Meeting with Sony to discuss FS5 cinema camera improvements – optimised firmware available Friday 7am London time

Friday 7am London time sees the release of a firmware update for the Sony FS5 which optimises the performance of internal recording, fixing the issues spotted by early adopters of the camera including myself (Andrew Reid) and Paul Antico.

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

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 updates.

Sony’s goal is to release the firmware at the end of February 2016.

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

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!

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Sony FS5 codec problems and 4K ripped edges bug

The Sony FS5 has had a largely warm welcome from the video community but there has been one thing bugging a lot of owners and potential buyers alike – the quality of the internal codec.

Just how good or bad is it?

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