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Changes in firmware:
The firmware (version 188.8.131.52) incorporates the following fixes:
Fixes a malfunction that may cause the camcorder to freeze when performing certain operations.
Note: The freezing occurs when the settings created on a camcorder equipped with Firmware Version 184.108.40.206 to 220.127.116.11 is imported into a camcorder equipped with Firmware Version 18.104.22.168.
Firmware Version 22.214.171.124 includes the same functions and functional improvements added in version 126.96.36.199. The functions and functional improvements added in version 188.8.131.52 are listed below:
- Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 512MB or more for the firmware update.
- Firmware version 184.108.40.206 is for updating XF705 cameras running firmware version 220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168 If your camera's firmware is already version 22.214.171.124, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
Preparations for a firmware update:
After the firmware update has been performed, the camcorder’s menu settings will be reset. It is recommended that, prior to starting update operations, users save their menu settings as settings data to an SD card, separate from the SD card that will be used to carry out the update. This saved data can be loaded into the camcorder and the settings can be changed after the update has been completed. For further information on this, please refer to the section in the unit's Instruction Manual titled "Saving and Loading Camcorder Settings.”
The downloaded folder contains the firmware (file name: VOA3.FIM / file size: 58,408,736bytes), and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese). Prior to starting the firmware update operations, please be sure to review and carefully confirm your understanding of these instructions.
The following items are required to perform this firmware update:
Should you have any questions about the announcement, please contact the Authorized Service Facility in your area or you may contact the Call Center within your region.