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May 29, 2015 Comments Off on PMW-F55/F5 Firmware Version V6.0 release notes Broadcast Brains, Product Announcements

PMW-F55/F5 Firmware Version V6.0 release notes

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This document explains about firmware update of PMW-F55 V6.0 from PMW-F55/F5 V5.11.

Local download of the updates, procedures, release notes and revised operating manual is available from the Sony ANZ Professional & Broadcast FTP site at http://www.saus.com.au/downloads#K68Ph75

<<Modification from V5.11 of F55 and F5>>

1. Apple ProRes 4444 with CBK-55PD
Apple ProRes 4444 has been added as a recording format that can be recorded/ played by installing the dedicated Option CBK-55PD. Apple ProRes 4444 can be selected when the system frequency is set to 23.98, 24.0, 25.0, or 29.97 and Main Operation is set to RGB.

2. User 3D LUT on “S-Gamut/SLog2” Color Space

3D LUT can be now be used with“S-Gamut/SLog2” Color Space.

3. 66FPS has been added in S&Q mode
66FPS has been added to the available Slow & Quick Motion values.

4. Improved ABB/APR action when selecting Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD® Camcorder does not restart after performing ABB/APR while the recording format is set to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD®.

Bug Fix
When Interlace recording formats are selected, SDI(Main)&Internal Rec. and SDI(Sub)&HDMI was not able to be changed separately. This has been fixed.

When MPEG50 recording format was selected, 1st and 2nd fields were inverted after executing ABB sometimes. This has been fixed.

When SDI(Sub) output was set to “Off” and Test Out was not used, TC output was not working. This has been fixed.

When SStP, Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD® recording format was selected, SDI output phase was about one line delayed from Genlock signal. This has been fixed.

Assignable Buttons setting was not loaded when ALL file generated by previous firmware version was loaded.

<Notification we would like to share>

1. iOS setting for Wi-Fi Remote
While using Wi-Fi Remote by iOS devices and Safari, please turn off Private browse function.

2. All file Support
All files which are created with Firmware V6.0 are not compatible with an earlier firmware version.

This firmware can be updated from 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” generated by a previous firmware version can be loaded to V6.0 of F55 and F5.

NOTE: The new Firmware V6.0 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.

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