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Intro image for article Coming Soon: Sony Announces Future Firmware Update for the FS5
Tech News
At NAB, Sony announced a free firmware update for their popular PXW-FS5 camera that will provide Hybrid Log-Gamma and REC2020 color space recording via an additional picture profile, PP10. Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) is a clever implementation of High Dynamic Range (HDR) recording and playback that is backwards compatible with standard dynamic range displays.
Intro image for article NAB 2017: ARRI SkyPanel Firmware 3.0
Tech News
I stopped by the ARRI booth to talk to Mike Wagner about the new features in the version 3.0 firmware for ARRI’s SkyPanel LED light fixtures. Building on the semi-hidden “Party Mode” in earlier firmware versions, a number of fun and creative new lighting effects have been introduced to simulate environmental lighting without console patching or programming.
Intro image for article NAB 2017: Panasonic Updates
Tech News
In this video, I speak with newly-minted Panasonic Cinema Product Manager Mitch Gross about upcoming updates to the VariCam LT and other Panasonic products. In June 2017, Panasonic will release a free firmware update for the VariCam LT enabling RAW output of 2K at up to 240 fps.
Intro image for article VariCam Firmware Updates
Tech News
This week Panasonic released firmware Version 7.0 for the VariCam 35 and HS, and Version 5.0 for the VariCam LT. These updates feature expanded ProRes recording, including higher bit rate Apple ProRes codecs and VFR to allow for more internal recording options to support your production's needs.
Intro image for article Canon Log 3: Is It the "GoldiLog"?
Tech News
Canon's newest firmware update (1.0.4.1.00) for their C300 Mark II camera contains a number of nice improvements to the camera's features and functionality. One of the updates that caught our eye is the inclusion of a new logarithmic gamma curve, Canon Log 3, available from the Custom Picture menu.
Intro image for article New Apollo/Odyssey Firmware v2016.06
Tech News
Last week, Convergent Design unleashed its largest firmware yet into the wilds of the production world. Firmware v2016.06 is packed with new features -- twenty-three new ones to be exact -- on top of twenty-two different fixes and improvements. The best part of all? This is a completely free update!
Intro image for article NAB 2016 Tech Talks at the AbelCine Booth: Sony
Tech News
In this Tech Talk, Sony's Peter Crithary came by with the new AXS-R7 Raw Recorder. We posted about this dual-slot Raw recorder when it was first announced, but now we were able to take a closer look at the unit mounted on the F55.
Intro image for article NAB Tech Talks from the AbelCine Booth: Canon
Tech News
At our NAB Canon Tech Talk, Megan and Paul Hawxhurst, Professional Market Specialist, discussed Canon's new Compact Servo 18-80mm lens, their new multi-purpose ME200 camera, as well as firmware updates for the C100 Mark II, C300 Mark II, and the DP-V2410 4K reference monitor.
Intro image for article At the Bench: Freefly Systems' Akira Beta Firmware for MoVI
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Freefly Systems has released the beta version of its latest firmware update, nicknamed Akira. This firmware makes extensive updates to MōVI performance and functionality. Three major updates included in Akira are HiPER Stabilization, Timelapse Mode, and Target Mode.