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Aputure Firmware Updates for LS 600d Pro, Nova P300c, 100d, 200d, 60d

Optimized Fan Modes come to the Amaran 200d and 200x

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Aputure releases firmware updates for LS 600d Pro, Nova P300c, 60d, 60x and Amaran 100d/200d/100x/200x range of LED lights.

Some of these updates have already been released earlier in January and February 2021, so in case you missed them, this is a good opportunity to check out the new features and update your lights. 

Exciting new features for the Nova PC300c and Amaran 100x/200x include Magic Program and Manual FX. In addition, Aputure also hints at integrating more fixtures into Sidus Pro FX in the future. 

In addition, the LS 600d Pro gets a Smart Fan mode option, including High, Medium, and Silent fan options. Furthermore, the Amaran 100 and 200 series also now gives users the ability to change through different fan mode settings.

Amaran 200d Fan Noise Now Fixed 

Early reviews of the 200d and 200x found the light to be a bit more noisy than expected, giving engineers valuable feedback to implement the new Smart Fan mode and alleviate the problem.


There are two methods to update the firmware on these LED lights – either via USB or via the Sidus Link app. Follows these steps below to perform the update for each of your compatible fixtures.

Upgrade the Firmware via USB on Aputure Lights

  1. IMPORTANT: Users MUST connect the lamp head and control box together before performing the update.
    • Failure to do so will result in an incomplete update.
  2. Download the latest firmware from the support section on Aputure.com
  3. Format the USB drive to FAT16/FAT32.
  4. Unzip the compressed file folder.
  5. Copy the firmware files onto the root directory of the USB drive.
  6. Connect the USB drive with the firmware to the desired light fixture via the USB port found on the control box.
  7. Enter the system menu and select “Update Firmware” or “USB Mode” and select “Start” to initiate the update.

Firmware Update via the Sidus Link App 

  1. Open the Sidus Link App 
  2. Perform a Bluetooth Reset on your light fixture
  3. Create a scene using the Sidus Link app, and add the fixture to your scene.
  4. After successfully connecting to the fixture, tap on the three dots to the right of the fixture name, and select the Firmware Update option.
  5. Complete the update
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Aputure Nova P300c Firmware Update:

  • Added support for SidusPro FX:
    • Magic Program,
    • Manual FX,
    • Picker FX Preview
    • Picker FX via upload is currently unavailable in the Nova P300c
  • Users can now integrate their Nova P300c seamlessly in Magic Program with their Aputure MC and Accent B7c, to create complex lighting effects.
  • Updated DMX Profile 1 and DMX Profile 3:
    • Crossfading between CCT and Color
    • Channel 4 now affects crossfading between CCT and RGB or CCT and HSI
    • View the DMX Table on the Nova P300c Support Tab for more information
  • Optimized DMX
  • DMX Loss Behavior Functionality
    • This feature can be within the DMX Settings Sub-menu in the System Menu
    • Select “Yes”: If the DMX connection is interrupted, then the light will retain its last command
    • Select “No”: If the DMX connection is interrupted, the light will revert to its last settings before entering DMX Mode
  • DMX Lock for the Control Box:
    • After selecting a DMX Profile on the control box, press and hold the intensity knob for 2 seconds.
    • The lock symbol in the upper-right corner of the screen will change to the locked position.
    • To unlock the control box, press and hold the intensity knob for 2 seconds once more.
    • When the control box is locked, all actions (except for unlocking) will not be registered.
  • Studio Mode:
    • When ON – the light will activate immediately upon detecting AC Power.
  • This update can be performed either via USB or the Sidus Link app.
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LS 600d Pro (Update via USB only)

  • Smart Fan Mode:
    • The fan will automatically adjust its speed according to the internal and ambient temperature, so as to meet the needs of different environments in a more intelligent way.
    • If the ambient or internal temperature is high, the fan will spin faster, and as the light fixture cools, it will modulate the fan speed accordingly.
    • If the temperature does not reach the cooling threshold of the fixture, the fan will turn off or remain off.
  • High Speed Mode:
    • The fan can ensure continuous and stable output even in higher temperature environments.
    • Recommended activating this mode if the ambient temperature is 40°C or higher.
    • the sound level of the fan is 31dba at a distance of 1 meter.
  • Medium Speed Mode:
    • This is the best mode for quiet operation in most environments and at room temperature. In this mode, the fan spins at a slower RPM in order to achieve a quieter noise floor.
    • Recommended activating this mode if the ambient temperature is below 35°C.**
    • the sound level of the fan is 27dba at a distance of 1 meter.
  • Silent Mode:
    • This mode will force the fan to stop spinning, providing users with a completely noiseless environment, while maintaining a limited output.
    • In this mode, the maximum output power of the lamp head is 60W.
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Amaran 100d & 200d (Update via Sidus Link)

  • Adding support for the SidusPro FX features, including:
    • Magic Program,
    • Manual FX,
    • Picker FX
  • Optimized Fan Control modes:
    • The Amaran 100d & 200d will now be able to access two fan modes: Smart & Medium Speed)
    • After the update, the constant speed, Medium fan mode will be the default when using the light.
  • Fan mode adjustment inside the Sidus Link app
    • Users can adjust the fan control mode using the fixtures management menu in Sidus Link.
    • At the time of update this feature is only available in Sidus Link for Android, but will come to iOS shortly after
  • Adjust the illumination output for low brightness levels
    • Amaran 100x & 200x (Sidus Link)
  • Optimized fan control modes:
    • Smart and Medium Speed for Amaran 100x & 200x
    • After the update, the constant speed, Medium fan mode will be the default mode. 
  • Change fan mode settings from Sidus Link app
    • Make adjustments in the fixtures management menu in Sidus Link.
  • At the time of update this feature is only available in Sidus Link for Android, but the iOS version will also be updated soon.

Order the Amaran 100d/200d and Bi-Color versions at B&H

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Aputure LS 60d/60x firmware update v1.4

  • Optimized the LS 60 fan adjustment;
  • The default CCT on the display of LS 60d changes from 5500K to 5600K
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  • Changed the LS 60x color temperature preset from 5500K to 5600K

Updates for the LS C300d II/300x

  • Added DMX Loss Behavior Functionality
    • Located in DMX Settings Sub-menu in the System Menu
    • Select “Yes”: If the DMX connection is interrupted, then the light will retain its last command
    • Select “No”: If the DMX connection is interrupted, the light will revert to its last settings before entering DMX Mode
  • Added DMX Lock feature to the Control Box
    • In the DMX Mode Address Menu, press and hold the “MENU” button for 2 seconds. The screen will display a lock symbol.
    • To unlock the control box, press and hold the “MENU” button for 2 seconds once more.
    • When the control box is locked, all actions (except for unlocking) will not be registered.
  • Display Bluetooth UID
    • Enter the System Menu, and select “Fixture Serial No.”, this will provide the Bluetooth UID of the device, as shown in the Sidus Link Fixture Management Menu.
    • NOTE: If you have not yet performed a Bluetooth Reset on this fixture, after the update, the Bluetooth UID will not appear.
  • Optimize Memory Functionality
  • Added Aputure Screensaver to protect against OLED Burn-in

Aputure MC Firmware Update v2.2 (via Sidus Link)

Optimized the following:

  • Manual FX implementation with Sidus Pro FX
  • Optimized Bluetooth Integration
  • Optimizing Group Control

To download these updates head over to the Aputure’s website here.


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