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Quick Start Guide for Authors (RecMic)

This article goes through the basics of using your RecMic recorder with the ODMS Dictation Module software.

RecMic II

Quick Start Guide for RM-4000P/4010P/4015P/4100S/4110S

This article goes through the basics of using your RecMic II Series.

 Getting Familiar with the Device

RecMic II range

1 Primary microphone 16 F2 (Function 2) button
2 Recording three colour LED (red, green and blue) 17 F3 (Function 3) button
3 Insert index mark  18 F4 (Function 4) button
4 NEW LED (blue) 19 F1 LED (blue)
5 INS/OVR LED (red) 20 F2 LED (blue)
6 NEW button 21 F3 LED (blue)
7 Insert / Overwrite button 22 F4 LED (blue)
8 Rewind button 23 Built-in speaker
9 Record button 24 USB cable
10 Play/Pause button 25 Secondary microphone
11 Fast Forward button 26 Back button
12 Trackball 27 Slide Record/Stop/Play/Review switch
13 Left button 28 A (Function a) button
14 Right button 29 B (Function b) button
15 F1 (Function 1) button 30 C (Function c) button

 

How to create a dictation

  • With the Olympus software open, press the “NEW” button on the RecMic to open the Direct Recording Window.

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  • Push the slide switch to the “REC” position and start dictating. 
  • To pause a dictation, move the slide switch back to the “STOP” position. 
  • To resume dictating, move the slide switch back to the “REC” position. This will continue with the same dictation.

Overwriting a dictation

  • Move the slide switch into the “REV” position, this will rewind into the dictation.
  • Press the “INSERT/OVER” button to select the required mode.To overwrite ensure the overwrite icon is displayed.

Quick Start Guide for Authors RecMic II 2

  • When you reach the beginning of the section you want to overwrite, move the slide switch into the “REC” position.

Inserting a dictation

  • Move the slide switch into the “REV” position, this will rewind into the dictation.
  • Press the “INSERT/OVER” button to select the required mode. To insert additional recordings into a dictation ensure the insert icon is displayed.

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  • When you reach the beginning of the section you wish to begin the insertion, move the slide switch into the “REC” position.

Partial erase a dictation

  • Slide the record duration bar to the start point of where you want to erase the file and click Start partial erase.

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  • Next slide record duration bar to the end point of where you want to erase the file then click execute partial erase

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  • You will be prompted to confirm the partial erase click OK to continue or click Cancel to quit the partial erase.

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Ending a dictation

  • If you want to end the dictation select one of the options Finished, Pending or Cancel.

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  • If you have finished the recording, click Finished this will prompt you to name the file and select a folder to save the recording to.
  • If you want to continue the recording later click Pending and this will save the file to the recording folder for you to come back to.
  • If you want to quit the recording, then click Cancel and you will be prompted if you wish to save the file.
    • If you click Save you will prompted to select either Finished or Pending and save the file accordingly.
    • If you click Cancel this will delete the recording.

How to create a dictation

  • With the Olympus software open, press the “NEW” button on the RecMic to open the Direct Recording Window.  

Quick Start Guide for Authors RecMic II 1

  • Press the “REC” button and start dictating. 
  • To pause a dictation, press the “PLAY/PAUSE” 
  • To resume dictating, press the “REC” position. This will continue with the same dictation.

Overwriting a dictation

  • Press the “REW” position, this will rewind into the dictation.
  • Press the “INSERT/OVER” button to select the required mode. To overwrite ensure the overwrite icon is displayed.

Quick Start Guide for Authors RecMic II 2

  • When you reach the beginning of the section you want to overwrite, press the “REC” position.

Inserting a dictation

  • Press the “REW” position, this will rewind into the dictation.
  • Press the “INSERT/OVER” button to select the required mode. To insert additional recordings into a dictation ensure the insert icon is displayed.

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  • When you reach the beginning of the section you wish to begin the insertion, press the “REC” position.

Partial erase a dictation

  • Slide the record duration bar to the start point of where you want to erase the file and click Start partial erase.

Quick Start Guide for Authors RecMic II 4

  • Next slide record duration bar to the end point of where you want to erase the file then click Execute partial erase.

Quick Start Guide for Authors RecMic II 5

  • You will be prompted to confirm the partial erase click OK to continue or click Cancel to quit the partial erase.

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Ending a dictation

  • If you want to end the dictation select one of the options Finished, Pending or Cancel.

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  • If you have finished the recording, click Finished this will prompt you to name the file and select a folder to save the recording to.
  • If you want to continue the recording later click Pending and this will save the file to the recording folder for you to come back to.
  • If you want to quit the recording, then click Cancel and you will be prompted if you wish to save the file.
    • If you click Save you will prompted to select either Finished or Pending status and save the file accordingly.
    • If you click Cancel this will delete the recording.

Sending your dictations

Once you have created your recordings you can send them via the following methods. The ODMS R7 software has automated functions which can be configured for a seamless workflow.

Further information

If you want to know about the Olympus software please take a look at the ODMS R7 GUI Overview

RecMic

Quick Start Guide for DR-1200/2100/2200/2300

This article goes through the basics of using your DirectRec II/RecMic I Series.

Getting Familiar with the Device

Fixed Microphone diagram

1 Built-in microphone 12 RIGHT (Right) button
2 Recording three colour LED (red, green and blue) 13 Trackball
3 Insert Recording LED (green) 14 F1 (Function 1) button
4 Volume down button 15 F2 (Function 2) button
5 Volume up button 16 F3 (Function 3) button
6 NEW (New) button 17 F4 (Function 4) button
7 Insert / Overwrite button 18 Built-in speaker
8 REW (Rewind) button 19 USB cable
9 FF (Fast Forward) button 20 Back (Back) button
10 Slide REC (Record)/STOP (Stop)/PLAY (Play)/REV (Review) switch 21 REC (Record) button
11 Left (Left) button 22 PLAY (Play)/PAUSE (Pause) button
  23 Barcode slot

 

How to create a dictation

  • With the Olympus software open, press the “NEW” button on the RecMic to open the Direct Recording Window.

Fixed Microphone 1

  • Push the slide switch to the “REC” position and start dictating.
  • To pause a dictation, move the slide switch back to the “STOP” position.
  • To resume dictating, move the slide switch back to the “REC” position. This will continue with the same dictation.

Overwriting a dictation

  • Move the slide switch into the “REV” position, this will rewind into the dictation.
  • Press the “INSERT/OVER” button to select the required mode. To overwrite ensure the overwrite icon is displayed.

Fixed Microphone 2red

  • When you reach the beginning of the section you want to overwrite, move the slide switch into the “REC” position.

Inserting a dictation

  • Move the slide switch into the “REV” position, this will rewind into the dictation.
  • Press the “INSERT/OVER” button to select the required mode. To insert additional recordings into a dictation ensure the insert icon is displayed.

Fixed Microphone 3red

  • When you reach the beginning of the section you wish to begin the insertion, move the slide switch into the “REC” position.

Partial erase a dictation

  • Slide the record duration bar to the start point of where you want to erase the file and click Start partial erase.

Fixed Microphone 4red

  • Next slide record duration bar to the end point of where you want to erase the file then click execute partial erase

Fixed Microphone 5red

  • You will be prompted to confirm the partial erase click OK to continue or click Cancel to quit the partial erase.

Fixed Microphone 6

Ending a dictation

  • If you want to end the dictation select one of the options Finished, Pending or Cancel.

Fixed Microphone 7

  • If you have finished the recording, click Finished this will prompt you to name the file and select a folder to save the recording to.
  • If you want to continue the recording later click Pending and this will save the file to the recording folder for you to come back to.
  • If you want to quit the recording, then click Cancel and you will be prompted if you wish to save the file.
    • If you click Save you will prompted to select either Finished or Pending and save the file accordingly.
    • If you click Cancel this will delete the recording.

How to create a dictation

  • With the Olympus software open, press the “NEW” button on the RecMic to open the Direct Recording Window.

Fixed Microphone 1

  • Press the “REC” button and start dictating.
  • To pause a dictation, press the PLAY/PAUSEbutton.
  • To resume dictating, press the “REC” position. This will continue with the same dictation.

Overwriting a dictation

  • Press the “REW” position, this will rewind into the dictation.
  • Press the “INSERT/OVER” button to select the required mode. To overwrite ensure the overwrite icon is displayed.
    Fixed Microphone 2red
  • When you reach the beginning of the section you want to overwrite, press the “REC” position.

Inserting a dictation

  • Press the “REW” position, this will rewind into the dictation.
  • Press the “INSERT/OVER” button to select the required mode. To insert additional recordings into a dictation ensure the insert icon is displayed.

Fixed Microphone 3red

  • When you reach the beginning of the section you wish to begin the insertion, press the “REC” position.

Partial erase a dictation

  • Slide the record duration bar to the start point of where you want to erase the file and click Start partial erase.

Fixed Microphone 4red

  • Next slide record duration bar to the end point of where you want to erase the file then click Execute partial erase.

Fixed Microphone 5red

  • You will be prompted to confirm the partial erase click OK to continue or click Cancel to quit the partial erase.

Fixed Microphone 6

Ending a dictation

  • If you want to end the dictation select one of the options Finished, Pending or Cancel.

Fixed Microphone 7

  • If you have finished the recording, click Finished this will prompt you to name the file and select a folder to save the recording to.
  • If you want to continue the recording later click Pending and this will save the file to the recording folder for you to come back to.
  • If you want to quit the recording, then click Cancel and you will be prompted if you wish to save the file.
    • If you click Save you will prompted to select either Finished or Pending status and save the file accordingly.
    • If you click Cancel this will delete the recording.

Sending your dictations

Once you have created your recordings you can send them via the following methods. The ODMS R6 software has automated functions which can be configured for a seamless workflow.

Further information

If you want to know about the Olympus software please take a look at the ODMS R6 GUI Overview.

If you are using ODMS and want to know about how to use the Speech Recognition features please take a look at the guide here.

 

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