Latest Firmware Updates from Sony for PXW-FS5

In case you've missed the latest firmware updates from Sony, below is a list of some recent update announcements covering the following shoulder camcorder models; PXW-FS5, PXW-X200, PXW-Z150 and more.

All firmware packages are free of charger and are available to download directly from Sony. Users are reminded to read the embedded version up guide carefully before attempting any update.

Firmware Updates from Sony

Sony officially release Firmware v4.0 for the PXW-FS5 / PXW-FS5K which currently includes a FREE RAW Update license in the box (available exclusively from Visual Impact here). The update is applicable to FS5 cameras with system software version “Ver.3.00” or earlier. Please visit the download page to check the system software version installed on your product. After updating, the system software version will be “Ver.4.00”.

Contents of update v4.0 for FS5 / FS5K
• Support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) by shooting in Hybrid Log-Gamma** (HLG) standard
• Support for continuous 120fps High Frame Rate (HFR) recording in 1080p with CBKZ-FS5HFR (sold separately)
• Option to change the minimum ISO sensitivity number to ISO 2000 from ISO 3200 when recording S-Log2/S-Log3
*4K: XAVC-Long 4:2:0 8-bit, HD: XAVC 4:2:2 10-bit.

Download FS5 firmware updates from Sony here

PXW-X200 latest firmware updates from Sony

Contents of System V2.30 + Network Function V2.42 for PXW-X200
• Adding the menus for file storing
• Adding the RECENT FILES Status Screen
• Registering the file customising menu to the USER menu
• Disabled the assignable setting while the menu is locked
• Switching function for the color temperature of the white balance
• Adding the streaming format
• Audio channel setting for the proxy recording
• Audio channel setting for streaming
• Recording time of an SxS media is improved

Download PXW-X200 firmware here

PXW-Z150 System software V2.00

Contents of update
• Support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) by shooting in Hybrid Log-Gamma* (HLG) standard
• Support for high-quality streaming using QoS by network client mode
• Support for the system link (tally display and synchronized recording) with RM-30BP Remote Commander (sold separately) and MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer (sold separately)
• Support for the enhanced zebra marker function and two types of setting are available. Also the level settings can now be adjusted in 1% increments
*4K: XAVC-Long 4:2:0 8-bit, HD: XAVC 4:2:2 10-bit.

Download PXW-Z150 firmware here

PXW-X500 System V5.10 + Network Function V3.03

Contents of update
• Connection to the XDCAM air
• Load Planning Metadata from Contents Browser Mobile
• Auto upload Proxy clips with Planning Metadata
• Format a not recorded media while recording on another card slot
• Improvements of response and performance of network functions

Download PXW-X500 firmware here

PXW-X400 Main firmware V3.10 & Network Function firmware V3.04

Contents of update
• Connection to the XDCAM air
• Load Planning Metadata from Contents Browser Mobile
• Auto upload Proxy clips with Planning Metadata
• Format a not recorded media while recording on another card slot
• Improvements of response and performance of network functions

Download PXW-X400 firmware here

PXW-Z450 Main firmware V2.00 & Network Function firmware V3.05

Contents of update
• SDI Quad Link output support (CBKZ-Z450QL required)
• 4K/HD Simultaneous Recording to one slot
• Copy Sub HD clips created using 4K/HD Simultaneous Recording to another media and save it as a main clips
• Connection to the XDCAM air
• Load Planning Metadata from Contents Browser Mobile
• Auto upload Proxy clips with Planning Metadata
• Format a not recorded media while recording on another card slot
• Improvements of response and performance of network functions

Download PXW-Z450 firmware here