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Header image for article TVLogic VFM-058W Firmware Update: Features for ALEXA Cameras

TVLogic VFM-058W Firmware Update: Features for ALEXA Cameras

TVLogic has released their latest firmware for the VFM-058W. This firmware adds some major updates for those using the monitor with any ALEXA camera.

Metadata from the ALEXA is transported through the SDI outputs of the camera, and TVLogic is now able to take this info and display it on the monitor. If a lens that transmits lens data is attached, the status of the lens can be viewed as well. In addition, TVLogic has added the ability to apply LUTs to the outbound Log signal. This feature is not unique for the ALEXA line; in fact, a LUT for every major camera manufacturer has been included. This provides a Rec. 709 interpretation of the Log image being recorded. In this blog, I will show you how to set up the ALEXA and the menus in the VFM-058W to take advantage of these exciting new capabilities.

The firmware is available from TVLogic as a free download. However, you must go to the TVLogic website and fill out an RMA to have the firmware emailed to you. It is also a good idea to download the VFM-058 manual, which provides instructions for updating the software. Note that it can take up to 20 minutes for the firmware update to compete, and the screen and menus go blank while it is installing. Please read the instructions carefully before attempting a firmware update. For a quick step-by-step overview, check out my TechByte on the VFM-058W firmware procedure.

Ian McCausland
Camera Technology Specialist, AbelCine LA

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