, PA.

    About Me Muscian

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

    • Complicated Set-up

    Best Uses

    • Home Movies
    • Independent Films
    • In The Studio
    • Recording Jams And Gigs

    Comments about TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder:

    Great video and good sound recordings for such a small unit. For the technology challenged the set up instructions were a little confusing. After set-up the unit is simple to use.

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    • No

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    5.0

    tascam

    By 

    from tulsa ok

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Highly Compatible
    • Improves Performance
    • Lightweight
    • Professional Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex Projects
      • Home Movies
      • In The Studio

      Comments about TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder:

      good recorder & video

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      • No

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      2.0

      I should have listened to other reviews

      By 

      from cleveland

      About Me 30 Years Of Exp

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dedicated Device
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Cumbersome
      • Eats Batteries
      • Poor Design
      • Sd Too Small
      • Speaker Too Quiet

      Best Uses

      • Practice

      Comments about TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder:

      I'm not happy with most the features. The one value it adds is I don't have to use my cell phone to record with, or get my real video camera.

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      • No

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      5.0

      The DR-V1HD is great for live sound

      By 

      from Maine, USA

      About Me Business Owner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder:

          I use this to record bands live from my mix position. I didn't need the video function of the unit. The sound quality is great and gives an accurate rep. of what I am hearing. Great to check my mixes at a later time. Nice small pocket recorder.

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          • No

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          3.0

          Like it, but don't love it!

          By 

          from Ft. Smith, AR

          About Me Hobbyist

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Limited Compatibility

          Best Uses

          • Home Movies
          • In The Studio

          Comments about TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder:

          I purchased this as a "stupid deal of the day". My ten year old son was showing an interest in videography, so I bought the DR-V1HD as a tool to aid in that quest. The video quality is grainy in lower light situations and the navigation could stand improvement. I'm sticking with my Zoom Q3HD. The audio recording quality is good, but there again, I choose the Zoom.

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