Firmwareboostforpro-specflagships Flagship cameras from Sony, Canon and Panasonic have had free firmware
Canon’s firmware update for the 1D X Mark III addresses a lock-up issue when the electronic level is set to ‘Show’ in the viewfinder and the shutter or AF-On button is pressed. A 23.98p frame rate option has been added in Full HD and 4K, and Canon has improved communication speed when connected via wired LAN and added a remote browser function. Panasonic has released an update for its S1 and S1R full-frame mirrorless cameras, adding support for ProGrade Digital CFexpress Type-B cards up to 325GB. The firmware also adds a new 50p/25p frame rate options when using NTSC. Panasonic has also disabled the DeleteAll touchcontrol optioninplayback mode. Now only the cursor buttons can be used to delete all media. sony.co.uk canon.co.uk panasonic.com/uk
upgrades to boost their use for filmmakers or improve handling. Sony’s firmware update for the A9 Mark II mirrorless camera has the biggest number of changes. This includes a Hi Frequency Flicker function that helps reduce the impact of flickering of artificial light sources by more finely adjusting the shutter speed. And there is a great new function that closes the shutter blinds when you turn off the camera tominimise the chance of dust getting on the image sensor when you change the lens. There is now also the ability to assign the face/eye priority autofocus setting to a custom key, along with updates to the Remote Camera Tool function, improved FTP transfers and other improvements to improve the overall stability of the camera, according to Sony.
Telezoomcompletes Tamron set
It has a minimum focusing distance of 270mm/10.6in at 70mm and the iris has nine blades. Like Tamron’s 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD, the barrel extends while zooming. However, the 17-28mm f/2.8 Di III RXD has internal zoom, so the length of the lens does not change. All RXD lenses use a stepping motor for the autofocus system, which is fully compatible with Sony’s AF system. Tamron also has 20mm, 24mm and 35mm f/2.8 prime lenses in a Sony mount. The new 70-180mm lens is available in May 14 for £1349/$1199. tamron.eu/uk transcontinenta.co.uk
A new 70-180mm f/2.8 telephoto zoom lensmeans Tamron nowhas a complete set of fast zoom lenses to fit full-frame Sony E-mount cameras – the first manufacturer to offer a set to rival the own-brand G Master lenses, but at a big cost saving. The new 70-180mm f/2.8 Di III VXD has 19 elements in 14 groups, including extra- low dispersion, low dispersion, glass- moulded aspherical and hybrid aspherical lens elements. It’s also coated to suppress ghosting and flare. It’s light and compact, measuring 149mm/5.9in in length with an 81mm/ 3.2in diameter, while weighing just 810g/ 1.79lb, with a 67mm filter thread.
Apple’s ProRes Raw has finally been released for Windows computers, meaning it works with Adobe programs like After Effects, Media Encoder, Premiere Pro and Premiere Rush. The update is a beta release, but a full release will be available soon. Users have to be part of the Adobe beta programme to get access to the update. To access the beta app, users have to navigate to their Creative Cloud browser, and there is a section for Beta Apps. You need Windows 10 64-bit to use the beta, but Apple doesn’t specify any other hardware requirements. support.apple.com PRORES RAW COMES TO WINDOWS PC
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