Sony Announce Version 7.0 For The PMW-F5 & F55 Camera Line Up

Sony has announced details of firmware Version 7.0 for the F5 and F55 cameras. The update will be available from January 2016.

This update provides a number of key new features:

  • Quick Menu: Version 7 firmware features a significant update in the operator's experience. Powerful features will now be easily accessible through an intuitive interface for fast and efficient navigation at the user’s fingertips, by utilising the sub display and the silver buttons on the camera.
  • Rec. 2020: In addition to the existing colour spaces, Sony is implementing the ITU-R BT. 2020 (Rec. 2020) standard, the native colour space of new generation 3840 x 2160 4K Ultra HD.
  • Expanded options for simultaneous recording: Due to popular demand from documentary production needing to shoot 50i or 59.94i HD with 50p or 59.94p 4K, Sony is implementing simultaneous recording to the same SxS Pro+ card of MPEG2 50Mbps 4:2:2 and 10 bit 4:2:2 4K XAVC in either 3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160. This is a powerful workflow that will allow productions with high shooting ratios to significantly reduce the time and money required to produce 4K content.

The above are very powerful features, and are a strong testimonial to the continued development of the F5 and F55 platform – and there is more to come!