Announced back in April this year during NAB in Las Vegas, Sony have now released the latest firmware version 4.0 for their most popular 4K camera – the Sony FS7 and made it available to download. Much like the previous firmware updates for the camera, firmware version 4.0 is also free and it gives users the ability to record in true 24p in 4K XAVC-I alongside a few other exciting new features such as Flexible Spot AF and the ability to quickly change fps when shooting slow-mo by pressing and holding the S&Q button. Sony have been doing a splendid job on continuously updating their hottest selling pro camera just like they promised, despite the fact that the unfortunate events of the Kumamoto earthquake, which hit Japan back in April, has greatly affected sensor production and halted shipments of FS7, FS5’s and some Alpha7 cameras for the foreseeable future. Dealers in the UK are supposedly expecting new shipments in the beginning of August.
Sony FS7 Firmware Version 4.0 Details
- Support for Flexible Spot in Focus setting.
- Support for XAVC-I 4K 24.00p
- Display for Video Signal Monitor is improved.
- Operability of S&Q setting by assignable button is improved.
- Remove Basic Authentication from items saved in all file.
- Auto knee stability is improved.
- Overall stability and operability of the camera is improved.
True 24p in 4K XAVC-I should help tremendously for those productions looking to shoot for cinema exhibitions, while improvements to the waveform monitor and Flexible Spot AF should make shooting with the FS7 a more joyous experience.
Note: US users can download the firmware too, as it would be the same as if downloaded from a the US version of the site.
For those new to the Sony FS7 system, check out this very informative video prepared by F22 Studios on how to update your FS7.
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