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TASCAM Unveils BD-R2000 Blu-ray Video Recorder

TASCAM announced its new BD-R2000 high-definition video recorder, which captures to internal hard drive and solid-state media as well as Blu-ray and DVD discs.

According to company representative, the BD-R2000 will be available in Q1 2011 for $2,199.

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Unedited press release follows:


New Recorder Records to Hard Drive, DVD, Blu Ray

San Francisco, CA – AES Booth 909 (November 5, 2010): TASCAM has introduced the BD-R2000 high-definition video recorder, which captures to internal hard drive, solid-state media, DVD or Blu-ray™ discs. The multi-format recorder can store video on the hard drive, perform simple edits and author a disc menu before burning to standard DVD-Video or Blu-ray format. It supports video input from DV/HDV cameras (4-pin FireWire) and S-Video, or video files stored to USB 2.0 or SD/SDHC card. With support for several video, audio and still image formats, the BD-R2000 is an ideal fit for schools, house of worship, boardroom and other high-end installations.

The disc authoring system of the BD-R2000 improves on the shortcomings of competing disc-recording systems. Disc playback is seamless, avoiding the pause between scenes often encountered on other solutions. Scenes can be trimmed, separated and arranged on a menu before committing to a blank disc. One-touch dubbing allows an entire DVD or Blu-ray disc, USB drive or SD/SDHC card to be stored on the hard drive, then burned to Blu-ray disc at up to 32x speed.

With so many storage formats to choose from, TASCAM’s BD-R2000 is the ultimate video recorder.

Media Features:

* HDD / Blu-ray™ / DVD Recorder
* 500GB internal hard drive
* BD-R drive records: BD-R (SL/DL), BD-RE (SL/DL), DVD-R (SL/DL), DVD-RW
* BD-R drive plays: BD-Video, BD-R (SL/DL), BD-RE (SL/DL), DVD-R (SL/DL), DVD-RW, DVD-RAM, DVD+R (SL/DL), DVD+RW
* Recording formats: BDAV, BDMV (HDMV), DVD-Video, DVD-VR, JPEG
* DV and HDV video recording via 4-pin iLINK input
* Recording modes: MPEG-2 TS, H.264 (MPEG-4 AVC), MPEG-2 PS, Dolby Digital (audio), Linear PCM (audio)
* SD/SDHC card slot for recording/playback
* Tray lock during recording
* Playback resume
* Edit features: Create playlist, divide, delete, name disc, author DVD or Blu-ray disc and menu, photo slideshow

Input/Output Features:

* HDMI out (version 1.3a)
* Composite (BNC), component (BNC) and S-Video analog video output
* S-Video, composite video input
* Optical digital output
* 4-pin iLINK (DV or HDV) and USB 2.0 input
* RS-232C serial control port
* Wireless remote control
* 19″ (W) x 3.46″ (H) x 13.81″ (D), 11.2 lbs

TASCAM is the professional audio division of TEAC Corporation and produces the most comprehensive line of audio recorders, mixers and related equipment in the pro audio industry. TASCAM has offices in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Germany, Japan, Mexico and Latin America.