DS-30

Olympus DS-30 manual

DS-30

User manual for the Olympus DS-30 in English. This PDF manual has 87 pages.

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DIGITAL VOICE RECORDER DS-50 DS-40 DS-30 INSTRUCTIONS EN INSTRUCTIONS ES Thank you for purchasing an Olympus Digital Voice Recorder. Please read these instructions for information about using the product correctly and safely. Keep the instructions handy for future reference. To ensure successful recordings, we recommend that you test the record function and volume before use.
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2 Introduction ● The contents of this document may be changed in the future without advanced notice. Contact our Customer Support Center for the latest information relating to product names and model numbers. ● The utmost care has been taken to ensure the integrity of the contents of this document. In the unlikely event that a questionable item, error, or omission is found, please contact our Customer Support Center. ● Any liability for passive damages or damage of any kind occurred due to data loss incurred by a defect of the product, repair performed by the third party other than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service station, or any other reasons is excluded from the Olympus’s liability. Trademarks IBM and PC/AT are the trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation. Microsoft, Windows and Windows Media are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. The product was developed based on noise-canceling technology under license from NEC Corporation. IBM ViaVoice and Dragon NaturallySpeaking are the trademarks or registered trademarks of Nuance Communications Inc. Other product and brand names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Introduction
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3 INDEX 1 2 6 8 10 3 5 7 9 12 11 Table of Contents Safe and Proper Usage 4 Getting Started About Recording About Playback Erase and other functions Display and Sound Functions Menu Setting Using the Recorder on Your PC Managing Files on Your PC DSS Player Expanded Functions Importing Content for Listening on the Recorder Other Practical Use Methods Other Information P9 P23 P34 P47 P55 P60 P65 P76 P77 P79 P80 P81 P4 P6 INDEX DS-50 INDEX DS-50
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4 Table of Contents Introduction ............................................... 2 INDEX ...................................................... 3 Table of Contents ...................................... 4 Safe and Proper Usage ............................ 6 General Precautions ................................. 7 1 Getting Started Main Features .......................................... 9 Identification of Parts .............................. 11 Inserting Batteries ................................... 13 Using the AC Adapter ............................. 14 Power Supply ......................................... 15 HOLD ..................................................... 16 Setting Time/Date (Time&Date) .............. 17 Notes on the Folders .............................. 19 2 About Recording Before recording ..................................... 23 Recording ............................................... 25 Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) ............................................. 28 Recording Modes (Rec Mode) ................ 30 Microphone Sensitivity ............................ 31 Set the Low Cut Filter (LowCut Filter) ..... 32 3 About Playback Playing ................................................... 34 Select Play Mode (Play Mode) ................ 39 How to begin segment repeat playback .. 41 Noise Cancel Function (Noise Cancel) ... 43 Set the Voice Filter (Voice Filter) ............. 45 4 Erase and other functions Erasing ................................................... 47 Index Marks and Temp Marks ................. 50 Formatting the Recorder (Format) .......... 52 5 Display and Sound Functions LCD Display Information ......................... 55 Guidance (Voice Guide).......................... 57 6 Menu Setting Menu Setting Method ............................. 60 Menu List ................................................ 62
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5 7 Using the Recorder on Your PC Saving Files in Your PC .......................... 65 Using DSS Player Software .................... 67 Installing Software .................................. 69 Using Online Help ................................... 72 Connecting to Your PC ........................... 73 Running DSS Player ............................... 75 8 Managing Files onYour PC Copying Voice Guide Data ...................... 76 9 DSS Player Expanded Functions Upgrade Function ................................... 77 10 Importing Content for Listening on the Recorder Importing Content for Listening on the Recorder .......................................... 79 11 Other Practical Use Methods Using as External Memory of the Computer .................................. 80 12 Other Information Alarm Message List ................................ 81 Troubleshooting ...................................... 82 Accessories (optional) ............................ 84 Specifications ......................................... 85 Technical Assistance and Support .......... 86 Table of Contents
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6 Safe and Proper Usage Before using your new recorder, read this manual carefully to ensure that you know how to operate it safely and correctly. Keep this manual in an easily accessible location for future reference. • The warning symbols indicate important safety related information. To protect yourself and others from personal injury or damage to property, it is essential that you always read the warnings and information provided. Recording from External Microphone or Other Devices .................................. 34 Timer Recording (Timer Rec) .................. 36 Set Skip Space (Skip Space) .................. 46 Changing the Playback Speed (Play Speed) ....48 Alarm Playback Function (Alarm)............ 59 Locking Files (Lock) ................................ 68 Changing Folder Names (Folder Name) ........... 70 Rearranging files (File Move) .................... 72 Changing the USB Class (USB Class) ....... 77 Changing Power Save (Power Save)...... 78 Changing External Input Setting (Ext. Input) ... 79 Viewing system information (System Info.) .... 81 Backlight (Backlight) .............................. 84 LED(LED) ............................................... 85 LCD Contrast Adjustment (Contrast) ............ 86 System Sounds (Beep) ........................... 90 Uninstalling Software ............................ 103 Window Names (DSS Player) .................. 108 Download Voice Files from the Recorder .. 109 Play a Voice File ....................................111 Upload Voice Files to the Recorder ....... 112 Send Voice Files with E-mail ................. 114 Changing User ID ................................. 114 Changing a Folder Name ...................... 115 Editing File Comments.......................... 115 Editing a Template ................................ 116 USB Microphone/USB Speaker ............ 118 Using Voice Recognition Software ........ 122 Joining Files ......................................... 130 Splitting Files ........................................ 132 Menu Setting of this Recorder .............. 134 Using Windows Media Player ............... 136 Window Names (Windows Media Player) ................ 137 Copying Music from CD ........................ 138 Transferring Music File to the Recorder.... 139 Importing Podcast Content ................... 142 Loading Audible Content ....................... 146 Transferring Audible Content ................ 149 Enjoy Audible Content with the Recorder ... 151 Using the Online Manual When you install the DSS Player on your PC from the CD-ROM, you can use an online expanded version of this instruction manual, allowing you to learn more about the digital voice recorder. If the DSS Player is installed, click on the [Start] button, select [All Programs], then [OLYMPUS DSS Player], then click on [DS-50/40/30 ONLINE INSTRUCTIONS]. You can read more about the items listed below.
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7 General Precautions ● Do not leave the recorder in hot, humid locations such as inside a closed automobile under direct sunlight or on the beach in the summer. ● Do not store the recorder in places exposed to excessive moisture or dust. ● Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol and lacquer thinner to clean the unit. ● Do not place the recorder on top of or near electric appliances such as TVs or refrigerators. ● Avoid recording or playing back near cellular phones or other wireless equipment, as they may cause interference and noise. If you experience noise, move to another place, or move the recorder further away from such equipment. ● Avoid sand or dirt. These can cause irreparable damage. ● Avoid strong vibrations or shocks. ● Do not disassemble, repair or modify the unit yourself. ● Do not operate the unit while operating a vehicle (such as a bicycle, motorcycle, or go-cart). ● Keep the unit out of the reach of children. <Warning regarding data loss> Recorded content in memory may be destroyed or erased by operating mistakes, unit malfunction, or during repair work. It is recommended to back up and save important content to other media such as a computer hard disk. Any liability for passive damages or damage of any kind occurred due to data loss incurred by a defect of the product, repair performed by the third party other than Olympus or an Olympus authorized service station, or any other reasons is excluded from the Olympus’s liability.
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8 General Precautions AC Adapter Warning • Do not attempt to disassemble, repair or modify the AC adapter in any way. • Keep foreign objects including water, metal, or flammable substances from getting inside the product. • Do not moisten the AC adapter or touch it with a wet hand. • Do not use the AC adapter in the vicinity of flammable gas (including gasoline, benzine and lacquer thinner). In case • ... the internal parts of the AC adapter are exposed because it has been dropped or otherwise damaged: • ... the AC adapter is dropped in water, or if water, metal flammable substances or other foreign objects get inside it: • ... you notice anything unusual when using the AC adapter such as abnormal noise, heat, smoke, or a burning odor: 1 do not touch any of the exposed parts; 2 immediately disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet, and; 3 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for servicing. Continued use of the AC adapter under these circumstances could result in electric shock, fire or injury. Plus The “DSS Player” can be upgraded to “DSS Player Plus”, which is equipped with enhanced functionality (paid option). (☞P77) Batteries Warning • Batteries should never be exposed to flame, heated, short-circuited or disassembled. • Do not attempt to recharge alkaline, lithium or any other non-rechargeable batteries. • Never use any battery with a torn or cracked outer cover. • Keep batteries out of the reach of children. • If you notice anything unusual when using this product such as abnormal noise, heat, smoke, or a burning odor: 1 remove the batteries immediately while being careful not to burn yourself, and; 2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for service.
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9 1 This product is equipped with the following features. Main Features Main Features ● This “IC recorder” is optimally suited for playing back audio recordings, such as conferences or business scenes, language studies,Podcasts,andotheraudiblecontent. The recorder stores highly compressed WMA (Windows Media Audio) format voice messages in integrated flash memory. (☞ P79) It can also play back WMA and MP3 (MPEG-1/MPEG-2Audio Layer-3) format files. (☞ P34, 65) ● A exclusive remote control (supplied with the DS-50 only) can be attached to the recorder to control recording and stop operations. (☞ P24) ● It uses a removable stereo microphone. (☞ P23) • The stereo microphone can be removed when it is not necessary during playback, offering excellent portability. • If the stereo microphone is removed and attached to the exclusive remote control, it can be used as a remotely controlled stereo microphone. • Even if the stereo microphone is removed, the unit uses a built-in monaural microphone for recording. ● Several recording modes can be selected including stereo recording modes ST XQ (Stereo Extra High Quality Sound Recording) or ST HQ (Stereo High Quality Recording), and three types of monaural recording modes including HQ (High Quality), SP (Standard Recording), and LP (Long-tern Recording). (☞ P30) Recording time DS-50 (1GB) ST XQ mode: 17hours30minutes ST HQ mode: 35hours10minutes HQ mode: 70hours20minutes SP mode: 138hours30minutes LP mode: 275hours20minutes DS-40 (512MB) ST XQ mode: 8hours40minutes ST HQ mode: 17hours20minutes HQ mode: 34hours45minutes SP mode: 68hours30minutes LP mode: 136hours15minutes DS-30 (256MB) ST XQ mode: 4hours10minutes ST HQ mode: 8hours30minutes HQ mode: 17hours00minutes SP mode: 33hours30minutes LP mode: 66hours40minutes Available recording time may be shorter if many short recordings are made. (The displayed available recording time and recorded time are approximate indications.) Maximum recording time per file ST XQ mode: 26hours40minutes ST HQ mode: 26hours40minutes HQ mode: 26hours40minutes SP mode: 53hours40minutes LP mode: 148hours40minutes A maximum recording time per file is set for each mode. Even if the recorder’s memory is not used up, recording cannot be continued beyond the limit. ● This recorder is compatible with USB 2.0, enabling fast data transfer to a computer. 1 Getting Started
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10 1 Main Features Main Features ● ThisUSBstorageclasssupportrecordercan be utilized as external memory to read and save the data. (☞ P80) • By connecting the computer with the USB, pictures, text data, etc. can be saved, and utilized to carry data. ● It uses a high-contrast monochrome LCD (liquid crystal display) panel with a backlight with a background color whiter than conventional Olympus models. ● The guidance feature (in English and other languages) gives audio notification of operating conditions. It ensures seamless operation of various complex functions. (☞ P57) ● You may assign your own names to folders. ● It has a built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) function.(☞ P28) ● Timer Rec and Alarm features enable automatic recording and playing at a set time. ● The LowCut Filter minimizes air conditioner noise and other similar noises while recording.(☞ P32) ● Index mark and temp mark features allow you to quickly find desired locations. (☞ P50) ● The playback speed can be controlled as preferred. ● It features various repeat functions. (☞ P39,41) ● A Noise Cancel Function (☞P43) and a Voice Filter Function (☞P45) cut noise and enable clear audio playback. ● Fast forward and rewind are possible at set intervals. ● Comes with DSS Player software.(☞ P65) • If you transfer voice files recorded with the recorder to a PC, you can easily play back, organize, and edit the files. • If you connect the recorder to a computer, you can use it as a USB microphone or USB speaker. ● The “DSS Player” can be upgraded to a “DSS Player Plus”, which is equipped with a enhanced functionality (Option). (☞ P77) • If a commercial voice recognition software is utilized, the recorded voice file can be converted to characters automatically. • In addition to the “DSS Player” functions, joining and splitting of the files and configuring the menu settings of this recorder, etc. can be performed. ● It is compatible with Podcasting. • If favorite Internet radio-station URLs are registered in the DSS Player, the latest broadcasting content will be received automatically. Press the Podcast button on the recorder to quickly listen to the program (file) transferred from the DSS Player to the recorder. ● Compatible with Audible broadcasting.
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11 1 Identification of Parts Identification of Parts e = - ) q w ^ % $ & * ( 1 3 4 5 # ! 0 @ 6 7 8 2 9 # FOLDER/ button $ VOLUME (+) button % 9(Fast Forward) button ^ VOLUME (-) button & 0(Rewind) button * OK/MENU button ( ERASE button ) EAR (Earphone) jack - MIC SENSE(Microphone Sensitivity) switch = PC (USB) terminal q Battery cover w Power jack e Built-in speaker 1 Exclusive stereo microphone (ME53S) 2 MIC (Microphone) / REMOTE jack 3 Built-in monaural microphone 4 REC (Record) button 5 STOP button 6 PLAY button 7 DISPLAY/Podcast button 8 POWER/HOLD switch 9 Strap hole 0 Record/Play indicator light (LED) ! Display (LCD panel) @ LIST/INDEX button
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12 1 t r y r MIC (Microphone) jack t REC/STOP switch y Clip Identification of Parts 1 Folder name indicator 2 Erase lock indicator 3 Current file number 4 Play position bar indicator 5 Totalnumberofrecordedfilesinthefolder 6 Record mode indicator 7 Character information display 8 Icon display Noise Cancel indicator Voice Filter indicator F. Play indicator S. Play indicator VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator) indicator Microphone sensitivity indicator Battery indicator Timer indicator Alarm indicator Low Cut Filter indicator Play Mode indicator Remote Controller (RS29 supplied with the DS-50 only) Recording and stop operations can be performed by connecting the remote controller to the recorder. The remote controller can also be used as a remote controlled stereo microphone by connecting it to the exclusive stereo microphone (ME53S). Display (LCD Panel) Identification of Parts Display in the stereo recording mode Display in the playback mode
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13 1 Inserting Batteries Inserting Batteries 1Lightly press down on the arrow and slide the battery cover open. 2Insert two AAA alkaline batteries, observing the correct polarity. 3Close the battery cover completely by pressing to the direction A, then sliding to the direction B. 4Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction indicated by the arrow, and turn the power on. If the “hour” indicator flashes in the display, see “Setting Time/ Date (Time&Date)” (☞P17). Replacing batteries The battery indicator on the display changes as the batteries lose power. → → → When appears on the display, replace the batteries as soon as possible. When the battery is too weak, “Battery Low” appears on the display and the recorder shuts down. When changing batteries, AAA alkaline batteries or Olympus Ni-MH batteries (☞P14) are recommended. A A B B 1 2 3 4
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14 1 Notes • Be sure to stop the recorder before replacing the batteries. Unloading the batteries while the recorder is in use may corrupt the file. If you are recording into a file and the batteries run out, you will lose your currently recorded file because the file header will not be able to close. It is crucial to change the batteries once you see only one Hash mark in the battery icon. • If it takes longer than 1 minute to replace dead batteries, you may have to reset the time when you load fresh batteries (☞ P17). • Remove the batteries if you are not going to use the recorder for an extended period of time. Optional Ni-MH rechargeable batteries from Olympus can be used in the recorder. Use them with the BU-400 Olympus Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Charger (Europe only). (☞ P84) Ni-MH Rechargeable Battery Inserting Batteries/Using the AC Adapter Inserting Batteries Warning • Always stop recording before connection or disconnection. • When the AC adapter is not in use, disconnect the power supply plug from the power outlet. • Use only the correct power supply voltage as indicated on the adapter. • Do not use the AC adapter when connecting the recorder to the USB port. Using theACAdapter Plug the optional AC adapter (Olympus Model A321 or A322) into a household power outlet and connect the power plug to the recorder’s power connector (DC 3V). Always turn the recorder's power off or stop recording before connecting. If the AC adapter is plugged in while recording using batteries, it may not be possible to play back the voice data being recorded.
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15 1 Power Supply When the recorder is not being used, turn the power off to reduce battery consumption to a minimum. Even if the power is turned off, existing data, mode settings, and clock settings will be maintained. Turning On the Power While the recorder's power is off, slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction indicated by the arrow. The display will turn on, and, after “System Check”appears,thepowerwillbeturnedon. The resume function will bring the recorder back to the stop position in memory before power was turned off. Turning Off the Power Slide the POWER/HOLD switch in the direction indicated by the arrow for 0.5 seconds or longer. The display shuts off and the power will be turned off. The resume function remembers the stop position before the power is turned off. If the recorder is on and stops for 10 minutes or longer (default), the display shuts off and it goes into power save mode. You can set the time to enter power save mode from among “5 min,” “10 min,” “30 min,” “1 hour,” and “Off.” To exit power save, press any button. Power save mode Power Supply
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16 1 Set the recorder to HOLD mode Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the HOLD position. After “Hold” appears on the display, the recorder is set to HOLD mode. Exit HOLD mode Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the A position. HOLD If you bring the POWER/HOLD switch to the HOLD position, the current conditions will be preserved, and all buttons and switches will be disabled.This feature is useful when the recorder has to be carried in a bag or pocket. .................................................................................................................................................. Notes • If you press any button in HOLD mode, the clock display flashes for 2 seconds, but it will not operate the recorder. • If HOLD is applied during playback (recording), operation is disabled with the playback (recording) state unchanged. (When playback has ended and the recording has ended due to the remaining memory being used up, it will stop.) • Even if the recorder is in HOLD mode, operations using the remote control are still available. HOLD
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17 1 Setting Time/Date (Time&Date) If you set the date and time beforehand, the information when the file is recorded is automatically stored for each file. Setting the date and time beforehand enables easier file management. 1Press the 9 or 0 button to select the item to set. Select the item from “hour”, “minute”, “year” “month” and “day” with a flashing point. 2Press the + or – button to set. Follow the same steps by pressing the 9 or 0 button to select the next item, and press the + or – button to set. • You can choose between 12 and 24 hour display by pressing the DISPLAY button while setting the hour and minute. Example: 5:45 P.M. 5:45 PM ←→ 17:45 • You can choose the order of the year, month, day by pressing the DISPLAY button while setting them. Example: January 14, 2006 Setting Time/Date When you use the recorder for the first time after purchasing it, or turn the power on after having removed the batteries for one minute or longer to change them or for other purposes, the “Set Time & Date” message may appear. If the “Hour” indicator flashes, follow the steps below to set it. (Initial setting) 2 1 1M 14D 2006Y (Initial setting) 14D 1M 2006Y 2006Y 1M 14D
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18 1 1Press the + or – button in the menu screen, and select the “Time&Date”. See P60, 62 regarding the menu. 2Press the OK or 9 button. The Time/Date screen appears. The hour indicator flashes, indicating the start of the Time/Date setup process.The following steps are the same as Step 1 through Step 3 of “Setting Time/Date (Time&Date)” . (☞P17) 3Press the STOP button to close the menu. 3Press the OK button to complete the setup screen. The clock will start from the set date and time. Press the OK button according to the time signal. ........................................................................................................ Notes • If you press the OK button during the setup operation, the recorder will save the items that were set to that point. • After setup, a message will sound saying that If the guidance is not required, select “Off”, and the screen goes into “Voice Guide” setup (☞P57). If you don't want the guidance feature, select “Off”. Setting Time/Date (Time&Date) 3 3 2 1 Changing the Time/Date Press the STOP button while the recorder has stopped recording to check “Time & Date” and “Remain”. If the “Time & Date” is not correct, set it using the procedure below. Setting Time/Date
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19 1 Notes on the Folders There are a total of eight folders in the recorder that are in a tree format. Under the “Root” folder are “Folder A” through “Folder E”, “Audible” and “Music” folders, and recorded or transferred language and music data from a computer can be saved as “files”. “Folder A” through “Folder E” are voice-recording folders, so choose one of these five folders when recording on this recorder. Up to 200 files can be saved in each folder, and up to two layers can be created within the “Music” folders. “Audible” folder can be purchased from anAudible web site by using the “Audible Manager”, and files transferred to the recorder are saved in this folder (inACELP/MP3 format). A “Podcast” folder, for saving files distributed by Podcasting, is prepared in advance inside the “Music” folder. .................................................................................................................................................. Notes • Up to 128 folders can be created under the “Music” folder including “Music” and “Podcast”. • When using Windows Media Player 10, click [Start Sync] instead of setting the synchronization options. All the files will be transferred to the part A above. • It is not possible to create a folder in the “Audible” folder. First layer Second layer Folder File Save up to 200 files. Each folder in “Folder A” through “Folder E” can save up to 200 voice files. Notes on the Folders
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20 1 Notes on the Folders Notes on the Folders Selecting the Folders and Files List display The folders and files recorded in this recorder are displayed. File display Information of the selected file is displayed. Enters in playback standby mode. Upper (selected) folder Scroll bar (appears when the whole contents cannot be displayed) aUpper (selected) folder bName of the file Files with tag data Press the FOLDER button to switch folders Press the FOLDER button while the recorder is stopped. ➥Every time the Folder button is pressed, it cycles through “Folder A” through “Folder E” and the “Audible” “Music” folder, and it shows a list of files and folders recorded within each folder. When the “Audible” folder is opened, the recorder enters the Audible mode. Open the “Podcast” folder While the recorder is stopped, press the Podcast button for one second or longer. ➥If the “Podcast” folder under the “Music” folder is opened, a list of files and folders within the folder will appear. For “Podcast” please see Online manual.
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21 1 Notes on the Folders How to select a folder and file You can select a desired folder and file even without using the Folder button or the Podcast button. Selecting “Folder A” folder Selecting “DS500001” file If a folder or file is selected with the OK button, playback will begin. If a folder or file is selected with the OK button, playback will begin. Selecting “DS500003” file Selecting “Music” folder Selecting “Contents” folder Selecting “Chapter 1” folder Selecting “Contents01” file 9 or OK button: Opens the selected folder/file. 0 button:Returnstotheupperfolder. LIST button: Returns to the upper folderwhileinthelistdisplay,andreturns to the list display while in the file display. + or - button: Moves the cursor up and down. * Youcanalsostartplayingbackafilebypressing the Play button while a list of files is on display. Notes on the Folders Selecting “Chapter 3” The recorder switches to the Audible mode. Selecting “Audible” folder When the PLAY button is pressed, the recorder starts to play back a file from the Playback Position.
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22 1 Notes on the Folders DS50 0001.WMA Extension File number : A serial number automatically assigned by a Digital Voice Recorder. User ID : The name that has been set on the Digital Voice Recorder. The default name on the Digital Voice Recorder is “DS-50” , “DS-40” or “DS-30” . The user ID can be modified with DSS Player. File names will be automatically created for files recorded by this recorder. Notes on the Folders
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23 2 Before recording 2 About Recording This recorder offers a wide range of recording options by using the exclusive stereo microphone, built-in monaural microphone, and exclusive remote control (provided with the DS-50 only). Choose a recording method according to your need. Before recording Stereo recording using the exclusive stereo microphone Plug the exclusive stereo microphone into the recorder's MIC/ REMOTE jack for stereo recording in ST XQ and ST HQ modes and monaural recording in HQ, SP, and LP modes. Connect the exclusive stereo microphone to the recorder's MIC/REMOTE jack. Monaural recording with the built-in microphone Even if the exclusive stereo microphone is unplugged, recordings can be still made using the recorder's built-in microphone. Unplug the exclusive stereo microphone from the recorder. .......................................................................................................... Notes • If a recording is made in ST XQ and ST HQ modes while the exclusive stereo microphone is unplugged, it will be a monaural recording through the built-in microphone, and same audio will be recorded on both Left channel (Lch) and Right channel (Rch). • Stop the recorder before plugging in or unplugging a microphone.
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24 2 Before recording Before recording Use the remote control for operation Plug the exclusive remote control into the recorder's MIC/REMOTE jack to use the remote control to operate the recorder. Connect the exclusive remote control to the recorder's MIC/REMOTE jack. ➥Use the REC/STOP switch on the exclusive remote control to start and stop recording with the recorder's built-in microphone (☞ P25). .......................................................................................................... Notes • Even when the exclusive remote control is plugged in, the recorder's buttons are still usable. • Even when the recorder is in Hold mode (☞ P16), the exclusive remote control's REC/STOP switch is still usable. • When the switch of the exclusive remote control is set to STOP and the REC button on the recorder is pressed, the recorder starts recording with the microphone that has been connected to the exclusive remote control. Recording will not be made if a microphone is not connected to the exclusive remote control. Use it as a remotely controlled stereo microphone If the exclusive stereo microphone is removed from the recorder and plugged into the exclusive remote control's Mic jack, it can be used as a remotely controlled stereo microphone. Connect the exclusive stereo microphone to the exclusive remote control's Mic jack. ➥Use the REC/STOP switch on the exclusive remote control to start and stop recording on the recorder (☞P25). .......................................................................................................... Notes • Even when the exclusive remote control is plugged in, the recorder's buttons are still usable. • Turn the exclusive remote control's switch to Stop and press the recorder's REC button to start and stop recording using the remote-control stereo microphone.
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25 2 Recording 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder in which to make a recording. Every time the FOLDER button is pressed,folders will switch (☞ P20). 2Press the REC button to start recording. The record/play indicator light glows red. Turn the microphone in the direction of the source to be recorded. The display changes depending on the recording mode (☞P30). When the exclusive remote control is connected, the remote control's REC/STOP switch will work the same as the recorder's REC and STOP buttons. a Current recording mode b Recording elapsed time c Memory remaining indicator (E/F bar) (The bar indicates remaining memory) d Level meter (varies according to the sound volume being recorded) Every time the Display button is pressed while recording, “Recording elapsed time” and “Remaining recording time” cycles in the location indicated by b. 3Press the STOP button to stop recording. Display in the stereo recording mode Display in the monaural recording mode 3 2 Before starting recording, select a folder between Folder A to Folder E.These five folders can be selectively used to distinguish the kind of recording; for example, Folder A might be used to store private information, while Folder B might be dedicated to holding business information. Newly recorded audio will be saved as the last file in the selected folder. Recording 1
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26 2 Pause Press the REC button while recording. ➥“Rec Pause” will flash on the display. • The recorder will time out after 2 hours when left in “Rec Pause”. Resume Recording Press the REC button again. ➥Recording will resume at the point of interruption. Recording Recording Notes • If you select a folder other than A through E and press the REC button, an “Illegal Folder” message will flash. Select a folder from A through E and start recording again. • To ensure recording from the beginning, start speaking after you see the red record/play indicator light on. • A beep will sound when remaining recording time reaches 60 seconds, 30 seconds, and 10 seconds while recording. • When remaining recording time is less than 60 seconds, the record/play indicator light starts flashing in red. When the recording time is decreasing to 30 or 10 seconds, the light flashes faster. • “Memory Full” or “Folder Full” will be displayed when the memory or folder capacity is full. Delete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P.47).
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27 2 To EAR (earphone) jack Recording Recording Listening While Audio is Recorded If you start recording after inserting the earphone into the EAR jack on the recorder, you can hear the sound being recorded. The sound volume on the recording monitor can be adjusted by pressing the VOLUME (+) or VOLUME (–) button. Connect the earphone to the EAR jack on the recorder. ➥After recording has started, you can hear the sound being recorded through the earphone. If the earphone is connected, no sound will come from the speaker. .......................................................................................................... Notes • Recording level cannot be controlled using the volume button. • When using the earphones, do NOT set the volume too high. Listening at very high volume may lead to hearing loss. • Do not place earphones near a microphone as this may cause feedback.
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28 2 UsingtheVariableControlVoiceActuator(VCVA) When the microphone senses that sounds have reached a preset threshold volume level, the built-in Variable Control Voice Actuator (VCVA) starts recording automatically, and stops when the volume drops below the threshold level. The VCVA feature extends recording time and conserves memory by stopping recording during silent periods, which helps the playback to be more efficient. 1While the recorder is stopped or during recording, press the MENU button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens. (☞ P60, 62) 2Press the + or – button to choose “VCVA”. 3Press the OK or 9 button. The VCVA setup process begins. 4Press the + or – button to choose between “On” and “Off”. On: Will start recording in VCVA mode. Off: Will resume recording in normal mode. When “On” is selected, a VCVA indication will be displayed on the screen. a VCVA (Variable Control Voice Actuator) indicator 5Press the OK button to complete the setup screen. If the 0 button is pressed, the setting will be canceled and it will return to the menu. 6Press the STOP button to close the menu. If it returns to the menu screen during recording, press the 0 button to close the menu screen. Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator 5 6 1 2 3 4
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29 2 7Press the REC button to start recording. When the sound volume is lower than the preset threshold sound level, recording automatically stops after 1 sec approximately, and “Standby” flashes on the display. The record/play indicator lightglowsredwhenrecordingstartsandflashes when recording pauses. 8Press the 9 or 0 button adjust the pause sound level. The VCVA level can be set to any of 15 different values. The higher the value, the more sensitive the recorder to sounds. At the highest value, even the faintest sound will activate recording. The VCVA pause sound level can be adjusted according to the ambient (background) noise. b Level meter (varies according to the sound volume being recorded) c Start level (moves to the right/left according to the set level) Using the Variable Control Voice Actuator .................................................................................................................................................. Notes • The start/stop actuation level also varies depending on the selected microphone sensitivity mode (☞ P31). • If the surrounding noise is loud, the starting sensitivity of the VCVA can be adjusted according to the recording situation. • To ensure successful recordings, prior testing and adjustment of the start/stop actuation level is recommended. 7 Using the Variable Control VoiceActuator (VCVA) 8
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30 2 Recording Modes (Rec Mode) 1While the recorder is stopped, press the MENU button for 1 second or longer. “Rec Mode” will be displayed on the screen. (☞ P60, 62) 2Press the OK or 9 button. The recording mode setup process begins. 3Press the + or – button to choose from “ST XQ”, “ST HQ”, “HQ”, “SP” and “LP”. 4Press the OK button to complete the setup screen. If the 0 button is pressed, the setting will be canceled and it will return to the menu. 5Press the STOP button to close the menu. a Record mode indicator Press the STOP button while the recorder is stopped to check “Remaining Memory” and “Remaining Recording Time” in the selected recording mode. The recording mode can be chosen from ST XQ (stereo extra high quality sound recording), ST HQ (stereo high quality sound recording), HQ (high quality sound recording), SP (standard recording), and LP (long-term recording). Recording Modes 2 1 3 4 5
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31 2 Microphone Sensitivity Microphone Sensitivity Microphone sensitivity is adjustable to meet recording needs. .................................................................................................................................................. Notes • When the speaker's voice is to be recorded clearly, set it to DICT (dictation) mode. If breath directly hits the microphone it will be noisy, so keep the microphone a little lower than the speaker's mouth (5 to 10cm/2 to 4 inches) while recording. • If the ambient (background) noise is too loud to get a clear recording even in DICT (dictation) mode, we recommend that you use an ME12 Noise-Cancellation monaural microphone. (sold separately. ☞P84) While the recorder is stopped or during recording, slide the Mic Sense switch and select a microphone sensitivity among “LECTURE”, “CONF”, and “DICT”. Every time the setting is switched, it cycles through the display's microphone sensitivities. LECTURE( ):Highestrecordingsensitivity suitable for conferences with large crowds and recording audio at a distance or low volume. CONF( ): Suitable for recording meetings and seminars with a small number of people. DICT( ): Lowest recording sensitivity suitable for dictation. a Microphone sensitivity display
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32 2 Set the Low Cut Filter (LowCut Filter) Set the Low Cut Filter The recorder has a Low Cut Filter function to minimize low-frequency sounds and record voices more clearly. This function can reduce noise from air conditioners, projectors and other similar noises. 1While the recorder is stopped or during recording, press the MENU button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens. (☞ P60, 62) 2Press the + or – button to choose “LowCut Filter”. 3Press the OK or 9 button. The Low Cut Filter setup process begins. 4Press the + or – button to choose between “On” and “Off”. On: Low Cut Filter will be turned on. Off: Low Cut Filter will be cancelled. If it goes to the menu screen during recording, move the cursor and the Low Cut Filter will be turned On/Off according to the movement so you can check the effect with the recording monitor. (☞P27) If it is set to “On”, will appear on the display. a Low Cut Filter indicator 1 2 3 4
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33 2 Conferences with large crowds and lectures in large rooms Meetings and business negotiations with a small number of people Dictation with a lot of background noise Music playing, wild birds singing, and railway sounds Dictation in a quiet environment Recoding Modes STXQ STXQ, STHQ STXQ, STHQ, HQ STXQ Microphone Exclusive stereo microphone (ME53S) Microphone Sensitivity LECTURE 5Press the OK button to complete the setup screen. If the 0 button is pressed, the setting will be canceled and it will return to the menu. 6Press the STOP button to close the menu. If it returns to the menu screen during recording, press the 0 button to close the menu screen. Set the Low Cut Filter (LowCut Filter) Set the Low Cut Filter 5 6 Recommended settings by recording condition On Off Recommended settings There is no particular recommendation. Choose a setting for recording. *1: Set the microphone sensitivity according to the volume being recorded. CONF DICT Low Cut Filter Recording condition Microphone Sensitivity *1
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34 3 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. Every time the FOLDER button is pressed, it cycles through folders and the List display will appear. (☞P20) 2Press the + or – button to choose the file that you want to play. If the 9 button is pressed, the File display will open. In the File display, press the 9 or 0 button to select a file. If you want to return from the File display to the List display, or go back from the List display to a higher-level List display, press the LIST button. Playing Playing List display File display The recorder can play back WMA and MP3 format files. To play back a file recorded with other machines, you need to transfer (copy) it from a computer. Files saved in the Audible folder can play back in the Audible mode. For operation methods in the Audible mode, see Online manual. 3 About Playback 1 2
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35 3 Playing 3 4 5 Playing 3Press the PLAY or OK button to start playback. The record/play indicator light glows green. For files created using machines other than this recorder, the file format will appear on the display. ....MP3 files ....WMA files a Play position bar indicator b Current playback time c File name d File format indicator 4Press the + or – button to select the proper sound volume. The display shows the volume level. You can choose between 0 and 30. e Volume level meter 5Press the STOP or OK button at any point you want to stop the playback. Stop a file play back at any point. Press the PLAY or OK button to start playing back from where it was stopped. You can change the display patterns (☞ P55). The displays indicated in this manual are default.
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36 3 Forwarding Press and hold the 9 button while the recorder is stopped. ➥If you release the button, it will stop. Press the PLAY or OK button to start playing back from where it was stopped. a File length Press and hold the 9 button while playing a file. ➥When you release the 9 button the recorder will resume normal playback. • If there is an index mark or temp mark (☞P50) in the middle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location. • The recorder stops when it reaches the end of the file. Continue pressing the 9 button to proceed with the cue from the beginning of the next file. Rewinding Press and hold the 0 button while the recorder is stopped. ➥If you release the button, it will stop. Press the PLAY or OK button to start playing back from where it was stopped. a File length Press and hold the 0 button while playing a file. ➥When you release the 0 button the recorder will resume normal playback. • If there is an index mark or temp mark (☞P50) in the middle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location. • The recorder stops when it reaches the beginning of the file. Continue pressing the 0 button to proceed with the review from the end of the previous file. • If the 0 button is kept pressed while the recorder is stopped at the start of the top file, the recorder will fast rewind starting from the end of the last file. Playing Playing
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37 3 Playing Playing Locating the Beginning of the File Press the 9 button during playback, slow playback, or fast playback. ➥The next file is cued and playback starts at the previously set speed. Press the 0 button during playback, slow playback, or fast playback. ➥The file being played is cued and playback starts at the previously set speed.* Press the 0 button 2 times during playback, slow playback or fast playback. ➥The previous file is cued and playback starts at the previously set speed.* • If there is an index mark or temp mark (☞P50) in the middle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location. * If the skip space is set at other than file skip, the recorder will F. Skip (forward skip) or R. Skip (reverse skip) for a set time before playback.
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38 3 Playing Playing Playback Through Earphone An earphone can be connected to the EAR jack of the recorder for listening. ➥When the earphone is used, the recorder speaker will be switched-off. ....................................................................................................... Notes • To avoid irritation to the ear, insert the earphone after turning down the volume level. • When you listen with the earphone during playback, do not raise the volume too much. It may cause hearing impairment and decrease in hearing ability.
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39 3 Select Play Mode Select Play Mode (Play Mode) 1While the recorder is stopped or during playback, press the MENU button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens. (☞ P60, 62) 2Press the + or – button to choose “Play Mode”. 3Press the OK or 9 button. Start setting a play mode. a Current play mode 4Press the + or – button to select a desired play mode. File ( ): Stop after playing back the current file. File Repeat ( ): Play the current file repeatedly. Folder ( ): Play files continuously in the current folder until the last file and stop. Folder Repeat ( ): Play all files in the current folder continuously. All ( ): Play all files in the recorder continuously and stop. All Repeat ( ): Play all files in the recorder continuously and repeatedly. There are six play modes. You can choose whether to play by file or folder, or all files stored in the recorder. 1 2 4 3
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40 3 Select Play Mode 5Press the OK button to complete the setup screen. If the 0 button is pressed, the setting will be canceled and it will return to the menu. 6Press the STOP button to close the menu. If the recorder goes to the menu screen during playback, press the 0 button to close the menu screen. An icon will appear on the display according to the setting. b Selected play mode .................................................................................................................................................. Notes • In “File” mode, when the recorder comes to the end of the last file in the folder, “End” flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the last file. • In “Folder” mode, when the recorder comes to the end of the last file in the folder, “End” flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the first file in the folder. • In “All” mode, after playing the last file in the folder, the recorder will start playing from the first file in the next folder. When it comes to the end of the last file in the recorder, “End” flashes for two seconds on the display and the recorder stops at the start of the first file in the recorder. Select Play Mode (Play Mode) 5 6
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41 3 1Choose a file that contains a segment you want to play back repeatedly, and press the PLAY or OK button. File playback begins. 2Press the button at the point you want to start segment repeat playback. “ End?” will flash on the display. Even while “ End?” is flashing, changing the playback speed, fast forward and rewind (☞ P36) can be executed the same as during normal playback, and it can be advanced quickly to the end position. When it reaches to the end of the file while “ End?” is flashing, the point will become the end position, and repeat playback will start. 3Press the button again at the position where you want to end segment repeat playback. The “ Play” message appears, and repeat playback will start. The recorder repeatedly plays back the segment until the segment repeat playback is canceled. As in regular play mode, playback speed can be changed during segment repeat playback as well. If an index mark and temp mark (☞ P50) are inserted or eliminated during segment repeat playback, segment repeat playback will be canceled and it will return to regular play mode. This function enables repeated playback of part of the file being played. How to begin segment repeat playback How to begin segment repeat playback 1 2 3
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42 3 How to begin segment repeat playback How to begin segment repeat playback Å@ Press the OK button. ➥Pressing the OK button will release segment repeat playback and stop playback. Press the STOP button. ➥Pressing the STOP button will release segment repeat playback and stop playback. Press the 9 button. ➥ Pressing the 9 button will release segment repeat playback and fast forward and cue to the beginning of the next file. Press the 0 button. ➥Pressing the 0 button will release segment repeat playback and rewind and reverse to the beginning of the current file. Press the button. ➥The segment repeat playback is released and playback continues without repeating. Cancel the Segment Repeat Playback Function
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43 3 1While the recorder is stopped or during playback, press the MENU button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens. (☞ P60, 62) 2Press the + or – button to choose “Noise Cancel”. 3Press the OK or 9 button. The noise cancel setup process begins. 4Press the + or – button to choose between “High”“Low” and “Off”. The levels switch in the following rotation, “High” “Low” “Off”. If the recorder goes to the menu screen during playback, move the cursor to change playback sound accordingly. 5Press the OK button to complete the setup screen. If the 0 button is pressed, the setting will be canceled and it will return to the menu. Noise Cancel Function (Noise Cancel) If recorded audio is difficult to understand because of noisy surroundings, adjust the Noise Cancel setting level. Noise will be reduced in the file when it’s played back for better sound quality. Noise Cancel Function 1 2 3 4 5
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44 3 6PresstheSTOP buttontoclosethemenu. If the recorder goes to the menu screen during playback, press the 0 button to close the menu screen. The will appear on the display. a Noise Cancel indicator .................................................................................................................................................. Notes • If you set Noise Cancel to “Low” or “High”, the setting remains valid until it’s set to “Off”. • Noise cancel cannot be used during fast playback/slow playback. • Noise Cancel is not available while the Voice Filter (☞ P45) is set. Noise Cancel Function Noise Cancel Function (Noise Cancel) 6
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45 3 Set the Voice Filter (Voice Filter) 1While the recorder is stopped or during playback, press the MENU button for 1 second or longer. The menu opens. (☞ P60, 62) 2Press the + or – button to choose “Voice Filter”. 3Press the OK or 9 button. The voice filter setup process begins. 4Press the + or – button to choose between “On” and “Off”. On: Voice Filter will be turned on. Off: Voice Filter will be canceled. If the recorder goes to the menu screen during playback, move the cursor to change playback sound accordingly. 5Press the OK button to complete the setup screen. If the 0 button is pressed, the setting will be canceled and it will return to the menu. The recorder has a Voice Filter Function to cut low and high frequency tones during normal, fast, or slow playback, and enable clear audio playback. Set the Voice Filter 1 2 3 4 5
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46 3 6Press the STOP button to close the menu. If the recorder goes to the menu screen during playback, press the 0 button to close the menu screen. If it is set to “On”, will appear on the display. a Voice Filter indicator Set the Voice Filter (Voice Filter) .................................................................................................................................................. Note • Voice Filter is not available while Noise Cancel is set. 6 Set the Voice Filter
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47 4 1Press the FOLDER button to choose a folder. Every time the FOLDER button is pressed, it cycles through folders and the List display will appear (☞P20). 2Press the + or – button to choose the file you want to erase. 3Press the ERASE button. The “Cancel” indicator flashes. 4Press the + button to choose “Erase”. 5Press the OK button. The display changes to “File Erase!” and erasing will start. “Erase Done” is displayed when the file is erased. File numbers will be reassigned automatically. Erasing Erasing One File at a Time A selected file can be erased from a folder. { 2 1 3 5 4 Erasing 4 Erase and other functions
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48 4 Erasing Erase All Files from a Folder All files in a folder can be erased simultaneously. The locked files and the files set to read-only on the PC will not be erased. 1 2 4 3 1Press the FOLDER button to select the folder in which you want to erase all files. 2Press the ERASE button twice. The “Cancel” indicator flashes. 3Press the + button to choose “All Erase”. 4Press the OK button. The display changes to “All Erase!” and erasing will start. “Erase Done” is displayed when the files are erased. The locked files and read-only files are reassigned the file numbers in ascending order, starting from “1”. { Erasing
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49 4 Notes • An erased file cannot be restored. • The locked files and the files that are set to read-only will not be erased. • If an action is not selected within eight seconds on the “Cancel”, “Erase”, or “All Erase” screens, the recorder will return to stop status. • It may take over 10 seconds to complete erasing. Never turn the power off or remove batteries during this time because data may be corrupted. Erasing Erasing
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50 4 1Press the INDEX button during recording or playing to set an index mark or temp mark. A number appears on the display and an index mark or temp mark will be placed. Even after an index or temp mark is placed, recording or playback will continue so you can place index or temp marks in other locations in a similar manner. Index Marks and Temp Marks If index marks and temp marks are placed, you can quickly find a location you want to listen to in fast forward and fast rewind (☞P36) and when cuing a file (☞P37). Index marks cannot be placed on files created on machines other than Olympus IC recorders, but temp marks can be placed instead to temporarily remember desired locations. 1 Setting an Index Mark or a Temp Mark Index Marks and Temp Marks

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