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Old June 10th, 2014, 01:23 AM   #31
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Re: Sony releases PMW-300 firmware v1.20

Was this in XAVC mode?

Mine has got noticeably warm after all day use recently (which also - very briefly - involved filming inside huge walk-in industrial ovens in a factory!), judging by the warm air coming out of the top vent cover. But that was in 50Mbps mode.

Never seen a high temp warning though - at least not yet - but then it rarely gets hot in England! (nicely warm at the moment though).
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Old June 10th, 2014, 05:20 AM   #32
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Re: Sony releases PMW-300 firmware v1.20

Just updated my firmware to v1.20. Takes some time for it to go through phase 1 and 2.

Sun's out so off to shoot some test clips about town to see that everything is still how I want it - I seem to remember that sometimes a new camera firmware can wipe any user settings/tweaks (like when I recently upgraded my C100) - but so far I think this one has not.

I doubt I'll try shooting XAVC just yet (as my current main editor CS6 does not support it - but I may be moving to CC and FCPX in a couple of months when I plan to get a new Mac Pro).

BTW mods. There seems to be no less than 3 threads on PMW-300 firmware in various sub-sections within this part of the forum. Maybe some consolidation is needed?
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Old June 10th, 2014, 06:00 AM   #33
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Thanks Andy that is good news.

XAVC is great I have been using it on the F55 since last Nov.

Be careful with PP CC and a new Mac Pro if the OS is still 10.9.3. This is a major bug that crashes PP CC often and locks the machine up. But in a few months I sure hope that is solved. Ah, the bleeding edge.
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Old June 10th, 2014, 07:53 AM   #34
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Re: Sony releases PMW-300 firmware v1.20

Thanks for the tips Paul.

For those that don't know, after this firmware update you have THREE options in the Menu>Others>System settings:

UDF
exFAT
FAT

XAVC option is available in the exFAT area (after a reboot, once selected). It will also then ask you to reformat any SxS-1, SxS-Pro etc. cards in the camera - if they were formatted in one of the other options of course.
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Old June 10th, 2014, 08:03 AM   #35
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Good point showing where it is Andy,

I tell you once you try XAVC you will not go back. Really nice to edit and the 10 bit is worth it.
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Old June 10th, 2014, 08:31 AM   #36
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I can't remember if I put my test file in to CS6 Premiere Pro or not. It definitely plays back on my computer, though.

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Old June 10th, 2014, 09:08 AM   #37
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Re: Sony releases PMW-300 firmware v1.20

No it was in 50 mbps mode, and yeah we were in Las Vegas which was very hot yesterday.





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Was this in XAVC mode?

Mine has got noticeably warm after all day use recently (which also - very briefly - involved filming inside huge walk-in industrial ovens in a factory!), judging by the warm air coming out of the top vent cover. But that was in 50Mbps mode.

Never seen a high temp warning though - at least not yet - but then it rarely gets hot in England! (nicely warm at the moment though).
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Old June 10th, 2014, 09:35 AM   #38
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Thanks for the updated info Brent. Let's hope you don't see that warning too often!

Andrew, everything I've read tells me XAVC is not natively supported in CS6 (although some 3rd party pug-ins might support it) but XAVC is supported in CC.
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Old June 10th, 2014, 10:05 AM   #39
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Sodding Adobe!

Just recorded an XAVC file and placed it in to Premiere CS6 ... lovely shade of green.

So ... it doesn't work in this version. Drat.

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Old June 10th, 2014, 11:18 AM   #40
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Is there a PDF that goes with this in English for directions? Just want to double check?
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Old June 10th, 2014, 11:31 AM   #41
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Yes, it's within the compressed file set that you download and unzip.

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Old June 10th, 2014, 11:37 AM   #42
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Thanks Andrew I missed it thinking English was not there. I really have to stop working on three computers at one time.
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Old June 10th, 2014, 02:59 PM   #43
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Easy update thanks for the help.

1/2" Canon KH10ex3.6 lens just arrived will be a nice match for the PMW-300
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Old June 11th, 2014, 09:24 AM   #44
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The update is now on the Sony US site. I downloaded the file, but haven't installed it yet.
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Old June 12th, 2014, 02:23 PM   #45
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So...
I downloaded the zip file.
Now what?
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