A true handheld, the PMD620 features an intuitive layout and tactile buttons
for easy one-hand operation, while a high-contrast organic LED (OLED) screen
makes setup a cinch under any lighting conditions. Just hit the Menu/Store
button and the interface quickly walks you through the choices to ensure optimal
recording for your needs.
The PMD620 uses convenient SD/SDHC cards, the most stable and commonly
available type of flash media. Audio can be recorded either as uncompressed WAV
files or any of three quality levels of MP3, in mono or stereo. So whether it�s
capturing an interview, a lengthy board meeting or a band�s jam session, the
PMD620 is always ready for action.
The PMD620 shines in post-production as well. Journalists and
especially appreciate its non-destructive on-board editing. Transcription is a
breeze with its Skip Back function, and file transfers to any computer are
drag-and-drop simple with the USB 2.0 connectivity. In short, the PMD620
combines ease of operation, professional recording quality and insightful
features in a compact, ergonomic design.
A True Handheld with Ergonomic Form Factor
At 2.5 by 4 inches by 1 inch and weighing under 6 ounces, the PMD620 slips
easily into a pocket and fits comfortably in the palm of the hand, with
oversized, tactile buttons that are laid out for intuitive, one-hand operation,
from recording to playback. The high contrast OLED screen provides at-a-glance
status of all critical functions, even offering a large font option. Integral
high quality electret condenser microphones pick up the action, while LED
telltales track Peak and Level conditions.
Professional Digital Recording
PMD620 can record uncompressed WAV files for high fidelity stereo music,
or lower resolution, mono MP3 files to maximize record time. For WAV files,
choose from 16- or 24-bit linear PCM recording at either 44.1 or 48 kHz sample
rates. Podcasters will appreciate having a total of six MP3 bit rates available,
ranging from 192 kbps stereo down to 32 kbps mono. And, the menu selectable
Auto-Input feature detects whether the line input or external mic input is being
used, switching off the dual integrated mics automatically.
Stability and Portability
The PMD620 is a true handheld, light in weight yet ruggedly constructed. The
use of SD cards as a recording medium provides the ultimate in space efficiency
and stability, with no practical limit on file size. Two AA batteries, either
alkaline or NiMH rechargeables, provide upward of five hours of operation.
On-board Editing and Playback Features
The PMD620 makes field production amazingly easy. Use the integrated speaker
or mini-plug headphones to monitor or transcribe. The Copy Segment function
extracts a piece of audio as a separate file while keeping the original intact,
while the Skip Back feature acts as a preset �back up and replay� function,
programmable for audio jumps of up to 59 seconds at the touch of a button.
Connectivity and Hardware
Despite its compact, slender profile, the PMD620 offers a full array of
1/8-inch stereo connectivity, including both line and mic inputs, a Line Out for
playback, and a headphone jack for monitoring. A pair of convenient Up/Down
buttons allows adjustment of input sensitivity, while the USB 2.0 port makes
file transfers to any computer a breeze. Once connected, the
PMD620 appears as a
device on your PC desktop, with all files contained in a master folder. Just
drag and drop any or all of them onto your desktop.
The PMD620 comes complete with SD card, audio and USB cables, AC adapter
and more � everything needed to step into the world of high-resolution field