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Old January 30th, 2014, 08:53 PM   #1
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First Canon XA-20 Firmware Update

Surprised no one else is talking about it? I got the email today and here is what it says.

Firmware Version 1.0.3.0 incorporates the following modifications:

1. Enhances compatibility with third-party remote controllers.

2. Resolves the phenomenon in which the headphones terminal audio output timing is delayed when [Normal] is selected as the [Monitor Delay] option.

3. When recording in the MP4 format [59.94P/50P (35Mbps)], changes have been made in the metadata details so that the time codes can be properly displayed in Apple Final Cut Pro X Version 10.0.9.

4. Corrects some mistakes in the onscreen guidance for connecting to Remote Browse in languages other than Japanese.

Firmware Version 1.0.3.0 is for the camcorders with Firmware Version 1.0.1.0 to Version 1.0.2.0. If your camcorder's firmware is already Version 1.0.3.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

Going to download it now.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 06:47 AM   #2
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That's excellent news. I've not registered my camera yet! Is it on their website?
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Old January 31st, 2014, 06:56 AM   #3
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The firmware is available on the UK Site for both Win and Mac. Iíll download it now and hope there is instructions on how to install. Thanks for the heads up Colton :)
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Old January 31st, 2014, 08:04 AM   #4
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I only got my Canon XA20 last week. It had Firmware Version 1.0.1.0 but I have now successfully updated it to version 1.0.3.0 and everything appears to be running smoothly. I will be giving the camera a full test today to ensure there are no issues with the update :)
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Old January 31st, 2014, 01:14 PM   #5
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I have downloaded but not installed. Just getting the chance to now, hope it goes smooth!
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Old January 31st, 2014, 06:13 PM   #6
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I received the email as well, downloaded the file, followed the instructions, and everything updated perfectly. No hassles.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 07:07 AM   #7
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I have downloaded but not installed. Just getting the chance to now, hope it goes smooth!
I hope the download went okay for you Colton.

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I received the email as well, downloaded the file, followed the instructions, and everything updated perfectly. No hassles.
Its a very easy procedure and so far I haven't found an issues or bugs with the update.
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Old February 1st, 2014, 10:29 AM   #8
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Yes, everything went good!
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Old February 1st, 2014, 12:42 PM   #9
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Re: First Canon XA-20 Firmware Update

Superb, thanks for posting this up. I don't know if I ever did register with Canon but I certainly haven't had any email from them. The correction to the headphone delay will be very handy!!

Thanks.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 12:49 PM   #10
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The instructions were clear and the procedure was very straightforward.
However, the actual upgrade process took longer than I expected.
Just as I began to conclude that something had gone awry, it finished and all was well.
One caveat: if you have custom settings you may want to make note of them because the upgrade will reset everything to the factory defaults.
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Old February 2nd, 2014, 04:11 PM   #11
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Best option is to save your settings on another SD card and load it after the update.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 06:48 AM   #12
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Re: First Canon XA-20 Firmware Update

I Actually bought a XA25.

It had Firmware Version 1.0.1.0 but I have now successfully updated it to version 1.0.3.0 and everything appears to be running smoothly.

The phenomenon in which the headphones terminal audio output timing is delayed when [Normal] is selected as the [Monitor Delay] option is fixed.
Very good!
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 12:56 PM   #13
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The instructions were clear and the procedure was very straightforward.
However, the actual upgrade process took longer than I expected.
Just as I began to conclude that something had gone awry, it finished and all was well.
One caveat: if you have custom settings you may want to make note of them because the upgrade will reset everything to the factory defaults.
Same here! I was beginning to think something went wrong and was very close to bailing the update. It is worth to note that the update may take a little longer than you might think so wait it out and you should be good.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 02:28 PM   #14
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Re: First Canon XA-20 Firmware Update

In defence of Canon it does say in the downloaded instructions the upgrade will take approximately nine minutes.

I didn't expect it to reset all my custom functions though...

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Old February 4th, 2014, 12:04 PM   #15
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These are taken straight from the manual:

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After the firmware update is completed, all of the camcorder settings are reset to their default values.
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The firmware takes approximately nine minutes to complete.
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