Firmware updates? at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds
Sony PMW-300, PXW-X200, PXW-X180 (back to EX3 & EX1) recording to SxS flash memory.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old December 22nd, 2009, 10:51 PM   #1
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: near Austin
Posts: 247
Firmware updates?

Hi

Just got EX1R, wondered how to update the firmware when there is new firmware and how does one know when it's available? Does Sony send email alerts or do you have to just often look for an update? And which site exactly?

Also, where can I download XDcam log and transfer? Do I really need to or can I just import via FCP7's log and transfer?

Thanks
K
Kent Beeson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2009, 12:53 AM   #2
Trustee
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Coronado Island
Posts: 1,452
Kent
You are most likely to hear soonest of a firmware update on this site. Definitely Sony will NOT notify you.
Even worse, unless they change their policy, you will have to take the camera to an authorized Sony service center and pay for the firmware update.
There is no technical reason that I know of that the updates cannot be released online, and performed by the owner, but they haven't allowed this yet.
__________________
Bob
Robert Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2009, 01:41 AM   #3
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Bracknell, Berkshire, UK
Posts: 4,957
While sony dont tell you there is an update with the EX1R you will be able to do the update yourself. There is a Firmware Up option in the menu. You put the firmware on an SxS card and the camera will do the rest.

I have been told that user updates will also be made available for the original EX1 and EX3, but don't know when this will happen.
__________________
Alister Chapman, Film-Maker/Stormchaser http://www.xdcam-user.com/alisters-blog/ My XDCAM site and blog. http://www.hurricane-rig.com
Alister Chapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 23rd, 2009, 03:10 PM   #4
Trustee
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Coronado Island
Posts: 1,452
Great news indeed!
Another reason to trade in for the R model.
__________________
Bob
Robert Young is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2009, 04:43 AM   #5
Major Player
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 604
[QUOTE=Kent Beeson;1463666]Hi

Also, where can I download XDcam log and transfer? Do I really need to or can I just import via FCP7's log and transfer?

Try sony Canada: -
Sony of Canada E-support
Alastair Traill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old December 24th, 2009, 10:55 AM   #6
Major Player
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: near Austin
Posts: 247
Thanks for the link re: log and transfer - so what is this download (see pic below) and do EX1R owners need it?
Attached Thumbnails
Firmware updates?-screen-shot-2009-12-24-8.51.28-am.png  
Kent Beeson is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > Sony XAVC / XDCAM / NXCAM / AVCHD / HDV / DV Camera Systems > Sony XDCAM EX Pro Handhelds

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:21 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network