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Header image for article New Firmware & LUTs for the Sony F5 & F55

New Firmware & LUTs for the Sony F5 & F55

A little while ago, Sony released the latest firmware for the F5 & F55 cameras, as well as the AXS-R5 Raw recorder. Version 1.15 of the F5/F55 firmware has some small incremental updates, with mostly bug fixes included. However, some big changes include improved naming conventions on the AXS card, de-anamorphic function on the viewfinder, and a warning when you haven't black balanced in a while.

Sony is well on the way toward the next big release, version 1.20, which aims to give a vast array of new functions. For now, you can download version 1.15 from Sony's website; make sure to read the details on what is and is not currently working. (Note: v1.15 includes all the updates in v1.14, in addition to another small update.)

Sony has also released new Look Up Tables for use with S-Log2 footage shot in S-Gamut or Rec709 color spaces. These LUTs are 3D cubes and can be used in DaVinci Resolve or other color grading applications. They work as a good starting point when working with S-Log2 footage, especially when shooting in S-Gamut. An S-Gamut to Rec709 color space conversion can be tricky, so Sony has done a lot of the hard work for you already. Here is a shot in Resolve with the Sony LUT applied, converting S-Log2 and S-Gamut to Rec709.

You can find the new LUTs on the Sony Community Site. Also, if you are having a hard time loading them into your color grading application I have made several conversions to different formats including OSD, Scratch, Baselight, and others - download my conversions here. Not sure how to apply LUT's? Check out my previous blog covering how to do just that in FCP, Premiere, Avid, and Resolve!

Ian McCausland
Technology Specialist, AbelCine LA

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