Replay XD1080 Advanced Settings

XD1080 Firmware

For the best performance and up to date features, make sure your firmware is current.
Version: v51
Post Date: 2013.10.03 File Size: 4.1 MB
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New Features added in v51
Text File Feature: (WMK) Watermark feature, add date/time stamp, add custom word up to 20 characters, or add both.


1. Download the firmware to the desktop.
2. Unzip the file.
3. Make sure your microSD card is correctly formatted. (FAT32)
4. Copy the DCIM, MISC, XD1080fw.bin firmware file and XD1080.txt text file from the XD1080fw_single_update_v51 folder to the root level of the microSD card.
5. After file copy is completed, properly unmount the microSD card.
6. Make sure the Replay XD1080 is Powered-Off and plugged in to power with the supplied USB cable.
7. Install the microSD card into the Replay XD1080.
8. Press and hold the Power button (after V45, you must also hold the Mode Button and Power Button) until the Replay XD1080 Powers-On. The camera will vibrate 3 times and the Red and Blue LED lights on top will blink to show that the firmware is loading. Once the Firmware is finished installing, the Replay XD1080 will automatically Power-Off. (Note: If the Replay XD1080 blinks for more than 3 minutes, please Power-Off your camera by holding the Power button, then reset your camera, gently insert a paperclip into the reset hole and reset, then try reloading the firmware.) Important Note: If upgrade procedure is not followed properly, interrupting the update process while the lights are still flashing may permanently damage your camera!
Important Note: If you are experiencing problems with the firmware update, please use the SD card that was provided with your Replay XD 1080. If you are using a third party card or plan on buying new memory reference our list of approved microSD cards.  You can reformat your SD card by downloading the official SD Formatter for Mac or PC. Official SD Card Association SD, SDHC, SDXC formatter download:

XD 1080 Advanced Settings

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 XD1080 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 XD1080 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 XD1080 adjusted in no-time.

  1. Remove rear protective cap and use option (1) or option (2).
  2. Option (1): Take the microSDHC out of the Replay XD1080 and use a SDHC compatible card reader to transfer your files to your computer.
  3. Option (2): Connect the supplied mini USB cable into the Replay XD1080 USB port.
  4. Plug the USB cable into a PC/Mac USB 2.0 port.
  5. Press and hold the FPS button and Power On your Replay XD1080.
  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: XD1080.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.
  9. 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 : . See text file sample below.
      XD1080 Advanced Text File-5
    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 XD1080 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 XD1080
    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 XD1080 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.

    If you don’t like the settings you have made you can always go back to the default settings. Simply go to Adjust your text file: Step 1 again and change the UPDATE: N to UPDATE: D for default. This will default the Replay XD1080 to factory settings.


Bitrate (BR)

(H) High, HDTV quality (Default)

(M) Medium, DVD quality

(L) Low, Web Video quality


Exposure (EV) -4 ~ 4

Exposure compensation allows you to adjust the automatically calculated exposure.

(-4 ~ 0) A scene with predominantly light tones will typically be underexposed. A -1 to -2 value is typically sufficient.

(0) Default

(0 ~ 4) A scene with predominantly dark tones will typically be overexposed. A 1 to 2 value is typically sufficient.


Sharpness (SHRP) 1 ~ 5

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


(3) Default

Auto Exposure (AE Meter)

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

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

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

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


Auto White Balance (AWB mode) 0 ~ 9

(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.

(1) 2800K is used for incandescent lighting.

(2) 4000K is used for fluorescent lighting.

(3) 5000K D50 is used for horizon daylight.

(4) 6500K D65 is used for midday light.

(5) 7500K is used for cloudy daylight.

(6) 9000K is used for shaded daylight.

(7) 10000K is used for Xenon light.


Contrast (CTST) 1 ~ 255

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.

(64) Default


Saturation is perceived as intensity of an image scenes color or lack of.

(0 ~ 75) A desaturated image lacks color information, giving you a muted color image, or a grayscale image.

(75) Default

(75 ~ 127) A saturated image has an increased amount of color relative to its own brightness, resulting in a vivid and intense image.


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 ~ 33) Decrease Mic sensitivity

(33) Default

(33 ~ 59) Increase Mic sensitivity

Frame Rate (FPS)

(50) Record video at Pal standard 25p or 50p

(60) Record video at NTSC standard 30p or 60p (Default)

No card 5 sec Shut Down (CSD)

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)

No activity 5 min Shut Down (ASD)

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)

SD memory full power down or SD memory overwrite (SDF)

(0) SD card is full, power camera down. (Default)

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

Auto Start/Stop Function (APSS)

(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)

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 (Default)
(2) After 5 min
(3) After 15 min
(4) After 30 min
(5) Never Auto power down

HDMI Live View (LV)

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

(0) NTSC 60i (Default)
(1) PAL 50i

HDMI Playback (PB)

Playback video from the camera to an HDMI TV or Monitor. This can be turned off for LiveStreaming applications.

(0) OFF
(1) ON (Default)

HDMI Audio output(AO)

Output audio through HDMI LiveView. This can be turned on for LiveStreaming applications.

(0) OFF (Default)
(1) ON

Custom Time-lapse Capture (CTL)

(0)OFF – Keeps Standard Time-lapse Camera Settings (3, 5, 15, 30). (Default)

(1)ON – User Programmed Settings from above. New LED description below.
LED Status Lights will be reprogrammed to reflect below
No Light = Manual Shutter (one short press equals one picture taken).
Red Light = Time-lapse Programmable (2 ~ 60 Sec) user can set the interval they desire. (TLC)
Green Light = Burst Capture Programmable (3 ~ 10) => user can set the number of burst photos they desire. (BC)
Orange Light = Time-lapse / Burst Capture Combo => combines the time-lapse interval and burst settings programmed above (3 ~ 10 photo limit and 2 ~ 60 second limit). (TLB)

AO (HDMI Audio Output) : 0 ~ 1


CTL (Custom Time-lapse Capture) : 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)

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.

Record File Trim Function (FTF)

When turned on, user can trim file while recording to create smaller clips.

(0) OFF (Default)
(1) ON

One Touch REC (OT)

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 (Default)
(1) ON

Stamp Function (STP)

Permanently embed a timestamp and/or a watermark in your video.

(0) STAMP OFF (Default)
(1) STAMP DATE/TIME, Add time/date from Advanced Text File.
(2) STAMP PRODUCT NAME, Add custom word.
(3) STAMP BOTH, Add time/date and custom word.
Watermark (WMK)

WMK: Replay XD (Default)

Max. 20 letters (A~Z)

Date and Time (DT)

Set custom time and date. Camera will store last time/date from Advanced Text File.

YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss
YYYY : 2011 – 2038
MM : 01 – 12
DD : 01 – 31

CFN (Custom File Name)

Must be four letters (A~Z)

DT (Date Time) : YYYY/MM/DD hh:mm:ss

YYYY: 2013 ~ 2038
MM: 01 ~ 12
DD: 01 ~ 31