Sony has released a new firmware update for their FR7 4K full-frame PTZ cinema camera. The latest Sony FR7 firmware update version 2.0 adds support for free-d protocol for VR/AR systems, support for 3rd party lens controllers to operate manual zoom lenses, adjustable Zoom/Focus speeds when restoring a preset position and much more.

The Sony FR7 is a unique PTZ camera providing smooth pan, tilt and zoom (PTZ) control coupled with a full-frame image sensor and a high-quality E-mount ensuring support with a vast range of full-frame lenses from the E mount Sony line-up. Focal length and shallow depth of field provide creative freedom and combine with remote PTZ control capability to open a new world of creative potential.

Updating the firmware on the FR7 is quite easy and straightforward, and if this is your first time upgrading the camera, be sure to check out our quick video tutorial here.

Sony FR7 Firmware Update v2.0

What's New in Firmware Version 2.0

New support for:

  • free-d protocol support for VR/AR systems
  • 3rd party lens controllers to operate manual zoom lenses
  • Zoom Sync (Synchronized transition of pan/tilt/zoom) when restoring a preset position
  • Adjustable Zoom/Focus speeds when restoring a preset position
  • Stop function from the Web App when restoring a preset position
  • Adds support for the PTZ trace function to the record/playback framing operation when restoring a preset position
  • Adds the base look 709tone which makes it easier to set the color/gamma profile to professional cameras

Adds the following support for shutter control:

  • Remote Control Panel: RCP-1500/1501, RCP-1530, RCP-3100, RCP-3500/3501
  • Master setup unit: MSU-1000, MSU-1500, MSU-3000, MSU-3500
  • Camera Remote Control Software: HZC-RCP5, HZC-CSM10

Adds support for Movie file names in the Camera ID + Reel# format

Adds supports for Flexible ISO and Cine EI Quick in shooting mode:

  • Allows you to record S-Log3 content with exposure settings by adjusting ISO sensitivity
  • Allows you to record at a base ISO setting the same as Cine EI, with the base ISO adjusted automatically in conjunction with EI value

When the shooting mode is set to Flexible ISO, Cine EI, or Cine EI Quick, adds support for recording a 3D LUT file to the same memory card with the base look used during shooting as the shooting data, at the same time

Adds more AF frame rates during Slow & Quick Motion

Adds support for RTMP/RTMPS protocols

Improves the operational stability of the camera

How to upgrade the firmware version on the Sony FR7:

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