NAB 2016: Sony announces handycam firmware upgrades (updated)


At NAB 2016 Sony has announced new firmware upgrades for some of its Handycams.

The popular PXW-X70 camera will get its v3.0 firmware some time at the end of June 2016. The big news here is live-shot friendly MPEG HD422 and streaming out of camera.

  • MPEG HD; MPEG HD422 and 420 added
  • QoS Streaming to the PWS-100RX1
  • Direct streaming to USTREAM

UPDATE:  The MPEG firmware will be a paid upgrade, price to be determined.

For the PXW-X200 we’ll get firmware v2.2 some time this month. It offers:

  • SDXC card compatibility
  • MPEG2 simultaneous recording
  • HiRes/Proxy trim and transfer (with content browser mobile)

And for the PMW-300K1, the firmware goes to v1.5, also this month.

  • SDXC card compatibility
  • MPEG2 simultaneous rec
  • Menu lock function

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