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System ProgramVR-5 System Program Ver.1.050

This system program updates the VR-5 system program to the latest version 1.050.


When you use the VR-5 Ver.1.050, you MUST use the latest VR-5 Image Converter.

Version history
[ → V1.050 ]
[Additional function]
  • Supports for MIDI VISUAL CONTROL protocol.
    Please refer to the "VR-5 Remote Control Reference (VR-5_remote_control_e02.pdf)" for detailed information.
[Function Improvements]
  • Changed the audio bit-rate on recording from 128kbps to 256kbps.
[Bug Fix]
  • It was corrected that an error occurred when stopping a video playback.
  • The initial value of the parameter "USB VIDEO FILTER" in MAIN menu was changed to "ON."
    (When you perform FACTORY RESET, it will be set to "ON.")
[ → V1.040 ]
  • When recording a movie, it displays a maximum remaining time on continuous recording.
    From ten minutes remaining: The time is displayed with yellow colored characters.
    From five minutes remaining: The message "Recording will stop" is displayed with red colored characters.
  • When playing a movie, it displays the remaining playing time.
  • Added the video filtering function for a video stream from the USB port.
    Switch the "USB VIDEO FILTER" in the SYSTEM MENU -> VIDEO/AUDIO to ON to use this function.
    This function can enhance output quality for the gently moving movie.
The following bugs are fixed.
  • When it was connecting with the "Adobe Flash Media Live Encoder(FMLE) for Mac", the Video stream was a few seconds later than the Audio stream.
  • The internal clock might be reset.
  • Re-creating a thumbnail of a movie file might be failed.
  • A movie was jumpy at start of the playback.
  • Recording could not stop normally when an SD card did not have remaining space enough.
  • Marker editing might be failed.
[ → V1.030 ]
  • The RGB ASSIGN function is added.
    You can assign the image from your computer to channel 3 or PLAYER channel of the VR-5's video mixer.
    * Please refer to the VR-5_add_ver1030_e01.pdf file downloaded from this page for detailed information.
The following bugs are fixed.
  • When connecting VR-5 with "SHARP AQUOS" series(LCD TV) by HDMI, the screen cannot be normally displayed on the TV.
  • When connecting VR-5 with Mac running on Mac OS X v10.6.4 or later, some noise sounds on streaming might occur.
[ → V1.022 ]
  • Improved the quality of a recorded movie on TV-LP (2Mbps).
  • Changed the default settings for PC INPUT to full screen.
  • The message that prompts users to eject and insert an SD CARD is added after formatting it.
    * If you do not, the following problems will occur.
    • Recording stopped
    • Dropping frames
The following bugs are fixed.
  • When connecting some types of video equipment to VR-5, an interference noise occurred.
  • When pausing on recording, the counter of the recording time was out of alignment.
  • When ejecting an SD card on recording, VR-5 hung up.
    * On even this version, the recorded file is broken in the above case.
  • The number of markers was displayed incorrectly after playing.
  • The image was tinged with green on transition effects.
[ → V1.020 ]
  • Drop frame while recording is improved.
  • Recognization of PC INPUT display size is improved.
  • GAIN adjusting NOISE of MIC/LINE INPUT is reduced.
  • After doing RENAME, COPY, and DELETE, renewing the file list of PLAYER is improved.

How to tell the version
Please check the version of the system working on your VR-5 before downloading the archive file.
  1. Press [POWER] to turn on the VR-5.
  2. Press [MAIN MENU] to display the MENU screen.
  3. Press [System] and [System] to displaythe SYSTEM SETUP screen.
    "Version" at the bottom of the display indicates the versions of your unit.
  4. Press [MAIN MENU] or [VIDEO PREVIEW] to exit the SYSTEM SETUP.
  5. Press [POWER] button to turn off the VR-5.

Getting the update file
Please open/extract the downloaded “vr5_sys_v1050.zip” file on your computer to get the update folder named “UPDATE” in the “vr5_sys_v1050” folder.

Items to prepare for the update
Following items are required to perform the update.
  • VR-5 itself
  • SD CARD formatted on the VR-5 (the volume is 1GByte or above)
  • SD CARD reader or PC with an SD CARD slot (Windows or Macintosh)
  • The downloaded update file

Caution when performing the update
  • Don't use this system program for any product other than the VR-5. Doing so may damage the data or system of your other product.
  • We recommend that you save your user data(MENU PARAMETER) before you perform the update. If a problem occurs and your user data is lost, you will be able to restore the original state by reloading the data you saved.
  • Important notice: Never turn the VR-5 off during the update process, or VR-5 won't reboot correctly any more.
  • We regret that we cannot answer questions regarding the procedure of installing this system program. You must perform the installation on your own responsibility, in accordance with the information provided in this document.

Procedure for the update

Creating the Update SD Card
  1. Start your computer then connect the SD Card to an SD Card Slot of the computer.
  2. Copy the update folder “UPDATE” onto the root directory of the SD Card device.
    * Do not copy the “vr5_sys_v1050” folder.
  3. Un-mount the SD Card device through the correct procedure, then disconnect from the computer.

Update Procedure
  1. Insert the update SD CARD to the VR-5, and press POWER to turn on. Immediately after turning on, press [MAIN MENU], [EXIT], and [AUDIO SETUP] at the same time.
    On the upper-left corner of SETUP/PREVIEW MONITOR LCD, the message [ user update (auto) ] will be appeared.
    Then release the button.
  2. At the end of the process, the message "Complete!" will be appeared.
    It takes for two minutes to update the VR-5.
  3. Now, reboot the VR-5 and check the version.
    [Version 1.050]
    Verify that the update was accomplished correctly, then turn off the power.

License Agreement

Be sure to read the Safety Instructions and the License Agreement before proceeding download.

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