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Update: Sony PMW F5, F55 and AXSR5 Firmware 2.0 is Available

Posted by Andrea Keating on October 9, 2013

Sony’s PMW-F5, F55, and the AXS-R5 firmware version 2.0 is available for download now. This is the update F5, F55, and AXS-R5 video operators around the globe have been waiting for. The upgrade implements over thirty new features and enhancements. Some of these features include 2K Raw high frame rate (HFR) shooting up to 240fps (selectable from 120fps, 180fps and 240fps), as well as internal HD XAVC high frame rate shooting up to 120fps to SxS Pro+ cards. You are given the capability of recording 120fps at 2K Raw and XAVC HD simultaneously. Support for the new XQD memory card format has officially been added (via SxS to QXD adapter).




Version 2.0 adds a histogram, vectorscope and waveform monitor for the viewfinder and SDI outputs. False Color is also being introduced specifically for the DVF-EL100 OLED VF and the DVF-L700 viewfinder, monitor. Both the EL100 and the L700 will require a FREE firmware service update at a Sony service facility. The benefits of the False Color update are that it helps operators adjust exposure levels fast and easy. It’s works on S-Log2 Gamma (Custome Mode) or S-Log2 MLUT (Cine-El mode). Another useful enhancement is the rotary dial can now be used to adjust audio levels, Fuji Cabrio lens support, with IRIS control and record trigger functionality.




Earth Air Fire Water – Sony F55 240fps from Sony Professional USA on Vimeo.


Here is the full list of new features:


    • High Frame Rate (HFR) recording


    • Simultaneous recording XAVC HD and 2K Raw up to 120fps


    • 24.0p system frequency


    • XAVC 2048x1080p


    • Support for mount adapter LA-FZB1/FZB2


    • Direct setting items on the sub display are expanded


    • Additional displayed information on Sub display


    • Control EI value and MLUT On/Off on Sub display


    • S-Log2 is added as MLUT P4


    • Waveform, vector and histogram monitor on VF and SDI out


    • False color function on DVF-EL100 and DVF-L700 (more information coming soon)


    • User box marker


    • Focus Assist indicator


    • Flicker reduce function


    • All SDI outputs work simultaneously


    • SD signal from SDI3/4 and Test out


    • 3840x2160p output from SDI out and HDMI connector (F55 only)


    • Support for 2-sample interleave division method for 4K output (F55 only)


    • Rec Review function on SxS Memory


    • Support for Fujinon Cabrio lens series and Sony SCL-Z18x140 zoom lens


    • Support for user gamma


    • RGB gamma control independently


    • Support for new XQD memory card


    • Update Media function for the administrative file


    • Changeable forced menu display


    • Selectable pop-upped indication on VF and SDI OUT


    • Support for Chinese display


    • Improve a response of 700p protocol


    • ABB and APR on SStP recording mode


    • Change a default setting for SDI output format


    • Change a default setting for Lens Interface


    • Change a default setting of recording media on CineEI mode


    • Change an operation when selecting “AXS & SxS” and not inserting AXS Memory


    • Change an operation when selecting different color sampling and playback on SR File Codec


Sony Firmware Version 2.0 Upgrade Schedule











You can download the new firmware directly from the Sony Community website. Let us know which updates you are most excited about. Leave us a comment, or contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+. We would love to hear from you!

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