Edit and Playback Functions
Overview: The Sony ICD-PX333D is a simple-to-use,
hand-held portable digital voice recorder. It has a built-in 4 GB flash memory for
hours of recording time. It has a built-in mono microphone, mono speaker, and
jacks for an external microphone and headphones. The PX333D operates on two "AAA"
batteries (supplied). Included with the recorder is the Dragon NaturallySpeaking
software on DVD-ROM.
LCD Display: The PX333D features a 15/16" x 1-1/8" monochrome
LCD display which indicates recording and playback information. The recorder
will display the elapsed or remaining recording time in hours, minutes, and
seconds. When not recording, the current time can be displayed.
Date and Time: The recorder features a built-in clock. If you have set the time and
date, information as to when a sound file was recorded is stored automatically
with that file. In addition, you can set an alarm and start playback of a
selected file at a specified time.
Built-in Microphone: The unit features a built-in monaural microphone
on the top of the recorder. You can set the microphone sensitivity to High or
Low. In addition to the built-in microphone, the
recorder also has a 3.5mm external microphone input. Stereo recording is
possible when using an external microphone.
Built-In 4 GB Flash Memory: The PX333D Digital Voice
Recorder features a built-in 4 GB flash memory which can hold hours of audio or
voice memos. The unit has 5 pre-programmed folders (400 maximum), and up to 199 files per
folder (or a maximum of 4074 files). Because a
portion of the memory is used for system management and/or application files,
available capacity is approximately 3.6 GB.
Memory Card Slot: In addition to the 4 GB built-in memory,
the PX333D has a memory card expansion slot for more recording capacity. The slot
will accept microSD and M2 (Memory Stick micro) memory cards.
USB Port: The PX333D has a Mini-B 2.0 USB port to let you
transfer files quickly and easily. A USB cable is supplied. The unit is Hi-speed
USB compatible, and can work with the following Operating Systems:
- Windows 8
- Windows 7 SP1 or higher
- Windows Vista SP2 or higher
- Windows XP SP3 or higher
- Mac OS X (v10.3.9-v10.8)
Dragon NaturallySpeaking: The ICD-PX333D includes the Dragon
NaturallySpeaking speech recognition software (Recorder Edition 12.0) on
DVD-ROM. You can capture your thoughts and ideas, or record a speech or lecture
on the recorder, and the speech-to-text software will translate the audio to
words on the page. Dragon NaturallySpeaking is compatible with Windows XP (SP3),
Vista (SP2), Windows 7, and Windows 8.
Sound Organizer: The unit features built-in Sound Organizer
editing software. When you connect the recorder, you can install the software on
your computer. Sound Organizer is compatible with Windows XP (SP3), Vista (SP2),
Windows 7, and Windows 8.
Power Requirements: The recorder is powered by two "AAA"
batteries. Two alkaline batteries are supplied. You can also use Nickel-Metal
Hydride (Ni-MH) rechargeable batteries as well. See the chart below for battery
Recording Format: The
ICD-PX333D records audio files in MP3 format in four recording modes at bit rates of
8 kbps to 192 kbps.
Lower bit rates provide longer recording times while higher bit rates offer
better quality recordings. The selectable recording modes are as follows:
|Recording Mode ||Recording Bit Rate/Sampling Frequency ||Frequency Response ||Maximum Recording Time |
Built-in 4 GB Memory
|Max. Battery Life |
|SHQ: Super High Quality ||192 kbps |
|75Hz - 20kHz ||44 hrs 40 min ||65 hours |
|HQ: High Quality ||128 kbps |
|75Hz - 17kHz ||67 hrs 5 min ||65 hours |
|SP: Standard Play ||48 kbps |
|75Hz - 14kHz ||178 hours ||72 hours |
|LP: Long Play ||8 kbps |
|100Hz - 3500Hz ||1073 hours ||96 hours |
VOR Function: The VOR (Voice-Operated Recording) function makes the digital voice recorder start recording
when the recorder detects sound, and pause when no sound is heard, eliminate
recording during soundless periods.
Intelligent Noise Cut: Sony's Intelligent Noise Cut feature
significantly reduces ambient noise during recording for clearer playback.
Scene Select: You can select a pre-determined recording mode
with the push of the Scene Select button. You can choose from Meeting, Voice
Notes, Interview, Lecture, and Audio In, to optimize the recording settings for
each type of scene.
Edit and Playback Functions
Overwrite and Add Functions: The PX333D allows you to
correct dictation in playback and add a recording after the original recording.
Added recording will be placed after the current file, and will be counted as a
part of the file.
Divide: In the stop mode, you can divide a file into two
parts, with the new file number being added to the newer part of the divided
Erase: You can erase your recorded
messages one by one, or all messages in a folder at one time.
Track Mark: You can place up to 98 track marks for each file
to assist you in finding an exact spot in your recording.
Protect Files: To prevent a file from being accidentally
erased or edited, you can protect an important file. When a file is protected,
it is regarded as a read-only file. Protection can be released, if desired.
Built-In Speaker and Headphones:
The PX333D features a built-in, 1-1/8" diameter speaker for listening back to
your recordings. The recorder also features a 3.5mm headphone output.
Easy Search: You can go forward for
approximately 10 seconds or back for approximately 3 seconds to locate a desired
point in a long recording.
A-B Repeat: You can place marks at the beginning and the
ending of a recorded passage for repeated playback. This constant repetition
feature can be used for language learning.
Hold Function: The PX333D has a Hold function that will lock
the buttons to prevent accidental operations. The Hold function is activated by
sliding the power switch to the left.