Insta360 has posted a massive feature update today for the Insta360 ONE R. It expands the camera’s capabilities with several new features to offer new shooting modes, speed up your workflow and improve image quality and colour. Today’s update also comes with two very big (constantly asked for) features, too. You can now use the Insta360 ONE R as a USB webcam, and you can also live stream 360° video to YouTube and Facebook.
Canon has received a lot of criticism over the Canon EOS R5‘s overheating issues, especially since it started to look as if the limitations were arbitrarily imposed by Canon and not based on actual temperatures. Well, now they seem to be addressing some of those issues with a new V1.1 firmware update.
Now, this certainly isn’t going to make everybody happy, as the benefits seem relatively minor, but it is at least an improvement. As well as extending the shooting times, the firmware fixes a few typos and corrects some bugs.
Canon has released new firmware for the Canon EOS R to add compatibility for their new 600mm f/11 STM, 800mm f/11 STM, RF 1.4x & RF 2.0x teleconverters and the new LP-E6NH battery. They say that “operation of playing back through the multi-function bar has been improved”, too. No other changes have been mentioned.
They’ve also released firmware updates for seven of their RF mount lenses to improve compatibility with the in-body image stabilization found in the new Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 mirrorless cameras for increased stability.
Fujifilm has released new firmware updates for the Fuji GFX 100, GFX 50S and GFX 50R cameras offering better image quality, autofocus performance (including better face and eye detection), new film simulations, better bracketing and more. The GFX100 also gains the ability to shoot 12-Bit ProRes RAW video externally to the Atomos Ninja V.
The new firmware is significant, and Fuji says that this is the biggest firmware update they’ve released for the GFX system. From the looks of the list of changes, it certainly seems like it. For many, they may feel like entirely new cameras – especially when it comes to their autofocus capabilities.
Sigma has released firmware 2.00 for the Sigma fp mirrorless camera. It’s a major firmware that adds some significant features to the camera, including external ProRes RAW recording to the Atomos Ninja V up to 120fps, as well as BRAW recording to the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G. It also now offers internal raw recording with 12Bit CinemaDNG at up to 30fps at 4K and 100fps at 1080p.
As well as all the new raw video options, the new firmware also brings cinemagraph creation and playback, HDR video, Zhiyun Weebill S connectivity, dual ISO (100 & 3200), and a bunch of other improvements and new features.
Recently, Panasonic announced that the Panasonic S1H mirrorless camera would receive a new firmware update on May 25th that would, amongst other things, add support for RAW over HDMI so that you could record 4K ProRes RAW to the Atomos Ninja V recorder. Well, it’s May 25th, the new firmware has dropped, but you can’t shoot ProRes RAW yet.
Panasonic and Atomos have released a joint statement stating that an “unforeseen technical issue” during the final round of beta testing requires a little more work. A release date for the updated update which includes ProRes RAW support will be released at a future unspecified day, at which point the new Atomos Ninja V AtomOS will be released, too.
Users of the Fujifilm X100V have been complaining about the camera automatically shutting down due to overheating. With the latest firmware update, Fujifilm has found a pretty unusual solution to solve this problem. Basically, you can now set the temperature limit yourself, so your camera will shut down at a temperature higher than standard.
Canon has just announced the latest firmware update for EOS R. If you’re a professional stop motion creator (or want to become one), this new firmware update is tailored for you. It’s compatible with Dragonframe stop motion animation software and designed to make stop motion animation easier, but it doesn’t come without some drawbacks either.
Atomos has announced that an update is coming for the Atomos Shogun 7 monitor recorder that adds ProRes RAW recording support when used with the Sony FX9 full-frame camcorder and XDCA-FX9 extension module. The FX9 is also soon to receive an update providing RAW video output over SDI in a variety of formats and frame rates. Initially, the Shogun 7 will offer ProRes RAW for 4K 60fps and 2K at up to 180 frames per second.
This new update expands the Shogun 7’s ability to record ProRes RAW from Sony cameras which already includes support for the FS7, FS7 II, FS5 and FS5 II. Unfortunately, though, it looks like FX9 shooters won’t get to try it until at least October.