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  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 1
    4-267-065-11(2) IC Recorder Operating Instructions Getting Started Basic Operations Other Recording Operations Other Playback Operations Editing Files About the Menu Function Utilizing Your Computer Additional Information Troubleshooting Index ICD-PX312
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 2
    ... Customer Information Service Center 1-800-222-7669 or http://www.sony.com/ Declaration of Conformity Trade Name Model Responsible Party Address : SONY : ICD-PX312 : Sony Electronics Inc. : 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA 92127 USA Telephone ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 3
    ...user license agreement. • This software is for Windows and cannot be used for Macintosh. • The supplied connecting cable is for the IC recorder ICD-PX312. You cannot connect other IC recorders. What you record is for personal enjoyment and use only. Copyright laws...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 4
    ...-3C, LLC. • "Memory Stick Micro," "M2" and are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sony Corporation. • "MagicGate" is a trademark of Sony Corporation. • Nuance, the Nuance logo, Dragon, Dragon NaturallySpeaking, and RealSpeak are trademarks and/or...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 5
    ... When to replace the batteries ...13 Step 3: Turning the IC Recorder On ...14 Turning the power on ...14 ... microphone ...44 Recording from other equipment ...46 Operation during Recording ...48 Monitoring... voice clearer - the noise cut function ...50 Adjusting the playback speed - the DPC (Digital...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 6
    ... ...91 Copying Files from the IC Recorder to Your Computer ...92 Copying MP3 Files from Your Computer to... Playing Them Back ...93 Copying an MP3 file from your computer to the IC recorder (drag and drop)... ...93 Using the IC Recorder as USB Memory ...95 Using the Supplied Sound Organizer Software ...96...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 7
    ... Information Using a USB AC Adaptor ...101 Disconnecting the IC recorder from the AC outlet ...101 Precautions ...103 Specifications ...106 System requirements ...106 Design ...110 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ...111 Message List ...119 System Limitations ...124 Display Window Guide ...125 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 8
    ...Application software, Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DVD-ROM)* Operating Instructions Remove the film on the display window before you use the IC recorder. * The application software, Dragon NaturallySpeaking (DVD-ROM) is supplied with some models in some regions only. You ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 9
    ...parts and controls Front K i (headphone) jack*2 L Operation indicator M ERASE button N VOL (volume)...have a tactile dot. Use it as a reference point for operations, or to identify each terminal. *2 Connect a pair .../STOP•ENTER*1 button x (stop) button -. (review/fast backward), >+ (cue/fast forward...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 10
    Rear S T U V W (USB) connector M2™/microSD memory card slot HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch Battery compartment Strap hole (A strap is not supplied.) 10 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 11
    ... all the buttons (HOLD) in order to prevent unintentional operations when you carry the IC recorder, etc. "HOLD" appears if you press any button when the HOLD function is activated. To release the IC recorder from the HOLD status To put the IC recorder in ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 12
    ...first time, or when you insert batteries after the IC recorder has been without batteries ... • Do not use manganese batteries for this IC recorder. • When replacing the batteries, be sure to replace ... batteries. • When you are not going to use the IC recorder for a long time, remove the batteries...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 13
    When to replace the batteries The battery indicator in the display window shows the battery condition. Battery remain indicator : "Low Battery Level" appears. Replace the old batteries with new ones. m : "Low Battery" appears and the IC recorder will stop operation. Getting Started 13 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 14
    ...power on z Tips • When you are not going to use the IC recorder for a long time, we recommend..., and you leave the IC recorder without attempting an operation for a certain length of time... of "POWER ON/OFF" for more than 1 second. The IC recorder is turned on, and the "Accessing..." animation...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 15
    ... month section. You need to set the clock to use the alarm function or record the date and time. When you insert batteries for the first time, or when you insert batteries after the IC recorder has been without batteries for more than 1 minute, "Set Date&Time" appears, and then ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 16
    When you use the IC recorder for the first time or when no file is recorded, the following window may be...To display the current date and time While the IC recorder is in the stop mode, press x (stop) to ...the menu. To set the clock using the menu While the IC recorder is in the stop mode, you can set ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 17
    Step 5: Setting the Language to Be Used in the Display Window N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER DISP/MENU Getting Started x - . , >+ 3 Press -. or >+ to select You can select the language to be used for messages, menus, etc. from 3 languages. "Language," and then press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. 1 Press ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 18
    You can select the following languages. English, Español (Spanish), Français (French) 5 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode. 18 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 19
    ... your finger, etc., accidentally rubs or scratches the IC recorder during recording. z Tip Before you start recording...the recording (page 48). Basic Operations Starting to record 1 Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards the center to release the IC recorder from the HOLD status (page 11). The...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 20
    3 Place the IC recorder so that the built-in microphone face the direction of the source to be recorded. 4 Press z REC/PAUSE in the stop mode. The operation indicator flashes in orange, and then lights up in red. (When "LED" is set to ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 21
    ...the file was recorded in a folder. Note while accessing The IC recorder is recording data and storing it on the memory media when the ......" animation appears in the display window or the operation indicator flashes in orange. While the IC recorder is accessing data, do not remove the batteries or ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 22
    ..., recording pause is automatically released and the IC recorder enters the stop mode. z Tips • Files recorded using this IC recorder will be recorded as MP3 files. • You can record up to 199 files in each folder. • You can make new folders or erase...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 23
    The remaining time Flashing To record according to each recording situation (scene selection) According to various recording scene, you can change the recording items, such as REC Mode (page 81), Mic ... settings in bulk. For details on scene selection, see page 31. Basic Operations 23 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 24
    ... the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards the center to release the IC recorder from the HOLD status (page 11). The stop mode window appears. 2 Select the file you want ...N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Playback will start soon, and the operation indicator will light in green. (When "LED" is set to "...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 25
    ... and file 1 Press window. (folder) to display the folder selection Basic Operations Current folder Current file number/the total number of files in the folder 2 Press -. or >+ to select a folder. When you purchase the IC recorder, there are 5 folders already available ( FOLDER01-05). -., ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 26
    3 Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER 4 Press -. or >+ to select a file. -., >+ Press >+ to select a file with a larger number. Press -. to select a file with a smaller number. 26 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 27
    ... pressed to skip the files continuously.*3) *1 When a track mark is set, the IC recorder goes backward or forward to the track mark before or after the current point (page 64). *2 ... to "OFF" (page 49). 3 In the continuous searching mode, the IC recorder does not locate track marks. * ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 28
    ...switch and check the file information. A file recorded using the IC recorder is displayed as follows. Elapsed time:... one file Remaining time: The maximum recording time during recording The remaining playback time of one file (in the stop mode or playback mode) Recording date/time: Date/time recorded...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 29
    ... it 1 Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards the center to release the IC recorder from the HOLD status (page 11). The stop mode window appears. Basic Operations 2 Select the file you want to erase when the IC recorder is in the stop or playback mode (page 25). 3 Press ERASE. ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 30
    5 Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. The "Erasing..." animation appears in the display window and the selected file will be erased. When a file is erased, the remaining files will advance so that there will be no space between files. N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER The 1st file has been erased and the following...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 31
    Other Recording Operations Changing the Recording Settings Selecting a recording scene for each situation SCENE N PLAY/ ... to the selected scene is displayed. Other Recording Operations According to various recording scene, you can change the items for recording, such as REC Mode (page 81), Mic ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 32
    ... in a conference room. To record dictation with a microphone in front of your mouth. Recording at a meeting By placing the IC recorder on a stand or... via an audio output connector (stereo mini-jack). Also used for dubbing. Recording a voice note By placing the IC recorder close to one side of your ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 33
    Recording an interview Place the IC recorder so that the built-in microphone face the interviewee. Other Recording Operations Recording a music performance By attaching a tripod (not supplied) or placing the IC recorder on a stand or table, you ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 34
    ...pages 78 through 82. Meeting ( ) VOR OFF Voice Notes Interview ( ) ( ) OFF OFF 192kbps (MONO...page 81), Mic Sensitivity (page 82), etc., for recording situations, use the menu to change each item... Input MIC IN Low ( ) ON MIC IN Adding a recording to a previously recorded file N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER DISP...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 35
    ...," and then press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. Other Recording Operations Select the file to which you want to add a recording first. 1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in ... menu mode window will be displayed. "Add/Overwrite" is set to "OFF" when you purchase the IC recorder. 35 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 36
    ... x (stop) to exit the menu mode. • You cannot add a recording to an MP3 file that was not recorded using the IC recorder. Moreover, when you edit files using the supplied Sound Organizer software, adding a recording to the files may not be possible....
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 37
    ... File 2 File 2 File 3 File 4 Added overwrite recording in File 2 "Add/Overwrite" is set to "OFF" when you purchase the IC recorder. Other Recording Operations Select the file to which you want to add an overwrite recording first. 4 Press x (stop) ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 38
    ...cannot add an overwrite recording to an MP3 file which was not recorded using the IC recorder. Moreover, when you edit files using the supplied Sound Organizer software, adding... You can set the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function to "ON," to make the IC recorder start recording...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 39
    ...ENTER. The recording pauses when no sound is detected and “PAUSE” flashes. When the IC recorder detects sound again, the recording starts...€¯ in the menu. Other Recording Operations “VOR” is set to “OFF” when you purchase the IC recorder. 4 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode. 5 Press...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 40
    ...€¢ENTER DISP/MENU About compatible memory cards Memory cards that you can use with the IC recorder are as follows: • Memory Stick Micro™ (M2ମ.to our standards are as follows. microSD/microSDHC cards Supplier SONY z REC/PAUSE x – . , >+ Insert M2™ with the terminal side facing...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 41
    For ICD-PX312, the operational tests performed were using memory cards available as of January 2011. For the latest... cards that have been tested, please access the support home page for the IC recorder: http://www.sony.com/recordersupport In this manual, M2™ and microSD cards are generally referred...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 42
    ... so may cause fire, electric shock, or malfunctions. To switch the IC recorder destination to the memory card 1 Press and hold ... "Select Memory" is set to "Built-In Memory" when you purchase the IC recorder. If the memory card has already been formatted, proceed to step 7. 2 Press -. or ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 43
    7 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode. Memory card indicator is displayed. To use the built-in memory Select "Built-In Memory" in step 3. To start recording Select the folder and then press z REC/ PAUSE. For details on recording, see page 19. Other Recording Operations 43 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 44
    ... external microphone (not supplied) to the m (microphone) jack when the IC recorder is in the stop mode. "Select Input"... to "SHQ" or "HQ" mode, you can record sound in stereo. "Select Input" is set to "MIC IN" when you purchase the IC recorder. 3 Press x (stop) to exit the menu ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 45
    .... 5 Press x (stop) to stop recording. z Recommended microphones You can use the Sony ECM-CS10, ECM-CZ10, ECM-DS70P, ECM-... (not supplied) to record sound from a telephone or a cell phone. For details on how to make the connection, refer to the operating instructions supplied with ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 46
    ... player, etc. z Tips • Before you start recording, we recommend you make a trial ... mini-plug) of other equipment to the m (microphone) jack of the IC recorder using an audio connecting cable (... sound from other equipment connected to the IC recorder. When you select "Audio IN" in the "Scene ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 47
    ...€¯ is set to “MIC IN” when you purchase the IC recorder. 3 Press x (stop) to exit the menu.... Other Recording Operations The built-in microphone is automatically cut off and the IC recorder... of an external device connected to the IC recorder is monaural and the recording mode is set to “192kbps...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 48
    ...VOL -/+, but the recording level is fixed. P Note When the cord of the headphones touches the IC recorder while you are monitoring the recording, the IC recorder may record a rustling noise. The rustling noise can be reduced by holding the cord away from the IC recorder. 48 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 49
    ...release it at the point you wish to resume playback. The IC recorder searches at slow speed with playback ...if you press and hold the button, the IC recorder starts to search at higher speed....seconds. • When "FILE END" and the operation indicator go off, the IC recorder will stop at the beginning...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 50
    ... sound quality because the noise of all frequency bands including a human voice is reduced. P Notes • The effect of the noise cut function may be different depending on the condition of the recorded voice. • When you are using the built-in speaker, the noise cut function ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 51
    ... N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. Adjusting the playback speed - the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER DISP/... "Noise Cut Level" is set to "Maximum" when you purchase the IC recorder. or playback mode to enter the menu mode. The menu mode window will be displayed. 5 Press x (...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 52
    ... or >+ to select "ON," and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. The playback speed is set to "×0.70" when you purchase the IC recorder. To resume normal playback speed Select "OFF" in step 3. P Note The noise cut function (page 50) does not work if ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 53
    ... Play," and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. You can use the menu or operate buttons to select the playback mode according to the playback situations. Other Playback Operations To play back all files in a folder continuously - the continuous play 1 Press ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 54
    ...€¯ is displayed and the specified section is played back repeatedly. “Continuous Play” is set to “OFF” when you purchase the IC recorder. 5 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode. To resume normal playback mode – the single file play Select “OFF” ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 55
    ... repeat playback: During A-B repeat playback, press (repeat) A-B again to specify a new starting point A. Then specify a new finishing point B, as in step 2. P Note You cannot set the points A and B near the beginning or the end of a file, and around track marks. Other Playback Operations 55 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 56
    ... an alarm. 2 Enter the alarm setting mode. 1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the "Alarm" is set to "OFF" when you purchase the IC recorder. stop mode to enter the menu mode. The menu mode window will be displayed. 2 Press -. or >+ to select "Alarm," and ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 57
    ... 5. To cancel the alarm setting The alarm pattern is set to "Beep&Play" when you purchase the IC recorder. The "Executing..." animation is displayed. Follow steps 1 and 2. In step 2-3 select "OFF" and press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. The alarm will...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 58
    ...an alarm in the files stored on a memory card. When the playback ends, the IC recorder will stop automatically. (When the alarm pattern is set to "Beep&Play" or "Play," the IC recorder will stop at the beginning of the selected file.) To stop the alarm playback Press...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 59
    ..., mini disc recorder, etc. 1 Connect the i (headphone) jack of the IC recorder to the external input terminal of other equipment using an audio ...at the same time set the connected equipment to the recording mode. A file from the IC recorder will be recorded on the equipment connected. i (headphone)...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 60
    Editing Files Arranging Files in a Folder Moving a file to a different folder N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER DISP/MENU x 3 Press -. or >+ to select "Move & Copy," and then press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. - . , >+ 4 Press -. or >+ to select "Move 1 Select the file you want to move. 2 Press and ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 61
    ... to the other memory media. You can copy files between the built-in memory and a memory card, which is useful in saving a backup. Before starting the operation, insert a memory card to be used for copying into the memory card slot. Editing Files 1 Select the file you want to copy. When you want ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 62
    ... file name. 6 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode. To cancel the copy operation Press x (stop) before step 5. To cancel the copy operation during copying While the "Copying..." animation is displayed in step 5, press x (stop). "Copy to Memory Card" or "...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 63
    • Do not remove or insert a memory card, or turn off the IC recorder while copying. Files may be damaged. Erasing ...1 Select the folder containing the files you want to erase when the IC recorder is in the stop mode. 5 Press -. or >+ to select "YES," and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. The ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 64
    ...€¢ENTER – . , >+ T-MARK P Notes • You can add a track mark only to files recorded using the IC recorder. However, when you edit files using the supplied Sound Organizer software, adding a track mark to the files may not be possible. • ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 65
    Erasing a track mark N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER DISP/MENU x 4 Press -. or >+ to select "Erase Track Mark," and then press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. Erase Track Mark?" is displayed and the track mark indicator and the track mark number to be erased will flash. 1 Stop at a position after the track...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 66
    6 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode. 2 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop mode to enter the menu mode. The menu mode window will be displayed. 3 Press -. or >+ to select "Delete," and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. To cancel erasing Select "NO" in step 5, and then press N PLAY/...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 67
    5 Press -. or >+ to select "YES," and then press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. The "Erasing..." animation appears in the display window and all the track marks will be erased at one time. 6 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode. To cancel erasing Select "NO" in step 5, and then press N PLAY/...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 68
    ... to the newer part of the divided file. By dividing a file, you can easily find the point from which you want to play back when you make a long recording such as at a meeting. You can divide a file until the total number of files in the folder reaches the maximum number allowed. 4 Press -. or >+ ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 69
    ... newer part has the same title and artist name. • You cannot divide files other than those recorded using the IC recorder (e.g., a file transferred from a computer). Moreover, when you edit files using the supplied Sound Organizer software, dividing files may not...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 70
    ... dividing "Divide All Track Marks?" will be displayed. Select "NO" in step 5, and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. z Tip To cancel division during the operation at all the remaining track marks, press x (stop). The files that have been divided before the cancellation remain divided. 70 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 71
    ... newer part has the same title and artist name. • You cannot divide files other than those recorded using the IC recorder (e.g., a file transferred from a computer). Moreover, when you edit files using the supplied Sound Organizer software, dividing files may not...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 72
    Protecting a File N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER DISP/MENU x - . , >+ 4 Press -. or >+ to select "ON," and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. To prevent a file from being accidentally erased or edited, you can protect an important file. A protected file is marked with the (protect) indicator and is ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 73
    To release protection Select the protected file, and then follow steps 2 through 5. In this case, select "OFF" in step 4, and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. P Note You cannot set protection to the podcast files. Editing Files 73 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 74
    About the Menu Function Making Settings for the Menu N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER DISP/MENU x press -. or >+ to select their sub menu item for which you want to make setting, and then press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. - . , >+ 1 Press and hold DISP/MENU to enter the menu mode. The menu mode window will ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 75
    ... 60 seconds, the menu mode is automatically canceled and the window will return to the normal display. To return to the previous window During menu operations, press DISP/ MENU. When the selection screen of the sub menu screen is displayed after you select "Divide," "Move & Copy," "Delete...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 76
    Menu Settings Menu items Operation mode (a: the setting can be made /-: the setting cannot be made) Stop mode Add/Overwrite VOR... Erase Track Mark Erase All Track Marks Erase All [Back] Select Memory a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Playback mode - - a a Recording mode - a 76 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 77
    Menu items Operation mode (a: the setting can be made /-: the setting cannot be made) Stop mode Playback mode a a a a Recording mode a - a a a Detail Menu REC Mode Mic Sensitivity LCF(Low Cut) Select Input Continuous Play Noise Cut ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 78
    ...recording. OFF*: You cannot add or overwrite a recording. Sets the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function. ON: Recording starts when the IC recorder detects sound and pauses when no sound is heard, eliminating recording during soundless periods. The ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 79
    Menu items Alarm Settings (*: Initial setting) Sets the alarm. ON: The alarm function is effective. Set the date, time or day of the week or choose daily for playback, and set the following alarm pattern. Beep&Play: The selected file is played back after the alarm sounds. Beep: Only the alarm ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 80
    Menu items Move & Move File Copy File Copy Settings (*: Initial setting) Moves the selected file to the selected folder. Before attempting to move a file, select the file to be moved, and then go to the menu window. Copies the selected file from the built-in memory to the desired folder on a ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 81
    ...edit, or copy. Built-In Memory*: The built-in memory of the IC recorder is selected. Memory Card: The memory ...Note When no memory card is currently inserted in the IC recorder, the built-in memory is automatically selected. Detail Menu REC Mode Sets the recording mode including sound quality. 192kbps...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 82
    ... in the window). Low: To record dictation with a microphone in front of your mouth, a sound near the IC recorder, or a loud sound (displayed as " " in the window). Sets ... back continuously. OFF*: A file is played back and the IC recorder stops at the beginning of the next file. 53 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 83
    ... Sets the noise cut level to use when the IC recorder plays a file back which... indicator on or off during operation. ON*: During accessing to the memory, recording or playback, the indicator lights... not light or flash, even during operation. - P Note When the IC recorder is connected to a computer...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 84
    ... or >+ to select "Auto(Synchronizing)" or "Manual," and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Auto(Synchronizing)*: When the IC recorder is connected to a computer that is running the Sound Organizer software, the clock will be automatically adjusted according to ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 85
    ... turns off automatically. 5min: The IC recorder will be turned off after approx. 5 minutes....not be formatted. - About the Menu Function P Notes • Use the IC recorder formatting function to format the memory... the data which you have stored on the IC recorder will be erased. Once the memory media...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 86
    ..., 106. P Note While the IC recorder is connected with your computer, the IC recorder operations is disabled. ... them (page 92) Copying MP3 files from your computer to the IC recorder to play them back ... Organizer software allows you to transfer the files that you have recorded using the IC recorder to...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 87
    ... than two USB devices to your computer, normal operation will not be guaranteed. • Use of this IC recorder with a USB hub or a USB ... an "IC RECORDER" or "MEMORY CARD" drive is displayed on the desktop. The IC recorder is recognized by the computer as soon as the connection is made. While ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 88
    ... RECORDER" Folder for files recorded using the IC recorder VOICE*1 FOLDER01 FOLDER05 Folder ... the VOICE folder. *2 The name of a folder in which MP3 files are stored will be displayed on the IC recorder... MP3 MP3 MP3 *4 *1 When a file is transferred directly under the VOICE folder, the IC recorder...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 89
    ... (M2™) "MEMORY CARD" MSSONY microSD card "MEMORY CARD" PRIVATE VOICE Folder for files recorded using the IC recorder Sony FOLDER01 VOICE Folder for files recorded using the IC recorder FOLDER01 FOLDER05 MUSIC POP Folder transferred from your ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 90
    ... for files recorded using the IC recorder Folder transferred from a computer (They are displayed when MP3 files have been transferred from a... the IC recorder Folders for files recorded using the IC recorder (folders under the VOICE folder) will be displayed. Display of an MP3 file transferred from ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 91
    ... to "Trash" and drop it there. For details on disconnecting the IC recorder from your computer, refer to the operating instructions supplied with your computer. Utilizing Your Computer Disconnecting the IC recorder from your computer Follow the procedures ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 92
    Copying Files from the IC Recorder to Your Computer z To copy a file or folder (drag and drop) You can copy the files and folders from the IC recorder to your computer to store them. 1...MEMORY CARD" to the local disk on your computer. 3 Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer (page 91). ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 93
    ... media. You can copy MP3 files from your computer to the IC recorder by dragging and dropping... Utilizing Your Computer Copying an MP3 file from your computer to the IC recorder (drag and drop...€¢ENTER. 2 Copy the folder in which the MP3 files are stored to the IC recorder. On a Windows screen using ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 94
    ...x (stop) to stop playback. P Notes • An MP3 file copied from your computer can be played back with the IC recorder. Dividing a file ... because of system limitations. If you copy MP3 files from your computer to the IC recorder one by one, you can display and play back the MP3 files in copied order. ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 95
    ... Recorder as USB Memory When the IC recorder is connected to your computer, image data or text data on the computer, as well as files recorded using the IC recorder can be temporarily stored ... meet the specified system requirements to use the IC recorder as USB memory. For details on the system ...
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    ... Sound Organizer allows you to exchange files with an IC recorder or memory card. The songs imported from...can also be played and transferred to an IC recorder. Various operations can be performed for imported ...imported into Sound Organizer. Importing files recorded with an IC recorder You can import ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 97
    ... (DVD-ROM) is supplied with some models in some regions only. Deleting files from an IC recorder You can delete a file saved to an IC recorder. Use this operation to delete files in the ..., podcasts, and other content on your IC recorder. Operating systems Windows 7 Ultimate Windows 7 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 98
    ... 64 bit versions of Windows XP are not supported. IBM PC/AT or compatible • CPU Windows XP: Pentium...• USB port A compatible USB port is required to use devices and media. Operation via a USB hub is not guaranteed except for models for which operation has been specifically guaranteed. Installing...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 99
    ... drive, double-click [SoundOrganizerInstaller.exe], and then follow the instructions on the screen. 3 Make sure that you accept the terms of ... you select [Custom]. Utilizing Your Computer 1 Make sure that the IC recorder is not connected, then turn on your computer and start up Windows. 5 When ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 100
    .... Podcast: Displays a list of podcasts. The file list of the IC recorder Displays the files saved to the connected IC recorder or memory card. Edit Mode button Displays the edit area so ... buttons : Transfers the files of Sound Organizer to an IC recorder or memory card. : Imports the files ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 101
    ...USB AC Adaptor To (USB) connector Disconnecting the IC recorder from the AC outlet Follow the procedures ... the stop mode. 2 Make sure that the operation indicator of the IC recorder does not light.... in red) or accessing data (the operation indicator flashes in orange), - the IC recorder should not...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 102
    ... USB AC adaptor connected to the IC recorder should not be connected to or disconnected from the AC ... Doing so may damage the data. If the IC recorder is required to process a large amount ...displayed for an extended period of time. This is not a malfunction of the IC recorder. Wait until the start-up ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 103
    ... have the unit checked by qualified personnel before operating it any further. • Be careful not to allow water... AC power source, a fluorescent lamp or a mobile phone during recording or playback. • Noise may ... object, such as your finger, etc., rubs or scratches the unit during recording. 103 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 104
    ... all types of compatible memory cards with the IC recorder. • For compatible M2™, please refer to the Sony web site (page 107). • "MagicGate™" is the collective name of content protection technologies developed by Sony. The IC recorder does not support data recording/playback that ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 105
    ... memory card. • Do not expose a memory card to water. • Do not use a memory card under the following conditions: - Locations beyond the required operating conditions, including locations, such as the hot interior of a car parked in the sun and/ or in the summer, the outdoors exposed to direct ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 106
    ... software To use your computer with the IC recorder without the Sound Organizer software, or to use the IC recorder as a USB mass storage device, your computer must meet the operating system requirements and port environment described below. ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 107
    ... For the latest version information and compatibility with your operating system, please access the support home page for the IC recorder: http://www.sony.com/recordersupport Frequency range SHQ: 75 Hz - 20,000 Hz HQ: 75 Hz -...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 108
    ...may not handle some of the above listed optional accessories. Please ask the dealer for detailed information. ... (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association) Supplied accessories See page 8. Optional accessories Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) MS-A16GU2, MS-A8GU2, MS-A4GU2, MS...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 109
    ... time of all the folders is as follows. REC Mode Recording scene Built-in memory Memory card ...SHQ) Interview ( ) Lecture ( ) Audio IN ( ) 128kbps(MONO) Voice Notes ( (HQ) 48kbps(MONO) (SP)... to replace the batteries with new ones in the midst of recording. For details on the battery life, see the next ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 110
    ... hr. 30 hr. (hr.: hours) *1 The battery life is measured in testing using methods proprietary to Sony. The battery life may shorten depending on how you operate the IC recorder. *2 When playing back music through the internal speaker with the...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 111
    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting Before taking the IC recorder for repair, check the following sections. Should any... your nearest Sony dealer. Please note that recorded files may be deleted during service ... out the batteries and insert them again. Troubleshooting The IC recorder cannot be turned off....
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 112
    ... IC recorder to start. This is not a malfunction of the IC recorder. Wait until the start-up display disappears. The IC recorder does not operate. The IC recorder does not operate,... 85). • The batteries are weak (page 13). • The power to the IC recorder is off. Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 113
    ... "File Full" is displayed and you cannot operate the IC recorder. Remedy • 199 files have been recorded in the selected folder ( ) or 4,074 files (when ...overwrite a recording to a file which was not recorded using the IC recorder. • You cannot add or overwrite a recording ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 114
    ... to the equipment, the input level is m (microphone) jack of the IC recorder and adjust the volume too ... strong level on the piece of equipment connected to the IC recorder. enough. Playback speed is too ... files other than those recorded using the IC recorder (e.g., a file transferred from a computer...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 115
    ... Sound Organizer software. The battery life is short. Remedy • The IC recorder requires a certain ... life may shorten depending on the operation of the IC recorder. • Even if you do ... setting is changed using "IC Recorder Settings" of the Sound Organizer software with the exhausted batteries ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 116
    Symptom Remedy A character in a folder or file • The IC recorder cannot support or display some special characters and symbols that ... recorder. • If files are incompatible, other than an MP3(.mp3) file that the IC recorder supports, they may not be displayed. See page 107. • Disconnect the IC...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 117
    ...using a guest account. Make sure to log on using a user name with computer administrator privileges. The IC recorder cannot be properly connected. • Check that the installation of the software has been successful. Also check the connection as follows: ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 118
    ...your computer first*, and then add it to the IC recorder. (*Select the saving file format ... while the computer is communicating with the IC recorder. Otherwise the computer operations become unstable or the data inside the IC recorder may be damaged. • There may be conflict between the software and...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 119
    ... memory card. Low Battery Memory Card Error Memory Card Not Supported • A memory card that the IC recorder does not support is inserted. See "About compatible memory cards" on page 40. • An M2™ that the IC recorder does not authorize is inserted. ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 120
    ... files, because the data of the selected file is damaged. • The IC recorder cannot be turned on using the computer ... no copy of the control file required for operation. Format the IC recorder using the formatting function ...backup copy of your data and format the IC recorder using the menu (page 85)....
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 121
    ...Read only" file. You cannot erase it. Cancel the protection on the IC recorder or cancel "Read only" on your computer to edit... or an overwrite recording (pages 34, 36). • This data is not in a file format that is supported by the IC recorder. The IC recorder supports MP3(.mp3)files only. For ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 122
    ... folder or the total number of files stored on the IC recorder exceeds the maximum, you cannot ...Select Memory," or "File Copy" menus. • The file being recorded has reached the maximum size limit... MB). The file will be divided automatically and recording will continue as a new file. Erased-too...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 123
    ... in a file stored on a memory card. Switch the memory media of the IC recorder to "Built-In Memory" (page 42). • If there are no files in a (music) or (podcast) folder in the ... the above has occurred. Remove the batteries and re-inert them. System Error 123 Troubleshooting GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 124
    ... There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Troubles as mentioned below are not malfunctions ...MP3 files in you transfer MP3 files from your computer to the IC recorder one by order....can be displayed artist name, or file name. on the IC recorder. • Depending on the files, the set positions...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 125
    ... Displays the remaining memory and decreases one by one during recording. A Track mark indicator Displays the track mark number just ... indicator C Folder information indicator : A folder where you can record a file : A folder for playback only : A folder for podcast files 125 Troubleshooting GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 126
    ...Memory" is selected, no indicator is displayed. K Battery indicator Display when recording L Recording progress animation display Displays the progress of a ... in animation. M Recording indicator Appears while the IC recorder is recording N VOR recording indicator Appears when "VOR" is set to ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 127
    ... Recording mode indicator Displays the recording mode set in the menu when the IC recorder is in the stop mode, and displays the current recording mode when the IC recorder is in the playback or recording mode: SHQ:...)) LP: Long play monaural recording mode (8kbps(MONO)) 127 Troubleshooting GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 128
    ... Search) indicator Appears when "Easy Search" is set to "ON" in the menu. U HOLD indicator Appears when the IC recorder is in the HOLD status to prevent unintentional operations. To release the HOLD status, slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 129
    ... External microphone ...44 C Changing the Scene Select settings ...31 Connecting the IC recorder to your computer ...86 Continuous play ...53, 77, 82..., 76, 80 Copying files to your computer ...92 Copying MP3 files to the IC recorder ...93 Cue ...49 F Folder ...25, 60, 87 Index H HOLD ...11 HOLD•...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 130
    ...77, 82 Select Memory ...76, 81 Time Display ...77, 84 VOR ...76, 78 Message list ...119 microSD/microSDHC ...40, 89 Monitoring the recording ...48 Moving a file ...60, 76, 80 MP3 files ...107 N Noise ...103
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 131
    ... U USB AC adaptor ...101 USB memory ...95 Using the IC recorder with your computer ...86 R Rechargeable batteries ...110 ... from other equipment ...46 Recording time ...109 Recording with other equipment ...59 Review ...22, 49 V VOR (Voice Operated Recording) ...38, 76, 78 S Scene selection ...31 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 132
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