Sony has released its promised version 4.0 firmware for the PMW-FS7, while supplies of the camera remain affected by April’s Kumamoto earthquake.
New features and fixes are as follows:
Support for Variable Spot focus
Support for true 24 fps in XAVC-I 4K
Improvements in scopes
It is now possible to use Waveform Monitor to monitor either LOG or LUT’d signal.
Improved ability to assign S&Q motion to assignable button
Press and hold the S&Q assigned button and then using the dial set continuous frame rate.
Items saved in All File do not require basic authentication
In Custom Mode, improvement in auto knee
General stability improvements
FS-7 supplies worldwide are still constrained due to component shortages after the devastating Kumamoto earthquake. B&H currently shows September 6 availability and other dealers are reporting similar supply situations.
The firmware update can be applied to any camera with firmware up to v3.1 and is a free download available on each region’s Sony Pro site.