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Old November 13th, 2016, 12:34 AM   #1
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New Firmware 2016 for LS300

apparently there's a new firmware coming next week at InterBEE 2016 in Tokyo :)
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Old November 13th, 2016, 02:33 AM   #2
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Good to see JVC has not forgotten about this camera.
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Old November 13th, 2016, 08:45 AM   #3
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Great news!
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Old November 14th, 2016, 11:47 AM   #4
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Re: New Firmware 2016 for LS300

I read that it adds some additional HDMI output resolutions. Is that all we can expect?
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Old November 16th, 2016, 06:46 AM   #5
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Re: New Firmware 2016 for LS300

Nice find - can anyone confirm what the firmware is?

Nothing about it on JVC's website that I could find...
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Old November 17th, 2016, 04:55 AM   #6
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Re: New Firmware 2016 for LS300

Picked up this on a site : GY-LS300CHは4K/60p出力が可能になるファームアップを

and I can read 4K/60p, which is a serious upgrade, or what do you say?

In a JVC news info they also had the phrase 4K HDR - interesting.
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Old November 17th, 2016, 05:07 AM   #7
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It's seems like we can pay for an upgrade, and record 4k60p via HDMI into an external recorder.

Here's Google Translate of a webpage I just found:

GY - LS 300 CH can upgrade to 4K / 60p Firm - up
GY-LS300CH plans to upgrade the firmware corresponding to 4K / 60p output from HDMI with a lens replacement type camera of MFT mount equipped with a Super 35 sensor. Although it does not correspond to the internal record, 4 K / 60 p recording is possible by combining with Atmos' SHOGUN INFERNO, for example. An external recorder is necessary but it is cheaper than Sony FS 7 even if both are added. On SHOGUN INFERNO side, it corresponds to REC trigger and interlocking recording is possible. The firmware is said to be paid for.

https://translate.google.co.uk/trans...ss&prev=search

Perhaps while they are at they could squeeze in 1080p at 240fps too. After all, a full sensor 4k readout at 60p kind of equates to 1/4 sensor resolution readout at 240p right? (I expect my understanding of sensors is completely wrong though)
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Old November 17th, 2016, 05:33 AM   #8
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They have reached the maximum SD card write capasity and using Atomos external 4K recorder will add that and a few interesting color support abilities. HDR and possibly instant JVC Log and so on. Might be time to replace the old Atomos Ninja 2.
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Old November 17th, 2016, 05:42 AM   #9
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Re: New Firmware 2016 for LS300

FYI 150Mb/s is only 19MB/s (even my cheap SDXC cards are rated to 60MB/s)
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Old November 17th, 2016, 11:10 AM   #10
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Re: New Firmware 2016 for LS300

Still the LS300 does not like certain makes of SD cards, even if the same cards work on other cams at 200mbps!
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Old November 17th, 2016, 11:37 AM   #11
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Which brands don't work?
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Old November 18th, 2016, 01:50 AM   #12
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Samsung Pro 64GB which are rated U3 and can write up to 80Mbytes/sec don't work with LS300 with 170mbps. They work on the GH4 with 200mbps. Sandisk Ultra 80Mb/s do not work too.
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Old November 18th, 2016, 02:54 AM   #13
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I now use sandisc extreme pro 95mbs cards which have worked fine so far.
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Old November 18th, 2016, 06:47 AM   #14
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I now use sandisc extreme pro 95mbs cards which have worked fine so far.
Same - very happy with both the Extreme and Extreme Pro line.

We started using Extreme Pro series cards with the AF100 and many of those have lasted a great number of years.
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Old November 19th, 2016, 08:12 AM   #15
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Re: New Firmware 2016 for LS300

I wonder when we'll hear more about the new firmware?
It would be amazing if it also gave us a 10bit 1080p output!
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