"The Tascam High Resolution 8-Channel Field Audio Recorder offers 8 tracks of the highest quality recording, yet it's built for the rigors of location recording with reliable solid-state performance. It is built for location television and film production audio, with eight microphone inputs for big shoots or reality programs. The standard XLR microphone inputs include phantom power and analog limiting, with Mic & Line level trims controlled from recessed front-panel controls. In addition to the eight individual tracks, a stereo mixdown can be recorded for instant use.Audio is recorded at up to 192kHz/24-bit WAV format to a pair of Compact Flash cards. This solid state media is completely reliable with no moving parts and you can record to both cards simultaneously for extra security (card-mirroring). The Broadcast WAV files include iXML metadata for quick import into nearly any video or audio editing system, either via the USB 2.0 connection or a standard card reader. For multi-microphone music or surround effects recording, it includes Mid-Side decoding - either recorded to the track or only for monitoring & playback. Microphone gain settings can be ganged together for input level control or fades and inputs automatically mute when the gain is moved to its minimum setting. This Recorder offers several options for power. It runs on either NP batteries or AA, an included AC adapter, external DC input or a V-mount adapter for Endura batteries. An internal|Dual Compact Flash recording media supports backup and mirroring|Long battery life through low power usage|Easy to read and operate using pivoting TFT Color Touch Panel interface|All-aluminum chassis is rugged yet lightweight|8-track recording plus stereo mix for a total of 10-track recording|8-track recording at up to 96kHz/24-bit|4-track recording at 192kHz/24-bit|Broadcast WAV (BWF) support with iXML metadata|Take renaming function|Up to 5-second pre-record buffer|Internal microphone for slate recording|Limiter and low-cut filter per track|Mid-side microphone decoding - either during recording or on monitor/playback only|Trim ganging for multi-channel/multi-microphone input level control (both MIC and LINE level inputs)|Minimum input gain setting mutes input|Auto or manual cue points|Alert signal to headphone output|Retake function|Panel lockout function to prevent accidental transport switching"