Sony FX3 Firmware V2.00 is here, and they’ve taken an already incredibly flexible camera and added key features that expand it’s use case, and improve its workflow overall. You can find the Sony FX3 Firmware V2.00 here: https://www.sony.com/electronics/support/interchangeable-lens-camcorders-ilme-series/ilme-fx3/software/00280262
The most exciting addition is the new log shooting modes. These modes allow you to use a LUT to preview the final image while you’re shooting. There are 3 types of S-Log3 shooting modes: Cine EI, Cine EI Quick, and Flexible ISO. Cine EI and Cine EI Quick require the use of one of the base ISOs, but with the flexibility the S-Log3 affords you. Cine EI Quick seems to just select a base ISO for you. While Cine EI allows you to select the base ISO you want. Flexible ISO looks to just allow you to select whichever ISO you prefer while shooting.
Timecode is now an included functionality of the camera. With the purchase of a USB to BNC adapter cable users now have access to built in timecode. A huge step up for making the FX3 a B cam to one of the other Sony FX series cameras. Tentacle Sync E mkII boxes with their light weight will be a great fit for the FX3.
They’ve also added a whole host of menu features that should make navigating much easier. Including, a new main menu for the camera with important settings one click away, and a function menu that can be accessed by swiping up on the screen.
Sony included a few more notable updates. The auto focus now allows for smoother transitions from manual to auto focus especially using Sony G Master Lenses, a new standby movie screen that removes clutter from the view, and some post-production workflow improvements such as embedded LUTs and exposure metadata.
All told this update makes an already incredible camera even more feature rich, and a more attractive use case to professionals and hobbyists alike.
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