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Old June 3rd, 2011, 06:21 AM   #16
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Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully we can find out more about the issue soon.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 07:15 AM   #17
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I don't own any MxM adapters, but my Hoodman and Sony adapters (SD and Memory Stick versions) all function normally using any of my Hoodman, Sony, and SanDisk cards.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 07:15 AM   #18
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Have you tried a new "format" in camera once they are mounted?

Just downloaded the new firmware , I have older cards and new Hoodmans to test. Hate to loose the functionality of those cards. Sony has their version as well, which I do not have, wonder if those are having issues.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 07:56 AM   #19
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I don't have any SxS cards, just the Sony MEAD adaptor and Sandisk SD cards. The firmware WILL NOT upgrade with SD cards and the SxS adaptor. I just ordered a new 32gb SxS card but won't get it for a week. :(
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 08:33 AM   #20
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Just did the update and I can confirm the following cards (pictured here) work with the upgrade.

I did do the upgrade with a Sony SxS 8GB card with sucess.

Did not get the S&Q knob working with the menus, I thought this was the case with the 1.1 upgrade. What am I missing? Hold down the cancel button then press the down the S&Q button to enable the S&Q button. Repeat the above action to disable so that it is a S&Q button, one or the other. Thank you Doug Jensen for that!
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 09:35 AM   #21
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Re: Firmware 1.1 and S-log available June 1

thats crazy sony lists a sdhc card reader as one of it's accessories for use with the camera. i wonder if those still work...
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:16 AM   #22
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:41 AM   #23
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thats crazy sony lists a sdhc card reader as one of it's accessories for use with the camera. i wonder if those still work...
I have a sony card adapter at home but am somewhat concerned about discovering the answer to that question.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:47 AM   #24
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Banged off a couple of clips on my now ancient SDHC/adapter combos using the Delkin and Kensington adapters with Sandisk UltraII Class 4 16GB cards. They worked as per usual
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 11:54 AM   #25
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A point that is worth underscoring about the firmware upgrade process is the 3 stage process it goes through with the second stage giving little indication that the upgrade is actually working.

Here is what happens.... When you start the upgrade process with the "PMW-EX3_1.15_1151.f.bin" file on the root of your Sony SxS card and once you hit "execute" when in the "Version Up" setting menu, you will be led through what Sony defines as a 3 stage process. During stages one and three you will see an indication on the flip out LCD that everything is proceeding with a seconds elapsed display, however, during the 2nd phase which lasts 5 minutes the screen is black. However, if you look you will see the record tally light is on the rear of the camera giving you an indication that things are proceeding.

Just mentioning this in case someone panics when the LCD screen goes black during the 2nd phase of the firmware update process.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 01:20 PM   #26
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fwiw,

I just called my local sony dealer and was told the CBKRGB01 upgrade is $4,024.00 cdn.
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 05:46 PM   #27
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3680.00 here in the US
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 07:24 PM   #28
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Re: Firmware 1.1 and S-log available June 1

Seems some adaptors work, other don't. This is the specific one I have that does not work properly any longer.

MXML SDXC Adapter for Sony XDCAM EX CAMERA with case - (MXML16) - MXM Express

Using with these SDHC cards.

http://mxmexpress.com/product.php?id_product=32
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Old June 3rd, 2011, 08:31 PM   #29
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Seems the issue is with MxM adapters and/or their memory. I suspect it is the adapter as the memory is not even seen by the camera.

I recall one of these card manufacturer/resellers having so bum lots or ones with a problem chipset and sending out replacements to people who bought the early revisions of their cards. Someone with the MxM cards should check with them to see what they say about it.
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thats crazy sony lists a sdhc card reader as one of it's accessories for use with the camera. i wonder if those still work...
Not really very crazy that a firmware update might inadvertently adversely affect a 3rd party adapter designed to work with an earlier camera (EX1/EX3) with older firmware.

I would assume the firmware was tested against the Sony MEAD-SD01, as that's Sony's official adapter.

Seeing as the Sony adapter only costs between $125 to $175, depend on the vendor, it's really not very outrageously priced for professional work. Granted, a Hoodman adapter only costs $50.
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