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PeterC
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NEW firmware update, Critical Update v1.15

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All,

 

We are issuing a critical update that pertains to the AXS- R5 FAN functionality controlled by the camera.

 

This is a camera firmware update, for both F5, and F55.

 

Please read and download below

 

 

 

PMW-F55/F5 Firmware Version V1.15 release note

 

June 21st, 2013

 

This document explains about firmware update of PMW-F55/F5 V1.14 to V1.15.  The list for latest firmware version of related products is below.

 

Product name

Latest firmware

Release date

PMW-F55/F5

V1.15

This announcement

AXS-R5

V1.2

June 5th, 2013

AXS-512S24

V1.2

June 5th, 2013

AXS Utility Software

V1.1

March 1st, 2013

 

This firmware can be upgraded from any existing firmware version of PMW-F55 and PMW-F5 directly.

 

<<Modification from V1.14 to V1.15>>

 

1. Critical fix

AXS-R5 FAN setting is always back to default setting “Auto”, after rebooting PMW-F55 and F5.

 

< Restrictions of V1.15 which are not described on the operation manual>

 

1. Startup time

After 3 seconds of power on, video signal is displayed on the viewfinder (DVF-L350, DVF-EL100 or DVF-L700) which is connected to the camera via DVF interface cable. However it takes about 13 seconds to display all the information which is set to “ON” on the “Output Display” page under “Video” menu. Any key operations including REC button in 13 seconds are disregarded.

 

 

2. Length of clip for playback

The camera can NOT play back the clip which is longer than 170,000 frame of 4K XAVC 23.98p, 118 minute. Color bars or black picture can be recorded over 120 minute but it cannot be played back.

 

3. Payback of edited MPEG2 HD422 clip

The camera cannot playback MXF file with offset. In other words, a MPEG2 HD422 clip with IN and OUT points edited by Content Browser.

 

* An XAVC clip with IN and OUT points which is stored to correct location on the SxS memory card can be played back because it’s NOT an MXF file with offset.

 

 

4. Other operational restrictions

4.1 Display update rate

Update rate of time data and audio level meter on the sub display panel gets slower when displaying MENU or audio status window. However peak hold function displays maximum level correctly.

 

4.2 Assignable buttons

The camera has 4 assignable buttons and 8 kinds of functions (Marker/ Zebra/ Peaking/ Display/ Focus Magnifier/ VF Mode/ Rec/ S&Q Motion) can be assigned to each buttons. Since current available viewfinders i.e. DVF-L350, L700 and EL100, have their own Focus Magnifier button, Focus Magnify function cannot be assigned.

 

 

5. Functions

5.1 Warning display for remaining battery level of backup cell does not work.

 

5.2 “4K/2K to HD Conv.” setting on “Output Setting” page under “Video Menu” when RAW recording mode does not work. This setting will be available with next version upgrade.

 

 

6. Operational restrictions of SxS memory card on the PC

Content Browser must be used for deleting or adding any clips on an SxS memory card. Deleting any clips under Clip folder on the card by direct access from a PC by either USB connection between the camera and the PC, SBAC-US10/20 USB reader/writer breaks its control data. Then the card cannot be accepted by the camera.

 

 

<< Version up procedure >>

Please refer to “Version Up Guide for PMW-F55 and F5”

 

For PMW-F55: PMW-F55_1.15_86_2013-06-20_09-30-45_firmware.zip

For PMW-F5: PMW-F5_1.15_77_2013-06-20_09-31-15_firmware.zip      

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Nick_Koh
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Registered: ‎02-05-2013

Re: NEW firmware update, Critical Update v1.15

Where can I find F55 v1.15 upgrade link? Only the PMW-F5_1.15_77_2013-06-20_09-31-15_firmware.zip can be seen.

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PeterC
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Re: NEW firmware update, Critical Update v1.15

You should see the F55 file now

 

Regards

 

Peter

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Admitone
Posts: 315
Registered: ‎02-13-2013

Re: NEW firmware update, Critical Update v1.15

Minor note, but why the .rar files for the F5 and .zip files for everything else. Rar files are not natively readable in Windows. Third-party programs are required.

 

Cheers.

Noel Sterrett
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PeterC
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Registered: ‎11-16-2012

Re: NEW firmware update, Critical Update v1.15

Noel,

 

We had trouble uploading to the server last night, but we fixed it now. Replaced the .rar with the .zip

 

Regards

 

Peter

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Admitone
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Registered: ‎02-13-2013

Re: NEW firmware update, Critical Update v1.15

Thanks. As I said, not really a problem, just curious.

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Noel Sterrett
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lucascine
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Registered: ‎04-15-2013

Re: NEW firmware update, Critical Update v1.15

Will these solve the fact that the recorders fan does not shut off during record?

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