Presentation on theme: "Olympus DM-20 Digital Voice Recorder We’re high tech now, baby!"— Presentation transcript:
Olympus DM-20 Digital Voice Recorder We’re high tech now, baby!
Who Gets A Recorder? Every CPS worker CPS On-call workers* *Some offices will share one recorder and rotate it among those that do on-call
Components Recorder Remote Controller Microphone Ear phones Carrying case Cradle USB Cable
Components (Cont) Instruction Manual CD for Software Installation Strap 2 AAA batteries (make sure your office managers maintain a supply) Note: Online instructions are also included and will be installed on your computer when you install the Olympus DSS Player 2002 software. You can access online instructions using Adobe Acrobat.
Use The recorders are property of DCFS. You will need to return the recorder and all its components upon transfer to a non-CPS position or termination of employment You are responsible for your recorder. Replacement due to loss or damage will be determined by your region.
Precautions (Pg. 4) Don’t leave in a hot or cold car Don’t get wet or dirty Do not place on top of electric appliances such as a TV or refrigerator Try not to drop Don’t use while driving
Cool Features (Pg. 6) 8 hours and 45 minutes of recording time in High Quality Mode, which is what we will be using Five folders that can hold 199 files each, up to 995 recordings (we will cover folders in a minute)
Hold Switch (Pg. 54) This is basically your On/Off or Power We’re not sure why they call it Hold Switch The Hold Switch is not a “Pause”
Folders Five folders: A B C D E Select folder by pressing the “Folder/Repeat” button on the front of the recorder. Total number of recorded files in the folder Current file number Current folder
Important! Every time you press “Record” followed by “Stop”, a new audio file is created. If you press “Stop” and then continue the interview, the interview will be stored as two separate audio files Do not use the pause function during an interview. Interviews should be recorded start to finish Attaching the remote controller microphone turns off the internal microphone. Do not attach or detach the microphone while recording.
Recording Modes (Pg. 23) There are 3 recording modes on the device: HQ (High Quality) SP (Standard Playback) LP (Long Playback) USE HIGH QUALITY MODE ONLY!
Notes on Erasing Files (Pg. 53) An erased file cannot be restored If the erase button is not pressed within 8 seconds after “File Erase?” or “All Erase?” starts flashing, the recorder will revert to stop status. Completion of erasing may take up to 10 seconds. Never do anything during this period because data may be corrupted Let’s practice!
Connecting Your Cradle to Your Computer (Pg. 36) The DSS Player 2002 software opens when you place the recorder in the cradle and turn on the power When connected with power on, “Remote” will display on the LCD Panel of the recorder
Windows Dialogue Box Windows will open the dialogue box to the right when you place the recorder in the cradle. To prevent this each time take the following action: Highlight “Take no action” Check the “Always do the selected action” box Click “OK”
User ID Each recorder is assigned a four digit user ID The user ID becomes the first four digits of every file name created on that particular recorder Factory default is DM20 The next four digits of the file name are assigned in numerical order, i.e., DM200001, DM200002, etc.
Important! Your user ID will be your four digit SAFE worker ID You will need to transfer your SAFE worker ID to your recorder (we’ll show you how to do this) SAFE will use this number to locate your files once downloaded on the designated drive. Write your number down!
Transfer Your SAFE User ID to Your Recorder Turn the recorder on and place in the cradle Click “Transfer User ID” icon on the tool bar
Transfer Your SAFE User ID to Your Recorder (Cont) In the following dialogue box, enter your SAFE User ID and select transfer
Caution: Exchanging Recorders Do not exchange recorders unless absolutely necessary If you do have to exchange, or you are in an office that shares a recorder (for On-call purposes), you should transfer the User ID before making audio recordings
Good Luck! Call the SAFE Helpdesk for help 538-4141