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Sony FX9 Firmware v2.0 Update Announced

Eye-AF, 16bit RAW output, and DCI 4K full-frame comes to the FX9 in October

Sony FX9 firmware v2.0 update download
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Sony has announced details of upcoming Sony FX9 firmware v2.0 update to be released in October 2020. Upon release, the Sony FX9 had some limitations when it comes to available frame rates and resolutions.

Also, other functions such as Hybrid Log Gamma support and Raw output were not enabled in camera at launch. And they are still not available in the current firmware. 

However, Sony has just released the details of what new features will be added to the FX9 come October.

During their April 30th press event, which consisted of a few pre-recorded videos, Sony also released details on VENICE firmware v6.0.

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Image by Sony / FX9 Firmware 2.0 Resolutions/Frame Rates

Sony FX9 Firmware Update v2.0 Details

  • Full-frame DCI 4K 60p/50p recording with oversampling
    • image sensor scan size is around 5K
  • 1080p up to 180fps slow-motion 
  • Super 35 mode DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) recording up to 60p
  • 16 bit RAW output (using XDCA-FX9)
  • Support DWX digital slot-in wireless audio receiver
    • requires XDCA-FX9 Extension Unit
  • Eye-AF capability
  • Support for 6G-SDI
  • Adds ability to upload custom User 3D LUTs
  • Adds Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) 
  • Support for touchscreen functionality on LCD monitor
    • for menu status browsing/menu adjustments
    • focus touch control
  • Increased upper limit of Gain setting
    • Low Base ISO up to 12800
    • High Base ISO up to 102,400
  • Support for Sony XLR-K3M dual audio receiver
  • Available in October 2020.

You can read more about the Sony FX9 RAW output and collaboration with Atomos in our previous post here.

Sony FX9 16bit raw output frame rates resolutions
Image by Sony / 16bit RAW Sony FX9 Frame Rates

Expect firmware v2.0 for the Sony FX9 to be available for download in October.

via [SonyCine]

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