In case you missed it over the weekend, Sony has released firmware version 1.13 for both the F5 & F55. Along with a few bug fixes, this update also includes much-requested features like adjustable Exposure Index (EI) while shooting Raw, and remote start/stop trigger. Previously when recording in Cine-EI mode (Raw to the AXS-R5 recorder), you were limited to monitoring and recording to SxS cards in the native EI value of the camera. With the recent update, you can now effectively pull (or gain down) your exposure. While we don’t typically recommend pulling your exposure away from the native sensitivity of the camera, this does provide a quick way to monitor changes you may make in post-production.
This update also brings remote start/stop trigger via one of the 4-pin Hirose DC power outputs. We’re sure there will be numerous third party triggers available shortly, but this update means you can use the AbelCine HDx35 Mark II and HDx35-F5 cable with your 2/3″ ENG lens for full servo zoom and VTR switch functionality.
To download firmware v1.13 and view the rest of the release notes, visit the Sony Community site.