It seems that Sony are about to release a major software update that will turn their flagship FX6 and FX9 into even more capable cine cameras. The imminent firmware should be rolled out next month bringing 4K 120p RAW capabilities to both models using an external recorder.
Interestingly enough, Atomos are about to release a new Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder which will support the newly added functionality. While the original Ninja V will continue to bring new updates, in early May a brand-new family member will join the Ninja V line-up.
Besides that, the Sony FX9 will get even more new features such as an Anamorphic mode to display 2x and 1.3x de-squeeze and Cinemascope frame lines in the viewfinder.
The FX9 Version 3.0 firmware will also include other features such as the addition of S700PTP, a Center Scan mode for Super 16mm lens, and B4 Lens support with its adaptor.
On top, Sony’s range of XDCAM camcorders will also have successive powerful upgrades. The 4K shoulder camcorder PXW-Z750 will get expanded cache recording duration through the version 3.0 firmware update.
Also planned for later in 2021 is a firmware update that will provide the PXW-Z280 handheld camcorder with HD 120fps support along with enhanced cloud capability improving remote operation while delivering faster media relay.
Sony is also introducing a new addition to its professional monitor line-up alongside a plethora of other upcoming updates, referring to IP technology, remote productions, cloud-based services, HDR workflows, and much more. To get all details, head over to Sony’s website here.
- Sony FX6 Full-Frame Cinema Camera (B&H, Adorama)
- Sony PXW-FX9 XDCAM 6K Full-Frame Camera (B&H, Adorama)
- Atomos Ninja V 5″ Touchscreen Recording Monitor (B&H, Adorama)
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