I was used to do interviews with cassettes, then minidiscs and I was used to conduct interviews even in noisy places like a caf?. I bought the Olympus DS-2300. The sound of my recording is awful! the surrounding noises are high, the recorded voice seems distorted. I tried with a micro and without, the options dictation and conference, but I'm not satisfied at all. The interviews are barely audible.
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A MiniDisc recorder would plug into your stereo system just like a regular old cassette recorder would. Line out from deck to line in/play on receiver/amplifier and Line In from deck to "record" / tape line out from amplifier/receiver.
Insert MiniDisc, select Source and you should be ready to hit 'Record' and then 'Play' to start recording.
The notice is saying that you have a dirty video head. If this display was not programmed into your camera you would have gone ahead and recorded an event only to find out later that you have a fuzzy of snowy result.If you do not have a cleaning cassette try playing a previously recorded clean cassette or even a brand new blank cassette for about 10 to 15 minutes. Playing a clean cassette has a slight cleaning action provided it has no fungus or dirt on it itself. Mind you even a damaged or worn out head will give you the same notice - Use cleaning cassette !!.
check your disc - do you have the little tab slide over to prevent recording? (like a cassette has on the top)? Also, very important with MiniDiscs, or home CD recorders, when you press STOP, you still need power for another 30 seconds or so for the unit to write the TOC - table of contents. Without the TOC, your disc cannot find where anything is. So , make sure you have a FRESH battery and/or AC adapter when recording. Try a new blank disk with fresh batteries, okay?
Your problem is that MiniDisc is only a one-way street. Music can be copied from another device or (with a Net MiniDisc) digitally transferred from a host pc onto the MD unit, but not the other way around. Confusion arises because in older versions of Sony SonicStage, music could be checked in and out of the device. When checking out, a copy was made onto MD along with a digital rights licence. The original stayed on the host pc and could only be checked out on three additional devices at any one time. When checking music back in, the device simply erased the digital copy on the MD and transferred the licence data back into the host pc, so that one of the four possible copies was restored and made available for further check-outs. Later SonicStage software abandoned this clumsy "check-in, check-out" process but tracks downloaded onto an MD under the old process could not even be erased from an MD until checked back in again.
There is no hack or modification for this; the hardware and firmware simply is not provided in the MiniDisc system design to allow it.
A later and brief-lived development of the system was the Hi MiniDisc (Hi-MD). This does allow the user to upload material recorded onto the device to a host pc, but still does not allow you to upload material from pre-recorded sources or from your old collection. This is because uploads are possible only when using a dedicated 1GB Hi-MD, when the system uses older legacy MD's it uses different processing circuitry with all the old limitations.
Your only option is analogue transfer in real time. You can improve the quality if you are able to use the optical transfer provided on some models, you'll also find that some models allow you to bypass the output volume circuitry on the headphone jack by setting it to line output. But there is no way to speed up the transfers, sorry.
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I did not interrupt my recording. I stopped recording, turned off the recorder, unplugged all the mics, turned on the recorder, listened to the first 10 seconds of the recorded track, turned off the recorder, plugged it into my mac, turned it on in USB mode, attempted to transfer the track file, and the track size is "zero kb." I ejected the recorder, turned it off and back on, and now the track says "err format" and skips to the next track.
This seems like a unique problem, as any "data recovery" software will search for deleted files instead of corrupted files. And even if the file is corrupted I have software that can read the raw wav data. However, the filesize is incorrect and obviously doesn't contain any wav data. Shouldn't it be the actual file size? How can I fix this???
One of two things, the little super tiny sliding door on the front edge of the minidisc (like on a cassette tape) is slid open, to prevent recording (so slide door closed), or two, you are trying to digitally record from a 2nd generation digital source, which the Minidisc will not let you do.
All minidisc player/recorders (with the partial exception of the later
and far rarer Hi-MD players) can only download material from the host
computer. They are physically incapable at the basic hardware level of
uploading material to the host computer even if it's material which you
own the copyright for. As a result, there's not even a hack for it as
the wiring just isn't there to do it.
The only way to transfer from the minidisc player to the host computer
is by connecting a lead to the audio output socket (headphone socket)
and to the audio input socket (microphone) on the host computer. There
is some quality lost but if the computer has a good audio card and
matching software the losses are minimal. You can improve the transfer
quality by going into the menu of the MZ-N510 and setting the output
socket to "line". This bypasses the volume controls completely giving a
purer signal path.
How old are the tapes? Unless the tape recorder doesn't shut off when it gets to the end of the tape, then I think the tape recorder is fine and it is probably just the tape.
Hope this helps.
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check out your sharing options on windows media player, DRM can watermark the tracks and make them unusable by other users, or even yourself. Default is with copy protection, lookmin tools>options>rip music. Almost all audio programs have some version of this available, and only one fair use copy can be made.
Digital video camcorder are recording signals in very thin line (as thin as 1/8 of a hair.) Therefore, following symptoms may appear if video heads become dirty even a little.
If such symptoms appear, clean the video heads with a commercially available dry cleaning cassette.
If the symptoms reappear shortly after cleaning, the video cassette may be defective. Stop using the cassette.
Video heads may become dirty under the following conditions:
(1) When using the camcorder in humid or hot places.
(2) When using cassette with damaged or dirty tape.
(3) When using the camcorder in dusty places.
(4) When using the video heads without cleaning them for a long time.
Before you make important recording, clean the video heads and make a test recording first.
We also recommend cleaning the video heads after use before storing the camcorder.