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Old March 29th, 2012, 06:36 AM   #16
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You'll be going to bed disappointed then, John!
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Old March 29th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #17
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Yep - it's now the morning of the 30th and nothing on website. I notice the FS100 update has been bumped to April 19th now?

Sony fail.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #18
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I think the FS100 date was changed last week... still waiting here, I was hoping to have something to try before I head off on holidays at the weekend.

Maybe they are trying a bit of Quality Conbtrol on it this time. <grin>
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Old March 29th, 2012, 05:17 PM   #19
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Confirmed via Sony Pro USA facebook page 1hr ago...

"...unfortunately yes, there has been another delay to the NX70 firmware upgrade."
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Old March 29th, 2012, 06:30 PM   #20
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They pulled the '29th' from us US page. It now just says, "A firmware upgrade for the HXR-NX70U is planned for early 2012."
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Old March 29th, 2012, 11:54 PM   #21
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"The one thing that is not embargoed is the new firmware for the Sony NX-70, they seem to have overcome the juddery zoom and it looks like we are getting smooth variable zoom control, I think this FW will be released during NAB 2012."
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Old March 30th, 2012, 03:19 AM   #22
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Hmmm.... if the delay in the firmware means they've done a better job with the zoom fix than we thought, then it might be worth the wait.

I'll remain skepticable (as they say) until I have it in my hands!
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Old March 30th, 2012, 09:49 AM   #23
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Re: NX70 Firmware release date.

The page now says "early April".
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Old April 1st, 2012, 12:55 PM   #24
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Hmmm.... if the delay in the firmware means they've done a better job with the zoom fix than we thought, then it might be worth the wait.

I'll remain skepticable (as they say) until I have it in my hands!
Remember this is Sony, the king of greed. Its nice to dream!
Im sure its because its chalked full of bugs still.
I own 5 Sony cameras and Sony Vegas pro 11 and they all have MANY bugs, but then again so does the competition .In the old days companies got in trouble for releasing products that didnt work...now it is the norm.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 09:21 PM   #25
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Remember this is Sony, the king of greed. Its nice to dream!
Im sure its because its chalked full of bugs still.
I own 5 Sony cameras and Sony Vegas pro 11 and they all have MANY bugs, but then again so does the competition .In the old days companies got in trouble for releasing products that didnt work...now it is the norm.
I dont disagree however since we are speculating NAB is just days away and expanded features for the NX70 seems like a marketing opportunity and a reason for a delay. Also did you see the video for the HXR-NX30U to be released in June? Many software similarities, maybe they are writing code for similar hardware and a fix for one is a product launch for their new prototype at NAB.


In either case I'm owed a patch and this wait is unreasonable. Give me what I need today and give me the bells and whistles later.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #26
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Firmware appears to have been launched for USA models...

Sony | Micro Site NXCAM & AVCHD

No sign of it on Sony Europe yet though...
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Old April 5th, 2012, 08:38 PM   #27
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Thanks Mike!

I just updated mine from 1.00 to 3.01, testing it out now.

Edit.. Looks like the 'Selectable zoom speed' is just high and low. Low allows for a range from crawl to a fast crawl, probably about 30% of the range. High handles the rest.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 02:23 PM   #28
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I've just left a message with my Sony rep to confirm if this is for all models including UK, Asia, PAL etc. Would have been nice if Sony made this clear...
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Old April 6th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #29
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Firmware appears to have been launched for USA models...

Sony | Micro Site NXCAM & AVCHD

No sign of it on Sony Europe yet though...
Hi,

I downloaded the file from the US site and can confirm,that it works 100% in Europe too - I'm in Denmark and using PAL.
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Old April 6th, 2012, 03:57 PM   #30
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Darn. My rep said PAL upgrade available next week via the Europe site. SonyUSA just replied on Facebook saying "The upgrade links are for the NTSC models. The Sony Professional Europe site should have the upgrade link for the UK, Europe, PAL models...."

But I can't find them. You say the link works for PAL....

Why god why - do they actually plan to make it this confusing?
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