Edit and Playback Functions
Overview: The Sony ICD-UX533 is an easy-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, 2-element stereo microphone, mono speaker, and
jacks for an external microphone and headphones. The UX533 operates on a "AAA"
Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable battery. Included with the recorder is
a pair of stereo earbud headphones.
LCD Display: The UX533 features a 15/16" square,
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,
2-element, stereo microphone
on the top of the recorder. You can set the microphone sensitivity for music,
voice, or for zoom functionality. In addition to the built-in microphone, the
recorder also has a 3.5mm external microphone input.
Built-In 4 GB Flash Memory: The UX533 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 UX533 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 UX533 has a retractable Type A USB plug that
makes it easy to connect directly to your computer for file transfer or
charging. A short USB extension cable is supplied for use with hard-to-reach USB
ports. 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)
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 a single
"AAA"-sized Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH) rechargeable
battery. See the chart below for battery
Recording Format: The
ICD-UX533 records audio files in MP3 format in four recording modes at bit rates of
8 kbps to 192 kbps, or in 16-bit, 44.1kHz LPCM.
You can record in stereo or mono, depending upon the recording mode. Lower bit rates provide longer recording times while higher bit rates offer
better quality recordings. The selectable recording modes are as follows:
|Recording Mode ||Frequency Response ||Maximum Recording Time |
Built-in 4 GB Memory
|Max. Battery Life |
|LPCM 44/16 ||50Hz -20kHz ||6 hours ||22 hours |
|MP3 192k ||50Hz - 18kHz ||44 hrs 40 min ||24 hours |
|MP3 128k ||50Hz - 16kHz ||67 hrs 5 min ||24 hours |
|MP3 48k (Mono) ||50Hz - 14kHz ||178 hours ||25 hours |
|MP3 8k (Mono) ||60 Hz - 3400 Hz ||1073 hours ||30 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, Music, and My Scene 1 or 2, to optimize the recording settings for
each type of scene.
Edit and Playback Functions
Playback Formats: In addition to LPCM and MP3 files recorded
by the UX533, the unit will also playback MP3, WMA, AAC, and WAV files.
Overwrite and Add Functions: The UX533 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 UX533 features a built-in mono speaker for listening back to
your recordings. The recorder also features a 3.5mm headphone output. A pair of
stereo headphones is supplied.
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.
Calendar Search: You can easily search for recordings by
date. A calendar is displayed, indicating the dates when recordings were made.
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 UX533 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.