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Old October 5th, 2006, 05:39 AM   #61
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Matt has said that Focus is working on it since FCP 5.1.2 was released.
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Old October 10th, 2006, 09:49 AM   #62
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Just to followup - I got my upgrade CD yesterday and all went well. I shot 1080i60 to a Quicktime file and it worked great!
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Old October 13th, 2006, 03:05 PM   #63
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FS-4/HD/Pro/Pro HD Version 1.1 Software Now Available

FS-4/HD/Pro/Pro HD Version 1.1 Software Now Available

I am pleased to announce that version 1.1 software for FS-4, FS-4 HD, FS-4 Pro and FS-4Pro HD is now available for download from the Focus support site. This maintenance release features UI and performance improvements, improved DV24p operation and fixes connectivity and playback issues with some JVC, Canon and Sony camcorders.

If a you have already purchased the FS-4Pro HD version 2.0 software, there is no need to load this new software as the improvements were included in the 2.0 release. These improvements are also already included on FS-C and DR-HD100.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 01:30 PM   #64
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Matt,

Can you comment at all about the interaction with Edius? You had mentioned that there was work being performed to accommodate/optimize files with Edius (timecode issues?).

I have now updated the firmware on my FS4 HD with your version, and I've tried the unit with the Canon H1 (also with updated firmware) and the Sony Z1. The interaction between the camera and firestore is now the best I've seen since having the HD upgrade. However, I'm still running into files that are problematic in Edius (I also have the most current Edius SP update - 4.03).

I think the files while in syncro slave mode work fairly well - also if it's in local mode if you're not recording to tape. But if you are in local mode and hit record on the camera in the middle (ad-hoc start/stop), the files get messed up.

Additionally, I'm still running into anomalies when importing, having some files be 2 1/2 hours long, etc, when they're only minutes long. I call it file corruption - most likely from recording in local mode and punching the record button on the camera (this isn't a problem in DV mode, or with the FS100). I figure it's an MPEG/GOP issue or something... I don't run into this with the FS4's running/recording a DV stream, or even the FS100 using DV or DVCPRO50. It seems to be an HDV issue.

After being one of the first to get the HD upgrade when it was available, I'm almost to the point of trusting it as an absolute backup, if using it in synchro slave mode only. Past that - I think there still needs to be some tweaks, or advice given to settings, Edius advice, etc. I currently have my other FS4 HD into Focus to repair the DV I/O port for $249. Needless to say and still in frustration, I'd love to get the HD section up to 100% operation, after more than a year of testing, waiting, etc.

Any advice or info/status on this upgrade is appreciated, as well as speculation/timeframes on Edius, etc.

Thanks.

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Old November 2nd, 2006, 04:44 PM   #65
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FS-100 v2.0.1 Update Now Available

FS-100 version 2.0.1 is now available for download from the Focus Enhancements support website at: http://www.focusinfo.com/support/downloads.asp . This maintenance release improves the performance of FS-100 and it is recommended that all users update to this new version. Specifically, version 2.0.1 addresses the following issues:

Version 2.0.1.05102406:
- Improved disk performance
- Changed fan control algorithm
- Corrected shut-down sequence when over temperature
- XML now supports 16:9 in DVCPRO50
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Old November 29th, 2006, 01:01 PM   #66
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New FS-100 v2.0.3 Firmware Now Available

FS-100 version 2.0.3 firmware is now available for download from the Focus support site http://www.focusinfo.com/support/downloads.asp . This version features the following enhancements:

* Improved disk performance
* Improved SDRAM interface

It is recommended that all FS-100 owners download and update their unit with this new version.

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Old December 20th, 2006, 03:21 PM   #67
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DR-HD100 v2.1 with QT HDV 720p24, 25 & 30 Support Now Available

Focus is pleased to announce that a maintenance firmware release for DR-HD100 is now available. Version 2.1 will be installed on all new DR-HD100 units shipped from the factory and is also available to existing customers via download from our Support site. Please note that this release is for those customers who already have version 2.0 (QT HDV update) loaded on their DR-HD100. This version will NOT update a DR-HD100 with version 1.0 or 1.1 version firmware.

If you have version 1.0 or 1.1 and wish to add QuickTime HDV functionality to your DR-HD100, version 2.1 can be ordered from the Focus webstore which includes all the features of version 2.0 and 2.1.

Version 2.1 addresses the following issue:

- Now supports QuickTime HDV 720 24p and 25p recordings (in addition to 720p30)

NOTE: The version is for use with the JVC GY-HD100/110 series cameras only
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Old December 20th, 2006, 11:00 PM   #68
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Thanks Matt, I will be using it tomorrow!

There is some confusion though from HD200/250 users. Can the DR-HD100 2.1 capture the 24/25/30P streams as .MOV from the HD200/250? If not, why is there a problem?
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Old December 21st, 2006, 10:55 AM   #69
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There is an issue with QuickTime recordings on the DR-HD100 when used with the GY-HD200/250 in 720p24/25/30 mode. We are looking into it now. I'll post more info when I know more.

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Old December 21st, 2006, 01:04 PM   #70
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Thanks, just checking.
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 09:00 AM   #71
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quicktime 25p

hello, after it has left version 2,1 for Dr 100, it is possible knowledge when it will leave the update for the FS4 PRO HD? some users we have version 2,0 but we needed to record in 24 and 25p.
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Old December 27th, 2006, 01:51 PM   #72
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HDV 720p24 support is for the DR-HD100 (JVC version of the FS-4Pro HD) only.

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Old January 7th, 2007, 02:10 AM   #73
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There is an issue with QuickTime recordings on the DR-HD100 when used with the GY-HD200/250 in 720p24/25/30 mode. We are looking into it now. I'll post more info when I know more.

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Still no solution for the 200/250?
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Old November 28th, 2007, 02:09 PM   #74
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DR-HD100 update? 60p hd200/250 issues

I'm a GY-HD200 owner very keen on getting a firestore. 60p quicktime support is essential for my workflow. I was told by JVC about 6 weeks asgo that this was imminent, and when apples had 720/60p support releases (which they predicted correctly as just weeks away), that the DR-HD100 would support 60p with a firmware update "within 2 weeks".

That's been and gone. I'm also concerned about the reported issues with the 200 series.

Matt - if you are reading this, can you give us a status update?
..... it could be a direct boost in sales!

edit: I see this is an old thread, and Matt hasn't posted on the last few firmware updates. I have a direct enquiry in to Focus now. I'll post if I get direct news.
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Old December 2nd, 2007, 03:56 PM   #75
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Can you still capture DV Quicktime (or Avid OMF) when shooting with the JVC 251? I've read that there will be an update soon for the HDV, I'm just abt to buy the Firestore, I don't mind captureing @ DV for the time being, would love HDV as Avid is blind to this format from the JVC's

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