Tech Updates

Sony FX9 Firmware Ver 2.0 released and available for download.

UPDATE: Sony released the firmware downloaded for the FX9 today - you can find firmware and documents here https://pro.sony/en_AU/support-resources/pxw-fx9/software/00250129 Based on ongoing discussions between Sony and content creators, FX9 is gaining significant new capabilities through firmware updates. Ver.3.0 upgrade is free of charge and will include below key features: Further information and schedule will be updated later.

  • S700PTP Remote Protocol
  • Center Scan mode for Super 16mm lens
  • B4 Lens support when using adaptor
Ver.2.0 upgrade is free of charge and available October 2020. New Features & Improvements:
  • Full-frame 4K 60p/50p recording with oversampling (image sensor scan size is around 5K)
  • FHD 180fps shooting
  • DCI 4K recording
  • 16 bit RAW output (with XDCA-FX9)
  • Support DWX digital wireless audio receiver (with XDCA-FX9)
  • Eye-AF capability
  • Support 6G-SDI
  • Adds User 3D LUT function
  • Adds HDR shooting function with Hybrid Log Gamma
  • Support touch screen operation (regarding some status screen and some setting)
  • Increased upper limit of Gain setting
  • Support XLR-K3M with digital I/F
  • Image quality improvement at S35 2K mode
Available now: For very latest Software, Firmware and multi-lingual Operations Manuals for FX9, please visit FX9 downloads page

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Blackmagic Camera 6.9.6 update for Blackmagic Camera and Studio Fibre Converters

This firmware update improves audio output channel selection, adds sidetone adjustment, phantom power for intercom headsets and improved reference timing on SMPTE fibre! What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.9.6 New features for SMPTE Fibre Converters.

  • Add sidetone adjustment on intercom 1 and 2.
  • Add ability to enable phantom power on intercom 1 and 2.
  • Add Level A and B option for down-converted 12G program return.
  • Add the ability to lock to bi-level reference.
  • Added passthrough of HDR payload IDs.
  • Improved iris control from 12G SDI signals.
  • Improved reference timing accuracy and stability.
  • General performance and stability improvements.
New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K and 6K
  • Fixed issue with some Bluetooth commands not responding.
  • No new features in 6.9.6 for other camera models.
Download now from https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/au/support/family/professional-cameras

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Blackmagic RAW 1.7 Update and new Davinci Resolve releases plus more.

What's new in Blackmagic RAW 1.7

macOS and Windows

  • Blackmagic RAW Adobe Premiere Pro plugin general performance and stability improvements.

All platforms

  • Added support for Panasonic EVA1 Blackmagic RAW clips captured by Blackmagic Video Assist.
  • Added support for Canon EOS C300 Mark II Blackmagic RAW clips captured by Blackmagic Video Assist.

What's new in Blackmagic Video Assist 3.1

  • Add Blackmagic RAW recording to the Video Assist 5” 12G HDR and Video Assist 7” 12G HDR
  • Add Digital Slate to the Video Assist 5” 12G HDR and Video Assist 7” 12G HDR
  • Improves HDMI connectivity with some cameras to Video Assist 5” 12G HDR and Video Assist 7” 12G HDR
  • General performance and stability updates to the Video Assist 5” 12G HDR and Video Assist 7” 12G HDR
Download from: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/au/support/family/video-and-audio-monitori  

What's new in DaVinci Resolve 16.2 Free Blackmagic Fairlight Sound Library 1.0 for DaVinci Resolve 16!

Get over 500 royalty-free foley sounds for use with the Fairlight foley sampler in DaVinci Resolve 16. Download now from: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusionFairlight timeline editing toolset improvements.
  • New mouse and keyboard based editing toolset.
  • User adjustable per track scalable waveform display.
  • Keyboard shortcut editing actions now include fade, cut, select and move.
  • Support for alt/option dragging clips to create a clip copy.
  • Support for pasting clips across timelines.
  • Support for bouncing individual audio clips to files.
  • Support for dragging audio clips to separate tracks using modifiers.
  • Support for dragging audio clips to specific positions using modifiers.
  • Support for converting multichannel tracks into linked groups.
  • Support for a user preference to align audio edits to frame boundaries.
  • Support for an action to trim all audio edits to frame boundaries.
Fairlight sound library.
  • Release of the Fairlight sound library installer for foley effects.
  • Support for searching and displaying sound library description metadata.
Effects and plugin management improvements.
  • Automatic sorting of AU and VST audio effects into types and categories.
  • Favourite audio plugins are now displayed at the top of the mixer plugin list.
Additional immersive audio support.
  • Support for MPEG-H bussing and monitoring in DaVinci Resolve Studio.
  • Improved pan and balance including the ability to constrain panning.
Track Index improvements.
  • Support for the edit index in the Fairlight page.
  • Drag selection of tracks, mute, solo and record controls in the track index.
  • Drag and drop reordering of audio tracks in the track index.
AAF import/export improvements.
  • Support for importing AAF sequences as new tracks in an existing timeline.
  • Support for importing AAF sequences with an offset to an existing timeline.
  • Support for importing multichannel tracks from an AAF as linked groups.
  • Support for broadcast wave files when exporting an embedded AAF.
  • Support for exporting audio cross fades and fade handles in AAF files.
Audio mixing improvements.
  • Support for additional notch filters in clip EQ.
  • Support for new FairlightFX Meters.
  • Support for new FairlightFX LFE Filter.
Fairlight Audio Editor improvements.
  • Support for dedicated controls for panning up and down.
  • Support for editing clip EQ.
  • Support for copying and pasting clip EQ.
  • Support for creating and applying presets for clip EQ.
  • Support for adding, managing and custom mapping of plugin parameters.
  • Support for changing relative clip levels.
  • Support for resetting clip levels to unity.
  • Support for editing fade shapes and deleting fades.
  • Support for saving and recalling user defined track view presets.
  • Support for enabling layered audio editing from the desktop audio editor.
  • Support for choosing automation curves from the editor panel or console.
  • Improved behavior when moving track selection with no tracks selected.
  • Support for improved timecode entry and high frame rate timecode.
  • Support for entering relative timecode values.
  • Support for inserting 00 in timecode entry by using the colon key.
  • Support for master spill on console faders.
  • Support for finer adjustment of controls using the mouse or audio editor.
  • Support for media left and media right selection keys.
  • Support for a text-only labels mode.
  • Support for a traditional Fairlight keyboard layout.
Improved support for legacy Fairlight project import.
  • Improved import of EQ, automation and fade from legacy Fairlight projects.
  • Improved speed when importing large legacy Fairlight projects.
Editing improvements.
  • Improved performance when switching to large timelines with many tracks.
  • Support for creating a compound clip from an in-out range in the timeline.
  • Support for previewing timeline audio during live overwrites of video edits.
  • Support for editing individual angles to the timeline from a multi-cam viewer.
  • Support for updating clip duration display while editing in the cut page.
  • Support for a change transition duration dialog.
  • Support for viewing duration in frames or timecode format in the viewers.
  • Support for Fusion transition templates in the edit page.
  • Support for Fusion generator templates in the edit page.
  • Support for timeline view options per system in collaborative projects.
Media Pool improvements.
  • Improved audio track metadata support with support for up to 24 tracks.
  • Support for duplicated clips and timelines being placed in the source bin.
  • Support for sorting media pool clips by date added.
  • Support for showing synced audio filenames in the media pool list view.
  • Support for revealing the media pool location of a clip from a smart bin.
  • Support for a media pool context menu to duplicate clips and timelines.
  • Support for only additional files when repeating media management copies.
Color grading improvements.
  • Multiple stability and usability improvements for collaborative projects.
  • Support for smart filters based on keywords and people metadata tags.
  • Support for modifying primary grade values using numerical values.
  • Support for retaining out of range data when monitoring at video levels.
  • Support for Fusion MediaOut name tooltips on the node graph inputs.
  • Support for feet and frames data burn-in options.
  • Support for disabling output sizing and blanking for individual clip renders.
Scopes improvements.
  • Support option for showing scopes at video level and data level.
  • Support for HLG gamma when using HDR scopes.
  • Support for highlighting the color viewer qualifier position in the scopes.
Codec improvements.
  • Support for Blackmagic RAW SDK 1.7.
  • Support for rendering audio only timelines.
  • Support for decoding 32 bit floating point audio.
  • Improved support for color space and gamma when decoding H.265 clips.
  • Support for displaying EXR codec name based on compression method.
  • Support for overriding the color space and gamma tags in render settings.
  • Support for RED SDK 7.2.1 and decoding clips from the Komodo camera.
  • Support for two new parameters in the RED camera raw settings.
  • Support for REDWideGamut Log3G10 IDT for ACES projects.
  • Support for the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III camera.
  • Support for decoding u-Law Audio in QuickTime clips.
  • Support for alpha channel clips with the bypass re-encode option.
Scripting, API and general improvements.
  • Support for running the primary screen as a window in dual screen mode.
  • Improved scripting API with the ability to close an open project.
  • Improved scripting API to set frame rate for media pool clips.
  • Support for new scripting functions to return ordered lists.
  • Support for video monitoring advance and delay on the Fairlight page.
  • Support for GPI/GPO control on the Fairlight Audio Interface.
  • Multiple performance and stability improvements.
Download from: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/au/support/family/davinci-resolve-and-fusion

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New Blackmagic Camera 6.6 Update

Get anamorphic de-squeeze options, on-screen horizon tool, custom frame guides and support for the Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip on all Pocket Cinema Camera models, along with Super 16mm and anamorphic Blackmagic RAW recording on the 4K model.

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 6.6

New features in Blackmagic RAW
  • Blackmagic RAW Avid Media Composer plugin general performance and stability improvements.
  • Blackmagic RAW Adobe Premiere Pro plugin general performance and stability improvements.
  • CUDA general performance and stability improvements.
New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 4K
  • Added support for Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip.
  • Added support for language localization.
  • Added support for built-in camera horizon tool.
  • Added support for 4K 2.4:1 4096 x 1712 recording in Blackmagic RAW up to 75 fps.
  • Added support for 2.6K 2688 x 1512 up to 120 fps recording in Blackmagic RAW suitable for Super16mm lenses.
  • Added support for 2.8K 4:3 2880 x 2160 recording in Blackmagic RAW up to 80 fps for anamorphic lenses.
  • Added support for 2x de-squeeze preview when recording 4K 4:3.
  • Added support for 1.33x de-squeeze preview.
  • Added support for pinch to zoom up to 8x magnification.
  • Added USB PTP control support.
  • Added ability to embed custom 3D LUTs in Blackmagic RAW clips as metadata.
  • Added common off-speed frame rate options above slider when changing frames.
  • Added common ISO options above slider when changing ISO settings.
  • Added 1:1 and 4:5 frame guide options.
  • Added ability to type in customized frame guide ratios.
  • Added ability to monitor voltage level when powering via 12V DC connector.
  • Improved autofocus performance.
New features for Pocket Cinema Camera 6K
  • Added support for Blackmagic Pocket Battery Grip.
  • Added support for language localization.
  • Added support for built-in camera horizon tool.
  • Added support for pinch to zoom up to 8x magnification.
  • Added USB PTP control support.
  • Added ability to type in customized frame guide ratios.
  • Improved autofocus performance.
No new features in 6.6 for other camera models.

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Reboot Issue: MacBook Pro Important information from Avid HQ

“Avid is aware of the reboot issue affecting Apple Mac Pro devices running some Avid products, which arose late yesterday. This issue is a top priority for our engineering and support teams, who have been working diligently to determine and resolve the root cause. As we learn more, we will immediately publish information—directly to our customers and via our community forums and social media platforms—in order to resolve this issue for all affected customers and prevent any further issues. --- The Avid Team”

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EVA 2.0 Panasonic free firmware upgrade for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera

Panasonic today released a free firmware upgrade for the AU-EVA1 cinema camera that greatly enhances the camera’s recording capabilities, including ALL-Intra frame recording formats, RAW data output, timelapse recording, HD 4:2:2 interlaced formats and more. These additions expand the camera’s abilities so fundamentally that Panasonic refers to the upgrade as “EVA 2.0.” Released in late 2017, the EF-mount AU-EVA1 is a 5.7K cinema camera containing a Super-35mm sensor that features 14-stops of dynamic range, Dual Native ISO ratings of 800 and 2500, and the same colorimetry as the renowned VariCam camera system. Due to its small size and weight, the EVA1 is ideal for gimbal and drone work, as well as handheld shooting. The free firmware upgrade is now available for download from the Panasonic website at https://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/content/download/EN/ep2main/soft/upgeva1_e.htm “When the EVA1 was announced last summer, we promised a major expansion in its functionality in early 2018,” said Mitch Gross, Cinema Product Manager, Panasonic Media Entertainment Company. “EVA 2.0 fulfills that promise with features like RAW output and ALL-Intra recording as well as with such unannounced user-requested features as a 2K at 240fps RAW output and additional interlaced HD recording formats.” EVA 2.0 allows uncompressed RAW output via 6G SDI. Formats include 5.7K at 1fps to 30fps, 4K at 1fps to 60fps, and 2K at 1fps to 240fps. Atomos has announced that its Shogun Inferno and Sumo monitor/recorders will capture RAW-to-ProRes from the EVA1 in 4K up to 60fps and 2K up to 240fps. Additional announcements for RAW support are to be released soon. A key feature of EVA 2.0 is ALL-Intraframe (ALL-I) codec recordings, offering 10-bit 4:2:2 at up to 400Mbps. Intraframe recordings require less post processing than the LongGOP codecs also available in the EVA1, enabling real-time editing on more cost-effective high-performance computers. New ALL-I codecs and frame rates:

  • 4K 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
  • UHD 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/23.98p
  • 2K/FHD 200Mpbs 10-bit 4:2:2 59.94p/50p
  • 2K 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p
  • FHD 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 29.97p/25p/23.98p
New Variable frame rates:
  • 4K/UHD VFR up to 400Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 1-30fps
  • 2K/FHD VFR up to 200Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 1-120fps
And EVA 2.0 expands recording capabilities with the inclusion of two high-quality interlaced codecs:
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) All-I 100Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 59.94I/50I
  • FHD (1920 x 1080) LongGOP 50Mbps 10-bit 4:2:2 59.94I/50I
  In addition, remote operation is now available through 3rd party wired controllers that connect to the EVA1 handgrip port and will allow focus, iris and zoom control of Canon Compact Cine Servo zoom lenses (18 to 80mm and 70 to 200mm). Remote operation of these lenses soon will be available wirelessly through the next update of the EVA ROP application. Interval recording (timelapse) is now available in both LongGOP and ALL-I. For monitoring, a new feature is partial cloning of the LCD signal to the HDMI output, as well as improved file playback in LongGOP and ALL-I. There are also new Home screen controls.

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Firmware Update: AJA Ki Pro Ultra Plus - Firmware V2.0

Ki Pro Ultra Plus is a multi-channel recorder offering 2, 3 or 4-Channel simultaneous HD recording up to 1080 50/60p, or in single channel mode, 4K/UltraHD/2K/HD recording and playback, with full HDMI 2.0 input and output (up to 12-bit capture and output). Housed in a 2RU half rack or mount 2 side-by side for 8 channels of recording, it offers extensive I/O flexibility and a range of connectivity options from 3G-SDI to HDMI 2.0 and fiber. Ki Pro Ultra Plus captures pristine 4K/UltraHD and HD video to standard production codecs including Apple® ProRes and Avid® DNxHD MXF. Channels can be displayed on Ki Pro Ultra Plus’ LCD screen as a quad-split during capture for confidence monitoring, which can also be output over HDMI, SDI, fiber and the device’s web-based UI. The new v2.0 firmware update enables the latest HDR formats with HLG and HDR10 playback, and adds support for recording and playing ProRes 4444 XQ up to 2K60p, among several other feature enhancements. “The new v2.0 firmware for Ki Pro Ultra Plus is an extension of our commitment to providing customers with updates that keep pace with the latest workflows. With this update, users can quickly and easily play back HDR10 and HLG material for viewing on HDMI 2.0 compatible displays, record/playback ProRes 4444 XQ and much more,” said Nick Rashby, President, AJA Video Systems. Pricing and Availability Ki Pro Ultra Plus v2.0 firmware will be available next month as a free download from AJA’s website. Ki Pro Ultra Plus is now available from the Videocraft online store

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FIRMWARE UPDATE: Sony PMWF55 Binary Package V 9.00

IMPORTANT NOTE:

Please install Version 9 ONLY if your F5 or F55 camera has been successfully updated to Firmware Version 8 or higher. Otherwise, it is very important to note that for the F5 and F55 cameras with the serial numbers range listed in the Release Notes document, the user cannot perform the Upgrade to Version 9 and should contact the Sony Service.
NEW FEATURES: 1) Frame rates for 4K and high frame rate recordings added. 72, 75, 90, 96, and 100 FPS have been added to the available values in “Frame Rate” when the AXS-R7 is attached to the PMW-F55. 2) Compatible with the “Parallel Rec” mode with CBK-WA100 attached. The “Parallel Rec” mode enables synchronization with the same file name between the XAVC Proxy recording by using the wireless adapter CBK-WA100. 3) XAVC HD Long added (when the system frequency is set to 29.97 or 59.94). Note: Please carefully examine the “Version Up Guide for PMW-F55 and F5” file.   [button link="http://pro.sony.com.au/pro/support/software/SET_BPE-SS-1039/200"]CLICK HERE FOR SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD PAGE[/button]

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Firmware Update: Now Available: Avid NEXIS | FS v7.3.2

Avid NEXIS 7.3.2, the latest maintenance release for all Avid NEXIS systems, is now available. It provides resolution to a stability issue with Avid NEXIS client on Avid Interplay Media Indexer. This client side patch is compatible with all Avid NEXIS | FS releases and Avid ISIS v4.7.5 and later.

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Software Update v3.6 for S6, S3, Dock, Artist Series, MC Pro and System 5-MC

The most recent update for S6, S3, Dock, Artist Series, MC Pro and System 5-MC brings new features and resolves the following issues for each product:

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Firmware Upgrade: Ki Pro Ultra v2.2 with Avid MXF Support Now Available

Ki Pro Ultra v2.2 follows on from the v2.1 which offered Avid DNxHD .MOV encoding and decoding support with the new addition of 1080p 50 and 59.94 frame rates and now adds native Avid DNxHD MXF support.

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Firmware Update: Blackmagic Design Web Presenter 1.1 Update

Blackmagic Design Web Presenter 1.1 Update! Get improved audio levels, as well as better colour and contrast for your captured video.

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Firmware Update: Avid NEXIS | FS v7.3

Avid NEXIS 7.3.0, the latest release for all Avid NEXIS systems, is now available. It provides the following new features and enhancements:

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Firmware Update: Blackmagic Design Video Assist 2.3.2

Blackmagic Design Video Assist 2.3.2 Update! This update improves 1080i ProRes playback for both Video Assist and Video Assist 4K models.

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Sony releases S-LOG LUTs for F55, F5, FS7, FS5 and FS700 Cameras

Sony has released a number of Look Profiles (3d LUTs) as well as a PDF file with information detailing the technical sides of S-Log and S-Gamut.

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Firmware Update: Sony PZW-FS7 Camera v3.10

This software adds the following functionality:

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Firmware Update: Sony PMW-F55/F5 Version V7.01 Released

This document explains about firmware update of PMW-F55/F5 V7.01 from PMW-F55/F5 V6.02. This firmware can be updated from V6.02, V6.01, V6.00, V5.11, V5.10, V5.0, V4.12, V4.11, V4.1, V4.0, V3.0, V2.11, V2.1 and V2.0. When you want to update F55 and F5 from V1.22 and earlier, you must update to V2.0 first. Regarding the procedure and functions about V2.0, please refer to “PMW-F55/F5 Firmware Version V2.0 Release note” which was released on Oct 4th, 2013. And F55 and F5 must not be downgraded to previous versions after updating to V2.11. We couldn’t guarantee any troubles after downgrading. An “All File” saved by a previous firmware version can be loaded to V7.01 of F55 and F5. On the other hand, “ALL File” created by V7.01 is not compatible with F55/F5 installing earlier firmware version. NOTE: The new Firmware V7.01 for PMW-F55/F5 is only compatible with AXS-R5 running with Firmware V4.1. If your AXS-R5 has installed an older Version, please update to current Firmware V4.1 the same time. Quick menu Quick Menu has been added for easy changing and checking current status with quick response. When you press the OPTION button on F55 and F5, the Quick Menu is displayed in the sub display. The quick menu deploys up to eight often-used setting items in the six categories (Project/Monitoring/MLUT/Media/Viewfinder/Others). MPEG2 Proxy recording on XAVC 4K or XAVC QFHD in 50P/59.94P When the recording format is set to XAVC 4K or XAVC QFHD and the system frequency is set to 50P/59.94P, the MPEG2 HD Proxy recording function is newly available. ITU-R BT.2020 color space in Custom mode (PMW-F55 only) ITU-R BT.2020 is added to the “Preset Select” setting value in“Matrix” of the Paint menu. ITU-R BT.2020 is available for the output signal of the 4K or QFHD or video recorded on XAVC 4K or XAVC QFHD. Note: 2K/HD output signal or viewfinder works on Rec.709 when ITU-R BT.2020 selected. And when the playback picture recorded on ITU-R BT.2020 is output via 2K or HD of F55, the video image does not have correct colors because of playing back 2020 materials on Rec.709 signal output. Extended range of zebra pattern The range of “Zebra1 Level” in the VF menu is extended from “50% to 107%” to “0% to 107%” and that of “Zebra2 Level” is extended from “52% to 109%” to “0% to 109%.” F55 and F5 can show 18% Gray and 90% White output IRE level by zebra pattern on S-Log2 and S-Log3 operations. (e.g. S-Log3 18% Gray output IRE level: 41%, S-Lgo3 90% White output IRE level: 61%. S-Log2 18% Gray output IRE level: 32%, S-Log2 90% White output IRE level: 59%) “Project” Category in quick menu Improved image quality when User Gamma is used When you apply the User Gamma created for the HDC series to F55 and F5, picture quality has been improved by adjusting the pedestal level. Response of the status screen has been improved The toggling speed of the status screen displayed on the viewfinder and external video monitor was improved. Bug Fix When the remote controller was connected via the remote connector and Scene File was recalled from the controller, Gain setting was not applied. This has been fixed. Note: Please store scene file in dB mode. If you store scene file in ISO mode, gain setting is not applied from the controller. In AXS and SxS simultaneous recording mode, sometimes SxS recording kept despite of AXS recording stopped when connection level is not stable between F55/F5 and R5. This has been fixed. 1. iOS setting for Wi-Fi Remote While using Wi-Fi Remote by iOS devices and Safari, please turn off Private browse function. << Version up procedure >> Please refer to “Version Up Guide for PMW-F55 and F5”. For PMW-F55: PMW-F55_V700_7.01_10_2016-01-22_11-35-03_firmware.bin For PMW-F5: PMW-F5_V700_7.01_9_2016-01-22_11-41-04_firmware.bin EOF  

Please visit the Sony FTP site to download

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Software: Sony PXW-FS7 : Binary Package V3.00

Please note that the v3.0 software for the PXW-FS7 has been released.

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Firmware Update: Convergent Design - Apollo, Odyssey 7Q and 7Q+ - Version 2016.01

Convergent Design today releases a firmware update for the Apollo and Odyssey monitor/recorders that adds features unavailable on any other device. These new functions are useful in numerous forms of production and add additional power and flexibility to Convergent Design's family of products. The Convergent Design Apollo, Odyssey7Q and Odyssey7Q+ will now support monitoring and recording Dual-4K, Quad-HD 1080p60 and 4K60p. 6G-SDI support (Apollo & Odyssey7Q+) has also been added to accommodate cameras from Blackmagic Design. Additional features & functionality have also been added for Apollo and Odyssey. View firmware release notes in download package for more information. Download the Firmware here

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Firmware Upgrade: Panasonic Varicam, Version 5.0

Ver. 5.0 firmware provides another ten enhancements for the Varicam35 and VaricamHS cameras that will increase the performance and flexibility of the already formidable Varicam function set. This firmware update includes CINE Style file naming, LUT & CDL applied to V-Log clips on Mon-Out, CDL grading possible during recording, Mon-out pictures can have markers applied, ability to change the colour of markers, minus gain on VaricamHS, record without audio, new “AVC-Intra422” HD codec, addition of interlace mode (60i/50i) in AVC-Intra100 and the ability to CODEX RAW recorders software via the Varicam. Version 5.0 firmware is a free download. To download the latest version of firmware go to http://eww.pass.panasonic.co.jp/pro-av/support/content/download/EN/ep2main/soft/upgvaricam_e.htm

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