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posted by - Wednesday, 04 February 2009

EX30 SxS Deck

Today Sony announced a free firmware upgrade to the PMW-EX30 deck. Originally the deck would only record 1080/60i, 1080/50i, or 720/60p signals. With the firmware upgrade you will be able to record 1080 in 23.98 PsF or 30 PsF. This is a great and long awaited enhancement. Now the unit can record the PsF output from the EX3 or EX1 (with 1.11 firmware) or any other PsF HDSDI source. I test our EX30 and was also able to playback 24P material in PsF. This allows quick dubbing (without pulldown) to a tape deck like an HDCAM or HDCAM SR deck.

They have also added the following useful updates:

1, Selection of whether 16; 9 information is embedded on Down-converted SD video outputs or not
(On/Off).
2. All Clip Copy function to copy all the clips from Slot A to B (and vice versa)
3. Down-converted DV output via i.LINK, during the HQ mode playback, as well as SP mode playback.

The upgrade is listed for the following serial numbers: 100,001 to 1,01113. Upgrades are free but must be sent to Sony at users expense.

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