1080 Mini Advanced Settings

1080Mini Firmware

For the best performance and up to date features, make sure your firmware is current.

Version: v1.4

Post Date: 2014.8.1
File Size: 1.1 MB

Download 1080Mini Firmware

 

General fixes in v1.4

  • USB Mass Storage Mode: Mount to Mac or PC
  • USB LiveView: Mount to Mac 10.7 or later and PC Windows 7 or later
  • General UI fixes

FIRMWARE UPGRADE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Download the firmware to the desktop.
  2. Unzip the 1080miniFW_single_update_v1-4.zip file.
  3. Make sure your microSD card is correctly formatted. (FAT32)
  4. Copy the 1080miniFWFW.bin firmware file from the 1080Mini FW_single_update_v1-4 folder to the root level of the microSD card.
  5. After file copy is completed, properly unmount the microSD card.
  6. Make sure the Replay1080Mini is Powered-Off and plugged into power with the supplied USB cable.
  7. Install the microSD card into the Replay XD 1080Mini.
  8. Press and hold the Power button until the Replay XD 1080Mini Powers-On. The camera will vibrate 3 times, the Red LED light will be solid, and the Blue LED light on top will blink rapidly to show that the firmware is loading. Once the Firmware is finished installing, the Replay XD 1080Mini will automatically vibrate 1 time and Power-Off. 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 1080Mini. 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: https://www.sdcard.org/downloads/

1080Mini Advanced Settings

1080 Mini 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 1080 Mini 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 Mini 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 1080 Mini 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 XD 1080 Mini 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 XD 1080 Mini USB port.
  4. Plug the USB cable into a PC/Mac USB 2.0 port.
  5. Press and hold the Record button and Power On your Replay XD 1080 Mini.
  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: XD1080mini.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.)
    1080 Mini SD Card Folder Root
  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 : . See text file sample below.
    1080 Mini Advanced Settings Text File - Yes
  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 1080 Mini 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 1080 Mini
  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 1080 Mini 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)

(0) High, HDTV quality (Default)

(1) Medium, DVD quality

(2) 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.

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

(6) Default

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

 

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 ~ 200

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

 

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.

Auto Exposure (AE)

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

(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)

 

XD1080-Text-File-Images-AE-620x120

 

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.

Auto White Balance (AWB) 0 ~ 3

(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) is used for daylight.

(2) is used for cloudy daylight.

(3) is used for fluorescent lighting.

 

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) 1 ~ 200

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.

(100) Default

 

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.

Saturation (SAT) 1 ~ 200

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

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

(100) Default

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

 

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 ~ 7 (-12 db ~ 30 db)

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 ~ 6) Decrease Mic sensitivity

(7) Default

 

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.

Frame Rate (FPS)

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

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

 

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.

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)

 

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.

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)

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

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

 

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.

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.

 

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.

Record File Trim Function (FTF)

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

(0) OFF (Default)
(1) ON

 

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.

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 Audio if needed , simply stop recording, set your desired mode, and resume.

(0) OFF (Default)
(1) ON

 

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.

Stamp Function (TS)

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

(0) STAMP OFF (Default)
(1) STAMP DATE/TIME, Add time/date from Time.txt Text File fro SD card.

 

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.