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Old February 27th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #1
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Upgrading EX1 Firmware - NOT User Upgradeable Anymore?

I went to download new firmware for my EX1 and EX3 last weekend, but Sony doesn't let you download it. I thought that Sony had changed it so we can download and upgrade the firmware ourselves.

I must upgrade my EX1 within the next 2 weeks so I can use a new 64GB 1A card whereas my 32GB 1A card is being used in my EX3 in addition to 4 16GB SxS cards. However, I guess that if I absolutely must, I can always use my nanoFlash for extended recording times.

Are we forced to have Sony perform the upgrade now or what?

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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Re: Upgrading EX1 Firmware - NOT User Upgradeable Anymore?

Uh, are you sure?

I downloaded and updated my EX1 only a couple of weeks ago. Got the firmware from the Sony Europe site.

Sony | Micro Site XDCAM EX

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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Go to your link and click the download and you will see what I have seen - it opens up to a PDF stating that you must contact Sony for firmware upgrades.

Aha. I just went thru the UK Sony site and just downloaded the firmware upgrade.

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Old February 28th, 2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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Blimey, so it does. Sorry about that!
EDIT: Oh, our posts crossed! Glad you managed it! For others:

Try this one:
Sony Support Centre

Put in PWM-EX1, click search, and then on the results page choose EX1 or EX1R as appropriate, then choose the software/drivers tab and the firmwares are all listed there, called "Binary Package".
You have to register (if you haven't before) but I just tried downloading 1.26 for the EX1 and I got the firmware, not a .pdf.

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Old March 8th, 2012, 05:06 AM   #5
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"No Matching Models Found".
That is what i get...
Why?
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