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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
    ... or http://www.sony.com/ Declaration of Conformity Trade Name Model Responsible Party Address : SONY : ICD-PX312 : Sony Electronics Inc. : 16530 Via Esprillo,...of the copyright holders. • Sony is not responsible for incomplete recording/ downloading or damaged data due to problems of the...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 3
    ... to any machine readable form without prior written approval from Sony Corporation. IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE .... • 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. ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 4
    ...SD-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 registered ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 5
    ... ...12 When to replace the batteries ...13 Step 3: Turning the IC Recorder On ...14 Turning the power on ...14 Turning the power off ...14 ... sound and making the human voice clearer - the noise cut function ...50 Adjusting the playback speed - the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function ...51 5 GB
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 6
    ... ...56 Playback via Other Devices ...59 Recording with other equipment ...59 Utilizing Your Computer... Recorder with Your Computer ...86 Connecting the IC recorder to your computer ...86 Structure of folders ... Using the IC Recorder as USB Memory ...95 Using the Supplied Sound Organizer Software ...96 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 7
    ... Using a USB AC Adaptor ...101 Disconnecting the IC recorder from the AC outlet ...101 Precautions ...103 Specifications ...106 ...106 Design and specifications ...107 Battery life ...110 Troubleshooting Troubleshooting ...111 Message List ...119 System Limitations ...124 Display Window Guide ...125 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 8
    Getting Started Step 1: Checking the Contents of the Package IC Recorder (1) Application software, Sound Organizer (CD-ROM) (1) ... (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 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 9
    ...) A-B button P z REC/PAUSE button Q NOISE CUT switch R T-MARK (track mark) button *1 These buttons and the jack have a tactile dot. Use it as a reference point for operations, or to identify each terminal. *2 Connect a pair of headphones (not supplied) to the i (headphone) jack. When noise is heard,...
  • 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
    ... unintentional operations when you carry the IC recorder, etc. "HOLD" appears if you ...IC recorder in the HOLD status Getting Started Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards ... are disabled. When the HOLD function is activated during recording, all the button operations are disabled. To stop...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 12
    ...time, or when you insert batteries after the IC recorder has been without batteries for a certain ...and time. z Tips • When replacing the batteries, files recorded or alarm settings are not erased even... 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
    ...stop mode, and you leave the IC recorder without attempting an operation for a certain length ... is set to "10min" when you purchase the IC recorder.) You can select the length of time... ON/OFF" for more than 1 second. The IC recorder is turned on, and the "Accessing..." animation is displayed...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 15
    ... section. You need to set the clock to use the alarm function or record the date and time. ... time, or when you insert batteries after the IC recorder has been without batteries for more than ...N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Select the last two digits of the year. When you set the minute, the "Executing..." ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 16
    ... recorder for the first time or when no file is recorded, the following window may be displayed. Current folder ... current date and time While the IC recorder is in the stop mode, press x (stop) to display ..., use the menu. To set the clock using the menu While the IC recorder is in the stop mode, you ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 17
    ... - . , >+ 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... press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. 4 Press -. or >+ to select the language that you want to use, and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. 17 GB
  • 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
    ... the battery indicator (page 13). • Noise may be recorded if an object, such as your finger, etc.,... the recording (page 48). Basic Operations Starting to record 1 Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF switch towards ...window appears. 2 Select the folder in which you want to record files (page 25). 19 GB
  • 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 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 21
    ... file number for playback later. The folder containing the recorded file Basic Operations x The number ... in a folder. Note while accessing The IC recorder is recording data and storing it on the memory... window or the operation indicator flashes in orange. While the IC recorder is accessing data, do...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 22
    ...just recorded. Press and hold -. during recording or recording pause. Recording stops and you can ... point. * One hour after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically released and the... stop mode. z Tips • Files recorded using this IC recorder will be recorded as MP3 files. • You can...
  • 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 Sensitivity (page 82), etc., to the ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 24
    Listening Starting playback 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. 2 Select the file you want to play (page 25). 3 Press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. Playback will start soon, and the operation ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 25
    ... 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). -., >+ 25 GB
  • 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
    ... the button 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 (... is set to "OFF" (page 49). 3 In the continuous searching mode, the IC recorder does not locate track marks. * 27 GB
  • 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
    Erasing P Note Once a recording has been erased, you cannot retrieve it. Selecting a file... ON/OFF switch towards the center to release the IC recorder from the HOLD status (page 11). The stop mode ...2 Select the file you want to erase when the IC recorder is in the stop or playback mode (page 25). 3 ...
  • 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
    ... SCENE N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER - . , >+ The indicator corresponding 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 Sensitivity (page 82),...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 32
    ..., you can record with clear, low-noise sound, without vibration noise from the desk. Voice Notes ( ) Interview ( ) To record human voice at a distance of 1 to 2 meters (40 to... output connector (stereo mini-jack). Also used for dubbing. Recording a voice note By placing the IC recorder ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 33
    ... a tripod (not supplied) or placing the IC recorder on a stand or table, you can adjust ... and the built-in microphone more precisely. When recording a chorus or piano performance, for example, place ... (80 to 120 in.) from the performer(s). Set up the IC recorder with the display window facing up, and ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 34
    ...81), Mic Sensitivity (page 82), etc., for recording situations, use the menu to change each item of recording settings. REC Mode 192kbps 128kbps (MONO) (MONO) (HQ) (SHQ) Mic Medium ... 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
    .../Overwrite" in the menu is set to "Add," you can add a recording to the file being played back. The added .../ STOP•ENTER. After adding a recording File 3 Added recording File 4 3 Press -. or >+ to select ... press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. Other Recording Operations Select the file to which you ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 36
    ... using the supplied Sound Organizer software, adding a recording to the files may not be possible. • The REC Mode..., see page 24. Adding an overwrite recording during playback N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER ... starts. 7 Press x (stop) to stop recording. Recording is added to the current file. The file number ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 37
    ... The erased part of File 2 File 2 File 3 File 4 Added overwrite recording in File 2 "Add/Overwrite" is set to "OFF" when you purchase the ... Recording Operations Select the file to which you want to add an overwrite recording first. 4 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode. 1 Press and ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 38
    ... z REC/PAUSE x 7 Press x (stop) to stop recording. Recording overwrites the current file. The file ... the supplied Sound Organizer software, adding an overwrite recording to the files may not be possible... from step 5. You can set the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function to "ON," to make the IC...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 39
    ...," and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. The recording pauses when no sound is detected and "PAUSE" flashes. When the IC recorder detects sound again, ... have changed the "Mic Sensitivity" setting, or for an important recording, set "VOR" to "OFF" in the menu. Other Recording ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 40
    ... DISP/MENU About compatible memory cards Memory cards that you can use with the IC recorder are as follows: • Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) media: Up to 16 GB is supported....standards are as follows. microSD/microSDHC cards Supplier SONY z REC/PAUSE x - . , >+ Insert M2™ with the terminal ...
  • 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 ... 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 to ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 42
    .... Doing so may cause fire, electric shock, or malfunctions. To switch the IC recorder destination to the memory card 1 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the .... "Select Memory" is set to "Built-In Memory" when you purchase the IC recorder. If the memory card has already been formatted, proceed to ...
  • 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
    ... (not supplied) to the m (microphone) jack when the IC recorder is in the stop mode. "Select Input" appears in... set 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 mode....
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 45
    ...IC recorder. 5 Press x (stop) to stop recording. z Recommended microphones You can use the Sony ECM-CS10, ECM-CZ10, ECM-DS70P, ECM-DS30P...ECM-TL1 headphone-type electret condenser microphone (not supplied) to record sound from a telephone or a cell phone. For details on how to ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 46
    ...player, etc. z Tips • Before you start recording, we recommend you make a trial ...stereo) of other equipment to the m (microphone) jack of the IC recorder and adjust the volume level on the piece... sound from other equipment connected to the IC recorder. When you select "Audio IN" in the "Scene...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 47
    ... to "MIC IN" when you purchase the IC recorder. 3 Press x (stop) to exit the menu mode. 4 Press z REC/PAUSE to start recording. Other Recording Operations The built-in microphone is automatically ...)" (SHQ) or "128kbps(MONO)" (HQ), sounds are recorded only in one channel. In this case, set...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 48
    ... pair of headphones (not supplied) to the i (headphone) jack, you can monitor the recording. You can adjust the monitoring volume by pressing VOL -/+, but the recording level is fixed. P Note When the cord of the headphones touches the IC recorder while you are ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 49
    ... point you wish to resume playback. The IC recorder searches at slow speed with playback sound. ... you press and hold the button, the IC recorder starts to search at higher speed. z When files are ... and the operation indicator go off, the IC recorder will stop at the beginning of the last file. • If ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 50
    ...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 does not work. Reducing...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 51
    ...€¢ENTER. Adjusting the playback speed – the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function N PLAY/ STOPମ. is played back in natural tones by means of a digital processing function. Other Playback Operations...€¯ is set to “Maximum” when you purchase the IC recorder. or playback mode to enter the menu mode...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 52
    ... continuously. 3 Press -. 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 you set "...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 53
    ...€¢ENTER. x – . , >+ 3 Press –. or >+ to select “Continuous 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 – ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 54
    ... point B. " A-B" 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" in step 4. To play ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 55
    To change the segment specified for A-B 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 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 56
    ... to play back with 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 then press N ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 57
    ... alarm setting, and then follow steps 2 through 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 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 58
    ...• If the alarm time comes while the IC recorder is accessing data, etc., the alarm may be... stored on a memory card. When the playback ends, the IC recorder will stop automatically. (When the alarm pattern is set to... has not been set or no files are recorded, you cannot set the alarm. • The alarm ...
  • 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 ... equipment to the recording mode. A file from the IC recorder will be recorded on the equipment connected. i (headphone) jack 3 Press x (stop) on the IC ...
  • 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
    .... 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 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 62
    3 Press -. or >+ to select "Move & Copy," and then press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. 4 Press -. or >+ to select "File Copy," and then press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. The "Copying..." animation appears and the file is copied as the last file in the destination folder. A file will be copied ...
  • 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 all files in a .... 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/...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 64
    ... • 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 ... of 98 track marks to each file. During recording, playing back, or recording pausing, press T-MARK at the position ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 65
    ...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 mark you want to erase. 2 Press and hold DISP/MENU in the stop mode to enter the menu mode. ...
  • 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
    ... 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 be possible. • Once a file is divided, you cannot ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 70
    3 Press -. or >+ to select "Divide," and then press N PLAY/STOP•ENTER. 5 Press -. or >+ to select "YES," and then press N PLAY/ STOP•ENTER. The "Dividing..." animation appears, and the file is divided at all the track mark positions. All the existing track marks in the files ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 71
    ... 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 be possible. • Once a file is divided, you cannot ...
  • 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
    P Note If you do not press any button for 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 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 76
    ... Search Alarm Protect Divide Divide Current Position Divide All Track Marks [Back] Move & Copy Move File File Copy [Back] Delete 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 Level LED Language Date&Time Time Display Beep Auto Power ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 78
    .... OFF*: You cannot add or overwrite a recording. Sets the VOR (Voice Operated Recording) function. ON... function does not work. Sets the DPC (Digital Pitch Control) function. ON: You can adjust ... useful when attempting to locate desired point in a long recording. OFF*: The easy search function does not...
  • 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
    ...to play, edit, or copy. Built-In Memory*: The built-in memory of the IC recorder is selected. Memory Card: The memory card inserted in the memory card... 42 P 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...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 82
    ... as recording in a spacious room (displayed as " " in the window). Medium*: To record the sound of a normal conversation or meeting, such as recording ...*: The LCF function is canceled. Selects the external input to be recorded that is connected to the m (microphone) jack. MIC IN*: Select when you...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 83
    ... page 50 Noise Cut Level Sets the noise cut level to use when the IC.... ON*: During accessing to the memory, recording or playback, the indicator lights or flashes. OFF: The indicator does.... - P Note When the IC recorder is connected to a computer, the operation indicator lights or flashes even if...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 84
    ...>+ 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 that computer...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 85
    ...IC recorder turns off automatically. 5min: The IC recorder will be turned off after approx. 5 minutes. ...off after approx. 60 minutes. OFF: The IC recorder will not be turned off automatically. Format Formats ... data which you have stored on the IC recorder will be erased. Once the memory media has been...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 86
    ...IC recorder operations is disabled. Copying files from the IC recorder to your computer to store them (page 92) Copying MP3 files from your computer to the IC recorder to play them back (page 93) ... Sound Organizer software allows you to transfer the files that you have recorded using the IC recorder...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 87
    ...€¯ 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 the ... to the computer, “Connecting” is displayed in the display window of the IC recorder. Utilizing Your Computer Structure of folders and files The...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 88
    ...IC RECORDER" Folder for files recorded using the IC recorder VOICE*1 FOLDER01 FOLDER05 Folder ... on the IC recorder. It is useful if you input the ID3 tag information using the software ... MP3 *4 *1 When a file is transferred directly under the VOICE folder, the IC recorder recognizes and handles ...
  • 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
    Structure of folders displayed in the display window of the IC recorder The display of the structure of the folders seen in the display window of the IC ...recorded with the IC recorder Folders for files recorded using the IC recorder (folders under the VOICE folder) will be displayed. Display of an ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 91
    ....) 1 Make sure that the operation indicator of the IC recorder does not light. 2 Perform the following ... from your computer to the IC recorder, use the supplied Sound Organizer software. t Left-click ... the USB connecting cable connected to the IC recorder from the USB port of the computer. 91 GB
  • 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 Connect the ...the local disk on your computer. 3 Disconnect the IC recorder from your computer (page 91). 92 GB
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    ... files onto "IC RECORDER" or "MEMORY CARD." The IC recorder can recognize up to 400 folders. You ...to 199 files to one folder. Moreover, the IC recorder can recognize up to a total of 4,095 folders ...can copy MP3 files from your computer to the IC recorder by dragging and dropping them, and you ...
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    ... copied from your computer can be played back with the IC recorder. Dividing a file and setting a track mark, however,.... • If you have copied MP3 files using your computer, those files may not be copied...If you copy MP3 files from your computer to the IC recorder one by one, you can display and play ...
  • 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 ...recorder can be temporarily stored on the IC recorder. Your computer must meet the specified system requirements to use the IC recorder as USB memory. For details on the system requirements, see page ...
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    ...Organizer allows you to exchange files with an IC recorder or memory card. The songs imported from music ...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 ...
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    ...own original music CD. Other convenient uses • You can start the mail software and send a recording file attached to mail. • You can use the voice recognition software Dragon NaturallySpeaking* which is compatible with Sound 97 GB
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    ...). • 64 bit versions of Windows XP are not supported. IBM PC/AT or compatible • CPU Windows XP: Pentium III ... color: High Color (16 bit) or higher • Sound card A SoundBlaster compatible card is recommended. • USB port A compatible USB port is required to use devices and media. Operation via ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 99
    ... be started by a user with limited privileges in Windows XP. To use the software update function in Windows XP, you must log on to an account with computer administrator privileges. ...]. Utilizing Your Computer 1 Make sure that the IC recorder is not connected, then turn on your computer and...
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    ... a list of podcasts. The file list of the IC recorder Displays the files saved to the connected IC ... Organizer. Sidebar (Import/Transfer) IC Recorder: Displays the transfer screen. A list of files ... : Transfers the files of Sound Organizer to an IC recorder or memory card. : Imports the files of an IC...
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    ... long time. file, press x (stop) to put the IC recorder into the stop mode. 2 Make sure that ... the AC outlet. P Notes • During recording (the operation indicator lights or flashes in red) or accessing data (the operation indicator flashes in orange), - the IC recorder should not be connected to ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 102
    ... the USB AC adaptor connected to the IC recorder should not be connected to or disconnected from the AC ... so may damage the data. If the IC recorder is required to process a large amount of data, ... extended period of time. This is not a malfunction of the IC recorder. Wait until the start-up display ...
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    ...NH-AAA-B2KN rechargeable batteries. - When you use the unit in an environment where the unit is exposed to rain,...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
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    ... 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
    ... card. • Do not expose a memory card to water. • Do not use a memory card under the following conditions: - Locations beyond the ... near a heater. - Humid locations or locations with corrosive substances present. • When using a memory card, make sure to check the correct insertion direction ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 106
    ...versions of Windows XP are not supported. To use your computer without the Sound Organizer 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 ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 107
    ... 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 - 17,000 Hz SP...
  • 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
    .../min.: minutes) Additional Information *3 When you are going to record continuously for a long time, you may have to replace the batteries with new ones in the midst of recording. For details on the battery life, see the next table... time varies if you record files in mixed recording mode. 109 GB
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    Battery life When using Sony LR03 (SG) (size AAA) alkaline batteries*1 REC ... 41 hr. 41 hr. (hr.: hours) When using Sony NH-AAA-B2KN rechargeable ...(MONO) (SP) 8kbps(MONO) (LP) Recording 37 hr. 37 hr. 39 ... proprietary to Sony. The battery life may shorten depending on how you operate the IC recorder. ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 111
    ... problem persist after you have made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer. Please note that recorded files may be deleted during service or ...Take out the batteries and insert them again. Troubleshooting The IC recorder cannot be turned off. The IC recorder cannot be ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 112
    ... takes a long time for the IC • If the IC recorder is required to process a large amount of data, ...batteries are weak (page 13). • The power to the IC recorder is off. Slide the HOLD•POWER ON/OFF ...)" (SHQ) or "128kbps(MONO)" (HQ), sounds are recorded only in one channel. In this case, set ...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 113
    ... displayed and you cannot operate the IC recorder. Remedy • 199 files have been ... – or + to adjust the volume (page 24). • The recording scene is set to “Voice Notes” ( ) or “Audio INମ.. Set “VOR” to “OFF” in the menu (page 38). Troubleshooting Recording is interrupted. 113 GB
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    ... level on the piece of equipment connected to the IC recorder. enough. Playback speed is too fast... is not recognized. "--:--" is displayed. "--y--m--d" or is displayed on the recording date display. There are fewer menu... modes (stop mode, playback mode or recording mode) (page 76). 114 GB...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 115
    ... Sound Organizer software. The battery life is short. Remedy • The IC recorder requires a certain ... may shorten depending on the operation of the IC recorder. • Even if you do not ... setting is changed using "IC Recorder Settings" of the Sound Organizer software with the exhausted batteries ...
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    ...Remedy A character in a folder or file • The IC recorder cannot support or display some special characters ... period of time. This is not a malfunction of the IC recorder. Wait until the message disappears. It takes a... than an MP3(.mp3) file that the IC recorder supports, they may not be displayed....
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    ... 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
    ...Refer to the instruction manual of the computer.) • The volume of WAV files can be changed and saved using ...not support. Depending on the file format, you cannot use part of editorial features of the software.... 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
    ... folder or the total number of files stored on the IC recorder has exceeded the maximum, you cannot record a new file. Erase some files before recording. • You cannot play back or edit files,... (page 85). • A memory card was inserted during recording or playback. Remove the memory card and insert ...
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    ... You cannot erase it. Cancel the protection on the IC recorder or cancel "Read only" on your computer ... to "OFF." You cannot add a recording 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)...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 122
    ...folder or the total number of files stored on the IC recorder exceeds the maximum, you cannot divide ... 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
    ... set an alarm 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 (... A system error other than the above has occurred. Remove the batteries and re-inert them. System Error 123 Troubleshooting GB
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    ... Limitations There are some system limitations of the IC recorder. Troubles as mentioned below are not malfunctions of the IC recorder. Symptom Cause/Remedy You cannot record... becomes shorter divide a file, therefore the remaining recording time will be shortened. when you divide a file. ...
  • 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
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    ...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 ...
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    ... Displays the currently selected scene used for recording. Appears when a scene is set. : Meeting : Voice Notes : Interview : Lecture :...recording mode (128kbps(MONO)) SP: Standard play monaural recording mode (48kbps(MONO)) LP: Long play monaural recording mode (8kbps(MONO)) 127 Troubleshooting GB
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    ... playback T EASY-S (Easy 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 the center (...
  • Sony ICD-PX312 | Operating Instructions - Page 129
    ...at the current position ...68, 76, 79 DPC (Digital Pitch Control) ...51, 76, 78 B Battery ...Changing the Scene Select settings ...31 Connecting the IC recorder to your computer ...86 Continuous play ...53, ... your computer ...92 Copying MP3 files to the IC recorder ...93 Cue ...49 F Folder ...25, 60, ...
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    ... ...76, 80 Noise Cut Level ...77, 83 Protect ...76, 79 REC Mode ...77, 81 Select Input ...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
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    ... Noise cut level ...50, 77, 83 O Overwrite recording ...36 Sound Organizer ...96 Specifications ...106 ... ...124 System requirements ...97, 106 P Pause recording ...22 Playback ...24, 49 Playback modes ...... ...59 Review ...22, 49 V VOR (Voice Operated Recording) ...38, 76, 78 S Scene selection ......
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