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Old December 16th, 2010, 04:50 PM   #1
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new firmware posted for nano3D, nanoFlash, Flash XDR, nanoFlash ASI

Hi,

New firmware has been posted for:

Flash XDR (beta) : 1.5.92 http://www.convergent-design.com/Por...XDR_1.5.92.zip

nanoFlash (beta) : 1.6.245 http://www.convergent-design.com/Por...sh_1.6.245.zip

nano3D: 1.6.246 http://www.convergent-design.com/Por...3D_1.6.246.zip

nanoFlash ASI: 1.6.239 http://www.convergent-design.com/Por...SI_1.6.239.zip

Updated documentation:

nanoFlash / nano3D User Manual: http://www.convergent-design.com/Por...ash_Manual.pdf

Flash XDR User Manual: http://www.convergent-design.com/Por...h_XDR_user.pdf


Enjoy!

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Old December 16th, 2010, 07:20 PM   #2
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Hi

Does this have the power save ?
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Old December 16th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #3
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Hi Tommy:
BTW, very nice job on the updated PDF manual for the Flash XDR. Thank you for this. I am somewhat confused about the current 1.9.52 release notes, and I'm asking for some clarification please. You have mentioned the Record Tally Feature is "broken," and if users want to use this feature, then remain with the 1.9,51 firmware. However, the 1.5.91 firmware is also broken, so what is the difference between this firmware release and the last if this firmware is also broken ? I don't understand ? Can you explain ?
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Old December 17th, 2010, 03:51 AM   #4
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Thanks CD.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 06:03 AM   #5
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Dear Robin,

Yes.

The Power Save Feature is avaliable in this firmware version.

This feature was restored in our 1.6.226 Public Beta and remains active in this 1.6.245 version.

I am a little curious about your question.

Were you having problems with the Power Save Feature in 1.6.226?

As far as I know, we did not have anyone report problems with our Power Save Feature in 1.6.226.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 08:51 AM   #6
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Hi Dan

No I didnt try the beta 266.
So 245 is the official production version now?
I ask because it was a handy function.. and I missed it.. :)

Ah I see its still a beta version..

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Old December 17th, 2010, 09:08 AM   #7
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Dear Robyn,

1.6.245 is a Public Beta, not at Production Level release yet.

After we get feedback from users who test this firmware, we expect to elevate it to Production Level as soon as possible.

We do extensive testing, but, we can not test with every camera and in every possible recording situation.

Thus, by releasing this as a Public Beta, we allow others to test it with their cameras.

It is very easy to install this new firmware for your tests, then re-install a Production Level release if you have a shoot.

Others have used 1.6.226 for productions. Thus, we expect this release to be promoted the Production Level soon.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 09:39 AM   #8
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ok thanks Dan
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Old December 17th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #9
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Hi Dan
I have just recieved a email with the update for the nano on i have extracted the file and sent it to a compact flash card, then put the card into the nano and it says unknown CF1 can you help please

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Old December 17th, 2010, 11:16 AM   #10
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Dear Ian,

Please format the CompactFlash card in the nanoFlash. Use a qualified card.

Download the firmware.

Unzip the file, (usually not necessary on a Mac)

Copy the }UPD{ folder to the root directory of the card.

Thus, you should have

}CLP{
}UPD{
STT

Then without properly ejecting the card, just remove the card from the card reader.

The insert the card into your nanoFlash.

Then press OK to respond to the Update Firmware Message.
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Old December 17th, 2010, 04:04 PM   #11
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thanks Dan all sorted now

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Old December 17th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #12
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Dear Ian,

Great, that is good news.

Thanks for letting us know.
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Old December 18th, 2010, 10:47 AM   #13
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Dear Dan,
During the update process to 1.6245 my Nanoflash erased the system and then during the programming cycle I received the this error message.

"CRC Missing update failed contact support"

Power was maintained during the upgrade process so it's not due loss of power.


Do you have any idea's on what has happened?

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Old December 18th, 2010, 10:46 PM   #14
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Dear Lance,

What CompactFlash card brand/type were you using for the update?

Was it one of our qualified cards?

You may download the update again, unzip the file (Mac users do not normally need to unzip files), then copy the }UPD{ folder to a CompactFlash card that was previously formatted in the nanoFlash.

Then power off your nanoFlash, then power it back on, then insert the card with update, then it should recognize the card as an update card, then press ok.
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Old December 19th, 2010, 04:50 AM   #15
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Hi Dan,

If you can remember with Firmware 1.6.226 the LED tally light on the remote control cable was flashing when I was recording.

I have now changed to the latest firmware (beta) 1.6.245 and the LED light does not flash, it stays constant red when recording.

I like the low power mode and the ability to Hotswap the CF cards. I couldn't be more pleased with the NF and so glad I bought it.

Thanks Dan and CD.
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