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Intro image for article September Surprise: Sony FX9 Firmware 2.0 Now Available
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Running about a month ahead of schedule, Sony today announced the availability of firmware version 2.0 for the PXW-FX9 full-frame digital cinema camera. Originally scheduled for October, the new firmware brings 16-bit RAW output (in conjunction with the XDCA-FX9 extension unit), new 4K recording and sensor modes, 180fps shooting in HD, and improved image quality when shooting in the camera’s Super35 2K mode, among other enhancements.
Intro image for article Sony Firmware Roundup: New Features for VENICE and FX9
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Sony has announced the availability, this fall, of major new firmware versions for both of their full frame (aka full format) digital cinema cameras: the PXW-FX9 as well as the flagship CineAlta VENICE.
Intro image for article The Latest on Sony VENICE Firmware Version 5.0
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Sony VENICE firmware version 5.0 has arrived. This update brings a bevy of new features and improvements, including new frame rates and monitoring options to streamline workflows.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Adding a License to Your Sony VENICE Camera
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Several optional licenses are available for the Sony VENICE that enable additional functionality, such as full frame and anamorphic recording, and high frame rates. Installing a license is a multi-step process, as demonstrated by our tech, Juliet McNally.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Sony VENICE Firmware Update 4.0
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I recently got to spend some time with a Sony VENICE camera body running a beta version of firmware version 4.0 and, of course, the first thing I did was to run through the new high frame rate recording modes to see where each "maxes out" in terms of frame rate.
Intro image for article Panasonic EVA1 Firmware 3.0: HEVC, Ethernet, and More
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Panasonic continues to add significant functionality to the feature set of their entry-level digital cinema camera, the EVA1. With the release of firmware 3.0 today, EVA1 owners can now record 10-bit files all the way up to the camera’s maximum frame rate in 4K, 60p (or 50p for those in formerly PAL countries). This is due to the inclusion in the new firmware of HEVC (for High Efficiency Video Codec), also known as H.265.
Intro image for article Sony VENICE Firmware 3.0 Released
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Sony has just announced that firmware version 3.0 for their flagship camera, the full format VENICE, is now available. If version 2.0, released in June of 2018, got the VENICE fully firing on all cylinders, this update seeks to refine the camera’s ease of use while nicely expanding its capabilities. We got to take a look at what’s included in the update—and there’s a lot—so let’s dig into the details.
Intro image for article Updating Sony R7 Firmware to v2.0 for Sony VENICE Using a Mac
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Sony recently released firmware version 2.0 for their VENICE camera. The firmware download also includes an update for the AXS-R7 RAW recorder, which mounts to the rear of the camera body. In order to use the R7 with a VENICE camera running 2.0, the recorder's firmware must also be updated to version 2.0. The AXS-R7 uses a different update procedure than the camera body; instead of an SD card, a USB thumb drive is used.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Panasonic EVA1 Firmware Version 2.02
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In this video we take a look at the update process for the EVA1 as well as some of the new features of the 2.02 firmware.