In my last F3 blog, I wrote about the new F3 firmware v 1.31. This is a key update for anyone using S-Log, because it enables S-Log output in 422 via the ‘A’ connector. At the same time, LUTs can be applied to the standard HD-SDI or HDMI outputs. It also enables the use of Sony’s new 11-16mm zoom lens (SCL-P11X15), which is shipping soon, and simultaneous control of two SCL-Z18X140 power zoom lenses via 3D-LINK cable (with the CBK-3DL01 option installed). You can download this latest firmware from the Sony USA site.
Another important note for all F3 users – after firmware version 1.2 is installed, the old XDCAM Clip Browser will no longer work. Sony has stopped working on that software, and has instead focused on the newer XDCAM Browser. XDCAM Browser was designed to replace all the different apps used for XDCAM products, including XDCAM Clip Browser, XDCAM Transfer and all the PC apps as well. The newest XDCAM Browser will only work with clips from an F3 with firmware 1.2 or higher, so make sure to download the latest version today.