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Canon C300 Mark II suffers black spot issue

March 22, 2016 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

The Canon C300 Mark II appears to have a firmware bug. This will need a fix from Canon if the C300 Mark II is to be completely bullet-proof on a shoot. Highlights burn to black in certain situations (as with car headlights or the sun).

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Sony’s response to PXW-FS5 issues and why I am keeping hold of my camera

January 30, 2016 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Comment on the forum Last week I had an insight into just how responsive Sony are becoming in rolling out support for their cameras. As users like myself and Paul Antico discovered soon after the FS5 was released the image had some issues. The very week I bought my camera Sony were in touch by email – I was then tasked to shoot some tests and send the XAVC footage to their engineers in Japan so they could work on analysing the problem. The detective work complete, Sony have now just released a statement saying they’ve identified the bugs and will squash these in upcoming firmware

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Upcoming functions of Sony FS5 Firmware 1.2 (release date TBD)

January 4, 2016 Andrew Reid (EOSHD)

Today I gave my early FS5 feedback to Sony and they gave me some good news – another firmware update is in the pipeline. I am allowed to give you some of the confirmed new features, although the release timing and full details are yet to be fully decided. It is clear Sony is going to support the FS5 extremely well!