PXW-FS7 Firmware build 3.0; download links & release notes

by Sony Pro Team 01/27/2016, in 4K, Cameras, Press, Sony Professional, Production

Based on feedback from our customers and a commitment to add value to the PXW-FS7 camera, Sony has released firmware version 3.0, which enhances the popular model through further functionality, efficiency and power.

 

Version 3.00 improvements

 

  1. Focus Magnification function is improved.
  • The 4x and 8x magnification windows can now be repositioned on the viewfinder display using the joystick on the SmartGrip, even while recording.
  • The position of the Magnification Window is retained until it’s reset to the center of the frame by pressing the joystick IN.
  • Image quality of the viewfinder’s Magnification Window is improved for ease of critically adjusting focusing.
  • A bright yellow frame surrounding the VF image prevents the operator from incorrectly framing by continue recording while the focus magnification is still ON.
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  1. Added “2K Full”, “2K Center” image sensor scan function
  • 2K Full Scan Mode reads the full Super35mm sensor area as 2K resolution instead of 4K.
  • 2K Center crops the scan area to a 2K (2048×1080) area in the center of the sensor. This mode enables use of lenses projecting a smaller image circle i.e. Super16mm or 2/3-inch (B4) zoom lenses. Super16mm and B4 zoom lenses are smaller, lighter, have a wider focal range and deeper depth of field than Super 35mm equivalents, a boon for shooting, Vérité, sports and nature.
  • 2K Center Scan also effectively doubles the magnification (2x zoom in) of 35mm Still and Cine prime or zoom lenses without any light loss. For example, a 24mm prime’s effective angle of view becomes the same as that of a 48mm and a 24mm to 105mm zoom’s effective angle of view is equivalent to that of a 48mm to 210mm zoom.
  1. Added Interval (time lapse) recording function
  • The Interval recording feature controls how often and how many frames per shot, plus it can also trigger an optional lighting fixture.
  • Interval duration is selectable from one shot per sec up to one shot every 24h.
  • The number of frames recorded each interval is selectable: 1, 3, 6 or 9 frames.
  • Pre-lighting controls the ON timing of an attached light fixture via the camera’s MI Shoe.
  • Pre-lighting duration is selectable: 2, 5 or 10 sec. seconds.
  1. Expanded lowest value of Zebra 1 & 2 level to 0% (range 0~109)
  • Both zebra 1 & 2 can be set at aby level between 0% and 109%; vastly simplifying exposure setting for any gamma setting.
  1. Added Noise Suppression selection to Cine EI recordings
  • It is now possible to apply Noise Suppression to Cine EI recordings. Noise Suppression level is selectable: OFF, LOW, MEDIUM & HIGH
  1. Video Signal Monitor usability is improved,
  • It is now possible to view WFM on the LCD while shooting Cine EI with a Monitor-LUT applied to the VF.
  1. Improved the feel and precision of the Iris and Assignable dials.
  • The acceleration, ballistics (when whipping) and sensitivity of the Iris and assignable dials is optimized.
  1. FS-RAW image quality and operation stability improvement.
  • The image quality of 240fps FS RAW recording is improved.
  1. Overall stability and operability of the camera is improved.
  • Many additional improvements such as faster menu response and reduced rebooting time are implemented.

 

Download Version 3.0o here: https://www.servicesplus.sel.sony.com/sony-software-model-PXWFS7.aspx.