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Sony releases new firmware update 6.0 for F5 and F55 cinema cameras

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 12:00 AM

Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 CineAlta cameras

Sony has announced firmware update version 6.0 for its large sensor PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 digital motion picture cameras.

The update adds Apple ProRes 4444 as a recording format with the Sony CBK-55PD codec board, enables 66fps to be used in S&Q mode, and allows User 3D LUT to be used with the S-Gamut/Slog2 colour space.

You can download the F-5 firmware update and F-55 firmware update now.

Don’t forget to check your previous firmware on the AXS-R5 recorder (must be firmware v4.1 or later) and on the camera itself (must be firmware v2.0 or later. For earlier firmware, you will need to upgrade to v.2.0 before adding the new firmware).


Apple ProRes 4444 with CBK-55PD

Apple ProRes 4444 has been added as a recording format that can be recorded/played by installing the dedicated Option CBK-55PD codec board. Apple ProRes 4444 can be selected when the system frequency is set to 23.98, 24.0, 25.0, or 29.97 and Main Operation is set to RGB.

User 3D LUT on S-Gamut/SLog2 Colour Space

3D LUT can be now be used with the S-Gamut/SLog2 Colour Space.

66FPS in S&Q mode

A 66FPS frame rate option has been added to the available Slow & Quick Motion values.

Improved ABB/APR action

When selecting Apple ProRes and Avid DNxHD® the camcorder has been corrected so that it does not restart after performing ABB/APR while the recording format is set to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD.

Bug Fixes

When Interlace recording formats are selected, SDI(Main)&Internal Rec. and SDI(Sub)&HDMI was not able to be changed separately. This has been fixed.

When MPEG50 recording format was selected, the first and second fields were sometimes inverted after executing ABB. This has been fixed.

When SDI(Sub) output was set to “Off” and Test Out was not used, TC output was not working. This has been fixed.

When SStP, Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD® recording format was selected, SDI output phase was about one line delayed from Genlock signal. This has been fixed.

The Assignable Buttons setting was not loaded when ALL file generated by previous firmware version was loaded.

Other notifications

iOS setting for Wi-Fi Remote

While using Wi-Fi Remote by iOS devices and Safari, users should turn off the private browse function.

File support

Files which are created with Firmware V6.0 are not compatible with earlier firmware versions.

Firmware downloads

Sony PMW-F5 firmware update v.6.0

Sony PMW-F55 firmware update v.6.0

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