Sony Firmware Updates for FX3 and FX30 Digital Cinema Cameras

Sony Firmware Updates for FX3 and FX30 Digital Cinema Cameras


San Diego, CA—Sony firmware updates for the FX3 full-frame digital cinema camera and the FX30 Super 35 digital cinema camera were released. The updates enhance the cameras’ features for cinematic storytelling as well as connectivity for film creators.

Since its launch, the FX3 has become a popular tool for everyone from high-end feature films and television series to independent filmmakers. Now, after feedback from the community, Sony is offering updates to enhance its filmmaking.  

Sony Firmware Updates for FX3 and FX30

FX3 Version 3.00 and FX30 Version 2.00 include highly requested features. They include the ability to shoot DCI 4K in true 24.00p (4,096×2,160) with the new format XAVC S-I DCI 4K (17:9).

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In addition to true 24p, FX3 Version 3.00 and FX30 Version 2.00 also provide anamorphic lens desqueeze options of 1.3x and 2.0x. In addition, FX3 Version 3.00 now features focus breathing compensation. When used with compatible lenses, focus breathing compensation minimizes the shifts in the angle of view as the focus point shifts. Moreover, additional compensation is available in postproduction using Catalyst Prepare/Browse and the Catalyst Prepare plug-in.

Other functionality was also added to improve the cameras’ ease of use. For example, there are improvements to the cameras ability to switch from standard movie and S&Q motion modes. This is done via the press of a button. Further, file naming is now similar to the high-end CineAlta cameras, such as the FX9, Venice and Venice 2. This was included to ensure an easier workflow, especially in projects where the FX3 and FX30 are used as a B- or C-cam.

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The new firmware updates also feature smartphone connection. And they offer integration with Sony’s new Creators’ Cloud platform for individual content creators. Creators’ Cloud provides services and optimized applications from shooting to collaborating with creators around the world. The Creators’ Cloud platform also includes the Creators’ app, a content transfer mobile application from camera to cloud.

The new FX3 Version 3.00 and FX30 Version 2.00 updates are now available. Filmmakers can download the update directly to their camera using a PC or Mac. More details can be found HERE