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Firmware roadmap for broadcast and professional A/V equipment from Sony

All updates are subject to change without notice and descriptions do not represent all features being implemented.

Firmware roadmap for broadcast and professional A/V equipment from Sony

Roadmap / View Sony's Latest Firmware

MCX-500 V2.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available during 2017.

New Features & Improvements:
● Fader bar (touch panel) for manual control of wipe and key
● Logo function
● Support for XAVC S recording 
● Expanding the streaming services
● YouTube Live
● Facebook Live
● Mudu (available in China only)
● Stand-alone server

PMW-F55/PMW-F5 V9.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available in July 2017. 

New Features & Improvements:
● Support for 4K RAW/X-OCN 72, 75, 90, 96 and 100FPS S&Q Motion (PMW-F55 with ASX-R7)
● Support for CBK-WA100 XAVC proxy recording (PMW-F55/PMW-F5)
- CBK-WA100 XAVC proxy file name and Rec Start/Stop timing are completely synchronized with the F55 and F5 material.

PXW-Z450 V2.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available in July 2017. 

New Features & Improvements:
● Supports connection to XDCAM air
● Quad-Link 3G-SDI (Needs CBKZ-Z450QL released in July 2017)
● 4K/HD simultaneous recording
● Load Planning Metadata from Content Browser Mobile

PXW-X500 V5.1 / X400 V3.1

Upgrade is free of charge and available in July 2017. 

New Features & Improvements:
● Supports connection to XDCAM air
● Load Planning Metadata from Content Browser Mobile

PXW-X200 V2.4 / X180 V4.1

Upgrade is free of charge and available in July 2017. 

New Features & Improvements:
● Supports connection to XDCAM air

PXW-Z150 V2.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available in July 2017. 

New Features & Improvements:

● Support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) by shooting in Hybrid Log-Gamma* (HLG) standard
● Support for high-quality streaming using QoS by network client mode
● Support for the system link (tally display and synchronized recording) with RM-30BP Remote Commander (sold separately) and MCX-500 Multi-Camera Live Producer (sold separately)
● Support for the enhanced zebra marker function and two types of setting are available. Also the level settings can now be adjusted in 1% increments
*4K: XAVC-Long 4:2:0 8-bit, HD: XAVC 4:2:2 10-bit. 

PXW-FS5 V4.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available in July 2017. 

New Features & Improvements:

● Support for High Dynamic Range (HDR) by shooting in Hybrid Log-Gamma** (HLG) standard 
● Support for continuous 120fps High Frame Rate (HFR) recording in 1080p with CBKZ-FS5HFR (sold separately)
● Option to change the minimum ISO sensitivity number to ISO 2000 from ISO 3200 when recording S-Log2/S-Log3
*4K: XAVC-Long 4:2:0 8-bit, HD: XAVC 4:2:2 10-bit.  

PXW-X400: 4K upgrade kit

CBK-Z450UK is an optional paid for upgrade for PXW-X400 and will be available in May 2017.

4K upgrade kit gives PXW-X400 4K QFHD recording options

The CBK-Z450UK is an optional 4K upgrade kit for the PXW-X400 advanced shoulder camcorder that allows you to record 4K QFHD (3840x2160) as XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP at 50p/59.94p.

High quality recordings in 4K QFHD and HD
The CBK-Z450UK 4K upgrade kit for the PXW-X400 supports a variety of 4K and HD formats, including 4K QFHD (3840x2160) at 50p/59.94p, using the XVAC Intra and XAVC Long GOP workflow standards. 

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