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Old December 30th, 2012, 10:54 AM   #1
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New 4444 PIX 240 firmware and the FS700

Sound Device has just released a Free firmware upgrade:
12-bit, 4:4:4 capability and adds Apple ProRes 4444 recording from video sources over 3G-SDI.
The firmware works with the Arri Alexa, Canon C500 and Sony F3...

Will it work the Sony FS700?

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Old December 30th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Re: New 4444 PIX 240 firmware and the FS700

You can certainly use the new codec with the FS700 but there is no benefit since the FS700 outputs only 4:2:2 @ 8bit.
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Old December 30th, 2012, 01:00 PM   #3
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Re: New 4444 PIX 240 firmware and the FS700

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You can certainly use the new codec with the FS700 but there is no benefit since the FS700 outputs only 4:2:2 @ 8bit.
Thanks for answering Chris...
Will this be the same case of 4:2:2 @ 8bit, with the future Sony releases of their 4K recorder for the FS700?
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Re: New 4444 PIX 240 firmware and the FS700

No that will be a whole different animal. When the firmware update comes out for the 4k recording it will be 12bit RAW.

Unfortunately it will be very unlikely the PIX240 will be able to record that signal.
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Re: New 4444 PIX 240 firmware and the FS700

[QUOTE=Bill Kerrigan;1770250]Sound Device has just released a Free firmware upgrade:
12-bit, 4:4:4 capability and adds Apple ProRes 4444 recording from video sources over 3G-SDI.
The firmware works with the Arri Alexa, Canon C500 and Sony F3...

Will it work the Sony FS700?

While 4:4:4 capability may be lost on the FS700 I'm wondering if the 3G connectivity means that, with the new firmware, the Pix240 can now record the 1080P/60P SDI output of the FS700 in Super SloMo mode. Can anyone confirm this?

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Old February 19th, 2013, 11:35 AM   #6
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Re: New 4444 PIX 240 firmware and the FS700

I can confirm that it can not record the 60p signal from the FS700.

Whether it will be able to record the RAW signal remains to be seen.
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