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Old November 22nd, 2011, 04:16 PM   #1
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Firmware v 1.2 for PMW-F3 is now available

Fresh off the CineAlta twitter feed, the freshly minted version 1.2 firmware for the Sony PMW-F3 is now available from here...

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 04:25 PM   #2
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Re: Firmware v 1.2 for PMW-F3 is now available

You beat me too it! But I was the first one to post on the other board.

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Old November 22nd, 2011, 11:48 PM   #3
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Re: Firmware v 1.2 for PMW-F3 is now available

Only noticed a couple of things so far with V1.2 (as I'm not very proficient with S-Log.) Powering up takes a little longer but the looping scroll function is very welcome.
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Old November 23rd, 2011, 04:42 AM   #4
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Re: Firmware v 1.2 for PMW-F3 is now available

EI = electronic indexing is only enabled when S-Log is running and Preset whites (from what I see they work with S-Log again) but the other upgrades apply even without S-Log. These include:

3D Link
Power zoom lens
Reading ARRI lens data
Offset adjustment for preset white (R/B channels) for preset white (3200k) - I have no idea what that means yet. Any comments?
On/Off of the Rec2 indication
*Menu scrolling improved
*Monitor LUT data can be added to the clip for storage
*The Histogram is improved.

* These are the biggies for everyone IMO.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 06:22 PM   #5
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Re: Firmware v 1.2 for PMW-F3 is now available

The last time I did a firmware upgrade it caused me some pretty major headaches with my Hoodman SxS adapters no longer working. Can someone confirm that I won't need to send my SxS adapters back to Hoodman again.

It was a major headache to deal with this last time.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #6
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I don't know about the Hoodman, but the MxR adapters work just fine with the new firmware. Of course they worked vine with v1.1 too.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 10:39 PM   #7
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I have Hoodman, MxM, Sonnet and original Kensington SD adapters. All are working in 1.2

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Old December 3rd, 2011, 09:36 AM   #8
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Hoodman works OK. Boot time for the camera has gone from 5 to 11 seconds... no big deal.
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