Eight HDR1 Owner`s manual

HD-R1 Release Notes
Contents
Updates. .............................................................. 1
New functions. ................................................... 1
V1.10 additions ....................................................................................................1
V1.01 additions ....................................................................................................2
Known issues . .................................................... 3
V1.01 ..............................................................................................................................3
Checking the firmware version........................ 3
Firmware update procedures........................... 4
Maintenance items . .......................................... 2
V1.10 changes ......................................................................................................2
V1.01 changes ......................................................................................................3
Updates
Always use the most recent firmware for this device.
Please visit the TASCAM web site at http://www.tascam.
com to check for the latest firmware.
New functions
V1.10 additions
<< Web Server Based Control function added.
A browser on a computer connected to the unit by LAN
(Ethernet) can be used to send transport commands
and to edit various settings.
NOTE
• The only browsers that can be used at this time are
Internet Explorer 7 and 8, Firefox 3.5.6 or later and
Safari.
• Network settings cannot be changed from the browser.
<< The internal clock can be synchronized with an SNTP
server via the Internet.
NOTE
• An Internet connection is necessary to use this
function.
• Take care when connecting the HD-R1 to a network
that is route-able from the public internet. Telnet
access requires no password, so the HD-R1 can be
controlled at any time by anyone who knows the IP
address.
• The Daylight Saving Time function is only for North
America.
• Restarting the unit is necessary after turning this
function on or off.
<< Playback from USB memory has been added.
NOTE
• Recording to USB memory is not supported. Even
if the “Media Speed Check” result is "Ok", delays
could occur during writing, which would stop
recording.
• Use of a USB hub is not supported.
• The USB memory must be formatted as FAT32 (or
FAT16 if less than 2 GB).
<< Login is no longer required for serial control.
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<< Parts of the menu structure have been altered due to
the addition of USB and SMTP client functions.
<< Serial control commands have been added.
• track name command:
You can designate a track name. This command only
works when the unit is stopped.
This only works for tracks that are in the currently loaded
media. Moreover, the full directory path of the track
name, excluding the media name, must be used.
When the “Playback mode" is “Folder” or “Single”,
this function only works with tracks in the currently
designated folder. The full path must be used in this
case as well. Example:
track name=AUDIO01¥TRACK001.WAV
Use a Query to show the current track name. (track name?)
• delete track command:
Use this command to delete the designated track. You must
reenter this command within 60 seconds for confirmation.
Examples:
delete track=USB:Track01.wav
delete track=CF:audio¥Track023.mp3
• media command:
Use this command to change the active media. This
function only works when the unit is stopped. Examples:
media=usb
media=cf
Use a Query to show the current media name. (media?)
• format media command:
Use this command to reformat the designated media.
You must reenter this command within 60 seconds for
confirmation. Examples:
format media=usb
format media=cf
• location command:
Use this command to designate the time at which the
current track should start playback. Example:
location=1: 00: 00. 00
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V1.01 additions
• HD-P2 Compact Flash media can now be used for
playback. “H” appears on the LCD screen when such
media is in use.
• If a track that does not exist is selected using direct
play (from an RC-SS20), the unit stops.
Maintenance items
V1.10 changes
<< When transmitting multiple tracks using FTP over LAN
with a “Static” address, the set IP address would be
changed automatically. This problem has been fixed.
<< The internal clock would become significantly
inaccurate. This problem has been fixed.
<< The meter peak hold function did not work properly
sometimes. This problem has been fixed.
<< The following problems related to serial control have
been fixed.
• The wrong track number would be returned during
recording.
• The Playlist Name command did not function.
<< During MP3 recording, the amount of recording space
displayed would be significantly inaccurate sometimes.
This problem has been fixed.
<< If “Auto Cue” was set to “–24dBFS” and the “Ducking”
Threshold value was set to “–18dBFS”or “–12dBFS”
noise sometimes occurred when ducking began. This
problem has been fixed.
<< “Auto Cue” would function incorrectly with tracks
of no more than one second. This problem has been
fixed.
<< The name of the file being recorded is now shown
even during ready-to-record state.
<< If you tried to start the HD-R1 while sending a serial
command, the unit would freeze. This problem has
been fixed.
<< During startup, the internal clock would be several
seconds late. This problem has been fixed.
<< Even if the remaining recording time exceeded
99:59:59.99, the minutes and smaller units would still
change. This problem has been fixed.
V1.01 changes
• When track names are updated on a Compact Flash
card, the list of the track names on the card is sorted
again.
• An error that occurred in moving the minutes when
setting the time with the shuttle wheel has been fixed.
• A message now appears when the number of tracks in
a folder reaches 1023.
• An error that occurred in which the remaining time of
the track was mistakenly shown based on the sampling
rate of the previous track after using the SKIP key
or otherwise switching to a track with a different
sampling rate has been fixed.
• A problem in which S/PDIF signals could not be
received after “Media full” messages has been
fixed.
• A problem in which Network settings were not
changed even when the ENTER key had been pushed
has been fixed.
• A problem in which tracks uploaded by FTP would play
early or late has been fixed.
• The problem in which the Playlist menu Delay Interval
option did not function has been fixed.
• The timeout time using serial control has been
eliminated. Telnet Control has a 900-second timeout.
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• A problem in which the unit would stop when
transferring 50 megabytes of data or more by FTP has
been fixed.
• A problem in which the beginning of the track’s sound
would be played back after single mode playback has
been fixed.
• A problem in which the R output did not change even
when the reference level (“Ref Level”) was changed has
been fixed.
• When in a PLAY READY state, the sampling rate of the
unit now changes to that of the current track.
• It is now possible to press the CURRENT + SKIP keys
as a shortcut to move to the top directory.
• The FTP Transmission speed has been accelerated.
• By accelerating recording processing, the writing time
that had been required when turning prerecording ON
during Sync recording has been reduced.
• Windows Media Player WAV Files can now be played
back.
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Known issues
V1.01
• If any track names exceed eight characters, no more
than 1000 tracks can be created in a folder. To record
up to 1023 tracks in a folder, give all tracks names that
are no more than eight characters.
• The remaining time displayed during MP3 track
playback is slightly inaccurate. This does not affect
playback.
• When sending multiple tracks by FTP using a static
LAN, an error occurs in which the set IP address
is automatically changed. Please use DHCP when
sending multiple tracks by FTP.
• When Auto Cue is set to –24 dBFS and Ducking
Threshold is set to –18 dBFS or –12 dBFS, noise when
ducking starts can be heard in some cases. Please turn
Auto Cue OFF when using Ducking.
• In the product Owner’s Manual, in the “New Settings
File” menu item of the “Manage Play/Rec Settings
Submenu” section, all choices are described as saving
the unit’s current settings, but the “Using Factory
Defaults” item initializes the system settings instead.
• Even when using a USB card reader that has multiple
slots, only one slot can be used with the HD-R1.
• USB card readers that require drivers other than the
standard Windows driver cannot be used with this unit.
• To play tracks continuously set the Playback mode to
Playlist before recording. This will automatically create
a Playlist, allowing continuous playback of recorded
tracks.
Checking the firmware version
Before starting to update the firmware, check the version
currently used by your HD-R1.
1. Turn the unit's power on.
2. Press the MENU key to open the main menu.
3. Use the SHUTTLE/DATA wheel to select “Utilities” and
press the ENTER key.
4. Use the SHUTTLE/DATA wheel to select “Software
Update” and press the ENTER key.
Check the “Current Version” shown on this screen.
There is no need to update the firmware if this version
is the same as or newer than the update version that
you are planning to use.
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Firmware update procedures
1. Download the latest version of the firmware from the
TASCAM website (http://www.tascam.com) to your
computer.
2. Prepare a CF card formatted for use with the HD-R1.
3. Insert the CF card into the computer's CF card slot. If the
computer does not have a standard CF card slot, use an
external card reader, for example.
4. Copy the downloaded firmware to the root file of the CF
card.
5. With the unit’s power off, insert the CF card into the CF
card slot.
6. Turn the unit's power on. If the root folder contains the
firmware update file, the installation screen will open
automatically.
7. Press the ENTER key to show the following screen.
8. Press the ENTER key to begin updating.
NOTE
Do not turn off the power or remove the CF card during
updating.
9. When updating completes, “Update Complete. Please
Restart” appears on the screen. Turn the power off,
wait about 30 seconds and then restart the unit.
10.Refer to “Checking the firmware version" above to
make sure that the “Current Version” is the latest
firmware version.
This completes the update procedure.
NOTE
NOTE
If this screen is not shown, press the MENU key to open
the main menu and use the SHUTTLE/DATA wheel
to select “Utilities” and press the ENTER key. Use the
SHUTTLE/DATA wheel to select “Software Update”
and press the ENTER key to open the screen shown
above.
If there is no update file, “No Update on Media” appears.
• This shows the current version on the top line and the
version of the firmware update file on the next line.
• This screen is an example. The actual screen may differ.
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The firmware update file that you copied to the CF card
will be erased automatically after installation completes.
Using FTP to copy files
You can also use FTP to transfer the firmware update
file to the root folder of the HD-R1 in order to update
the firmware. However, the installation screen will not
open automatically after the file is transferred. In this
case, either restart the unit or follow the instructions in
the NOTE after step 6 to open the installation screen.