Tascam has released a new field recorder for DSLR video shooters. It’s called the DR-60D. It looks to combine similar pre-amps available in the Beachtek DXA and JuicedLink Riggy Micro under-the-camera boxes with a 4-track recorder such as my TASCAM DR-40.
Like the DR-40 and DR-100, it will record up to 96 kHz/24-bit high quality audio straight to SD/SDHC. Like the DR-40, the DR-60D can record a “safety track.” This is a second audio track that at a lower level, thus giving you a backup if your main track clips and distorts.
The DR-60D has two 1/4-inch/XLR locking combo mic/line inputs (Like the DR-40), 3.5mm stereo mic input (which the DR-40 and DR-100 lack), camera in, camera out, line out and headphone out. The XLR Combo Inputs supply +48-volt phantom power and the 3.5mm input supplies plug-in power for microphones. Additionally it has slate feature for marking tracks and RC-10 remote control compatibility,
The DR-60D is expected to cost $399.
– 96kHz/24bit Recording
– SD/SDHC Card Media
– Supports WAV and BWF Format
– Peak Limiter
– Low Cut Filter
– Input Delay
– Auto Rec Mode
– Dual Rec Mode
– MS Decode (Rec/Monitor)
– Self Timer Function
– File Divide
– 2 XLR-1/4” Combo Inputs with Locking Connectors
– +48V Phantom Power
– +24dBu Input
– 3.5mm Stereo Line Input
– Plug-in Power
– ¼” Stereo Headphone Output
– Monitor Selector (CH1/CH2/CH3-4/Mixer out)
– Remote connector for RC-10 and RC-3F
– Low Noise Soft Keys
– Operates off of 4 x AA Batteries
– USB for File Transfer
Here is the press release from Tascam.