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    recorder education

    hey. i read a lot about using recorders for stops and encounters. i admit to being ignorant on how best to use them. do you put it in your pocket or do you have to have it out for clarity? do you turn it on all the time or just when you think you might need to? which ones are best to use?
    any tips or how to's are appreciated and also, other other questions i did not know to ask are appreciated too

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    Quote Originally Posted by papa bear View Post
    hey. i read a lot about using recorders for stops and encounters. i admit to being ignorant on how best to use them. do you put it in your pocket or do you have to have it out for clarity? do you turn it on all the time or just when you think you might need to? which ones are best to use?
    any tips or how to's are appreciated and also, other other questions i did not know to ask are appreciated too
    Mine is on from the moment I leave the house until I get home. I delete the file as soon as I get home (unless something happens, such as this past Monday). The recorder is in my chest pocket and everything is quite clear.

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    A friend of mine just bought a cheap clip-on voice and video recorder. While this sounds nice and neat, I tend to not have a lot of faith in these micro spy type devices. I haven't tried one though. Anybody tested a cheap combo dedice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    Mine is on from the moment I leave the house until I get home. I delete the file as soon as I get home (unless something happens, such as this past Monday). The recorder is in my chest pocket and everything is quite clear.
    thanks eye95, is your recorder exposed and is this a shirt pocket and/or does it do as well under a jacket? can you say what kind it is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by papa bear View Post
    thanks eye95, is your recorder exposed and is this a shirt pocket and/or does it do as well under a jacket? can you say what kind it is?
    The recorder is not exposed, and I haven't tried it under a jacket. It is an Olympus VN-5000, but it seems to be a virtual duplicate of other hand-held recorders that would probably work equally as well. I wish it had a USB port, but that nearly doubles the cost.

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    was doing some research and ran across this

    http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/aclu...sations-police

    i feel like this is something they got right

    anybody else out there have some advice on carrying a recorder?

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