LS-20M

Olympus LS-20M manual

LS-20M

User manual for the Olympus LS-20M in English. This PDF manual has 108 pages.

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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. Register your product on www.olympus-consumer.com/register and get additional benefits from Olympus! EN LINEAR PCM RECORDER LS-20M Linear PCM Recorder DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS
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 EN 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 illustration of the screen and the recorder shown in this manual may differ from the actual product. The utmost care has been taken to ensure the integrity of this document but if you find a questionable item, error or omission, 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 reason is excluded. Trademarks and registered 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. • Macintosh, Mac OS and Quick Time are the trademarks of Apple Inc. • SD and SDHC are the trademarks of SD Card Association. • HDMI, the HDMI Logo and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC. • MPEG Layer-3 audio coding technology licensed from Fraunhofer IIS and Thomson. • This product is licensed under the AVC patent portfolio license for the personal and noncommercial use of a consumer to. • Encode video in compliance with the AVC standard (AVC VIDEO) and/or. • Decode AVC video that was encoded by a consumer engaged in a personal and noncommercial activity and/or was obtained from a video provider licensed to provide AVC video. No license is granted or shall be implied for any other use. Additional information may be obtained from MPEG LA, L.L.C. see http://www.mpegla.com • Recording or shooting a concert, performance, or any other event without the permission of the copyright holder is prohibited by law. Other product and brand names mentioned herein may be the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
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 EN 1 2 3 4 5 6 INDEX Table of contents P.4 Safety precautions P.5 Getting started P.10 About recording/shooting P.34 About playback P.48 Menu setting P.63 Using the recorder on your PC P.88 Other information P.96
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 EN Introduction INDEX..............................................................................3 Table of contents.............................................................4 Safety precautions..........................................................5 1 Getting started Main features................................................................10 Checking the contents of the box...................................11 Identification of parts...................................................12 Display (LCD panel)................................................................. 13 Power supply.................................................................17 Inserting the battery.............................................................. 17 Charging by connecting to a computer via USB..................... 19 Connect to the USB-AC adapter to charge.............................20 Turning on/off the power.......................................................23 HOLD.............................................................................24 Setting time and date [Time & Date]..............................25 Changing the time and date...................................................26 Inserting and ejecting an SD card..................................27 Inserting an SD card...............................................................27 Ejecting an SD card.................................................................27 Notes on the folders......................................................29 About the folders for voice recordings...................................29 About the folders for movie shootings..................................30 About the folder for music playback...................................... 31 Selecting the folders and files.......................................32 Switching between voice and movie mode....................33 2 About recording/shooting Before recording A.......................................................34 Turn the microphone toward the original sound source.......34 Recording A..................................................................35 Recommended settings by recording condition...................39 Recording from external microphone or other devices.........40 Before shooting movies n...........................................42 Point the lens toward the subject..........................................42 Shooting movies n.....................................................43 3 About playback Playback A....................................................................48 Setting an index mark A...............................................52 Playing movies n........................................................53 To play back movies on a TV...................................................56 How to begin segment repeat playback A n...............57 Erasing A n................................................................58 Erasing files............................................................................58 Erasing all files in a folder......................................................59 Partially erasing a file............................................................ 61 4 Menu setting Menu setting method....................................................63 C Rec Menu......................................................................65 J Recording Settings.....................................................68 # Play Menu.....................................................................71 ! File Menu......................................................................72 D LCD/Sound Menu.........................................................73 E Device Menu................................................................. 74 Voice sync recording [V-Sync. Rec] A.................................... 76 Rearranging files [Replace] A n........................................78 Moving/Copying files [File Move/Copy] A n.....................79 Dividing files [File Divide] A n..........................................81 Fn Setting [Fn. setting] A n..............................................83 Changing the USB class [USB Settings] A n......................84 Formatting the recorder [Format] A n..............................86 5 Using the recorder on your PC Operating environment.................................................88 Connecting to your PC....................................................90 Disconnecting from your PC...................................................91 Transfer the voice files to your PC..................................92 Using Quick Time...........................................................93 Using as PC camera........................................................95 6 Other information Alarm message list........................................................96 Troubleshooting............................................................98 Accessories (optional)..................................................101 Specifications.............................................................102 Technical assistance and support.................................107 Table of contents
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 EN 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. Safety precautions f Danger If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, serious injury or death may result. f Warning If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, injury or death may result. f Caution If the product is used without observing the information given under this symbol, minor personal injury, damage to the equipment, or loss of valuable data may result. Caution for usage environment • To protect the high-precision technology contained in this product, never leave the recorder in the places listed below, no matter if in use or storage: • Places where temperatures and/or humidity are high or go through extreme changes. Direct sunlight, beaches, locked cars, or near other heat sources (stove, radiator, etc.) or humidifiers. • In sandy or dusty environments. • Near flammable items or explosives. • In wet places, such as bathrooms or in the rain. When using products with weatherproof designs, read their manuals as well. • In places prone to strong vibrations. • Never drop the recorder or subject it to severe shocks or vibrations. • The recorder may malfunction if it is used in a location where it is subject to a magnetic/ electromagnetic field, radio waves, or high voltage, such as near a TV set, microwave, video game, loud speakers, large monitor unit, TV/radio tower, or transmission towers. In such cases, turn the recorder off and on again before further operation. • 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. • Do not use organic solvents such as alcohol and lacquer thinner to clean the unit. • When attaching this recorder to a tripod, be sure to rotate only the screw of the tripod in the tripod socket of this recorder. Never rotate the recorder.
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 EN 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. Handling the recorder f Warning: • Do not use the recorder near flammable or explosive gases. • Keep young children and infants away from the recorder. Always use and store the recorder out of the reach of young children and infants to prevent the following dangerous situations which could cause serious injury: 1 Becoming entangled in the recorder strap, causing strangulation. 2 Accidentally swallowing the battery, cards or other small parts. 3 Accidentally being injured by the moving parts of the recorder. • Do not use or store the recorder in dusty or humid places. • Do not disassemble, repair or modify the unit yourself. • Use SD/SDHC memory cards only. Never use other types of cards. If you accidentally insert another type of card into the recorder, contact an authorized distributor or service center. Do not try to remove the card by force. • Do not operate the unit while operating a vehicle (such as a bicycle, motorcycle, or car). f Caution: • Stop using the recorder immediately if you notice any unusual odors, noise, or smoke around it. Never remove the batteries with bare hands, which may cause a fire or burn your hands. • Be careful with the strap. Be careful with the strap when you carry the recorder. It could easily catch on stray objects and cause serious damage. • Do not leave the recorder in places where it may be subject to extremely high temperatures. Doing so may cause parts to deteriorate and, in some circumstances, cause the recorder to catch fire. Do not use the charger or AC adapter if it is covered (such as a blanket). This could cause overheating, resulting in fire. • Handle the recorder with care to avoid getting a low-temperature burn. • When the recorder contains metal parts, overheating can result in a low-temperature burn. Pay attention to the following: • When used for a long period, the recorder will get hot. If you hold on to the recorder in this state, a low-temperature burn may be caused. • In places subject to extremely cold temperatures, the temperature of the recorder’s body may be lower than the environmental temperature. If possible, wear gloves when handling the recorder in cold temperatures. Safety precautions
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 EN Battery handling precautions Follow these important guidelines to prevent batteries from leaking, overheating, burning, exploding, or causing electrical shocks or burns. f Danger: • The recorder uses a lithium ion battery specified by Olympus. Charge the battery with the specified AC adapter or charger. Do not use any other AC adapters or chargers. • Batteries should never be exposed to flame, heated, short-circuited or disassembled. • Never heat or incinerate batteries. • Take precautions when carrying or storing batteries to prevent them from coming into contact with any metal objects such as jewelry, pins, fasteners, etc. • Never store batteries where they will be exposed to direct sunlight, or subjected to high temperatures in a hot vehicle, near a heat source, etc. • To prevent causing battery leaks or damaging their terminals, carefully follow all instructions regarding the use of batteries. Never attempt to disassemble a battery or modify it in any way, solder, etc. • Do not connect the battery directly to a power outlet or a cigarette lighter of an automobile. • If a battery fluid gets into your eyes, flush your eyes immediately with clear, cold running water and seek medical attention immediately. f Warning: • Keep batteries dry at all times. • If rechargeable batteries have not been recharged within the specified time, stop charging them and do not use them. • Do not use a battery if it is cracked or broken. • Never subject batteries to strong shocks or continuous vibration. • If a battery leaks, becomes discolored or deformed, or becomes abnormal in any other way during operation, stop using the recorder. • If a battery leaks fluid onto your clothing or skin, remove the clothing and flush the affected area with clean, running cold water immediately. If the fluid burns your skin, seek medical attention immediately. • Keep battery 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 battery immediately while being careful not to burn yourself, and; 2 call your dealer or local Olympus representative for service. f Caution: • Please recycle batteries to help save our planet’s resources. When you throw away dead batteries, be sure to cover their terminals and always observe local laws and regulations. • Always charge a rechargeable battery when using it for the first time, or if it has not been used for a long period. Safety precautions
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 EN • Rechargeable battery have limited lifetime. When the operating time becomes shorter even if the rechargeable battery is fully charged under the specified condition, replace it with a new one. • The battery may become hot during prolonged use. To avoid minor burns, do not remove it immediately after using the recorder. AC adapter f Danger: • Be sure to use the AC adapter with the proper voltage (AC 100 - 240 V). Using it with other voltage levels may cause fire, explosion, overheating, electric shock or injury. • For safety, be sure to unplug the AC adapter from the outlet before performing maintenance or cleaning. Also, never plug in or disconnect the power plug with a wet hand. This may cause electric shock or injury. f 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 exposedbecauseithasbeendroppedor 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 callyourdealerorlocalOlympusrepresentative for servicing. Continued use of the AC adapter under these circumstances could result in electric shock, fire or injury. f Caution: • Do not use the AC adapter if the power plug is damaged or the plug is not completely connected to the outlet. This may cause fire, overheating, electric shock, short circuit or damage. • Unplug the AC adapter from AC outlet when not using. If this precaution is not followed, fire, overheating or electric shock may occur. • Make sure to hold the plug when removing the power plug from the outlet. Do not bend the cord excessively or put a heavy object on it. This may cause fire, overheating, electric shock or damage. • If something appears to be wrong with the AC adapter, unplug the AC adapter from the outlet and consult your nearest service center. Using the AC adapter may cause fire, overheating, electric shock or injury. Safety precautions
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 EN Safety precautions • Do not use or keep the AC adapter in very hot places, such as in direct sunlight, in a closed car on a sunny day, near a heater, on an electric carpet, etc. Do not use the AC adapter if something is covering it (such as a blanket). This may cause fire, explosion, leakage or overheating. LCD monitor • The LCD used for the monitor is made with high-precision technology. However, black spots or bright spots of light may appear constantly on the LCD Monitor. Due to its characteristics or the angle at which you are viewing the monitor, the spot may not be uniform in color and brightness. This is not a malfunction.
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10 1 EN Main features s Shoots full high definition videos at the high resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. You can change the shooting resolution according to your usage (☞ P.68). s Adopts the MPEG-4 AVC and H.264 formats for video recording. This also allows you to enjoy high-resolution images on a PC or a large-screen TV. s Allows you to upload movie files to video sites, to easily share them with the world through the Internet. Supports the 640x480 (30fps/ mp3) video format suitable for uploading video files (☞ P.68). s Incorporates a digital zoom function. This allows you to clearly capture subjects that are far away from you (☞ P.45). s Utilizes a high sensitivity, low noise stereo microphone capable of faithfully capturing the original sound. Fixing the stereo microphones at a 45° angle enables recording with a natural and expansive stereo feel. s The recording format, without compressing the original sound recording, "Linear PCM format, " and capable of efficient record "MP3 format" support. Scene can be recorded in a wide range of high quality (☞ P.65). Capable of realistically recording various different sound sources. High resolution recording at a high sampling frequency and bit count equivalent or superior to that of a music CD (Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz, Bit count 16bit) is possible. Capable of recording natural sound for various purposes, including recording the practicing of a musical instrument. s You can playback WAV and MP3 format files transferred from a computer in addition to files recorded by the device itself. This allows you to use this recorder as a music player. s Using the visualizer, 5 types of video patterns can be displayed on the LCD while playing back voice files recorded with the recorder (☞ P.71). s Supports high capacity recording media. Capable of recording onto commercially available SD cards (☞ P.27). s Equipped with a variety of features that support audio recording. With this recorder you can customize a variety of recording functions such as the recording level and microphone sensitivity to suit the recording conditions and personal preferences (☞ P.65 ~ P.66). s Equipped with a variety of features to improve video shooting. When using this recorder as a camera, you can customize a variety of shooting functions according to the scene (☞ P. 68 ~ P.70). s Allows you to move or copy files within the folders of an SD card (☞ P. 79). s You can divide files (☞ P.81), or delete part of a file (☞ P.61) recorded in PCM format in this recorder. s Index mark features allow you to quickly find desired locations (☞ P.52). s Supports USB 2.0. Hi-Speed, which enables high-speed data transmission as an external memory device for your computer. s It has a USB charging function (☞ P.19). s It has a 2.0 inch QVGA color LCD panel. s Allows you to connect the recorder to a PC and to use it as a PC camera (☞ P.95). Getting started Main features
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11 1 EN LOCK Checking the contents of the box Checking the contents of the box The following items are included with the recorder. If anything is missing or damaged, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the recorder. Voice Recorder Lithium ion battery (LI-42B) • Warranty card • Contents may vary depending on purchase location. • Warranty differs depending on purchase location. Warranty card may not be included. USB-AC adapter (F-3AC) USB cable Instructions Note • Be sure to use the included dedicated USB cable and AC adapter. If any other company’s cable is used, it may lead to malfunction of the recorder. Also, never use this dedicated cable with any other company’s products. SD card
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12 1 EN o i r u = 6 5 4 q 3 1 0 ! @ ^ % $ # * 7 8 9 & ( ) - w e p t y 2 Identification of parts 1 Built-in stereo microphone(R) 2 Built-in stereo microphone(L) 3 PEAK/LED indicator light (LED) 4 Lens 5 Main LCD (LCD panel) 6 Sub LCD (LCD panel) 7 + button 8 `OK button 9 REC (s) (Record) button Recording/Shooting indicator light (LED) 0 9 button ! LIST button @ MENU button # A-B REPEAT button $ – button % Fn button ^ ERASE button & 0 button * STOP (4) button ( Card cover ) Mode switch (A/n) - Strap hole = MIC (Microphone) jack (MIC/LINE-IN) q EAR (Earphone) jack w POWER/HOLD switch e REMOTE jack Connect the receiver for the exclusive remote control set RS30W (optional). This enables operation of the start and stop recording/ shooting functions through the remote control. r Connector cover t HDMI micro connector y USB connector u Battery cover lock button i Battery cover o Tripod socket p Built-in speaker Identification of parts
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13 1 EN 1 2 3 1 2 4 1 5 6 2 3 Identification of parts Display (LCD panel) 1 Root folder indicator 2 Folder name File list display 1 Current folder name 2 File name 3 Guide indicator 4 A mode [Recorder] mode display: File display 1 Battery indicator 2 Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 3 Remaining recording time/ File length 4 Recorder status indicator [K]: Record indicator [≠]: Pause indicator [L]: Stop indicator [•]: Play indicator [ß]: Forwarding indicator [™]: Rewinding indicator 5 Levelmeter 6 Elapsed recording time/ Elapsed playback time Folder list display Identification of parts
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14 1 EN 1 2 3 3 1 2 4 1 5 6 2 3 1 Current folder name 2 Folder name/File name 3 Guide indicator List display 2 1 Current folder name 2 File name 3 Guide indicator 4 A mode [Music] mode display: File display 1 Battery indicator 2 Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 3 File length 4 Recorder status indicator [L]: Stop indicator [•]: Play indicator [ß]: Forwarding indicator [™]: Rewinding indicator 5 Levelmeter 6 Elapsed playback time List display 1 When there are files and folders in the folder When there are only files in the folder Identification of parts Identification of parts
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15 1 EN 1 2 1 2 3 1 2 6 3 7 8 4 5 1 Root folder indicator 2 Folder name File list display 1 Current folder name 2 File name 3 Guide indicator 4 n mode [Movie] mode display: File display 1 Shooting mode indicator 2 Icon display 3 Battery indicator 4 Current file number/ Total number of recorded files in the folder 5 Remaining shooting time/ File length 6 Recorder status indicator [K]: Shooting indicator [≠]: Pause indicator [L]: Stop indicator [•]: Play indicator [ß]: Forwarding indicator [™]: Rewinding indicator 7 Levelmeter 8 Elapsed shooting time/ Elapsed playback time Folder list display Identification of parts Identification of parts
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16 1 EN ^ 1 4 2 3 5 678 90!@ # $ % 4 Icon display: 1 Shooting mode (s) (n) 2 Recording Level (i ) 3 Zoom (h)/ Volume (g) 4 Microphone Sensitivity (q)(r) 5 Low Cut Filter (c) 6 Limiter ([) 7 VoiceSync(Z) 8 Equalizer (]) (^) (_) (‘) 9 Playback Mode (Y) (X) (W) 0 Self timer (j)(k) ! White balance ({)(;)(<)(:)(=)(|) @ Metering (u)(v ) # Exposure compensation (y) $ Image stabilization (I) % Fn button Function (H) ^ Reverse Angle Recording (o) About the two LCD displays The recorder has two displays, the main LCD and the sub LCD, utilized differently depending on mode and function. A mode n mode During shooting or playback: • During shooting or playback, both the main LCD and sub LCD are on. However, when the [Main LCD Display] setting of [Recording Settings] is set to [Off], both the LCDs are off during shooting. (☞ P.68). When operation is stopped: • When operation is stopped, both the main LCD and sub LCD are on. Menu settings: • When you switch to the menu settings, both the main LCD and sub LCD are on. During recording or playback: • During recording or playback, the main LCD is off and only the sub LCD is on. When operation is stopped: • When operation is stopped, both the main LCD and sub LCD are on. Menu settings: • When you switch to the menu settings, both the main LCD and sub LCD are on. Identification of parts Identification of parts
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17 1 EN Power supply Inserting the battery This recorder uses a lithium ion battery specified by Olympus (LI-42B). Do not use any other type of battery. 1 Slide the battery cover lock button in the direction indicated by the arrow. 2 With the back label of the battery facing up, line up the terminals of the recorder and battery. Insert the battery by sliding in direction A while pushing down in direction B. • Be careful of the direction of the battery when inserting it. 3 Close the battery cover by pressing in direction A and sliding in direction B. 4 Completely close the battery cover by sliding its lock button in the direction indicated by the arrow. • Verify that the battery lock cover button is locked. The supplied rechargeable battery is not fully charged. Before using the unit the first time or after long periods of disuse, it is recommended that you charge it until full (☞ P.19). Power supply
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18 1 EN Notes • Be sure to turn off the power of the recorder before replacing the battery. Unloading the battery while the recorder is in use may cause a malfunction such as corrupting the file, etc. If you take out the battery while operating, you will lose your currently recorded file because the file header will not be able to close. • If it takes longer than 15 minutes to replace the dead battery or if you take the battery in and out repeatedly at short intervals, you may have to reset the time when you have loaded fresh battery. • Remove the battery if you are not going to use the recorder for an extended period of time. • When replacing rechargeable battery, be sure to use lithium ion battery (LI-42B) specified by Olympus. The use of other manufacturers' products can damage the recorder and should be avoided. • Lithium ion battery is self discharging. After unpacking this product, charge the supplied lithium ion battery before using the recorder for the first time. Power supply Power supply
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19 1 EN Power supply Charging by connecting to a computer via USB You can charge the battery by connecting to a PC's USB port. When charging, be sure to correctly place the rechargeable battery (supplied) into the recorder (☞ P.17). 2 Connect the USB cable to the USB port of the PC. 1 Boot the PC. 3 While the recorder is during stop mode or turned off, connect the USB cable to the connecting terminal on the bottom of the recorder. 4 The charging process will start. . 5 Charging is completed when [Battery Full] is displayed. Charging time: approximately 2 hours * * It shows the approximate time when charging the rechargeable battery fully from no remaining power at the room temperature. The charging time will be changed depending on the remaining amount and the state of battery. Before connecting the USB cable, exit HOLD mode (☞ P.24). Power supply Battery indicator • When [æ] appears on the sub LCD, charging the battery as soon as possible. When the battery is too weak, [s] and [Battery Low] will appear on the display and the recorder will shut down. • While charging, the battery indicator constantly changes and does not show the actual amount of power remaining. The battery indicator on the sub LCD changes as the battery lose power.
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20 1 EN Connect to the USB-AC adapter to charge It can be charged by connecting to the USB-AC adapter (F-3AC). 1 Plug the recorder’s USB cable into the AC adapter. • Before connecting the AC adapter, switch the USB connection setting to [AC Adapter] (☞ P.84). • Before connecting the USB cable, exit HOLD mode (☞ P.24). 2 Connect the AC cable to the AC adapter, and then to an AC outlet. To the USB-AC adapter’s (F-3AC) USB connector Power supply To the AC outlet 3 While the recorder is during stop mode or turned off, connect the USB cable to the connecting terminal on the bottom of the recorder. To the USB connector 4 Press the `OK button to start charging. • While [Press OK to start charging] is flashing, press the `OK button. 5 Charging is completed when [Battery Full] is displayed. Power supply
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21 1 EN Notes • Charging is not possible during recording, shooting or playback. • When playing a voice/music file, the recorder may be reset due to the reduction of the voltage output of the battery depending on the volume level even if [º] is displayed in the battery indicator. In this case, lower the volume of the recorder. • Do not put in or take out the battery or AC adapter when the recorder power is on or when this recorder is connected to another device. It may cause problems with the values and functions set in the recorder. • ThechargercanbeusedwithintherangeofAC100 V to AC 240 V (50/60 Hz). When using the charger abroad, you may need a plug adapter to convert the plug to the shape of the AC wall outlet. For details, ask at your local electrical shop or travel agent. • Do not use travel voltage converters as they could damage your charger. • The recorder cannot be charged when the PC is not turned on. It may not also be charged when the PC is in standby, hibernate, or sleep mode. • Do not charge the recorder with the USB hub connected. • You cannot charge when [ø]*1 or [√]*2 blinks. Charge the battery at a temperature in the range of 5°C to 35°C (41°F to 95°F). *1 [ø]:  When the surrounding temperature is low. *2 [√]:  When the surrounding temperature is high. • When using time becomes notably short even after the battery is fully charged, replace them with new ones. • Be sure to push the USB connector all the way in. Otherwise, the recorder may not operate properly. • Selecting [PC Camera] in the USB connection settings will prevent the recorder to charge via USB. Select [Storage class] in the USB connection settings if you would like to charge (☞ P.84). • In case you would like to charge using the [PC Camera] setting, select [Optional] in the USB connection settings, then connect the USB cable to the recorder. Select [AC Adapter] at the [USB Connect] display to start charging (☞ P.84). Cautions concerning the rechargeable battery Read the following descriptions carefully when you use the lithium ion battery (LI-42B). Discharging: The rechargeable battery self-discharge while this is not in use. Be sure to charge them regularly before use. Operating temperature: The rechargeable battery is chemical products. The rechargeable battery efficiency may fluctuate even when operating within the recommended temperature range. This is an inherent nature of such products. Recommended temperature range: When operating appliance: 0°C - 42°C/ 32°F - 107.6°F Charging: 5°C - 35°C/ 41°F - 95°F Storage for a long period: –20°C - 30°C/ –4°F - 86°F Using the rechargeable battery outside the above temperature range may result in declining efficiency and shorter battery life. In order to prevent battery leakage or rust, remove the rechargeable battery from the products when you will not be using them for a long time, and store them separately. Power supply Power supply
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22 1 EN Notes • This recorder is designed to fully charge battery regardless of their energy level. However, for best results when charging newly purchased rechargeable battery that have not been used for a long time (more than one month), it is recommended to fully charge the battery then discharge repeatedly for 2 to 3 times. • When disposing rechargeable battery, always observe the local laws and regulations. Contact your local recycling center for proper disposal methods. • If lithium ion battery is not fully discharged, protect against short-circuiting (e.g. by taping the contacts) before disposing. For customers in Germany: Olympus has a contract with the GRS (Joint Battery Disposal Association) in Germany to ensure environmentally friendly disposal. Power supply Power supply
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23 1 EN Turning on/off the power 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 is turned off, slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the direction of the arrow. • The display shuts off, and the power will be turned off. • The resume function remembers the stop position before the power is turned off. Auto Power Off mode Turning off the power Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the direction of the arrow, and hold it for 0.5 seconds or longer. If the recorder is stopped/not used for over 10 minutes (default) while the power is turned on, the power will be turned off (☞ P.74). • To exit Auto Power Off mode , turn on the power again. • The display will turn on, and the power will be turned on. Power supply Power supply
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24 1 EN If you set the recorder to HOLD mode, the running conditions will be preserved, and all buttons will be disabled. This feature is useful when the recorder has to be carried in a bag or pocket. This mode can also prevent you from accidentally stopping recording or shooting. Set the recorder to HOLD mode Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the [HOLD] position. • After [Hold] appears on the sub LCD, the recorder is set to HOLD mode. Notes • If you press any button in HOLD mode, the clock display lights for 2 seconds, but it will not operate the recorder. • If HOLD is applied during operation of the recorder, operation is disabled and the operation state is preserved (if playback has ended or recording or shooting has ended due to the remaining memory being used up, the recorder will enter the stopped state). • The recorder can be effectively operated via the exclusive remote control set RS30W (optional), even when it is in HOLD mode. HOLD Exit HOLD mode Slide the POWER/HOLD switch to the A position. HOLD
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25 1 EN • Follow the same steps by pressing the 9 or 0 button to select the next item, and pressing the + or − button to set. • You can select between 12 and 24 hour display by pressing the LIST button while setting the hour and minute. Example: 10:38 P.M 10:38 PM (Initial setting) 22:38 • You can select the order of the “Month”, “Day” and “Year” by pressing the LIST button while setting them. Example: March 24, 2011 3M 24D 2011Y (Initial setting)  24D 3M 2011Y  2011Y 3M 24D Setting the time and date beforehand enables easier file management. The recorder stores the time information automatically with the recording. When you use the recorder for the first time after purchasing it, or when the battery have been inserted without the device having been used in a long time, the [Set Time & Date] will appear. When the “Hour” is flashing, conduct the setup from Step 1. 1 Press the 9 or 0 button to select the item to set. • Select the item from the “Hour”, “Minute”, “Year”, “Month” and “Day” with a flashing point. 2 Press the + or − button to set. Setting time and date [Time & Date] +− button 9 0 button `OK button 3 Press the `OK button to complete the setting. • The clock will start from the set date and time. Press the `OK button according to the time signal. Setting time and date
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26 1 EN Note • If you press the ` OK button during the setup operation, the recorder will save the items that were set to that point. 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, press the MENU button. • The menu will appear on the display (☞ P.63). Changing the time and date While the recorder is during stop mode, press and hold the STOP (4) button to display the Time and Date, Remaining Memory and File Format. If the current time and date is not correct, set it using the procedure below. + − button `OK button MENU button 2 Press the + or − button to select [Device Menu] tab. • You can change the menu display by moving the settings tab cursor. 3 Press the `OK button to move the cursor to the item to set. • [Device Menu] will appear on the display. 4 Press the + or − button to select [Time & Date]. 5 Press the `OK button. • [Time & Date] will appear on the display. • The “Hour” will flash on the display, indicating the start of the Time and Date setup process. The following steps are the same as Step 1 through Step 3 of “Setting time and date [Time & Date]” (☞ P.25). 6 Press the MENU button to close the menu screen. Setting time and date [Time & Date] Setting time and date
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27 1 EN L O C K Inserting and ejecting an SD card The “SD” indicated in the instruction manual refers to both SD and SDHC. You can use any commercially available SD card with the recorder. 2 Face the SD card in the correct way and insert into the card slot as shown in the diagram. • Insert the SD card keeping it straight. • Inserting the SD card in the wrong way or at an angle could damage the contact area or cause the SD card to jam. • If the SD card is not inserted all the way, data may not be written to the SD card. 3 Close the card cover securely. Note • In some cases SD cards which have been formatted (initialized) by another device, such as a computer, may not be recognized. Be sure to format SD cards with this recorder before using them (☞ P.86). Inserting and ejecting an SD card Ejecting an SD card 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, open the card cover. Inserting an SD card 1 While the recorder is during stop mode, open the card cover.
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28 1 EN L O C K 2 Push the SD card inward to unlock it, and let it eject partially. • The SD card is visibly out of the slot and can be removed safely. 3 Close the card cover securely. Notes • Releasing your finger quickly after pushing the SD card inward may cause it to eject forcefully out of the slot. • Depending on the SD card maker or type, some SD cards may not be recognized properly due to incompatibility issues with the recorder. • Be sure to read the instruction manual supplied with the SD card before using it. • In the case when the SD card cannot be recognized, remove the SD card then put it in again to see if this recorder recognizes the SD card. • The processing performance reduces in an SD card when you repeat writing and deleting. In this case, format the SD card (☞ P.86). • There is no guarantee that all SD cards work with the recorder. About the SD Card When the SD card is write protected, there will be a display reading [SD card is locked]. Before inserting the card, turn off the write protection function. If the write protection switch is facing the [LOCK] direction, recording and other functions cannot be carried out. LOCK See the Olympus support homepage for a list of SD cards verified for this recorder in accordance with the Olympus standards. http://olympus-europa.com/ Although verified SD card makers are shown on the Olympus homepage, Olympus doesn’t guarantee compatibility in all cases. Also, according to changes in card specifications, support may become no longer available. Inserting and ejecting an SD card Inserting and ejecting an SD card
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29 1 EN 001 002 001 003 999 Folder A Folder B Folder C Folder D Folder E Root Notes on the folders Notes on the folders Note • Files or folders located under the folder [Root] will not be indicated on the recorder. Folder File Each folder can store up to 999 files. The SD card can be used for the recording media. Voice files, movie files, and music files are sorted and saved into their respective folders, organized in a tree structure. About the folders for voice recordings [Folder A] - [Folder E] within the [Root] folder are the folders for voice recordings. When recording with this recorder, select any one of the five folders and then record.
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30 1 EN Root Movie100 Movie101 Movie102 Folder A 999OLYMP Folder A 001 002 003 9999 Edit Movie999 DCIM Folder File About the folders for movie shootings Movie files recorded with the LS-20M are stored into folders created under the [DCIM] folder using the recording date. Each folder can store up to 9999 files. First layer Second layer When you divide a file, a new number is assigned to it and it is saved into the [Edit] folder. Notes on the folders Notes on the folders
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31 1 EN 001 002 003 004 005 999 Root Artist 01 Artist 02 Artist 03 Album 01 Album 02 Album 03 Music Folder File Notes on the folders About the folder for music playback When transferring music files to the device using Windows Media Player, a folder is automatically created within the music playback folder which has a layered structure as shown in the diagram below. Music files that are in the same folder can be rearranged in preferential order and replayed (☞ P.78). First layer Each folder can store up to 999 files. Second layer Third layer Up to 128 folders can be created under the [Music] folder, including [Music]. Notes on the folders
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32 1 EN Please change folders only when the recorder's operation is stopped. For information on the layered structure of the folders, see the section entitled “Notes on the folders” (☞ P.29 ~ P.31). Selecting the folders and files A mode [Operation of the folders for music playbacks] File list display n mode [Operation of the folders for movie shootings] Folder list display Folder list display (First layer) Folder list display (Second layer) File list display Folder list display A mode [Operation of the folders for voice recordings] Moving through the levels } Return: LIST button Each time you press this it returns up one level. The 0 button can also serve as the LIST button on a list display. { Proceed: `OK button Each time you press this it opens the folder or file selected in the list display and proceeds down one level. • The 9 button can also serve as the `OK button on a list display. + or – button Select the folder or file. List display: The folders and files recorded in this recorder are displayed. Selecting the folders and files File list display Folder list display
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33 1 EN Switching between voice and movie mode The recorder has two modes: voice recorder and movie recorder. Select the mode according to the purpose of use. Switching between voice and movie mode 1 Slide the mode switch to A or n. Note • If you change the position of the mode switch while the recorder is operating, the recorder will continue the operation but will change the mode automatically once the operation has stopped. About the functions of each mode When the switch is at the A position: You can record voice and save the data to the [Folder A] through [Folder E] folders for voice recording, and play the voice files you recorded with the recorder. Music files transferred to the [Music] folder of the recorder can also be played (☞ P.29, P.31). When the switch is at the n position: You can shoot movies and save the data to the [DCIM] folder dedicated to movie files, and play the movie files you shot (☞ P.30). About the icons used in this manual A Indicates an operation or setting that is possible when the mode switch is at the voice mode position. n Indicates an operation or setting that is possible when the mode switch is at the movie mode position. A n Indicates an operation or setting that is possible when the mode switch is at either voice mode or movie mode position. The mode switch does not work while the recorder is performing operations such as recording, shooting, and playback. Stop the recorder or turn off the power and then change the mode.
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2 34 EN About recording/shooting Before recording A Getting Ready Changing modes: Slide the mode switch on the recorder to A (☞ P.33). Select the recording format: Recording can be performed through the linear PCM format, as well as the MP3 formats (☞ P.65). Turn the microphone toward the original sound source Turn the built-in stereo microphone in the direction that you would like to record. Placing the built-in stereo microphone over the display is the proper position for performing stereo recording. If it is below the display when recording then proper stereo recording cannot be performed because the position of the original sound will be recorded in reverse phase. Whenrecordingwiththebuilt-inmicrophone: Turn the microphone in the direction of the source to be recorded. Original sound source MIC SENSE HIGH MIC SENSE LOW L R Key map On mounting: Accurate adjustments of the microphone’s angle and the like can be made when the device is affixed to a commercially available tripod used for cameras. About the built-in stereo microphone: The extension of the microphone sensitivity can be adjusted by changing the [Mic Sense] setting to [High] or [Low] (☞ P.65). Before recording A
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2 35 EN Recording A a c b Recording A 1 Select the recording folder (☞ P.32). • The recording/shooting indicator light will flash and [≠] will appear on the sub LCD. • The main LCD turns off. a Remaining recording time b File number c Level meter (changes according to the recording level and recording function settings) • The voice sync level can be set when voice sync recording is on (☞ P.76). • [Rec Mode] cannot be changed in the recording standby mode or while recording. Configure this while the recorder is stopped (☞ P.65). • This recorder is designed to be able to record cleanly and evenly, even in recording conditions such as when the volume of the source sound changes significantly. However, even higher sound quality recordings can be achieved by adjusting the recording level manually (☞ P.65). 3 Press the 9 or 0 button to adjust the recording level. Before starting recording, select a folder among [Folder A] to [Folder E]. These five folders can be selectively used to distinguish the kind of recording; for example, Folder [Folder A] might be used to store private information, while Folder [Folder B] might be dedicated to holding business information. 2 Press the REC (s) button to prepare recording. • The level can be adjusted from [01] to [12]. The higher the number, the higher the level and the larger the indicator position on the level meter. • If too big sound is input, the noise may occur even if [Rec Level] is set to [Auto] or [Limiter ON] (☞ P.65). Also, in certain cases the PEAK/LED indicator light, which notifies large input, may not light. To ensure successful recordings, we recommend that you test the record function and volume before use. • When [Rec Level] is set to [Auto] the recording level will be adjusted automatically. Set [Rec Level] to [Manual] when using the recording level adjustment function and the limiter function (☞ P.65). STOP (4) button REC (s) button 9 0 button
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2 36 EN e 4 Press the REC (s) button to start recording. • The recording/shooting indicator light grows and [K] will appear on the sub LCD. d Elapsed recording time 5 Press the STOP (4) button to stop recording. • [L] will appear on the sub LCD. e File length Notes • To ensure that you do not lose the beginning of the recording, confirm that the recording is activated by checking the recording/shooting indicator or the mode indicator in the sub LCD. • When remaining recording time is less than 60 seconds, the PEAK/LED indicator light starts flashing. When the recording time is decreasing to 30 or 10 seconds, the light flashes faster. • [Folder Full] will appear when the recording cannot be made any further. Select other folder or delete any unnecessary files before recording (☞ P.58). • [Memory Full] will appear when there is no free space. Delete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P.58). • If the REC (s) button is pressed when a function other than the record function is specified, [Cannot record in this folder] is displayed. Select a folder from [Folder A] through [Folder E] and start recording again. • Depending on the sound recording mode and the status of record media, the data transfer to the media cannot be done in time during recording and the skipped sound may be recorded. In this case, [Data Write Error] will appear during recording or when the recording is finished. After transferring the data to the PC, format the record media. Recording A d Actually producing the sound you would like to record: • When a loud sound is produced the level meter will swing all the way over to the right while recording and the PEAK/LED indicator light will turn on. When this happens the sound will be recorded in a distorted manner since the recording level is too high. • When a loud noise is produced, adjust the recording level so that the level meter does not exceed [6dB]. When the level meter is maxed out (the recorded sounds will be distorted). Example of conditions where the recording level has been lowered and the excess input has been adjusted. Recording A
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2 37 EN Recording A About recordings in linear PCM format exceeding 2GB: The recording will continue even if the volume of a single file exceeds 2 GB in the linear PCM format recording. • The file is saved every 2 GB in separate files. It will be treated as multiple files when playing back. • When the recording exceeds 2 GB, the number of files in the folder may exceed 999 files. The 1000th file and later will not be recognized by the recorder, so check by connecting the recorder to a PC. • It is possible to record a maximum of 24 hours continuously. File names will be automatically created for files recorded by this recorder. 1 User ID: The user ID name that has been set on the Digital Voice Recorder. 2 File number: A file number is consecutively assigned. 3 Extension: These are the file name extensions for the recording format when recording with this device. • Linear PCM format  .WAV • MP3 format  .MP3 LS20 0001 .WAV 1 2 3 Recording A • We recommend formatting the record media in the recorder before recording (☞ P.86). • Pressing once the recording button of the optional exclusive remote control RS30W (☞ P.101) will make the recording start immediately. Pause While the recorder is during recording mode, press the REC (s) button. • [≠] will appear on the sub LCD. • The recorder will time out after 60 minutes when left in [Rec Pause]. Resume Recording: Press the REC (s) button again. • Recording will resume at the point of interruption.
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2 38 EN Recording A Listening while audio is recorded (REC Monitor) If you start recording after inserting the earphone into the EAR jack on the recorder, you can hear the sound being recorded. The recording monitor volume can be adjusted by pressing the + or − 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. Notes • Recording level cannot be controlled using the volume button. • To avoid irritation to the ear, insert the earphone after turning down the volume level. • Do not place earphones near a microphone as this may cause feedback. • When the external speaker is connected while recording, there is a risk that audio feedback will occur. It is recommended that you use earphones for the recording monitor, or turn [Rec Monitor] to [Off] while recording (☞ P.67). To EAR jack Settings relating to Recording [Mic Sense] (☞ P.65) Sets the recording sensitivity. [Rec Mode] (☞ P.65) Sets the recording rate for each recording format. [Rec Level] (☞ P.65) You can configure whether to adjust the recording level automatically or to adjust it manually. [Low Cut Filter] (☞ P.66) This function can reduce noise from air conditioners, projectors and other similar noises. [Self Timer] (☞ P.66) Sets the self-timer function. [Rec Monitor] (☞ P.67) Select whether or not to output the recording monitor sound from the EAR jack. [Plug-inPower] (☞ P.67) Select whether or not to use the plug-in power function according to the external microphone connected to the MIC jack. [Input Jack] (☞ P.67) Select whether to connect an external device to the MIC jack to use it as a LINE IN jack for recording, or to connect an external microphone for recording. [V-Sync. Rec] (☞ P.76) Sets the start level for voice sync recording. Recording A
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2 39 EN Recording A Recording settings Recording condition Indoor musical performance Band performance in a practice studio Performance in a vast hall, etc. Outdoor environment sounds like wild birds singing, railroad noises, etc. Conferences with large crowds in vast meeting venues Conferences with a few people indoors Recording level* (☞ P.65) When the [Rec Level] is set to [Manual] you can adjust the recording level. Adjust while looking at the level meter. [Mic Sense] (☞ P.65) [Low] [High] [Low Cut Filter] (☞ P.66) [Off] or [100Hz] [300Hz] [Rec Mode] (☞ P.65) The recording level can be adjusted to suit the volume of the original sound [Rec Level]* (☞ P.65) You can configure whether to adjust the recording level automatically or to adjust it manually. When [Rec Level] is set to [Manual] you can configure the limiter function. [Rec Monitor] (☞ P.67) Select whether or not to output the recording monitor sound from the EAR jack. [Plug- inPower] (☞ P.67) Select whether or not to use the plug-in power function according to the external microphone connected to the MIC jack. * When [Rec Level] is set to [Auto] the recording level will be adjusted automatically. When this happens, the recording level adjustment function and limiter function will not work (☞ P.65). Recommended settings by recording condition The recorder is initially set to [PCM 44.1kHz] mode so that you can make high quality stereo recordings immediately after purchasing it. The various functions relating to recording can be configured in detail to suit the recording conditions. The following table shows the recommended settings for some example recording conditions. Configure the functions to suit the actual recording conditions. Recording A
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2 40 EN Before you connect an external microphone to the MIC jack, change the [Input Jack] setting to [Microphone] (☞ P.67). Recording from external microphone or other devices The external microphone and other devices can be connected and the sound can be recorded. Connect as follows according to a device to be used. • Do not plug and unplug devices into the recorder’s jack while it is recording. Applicable external microphones (optional) (☞ P.101) 2-channel microphone (omni-directional): ME30W These are highly sensitive omni-directional microphones supported by plug-in power which are well-suited to recording musical performances. Compact Gun Microphone (unidirectional): ME31 The directional microphones useful for recordings such as outdoor recording of wild birds singing. Compact zoom microphone (unidirectional): ME32 The microphone is integrated with a tripod, making it suitable to place on a table and record conferences or lecture from a distance. Highly sensitive noise-cancellation monaural microphone (unidirectional): ME52W This microphone is used to record sound at a distance while minimizing surrounding noise. Tie clip microphone (omni-directional): ME15 Small concealing microphone with a tie-clip. Telephone pickup: TP7 Earphone type microphone can be plugged into your ear while phoning. The voice or conversation over the phone can be clearly recorded. To MIC jack Recording with external microphone: Connect an external microphone to the MIC jack of the recorder. Notes • The built-in microphone will become inoperable when an external microphone is plugged into the recorder’s MIC jack. • Microphones supported by plug-in power can also be used. When the plug-in power function is set to [On] power will be supplied by the recorder to the microphone (☞ P.67). • Turn the plug-in power function to [Off] when an external microphone not supported by plug-in power is connected, as there is the risk that noise may be generated while recording (☞ P.67). Recording A Recording A
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2 41 EN Note • If you are unable to produce a clear recording with this recorder even after adjusting the recording level (☞ P.65), this could potentially be because the output level for the connected devices is too high or too low. When external devices are connected, perform a test recording and then adjust the output level for the external devices. Note • When you adjust the sound quality settings related to playback on the recorder, the audio output signal sent out from the EAR jack will change as well (☞ P.71). Recording the sound of this recorder with other devices: • The sound of this recorder can be recorded using another device. In order to do so, connect the recorder’s EAR jack to the other device’s audio input terminal (MIC jack) using the connecting cord KA334 (optional) for dubbing. • When connecting to another device with no LINE IN jack but only a MIC IN, use the connecting cord KA333 (optional) equipped with a resistance attenuator for dubbing. To EAR jack To audio input terminal of other devices Recording the sound of other devices with this recorder: The sound can be recorded when connecting to the audio output terminal (earphone jack) of the other device and the MIC jack of the recorder with the connecting cord KA333 (optional) for dubbing. Before you connect an external microphone to the MIC jack, change the [Input Jack] setting to [Line] (☞ P.67). To audio output terminal of other devices To MIC jack Recording A Recording A
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2 42 EN Before shooting movies n Getting Ready Changing modes: Slide the mode switch on the recorder to n (☞ P.33). Point the lens toward the subject Point the lens toward the subject you want to shoot. You can verify the images you are shooting using the main LCD. While shooting, high-quality sound can be recorded using thee built-in stereo microphone. On mounting: Accurate adjustments of the microphone’s angle and the like can be made when the device is affixed to a commercially available tripod used for cameras. Subject Select the image quality: Set the movie resolution and recording format according to the content you want to shoot and its length (☞ P.68). Before shooting movies n
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2 43 EN b d c a f e Shooting movies n 3 Press the REC (s) button to start shooting. Shooting movies n • The recording/shooting indicator light grows and [K] will appear on the sub LCD. • Sound will also be recorded. f Shooting mode (Shooting state) 1 Press the REC (s) button to prepare shooting. 2 Press the 9 or 0 button to adjust the recording level of sound (☞ P.35). STOP (4) button REC (s) button • The recording/shooting indicator light will flash and [≠] will appear on the sub LCD. • [Image Quality] cannot be changed in the shooting standby mode or while shooting. Configure this while the recorder is stopped (☞ P.68). a Shooting mode (Shooting paused state) b Remaining shooting time c File number d Level meter (changes according to the recording level and recording function settings) 9 0 button e Recording level guide indicator
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2 44 EN g Notes • To ensure that you do not lose the beginning of the recording, confirm that the shooting is activated by checking the recording/shooting indicator or the mode indicator in the sub LCD. • When remaining recording time is less than 60 seconds, the PEAK/LED indicator light starts flashing. When the recording time is decreasing to 30 or 10 seconds, the light flashes faster. • [Folder Full] will appear when the recording cannot be made any further. Select other folder or delete any unnecessary files before recording (☞ P.58). • [Memory Full] will appear when there is no free space. Delete any unnecessary files before recording any further (☞ P.58). • Depending on the image quality and the status of the recording media, data may not be able to be transferred in time to the recording media while shooting. This may result in sound skipping. In such a case, [Data Write Error] will appear during shooting or when shooting finishes. After transferring the data to a PC, format the recording media. About shooting that exceeds 4 GB: If the size of a single file exceeds 4 GB, shooting will stop. Shooting movies n Shooting movies n 4 Press the STOP (4) button to stop shooting. • [L] will appear on the sub LCD. g File length • We recommend formatting the record media in the recorder before shooting (☞ P.86). • Pressing once the recording button of the optional exclusive remote control RS30W (☞ P.101) will make the shooting start immediately.
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2 45 EN a a Adjusting the volume 1 Press the `OK button during shooting to change the function of the + and − buttons. a Volume control indicator 2 Press the + or − button to adjust the volume. • The volume can be adjusted within a range from [00] to [30]. Shooting movies n Using the zoom 1 Press the `OK button during shooting to change the function of the + and − buttons. a Zoom indicator 2 Press the + or − button during shooting to adjust the shooting range. [+]: Switches to telephoto screen. [−]: Switches to wide angle screen. • When you start using the zoom, the zoom bar is displayed on the main LCD. Shooting movies n Zoom bar
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2 46 EN L L R R Shooting movies n Settings relating to shooting Select the desired settings according the shooting environment and purpose of use (☞ P.68 ~ P.70). [Image Quality] (☞ P.68) Set the resolution and the sound quality of the movie you will shoot. [Main LCD Display] (☞ P.68) Set whether to turn the main LCD on or off during shooting. [Reverse Angle Recording] (☞ P.68) Set shooting with the recorder turned upside down. [Magic Movie] (☞ P.69) Use special effects to shoot rich and expressive movies. [Image Stabilizer] (☞ P.69) Minimize the blur caused by the recorder’s shakings or by the subject’s movements during shooting. [Metering] (☞ P.69) Select the range for metering brightness. [White Balance] (☞ P.69) Set the white balance according to the shooting scene. [Exposure Comp.] (☞ P.70) Set an appropriate exposure. [High ISO Mode] (☞ P.70) Set the shooting sensitivity. Shooting movies n Shooting using the recorder upside down This function is useful while recording in an environment where there are many people around you, or where it is difficult to fit the subject in the viewfinder when shooting. Set the [Reverse Angle Recording] to [On] before shooting with the recorder upside down (☞ P.68). Shooting with the reverse angle recording function: When using the recorder upside down like shown in the picture, the left and right channel of the built-in stereo microphone are automatically reversed, so you can shoot in the same way you do during normal conditions. Normal shooting Upside down recording During upside down recording, o is displayed on the main LCD.
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2 47 EN Shooting’s recorded sound settings Configure the settings of the sound recorded during shooting (☞ P.65 ~ P.67). It is convenient to use these settings in combination with [Recording Settings]. [Mic Sense] (☞ P.65) Sets the recording sensitivity. [Rec Level] (☞ P.65) You can configure whether to adjust the recording level automatically or to adjust it manually. [Low Cut Filter] (☞ P.66) This function can reduce noise from air conditioners, projectors and other similar noises. [Self Timer] (☞ P.66) Sets the self-timer function. [Rec Monitor] (☞ P.67) Select whether or not to output the recording monitor sound from the EAR jack. [Plug-inPower] (☞ P.67) Select whether or not to use the plug-in power function according to the external microphone connected to the MIC jack. [Input Jack] (☞ P.67) Select whether to connect an external device to the MIC jack to use it as a LINE IN jack for recording, or to connect an external microphone for recording. Recording from external microphone You can connect an external microphone to record sound. Do not plug or unplug a device into/from the recorder’s jack during shooting. For details on how to connect an external microphone and the external microphones that can be used with the recorder, see ☞ P.40. File names will be automatically created for files shooting by this recorder. 1 Month: 1 to C (A=October, B=November, C=December). 2 Day: 01 to 31. 3 File number: A file number is consecutively assigned. 4 Extension: The file name extensions of the movie files shot using the recorder. • MOV format  .MOV PB03 0001 .MOV 1 3 4 2 Shooting movies n Shooting movies n
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48 3 EN Playback A 2 Press the `OK button to start playback. About playback 1 Select the file to be played back from the folder which contains it (☞ P.32). • [•] will appear on the sub LCD. • When playback starts, the main LCD turns off. a File length b File number c Level meter d Elapsed playback time The recorder can play WAV and MP3 format files. To playback a file recorded with other machines, you need to transfer (copy) it from a computer. + − button `OK button STOP (4) button 3 Press the + or − button to adjust to a comfortable listening volume. • The volume can be adjusted within a range from [00] to [30]. a c b d 4 Press the STOP (4) button at any point you want to stop playback. • [L] will appear on the sub LCD. • This will stop the file being played back midway. When the resume function is activated the stopped location will be registered, even if the power is turned off. The next time the power is turned on, playback may be resumed from the registered stopped location. Playback A
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49 3 EN Playback A Settings relating to playback [Play Mode] (☞ P.71) You can select the playback mode that fits your preference. [Equalizer] (☞ P.71) If you change the equalizer setting, you can enjoy the music with your favorite sound quality. [Visualizer] (☞ P.71) You can enjoy watching images during the playback of voice files. 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. To EAR jack While the recorder is during stop mode in the file display, press and hold the 9 button. • [ß] will appear on the sub LCD. • If you release the 9 button, it will stop. Press the `OK button to start playback from where it was stopped. While the recorder is during playback mode, press and hold the 9 button. • When you release the 9 button the recorder will resume normal playback. • If there is an index mark in the middle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location (☞ P.52). • 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. Forwarding Playback A Note • When the [Visualizer] setting in the [Play Menu] is set to [On], the set visualizer effect is displayed on the main LCD during the playback of voice files (☞ P.71).
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50 3 EN Rewinding While the recorder is during stop mode in the file display, press and hold the 0 button. • [™] will appear on the sub LCD. • If you release the 0 button, it will stop. Press the `OK button to start playback from where it was stopped. While the recorder is during playback mode, press and hold the 0 button. • When you release the 0 button the recorder will resume normal playback. • If there is an index mark in the middle of the file, the recorder will stop at that location (☞ P.52). • 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. Locating the beginning of a file While the recorder is during playback mode, press the 9 button. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the next file. While the recorder is during playback mode, press the 0 button. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the current file. While the recorder is during playback mode, press the 0 button twice. • The recorder skips to the beginning of the previous file. Note • When you skip to the beginning of the file during playback, the recorder will stop at the position of the index mark. The index mark will be skipped when you perform the operation in stop mode (☞ P.52). Playback A Playback A

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  • Model/name: LS-20M
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