Field Memory Recorder (Chapter 5: Recording/playback)
About recording system
The FR-2LE uses the FAT32 (File Allocation Table 32) file system and supports the most
common BWF (Broadcast Wave File) and MP3 (MPEG-1 Audio Layer3) file formats.
You can make recording in stereo (L/R). The FR-2LE uses the "1 take - 1 file" system.
With this system, Each time you make recording, a BWF or MP3 file is automatically
created and a pair of L and R audio signals is stored to it. A BWF file created in the
"BWFF" folder, while an MP3 is created in the "MP3F" folder (see the figure below).
Note that you cannot make additional recording or overwriting to an existing file.
By connecting the FR-2LE to your personal computer, you can transfer an audio file
recorded by the FR-2LE to the personal computer, and vice versa. Therefore, you can
copy an audio file recorded by the FR-2LE to a personal computer's hard disk drive or
export it to a computer application such as Digidesign Pro Tools.
The table below shows the approximate recording time for each recording format on a
Note that actual recording time may be slightly different depending on card manufac-
44.1kHz / 16bit, BWF file mode
44.1kHz / 24bit, BWF file mode
48kHz / 16bit, BWF file mode
48kHz / 24bit, BWF file mode
Maximum recording time
Approx. 96 minutes
Approx. 64 minutes
Approx. 90 minutes
Approx. 60 minutes
88.2kHz / 24bit, BWF file mode
96kHz / 24bit, BWF file mode
PM3 / 192kbps, Compressed file mode
Approx. 32 minutes
Approx. 30 minutes
Approx. 670 minutes