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Fujifilm: Updated Software ‘RAW File Converter EX 2.0 Powered by SILKYPIX’ (Ver.4.1.1.0) with Film Simulation Support for All X Series Cameras: Download Now at No Cost

Wed May 27, 2015

"Evolve" from D-SLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) Camera to CSC (Compact System Camera) - Fujifilm X Series Cameras: Courtesy of Fujifilm

“Evolve” from D-SLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) Camera to CSC (Compact System Camera) – Fujifilm X Series Cameras: Courtesy of Fujifilm

This is an update to the previous blog, Fujifilm: New RAW File Converter EX 2.0 with Film Simulation Support for X Series Cameras: Download at No Cost From Feb.26, 2015 (Ver.4.1.0.0).

The previous software update Ver.4.1.0.0 incorporates the following issues:

Now, the new software update Ver.4.1.1.0 incorporates the following issues:

Please note that an update will be made on 18 June 2015 which will offer support for Fujifilm X-T10 camera.

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Fujifilm X Series Cameras - "Times change. Things evolve!" - Courtesy of Fujifilm

Fujifilm X Series Cameras – “Times change. Things evolve!” – Courtesy of Fujifilm

PRESS RELEASE

Fujifilm RAW file converter with Film Simulation support is now compatible with all X series cameras

18.05.2015

Fujifilm Corporation is pleased to announce that the Film Simulation capable RAW conversion software “RAW FILE CONVERTER EX 2.0 powered by SILKYPIX (Ver.4.1.1.0)” now allows users to convert RAW images taken on all FUJIFILM X series cameras using Fujifilm’s renowned Film Simulation modes.
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Firmware Updates

Fujifilm: Firmware Ver. 4.00 for X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition Will be Posted in Late June 2015: New Auto Focus System Has Advanced Technologies for X-T10 and XT-1 Cameras

Mon May 25, 2015

This is an update to the previous blog, Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update V.4.00 Substantially Improves Moving Subject Autofocus & Adds Auto Macro Mode: Available @ No Cost in Late June 2015.

The following video presents FUJIFILM X-T1 & X-T10 New Auto Focus System / FUJIFILM:

The new AF system in the FUJIFILM X-T1(with Firmware Ver. 4.00) and X-T10 adds Zone and Wide/Tracking options to the existing 49-point Single Point mode. This improves focus performance when shooting moving subjects and helps you to capture perfect photos when the subject is moving across the 77-point AF area.

 Fujifilm X-T10, silver

Fujifilm X-T10, silver

FUJIFILM X-T10 camera already has the Advanced new autofocus (AF) system.

Firmware Ver. 4.00 for FUJIFILM X-T1 and FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition will be posted in late June 2015.

Fujifilm X-T1

Fujifilm X-T1

FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

  • X-T1 cameras with Firmware Ver. 4.00, and X-T10 camera showcase a great improvement in Autofocus (AF) function. Among the enhancement, Wide Tracking is perhaps the one that many are eager to test.

Here are the key highlights of the upcoming firmware update.

Fujifilm: Intelligent Hybrid AF combines on-sensor phase detection AF with contrast AF to improve focus even in low light conditions or on low contrast subjects.

Fujifilm: Intelligent Hybrid AF combines on-sensor phase detection AF with contrast AF to improve focus even in low light conditions or on low contrast subjects.


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Firmware Updates

Panasonic Professional Cameras VariCam 35 4K & Varicam HS: Firmware Ver. 3.01-00-0.02 for Workflow/Video Updates May 14, 2015

Sun May 24, 2015

The following video presents An exploration in 4K with the VariCam 35 from Varicam on Vimeo.

The beautiful World Heritage sites in Turkey – “Historic Areas of Istanbul”, “Goreme National Park and the Rock Sites of Cappadocia”, and “Hierapolic-Pamukkale” were captured with the Panasonic professional 4K camera, VariCam 35. This video introduces behind the scenes highlights during the shooting. Through the interviews of a Varicam 35 developer and users, you will get to know the features of the VariCam 35.

Watch aslo Captured on VariCam 35: “Timeless legacies of light, shadows, and flowing water” at vimeo.com/127797148

Panasonic recently released the Firmware Ver.3.01-00-0.02 for both VariCam 35 4K professional camera and Varicam HS professional camera on May 14, 2015, for improvements in workflow and video editing.

VariCam Software (Firmware) Update

  • Last Update: May 14, 2015
  • Model: AU-V35C1G, AU-V23HS1G, AU-VREC1G
    AU-VCVF1
  • Registered Name/Size: VSI6060J / 139MB
    Expected Time for Update Approx. 60min

Firmware Ver 3.01-00-0.xx
CAMERA(35):3.01-00-0.02
   CAMERA(HS):3.01-00-0.02
   RECORDER  :3.01-00-0.10
Firmware Viewfinder
AU-VCVF1    :1.06-00-0.00 (VSI6043F)

The following functions are added:
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Firmware Updates

Panasonic AJ-PX270 Camcorder Firmware Update Ver.27.73-: Enhanced Network Functions Include FTP Transfer for P2 Cast & Streaming for LiveU: May 20, 2015 (JST)

Sat May 23, 2015

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

Panasonic AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld camcorder

This video presents Discover Panasonic’s Compact AJ PX270 Camcorder.

Panasonic released the AJ-PX270 P2 HD handheld professional camcorder Firmware Update Ver.27.73- on May 20, 2015 (JST).

AJ-PX270 series Software (Firmware) Update

  • Last Update: May 20, 2015.
  • Model: AJ-PX270 series, AJ-PX298MC, AJ-PX285MC.
  • Registered Name/Size: VSI5951J / 48.9MByte.

New features
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Firmware Updates

Samsung: New Firmware Ver.1.30 (May 18, 2015) for NX1 Camera is Now Available: Updates Include Improved FHD Video Recording, Enhanced AF Performance, Supports Tizen OS TV Connection

Fri May 22, 2015

NX1-front-600

The following video presents [Samsung SMART CAMERA NX1] Official Introduction:

There’s never been a compact system camera like this. Powered by the DRIMe V Image Processor, the NX1 is the world’s fastest and most accurate in the APS-C sensor category. It’s a natural born speedster equipped with Auto Focus -AF- System III with 205 Phase Detection AF points, an incredibly fast AF speed of 55ms and 15fps continuous AF shooting capabilities. The 28MP BSI APS-C Sensor ensures that every shot you take is of superb image quality. Videos are recorded in 4K UHD capturing your world in the finest detail.

Samsung Nx1: Firmware 1.30 Update

Samsung Nx1: Firmware 1.30 Update

NX1 Firmware Ver.1.30 is Now Available for Download

Firmware File (Firmware) ver.1.30 – All OS (MULTI LANGUAGE, 291.45 MB)

May 18, 2015

Samsung recently released the new Firmware 1.3 for the NX1 camera, which includes the following updates:

Video recording

  • Sensor reads larger data size, resulting in improved FHD quality – up to 60P (not for Slow Movie).
  • Time code added features: Rec Run option is added.
  • “1920×1080 (120)” setting in the Movie Size Menu for easy access.
  • Auto Mic Control On/Off.
  • Histogram & Digital Level are displayed during standby / recording mode.
  • Capture individual 4K frame forward & backward with precision: Embedded EXIF data in jpeg.
  • Added NEW MF Responsiveness mode: Capable of setting to Low, Medium, High focus angle in manual focus mode.
  • Remains in Stand By mode after recording.

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Firmware Updates

Olympus: New Firmware Version 3.1 for OM-D E-M1 and Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II: Underwater Picture Mode for Both; LV Boost II – Assists Vision in Starscape Photography for E-M1: To Be Available June 16, 2015

Thu May 21, 2015

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Olympus recently informed us that the new firmware updates for OM-D E-M1 and E-M5 Mark II will become available June 16, 2015.

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Key Features of OM-D E-M1 Firmware Version 3.1

  • LV Boost II: assists vision in starscape photography.
    • LV Boost II which lets you display the Live View five EV steps brighter than the current LV Boost I, making it much easier to compose shots and confirm focus of darker scenes such as starscapes.
  • Underwater Picture Mode: provides vivid colours and beautiful reproduction of blues for underwater photography.

In addition, Underwater Picture Mode has been added, which, when combined with Underwater White Balance, adjusts settings for perfect underwater shots no matter what PASM shooting mode you are in.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Key Feature of E-M5 Mark II Firmware Version 1.2
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Firmware Updates

Olympus: New Firmware Version 3.1 for OM-D E-M1 (Micro Four Thirds System Standard Compliant) and Version 1.2 for OM-D E-M5 Mark II: Available in June 2015

Sun May 17, 2015

The following video presents Olympus OM-D E-M1:

Move into a New World with the Flagship Olympus OM-D E-M1 Compact System Camera. Olympus’ new E-M1 compact system camera combines the highest in imaging performance, durability and powerful EVF for an immersive photographic experience.

Dual FAST AF Technology allows users of both the Four Thirds and micro Four Thirds systems to use their lenses at their maximum performance. Wi-Fi functionality allows users to share images, wirelessly control their camera and have Live View streamed to their smart phone or tablet

This is an update to these previous blogs:

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Also available in June, Olympus announced the latest firmware Version 3.1 for the Olympus OM-D E-M1 (Micro Four Thirds System standard compliant) and Version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M5 Mark II.

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus OM-D E-M1’s Firmware Version 3.1

To further underwater shooting ability, Olympus announced a dedicated underwater case for E-M1, the PT-EP11, withstanding water pressure to a depth of 45m.
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Advisories, Firmware Updates

Canon: New Firmware Version 1.0.4 for EOS 7D Mark II Camera: Available Now to Incorporate Five Fixes

Fri May 15, 2015

The following video presents Taking advantage of the Broad AF Coverage in the Canon EOS 7D Mark II:

Learn how to use the features and functions of the EOS 7D Mark II in these instructional tutorials, hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center Technical Advisor, Rudy Winston.

In this video, Rudy shows how to fully take advantage of the EOS 7D Mark II’s broad auto focus coverage.

Firmware Notice: EOS 7D Mark II: Firmware Version 1.0.4
Date: 05-12-15

Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes:

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM


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Firmware Updates

Fujifilm X-T1 Firmware Update V.4.00 Substantially Improves Moving Subject Autofocus & Adds Auto Macro Mode: Available @ No Cost in Late June 2015

Mon May 11, 2015

FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition

The following video presents The new Fujifilm X-T1 interchangeable lens camera:

A premium interchangeable lens camera, the X-T1 features evolved SLR-style handling, mechanical dials and weather-resistance (when paired with a weather resistant X mount lens), together with all the benefits of an X-Series camera, such as compact size, excellent mobility and high-speed performance.

Fujifilm has announced new Firmware Update V.4.00 for the FUJIFILM X-T1 that improves the latter’s autofocus performance, especially when tracking moving subjects. The firmware update adds new Zone and Wide/Tracking modes which use 77 autofocus points across a wider area to substantially improve the camera’s ability to track and capture moving subjects.

The Zone mode allows users to choose a 3×3, 3×5 or 5×5 zone from the 77-point auto focus area and the camera continues tracking a subject in the selected zone when using AF-C continuous focusing mode. The 3×3 and 3×5 zones at the center use the sensor’s built-in phase detection pixels.

The Wide/Tracking mode allows you to maintain focus on a subject that moves vertically, horizontally, and back and forth across the entire 77-point AF area.

Other improvements include Auto Macro Mode that automatically switches the camera into the Macro mode, thus freeing the Macro function assigned to the Macro Button and allowing you to assign a different function to that button; phase detection pixels increased sensitivity from 2.5EV to 0.5EV; AF improvement in Movie mode; and, Eye Detection auto focus.

The FUJIFILM X-T1 firmware will be available for FREE in late June.

The following video presents FUJIFILM X-T1 New Auto Focus System / FUJIFILM:

Firmware Ver.4.00 for FUJIFILM X-T1 features new AF system with Zone and Wide/Tracking modes for effortless capture of moving subjects

PRESS RELEASE

FUJIFILM ANNOUNCES NEW FIRMWARE UPDATE FOR THE X-T1

New firmware V.4.00 delivers advanced autofocus system for superior performance, along with several key upgrades

Valhalla, N.Y., May 11, 2015FUJIFILM North America Corporation announced a major new Firmware Update V.4.00 for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition that features an advanced autofocus system for incredible performance when shooting moving subjects and exciting action scenes. Users will also experience improved auto focus accuracy for still images and video, Eye Detection, enhanced shutter speed dial operation, Exposure Compensation control in Manual mode, and finer framing grid lines for enhanced visibility and image composition. The new firmware will be available for free in late June.

Firmware update coming June 2015 (X-T1 Graphite Silver and X-T1 Black)
The free, comprehensive firmware update coming in late June 2015 is specially designed for the FUJIFILM X-T1 and FUJIFILM X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition, and will give users thrilling new features and controls to dramatically enhance their X-T1 shooting experience, including:

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Firmware Updates

Panasonic LUMIX GH4: Digital Camera (Interface Unit Bundled Model) AG-GH4U Firmware was Updated for Anamorphic(4:3) Mode etc.; Eduardo Angel’s Anamorphic 4K Short Film

Fri May 1, 2015

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

This is an update to these previous blogs:

The following video presents Letters from a Dream – Anamorphic 4K film by Eduardo Angel

A short film by Eduardo Angel. Shot with Panasonic LUMIX GH4 in anamorphic format. The film starts out ungraded as shot in a new V-Log L gamma file color space, which is being evaluated for market release in 2015, then transitions to fully graded scenes. Learn more about the GH4 and the new support for anamorphic video recording at www.lumixlounge.com or www.panasonic.com

Digital Camera(Interface Unit Bundled Model) AG-GH4U: AG-GH4 Camera body + AG-YAGH Interface unit

Digital Camera(Interface Unit Bundled Model) AG-GH4U: AG-GH4 Camera body + AG-YAGH Interface unit

Apr 23, 2015 (JST): Digital Camera(Interface Unit Bundled Model) AG-GH4U firmware was updated to support Anamorphic(4:3) mode etc. as follows.
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Firmware Updates

New Nikon D4S Camera “C” Firmware Version 1.20: Update Now Available

Tue April 21, 2015

The following video presents Nikon D4S Product video:

The ultimate imaging machine has advanced. Built to keep you ahead of your game, everything about the D4S powers exceptional images at exceptional speed. An expanded ISO range and EXPEED 4 image processing take low light photography to another level, making the camera a master of the dark as well as the light. Advances to AF performance offer improved acquisition and tracking at 11 fps, plus finer control over the AF area with the new Group Area AF mode. Nikon’s RAW Size S file format allows accelerated image transfer onto networks, and a Gigabit 100/1000TX Ethernet port enables ultra-fast connection. The D4S offers improved acquisition and tracking performance. Fires at a blazing 11 fps in FX format with AE/AF superior to its predecessor (the D4). The 16.2-MP FX-format sensor offers the ultimate image quality.

Nikon D4S

Nikon D4S

Firmware Update
2015-04-21
New Nikon D4S  “C” Firmware Version 1.20

The new changes are as follows.
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Firmware Updates, Press Releases

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4: New Firmware Update Service Ver.2.2 Will be Available in Late April 2015: Anamorphic Mode

Tue April 14, 2015

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH4

This video presents [NEW] Panasonic LUMIX GH4 Shooting Impression by Takehito Miyatake.

  • New LUMIX GH4 Shooting impression by Takehito Miyatake through his work “The Land of South Kyushu – Where Fire and Water Gush Out.”

Panasonic announces the new firmware update program, Ver.2.2, for the digital interchangeable lens system camera DMC-GH4.

Firmware update service is scheduled in late April of 2015.

Update Information
  • [Anamorphic(4:3)] mode is available which optimizes the settings for 3328×2496 video recording with a 4:3 anamorphic lens.
    * To convert the footage to a cinemascope aspect for playback, corresponding software and device are required.
  • 1/16000 sec shutter speed can be selected manually when using [Electronic Shutter].

For the above update service at this later time, please visit the following website:
LUMIX DMC-GH4 Firmware Ver.2.2
http://panasonic.jp/support/global/cs/dsc/ .

The following video presents LUMIX GH4 Goes to Hollywood #PanasonicNAB:

Panasonic LUMIX GH4 goes Hollywood with new anamorphic mode. Lumix firmware update to GH4 offering anamorphic control.
Panasonic at NAB2015

PRESS RELEASE

Panasonic Announces an Anamorphic Firmware Update for the LUMIX GH4

LAS VEGAS, NV 04/13/2015

Panasonic announced the release of a much anticipated firmware update Ver.2.2 for the award winning LUMIX GH4. This new firmware enables two new features, most notably the ability to record anamorphic video content.

Anamorphic lenses are used to create a cinemascope aspect such as 2.39:1 or 2.35:1. Panasonic discovered that cinematographers had been experimenting with the 4K PHOTO mode 4:3 aspect ratio in the LUMIX GH4 and vintage anamorphic cine lenses to achieve the classic Hollywood look of anamorphic film capture. Unlike complex digital post processing needed to achieve the look, many of the background distortion and light flare effects that became so popular with anamorphic film capture can now be achieved optically in the LUMIX GH4.
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