What's the difference between this package and the regular Digital Court Reporter 5000? This one includes 4 omni-directional conference microphones, extending the pickup range of your recording well past 30 feet. It's the perfect solution for non technical court reporters to make a crystal clear recording of a deposition or courtroom session and its completely plug and play, no learning required.
New Improved Features:
New Extended battery Life 30 Hours
New Rechargeable Battery included for Free so you dont have to buy batteries
Records in MP3 + Wav audio files
New Cradle for a more professional stand for the recorder
New instant Rewind for playback or read-backs
Onscreen bouncing record indicator for assurance that you are getting a audio recording
Each of the microphones have a $69 value, so purchasing them in a package ends up saving you over $100,
The microphones are powered by the recorder and have a pickup range of up to 35 feet. This package is capable of being used in a small deposition of 10 people, or a court room with 75 people or more.
Posted by Linda K. on 14th Jan 2016
I have other reporter friends who purchased and are using this digital recorder. While I felt very comfortable relying on their recommendation to get it, I did not utilize their help in setting it up. I found the instruction manual extremely easy to use in tweaking my recorder with what works best for me in my courtroom.
I would recommend this package for any reporter!
Posted by Jami on 23rd Jan 2015
I received this recorder just a short time ago and I've only used it a few times, but I'm loving the quality so far! I use it in a large room with multiple people sitting at a long table and chairs lining the outer edge of the room. People who want to speak should come up to the table, but that doesn't always happen. Plus, there are plenty of people, at the table or not, having their own side conversations. Everything has been so clear and I have not had to listen over and over to try to figure out what was being said.
I LOVE that the microphones daisy off of one another. I won't need Y adapters to plug in multiple mics and won't have multiple cords running along the table; that is a huge plus for me! I don't like to have a huge mess of cords!
I like that I can quickly glance to see a solid red light surrounding the record button when recording, or a flashing red light to indicate it's paused.
I am so pleased to find out that this recorder DOES rewind, allow you to playback the audio, and continue recording in the SAME file! I have often been asked to play back the recording, sometimes multiple times within one deposition/meeting. I don't want to end up with 2 or more audio files for one deposition/meeting.
Another major plus for me with this recorder is that I can transcribe this audio directly from the recorder. I don't have to add any extra software to my computer (saves money and space on my computer).
The only reason I have for not giving this a 5-Star review:
It is VERY EASY to ACCIDENTALLY RECORD OVER the audio! This is able to happen during the recording if you rewind and playback, or even after you've finished recording and are just listening to it. I wish the record over feature was able to be turned on or off, to protect my audio from any accidental mistakes. FOR THIS REASON, I have 2 recorders running at a time to protect myself.
Posted by Susan B. on 2nd Jun 2014
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