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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

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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 60p/50p recording 
● AVCHD 60p/50p recording
● Expanding the streaming services
● YouTube Live
● Facebook Live
● Mudu (available in China only)
● Stand-alone server
● New PinP and Wipe patterns
● Manual adjustments of Chroma key
● Position adjustments of TITLE
● Modification of the input connecter names in the multi-viewer and PC UI

PXW-FS7M2 V1.1

Upgrade is free of charge and available end of October.

New Features & Improvements:
● Compatible with the “Parallel Rec” mode with CBK-WA100 attached. The “Parallel Rec” mode enables synchronization with the same file name between the XAVC Proxy recording by using the wireless adapter CBK-WA100.

PXW-FS7 V4.2

Upgrade is free of charge and available end of October

New Features & Improvements:
● Compatible with the “Parallel Rec” mode with CBK-WA100 attached. The “Parallel Rec” mode enables synchronization with the same file name between the XAVC Proxy recording by using the wireless adapter CBK-WA100.

PXW-Z450 V3.0

Upgrade is free of charge and available in December 2017.

New Features & Improvements:

● Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and S-Log3 recording/output with BT.2020 color space.
● 4K HDR / HD SDR simultaneous recording to one card.
● HDR recording with BT.709 SDI output.
● Display BT.709 picture on the viewfinder while shooting S-Log3 or HLG.
● High Quality Focus Mag picture made from 4K resolution.
● 4K Slow and Quick motion (up to 60p).
● 4K CacheRec support (XAVC-L).
● Wireless Audio (DWR-S series) combination.
● Power Save Mode synchronizes with Camera Power OFF.
● Controls Power Save Mode by Assignable Buttons.
● Displays status on the VF while power save is enabled.
● Wi-Fi Access Point for Station Mode can be set by camera menu.
● Saves plural CCM Addresses in camera.
● Switches Proxy Recording Mode (enable or disable) by assign buttons.
● Control from CNA-1.

PXW-X500 V5.2 and PXW-X400 V3.2

Upgrade is free of charge and available in December 2017.

New Features & Improvements:
● Wireless Audio (DWR-S series) combination.

● Power Save Mode synchronizes with Camera Power OFF.
● Controls Power Save Mode by Assignable Buttons.
● Displays status on the VF while power save is enabled.
● Wi-Fi Access Point for Station Mode can be set by camera menu.
● Saves plural CCM Addresses in camera.
● Switches Proxy Recording Mode (enable or disable) by assign buttons.
● Control from CNA-1.

PXW-X200 V2.5

Upgrade is free of charge and available in December 2017.

New Features & Improvements:
● Wi-Fi Access Point for Station Mode can be set by camera menu. 
● Saves plural CCM Addresses in camera 
● Switches Proxy Recording Mode (enable or disable) by assign buttons 
● Proxy Auto Upload setting by camera menu

CBK-WA100/CBK-WA101 V3.1

Upgrade is free of charge and available in this year.

New Features & Improvements:
● Plural CCM Address saved in CBK-WA100 and CBK-WA101 
● Support for LTE dongle with static IP

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