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Old September 14th, 2016, 01:36 AM   #1
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FDR-AX53 - FW1.02 is out

I've seen that FW1.02 is out nearly two weeks now and liked to know if anyone already installed it.

1.01 had a bug that bricked the cameras MF function. You needed >7 turns in MF from near to far from ~1.2 turns in 1.00 before.

I had my first updated camera changed for that issue since you can't go back once it is updated.

Did anyone already beeing on 1.01 make the update and find MF is working more direct again in 1.02?!
Sony doesn't mention anything about that but they also didn't from 1.00 to 1.01.

The mentioned "stability" issue was another problem when operating the AX33/53 from a monopod - maybe this is fixed now.
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Old September 14th, 2016, 10:43 PM   #2
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Roland - Thanks for the heads up with regard to the update.

This is the first Iíve heard about it so itís good news.
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Old September 16th, 2016, 03:53 PM   #3
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Re: FDR-AX53 - FW1.02 is out

Anyone who tried 1.02 yet?! Is the manual focus bug still there or is it solved?!
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Old September 16th, 2016, 07:01 PM   #4
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Focus Issue is fixed.
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Old September 21st, 2016, 05:36 PM   #5
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Microphone for GY-DV5000

Lou - See that at one time you were a DV5000 guru. Bought a used one to learn about pro video cameras.

Does not have a microphone on it. What kind of microphone can I buy, the old JVC MV-P61x's never seem to be listed on eBay. Will the XM-88 from B & H work, or ??

OK if I ask more questions about the DV5000??

Please Advise - Thanks
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Old September 22nd, 2016, 02:34 PM   #6
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I would suggest a Rode Microphone. Ntg-1 Or Ntg-2. It has been so long ago I owned that camera as I am no longer familiar with same. Sorry.
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Old October 24th, 2016, 08:52 AM   #7
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Re: FDR-AX53 - FW1.02 is out

I have just updated my AX53 from 1.00 to 1.02 and the focus now needs a million rotations to do an end to end focus - so it appears to me that it is NOT fixed at all.

At least, this compared to vers. 1.0 maybe it is better than 1.01

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Old October 24th, 2016, 02:57 PM   #8
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Try loading it again....my prior focus issue is fixed
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Old October 25th, 2016, 11:27 AM   #9
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Re: FDR-AX53 - FW1.02 is out

Got this after complaining about the focus issue:


Dear Mr Newman

Thank you for contacting Sony support regarding your Sony FDR-AX53. We are sorry to learn you are experiencing issues with focus ring taking a long time to adjust.

In regards to the issue you have raised, we can confirm that the software update has no direct impact on the focus time required to adjust the focus ring, however, we recommend you disconnect the power source, attach the power source again after about 1 minute, and turn this product on.

In addition, please initialize settings to the default setting as follows Menu- Settings- Main Settings- Initialize- OK.

If the same issue still persists, we recommend sending the device to Sony Central Service for repair on the following address:

Bummer

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Old October 26th, 2016, 02:38 AM   #10
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Re: FDR-AX53 - FW1.02 is out

Did you try control alt delete, or whacking it with a mallet?

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Old October 26th, 2016, 10:09 AM   #11
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They also suggested standing in a bucket of water during a thunderstorm whilst flying a kite and filming the event handheld. Apparently, a chap called "Igor" had great success helping his "master" in this way, managing to bring an equally unresponsive item to life.

Shocking.

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Old November 13th, 2016, 04:32 AM   #12
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Re: FDR-AX53 - FW1.02 is out

I verified this problem yesterday on a friends AX53 he updated to 1.02 - yes, the manual focus bug is still there!!! More than 7 turns are needed from near to infinity in full tele!!


LOU, YOUR POST WAS VERY CARELESS!!!
Not so nice for some users since you can't go back to FW1.00.


@Paul Newman: Could you please again contact these "blinds" at Sony and ask them for fixing this in a "near future" firmware. We are not to silly to check this fault, maybe they are...
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Old November 13th, 2016, 07:24 AM   #13
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I still have an open ticket with them, so yes I'll point this out.....again!

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Old November 13th, 2016, 08:19 AM   #14
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Thank you!
Did this some times in Germany and UK, but most of these "competent" guys tell you that it's your fault and that you should reset your camera and all this nonsense... Will also try another time...
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Old November 13th, 2016, 08:36 AM   #15
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Re: FDR-AX53 - FW1.02 is out

I have two AX53s on order. So, if they're v1.0 out of the box, you guys would recommend not updating until the focus wheel problem gets solved? I plan to use these cameras with auto focus most of the time, with that in mind, any upside to updating now?


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