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Thread #162454   Message #3866616
Posted By: Bonzo3legs
17-Jul-17 - 11:40 AM
Thread Name: Tech: Field Recording
Subject: RE: Tech: Field Recording
punkfolkrocker - My Sony RH1 Hi-MD has PCM recording which is lossless. The Hi-MD 1gb data minidiscs ( now rare as hens' teeth!!)allow approx 94-95 minutes recording on PCM setting compared with over 7 hours at normal SP setting.

These machines cost around 250 when new 12 years ago - can now be had on ebay for more than twice that! The downside of this machine is the annoying Sony software required for transfer of recorded files to PC. Sony stopped support for this softwar years ago, and now needs a special upgraded version to run in Windows 7, which is not compatible with Windows 10.

I believe there is some freeware available which can read and transfer HI-MD files.