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Old August 7th, 2012, 04:55 AM   #1
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New EOS 7D Firmware now available

So here it is!

Canon U.S.A. : Consumer & Home Office : EOS 7D

Mountain Lion version wasn't downloading when I tried but the Lion version works fine. After all all you are downloading is a zip folder.

Full instructions included.

So at long, long, last we have control over the audio input.

And that's about it for us 7D filmmakers.

All the other updates are stills related.
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Old August 7th, 2012, 06:29 AM   #2
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Just done the update.

Am I just being dull but I can't seem to get levels on screen only in the menu!

Anyone ?
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Old August 7th, 2012, 07:48 AM   #3
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Hi Mat,

Don't think you can get levels on screen. I think the idea is that you preset your levels because you can't change them during recording.

That's unless I'm also being dull!
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Old August 7th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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I did the update. Now I have banding in the image. Does anyone else have banding? Can you go back to the other firmware?
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Old August 7th, 2012, 12:44 PM   #5
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Ron. Not sure if you can go back or not as I've not read all the blurb on the install instructions yet (I always wait a week or two to see if there are any bug reports before upgrading anything!). If you can't then I have a suggestion. Maybe try and download the firmware again and do a completely fresh re-install (i.e. over the version you installed today) just in case you got a corruption in the file first time around. Might be worth a try?
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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:40 AM   #6
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Re: New EOS 7D Firmware now available

Hi guys,
Did the update also banding, and the camera feels slugish, maybe it's just me. Overall the banding isn't visible but noticeable in dark areas of the pictures.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:50 AM   #7
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So we now have 2 separate reports of a problem with banding.... I have read (on another video forum) that some have installed the new firmware update without seeing any problems (at least not yet).

I wonder what's going on? Canon will have thoroughly tested this firmware before release (I would imagine!) so this is a little concerning.

Ron and Ciprian, thanks for sharing the information. I suggest you contact Canon to inform them of your findings.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #8
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OK, I have shot some test footage and opened it in Premiere and the banding does not appear in the recorded footage. More testing on my part is in order.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 11:04 AM   #9
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Re: New EOS 7D Firmware now available

So how did you check the first time before reporting banding? On your camera screen? Or on a srcreen which is part of your rig? If it's the case it may have to do with how the camera displays the clip on its screen or to a screen linked to the camera, but in fact the clip is just fine.

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Old August 8th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #10
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There was no checking. After I loaded the firmware you could see the banding on the LCD. You could see it when you tilt the camera up and down.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #11
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So Ron, did you or did you not see banding, because i don't understand from your last two posts. For me banding appears on the Cinestyle only, in the others is almost unnoticeable, maybe it has something to do with the Cinestyle's low contrast.

Also another thingy', it seems that I can't use the Auto ISO function in movie mode, or maybe I got it wrong in the first place about using it in movie mode, for photos it's fine.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #12
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Yes, the banding shows up on the LCD but not on the recorded image. There was no banding on the LCD before the update. As long as It is only on the LCD I am cool.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:52 PM   #13
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I just checked it again and the banding is clearly there on the LCD. I do not see it on the recorded footage. I will have to shoot and test some more before I will feel confident enough to use it on a paying job.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:04 PM   #14
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Did mine today. Couldn't have been easier.
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Old August 8th, 2012, 07:17 PM   #15
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Ron,
Do you have any special settings in use for your on camera monitor? What Video settings are you using?
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