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Operator’s Guide
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Table of Contents
WELCOME TO THE 5200 SERIES CD RECORDER/DUPLICATOR ............................................................... 3
COPYRIGHT NOTICE.................................................................................................................................................... 3
RECORDABLE DRIVE WARRANTY POLICY .................................................................................................................. 3
PIRACY ....................................................................................................................................................................... 3
END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ............................................................................................................................... 4
ABOUT MF DIGITAL ................................................................................................................................................ 5
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR MF DIGITAL PRODUCT .......................................................................................... 5
ABOUT THIS MANUAL ................................................................................................................................................ 5
GETTING STARTED ................................................................................................................................................. 6
WHAT’S IN THE BOX .................................................................................................................................................. 6
PACKING MATERIALS ................................................................................................................................................. 6
THE BEST PLACE TO PUT THE 5200 .......................................................................................................................... 6
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ................................................................................................................................................ 6
LOCATION OF 5200 SERIES COMPONENTS
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Rear View .............................................................................................................................................................. 7
DVD±R/±RW ............................................................................................................................................................ 8
SYSTEM STARTUP ................................................................................................................................................... 9
LOADING A DISC ...................................................................................................................................................... 10
REMOVING A DISC ................................................................................................................................................... 10
RECORDING WITH THE 5200 LIVE ENABLED SYSTEMS ............................................................................ 11
INTRODUCTION ......................................................................................................................................................... 11
Features:.............................................................................................................................................................. 11
Specifications: ..................................................................................................................................................... 11
Input / Output ...................................................................................................................................................... 11
USING THE 5200 LIVE ............................................................................................................................................... 13
Recording ............................................................................................................................................................ 13
EDITING YOUR RECORDING AND ADDING TRACKS .................................................................................................... 14
Adding Tracks ...................................................................................................................................................... 15
Editing tracks....................................................................................................................................................... 15
Disc Spanning ...................................................................................................................................................... 18
MAKING THE DISC(S) ................................................................................................................................................ 19
Method 1 .............................................................................................................................................................. 19
Method 2 .............................................................................................................................................................. 20
Welcome to the 5200 Series CD Recorder/Duplicator
Copyright Notice
Copyright ©2003 – 2014 by MF DIGITAL. All rights reserved.
This manual and the accompanying illustrations may not be copied, reproduced,
electronically transmitted, or translated into another language, in whole, or in part,
without the written consent of MF DIGITAL.
MFDIGITAL, 5200 series, Director, Director PRO, Scribe, Scribe SA, and
Scribe PC are trademarks of MFDIGITAL.
Other trademarks referred to are the property of their respective trademark or
registered trademark holders.
Recordable Drive Warranty Policy
Individual recorder manufacturers are responsible for the products they provide. As a convenience,
MFDIGITAL will honor any service issue related to a defective recorder while under its respective
manufacturer’s warranty providing that the recorder has been purchased from MFDIGITAL either directly or
indirectly. MFDIGITAL assumes no responsibility for products NOT purchased through MFDIGITAL.
Piracy
The copying of audio, video, or software without the permission of the copyright holder is illegal.
MF DIGITAL. accepts no responsibility for the copyright use or misuse of this equipment. It is the
sole responsibility of the user to ensure that the legal rights of copyright in duplicating are respected.
Corporate Headquarters:
MFDIGITAL
155 Sherwood Avenue
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Tel: (631) 249-9393
Fax: (610) 249-9437
Web site: www.mfdigital.com
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End User License Agreement
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You have acquired a device (“5200 Series CD-R/RW duplicator”) that includes software licensed by MF DIGITAL from
Microsoft Licensing Inc. or its affiliates (“MS”). Those installed software products of MS origin, as well as associated
media, printed materials, and “online” or electronic documentation (“SOFTWARE”) are protected by international
intellectual property laws and treaties. The SOFTWARE is licensed, not sold. All rights reserved.
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IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THIS END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT (“EULA”), DO NOT USE THIS DEVICE OR
COPY THE SOFTWARE. INSTEAD, PROMPTLY CONTACT MF DIGITAL FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON RETURN OF
THE UNUSED DEVICE (S) FOR A REFUND. ANY USE OF THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING BUT NOT
LIMITED TO USE ON THE DEVICE, WILL CONSTITUTE YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS EULA (OR
RATIFICATION OF ANY PREVIOUS CONSENT.)
GRANT OF SOFTWARE LICENSE. This EULA grants you the following license:
 You may use the SOFTWARE only on the DEVICE.
 NOT FAULT TOLERANT. THE SOFTWARE IS NOT FAULT TOLERANT. MF DIGITAL HAS
INDEPENDENTLY DETERMINED HOW TO USE THE SOFTWARE IN THE DEVICE, AND MS HAS
RELIED UPON MF DIGITAL TO CONDUCT SUFFICIENT TESTING TO DETERMINE THAT THE
SOFTWARE IS SUITABLE FOR SUCH USE.
 NO WARRANTIES FOR THE SOFTWARE. THE SOFTWARE is provided “AS IS” and with all faults.
THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY, AND
EFFORT (INCLUDING LACK OF NEGLIGENCE) IS WITH YOU. ALSO, THERE IS NO WARRANTY
AGAINST INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE SOFTWARE OR AGAINST
INFRINGEMENT. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE DEVICE OR THE
SOFTWARE, THOSE WARRANTIES DO NOT ORIGINATE FROM, AND ARE NOT BINDING ON, MS.
 Note on Java Support. The SOFTWARE may contain support for programs written in Java. Java technology is
not fault tolerant and is not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as online control equipment in
hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, such as in the operation of nuclear facilities, aircraft
navigation or communication systems, air traffic control, direct life-support machines, or weapons systems, in
which the failure of Java technology could lead directly to death, personal injury, or severe physical or
environmental damage. Sun Microsystems. has contractually obligated MS to make this disclaimer.
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No Liability for Certain Damages. EXCEPT AS PROHIBITED BY LAW, MS SHALL HAVE NO
LIABILITY FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES
ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MS
BE LIABLE FOR ANY AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF U.S. TWO-HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS (U.S.
$250.00).
Limitations on Reverse Engineering, De-compilation, and Disassembly. You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the SOFTWARE, except and only to the extent that such activity is exclickly permitted by
applicable law notwithstanding the limitation.
SOFTWARE TRANSFER ALLOWED BUT WITH RESTRICTIONS. You may permanently transfer rights
under this EULA only as part of a permanent sale or transfer of the Device, and only if the recipient agrees to this
EULA. If the SOFTWARE is an upgrade, any transfer must also include all prior versions of the SOFTWARE.
EXPORT RESTRICTIONS. You acknowledge that SOFTWARE is of US-origin. You agree to comply with
all applicable international and national laws that apply to the SOFTWARE, including the U.S. Export
Administration Regulations, as well as end-user, end-use and country destination restrictions issued by U.S. and
other governments. For additional information on exporting the SOFTWARE, see
http://www.microsoft.com/exporting/.
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About MF DIGITAL
Thank you for purchasing MF DIGITAL’s 5200 Series Copier Module
duplicator. MF DIGITAL manufactures a wide variety of CD / DVD
duplication equipment, including manual and fully automated CD / DVD
duplicators and printers. We hope you will consider us for all of your
duplication needs.
What To Expect From Your MF DIGITAL Product
Your MF DIGITAL 5200 Series copier module duplicator is professionally
designed and manufactured to give you years of trouble free operation. To
avoid accidental damage to your new duplicator, please read and understand
this manual thoroughly before operating the unit.
About This Manual
This manual is written for both novice and experienced users. Please read
through this Operator’s Guide from beginning to end before using the unit.
Once having read the manual, follow along chapter by chapter. This will
provide the necessary understanding of your new 5200 Series product.
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Getting Started
Carefully remove the 5200 Series duplicator from the shipping container. Inspect
the contents, and verify them against the packing slip. Report any errors in
shipping as soon as possible.
What’s In The Box
Your new 5200 Series duplicator includes:
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5200 Series duplicator
Power cord
Firmware CD
Manual CD
Stereo Audio Cable - 3.5mm Male to 2x RCA Male
LAN cable for network hook-up
Packing Materials
Please retain the original box and packaging in the event that the unit requires
future servicing. This will help to reduce the possibility of damage occurring in
transit.
The Best Place To Put The 5200
The best operating location for the 5200 Series duplicator is in a climatecontrolled area, free of dirt, dust, humidity, excessive heat, and electronic or
electromagnetic interference. Room temperature should be between 65 and 75
degrees Fahrenheit, or between 18 and 23 degrees Celsius. Place the 5200 on a
solid, steady work surface, and allow sufficient room for all incidental work
materials. Provide at least six inches of clearance on all sides of the unit for
ventilation.
Safety Precautions
The system is shipped with a three-prong power connector, and must be used with
a properly grounded AC receptacle. DO NOT try to defeat the third “ground”
prong. All computer peripherals must be properly grounded, and the 5200 is no
exception. The use of a power conditioner, such as an Uninterruptible Power
Supply (UPS) or a surge protector, is highly recommended. The minimum
required size is 500VA.
Repairs or alterations should only be attempted by an authorized, factory-trained
technician. MF DIGITAL reserves the right to void the warranty if unauthorized
service is performed.
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Location Of 5200 Series Components
Connect a Keyboard, Monitor and Mouse (not supplied) To the
corresponding connections below.
Rear View
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DVD±R/±RW
Legend
1) Disc Tray - Discs are loaded and removed from this tray. Clicking the eject button will open the tray when
the power to the 5200 Series is switched on.
2) Headphone Jack – Connect headphones here.
3) Volume Control Knob – This controls the volume level of the headphones.
4) Disc Indicator – Light indicates presence of disc in drive.
5) Ventilation Hole – Do not block.
6) Ventilation Hole – Do not block.
7) Eject Button – This button is used to manually open the disc tray.
8) Emergency Eject Pinhole – In the event that the disc tray will not open by clicking the eject button, insert the
tip of a large paper clip into this hole.
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System Startup
Before operation can begin it is necessary to review a few details.
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Plug one end of the supplied power cord into the upper receptacle at the rear
of the unit.
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Next, verify that the voltage selector switch is set correctly. It is located
between the two power receptacles. The 5200 Series supports both 115 VAC
and 230 VAC at 50 ~ 60 Hz. Please confirm that the appropriate voltage (115
VAC for North America) has been selected.
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CAUTION
Always use properly grounded
receptacles or severe damage to
your system may result. The use of a
surge protector or Uninterruptible
Power Supply (UPS) is highly
recommended.
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Make sure you power on the unit using the primary power switch (located on
the rear of the unit) and secondary power switch (located on the power
supply).
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Loading A Disc
 After the 5200 Series’ power has been switched on, click the eject button on
the front of the recorder to open its disc tray.
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Load by carefully placing the disc (label side up) into the recessed area of the
disc tray, so that the disc lays flat.
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Click the eject button on the front of the recorder to close the disc tray.
Removing A Disc
 While the 5200 Series’ power is still switched on, click the eject button on
the front of the recorder to open the disc tray.
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After the disc tray has completely opened, lift the disc by its edges and
carefully remove it.
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Click the eject button on the front of the recorder to close the disc tray.
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CAUTION
Your 5200 uses Microsoft Windows XP Operating System. While
this may appear to be a conventional PC, XP Embedded is specially
designed for embedded applications. Do not install any non MF
Digital supported software. Any damage as a result of this will not
be covered under warranty.
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Using the 5200 Live
Recording
 Connect the desired input to the analog IN
 Using your mouse, click on the AUDIO TAB and the following screen should be
displayed:
 Click on RECORD to bring up the RECORDER dialog
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Using your mouse, select the desired input from the Audio Capture Device pulldown.
 Click on browse to select location and a filename to save the recording to. Keep in
mind that CD-DA quality recording consumes about 10 MB/min
 Click on the RECORD button to start recording. During recording, the following
screen is displayed:
Browse: Selects the desired folder and filename. You will be prompted to overwrite existing files.
Preview: Check this box to preview the audio as it is being recorded. Attach
speakers to the green jack on the back on the 5200. The output may be adjusted
using the slider.
Stop: allows you to end recording.
Limit: Allows you to set a maximum record time. Entering 74 here will stop
recording from the select input in 74 minutes.
Insert Track: Inserts a START ID at the point the button is clicked. A START ID
serves as a track point in your live recording. These may also be added and
removed manually once recording has been completed. START Ids have no effect
on the audio being recorded but merely serves as the “track” points.
Remove Track: Removes the selected START ID. All Audio CDs must have an
INDEX 1 so START ID 1 cannot be removed.
OK: Closes the dialog box.
 Click “STOP” to end recording and then “OK” to close the dialog.
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Editing your recording and Adding tracks
The AUDIO TAB is where you create your CD projects. WAV files and MP3 files may
be dragged and dropped into your project and represent a single track. WAV files must be
44.1 kHz, 16-Bit, and stereo. The CD-DA standard does not allow for mono CDs. A
mono CD is simply one where the left and right channels are the same.
Adding Tracks
By default, each WAV, or MP3 file represents a single track. Certainly there are times,
especially in live recording, where a single large WAV file, which might represent 60
minutes or more, may slit into multiple tracks, edited for in point, out point, and start IDs.
We’ll touch on this in just a minute. First let’s add a track or two. Here’s how:
 From the AUDIO TAB, use the top two panes of the window to navigate your PC
to find the desired WAV file. Left click to select a file then drag the WAV file into
the project to the bottom pane of the screen. You can click CTRL or SHIFT when
clicking on files to select multiple files or a range of files.
You may rearrange the order of tracks simply by dragging them to their desired position
on the play list.
Editing tracks
Tracks (WAV and MP3 Files) may be edited for In Point, Out Point, Track Silence, Track
Pre-gap length, ISRC Code, sub-indexes, setting the copy prohibit flag (this is not copy
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protection), and the ability to split a track into multiple tracks. This is extremely handy on
long recordings where several tracks are desired. Note this is non destructive and does not
effect the source file in anyway but merely sets the a START ID, or track mark, at the
location inserted.
 To edit a track, right click on the desired track and select EDIT. A screen similar to
the following will be displayed:
The operations available are as follows:
Set In Point: In Point is the point where you wish to begin the track. Adjust using
the slider above IN POINT digital display. Use the up and down arrow keys for
fine adjustments, or click on IN POINT time display for direct entry. You will see
the following:
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Once you are satisfied, click on the SET IN POINT button
Set Out Point: Out Point sets the end of the track. If you are making a disc from a
single WAV file, you may want to use SPLIT TRACK (See below) to set all track
START IDs and use SET OUT POINT only to trim the end of the last track if
desired. Adjust using the slider above OUT POINT digital display. Use the up and
down arrow keys for fine adjustments, or click on the green LCD digital OUT
POINT time display for direct entry as above. Once you are satisfied, click on the
SET IN POINT button
Silence: Allows you to set the amount of silence between tracks. Set using the
slider and arrow keys as you did with the IN and OUT points, or click on the green
LCD digital SILENCE time display for direct entry.
Pregap Length: Set the “countdown” time between tracks. Set using the slider
and arrow keys as you did with the IN and OUT points or click on the green LCD
digital PREGAP LENGTH time display for direct entry.
ISRC Code: Allows you to enter an ISRC code for the track. ISRC, or
International Standard Recording Code, is the international identification system
for sound recordings. For more information, please visit http://www.ifpi.org/isrc/ or
http://www.riaa.com/issues/audio/isrc_faq.asp.
Copy Prohibit: This allows you set the copy prohibit bit. This is not copy
protection but merely serves to indicate that digital copying is not allowed and that
this is copyrighted material. Most recorders ignore this bit, except those that are
SCMS capable. Checking this 'flag' on any CD tracks identifies these tracks as the
first copies, so you won't be able to record them digitally from the CD onto an
SCMS-equipped digital recorder.
Sub-indexes: or indexes provide additional starting points within a single audio
track. Indexes are stored in the Q sub-channel and are most often found on
classical music and sound effects CDs. Please note that many CD players cannot
make use of sub-indexes. To add a sub-index, adjust the slider above IN POINT
digital display to the desired insertion point. Use the up and down arrow key for
fine adjustments. Once you are satisfied, click on the ADD SUBINDEX button.
Split Track: Perhaps the most used button on this screen. This allows you to
divide the current track into multiple tracks. This is common on live recordings
where you desire to track points in the recording. For example, let say you just
recorded a speaker for over 60 minutes. A CD with a single track may not be
desirable. To split a track, adjust using the slider above IN POINT digital display
to the desired point you would like the new START ID to appear. Use the up and
down arrow keys for fine adjustments, or click on the large main green LCD
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digital time display in the top left corner for direct entry. You will see the
following:
Once you are satisfied, click on the SPLIT TRACK button.
A handy trick to delete undesired content is to create a track out of the content you
do not wish to include then delete the track. The source .WAV will remain
unaffected but the resulting CD will not contain the content removed.
Disc Spanning
There are times when your recording will not fit on a single disc. The 5200 Live gives
you the ability to choose the point at which you wish span to the next disc. To do so,
here’s how:
 Right click on the track you desire to be the first track on the next disc. You may
repeat this for each subsequent disc desired.
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 Select “Create New Disc”. You will notice the disc number in the left most column
increment along with all tracks below. If a third disc is desired, left click on the
track you wish to be the first track of the next disc, right click and select “Create
New Disc” once again.
 Once you are happy with the disc set, click on SAVE and you will be prompted to
save one .ISC file for each disc created. .ISC files, or image scripts, are images
from which you can create discs. These files are relatively small as they contain
simply the location of IDs and disc splits. You will need the source WAV for
future use.
 To undo a span, simply click on the track you wish to move back to the previous
disc, right click on it, and select “Move track to the previous disc…” by left
clicking on it.
Making the disc(s)
Making discs is easy. Jobs can be started from either the STATUS tab or the
LOCALHOST tab. STATUS TAB is best if you wish to start the job on multiple MF
Digital CD copiers. Optionally you may use the network client remotely.
Method 1
Starting a job from LOCALHOST:
 Click on the START JOB button
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 Click on the BROWSE button and select an image file to use (.ISC, .ISO, or
.IMG). Likely this will be the .ISC file made in the previous step.
 Leave LABEL blank as the 5200 does not support in-line direct to disc printing so
you need not enter anything here. Consider the MF Digital 3000 Series for
automating duplication and printing if desired.
 Select the desired job options:
COPY: If you would like to write the disc, check this option. Typically this
will always be checked
VERIFY: If you would like to verify the disc, select this option. This will
perform a bit-for-bit verify of the disc. Selecting COPY and TEST at
the same time will perform a VERIFY on the disc once written
PRINT: Not applicable here, but on systems supporting direct-to-disc in-line
print, this option could be selected to enable printing
TEST: Select this option, to perform a SIMULATED write of the disc. The
disc will not actually be written. This is great for learning how to use
your system, or for troubleshooting purposes. Selecting TEST and
VERIFY at the same time will result in ALL discs being rejected as
they contain no data.
 Enter the desired quantity of discs and then click on OK and your job will start: If
it does not, be sure you have 1 GB of free space on the hard disc
Method 2
Starting a job from the STATUS tab:
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 Click on the START NEWJOB button
 Use the default JOB ID or enter your own. This is a handy way to identify your job
making it easy to recognize what job is running.
 In the box under TOTAL, enter the desired quantity of discs
 Click on the BROWSE IMAGE button and select an image file to use (.ISC, .ISO,
or .IMG). Likely this will be the .ISC file made in the previous step.
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 Leave LABEL blank as the 5200 does not support in-line direct to disc printing so
you need not enter anything here. Consider the MF Digital 9000 Series for
automating duplication and printing if desired.
 Select the desired job options:
COPY: If you would like to write the disc, check this option. Typically this
will always be checked
VERIFY: If you would like to verify the disc, select this option. This will
perform a bit-for-bit verify of the disc. Selecting COPY and TEST at
the same time will perform a VERIFY on the disc once written
PRINT: Not applicable here, but on systems supporting direct-to-disc in-line
print, this option could be selected to enable printing
 Next choose which systems you wish to allocate to the job. If not networked, or if
this is the only MF Digital stand-alone system on your network, only
LOCALHOST will appear. If you have other unit but they do not appear, go to the
LOCALHOST TAB, click on connect to add other stand-alones. Once connected,
you may start up jobs on multiple systems simultaneously. To add systems, simply
left click on the desired system to use and then click on the ADD MACHINE.
Optionally you may add all available systems by clicking on ADD ALL. The
REMOVE buttons can be used to unallocated that system from the job you are
about to launch.
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Once you have filled in the appropriate fields and you are happy with your
selections, click on the OK button and your job will start: If it does not, be sure
you have 1 GB of free space on the hard disc
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