Hauppauge, NY (May 29, 2007)-Zoom has introduced its H2 Handy Recorder, which reportedly provides studio-quality stereo recording. It is targeted for seminars, conferences, electronic news gathering (ENG), podcasting, musical performances, songwriting sessions and rehearsals.
The H2 features three mic capsules onboard for mid-side recording. A directional mic is in the center (mid) and two directional mics (side) are positioned left and right. It features one-button recording, gain controls on the side and an intuitive user interface.
The H2 can record from the front or rear of the unit and at 90- or 120-degree angles in up to 96 kHz/24-bit WAV format, or as MP3 up to 320 kbps. Additionally, it can record 360 degrees in 48 kHz/24-bit format, which will allow recordings to be converted to surround 5.1.
The H2 records on Secure Digital (SD) media and a 512MB SD card is included. With a 4GB SD memory card, it provides up to two hours recording at 96 kHz, six hours at 44.1 kHz, or 138 hours in MP3. Recordings can be moved to a PC or Mac with its USB 2.0 interface, and it includes time-stamping and track-marking functions in Broadcast WAV Format (BWF).
Zoom is distributed by Samson Technologies, based in Hauppauge, NY.