BBefore you begin
Adjusting the playback sound
by amplifying inaudible
sound–Digital Voice Up
Display a full-screen image.
Index to Parts and Controls
Identifying the front and rear panels of the unit
What is the Visual IC recorder?
Recording a Message with Images
During playback of
message, you can display
full-screen image from
the message list or bookmark list.
of a recorded message is amplified,
Visual IC Recorder
What you can do with the Visual IC Recorder and its
What is “Live View”?
Loading the camera
fTuonuscetithoencamera function, you
need to activate the camera lens
ready for shooting and display live
pictures from the lens on the
display window. This mode is
called “Live View”.
You can shoot an image as a bookmark while recording sound as a new
message– Message with bookmarks. You can add the maximum of 99
Maximum recording time
The maximum recording time of all
the folders is as follows. You can
record messages for the maximum
Press DISPLAY briefly.
allowing you to hear even small
voices more easily. By adjusting the
overall recording to its optimum
level, you can make playback sound
well-balanced and more audible.
While recording sound as
point. The shot image is recorded and added as
For example, when you record an important meeting, you can shoot an image
as reminder of the important topic as follows:
message, you can shoot an image at the desired
bYoooukcmanarrkescotordatmheesmsagxeim. um of 99 messages in each folder of the initially
current message is displayed in full-
bookmark to the message.
folders (FOLDER01 to FOLDER05). When you add new message folders by
using the supplied Visual and Voice Editor software, you can record the
maximum of 1,000 messages in all folders.
recording time in
single folder. (In
recording sound only.)
When you press DISPLAY in the
Opening the display
newly recorded message is automatically added behind the last
Approx. 11 hr. 30 min.
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Depending on the area you purchased
the unit, the Digital Voice Up switch
name shown on the unit may differ.
The model number is located at the rear and the serial number is located on the side panel of
the unit. Record the serial number in the space provided below. Refer to these numbers
whenever you call upon your Sony dealer regarding this product.
recorded message, you can start recording quickly without searching for the
end of the last recording.
Approx. 22 hr. 5 min.
Approx. 35 hr
To load the live view in the display
window, do the following:
Message 1 Message 2
(hr.: hours/min.: minutes)
In continuous recording
Approx. 93 hr. 30 min.
Listening in better sound
You can enjoy better sound quality as
Model No. ICD-CX50
Newly recorded message
message with bookmarks
Open the display cover.
Do either of the following:
ST: Standard play stereo recording
mode/STLP: Long play stereo
recording mode /SP: Standard play
monaural recording mode/LP:
Long play monaural recording
Shoot an image of the
speaker presenting an
Shoot an image of the
To return to the message or bookmark list,
press DISPLAY again.
Release the HOLD function
and open the display cover.
not supplied) to the i (headphones)
jack. The built-in speaker will be
•To listen from an external speaker:
Connect an active or passive
The Live View mode is activated
and you can shoot an image by
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To select the recording mode
For how to select the recording mode,
see “Operating the Menu”.
Lens mount (HOLD on/off, Camera on/off,
camera self mode)
You can set the unit to the following modes as you
rotate the lens mount to the following position:
HOLD on: When you rotate the lens mount to
REC (record) /PAUSE button
Press here to start and pause recording.
is displayed in the message list or
reminder of the contents of the message.
Rotate the lens mount to “z” (HOLD off/
Camera off) position until it clicks into
Slide open the cover to display the whole
LCD display window.
Stop playing a message.
speaker (not supplied) to the
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You can shoot images while recording sound as
message contains both sound and image(s) (bookmarks). Those messages are
Notes before recording
Turn(csamneorrao)ffbtuhtetolivne view mode for shooting an
message. The recorded
To record in better sound quality,
select the ST or STLP mode.
Playback stops. To resume playback from
that point, press u.
“HOLD”, “HOLD” will appear for 3 seconds and
then the display will be turned off.
“message with bookmarks”. (See “Recording
long recording, be
During recording and playback: recording or
playback continues but the functions of the
buttons are locked. The live view mode, if
activated, will be turned off.
Built-in stereo microphone
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For the customers in the USA
IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of
International Business Machines Corporation.
Recording sound only
Message without bookmark
change the display as follows:
In the live view mode: Turns off and on the display
of image information.
When the live view is off: Switches the thumbnail
view of the messages or bookmarks and full-
screen preview of an image.
By pressing for more than one second, it works as
MENU button to display the menu on the LCD
During stop: The unit enters into the standby
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All rights reserved.
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Apple and Macintosh are trademarks of Apple
Computer Inc., registered in the USA and other
bookmark”. You can add images later as bookmarks. (See the reverse side.)
You cannot record through the
built-in microphone if you connect
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
Shooting an image only
When you do not press any key or button for
approximately 15 seconds, the display will
be turned off. To turn it on, press any key.
To cancel the HOLD function
Rotate the lens mount to select other position.
z HOLD off/Camera off: When you rotate the lens
with the limits for
digital device, pursuant to
You can also shoot an image without recording sound. The recorded
message contains an image only, which is called “picture message”. You can
add sound later. (See the reverse side.)
an external microphone to the
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
mount to the “z” position, you can record
residential installation. This equipment
variety of editing and playback features:
message will be recorded in the
current folder. You can also select the
folder where you record message.
For the details, see “Searching for
message but cannot shoot an image. If the lens
mount is turned from the HOLD position, HOLD
will be canceled.
Camera on (Open): Rotate the lens mount further
than “zHOLD off/Camera off” position and to
the next position it clicks into place. This position
is called “Camera on (Open)” position in this
manual where the camera is activated. You can
turn on the live view mode.
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
Recording sound to
picture message– Post-recording
You can add sound to
previously shot image (picture message), which is
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registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
US and foreign patents licensed from Dolby Laboratories.
NaturallySpeaking, Dragon Systems are trademarks
owned by ScanSoft, Inc. and are registered in the
United States and/or other countries.
Shooting images while playing back sound
– Adding bookmarks to a
Bookmark, Message or Folder” on the
During playback pause, the REC/PLAY
indicator and the counter indication
flashes. To resume playback from that
particular installation. If this equipment does
You do not need to keep pressing REC/
PAUSE while recording.
cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of the following
While playing back sound of
as a bookmark. You can also erase
message, you can shoot an image and add it
bookmark from an message.
All other trademarks and registered trademarks are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective
Remaining memory indication
Recording mode Remaining time
Monitoring the recording
When recording from the built-in
microphone, you connect headphones
Playing back sound of message
go back to the beginning
of the current message
Camera on (Self): Rotate the lens mount further
than “Camera on (Open)” position until it clicks
into place. The lens faces towards you. This
position is called “Camera on (Self)” position You
can turn on the live view and can shoot your self
holders. Furthermore, “™” and
in each case in this manual.
are not mentioned
supplied or not supplied to the
qf VOL (volume) +/– button
Adjust the playback sound volume with the button.
Displaying bookmarks while playing back sound
skip to the next message
(During stop mode, keep the key
pressed to skip the messages
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
The bookmarks are displayed while the message sound is played back. You
(headphones) jack and monitor the
recording from the connected
headphones. You can adjust the
volume with VOL +/–, but the
recording level is fixed.
The “Visual and Voice Editor” uses software modules as
You can also repeat or erase the section between the two bookmarks, search
for specific point by locating bookmarks. (See “Playing Back and
specific bookmark and display in full-screen size.
messages in the
go back to previous
messages/skip to succeeding
qg V-UP (Digital Voice Up) ON/OFF switch
You can make the playback sound well-balanced and
more audible by enabling the Digital Voice Up
function as follows:
Connect the equipment into an outlet on
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
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Macro switch (off/ on)
Connecting the IC recorder to the PC
About 10 minutes after you pause playback, playback pause is automatically
released and the unit goes into the stop mode.
You can turn on or off the macro feature when you
shoot an image in the live-view mode.
ounp:s. Turns on the macro feature for shooting close-
ON: Digital Voice Up function is activated. Inaudible
low-level part of a recorded message is amplified
so that the overall recording is adjusted to its
OFF: A message is played back without Digital Voice
Depending on the area you purchased the unit, the
Digital Voice Up switch name shown on the unit may
You can connect your IC recorder to the PC and use the Visual and Voice
Editor supplied to display, play, save, and edit messages.
You are cautioned that any changes or modifications not
expressly approved in this manual could void your
authority to operate this equipment.
Remaining battery indication
(lights in red during recording.)
off: Turns off the macro feature.
Before taking the unit for repair, check the following
sections. Should any problem persists after you have
made these checks, consult your nearest Sony dealer.
If you have any questions about this product, you may
call: Sony Customer Information Services Center 1-800-
2Speak to the built-in microphone.
When the LCD cover is open: You can view the LCD
display in full-screen. You can also activate the
live view mode to shoot an image.
When the LCD cover is close: You cannot activate
the live view mode or display the menu.
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The unit does not operate.
The display selected with the “Display” in the
Using the digital zoom
You can press >/.during live
Operating the Menu
The battery has run out. Charge the battery.
The buttons are locked while the lens mount is in the
HOLD position. (If you press any button, “HOLD”
Declaration of Conformity
Step 1: Charging the Built-in Battery
qh RESET button
In case the unit cannot be operated, press here with a
pointed object for more than 0.5 second.
view and zoom in on an image using
During stop, playback or recording, you can use the menu to change the
operation modes in playback and recording, display mode, or other settings.
Display the menu and change the settings as follows:
How the display changes in
will appear for
the digital zoom process
Display window (with built-in speaker)
For the details, see “Using the display window”
below. The built-in speaker outputs sound when no
headphones or active speaker are connected.
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Address: 16530 Via Esprillo, San Diego,
CA 92127 U.S.A.
Connect the supplied AC power
adaptor to the DC IN 6V jack of
the unit and to the wall outlet.
details, see “Using the Digital Zoom
Feature” on the reverse side.
No sound comes from the speaker.
Use the AC power adaptor supplied
Load the Live View in the
menu mode (1)
qj Slit for a handstrap
You can attach a handstrap (not supplied) here.
The headphones are plugged in.
The volume is turned down completely.
with the unit only. If you use any
other AC power adaptor, the unit
may be damaged.
Telephone Number: 858-942-2230
For close-ups of small subjects
can slide the Macro switch to
(macro) position and shoot
For the details, see “Shooting Close-
ups Macro” on the reverse side.
qk Camera lens
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
Sound comes from the speaker even when the
headphones are plugged in.
The CHG (charge) lamp lights in
red and the unit starts charging the
battery. When the lamp turns off,
the charging is completed.
enter the menu mode.
Press MENU for more than one
When the display window is contaminated, use the
If you try to charge the unit when
the unit is fully charged, the CHG
Rotate the lens mount further than “zHOLD off/
Camera off” position until it clicks into place at
the next position (“Camera on (Open)” position).
The camera is activated and the display shows the
live view from the lens.
inner cloth of the carrying pouch supplied or
cloth such as glasses cleaning cloth to wipe the
screen surface softly.
i (headphones) jack
To monitor the recording from the built-in
1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
If you plug in the headphones not securely during
playback, the sound may come from the speaker.
Unplug the headphones and then insert them securely.
and (2) this device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may cause
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select the desired menu item.
go back to the previous step.
Press v/V and press u.
(Usually it takes about
fully charge the built-
extended period of time, charge the
battery. The clock may be reset to
its default settings.
Press v/V to select “Return” and
CHG (Charge) lamp
supplied here. You can adjust the volume with VOL
+/– qf, but the recording level is fixed.
appear, press b.
Press v/V and press u.
If “Return” does not
You cannot start recording.
Shooting yourself– Self
Rotate the lens mount to show
yourself in the live view display
window. For the details, see
The memory is full. Erase some of the messages. Or use
the Visual and Voice Editor to save the IC recorder
messages to the hard disk of your PC.
select the setting item.
exit the menu mode.
m (microphone) jack (PLUG IN POWER)
You can connect an external microphone here. When
an external microphone is connected, the built-in
microphone is automatically cut off.
For the customers in the USA and
RECYCLING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES
Lithium-Ion batteries are recyclable.
When you use the unit for the first time after
purchase, or when the unit has been out of battery
REC (record)/PLAY indicator
The indicator lights in red during recording or in
green during playback. It flashes in red during
recording pause. During accessing the data, it flashes
in red or orange.
certain period of time, “Set Date&Time”
REC/PLAY lamp lights or flashes,
do not remove the AC power
adaptor or USB connecting cable.
The unit is accessing data while
“ACCESS“ appears in the display
window. While accessing, you
cannot operate the unit.
appears. Please refer “Step 2: Setting the Clock” to
set the date and time.
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If you do not press the key or button for one minute, the menu mode is automatically
cancelled and the window will return to normal display.
wa DC IN 6V jack
Connect the supplied AC power adaptor for
You can help preserve our
environment by returning
your used rechargeable batteries to
the collection and
You cannot shoot an image.
When you do not operate the unit for
approximately 30 seconds after the live view is
activated, the live view mode will quit.
You cannot shot an image when the lens mount is not
set to “Camera on (Open)” or “Camera on (Self)”
Battery remain indicator
The battery indicator on the display window shows the battery condition:
Recording sound only
Release the HOLD function by
rotating the lens mount to “zHOLD
off/Camera off” position.
Press to shoot an image. If the live view is not
activated, pressing this button activates the live view
ws USB connector
Use the supplied USB cable to connect the unit to a
“Battery Low” appears. Charge battery.
Menu items Settings (*: Initial setting)
recycling location nearest you.
If the unit is required to process
excessive amount of data,
You can set the recording mode (bit rate):
You cannot add
post-recording to an message.
The remaining memory is too short.
The message already has recorded sound. You can
add post-recording to message without recorded
“Charge Battery” appears and the unit will stop operation.
For more information regarding recycling of rechargeable
batteries, call toll free 1-800-822-8837, or visit
“ACCESS“ may be displayed for an
extended period of time. This is not
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You can record with better sound (monaural sound). (16 kbps)
You can record for longer time (monaural sound). (6 kbps)
Shoot an image (bookmark).
11 h. 12 hr.
(hr.: hours/min.: minutes)
malfunction of the unit. Wait until
In continuous sound recording: 10h.30m. 13h.
In continuous sound playback**: 9h.30m. 10 h.
the message disappears.
Caution: Do not handle damaged or leaking Lithium-Ion
Recording is interrupted (when recording from an
Displays the window to start post-recording of voice to a picture message.
Displays the menu to erase messages:
On the standby mode
If you do not operate any keys or
buttons for 15 seconds, the display
(If live view is not displayed, press this button to
resume the live view .)
Using the display window
Disposal of Old Electrical
If you use an audio connecting cable without
to connect the sound source to the IC recorder, sound
may be recorded interrupted. Make sure to use
resistance audio connecting cable.
In approximate hours and minutes.
The battery life may shorten depending on the operation of the unit.
Picture size indicator
Equipment (Applicable in the European
Union and other European countries with
separate collection systems)
Message: You can erase
message by selecting it in the message list.
** When playing back through the internal speaker with the medium volume level
Zoom scaling indicator
All in Folder: You can erase all the messages in the current folder.
wake up the unit, press any key or
button to start operation.
Then press REC/PAUSE to start
Bookmark: You can display the bookmarks of the currently selected message and select OK/OK/–/–
and erase bookmark.
Noise is heard.
This symbol on the product
or on its packaging indicates
that this product shall not be
treated as household waste.
Instead it shall be handed
over to the applicable
collection point for the
recycling of electrical and
electronic equipment. By
If you open or close the display cover during
recording, noise of opening or closing may be
An object, such as your finger, etc., accidentally rubbed
or scratched the unit during recording so that noise
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the lens mount further to the
“Camera on” position.
When the display cover is closed
You can select bookmark and erase the section between the selected
bookmark and the next bookmark. You can also select which bookmark
among the two will remain.
Adjust zoom scaling.
>: Zoom in (up to x4).
.: Zoom out (down to x1).
If the memory becomes full, use the
USB cable to connect the unit with the
You can change the display settings (Counter/Title Image/Backlight) on the display
The unit was placed near an AC power source,
Step 2: Setting the Clock
When the display cover is open
fluorescent lamp or
mobile phone during recording
and use the supplied Visual and
You can select the display mode on the display window. (See “Changing
the Counter Display” on the reverse side.)
Voice Editor software to save
(Elapse Time*/Remaining Time/REC Date/REC Time)
ensuring this product is
disposed of correctly, you
Plug of the connected microphone was dirty when
recording. Clean the plug.
You need to set the clock to record the date and time with recording and
shooting. When you use the unit for the first time after purchase, or when the
Note on setting the clock
Set the clock while the unit is in the
The image shown on the display window will be
maximum of 99 images as bookmarks to a
will help prevent potential
negative consequences for
the environment and human
health, which could
otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of
this product. The recycling of materials will help to
conserve natural resources. For more detailed
information about recycling of this product, please
contact your local city office, your household waste
disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
Headphones plug is dirty. Clean the plug.
When an image is shot, sound may be interrupted
because of rubbed or operation sound. Use of the
electret condenser microphone ECM-CS10 (not
supplied) may improve the condition.
unit has been out of battery for
certain period of time, “Set Date&Time”
bookmark. You can add the
Title Image: You can change a bookmark for the title image to be displayed in
the message list.
appears. Release the HOLD function and set the date and time as follows:
To display the clock setting
window and current time
You can display the clock setting
window to set the date and time or
check the current time:
Backlight: You can turn on or off the backlight on the display window during
ON*: The backlight on the display window lights during operation.
Press the control key upward, downward, leftward, or
rightward (v/V/b/B) to select an item, and then press
down the center (u) to decide on the item.
Recording level is low.
• If it is difficult to hear small sound of
OFF: The backlight on the display window turns off during operation.
In this manual, these operations are described as follows:
1Press MENU for more than one
You can select the picture size in which an image is recorded:
message, slide the V-UP (Digital Voice Up) switch to
“ON”. Playback sound may become more audible.
second to display the menu.
960*: Images will be recorded in 1280
better picture quality.
960 pixels. You can record an image in
480: Images will be recorded in 640
480 pixels. You can record larger number
Folder, Message, or Bookmark list.
(camera) or CAPTURE in the
Press DISPLAY in the Message
or Bookmark list.
Playback speed is too fast or too slow.
Press B .
The playback speed is adjusted in the “DPC” in the
menu. Display the “DPC” in the menu and select it to
Applicable Accessories: Stereo headphones
You can enable DPC (Digital Pitch Control) playback and Bookmark Repeat playback.
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to only those
countries where it is legally enforced, mainly in the
countries EEA (European Economic Area).
Stop recording a message.
You can set the playback speed:
Full-screen preview of a message title or
“y--m--d” or “--:--” is displayed.
You have not set the clock. Display the “Date&Time”
in the menu and set the clock.
The date and time of recording will not be displayed if
you recorded the message when the clock was not set.
Display the “Date&Time” in the menu and set the clock.
2Press v/V to select “Date&Time”.
The current time is displayed in the
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OFF*: Messages will be played back at normal speed.
Messages will be played back at the specified speed. You can adjust OK/OK/–/–
the speed of the playback between twice the normal speed (+100%)
and half the normal speed (–50%)
Recording stops at the beginning of the
message just recorded.
The first bookmark shot is displayed in the
Notice for users
Press v/V to select the digits for the year.
v: to decrease the number
V: to increase the number
Bookmark You can turn on or off the bookmark repeat playback:
When you start playback, the section between the two bookmarks
will be played back repeatedly.
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Documentation ©2005 Sony Corporation
3To set the clock, press
display the “Date&Time” window.
OFF*: When you start playback, normal playback of the selected message
starts. The unit plays back from the selected message to the last
message in the current folder continuously.
while the unit is in recording or playback mode.
character in folder or message name is
displayed in blank.
All rights reserved. This manual or the software
described herein, in whole or in part, may not be
reproduced, translated or reduced to any machine
readable form without prior written approval from Sony
The month digits will flash.
hour, and then minutes in sequence.
To select previous or next item
for the previous item or for the next
to set the month, day,
You can set the clock manually or automatically:
The unit cannot support and display some characters
which are entered using the supplied “Visual and
Voice Editor“ software.
If the unit is connected to a PC while the supplied Visual and Voice Editor is
operating, the clock is automatically set according to the PC internal clock.
Displays the window to set the clock manually (05/1/1/0:00*).
(See “Step 2: Setting the Clock”.)
Displays the icons and names of the folders.
• If data other than message is saved, the remaining
memory time is displayed excluding the data. You can
check the remaining memory by selecting “Remaining
Time” in the “Counter” menu.
IN NO EVENT SHALL SONY CORPORATION BE
LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL
OR SPECIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON TORT,
CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR
IN CONNECTION WITH THIS MANUAL, THE
SOFTWARE OR OTHER INFORMATION CONTAINED
HEREIN OR THE USE THEREOF.
The remaining time displayed in the display
window is shorter than that displayed in the
supplied “Visual and Voice Editor“ software.
During recording pause, the REC/PLAY indicator
and the counter indication flashes. You can shoot an
image during recording pause.
If you do not press
for more than one minute, the
4Press v/V to select “Manual” and
USB Batt Charge You can set the unit to be charged from the connected PC via the USB connection.
Screen tabs for the Folder list, Message list, and
Bookmark list are displayed.
clock setting mode is cancelled and the window will
return to normal display.
and follow the steps
When the unit is connected to the PC, the internal battery will be charged
via the USB connector.
The unit requires
certain amount of memory for
of the “Step 2: Setting
When you set the “Beep” in the menu to “OFF”, an
alarm sound (beep) does not sound.
system operation. That amount is subtracted from the
remaining time, which is the reason for the difference.
release pause and
Recording resumes from that point.
The battery will be charged only when the AC power adaptor is connected to
(stop) to return to the normal
You cannot record messages up to the maximum
listen to the current
(stop) to stop recording, then press u.
0 Messages list
Sony Corporation reserves the right to make any
modification to this manual or the information contained
herein at any time without notice.
Folder Settings You can change the icon and name of the currently selected folder.
Folder Icon: You can change the folder icon from the templates.
Folder Name: You can change the folder name from the templates.
(See the reverse side.)
Displays the thumbnails of the title images of the
messages saved in the folder. The first bookmark or
bookmark specified is displayed as title image. If
there is no image (bookmark) recorded, the following
If you record messages in
mixture of ST, STLP, SP
About 10 minutes after you pause recording, recording pause is automatically
released and the unit goes into the stop mode.
and LP modes, the recordable time varies from the
maximum ST mode recording time to the maximum
LP mode recording time.
Selected message number in the selected
folder /Total number of the messages
The software described herein may also be governed by
When you select “Auto” for
the terms of
separate user license agreement.
This software is for Windows and cannot be used for
You can turn on or off the beep.
icon is displayed:
There may be other formatted data in the memory.
Since you need the minimum recording unit to record
When you connect the unit to the
PC after the Visual and Voice
Editor is started, the clock of the
unit is automatically set according
to the internal clock of your PC.
No beep sound will be heard except for the alarm for illegal operations.
beep will sound to indicate that operation has been accepted.
Playing Back and displaying Messages
The display mode selected with the “Counter” of the
“Display Set” in the menu appears (Elapse Time/
Remaining Time/REC Date/REC Time). For how to
set the counter display mode, see “Changing the
Counter Display” on the reverse side.
qa Bookmark list
Displays the thumbnails of the bookmarks recorded
in a message.
The supplied connecting cable is for the IC recorders
ICD-CX50. You cannot connect other IC recorders.
message even shorter than the minimum recording
You can erase all the data in the memory and resets it to the initial status.
unit, the actual total recording time may become
srehcoorrtdererth. an the maximum recording time of the IC
You can play back
message you have just finished recording as follows:
message to be
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qs Playback slider
Displays the current position in
playback or stop mode. The position where a
bookmark is located is marked with “|”, and the
bookmark position before the playback or stop
position is marked with V.
You can select the folder and the
message to be played back:
a message during
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If the length of each message cannot be divided by the
minimum recording unit, the remaining recording time
may decrease by more than the total length of the
Recording mode indication
Displays the current recording mode specified with
the “REC Mode” in the menu:
1In the folder list, select the folder
where the desired message is saved.
For how to select the folder in the
folder list, see “Searching for
Bookmark, Message or Folder” on
the reverse side.
lights in green during playback.)
The unit plays back all the messages in the
current folder continuously. Then it stops at
the beginning of the last message in the
No more recording can be made when 99 messages
ST: Standard play stereo recording mode
STLP: Long play stereo recording mode
SP: Standard play monaural recording mode
LP: Long play monaural recording mode
each have been recorded in
qd Picture size indicator
Displays the picture size specified with the menu.
Before you record one-time events, you may want to
make trial recording to make sure that the IC
recorder is working correctly.
dteemd time in
the counter (elapsed time) and the remaining time
becomes shorter than the maximum recording time of
the IC recorder.
2In the message list, press
select the desired message.
qf Zoom scaling indicator
Displays the current zoom scaling. You can zoom in
an image by pressing > (T: telephotograph) and
zoom out by pressing .(W: wide-angle).
Repeat play indicator
Appears when “Bookmark Repeat” is selected
with the “Playback Set” in the menu.
Contents of the recording cannot be compensated for
if recording or playback is not possible due to
malfunction of your IC recorder.
Switching the message list
and bookmark list
The battery life is short.
Remaining battery indicator
Duplication, edition, or transmission of
The battery life mentioned in “Step 1: Charging the Built-
in Battery” is based on playback through internal
speaker with the medium volume level. The battery
life may shorten depending on the operation of the
messages in the
In the message list, title images
(bookmarks) of the messages in the
current folder is displayed.
In the bookmark list, bookmarks in
the current message is displayed.
Displays the remaining battery volume. When the
AC power adaptor (supplied) is connected, the
indicator does not appear.
programs, copyrighted materials such as pictures or
publications, or any other materials except for your
own recording or creation is limited to private or
domestic use only. Unless you hold copyright or
have permission of copyright holders for the
materials to be duplicated, use of those materials
beyond this limit may infringe the provisions of the
copyright law and be subject to the copyright
holder’s claim for damages.
When using photo images with this IC recorder, pay
special attention not to infringe the provisions of the
copyright law. Any unauthorized use or
modification of others’ portrait may also infringe
their rights. For some demonstrations, performances,
or exhibits, photography may be forbidden.
Remaining memory indicator
CHG (charge) lamp flashes in red and you cannot
charge the battery.
You can search for
bookmark by pressing V
During recording, the indicator decreases one by
When the remaining recording time reaches 10
minutes, the indicator flashes. The remaining
time will also appear.
Adjust the volume with VOLUME +/–
You are trying to charge the battery in
exceeding the range suitable for charging the battery.
Charge the battery within the temperature range of 5°C
to 35°C (41°F to 95°F).
during playback (Cue/Review)
To search forward (cue): Keep V
pressed during playback and
release the key at the point you
wish to resume playback.
“ACCESS” display does not disappear.
If the unit is required to process excessive amount of
data, “ACCESS“ may be displayed for an extended
To search backward (review):
period of time. This is not
malfunction of the unit.
The display selected with the “Counter” in the menu appears.
Keep v pressed during playback
and release the key at the point you
wish to resume playback.
Wait until the message disappears.
Remaining memory time
To avoid potential risk of data loss caused by
accidental operation or malfunction of the IC recorder,
The unit does not operate correctly.
• Push in the RESET button to reset the system.
When the memory is full, recording automatically
stops and “Memory is Full” will be displayed
with an alarm sound. To continue recording, first
erase some of the messages.
If you keep V or v pressed, the unit
You cannot connect the unit to the PC.
starts to search at higher speed.
During cue/review, the elapse time
will be displayed, regardless of the
display “Counter” setting in the
make sure to save
backup copy of your recorded
messages including sound and images on your PC
using the supplied Visual and Voice Editor software.
Refer to the “Visual and Voice Editor ” operating
Please note that recorded messages may be erased during
service or repair work.