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Old August 17th, 2005, 04:53 PM   #1
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iRiver mp3 recorder/player with a lavalier mic

Hi.
I'm thinking of trying out an iRiver mp3 recorder/player with a lavalier mic as a backup for weddings, but I'm not quite sure how I get this into FCP3.
Any Idea's?
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Old August 17th, 2005, 10:26 PM   #2
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I dont use a Mac however the iRivers are supported.You would tranfer the audio from the iRiver via USB using the iRiver manager.then convert the file (.rec) to mp3.I think you can also convert to another format( not sure which one) Then import it intoFCP .maybe someone with a Mac can chime in.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 05:57 AM   #3
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I have an iRiver 790 (256MB) and a Mac. I use Final Cut Express however, the import process is the same. You do have to use the iRiver manager, it won't let you import any other way. Just import it (it will be an mp3), then you can drag it into iTunes and convert it to an AIFF file for FCP. It's that simple. The iRiver takes very nice recording. Look into getting a Giant Squid iRiver Mic.
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Old August 18th, 2005, 07:24 AM   #4
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iRiver 790

Souds good Brett, the only problem is, I don't have i tunes. Is that the only option?
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Old August 18th, 2005, 07:29 AM   #5
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Haha, sorry if this sounds rude...but how can you not have iTunes if you have a Mac??? It comes standard on every Mac. If you don't have it, download it from Apple's site. You can also use Quicktime Pro to convert mp3 (or any other file format) to AIFF's. I don't have it, but that's what I've heard anyway.

But whenever you get iTunes, you'll have to go to the "Importing" tab and change the file format to AIFF, drag the recorded file into iTunes, right click (or control click) on it and select "Convert selection to AIFF". After that you can go to FCP and find the file, import it and that's it. It's fairly simple. Hope all that helps....
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Old August 28th, 2005, 05:29 AM   #6
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Iriver 895

I have been reading a lot of threads about the iriver for recording audio. ijust received my IRIVER 895. A little difficult to navigate ,maybe because I'm getting to old. Problem is , I plugged a small mic that I had from a Sony Walkman cassette recorder. don't know if it recorded . Can't play anything back. Am I doing something wrong ? I have the EXT mic Checked, Please advise slowly.
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Old August 28th, 2005, 08:29 AM   #7
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Mike,
Unless you have a mic specifically wired for the iRiver (i.e. Giant Squid), you must record in stereo regardless if the mic you choose is mono...

This is a general guide for setting up the iRiver

***SETTINGS***

Timer (manual section 5-17)

- Sleep power off - OFF / Beep OFF
- Stop Power off - 60 min

Control - (manual section 5-22)

- Line in recording mode:
Mono
44.1KHz
160 Kbps

Stereo
44.1Khz
320 Kbps

- Line In Rec Volume: 45 (Giant Squid Mic) 50 (MT830 mic) 50-55 (Azden 503)

- Line In Auto Sync: OFF

- Line In / Ext Mic: EXT MIC

***SETUP***

1. Connect mic to line-in jack
2. Set line in rec mode as above (SETTINGS)
3. Press and HOLD "Mode/Rec" button
4. Select Line-In mode
5. Press "Nav/Menu" button to go to PAUSED record mode
6. Press REC
7. Engage the LOCK!

***STOPPING***

1. Unlock
2. Press "Mode/Rec" button
3. Press and HOLD the STOP button

Expected record times based on 512 Mb model (256 will be half...1Gb will be double the record time below)
In mono:
44hz 32kbps = 23 hours: 27 minutes
" " 40kbps = 18 Hours: 54 minutes
" "" 48kbps = 15 hours: 45 minutes
" " 56kbps = 13 hours: 30 minutes
" " 64kbps = 11 hours: 48 minutes
" " 80kbps = 9 hours: 27 minutes
" " 96kbps = 7 hours: 52 minutes
" " 112kbps = 6 hours: 45 minutes
" " 128kbps = 5 hours: 54 minutes
" " 160kbps = 4 hours: 43 minutes

In Stereo:
44hz 64kbps = 11 hours: 53 minutes
" " 80kbps = 9 Hours: 31 minutes
" "" 96kbps = 7 hours: 55 minutes
" " 112kbps = 6 hours: 47 minutes
" " 128kbps = 5 hours: 56 minutes
" " 160kbps = 4 hours: 45 minutes
" " 192kbps = 3 hours: 92 minutes
" " 224kbps = 3 hours: 23 minutes
" " 256kbps = 2 hours: 58 minutes
" " 320kbps = 2 hours: 22 minutes

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Old August 28th, 2005, 11:17 PM   #8
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All very good info.Mark , your times are different than my experience and not sure how you obtained them.Do you have other audio files taking up some space?Example is 1gb unit at 44k 320kbps= over 7 hours
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