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Step 2: Recording devices

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Many widely used digital devices are suitable for recording of yellowhammer song, including some models of mobile phones and digital cameras, voice recorders, and most video cameras. If the device does not support sound recording directly but allows movie recording, the soundtrack is often of sufficient quality for identifying the yellowhammer dialects.

You may check if your device is suitable for recording in the list below. If you don't find your device there, follow this tutorial to test it yourself.



Model Type Function Suitability
Unknown device
Apple iPhone 3G mobile phone suitable
HTC Touch Diamond 2 mobile phone video not suitable
HTC Touch HD2 mobile phone video not suitable
HTC Touch Pro mobile phone video not suitable
Huawei U8100 mobile phone not suitable
Nokia 2330 mobile phone video not suitable
Nokia 31!0c mobile phone video not suitable
Nokia 3120 Classic mobile phone video not suitable
Nokia 3500c mobile phone not suitable
Nokia 5130 XpressMusic mobile phone not suitable
Nokia 5230 mobile phone video sufficient
Nokia 5310 XpressMusic mobile phone video not suitable
Nokia 6230i mobile phone not suitable
Nokia 6300 mobile phone video not suitable
Nokia 6303 mobile phone not suitable
Nokia 6700 slide mobile phone video suitable
Nokia 6700 slide mobile phone suitable
Nokia 7230 mobile phone dictaphone not suitable
Nokia C5-00 mobile phone video suitable
Nokia E51 mobile phone video suitable
Nokia E52 mobile phone video suitable
Nokia E66 mobile phone video suitable
Nokia E66 mobile phone dictaphone not suitable
Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone video sufficient
Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone dictaphone not suitable
Samsung S8000 Jet mobile phone video sufficient or not suitable - depends on a product
Samsung SGH-S5230 mobile phone video not suitable
Sony Ericsson C510 mobile phone video sufficient
Sony Ericsson J20i Hazel mobile phone dictaphone not suitable
Sony Ericsson J20i Hazel mobile phone suitable
Sony Ericsson K800i mobile phone not suitable
Sony Ericsson P1i mobile phone video not suitable
Sony Ericsson U10i mobile phone video suitable
Sony Ericsson W205 mobile phone dictaphone not suitable
Sony Ericsson W800i mobile phone video not suitable
Sony Ericsson W902 mobile phone video sufficient
Canon EOS 7D camera suitable
Canon PowerShot A3000 IS camera not suitable
Canon PowerShot A480 camera not suitable
Canon PowerShot A710IS camera not suitable
Canon PowerShot G10 camera suitable (even recording in WAV)
Canon PowerShot G9 camera suitable
Canon PowerShot S90 camera suitable
Canon Powershot SD1100 IS camera suitable (even recording in WAV)
Canon Powershot SX10 IS camera suitable
Canon PowerShot SX120 IS camera not suitable
Canon Powershot SX20 IS camera suitable
Nikon Coolpix L100 camera not suitable
Nikon Coolpix P80 camera not suitable
Nikon D90 camera not suitable
Olympus mju 720SW camera not suitable
Olympus SP 560-UZ camera not suitable
Panasonic DMC FZ38 camera sufficient
Panasonic DMC-LS85 camera not suitable
Panasonic DMC-LZ7 camera not suitable
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ3 camera not suitable
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 camera not suitable
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ27 camera suitable
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H9 camera suitable
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200 camera suitable
Sony Cyber shot DSC-W350 camera sufficient
Olympus SP-500UZ camera not suitable
Canon Digital IXUS 870 IS camera suitable
Panasonic DMC FZ30 camera not suitable
Nikon COOLPIX P7000 camera suitable
Canon PowerShot SX 210 IS camera suitable
Canon MVX 45i při záznamu na miniDV videocamera suitable
Canon MVX 45i při záznamu na SD videocamera not suitable
Canon MVX4i videocamera suitable
JVC Everio GZ-MG155E videocamera suitable
JVC Everio GZ-MG20E videocamera suitable
JVC Everio GZ-MG730 videocamera sufficient
JVC Everio GZ-MS100 videocamera suitable
JVC Piscio GC-WP10AE videocamera suitable (video and MP3)
Panasonic HDC-SX5 videocamera suitable
Panasonic NV-GS37 videocamera suitable
Panasonic SDR/S7 videocamera suitable
Sony Digital Handycam CDR-TRV320E videocamera suitable
JVC GR-D239 videocamera suitable
Cowon iAudio7 other suitable
Edirol R-09HR other suitable
Fostex FR-2 LE other suitable
Marantz PMD-661 other suitable
Olympus DS-50 other suitable
Olympus DS-50 other not suitable
Olympus LS-10 other suitable
Olympus LS-11 other suitable
Olympus WS-310M other suitable
Olympus WS-550M other suitable
Samsung YP-U3J other sufficient
Sansa e260 other sufficient
Sencor SFP 1240 (MP3 přehrávač) other suitable
Sony PCM-M10 other suitable
Stormblue A9 WO (MP3 přehrávač) other
Teac MP-222-2GB-B other not suitable
Yamaha Pocketrak C 24 other suitable
Olympus VN-5500PC other suitable
Olympus WS-110 other suitable
Cowon S9 other suitable
TEAC MP-275-4GB other not suitable
IPod nano other suitable
Canon EOS 600D camera video suitable
Samsung Galaxy Mini mobile phone sufficient
Samsung Galaxy Mini mobile phone RecForge Lite app suitable
Samsung Galaxy Mini mobile phone dictaphone not suitable
G1 Dream mobile not known probably functional
Nokia 5800 mobile phone suitable
Nokia N900 mobile phone suitable
Zoom H4 digital recorder suitable
Nikon Coolpix P310 camera video suitable
Olympus VR-340 camera video suitable
Pentax k-x camera video suitable
BlackBerry Q5 mobile phone audio suitable
Sony PCM M10 digital recorder suitable
Cowon iAudio X5 other suitable
Samsung Galaxy Xcover2 mobile phone RecForge app suitable
Olympus DM-650 digital recorder suitable
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Smartphone applications

Android

We have tested a few applications, RecForge Lite seems the most useful (it allows easy recording in WAV format).

iPhone

You can use for example Audio Memos Free, which records in wav. If you hesitate, read this review

Symbian

We haven't tested it yet, but Recordoidapp looks good


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