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Tascam HD-P2

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Overall 8
8.0

standard quality

Killabyte, B&H Photo
19 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Works well until it fails. If you have it outside US be aware that Tascam service is not good. I have 15 of those HD-P2 and when one of it fails, it is better for me to use it as spare parts back up for others instead sending to repair. There should be better functionality in the menu so you dont have to press so much buttons. It is also starving batteries (8) so rechargeable ones are a must. I would have wanted to have better preamps, they are not powerful.
  • Cons: Weak Preamps
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Overall 10
10

Great

Mandrake, B&H Photo
22 June 2012
  • Excerpt: This is great!!!
  • Pros: Compact, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Powerful, Versatile
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Overall 8
8.0

HD recording made easy.

JKP, B&H Photo
4 April 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this recorder with a Red Scarlet for remote audio record. Use the SB-3 to Jam sync camera (picture), iPad (slate), iPhone (slate control) and then connect SMPTE & word clock to HD-P2. Ready to record at an afordable price.
  • Pros: Excellent Sound
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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Recorder

Tim, B&H Photo
19 December 2011
  • Excerpt: Don't use the PREs on the unit - prefer to use a Focusrite or a SD field mixer. Doing this yields very good results (mostly for voice over work). I bought this to replace a Fostex FR-2, which I found next to impossible to get repaired. So far, I'm pretty happy with the unit. Took only a couple of hours to get familiar with the menus and methods it uses to do the recordings.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Low Distortion
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Overall 8
8.0

great for nature recordings

pipian, B&H Photo
28 August 2011
  • Excerpt: We use this product for recording nature sounds. Light, compact and easy to use.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
  • Cons: Unnecessary Functions
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Overall 10
10

Perfect

Bill, B&H Photo
11 August 2011
  • Excerpt: This is the perfect recorder for working with the 5D and 7D.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound
  • Cons: Unnecessary Functions
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Overall 8
8.0

If you were looking at the Zoom H4n, save a little bit more for this HD-P2!

tecs309, Ebay
10 July 2011
  • Summary: Sound quality and features are really good for those that are just starting out in filmmaking. For people on a budget, I recommend saving a little bit extra to get a used HD-P2 instead of a brand new Zoom H4n and bypass Zoom altogether because their preamp is extremely weak for most shotguns and other microphones, even at the highest setting.
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Overall 6
6.0

Can compete with a SD702...

Bodacious Sound, B&H Photo
30 March 2011
  • Excerpt: ...IF you know what you are doing. If you are stepping up from the Zoom H4n the audio quality will amaze you but the learning curve will baffle you. I've used mine on 6 film projects now. Workflow is difficult on the run. Timecode is a pain. Retake button is a joke. Construction is not as solid as a Zoom H4n or Sound Devices. A Sound Devices mixer is a must on the front end. Keep the Tascam gain on the floor. Push the levels from the SD, not the Tascam.
  • Pros: Battery Life, Excellent Sound, Time code input
  • Cons: Limiters, Production work flow, Prosumer connections, Prosumer construction, Time code workflow, Unnecessary Functions
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Recorder

erikoi, Ebay
15 February 2011
  • Summary: Will keep it short. Awesome recorder with great features. If you're considering one against an H4N; take the p2 for sure. It's 1000 times more functional in the field. Only suggestion I'd make is to get a rechargeable battery pack for the unit.
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Overall 10
10

Great product for secondary audio

RManard, B&H Photo
13 February 2011
  • Excerpt: I use the HD-P2 for secondary audio for both Super16mm film and Canon 5D Mark II. It's simple and easy to use.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Versatile
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