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TASCAM DR-V1HD Handheld Video / Linear PCM Recorder   (Open Box)
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Product# H95789
OVERVIEW

Combination handheld HD video recorder and linear PCM audio recorder.

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.

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 - ∞
  • 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=2kΩ、Vcc=3V
  • Impedance 1.4kΩ+/-30% at 1kHz (RL=2kΩ)
  • 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 25kΩ
  • 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 22Ω
  • 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 12Ω
  • Output Level 14dBV (10kΩ)
  • Maximum Output Level +2dBV (10kΩ)
  • Maximum Output 15mW + 15mW (32Ω)
  • 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℃
  • 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
 
2.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (14)

37%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (18)
  • Easy to use (17)
  • Lightweight (17)
  • 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 (11)
  • In the studio (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Enthusiast (13), Business owner (10), Professional artist (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (33)

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.

Reviewed by 36 customers

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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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    4.0

    Small wonder

    By Old Bass Wizzard

    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 flax

    from tulsa ok

    About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

    Ask me a question

    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 Scott

      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 Dookietwo

      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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          3.0

          Like it, but don't love it!

          By Beatmeeter

          from Ft. Smith, AR

          About Me Hobbyist

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          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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          4.0

          Very Handy...

          By Debzdoodle

          from Wake Forest NC

          About Me Sound Engineer

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Inadequate Speakers

          Best Uses

          • Band gigs
          • Home Movies

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

          I purchased this because i run sound for local bands and offer lights also. I do not offer video but figured it might be nice to offer something in video that would be sufficient to load up to FB or similar. This is not a pro level item, it doesn't have great sound or video, it goes through batteries like crazy BUT what do you expect in this price range? I nabbed this one on the Stupid Deal of the Day at such a ridiculous price, it is nice just to keep in my bag of tricks for those special moments. The sound is fine if you avoid the internal speakers. Good little unit -might not pay full price for one though.

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          3.0

          OK but not great

          By Stoney

          from Silver Spring, MD

          About Me Established Musician

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Movies

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

            This actually works pretty well, contrary to some negative complaints. I was surprised by the quality of the video and audio. I say this because the viewing screen is difficult to see, even with the subject fairly well lit. It showed up on "Stupid Deal of the Day" for 99.99....that's a fair price for this but I wouldn't pay more.

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            1.0

            Worst Video; but OK Stereo

            By Kaicho

            from San Francisco, CA

            Pros

              Cons

              • Lens Not Protected
              • Poor battery life
              • Poor Video For Gigs

              Best Uses

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

                I was excited to get this unit. It's acceptable for recording stereo audio. However...

                1. My batteries seem to last 20 to 30 minutes tops.
                2. 2G is good for 20 minutes of HD video in stereo.
                3. Taking video in dimly lit bar stage is the worst. I had much better videos on my smart phone and excellent videos on an iPad.

                Don't waste your money like I did! ...very disappointed with TASCAM.

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                1.0

                POOR VIDEO QUALITY

                By deberney

                from texas city, tx

                Ask me a question

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not well made
                  • Poor Design
                  • Poor Performance
                  • Poor Video

                  Best Uses

                  • None

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

                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Comment on this review

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