The Marantz PMD620 MKII is a high performance handheld digital recorder that records to SD/SDHC flashcard media in either PCM (.WAV) or MP3 audio formats.
The light weight compact form (just 62 x 102 x 25 mm), ergonomic design and ease of operation recommend the PMD620 MKII to a wide range of users, including journalists, reporters, program makers, podcasters, musicians and sound engineers everywhere - now with an updated premium black finish.
Features include an built-in stereo condenser microphone array for 'point and shoot recording,' and an intuitive control surface for single handed operation, with thumb operated transport wheel and tactile, red illuminating, record button. A high contrast, low power draw organic LED (OLED) screen provides vivid display of menus which guide the user through the optimum set up and operation for their application.
Recording settings are selectable between those for high quality music recording to extended voice recording. The use of SD cards, the most stable and commonly available type of flash media, includes support for SDHC (SD High Capacity) cards, with recording file size limited only by card capacity. Recording time with a 4 GB card extends from 3 hrs 44 mins for stereo PCM at 24-bit / 48 kHz, to 283 hrs 44 mins - almost 12 days - for mono MP3 at 32 kbps.
Journalists on the move, up against tight deadlines will make use of the new 'Retake' feature which allows a simple button press to take you back though the previously recorded audio to edit the record start point. This enables easy re-recording over unwanted takes and offers a solution for quick editing on the move without the need to edit on a computer. Transcription is simple with the Skip Back function, and file transfers to any computer are drag-and- drop via USB.
And for those users that record sensitive information, the PMD620MKII now features a passcode protect feature for the actual unit so unauthorized users cannot pick up the device and record or playback files of sensitive nature. Furthermore, the recorder now features a way to password protect and encrypt the files themselves allowing for secured transfer of sensitive recordings from party to party.