NAB 2013 news: Sony release V1.12 firmware update for F5, F55 and R5

Anyone rocking a Sony F5 or F55 camcorder, or indeed their R5 external recorder, is being advised by Sony to download the latest firmware. V1.12 gives letter box video output and letter box SxS recording, FZ lens support, as well as a few bug fixes.

The update is available to download now from the Sony Community. Just as a quick note, if you are using the AXS-R5 external recorder, you will need to update firmware for both your recorder, and your Sony PMW-F5 or PMW-F55 camcorder to the same version. Here’s what you get in the firmware:

1. Letter Box Video Output

Regardless of 4K to HD Conv. SETTING, HD VIDEO OUTPUT aspect is always H-Fit (Letter Box) in Cine-EI Mode. In the next version, Sony will support switchable, Letter Box or Edge Crop.

2. Letter Box SxS Recording

Regardless of 4K to HD Conv. SETTING, simultaneous SxS recording aspect is always H-Fit (Letter Box) in Cine-EI Mode. In the next version, Sony will support switchable, Letter Box or Edge crop.

3. Temporary support for the SCL-Z18x140 lens

You can control now Sony FZ Zoom lens manually, with lens information such as values of iris, focus and zoom. Full support will be updated in later firmware.

4. Bug fixes

In XAVC HD S&Q mode on 51-60FPS, an occasional dropped frame problem occurred. Sony have fixed this but only on 60FPS for the time being. When you use the S&Q function, Sony ask you to avoid selecting 51-59FPS in this version. They will fix it completely in the next firmware. In XAVC HD S&Q mode and 29.97 system frequency, recording failure occurred after rebooting the power, but Sony have now fixed this.

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