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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #45 on: June 10, 2016, 09:06:12 PM »
There's mostly Sankisk on that list. I found this other list, which seems to have more options. Who knows when was the last time Tascam renewed that list

http://www.mymemory.com/compatible-memory/Multitrack_Recorders/Tascam/Tascam+DR+70D_Memory_Cards

And I did buy the Lexars from B&H, they recommended it themselves.

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #46 on: June 10, 2016, 10:14:05 PM »
There's mostly Sankisk on that list. I found this other list, which seems to have more options. Who knows when was the last time Tascam renewed that list

http://www.mymemory.com/compatible-memory/Multitrack_Recorders/Tascam/Tascam+DR+70D_Memory_Cards

And I did buy the Lexars from B&H, they recommended it themselves.

We know then they last revised the list: 2015-10-06.  http://tascam.com/product/dr-70d/downloads/

And we know that they (more precisely TEAC Japan) tested these cards themselves with this recorder. 

In contrast, the list from the memory dealer you linked means absolutely nothing.  It is simply a list of currently available SDHC cards which they sell.  "Compatible with" means it's the correct card type and capacity; that's all.  They haven't tested any of those cards with the 70D.

B&H may very well be recommending a card that works fine.  I hope it works out for you.
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #47 on: June 11, 2016, 05:34:35 AM »
There's mostly Sankisk on that list. I found this other list, which seems to have more options. Who knows when was the last time Tascam renewed that list

http://www.mymemory.com/compatible-memory/Multitrack_Recorders/Tascam/Tascam+DR+70D_Memory_Cards

And I did buy the Lexars from B&H, they recommended it themselves.

We know then they last revised the list: 2015-10-06.  http://tascam.com/product/dr-70d/downloads/

And we know that they (more precisely TEAC Japan) tested these cards themselves with this recorder. 

In contrast, the list from the memory dealer you linked means absolutely nothing.  It is simply a list of currently available SDHC cards which they sell.  "Compatible with" means it's the correct card type and capacity; that's all.  They haven't tested any of those cards with the 70D.

B&H may very well be recommending a card that works fine.  I hope it works out for you.

Also, those prices are high too! They have a 32gb SanDisk Extreme Pro[on Tascams Approved 70d list] listed for almost $37! You can get a 64gb SanDisk Extreme Pro SD card CHEAPER than that directly from SanDisk on Amazon ;) Here's a link to the SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Cards[the link below is for the 64gb version, which I have successfully ran on my 70d's for MANY hours and highly recommend]!

64gb SanDisk Extreme Pro SD Card
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007NDL54C/ref=twister_B009RVUYAY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

And just for reference, the 32gb card that is only $23, compared to the $37 listed on your link ;)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007NDL56A/ref=twister_B009RVUYAY?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

I would def stick with the SanDisk Extreme/Extreme Pro[the model #SDSDXPA-016/32/64/128G SD cards on Amazon/etc] or something on Tascam's "Approved" card list that I posted again for you below, and buy directly from SanDisk on Amazon to avoid getting fake cards! As always, YMMV :) Anyway, here's the link for the Tascam 70D Approved card list again, that Voltronic posted above!
http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/867/dr-70d_tested_media_list_20151006.pdf

I have PNY Elite SD Cards[32gb + 64gb] that I also got on Amazon, but early in 2015, directly from PNY, and have had flawless success with those as well, plus they're a little cheaper than the SanDisk Extreme Pro's. But since the 70d is such a steal price-wise, I figured that I would get the more expensive SanDisk Extreme Pro 64gb SD card[since its the best/fastest sd card on Tascams "approved" list for the 70d, which Voltronic has posted above] after needing a 2nd 64gb SD card for my new to me 2nd 70d, after buying a FAKE PNY Elite SD card from eBay a few months ago when I got my 2nd 70d! But I feel that if I went with another PNY Elite from Amazon again instead of using eBay, that my 70d's would probably work great with it. However, I didn't want to deal with yet another card that didn't work with my 70d's since the fake PNY Elite from ebay didn't work at all[kept getting "Write Timeout" errors], so I went with the SanDisk Extreme Pro because it was 100% verified to work with the 70d, since it was on Tascams Approved card list. So the extra $$ for the SanDisk Extreme Pro over the PNY Elite was well worth it to me! And the SanDisk Extreme Pro works great with BOTH of my 70d's[I tested it in both for MANY hours lol], so now I don't have to stress out while I'm recording and worry about running a non-approved SD card in my newest 70d and worrying if it would have a "Write Timeout" error or not. So the extra $$ was sooooo worth it to me ;D That said, the SanDisk Extreme Pro has been great and worked flawlessly so far, so I would buy another one of those in a SECOND over the cheaper PNY Elite ;)
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #48 on: June 11, 2016, 12:26:29 PM »
I picked up a 10,000 mAh Anker battery and it ran for over 24 hours of recording. These were split into 5 hour recording sessions because that filled up my card, and it wasn't powering any phantom mics, but I was still very surprised at how well it did. The battery fits fairly well under the recorder, and since my plan is to sometimes use this under a camera on a tripod, it's about the perfect size.  Just my two cents!

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #49 on: June 12, 2016, 05:02:17 PM »
+T Nice work :)
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #50 on: June 14, 2016, 10:46:06 AM »
On the European Tascam website you can download firmware v1.14: http://www.tascam.eu/en/downloads/current/DR-70D
for the DR-70 whereas on tascam.com the latest firmware is v1.13.: http://tascam.com/product/dr-70d/downloads/
That's odd.
I installed v1.14. No problems so far.

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #51 on: June 14, 2016, 12:50:43 PM »
Sonus,

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #52 on: June 15, 2016, 06:14:48 AM »
On the European Tascam website you can download firmware v1.14: http://www.tascam.eu/en/downloads/current/DR-70D
for the DR-70 whereas on tascam.com the latest firmware is v1.13.: http://tascam.com/product/dr-70d/downloads/
That's odd.
I installed v1.14. No problems so far.

Thanks for the update.  I'm going to wait to update the FAQ until the USA page has 1.14 as well.  Not sure why they would only have this on the EU site right now, but the two sites have never been all that consistent before.

Here's the list of changes from the release notes:
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V1.14 fixes

When a file was deleted from the BROWSE screen, INVALID NAME or another message would
   sometimes appear. This has been fixed.
When the HOLD switch had been used to engage the hold function, if the power source was
   switched from USB bus power to the batteries in the unit, the remaining battery charge
   indicator would not update. This has been fixed.
Sometimes when the record button was pressed, the REC indicator would light but recording
   would not start. This has been fixed.
The start up time after the power is turned on has been shortened.
Operation stability has been improved.
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #53 on: June 15, 2016, 08:35:33 AM »
Another vote for only using recommended cards with this recorder.
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #54 on: June 15, 2016, 11:18:19 AM »
On the European Tascam website you can download firmware v1.14: http://www.tascam.eu/en/downloads/current/DR-70D
for the DR-70 whereas on tascam.com the latest firmware is v1.13.: http://tascam.com/product/dr-70d/downloads/
That's odd.
I installed v1.14. No problems so far.

From the release notes.
V1.14 fixes


  • When the HOLD switch had been used to engage the hold function, if the power source was
       switched from USB bus power to the batteries in the unit, the remaining battery charge
       indicator would not update. This has been fixed.
    
  • Sometimes when the record button was pressed, the REC indicator would light but recording
       would not start. This has been fixed.
  • The start up time after the power is turned on has been shortened.
  • Operation stability has been improved.

I had noticed the record button issue but thought it was operator error. I will be upgrading today.
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #55 on: June 17, 2016, 02:45:59 AM »
Another vote for using ONLY cards from the approved list! That Panasonic 32 is cool. I got one and it's just dandy.

Also, I just wanna say "out loud" as a last-time Tascam customer: HOW THE HELL DO YOU MESS THIS UP?
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    Operation stability has been improved.

Well, at least my unsaleable deck is becoming marginally more useful as they work out the bugs in this "paid beta" stage. Grrr. :o :( >:D :o
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #56 on: June 17, 2016, 07:18:41 PM »
I know this likely belongs in the post processing forum but I'm hoping I'll get a faster response here. I recorded 3 channel earlier today (first time) with the DR-70D and ended up with two separate files, TASCAM_0186S12.wav and TASCAM_0186S34.wav.

1.  What setting did I have incorrect?
2.  Can I combine the third track with tracks 1 and 2 using SoundForge Pro (mac)?
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #57 on: June 17, 2016, 07:49:48 PM »
I know this likely belongs in the post processing forum but I'm hoping I'll get a faster response here. I recorded 3 channel earlier today (first time) with the DR-70D and ended up with two separate files, TASCAM_0186S12.wav and TASCAM_0186S34.wav.

1.  What setting did I have incorrect?
2.  Can I combine the third track with tracks 1 and 2 using SoundForge Pro (mac)?

Sounds like you wanted to record 3 mono files - instead you have 2 stereo tracks - with one silent channel.

So in the menu. change settings to - RECORD > FILE TYPE > MONO.

Then - with the unused channel BASIC > RECORD > OFF

That will yield 3 mono files. Pan and mix in post.

You can still use the third channel - probably just copy and paste the signal to the blank channel.

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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #58 on: June 17, 2016, 08:35:48 PM »
You can still use the third channel - probably just copy and paste the signal to the blank channel.

The other way is to get rid of the half of the file you don't need.  I'm not sure about SoundForge, but in many programs there's also a function to split a stereo track into two center-panned mono tracks. 

This is very simple in Audacity:

1. Open your unintentional-stereo file in Audacity.
2. On the track name, click the down arrow and select Split Stereo to Mono.
3. Click the X to remove the track with silence.
4. File > Export.

If your Channel 1/2 track was also supposed to be two center-panned mono tracks, you do the first 2 steps the same but then:

3. Click one of the tracks in the header area (under the level and pan controls) to highlight that entire track.
4. File > Export Selection.
5. Repeat 3 and 4 for second track.
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Re: Tascam DR-70D 4-channel audio recorder (Part 7)
« Reply #59 on: June 18, 2016, 02:13:27 PM »
Hi m0k3. You may ask. I'm located in Germany.

 

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