Prime X Advanced

Prime X text file settings explained:

Getting Started

Note: This is for advanced users. Please use caution and always make a test recording before you record your adventures. Your Replay XD Prime X features robust basic mode and setting changes directly from the camera, but sometimes you may need just a little more fine tuning options to get that perfect shot. The Replay XD Prime X features a setting file that is saved to your SD card. This file is an editable text file that you can modify in any plain text editor such as Notepad on Windows or TextEdit on Mac. Simply follow these steps and you'll have your Replay Prime X adjusted in no-time.

  1. Remove rear protective cap and use option (1) or option (2).
  2. Option (1): Take the microSDHC/SDXC out of the Replay XD Prime X and use a SDHC/SDXC compatible card reader to transfer your files to your computer.
  3. Option (2): Connect the supplied mini USB cable into the Replay XD Prime X USB port.
  4. Plug the USB cable into a PC/Mac USB 2.0 port.
  5. Press and hold the mode button at the rear of the camera and power on the Prime X.
  6. On a PC/Mac your Replay XD will mount to your computer as a mass storage device.
  7. On the root directory of your SD card you will find a text file called: Prime-X.txt, double click the file and it should open in your default text editor, Notepad or TextEdit (WARNING: Do not use Microsoft Word to edit your text file. Your text editor must be set to plain text only.)
  8. You're now ready to adjust your advanced settings.

Adjust your text file:

  1. You must change Update to (Y) for Yes, UPDATE: Y
  2. Under FORMAT, you can change the parameters using the references below the dotted line -------------- The parameters in parenthesis ( ) are used for replacing the settings above, after the colon :
  3. Once you've made the desired changes, simply save your file. On a PC choose File --> Save, On a Mac choose File --> Save.
  4. You can now Eject your SD card or Replay XD Prime X from your PC/Mac. (When finished always Eject device from PC/Mac)
  5. If you changed the settings from a USB SD card reader, insert your SD card into your Replay XD Prime X
  6. Press the Power On button and wait for it to boot up.
  7. The camera will automatically read the text file and change the advanced parameters in the camera. (You can only update one camera at a time with the text file. Update:Y will be changed to Update:N automatically.)
  8. Your Replay XD Prime X is now ready to record with your new settings.

NOTE: It is recommended to always make setting changes in one or two step increments. Always make a test recording before you record your adventures. You don't want to have any unexpected results from not checking your parameter changes. Make a copy of your original file in case you want to revert to default settings.

 

 

Bitrate (BR)

Choose from:

(0)Super Fine  (High, HDTV quality / Default)

(1)Fine  (Medium, DVD quality)

(2)Normal (Low, Web Video quality)

 

NOTE: It is recommended to always make setting changes in one or two step increments. Always make a test recording before you record your adventures. You don't want to have any unexpected results from not checking your parameter changes.

Exposure (EV) 1 ~ 12

Exposure compensation allows you to adjust the automatically calculated exposure.

 

(0)-2EV

(1)-1.6EV

(2)-1.3EV

(3)-1EV

(4)-0.6EV

(5)-0.3EV

(1 ~ 5) A scene with predominantly light tones will typically be underexposed. A 4 to 5 value is typically sufficient.

(6)0EV  (Default)

(7 ~ 12) A scene with predominantly dark tones will typically be overexposed. A 7 to 8 value is typically sufficient.

(7)+0.3EV

(8)+0.6EV

(9)+1EV

(10)+1.3EV

(11)+1.6EV

(12)+2EV

NOTE: It is recommended to always make setting changes in one or two step increments. Always make a test recording before you record your adventures. You don't want to have any unexpected results from not checking your parameter changes.

Sharpness (SHRP) 1 ~ 5

Sharpness is used to sharpen or reduce hard edges and detail in your image.

(1)Soft

(3)Standard

(5)Hard

Auto Exposure (AE Meter)

Auto exposure automatically calculates and adjusts exposure to the subjects midtones to the midtone of the scene.

(0)Center (1)Average (2)Spot

(0) Average [A] metering will use the entire image scene to measure light information and average it for final exposure.

(1) Center-weighted [C] metering concentrates 60-80 percent of the sensitivity towards the central part of the image.

(2) Spot [S] metering will measure the center 1-5 percent of the scene ignoring other areas of the frame to determine exposure. (Default)

Auto White Balance (AWB mode) 0 ~ 6

(0) Auto white balance is a global adjustment that corrects most color casts from global illumination in an image scene. (Default) Sometimes balancing neutrals in a scene is important to preserve accurate color detail. Certain environments are sometimes over-dominated by multiple light sources ie. Tungsten, Fluorescent, or even Xenon, where a white balance correction is needed to correct color casts. Also an experienced user may select a white balance setting to enhance certain colors to achieve a desired look or feel. (0)Auto (1)2800K_Incandescent (2)4000K_Indoor (3)5000K_DaylightD50 (4)6500K_SunnyD65 (5)7500K_Cloudy (6)10000K_XenonHID   NOTE: It is recommended to always make setting changes in one or two step increments. Always make a test recording before you record your adventures. You don't want to have any unexpected results from not checking your parameter changes.

Contrast (CTST) 32 ~ 88

Contrast is the difference of color and brightness of objects in an image. Sometimes the tonal range in objects are too similar in an image. A contrast adjustment can increase or decrease the amount an object stands out or blends in with the image scene. (32)Soft (64)Standard (88)Hard

Saturation (SAT) 0 ~ 127

Saturation is perceived as intensity of an image scenes color or lack of. Choose any number up to 127 to add or subtract color saturation from your image. (0)Grey (64)Normal (127)Color   NOTE: It is recommended to always make setting changes in one or two step increments. Always make a test recording before you record your adventures. You don't want to have any unexpected results from not checking your parameter changes.

Microphone Gain (MIC) 0 ~ 59

The internal and external microphone option features an auto-gain function, sometimes certain environments have and increased or decreased decibel range which can be tuned accordingly. (0)0dB (33)33dB (59)59dB NOTE: It is recommended to always make setting changes in one or two step increments. Always make a test recording before you record your adventures. You don't want to have any unexpected results from not checking your parameter changes.

Photo Quality (PQAL) : 0 ~ 2

(0)Super Fine

(1)Fine

(2)Normal

Photo Stamp (PSTP) : 0 ~ 3

(0)Off

(1)Date

(2)Time

(3)Date&Time

Video Stamp (VSTP) : 0 ~ 3

Add the Time and Date layer to your footage for reference in playback.

(0)Off

(1)Date

(2)Time

(3)Date&Time

HDMI Live View (LV) : 0 ~ 1

Select to output NTSC or PAL video from the HDMI port, this setting is independent from Frame Rate (FPS)

(0)NTSC

(1)PAL

Frame Rate (FPS) : 0 ~ 2

(0)30/60 fps NTSC

(1)25/50 fps PAL

(2)24/48 fps Cinema

4x3 Video Mode (V43) : 0 ~ 1

Changes the video mode to 4:3 aspect ratio.

(0)Off

(1)On

Slow Motion Mode (SLOW) : 0 ~ 1

Recording at 120 or 240fps with slow motion off – play back will be at regular speed. With Slow Motion Mode enabled it will play back at 30fps which is slow motion.

(0)Off

(1)On

Auto Power Start Stop (APSS) : 0 ~ 1

(0)Off (default)

(1)On (Camera will power on automatically when it starts charging through the USB port with external power. This is compatible with all HW and RePower kits.)

Power Down Delay (PDD) : 1 ~ 5

Power down delay is only available when APSS is turned on. When APSS is turned on and external power is removed from the camera, it will turn off at the set duration. This is used for automatic shutdown. (1)After 1 min

(2)After 5 min

(3)After 15 min

(4)After 30 min

(5)Never Auto power down

Record File Trim Function (FTF) : 0 ~ 1

When turned on, user can trim file while recording to create smaller clips. With FTF turned on, while you are recording, you can create a new file simply by quick pressing the the record button again.

(0)Off

(1)On

One Touch REC (OT) : 0 ~ 1

One touch allows the camera to start recording immediately after boot-up. Note: You can still adjust the camera Mode or FPS if needed , simply stop recording, set your desired mode, and resume.

(0)Off

(1)On

HDMI Audio Output (AO) : 0 ~ 1

(0)Off

(1)On

Custom Time-lapse Capture (CTL) : 0 ~ 1

(0)Off - Keeps Standard Photo Time-lapse Camera Settings (Manual Shutter, 3, 5, 15, 30)

(1)On - User Programmed Settings from above. New LED description below LED Status Lights will be reprogrammed to reflect below No Light = Manual Shutter Red Light = Time-lapse Programmable (2 ~ 60 Sec) user can set the interval they desire.(TLC)

LiveView Resolution (LVR) : 0 ~ 1

(0)1080i60

(1)1080p60

No Card Shut Down (CSD) : 0 ~ 1

When camera is turned on and the SD card is not fully inserted, the camera will shut down in 5 seconds. This feature is great for storing your camera while traveling to avoid an inadvertent boot-up.

(0)Off

(1)On (Default)

SD Card Full and Power Down or Overwrite (SDF) : 0 ~ 2

(0)Off (Default)

(1)On (Overwrite stored files, oldest files first. Loop recording.)

No activity 5 min Shut Down (ASD) : 0 ~ 1

When camera is turned on and the SD card is fully inserted and there is no activity, the camera will shut down in 5 minutes.

(0)Off

(1)On (Default)

Custom File Name (CFN)

Change file name prefix, RPXD0001.MOV (default) to AAAA0001.MOV or CAMA0001.MOV, CAMB0001.MOV Must be four letters (A~Z), cannot contain numbers.

 

 Note: Advanced settings will not update if four letter format is incorrect.

 

Prime X Advanced Settings

 

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Prime X Wi-Fi

The Replay XD Prime X comes with Wi-Fi built-in. Once enabled, your camera can communicate with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch or Android devices up to distances of 76 feet. Through the Replay XD App, you will have full control of the Prime X and its advanced text file features. The Prime X App is available from the Apple App Store™, and for Android via Google Play™. Search for ‘Replay XD App’.

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