Question about Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD2000 High Definition Camcorder
Updating Firmware on Xacti HD2000
This page explains how to download and install the firmware update for the VPC-HD2000.
It is not necessary to install this firmware update when there is already the possibility of choosing Greek, Swedish or Finnish as menu language! Please check this before continuing with the update.
(i) A SD memory card reader (henceforth referred to as "card reader")
(ii) A dedicated USB interface cable (shipped with the camera).
Be sure not to take out the battery during the updating procedure (this lasts about 60 seconds).
Avoid operating the buttons on the camera or closing the monitor unit during the updating procedure.
I) Preparing to update (copying the firmware onto a card)
Step I.1: Format the card on your camera*
If you format a card, all images and data stored on that card (whether protected or not) are deleted! Please be sure to move or copy important images and data to a PC or to another card!
Firmware Update XACTI HD2000
s313n081.bin (7.5 MB) *CAUTION:
Please be sure to download the file onto a hard drive and not onto a removable location such as a card reader.
The firmware file should be saved in a location where you can easily find it again later (e.g. save it on desktop of your computer).
Step I.3: Copy the file "s313n081.bin" to the formatted card (from step I.1):
The method of operation differs depending on whether you use a card reader (i) or a dedicated USB cable (ii).
(i) When you copy the downloaded files with a card reader: (1) Put the formatted card from step I.1 in the card reader. (2) Copy the "s313n081.bin" file created on your haFIRMWARE for Sanyo xacti vpc-hd2000!? - firmware_hd2000_1.jpgo the root directory of the card.
(ii) When you copy the downloaded files with a dedicated USB cable: (1) Connect the camera to your PC with a USB cable and turn on the camera. When you connect to your PC, please make sure the camera's USB interface is set to "Card Reader". (Please refer to "Setting the Connection Mode" on pages 7 to 8 of the Instruction Manual in the Xacti Software CD 1.0) Please make sure the camera is recognized as a removable disc. (2) Put the formatted card (from step I.1) in the camera and then copy the FIRMWARE for Sanyo xacti vpc-hd2000!? - firmware_hd2000_2.jpgreated on your hard disk (in step I.2) to the root directory of the card.
(3) Remove the camera from computer.
Please read "Dismounting the Camera" on pages 9 to 11 of the Instruction Manual in the Xacti Software CD 1.0 for a description of how to disconnect the camera.
II) Updating firmware on the camera itself
Do not turn off the power during the updating procedure (this lasts about 60 seconds)!
Step II.1: Insert the card with firmware-update file (from step I.1) into camera
Step II.2: Turn the camera on and set the main switch to "PLAY".
Step II.5: Choose "FORMAT" from the Menu Screen, but do NOT go into "FORMAT"
Step II.6: Move joystick to the left for more than 2 seconds.
*No Update Screen
If the update screen is not displayed, it's possible that the update file was not copied onto the card. Please refer to "Preparing to Update" to copy the update file onto the card and follow the updating procedure once more.
If the main switch is set to "REC", the update screen will not be displayed. Make sure the main switch is set to "PLAY".
Please do NOT turn the power off during the updating procedure! (this takes about 60 seconds).
Posted on Feb 03, 2011
Those types of cameras are no more really used... it is good to get a just normal cannon or sony camera... and you will be able to do wonders
Posted on Jan 14, 2010
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