Applicable Models

This information is for the following models:
  • VRD-MC5

About this download

This download application will upgrade the System Software to Version: 41R1


  • Fixes an intermittent recording problem that may happen during One Touch Disc Burn. A part of the footages may not be properly copied to DVD if AVCHD footage recorded at HD FX mode and other modes exist in a Handycam® camcorder.

    * Please note that even after the system software upgrade video footage recorded with a Handycam® camcorder at HD FX mode cannot be copied to DVD as AVCHD footage.

Available Download:

File name:
File size: 4.19 MB (4,404,116 bytes)
Updated on: 27th January 2010


File Info

File Name

  • System Software Upgrade to Version: 41R1

File Version

  • 41R1

File Size

  • 4.19MB

Release Date

  • 2010-01-27

System Requirements

  • Windows 7
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP



System Software Update Instructions

The instruction describes how to update the system software for DVDirect model VRD-MC5.

Note: For updating the system software on the "VRD-MC5", user need to create a system software updater CD using the computer. Please prepare one blank CD-R disc for creating the update CD in advance.

  1. Download the system software update zipped folder and unzip it. Please note where you have downloaded the folder.

  2. Within the folder, there is a file, SNDF8U41.DA1, which you will need to create a system software update CD.

  3. Create the system software update disc by copying file SNDF8U41.DA1 to a CD disc. Below is how you can copy file SNDF8U41.DA1 to a CD by using Windows XP. However, if you have any other CD burning software, it can be used as well. The important thing is to copy the file SNDF8U41.DA1 onto a CD disc.

How to Create the System Software Update CD using Windows XP

Record the system software update file downloaded in the previous step onto the root directory of a blank CD-R. For example, on a computer running Windows XP, you can create the system software update CD as follows, using the standard CD creation function in Windows XP (supports CD-R and CD-RW discs):

  1. Insert a blank disc into the computer's CD drive.

  2. Open My Computer, browse for the system software update file that you downloaded, and click Copy this file in the File and Folder Tasks pane.

  3. In the "Copy Items" dialog box that appears, click the CD drive where you inserted the blank disc, and then click Copy.

  4. Click the balloon message that appears in the notification area.

  5. Click Write these files to CD in the CD Writing Tasks pane.

  6. Follow the instructions of the CD creation wizard, and finish writing to the CD.

Steps to Update VRD-MC5

  1. Turn on VRD-MC5.

  2. Insert the System Software Update CD into VRD-MC5.

  3. VRD-MC5 will load the disc and will appear the following message, "Unusable disc inserted. Insert a compatible disc." Please disregard this message and select Return from the control buttons.

  4. From the main Menu, select Setup --> System Info --> OK

  5. You will see the following screen. To update, select OK.

  6. VRD-MC5 will ask for your update confirmation again. To continue, select OK.

  7. The updating process will take approximately 15 minutes. During this time, it is imperative that the system is not powered off. After the update, VRD-MC5 will turn restart automatically.

  8. Press the Eject button to remove the System Software Update CD. Power off the unit.

  9. To confirm the update, power on VRD-MC5 and repeat step 4 to confirm. The new System Updated Version should be 41R1.


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