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Rick L. Allen June 6th, 2013 05:23 PM

US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 finally posted. Sony | Micro Site XDCAM

Also Content Browser updated; http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/contentbrowser

Jack Zhang June 6th, 2013 05:28 PM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
Sony UK had these updates for quite a while. Also, 1.30 for the EX1R and EX1 is still not available on Sony US, only Sony UK.

Duane Dubiel June 6th, 2013 07:12 PM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
I personally contacted Sony USA and the updates where not released because of errors that they found. At that time, they where also pulled from the Sony Asia site. Anybody that jumped the gun on the early release should probably re-update, if that is possible, from the USA site.

Robin Probyn June 7th, 2013 04:23 AM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Rick L. Allen (Post 1798959)
US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 finally posted. Sony | Micro Site XDCAM

Also Content Browser updated; Sony Creative Software - Download: Content Browser 2.0

Cant get the up date to down load to my mac.. tried 3 times.. has worked before from the same site..??

Dave Sperling June 7th, 2013 08:29 AM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
"Cant get the up date to down load to my mac.. tried 3 times.. has worked before from the same site..??"

Have you tried a different browser? Are you using IE, Chrome or FireFox? (all of which should work fine -- Safari often seems to have problems, so use something other than that.)

Robin Probyn June 7th, 2013 09:04 AM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
Thanks.. yes using Safari.. but it did work before.. and for browser and UDF driver.. I only have safari ..
I read the notes and actually there isnt anything in this up grade that I need.. should I update anyway ?

Robin Probyn June 10th, 2013 06:01 AM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dave Sperling (Post 1799052)
"Cant get the up date to down load to my mac.. tried 3 times.. has worked before from the same site..??"

Have you tried a different browser? Are you using IE, Chrome or FireFox? (all of which should work fine -- Safari often seems to have problems, so use something other than that.)

Just tried Chrome.. no cigar WTF.. very odd .. ??

Robin Probyn June 10th, 2013 06:18 AM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
update

down loaded fine with safari from the UK site ...

thanks

Ashley Gasper June 16th, 2013 11:47 AM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
If the Sony Asia firmware update had errors how would you uninstall and re-install the US version of the update?

Kevin Langdon June 18th, 2013 02:25 PM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
Apologies for being a bit thick, but I've not had to carry out a firmware update as yet. The manual doesn't give any hints either which is unfortunate.

So, I downloaded the update from Sony. Dropped it onto my SDHC card via the express card adaptor on my laptop. But when I put it into the camera (PMW 500) and nothing happened.

So, obviously I'm doing something wrong. Can updates be downloaded to an SDHC card or does it have to be a SxS card? Or is there something else?

The latest 1.4 binary update doesn't have anything that'll I'll use at the moment, so not too worried. But will need to know how to do it at some point when an update will be useful.

Tips and hints welcomed. I originally thought I'd only have to connect the camera to the lapto via its USB slot but read somewhere it has to be downloaded to a card.

Also, anyone using the wifi adaptor and, if so, is it any good and/or a worthwhile upgrade??

Many thanks

Robin Probyn June 18th, 2013 03:43 PM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
Down load to SXS card.There is a "how to" PDF that comes with the down load.But it appears when they say flip up the VF (to see the phase info) they mean the side LCD screen..
I was advised my Sony to up grade anyway.. even if you are not using the latest features

Galen Rath June 19th, 2013 05:10 PM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Duane Dubiel (Post 1798969)
I personally contacted Sony USA and the updates where not released because of errors that they found. At that time, they where also pulled from the Sony Asia site. Anybody that jumped the gun on the early release should probably re-update, if that is possible, from the USA site.

I had no troubles noted with the Sony Asia site. Isn't this a universal worldwide camera? One firmware update for all cameras worldwide? If there is a new firmware release, even if correcting a few errors, it would have to be given a new number.

Duane Dubiel June 19th, 2013 07:42 PM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
Again, I took the time to call, because it was pulled from the Asia site and wasn't available. This was a while ago. I then called the Sony USA and said they found some errors and they where being fixed and that is why it was available from the Asia site at that time and wasn't being released on the USA site. What errors, I don't know. Why the version number isn't changed, I don't know? I guess if you want answers, contact Sony.

Someone told me not to jump the gun on downloading new updates until they are released here in the US by the USA Sony site, because they look over the downloads carefully for errors. It seems to be what happened, or what I was told over the phone.

Jack Zhang June 20th, 2013 03:44 AM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Kevin Langdon (Post 1800940)
Apologies for being a bit thick, but I've not had to carry out a firmware update as yet. The manual doesn't give any hints either which is unfortunate.

So, I downloaded the update from Sony. Dropped it onto my SDHC card via the express card adaptor on my laptop. But when I put it into the camera (PMW 500) and nothing happened.

So, obviously I'm doing something wrong. Can updates be downloaded to an SDHC card or does it have to be a SxS card? Or is there something else?

The latest 1.4 binary update doesn't have anything that'll I'll use at the moment, so not too worried. But will need to know how to do it at some point when an update will be useful.

Tips and hints welcomed. I originally thought I'd only have to connect the camera to the lapto via its USB slot but read somewhere it has to be downloaded to a card.

Also, anyone using the wifi adaptor and, if so, is it any good and/or a worthwhile upgrade??

Many thanks

Drop the Update .BIN in the /PRIVATE/SONY/ folder. Not the root of the card.

Kevin Langdon June 21st, 2013 04:46 AM

Re: US Updates for PMW-100/160/200/500 Posted
 
Sorry, not sure what you mean. The update is in a folder which is currently sitting in the Downloads section on My Computer.


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