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Old November 16th, 2011, 02:39 PM   #1
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Sony will release a firmware update to the NEX FS100

Coming around the New Year Sony will release a firmware update to the NEX FS100.

I will have details soon of what exactly what will be updated but i do know the following.

The camera will work on both 50 and 60hz systems, will have shutter angle settings, will

have additional aspect ratio overlays for 2.35, 1.85, 1.66:1, and will have expanded focus settings for 4X and 8X.

User picture profile settings will be recordable to memory cards.

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Old November 16th, 2011, 03:32 PM   #2
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Re: Sony will release a firmware update to the NEX FS100

Whoa, seriously? That's quite a lot. Where did you hear this?
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Old November 16th, 2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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From Sony directly with clearance to publish.
as I said before details to follow.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 05:36 PM   #4
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If they add shutter angles, they might also add ISO rating instead of gain setting which would be really nice.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 07:39 PM   #5
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Sony seams to be committed to this system which I am glad to see. Thanks Mark for posting this, I have put an awful lot into this camera and more than a little happy to see it grow. Dollar for dollar, the FS100 is a good deal. You have to spend way more money to get a significantly higher performance camera IMO.
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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:06 PM   #6
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Re: Sony will release a firmware update to the NEX FS100

So Mark, did they say anything about updating firmware on the Nex VG 20 so that we have specs advertized for that camera ? (Like sharpening, saturation and contrast adjustments )
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Old November 16th, 2011, 09:39 PM   #7
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Re: Sony will release a firmware update to the NEX FS100

Here's the details.


Scheduled for early 2012. No cost. You will download package from FS100 webpage, connect PC to camera via USB and run user installable update.

Additional Camera Features (subject to change)

1. Added 50Hz recording system (PAL): 1920x1080 50p, 50i, 25p and 1280x720 50p.
2. Camera Profile (camera settings can be saved to and loaded from a memory card).
3. Additional 4x and 8x Expanded Focus magnification: (with user selectable focus area).
4. Selectable ISO or GAIN sensitivity display.
5. Selectable Focus indication in FEET or METERS (E-mount lens only).
6. Selectable Shutter indication as EXPOSURE TIME or SHUTTER ANGLE.
7. Added the following Aspect-Ratio markers: 2.35:1, 1.85:1 and 1.66:1.
8. Display ON/OFF button enables Zebra and/or Histogram overlay onto video output.
9. Compatible with the new A-Mount to E-Mount adaptor, model LA-EA2. One push Auto-IRIS and Continuous 15-point, Phase-Detection Auto-Focus operation with most Alpha A-Mount lenses is available. Lens metadata is displayed onscreen and stored real time to image file.

http://www.vortexmedia.com/DVD_FS100.html
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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:34 PM   #8
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doug and mark-

that is really excellent news!

thank you for keeping us informed.

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Old November 16th, 2011, 10:35 PM   #9
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Looking forward to testing the firmware.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 12:47 AM   #10
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Doug and Mark,

Thanks a bunch for the info!! Sony is making a pretty nice
camera even better...nice!
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Old November 17th, 2011, 04:17 AM   #11
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I recently attended a seminar showcasing the Panny AF100. They made a list of the features the AF had over the FS100. It looks like that list will get a lot shorter come 2012. Of course, we'll never get the HD/SDI out and ND filter wheel.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by Doug Jensen View Post
Here's the details.


Scheduled for early 2012. No cost. You will download package from FS100 webpage, connect PC to camera via USB and run user installable update.

Additional Camera Features (subject to change)

1. Added 50Hz recording system (PAL): 1920x1080 50p, 50i, 25p and 1280x720 50p.
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Doug, I don't know if you have access to speak to a Sony rep about this (and since it is subject to change, they might consider implementing it), but is there any chance that more frame rates will be added with this release? It's mostly for slow motion work so if it's only implemented via the S&Q function, that's ok for me. I would really like to get 36 and 48 fps for music video work, to be able to do 1,5 and 2X slower speed. 2.5X is sometime too much.

Do you know if the 50p will be accessible in SQ too? Like shooting in 50p in a 24 or 30p stream? Since it's close to 48 fps, it might do the trick.
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Old November 17th, 2011, 09:58 AM   #13
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Re: Sony will release a firmware update to the NEX FS100

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Originally Posted by Doug Jensen View Post
Here's the details.


Scheduled for early 2012. No cost. You will download package from FS100 webpage, connect PC to camera via USB and run user installable update.

Additional Camera Features (subject to change)

1. Added 50Hz recording system (PAL): 1920x1080 50p, 50i, 25p and 1280x720 50p.
2. Camera Profile (camera settings can be saved to and loaded from a memory card).
3. Additional 4x and 8x Expanded Focus magnification: (with user selectable focus area).
4. Selectable ISO or GAIN sensitivity display.
5. Selectable Focus indication in FEET or METERS (E-mount lens only).
6. Selectable Shutter indication as EXPOSURE TIME or SHUTTER ANGLE.
7. Added the following Aspect-Ratio markers: 2.35:1, 1.85:1 and 1.66:1.
8. Display ON/OFF button enables Zebra and/or Histogram overlay onto video output.
9. Compatible with the new A-Mount to E-Mount adaptor, model LA-EA2. One push Auto-IRIS and Continuous 15-point, Phase-Detection Auto-Focus operation with most Alpha A-Mount lenses is available. Lens metadata is displayed onscreen and stored real time to image file.

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Old November 17th, 2011, 10:15 AM   #14
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Re: Sony will release a firmware update to the NEX FS100

Sweet!

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Doug Jensen View Post
Here's the details.


Scheduled for early 2012. No cost. You will download package from FS100 webpage, connect PC to camera via USB and run user installable update.

Additional Camera Features (subject to change)

1. Added 50Hz recording system (PAL): 1920x1080 50p, 50i, 25p and 1280x720 50p.
2. Camera Profile (camera settings can be saved to and loaded from a memory card).
3. Additional 4x and 8x Expanded Focus magnification: (with user selectable focus area).
4. Selectable ISO or GAIN sensitivity display.
5. Selectable Focus indication in FEET or METERS (E-mount lens only).
6. Selectable Shutter indication as EXPOSURE TIME or SHUTTER ANGLE.
7. Added the following Aspect-Ratio markers: 2.35:1, 1.85:1 and 1.66:1.
8. Display ON/OFF button enables Zebra and/or Histogram overlay onto video output.
9. Compatible with the new A-Mount to E-Mount adaptor, model LA-EA2. One push Auto-IRIS and Continuous 15-point, Phase-Detection Auto-Focus operation with most Alpha A-Mount lenses is available. Lens metadata is displayed onscreen and stored real time to image file.

Mastering the Sony NEX-FS100 training DVD
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Old November 17th, 2011, 02:46 PM   #15
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Sony will release a firmware update to the NEX FS100

This is a copy of the Official Announcement regarding both the FS100 and the HXR-NX70U from Sony USA

AS always things are subject to change upon the final release

NEX-FS100U, NEX-FS100UK and HXR-NX70U Firmware Upgrade Programs.


Timing
Firmware upgrade programs of NEX-FS100U, NEX-FS100UK & HXR-NX70U are scheduled for early 2012.

Update Cost & Procedure
No cost: download package from FS100 webpage, connect PC to camera via USB and run user installable update. Optionally, the upgrade may be professionally installed by Sony Professional Service Depots (labor charges apply).

Additional Camera Features*

[For NEX-FS100U, NEX-FS100UK]
Added 50Hz recording system (PAL): 1920x1080 50p, 50i, 25p and 1280x720 50p.
Camera Profile (camera settings can be saved to and loaded from a memory card).
Additional 4x and 8x Expanded Focus magnification: (with user selectable focus area).
Selectable ISO or GAIN sensitivity display.
Selectable Focus indication in FEET or METERS (E-mount lens only).
Selectable Shutter indication as EXPOSURE TIME or SHUTTER ANGLE.
Added the following Aspect-Ratio markers: 2.35:1, 1.85:1 and 1.66:1.
Display ON/OFF button enables Zebra and/or Histogram overlay onto video output.
Compatible with the new A-Mount to E-Mount adaptor, model LA-EA2. One push Auto-IRIS and Continuous 15-point, Phase-Detection Auto-Focus operation with most Alpha A-Mount lenses is available. Lens metadata is displayed onscreen and stored real time to image file. 

[For HXR-NX70U]
Improvement of zoom rocker operation (Selectable zoom speed).
Dual Recording Mode enables simultaneous HD recording to its 96GB internal memory and memory card.
Added 1920x1080 30p and 1280x720 60p recording modes.
The EXPANDED FOCUS and HISTOGRAM buttons are now assignable keys.
Added Last Scene Review feature.
The Display ON/OFF button now also controls display of the Face Detection Box onto video output.
Display ON/OFF optionally overlays Zebra and/or Histogram display onto video output.

*Supported features and specifications may change before the actual update program release.

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