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Re: Fostex FR2LE auto file-splitting?

Subject: Re: Fostex FR2LE auto file-splitting?
From: "Rob Danielson" danielson_audio
Date: Sun Jun 7, 2009 9:36 am ((PDT))
Hi David--
Oryoki produced a list of recorders that keep writing that's in the
list archive somewhere. Its a short list. I should get that info on
the recorderlist.

One possible work-around is to record in split stereo mode--
producing two mono tracks. Might not be an option with the Fostex,
but worth checking. In this mode, 44.1K/16bit would give you over six
hours. The 2GB limit is in the .wav or aiff format. SDII and some
other audio formats don't have it.

Challenges of long duration recording tends to reveal recorder design
flaws a little like quiet locations tend to foreground mic and pre
flaws.  There are quite a few "gotchas" that can crop up, even with
Sound Devices recorders as we've discovered. Rob D.

   =3D =3D =3D =3D

At 3:10 PM +0000 6/7/09, David Michael wrote:
>I had forgotten about this limit. Upon reexamining the FR2LE, there
>is no option to turn this max file size feature off. So the
>implication is that it records until it hits 2 or 4 GB and then
>justv stops.
>It would be dreamy if it just closed the file and kept on going with
>a new file... if not, I would have to conclude that this would be a
>tremendous design flaw in the software. I will set it to start
>recording and see what happens when the limit is reached, though the
>language in the manual is pretty clear about its behavior.
>--- In
>Marinos Koutsomichalis <> wrote:
>>  you should bare in mind that there is a file size limitation for
>>  standard aif and wav files..
>>  I think it' s 2Gb or sth
>>  so there might be the chance that if you reach this limit your FOSTEX
>>  will probably automatically create another file to continue
>>  at least that' s what happened to me once using the EDIROL R-4


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