|Where it says PROG is probably the original creation date and time of firmware version 1.002 in 'yy.dd.mm.hh.mm' format - 3:03pm, 16th May 2000.
A user with VER1.000 of the software reported 'PROG 00.02.24.17.40' - 5:40pm 24th Feb 2000.
UPDATE 5-Feb-2001 Another user with VER1.000 reported 'PROG 00.02.15.17.29' - 5:29pm 15th Feb 2000, so it seems as if there were at least 2 builds of 1.000.
With VER1.001, the startup test readings are: 'PROG 00.03.24.15.38' - 3:38pm 24th March 2000.
UPDATE 21-Mar-2001 VER1.003 reports : 'PROG 01.01.11.12.11' - 12:11pm 11th Jan 2001.
GMENU, the graphical menu program, has a creation date of 6:12PM, 27th Dec 1999.
It seems the QV-3000EX uses a pSOS+™ operating system running on an ARM processor (see below). Here's some links concerning pSOS+™, an OS for embedded systems:
Here is a list of some strings inside the file QV3000EX.BIN:
Invalid IP address SDRAM CHECK CF CHECK EEPROM CHECK LOADER CHECK FOUND OLD LOADER LOADER UPDATE Set speed to ...2400....9600....19200...38400...57600...115200 ..576000..1.15M...4M..unknown. baud EEP READ ERR KIZUDETECT ROM.BIN GMENU.BIN QV3000EX.BIN FILE CORRUPTED QV-Link Connect! Quit from mp_comm 60K compress Make 60K-VGA JPEG err 120K compress Make 120K-VGA JPEG err Make VGA Make SXGA UXGA 422 to 411 Sonomama shutsuryoku 1 pSOS+/ARM V2.10 COPYRIGHT 1995, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. System Initialization Failed: insufficient memory available! CASIO QV SERIES CASIO QV-2000UX/Ir VPP range error Invalid partition table. Error loading operating system. Missing operating system. MSDOS5.0 SANVOL QV-3000EX Dir Information File Ver 1.0 QV-3000EX Page Information File Ver 1.0 I.B.M...M.i.c.r.o.d.r.i.v.e. QV-2000UX ROM99040201,ADJ99040201 1999:12:22 12:00:00Love that reference to MSDOS5.0!!
UPDATE 16-Jan-2002 Igor Nesterov writes: "MSDOS5 reference inside CASIO QV-3000EX ROM has very simple explanation: MBR and boot sector image for CF format procedure. Boot sector layout contains OEM NAME field, where MSDOS5 located."
It also looks as if some camera software other than QV3000EX.BIN may be flashable as the file also contains references to ROM.BIN and GMENU.BIN.
1 - sonomama means 'in a natural state', shutsuryoku 'output'. So is 'sonomama shutsuryoku' a reference to some sort of a raw, uncompressed format??
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