VIXIA HF10/100, HF10/HF100 Firmware Update (Version 188.8.131.52)
This firmware update (Version 184.108.40.206) is required to use the new accessories compatible with the Mini Advanced Shoe, the VFL-2 Video Flash Light and the VL-5 Video Light, with Canon VIXIA HF10/HF100 and HF10/HF100 camcorders.
* The firmware only needs to be updated once. Once your camcorder's firmware is correctly updated, you will be able to use either the VFL-2 Video Flash Light or the VL-5 Video Light with your camcorder.
If your camcorder's current firmware is version 220.127.116.11 or 18.104.22.168, this firmware update is required to use the new VFL-2 Video Flash Light or VL-5 Video Light.
To check your camcorder's current firmware version, follow this procedure.
|1.||Set the camcorder to Still Image Playback mode.|
|2.||Check the current firmware version.
[ MENU] [ SYSTEM SETUP] [FIRMWARE]
|3.||Make sure that the firmware version is 22.214.171.124 or earlier.|
This firmware update applies to the HF10/HF100.
The following section will guide you through the process of updating the firmware on your own.
In the unlikely event that an error occurs while the firmware is being overwritten, the camcorder may not start normally. Carefully read the precautions and other information before updating the firmware.
The firmware can also be updated by a Canon Service Center. Consult a Canon Service Center for details.
|1.||Computer(*)||USB terminal and CD-ROM drive (**) must be installed|
|2.||HD camcorder||VIXIA HF10/HF100, HF10/HF100|
|3.||Fully charged battery pack||Battery pack (BP-809) supplied with the camcorder|
|4.||Compact power adapter||Compact power adapter (CA-570) supplied with the camcorder|
|5.||USB cable||USB cable (IFC-400PCU) supplied with the camcorder|
|6.||Memory card||Commercially available SD/SDHC memory card with a capacity of at least 16 MB|
|7.||DIGITAL VIDEO Solution Disk(**)||CD-ROM supplied with the camcorder|
|8.||Firmware update procedure||Obtained from the download page.|
|9.||Firmware update data|
* OS: Windows® VistaTM (with or without Service Pack 1)/Windows® XP Home Edition or Professional (Service Pack 1 or 2)/Windows® 2000 (Service Pack 4)/Mac OS X (10.3 – 10.5)
** Required only if the OS is Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4.
Consult a Canon Service Center if you do not have items 1, 4, 5, 6, and 7 (for Windows® 2000 Service Pack 4).
* Make sure you extract the downloaded files using the computer to be used for the firmware update.
* If you do not have a memory card (a commercially available
SD/SDHC card), consult a Canon Service Center.
Depending on the memory card used, data transfer may take up to 2 minutes.
After this operation is finished, the camcorder will automatically restart and the [DATE/TIME] screen will appear.
*Download "Firmware update procedure (pdf)" and read it carefully before updating the firmware. The above procedure is explained in the file.
Download "Firmware Update Procedure" (PDF file) and read it carefully before updating the firmware. The file contains a detailed explanation of the procedure mentioned above.
If you have any questions, please read the Q&A