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PD-20 2ch MO Disc Recorder/Editor
This product has been discontinued.
Features | Specifications

The Otari PD-20 is an 2-channel magneto-optical disc recorder/editor suitable for film/video post-production environments, theaters, and TV/radio broadcast studios. Although the PD-20 can provide basic recorder/editor functions without adding any assisting devices, by connecting the optional CB-170 remote controller and a VGA video monitor connected to the PD-20, the operator can access all the functions of the PD-20.

  • Two record/playback tracks and two playback tracks.
  • Users can perform both assemble recording and insert punch-in/out recording in a simple and intuitive way just as with tape machines but with greater accuracy and flexibility.
  • Flexible scroll operation in the track and list windows.
  • 16 levels of undo/redo.
  • Optional, dedicated full-function remote control unit CB-170 is available.
  • On screen easy system setup.
  • Sampling frequencies: 48 kHz, 47.952 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 44.056 kHz, 32 kHz
  • External sync clock sources: VIDEO, DIGITAL IN, WORD.
  • Automated Punch In/Out
  • Fade in/out at each edit point
  • 100 locate points and 5 direct locate keys. All locate points can be named.
  • 2-channel LED peak meter (20 dots + OVER) with peak hold.
  • Event manipulations available: Move, Copy, Cut, Erase, Slip, Delete, Gate, Split, Merge and parameter adjustments (Event In, Event Out, Sync Offset, Fade In, Fade Out, Level).
  • Project manipulations: Copy, Delete, Start Time.
  • Library cue manipulations: Move, Copy, Delete, parameter adjustments.
  • Waveform indication on audio events in the track display.
  • Shuttle, Jog and ±12.5% pitch control in Record or Play.
  • Offline DSP processing: time compression/expansion, pitch shift and reverse.
  • Two external remote control terminals, GP I/O and serial I/O, are provided as standard.
  • Message Output: At a preset time in a program (or project), a message signal is supplied from the GP I/O.
  • Additional disk drive connected to the SCSI interface can be used as a library.
  • Headphone output terminals on both the main unit and remote control unit.
  • Integrated timecode reader/generator
  • Chase synchronization (LTC, VITC) without the need for any optional boards.
  • Programmed playback feature suitable for broadcasting
  • Quick play feature suitable for theatres and halls.
  • Time Advanced Record feature: Starts recording a few seconds before the button operation.