PARK RIDGE, NJ — In late March, Sony (https://pro.sony.com) announced firmware upgrades for a number of its cameras, including the PXW-Z150, PXW-FS5 and PXW-X400.
Version 2.0 for the Z150 V2.0 will be available for free in July and adds support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) by shooting in Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) standard. There is also now support for high-quality streaming using QoS by network client mode and support for the system link (tally display and synchronized recording) with RM-30BP remote commander and MCX-500 multi-camera live producer (both sold separately). In addition, level settings can now be adjusted in one percent increments.
The FS5 will receive a free V.4.0 upgrade in July. New features include support for HDR by shooting in Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) standard and support for continuous 120fps high frame rate recording in 1080p with the CBKZ-FS5HFR (sold separately). There is also a new option to change the minimum ISO sensitivity number to ISO 2000 from ISO 3200 when recording S-Log2/S-Log3.
The CBK-Z450UK is an optional paid upgrade for the X400, and will be available in early 2017. The 4K upgrade kit gives the X400 the ability to record 4K QFHD (3840x2160) as XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP at 50p/59.94p.