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

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January 27, 2016 2:01:05 PM PST January 27, 2016 2:01:05 PM PSTth, January 27, 2016 2:01:05 PM PST
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  

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