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Sony Announces Firmware Upgrade for PMW-F5, F55

Sony has announced a firmware upgrade for the PMW-F5 and F55 that contains fixes and enables new features.  Click here to download it.  Here are the details:

 

PMW-F55/F5 Firmware Version V1.13 release note

April 26th, 2013

 

 

This document describes firmware update of PMW-F55/F5 V1.12 to V1.13. Version 1.13 update is for the camera head only not for the AXS-R5. The latest AXS-R5 firmware is V1.12.

 

Changes from V1.12 to V1.13

 

Added Functionality

 

1. Selectable Exposure Index value (selected) on Cine-EI mode

F55 supports Exposure Index values (400EI/640EI/800EI/1250EI) on Cine-EI mode.

F5 supports Exposure Index value (640EI/800EI/1250EI/2500EI) on Cine-EI mode.

 

In this version, the VF, SDI outputs and SxS recording are simultaneously and equally gained down. A future update scheduled for Dec/2013 will offer the option for not gaining down SxS recording.

 

2. Rec Trigger IN and Rec Tally OUT via DC Output connector

F55 and F5 get a Rec Trigger signal via DC Output connectors on battery adaptor or AXS-R5 by using rec Start/Stop switch. And also F55 and F5 outputs Rec Tally signal via this connectors. For detail information, please refer to a following chart about pin assign.

 

No

Signal

I/O

Specification

1

UNREG   GND

-

    GND   for POWER

2

REC   TALLY

OUT

Open   Collector output (max 50mA)

L   : REC

3

REC   TRIGGER

IN

OPEN   or +5 V : Normal

GND   : Active (REC)

4

UNREG   +12 V OUT

OUT

+11   to 17 V dc max 1.8A

 

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3. LED of [Assignable Button 4] lights up during recording

When [REC ON/OFF] trigger function is assigned to assignable buttons 4 (dumb side of camera), it’s LED turns on during recording.

 

 

4. Noise Reduction performance improvement

The Noise Reduction process was optimized to further improve image quality.  Note: noise reduction is automatically turned off in RAW recording.

 

5. Software improvements

The following issues were corrected:

  • Occasionally occurrence of “dropped frame” during XAVC HD S&Q mode from 51 to 59fps.

 

  • Statuses were not occasionally updated in Cine-EI mode,

 

  • On some system frequencies, sometimes not standardized LTC value were output.