As noone else has mentioned it, Minidisc.org had a link to a very
interesting product today -- a cheap ($150 or so?) accessory for HiMD that
is a multi-format card reader that can rip CF cards and store the data on
HiMD decks -- and it's battery powered.
For me the first thought was, record on 722 (or other CF recorder), then
backup every night to HiMD with its 1 GB capacity purely as a data medium
hopefully as robust and reliable as MD is now. Could be a time consuming
operation, but paired with a pocket full of 1 GB CF cards and a habit of
offloading to MD every night... and still getting 24/96 (or what have you)
recording with full-speed USB uploading from the HiMD data area!
This all assuming the thing lets you treat .WAV files as simple data...
PS see link off minidisc.org homepage -- the translation link is too long!
>From Tue Mar 8 18:27:51 2005
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 22:24:55 -0700
From: "Martyn Stewart" <>
Subject: RE: Addonics MFR
Bloody hell, when does this all stop!!!!!!
Spoilt for choice or what!!
I do like the HiMD option and I will hope and pray there will be an update
for the Portadisk, if not maybe the 722 will go a long way? Decisions,
Bird and Animal Sounds Digitally Recorded at:
Redmond. Washington. USA
Make every Garden a wildlife Habitat!
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 10:06 PM
Subject: [Nature Recordists] Addonics MFR
If you like the idea behind Sony's CF to Hi-MD gadget, then check out
the Addonics MFR DVD writer.=20
The MFR reads 10 different flash card formats; writes up to 4.7GB of
data to DVDs in four formats (+R/RW, -R/RW); uses USB 2.0 to connect
to PC or Mac; and has a battery pack that lasts about 2.5 hours. The
device, including battery, measures 8 x 6 x 1.5 inches and weighs 1.5
lb. The MFR can span discs if there's not enough room to fit the
entire file on the disc in the machine.
The MFR can play back audio cds and MP3 files directly. Don't know
for sure about WAV files.
Price is about $325. DVD-R discs cost about $1 each these days.
Read more at
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Loudspeakers are not birds,
A listening room is not nature."
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