At NAB 2016, Sony announced the free version 2.0 firmware upgrade for the FS5 and the paid RAW update. This will enable 4K 60fps RAW and 1080/240fps RAW via 3G SDI to the Odyssey 7Q+ external recorder.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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?
There seems to be some great optimisation under the hood of the new A7R II and A7S II firmware updates according to users on the EOSHD forum.
Sony have quickly addressed the A7S II’s 25p sunspot bug – firmware V1.10 will be available on November 20th.