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HC-V800/V808 Firmware update service

Step2. Downloading and extracting updating software

Please download the updating software.

1. Make a temporary folder on your PC for downloading the file.

2. Download and save the firmware in the folder you created in the above step. / 65,879,360 bytes

3. Uncompress the file.
 *There are cases where the file is automatically uncompressed depending on the PC environment.

4. Confirm "UPDATE.HDC" file is extracted.

Step3. Copy the updating software onto a SD Memory Card. Prepare a SD Memory Card with the extracted file from Step2 above.

The size of the extracted file (UPDATE.HDC) or more must be free on the SD Memory Card use an SD Memory Card which has already been formatted for
the HC-V800/V808. Please refer your instruction book for more detalis.
When formatting the SD Memory Card, all data, including protected data, will be erased and can not be recovered.
Please make sure to back up your important data so you don't lose it.

Insert your formatted SD Memory Card to your SD slot on your PC.

Copy the downloaded file onto the SD Memory Card.
If your PC does not have an SD card slot, use an external USB SD Reader/Writer device.

Copy the file into the Root directory (*1) of the SD Memory Card.
(*1) Root directory = The first or top-most directory in the hierarchy.

Step4. Firmware update

Please update the firmware of HC-V800/V808 series according to following procedure.

    How to update the firmware
  1. Insert SD Memory Card, which is prepared by Step3.
  2. Insert the AC adaptor and turn the power on.
  3. MENU : [SETUP] - [Version Up]
  4. Confirm the version, and press [ENTER].
  5. Confirm the message, and press [YES].
  6. When Power lamp begins to flash, please wait for a while.
  7. After about 30 seconds, the product will automatically be restarted.
  8. When [Firmware update completed] message appears, please press [OK].
  9. The firmware update is complete. Please remove the SD memory card.

Step5. Confirming version number of the firmware

Please check if the firmware update is completed correctly.

If the version number is indicated as ver1.1, it is correctly completed.

    How to confirm
  1. Turn the unit on in Recording Mode.
  2. MENU : [SETUP] - [Version Disp]
  3. If the version number is indicated as ver1.1, it is correctly completed.

Step6. Handling of SD Memory Card

If you use the SD for recording purpose of digital video camera without deleting the updating software,
recording capacity will be reduced, and also may cause damage to the product.
Please delete the updating software from SD Memory Card, or format the SD Memory Card after firmware update.

If you format the SD Memory card, all the data (including protected data) will be deleted.
Please check the contents of the card before formatting.