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Old November 18th, 2006, 07:47 AM   #61
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New Firmware w/ 6x Lens Req'ed

When you purchase the new 6x lens it ships with a card carrying new firmware (1.04 I believe is the number) that is required for feedback from the wonderful manual aperture ring to provide feedback to the H1.

What other, if any, changes this firmware provides, I do not know.

Obtained this info at Canon's DVExpo West which ended yesterday.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 07:58 AM   #62
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Thanks John, this firware version also includes all of the previous revisions as well. So, if a 6x buyer hasn't yet done the upgrade that this thread has been talking about, they're getting it anyway from the SD card packaged with the lens.
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Old December 8th, 2006, 11:16 PM   #63
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Update---Update!

Just to save everyone some time, don't go to the website and email about the firmware update. They still say to send the camera in for the update. Instead, call the phone number listed presiously and they will take care of you. Took just two days to get the SD card and update.

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Old December 12th, 2006, 03:22 AM   #64
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Karen,

I don't what the changes were between 1.0.0.0 and 1.0.2.0 but I bought my my camera August this year and my firmware is 1.0.1.0. The camera does have the quarterstop iris increments.
Anyway I have contacted canon uk for the latest update they state I will need to speak to a specialist and they will contact me within 3 days.
Watch this space!


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Old December 14th, 2006, 11:10 AM   #65
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Canon contacted me today and confirmed that 1.0.4.0 is the firmware upgrade they are providing at the moment, but I need to send the camera to them for the upgrade, as it is a workshop only upgrade. When I pointed out that this upgrade was being shipped with the new x6 lens and could be upgraded by the camera owner, he agreeded to look into it and call be back tomorrow.

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Old December 15th, 2006, 04:06 AM   #66
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Canon have now been back to me and state the camera must be returned to them for the upgrade. So in the uk the HD1 has to be returned to Canon.

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Old December 15th, 2006, 06:25 AM   #67
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Canon have now been back to me and state the camera must be returned to them for the upgrade.
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Mick, perhaps they want to sell you a new lens with an SD card! (Or do they remove the SD from the lens box in UK?)
You don't have a fellow who can lend you a card a few minutes? / Johan
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Old December 15th, 2006, 06:37 AM   #68
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Johan,
As far as I am aware the card does come with the new lens, but to date I don't know anybody with one.
As much as I pleaded with canon they were insistant that it is a service centre upgrade even though I was able to demonstrate that other countries are sending the upgrade out. Maybe this is a Europe thing!

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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:13 AM   #69
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Dear all, I just bought my H1 about 2 months ago. I picked my H1 to Canon service center today, but the staff said that I need to pay $500 (US) for the upgrade firmware service. Do you all need to pay for it?
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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:19 AM   #70
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Dear all, I just bought my H1 about 2 months ago. I picked my H1 to Canon service center today, but the staff said that I need to pay $500 (US) for the upgrade firmware service. Do you all need to pay for it?
Which upgrade are you getting!

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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:27 AM   #71
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Dear Mike, thanks for your reply!
I checked before but sorry that I am not quite sure about the firmware before, maybe 1.0.1.0 or 1.0.2.0
My new H1 still in service center cause there is a little scratch on the body.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:31 AM   #72
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Dear Mike, thanks for your reply!
I checked before but sorry that I am not quite sure about the firmware before, maybe 1.0.1.0 or 1.0.2.0
My new H1 still in service center cause there is a little scratch on the body.

What I mean is, what does the firmware upgrade do? If it is to add NTSC or PAL, it does cost. If it just to the 1.0.3 or something for the timecode repair, it is at no cost.

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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:45 AM   #73
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the staff didn't mention anything but only the cost!
thanks very much!
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Old December 27th, 2006, 10:48 AM   #74
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the staff didn't mention anything but only the cost!
thanks very much!

Still don't know what you had upgraded, but if it was NTSC or PAL and you did not want that, just tell them to take it off. The upgrade to fix the timecode issue and also add iris stop changes is free.

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Old December 27th, 2006, 11:52 AM   #75
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Nigel, this will make it clear for you.

The firmware update, not upGRADE, is free. You just have to insist that they send it to you. They will, and will send you an SD card with the installer program on it and instructions.

The upgrade, not firmware upDATE, to add PAL does cost $500 and the camera absolutely has to be sent to a service center.
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