Using The Field Recorder


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Using The Field Recorder

  1. 1. Sony PCMD50Linear PCM Recorder<br />Learning how to use the portable field recorder<br />Week 12<br />
  2. 2. Field Recorder<br />Features<br />96 kHz/24-bit recorder <br />2 stereo microphones<br />4 GB of internal flash memory and a Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo™ slot. <br />USB high-speed port for uploading & downloading.WAV format files<br />
  3. 3. Parts & Controls<br />L & R Audio Mics<br />Volume Dial<br />FF / Up<br />Menu<br />Rewind / Down<br />Light<br />
  4. 4. Parts & Controls<br />L & R Peak level lamps<br />Display<br />Record Level<br />Pause<br />Record<br />Stop<br />Play<br />
  5. 5. Parts & Controls<br />Line Out<br />Headphone Jack<br />USB Connector<br />Hold – locks buttons on recorder<br />
  6. 6. Parts & Controls<br />Mic Jack – for external microphone<br />Power Switch<br />
  7. 7. Using the Built-in Mics<br />
  8. 8. Using the Built-in Mics<br />
  9. 9. Limiter Switch<br />
  10. 10. Low Cut Filter Switch<br />
  11. 11. How to Record Audio<br />Set the input switch<br />Microphone or line input<br />Press the Menu button<br />Select a folder to record your audio into<br />
  12. 12. How to Record Audio<br />Press FF / FR buttons to select which folder to save your audio files<br />
  13. 13. How to Record Audio<br />Press the REC button<br />Recorder stands by for recording<br />Rec pause icon flashes<br />Adjust your levels with the Rec Level dial<br />Shoot for around -12 dB<br />
  14. 14. How to Record Audio<br />Watch your peaks<br />Sharp attack sounds may distort your recording<br />Green lights<br />-12dB – good<br />No distortion<br />Red lights<br />Exceeds -1dB – bad<br />Distortion<br />Turn your levels down<br />
  15. 15. How to Record Audio<br />Record your audio<br />Press PLAY/ENTER or PAUSE<br />REC icon lights while recording<br />Pause recording<br />Press PAUSE<br />PAUSE icon flashes<br />Stop recording<br />Press STOP<br />
  16. 16. Dividing a Track<br />To cut a long recording into more then one track<br />Cuts the track as you record<br />Recording continues as a new track in the same folder<br />Useful during an interview<br />Each response can be its own track rather than one big track<br />Divide<br />
  17. 17. Monitor What You Record<br />Connect headphones in headphone jack<br />Adjust volume with volume dial on the left<br />
  18. 18. Playback of Recorded Audio<br />Plug in your headphones<br />Press the PLAY/ENTER button<br />Playback starts from the first track of the selected folder or where you left off when you stopped playback<br />Change a folder<br />Press the MENU button<br />Use the FF / FR buttons to navigate to the folder you want<br />Press PLAY/ENTER to select it<br />
  19. 19. Deleting a Track in a Folder<br />While the recorder is playing the track or is stopped, press and hold MENU<br />Press FF / FR buttons to select DELETE TRK<br />Press PLAY/ENTER<br />DELETE TRK displays<br />Press FF / FW to select YES, then press PLAY/ENTER<br />
  20. 20. Delete All Tracks in a Folder<br />Select the folder where the tracks you want to delete are in<br />Press FF / FW buttons to select DELETE ALL, press PLAY/ENTER<br />DELETE ALL displays<br />Press FF / FW buttons to select YES and press PLAY/ENTER<br />
  21. 21. Storing Tracks on a Computer<br />Turn on power<br />Connect USB connector wire from recorder to your laptop<br />CONNECTING appears on the display<br />Recognized as a drive on your laptop<br />
  22. 22. Storing Tracks on a Computer<br />Connection rules<br />You cannot operate the recorder while it is connected<br />Do not turn the power off<br />Do not disconnect the USB<br />
  23. 23. Storing Tracks on a Computer<br />Drag and drop the track file or files from the folder you recorded from to your hard drive<br />White folders<br />Folders where you can record and play back tracks<br />Black folders<br />Playback files only<br />Where audio files FROM your laptop can be stored (like an iPod)<br />
  24. 24. Sony PCMD50Linear PCM Recorder<br />Learning how to use the portable field recorder<br />Week 12<br />