PMW-F5 WILL get 240fps and Anamorphic De-Squeeze!! New Firmware Timeline.

Great news for PMW-F5 owners. The F5 will get the ability to record 2K raw at 240fps (with the R5). In addition it will also get 1.3x Anamorphic De-Sqeeze. Sony have just released an updated firmware timeline. There are no major changes to the timing of the already announced features, but now we can see that in the July release the cameras will get Reel Number and Camera ID for SxS recordings. In the September release as well as 2K raw, the cameras will get waveform and histogram exposure tools as well as rotary knob audio level setting. Then in the December update we’ll see S&Q motion up to 240fps and monitor LUT’s for both the F5 and F55. Great news and good to see things pretty much on schedule. The new ND filter knob for the F5 and F55 should be out later this month as well.

Now I also notice something else on the chart for the F5 in December— Quad HD XAVC and 50Mb/s simultaneous recording!!! Really, is this correct, will the F5 really get the ability to record 4K XAVC???? I hope so, but somehow I think this is a typo. Lets not get too excited just yet. This is an error in the graphics. The F5 will not get QFHD.




8 thoughts on “PMW-F5 WILL get 240fps and Anamorphic De-Squeeze!! New Firmware Timeline.”

  1. Wow, yes, that would be huge – but then again, I don’t think the F5 will get XAVC 4K simply because that’s the F55’s USP. The only major difference would then be its global shutter, hardly enough to justify a price tag that much higher!

    1. Now they have put it in print……..

      I think it’s a typo, but we’ll wait and see. 1.3 anamorphic de-sqeeze is cool. I love the bokeh and flare you get shooting with Anamorphic lenses.

  2. Also look at the R5 September update: 4K and 2K XAVC on the R5? The only way this could happen is if the camera sends the encoded XAVC to the R5 as the R5 does not have an encoder (at least as far as I know). Again not sure if this is real or a typo.

  3. That’s rather exciting. The 4K XAVC option can’t be true tho. The F55 would be so much more expensive for just a couple of features more, mainly Global Shutter. XAVC on the R5 would be pretty cool, especially on F5. RAW 4K can pile up, so having the option to shoot 4K XAVC to the R5 in combination with F5 would be great!

    1. Well there is no significant internal difference other than the sensor between the F5 and F55. So there is no reason why the F5 cannot record 4K XAVC other than because it’s currently not allowed in the F5’s firmware. I think we’ll know for sure by Tuesday.

  4. It’s official, they are typo’s. The F5 will not not QFHD XAVC and the R5 will not get the ability to record XAVC.

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