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Old March 13th, 2015, 03:21 PM   #31
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Has anyone done this upgrade yet? How did it go? I'm doing video with the AX100 tomorrow and would like to have this, but of course concerned that doing an upgrade just before a shoot can be a bad idea.
I updated; it seemed to go well. Already have a U3 card so it records at 100Mbps okay. Focus is better. Zoom seems better. I'll see how it goes tomorrow.
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Old March 13th, 2015, 03:24 PM   #32
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As Charles said, it's fine, no issues. Just have to reconfigure your camera. Focus does seem improved, mildly, but I haven't really tested it much yet. Go ahead, just follow the directions, takes about 5 mins or so to run.

If you use autofocus it could only help.
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Old March 13th, 2015, 05:02 PM   #33
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The update completed sucessfully on 2 ax100s pal here. I can record 4k at 100Mbit/s successfully to Sandisk 95MByte/s UHS 3 cards. Sandisk 95MByte/s UHS 1 cards work only at 60mbps.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 07:21 AM   #34
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Updated my AC-100 finally. Would not work on my desktop but I used my Sony Vaio laptop and all went well. WOW!,, focus banged right in.......the downconverts from 4K are crisp. Price was right.....FREE.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 08:25 AM   #35
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This begs the question, the update set for June for the X70 will now be inferior to the AX100. Sony better allow 100mbps to the X70 or lots of pros will ditch the X70 for 4K use in favor of something like the GH4.

The only benefit to the X70 over the AX100 is 24bit audio and THAT'S IT.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 08:34 AM   #36
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Just picked one of these up. It's quite impressive for what it is. Would be nice to have a tad more control over color contrast and sharpness, but footage looks pretty good out of the box.

Wondering if anyone is using the PNY 128GB UHS-1 card with the new 100mbps shooting mode update? Ordered it from Amazon yesterday but it seems like I might need a true UHS-3 card for the highest quality? Otherwise I suppose I could be the Guinnea Pig!
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Old March 14th, 2015, 10:13 AM   #37
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UHS-1 cards (no matter how fast they are) will only work in 60 mbp/s.

The camera forces you to use UHS-3 cards for 100mbp/s.

It kinds sucks because UHS-1 cards are clearly fast enough.

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Old March 14th, 2015, 11:02 AM   #38
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Bummer. Thanks for the info. Does anyone have any confirmed 128GB cards that will work with the new update? Prefer not to spend $150 on a sandisk. Maybe the UHS-3 Transcend?
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Old March 14th, 2015, 11:57 AM   #39
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I'm using Transcend cards and they have always been rock solid.

One got smashed once. I took it apart and saw Samsung labled chips. So, i figured that was a pretty good thing to see.
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Old March 15th, 2015, 01:43 AM   #40
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Just did the update with no troubles. I had ordered this memory card which arrived today (great timing):

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MCJPSUO/

$70 for a 128gb memory card, pretty good deal and it works great at 100mbps 4K mode with firmware 3.0. Says about 2 hours 49 minutes record time available with this memory card. The 4k 100mbps footage drops right into Vegas Pro 13 and plays just fine as well.
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Old March 15th, 2015, 03:49 AM   #41
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Hi guys,

I'm thinking of buying this little camera; have already tested the 50 Mbps XAVC-S clips but would love to check how the 100 Mbps ones behave on my Vegas Pro timeline. Any link to a original, unchanged samples straight from the upgraded AX100, please?
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Old March 15th, 2015, 06:10 PM   #42
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FWIW: I updated my Firmware 3.0 on a Mac running VMWare w/Windows 7. No issues.
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Old March 15th, 2015, 07:39 PM   #43
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I did mine for OS X as I do not have easy access to a Windows computer. Firmware for all operating systems is now live on the U.S. site.

Mac Link: http://esupport.sony.com/US/p/model-...d#/downloadTab
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Old March 16th, 2015, 10:24 AM   #44
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Re: AX100 Firmware 3.0 is out today!!

Sony UK site finally posted ver 3.0 update today, they were unable to tell me why it had taken so long after the other worldwide sites had already provided the update.
Some users have already posted some comparisons of 60mbps and 100mbps on You-tube.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 11:31 AM   #45
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Why does that matter? the Asia Pacific firmware worked on my camera which was just online 4 days ago :)
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