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New firmware for broadcast and professional A/V equipment from Sony

Extend the capabilities of your Sony professional hardware with the latest firmware.

New firmware for broadcast and professional A/V equipment from Sony

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PXW-X70 Firmware V3.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available as of June 2016

New Features & Improvements:
● Support for XAVC QFHD 4K 100Mbps (3840x2160) at 30p/25p/24p, plus MPEG HD422 50Mbps (1920x1080) at 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p and (1280x720) at 60p/50p.*
* For XAVC QFHD 4K recordings, the PXW-X70 also requires the paid-for upgrade CBKZ-X70FX software key.
● Support for MPEG HD422 50Mbps (1920x1080) at 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p and (1280x720) at 60p/50p, as well as MPEG HD420 35Mbps (1920x1080) at 60i/50i/30p/25p/24p, (1440x1080) at 60i/50i and (1280x720) at 60p/50p.**
** For MPEG HD recordings, the PXW-X70 also requires the paid-for upgrade CBKZ-SLMP software key [expected availability from July 2016].
● Support for high quality QoS Streaming to PWS-100RX1.
● Support for Ustream® direct streaming in real time. Two resolution modes are available: 1280x720 at 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p, or 640x360 at 29.97p, 25p, 23.98p.
● HDMI/SDI/composite output selection during QFHD recording.
● XAVC Salvage – XAVC file protection with salvage recording function in case of accidental power loss. 

Get the new PXW-X70 firmware here

PXW-FS7 Firmware V4.0

Upgrade is free of charge and  available as of June 2016

New Features & Improvements:
● Record on-board 4K (4096x2160) at cinema standard 24p in XAVC Intra Format.
● Flexible spot Auto Focus allows you to select the autofocus area in any place on the screen.

Get the new PXW-FS7 firmware  here 


PXW-FS5 Firmware V2.0

Upgrade will be available from May 2016 

New Features & Improvements:

● Auto ND: Electrical Variable ND filter can automatically keep the best exposure while keeping the aperture and depth of field.
● GPS function is activated
● Expanded Zebra Level settings – quickly switch between two settings.
● Optionally record 4K (4096x2160) RAW RAW at 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p and 59.94p, recording to the AXS-R5 external recorder attached with the HXR-IFR5 interface unit (sold separately).* It is possible to simultaneously record XAVC HD on SD-XC memory cards in the camcorder’s internal dual media slots. Approximately 4 seconds of cached 4K RAW can be output at 100fps or 120fps. It is also possible to output continuous 2K RAW at 100, 120, 200 or 240 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p. 

* Requires optional CBKZ-FS5RIF upgrade license. 

Get the new PXW-FS5 firmware here


PXW-Z100 Firmware V5.1

Upgrade is free of charge and available in May, 2016 

New Features & Improvements: 
● Support for XQD Memory Card M series

PXW-Z100 V5.1 firmware will be downloadable here in May, 2016

Get the new PXW-Z100 firmware here

PXW-X200 Firmware V2.2

Upgrade is free of charge and will be available from April 2016

New Features & Improvements:
● MPEG2 HD4:2:0 simultaneous recording on two cards (exFAT and UDF).
● SDXC card compatibility (exFAT only).
● Customisable user menu with lock function to ensure there are no unauthorised changes.
● Create a rough cut edit on a smartphone or tablet using the Content Browser Mobile application and export the EDL with trimmed proxy or high-resolution files directly to a non-linear editor for editing, when recording on UDF or exFAT. Remote browsing and file transfer of files to your broadcast station is also possible.

Get the new PXW-X200 firmware here

PMW-300 Firmware V1.5

Upgrade is free of charge and will be available from April 2016

New Features & Improvements:
● Customisable user menu with lock function to ensure there are no unnecessary changes.
● SDXC card compatibility (exFAT only).

Get the new PMW-300 firmware here


PMW-F55 & PMW-F5 Firmware V7.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available from January 2016.

Quick Menu
Version 7 firmware features a significant update in the operator's experience. Powerful features will now be easily accessible through an intuitive interface for fast and efficient navigation at the users fingertips, by utilizing the sub display and the silver buttons on the camera.

Implementing Rec. 2020
In addition to the existing colour spaces, Sony is implementing the ITU-R BT. 2020 (Rec. 2020) standard, the native colour space of new generation 3840 x 2160 4K Ultra HD.

Expanded options for simultaneous recording
Due to popular demand from documentary production needing to shoot 59.94i HD with 59.94p 4K Sony is implementing simultaneous recording to the same SxS Pro+ card of MPEG2 50Mbps 4:2:2 and 10 bit 4:2:2 4K XAVC in either 3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160. This is a powerful workflow that will allow productions with high shooting ratios to significantly reduce the time and money to produce 4K content

Download the V7 firmware chart here

NOTE: Please read the installation manual and release notes carefully before starting the Update.

PMW-F55: Get the new Firmware
PMW-F5: Get the new Firmware

HXR-NX3 Firmware V2.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available from 27th November

New Features & Improvements:
● Support for XAVC-S Full HD 50Mbps recording
● Support for HDMI REC CONTROL

Get the new HXR-NX3 V2.0 firmware

AWS-750 Anycast Firmware V2.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available from July 2015

New Features & Improvements:  

● PTZ Camera Control via IP Using VISCA Over IP Technology 
● PTZ Camera Auto Tracking SD Support 
● PTZ Camera Auto Tracking Algorithm Improvement 
● HD Streaming 
● Flexible Streaming Setting
● Media Player Start & End Point Setting
● Media Player Loop Playback

Note: Refer to 'Appendix - Software Updates' in the Operating Instructions.

Get the new AWS-750 V2.0 Firmware

PXW-Z100 Firmware V5.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available from July 2015.

New Features & Improvements:
● Copying clips to USB external storage media (Bulk copy)
● Displaying data codes while playing clips (for AVCHD format clips only

Note: Refer to the PXW-Z100 V5 Manual for further details. Please use a 2TB or above USB external storage media with exFAT file System and format with PXW-Z100 before using. Please read the manual carefully before starting the update.

Get the new PXW-Z100 V5.0 Firmware

PXW-X200 Firmware V2.0 + Network Function V2.02

Upgrade is free of charge and available from June 2015

New Features & Improvements:

● Addition of the function for high-quality streaming by Sony QoS technology
● Power supply to the wireless microphone installed on the multi-interface shoe

Caution: Please update the camcorder software first, then the network function software. When the camcorder software update is complete, “Version Upgrade/OK: Turn Power Off” appears. If you leave it as it is, the error message “E-31001” may appear. Since the update is complete, just turn the camcorder off and on.

Please note that it is not possible to downgrade to V1.20 or earlier versions once you update to V2.00.

Get the new PXW-X200 Firmware V2.0 + Network Function V2.02 Firmware

How to find more Sony firmware and other technical information

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Technical information can also be found via the Resources tab of the respective product page. The quickest way to navigate to the Resources tab is by searching for the product in General Search, which is located in the top right corner of every page. 

If you still cannot find what you are looking for, please contact the Helpdesk or your local Authorised Service Centre

Note: Service Manuals (including spare parts information) and Bulletins can only be accessed via Pro-Assist. 

Contact your local Sony Professional Solutions Specialist today to find out more