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.
A number of Nikon D780 users have posted online to various online platforms about memory card errors they’ve experienced since the camera’s release a couple of months ago. Nikon has issued a firmware update to correct “an issue that sometimes prevented use of certain SD memory cards”, although they haven’t gone really into any detail beyond that.
Panasonic recently announced that the new firmware to add ProRes RAW support to the Panasonic S1H mirrorless camera is coming on May 25th. They’ve now posted a teaser video for an upcoming film showing off some of the footage shot using the S1H with an early version of the new 2.0 firmware.
In what is a surprise move amongst the recent trend of paid upgrades for cameras to add more video capabilities, Panasonic has announced that the new firmware update for the Panasonic S1H mirrorless camera, which adds ProRes RAW support over HDMI, will be released completely free of charge. And it’s coming next month, on May 25th.
Along with new RAW output support, comes enhanced functionality for video, autofocus and various other features as well as general improvements and boosted performance.
One of the big issues for many photographers when it comes to mirrorless cameras is keeping that sensor clean – particularly when cleaning lenses. With DSLRs it’s easy. When they’re not actively taking a shot, the shutter is closed up tight and the mirror’s flipped down. With mirrorless, on the other hand, the sensor is often completely exposed.
This was a problem with the Sony A9 II, but now a new v2.00 firmware update fixes that, by letting you close the shutter when turning off the camera. The new update also includes features to reduce flickering from artificial light sources, improved Remote Camera Tool functionality, improved Face/Eye Priority AF features and various other functions.
Canon not letting all of their cameras shoot 24p video in all resolutions has been a big problem for a lot of people, and it’s put many people off adding certain Canon cameras to their collection. Or, they’ve got one but had to deal with clunky framerate conversion workarounds. Fortunately, Canon seems to have woken up to this, having recently committed to adding it to the EOS RP, G7X Mark III, EOS 90D and various other cameras via firmware updates.
One of those other cameras is the EOS M6 Mark II. And now, Canon has announced the release of the Canon EOS M6 Mark II firmware version 1.1.0 to add this capability – along with a few bugfixes.
We’ve been fans of the Feelworld F6 Plus here at DIYP for a while. It’s a great monitor for what it costs, offering a 1080p IPS touchscreen display, LUTs and 4K HDMI support. We first saw it a year ago at NAB 2019 in Las Vegas. I finally got my hands on one about six months ago and posted my complete review back in November. Or at least, it was complete then. Now, that review is a little incomplete. So, let’s call this Review Part 1.5.
Two of the things I mentioned in my review that the Feelworld F6 Plus was lacking were a waveform and a vectorscope. Well, it looks like Feelworld has listened because a recently released firmware has just added both of those features to this inexpensive monitor. This might just make it the best value on-camera monitor on the market today.
Sigma was expected to make some big announcements during the cancelled CP+ event last month. Initially, it was suspected that it might be the company’s long-awaited L mount Foveon camera, but those hopes were soon dashed. Sigma hasn’t forgotten about their Bayer sensor L mount camera, though, the Sigma fp.
A new Version 2.00 firmware update for the Sigma fp has been announced and will be released at some point during “summer 2020” (they haven’t gotten any more specific than this yet). The update promises to add some cool new features including 120fps CinemaDNG RAW, cinemagraph and HDR shooting, amongst others.