Pro video blog…Produced by Philip Johnston DoP/Editor

Sony are having some problems with the FS5 firmware version 4. Having had a wee trawl round various web sites this morning Newsshooter seems to have an end user with the following problem…Kevin “I updated to 4.00 as I was really excited about the lower ISO option in SLOG. I then used the camera on a shoot in SLOG2 4K 24p with both XLRs in use and the audio is out of sync! Two frames off from what I can tell but it’s enough to be a problem. Contacted Sony support and they told me yesterday that they were pulling the firmware for this and other undisclosed reasons. Yikes, I thought Sony QC was better and I should have known better than immediately updating!!!”

Sony finally give us an explanation…

“Sony has temporarily suspended the new firmware updates for PXW-FS5 and PXW-Z150 due to a minor issue found during testing within the HDR function in the Picture Profile menu. These will be fixed in a new firmware version, v4.01 for the PXW-FS5 and v2.01 for the PXW-Z150, which will be released in the coming weeks.

If the most recent firmware version has already been downloaded we advise to download v4.01 or v2.01 as soon as it becomes available. If there are any further questions please contact the Prime Support team on 00800 7898 7898 and they will be happy to answer your questions.”


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