Firmware Version 220.127.116.11.00 incorporates the following additional functions and modifications:
EOS C500 Cinema EOS Camera & EOS C500 PL Cinema EOS Camera
1. When using the Magnify focus assist function, the ability to move the magnified viewing area around the LCD has been added.
2. Maximum ISO setting has been increased to ISO 80,000.
3. Cinema Gamut mode and DCI-P3+ mode have been added to provide expanded color gamut options in RAW capture.
4. 4096x1080-pixel RAW format resolution has been added.
5. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
6. Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera's remote-control application allows up to two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi® link providing simultaneous and independent control of camera operation and metadata input.
7. Canon Log LUT support has been made possible for HD/SD SDI terminal output.
8. ACESproxy output from monitor terminal has been added.
9. [ND]/[ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.
EOS C500 Digital Cinema Camera only
10. Ability to assign the two control dials (body and grip) to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently has been added.
11. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and eleven (11) Canon EF Lenses.
As for Firmware Version 18.104.22.168.00, a camera (Cinema EOS C500 and EOS C500 PL) equipped with Firmware from Version 22.214.171.124.00 to 126.96.36.199.00 becomes object to update. If your camera's firmware is already Version 188.8.131.52.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware.
Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.
Preparations for the Firmware Update:
After the Firmware update has been performed, the camera's menu and custom picture settings will be reset. It is recommended that users save their menu and custom picture settings as settings data to an SD card, separate from the one that will be used to carry out the update, before starting update operations. This saved data can be loaded into the camera and the settings can be changed after the update has been completed. For further information on this, please refer to the section in the unit's Instruction Manual titled "Saving and Loading Camera Settings".
The downloaded folder contains the firmware (file name: VIG4.FIM / file size: 35,066,676 bytes), and instructions on the firmware update procedures (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese). Before starting the firmware update operations, please be sure to carefully confirm your understanding of these instructions.
The following things are required to perform this firmware update:
1. A Cinema EOS C500 or EOS C500 PL camera body
2. A computer (OS: Windows)
OS Requirements: Windows® 8, Windows® 7 SP1, Windows Vista™ SP2, Windows® XP SP3
3. A 64 MB or higher-capacity SD memory card or an SDHC memory card (both commercially available)
4. An SD card reader/writer (commercially available) or an SD card slot built into the computer
5. A fully charged battery pack for the camera
6. Compact power adapter bundled with the camera
7. The firmware (the downloaded file)
Q1: Please tell me about the changes made in Firmware Version 184.108.40.206.00.
1. When using the Magnify focus assist function, it becomes possible to move the magnified viewing area around the LCD to one of 25 pre-defined locations.
2. Maximum ISO setting has been increased to ISO 80,000. With this new feature, the camera produces a usable video image in light so low that it's difficult to see the subject with the naked eye. In such dark conditions, the only way to see the subject clearly is through the camera's viewfinder or monitor.
3. Cinema Gamut mode and DCI-P3+ mode have been added, offering expanded color gamut options for video output from the 3G-SDI terminals. These gamuts are in addition to the existing BT.709 standard, allowing the user to choose from three options. The expanded color gamut of Cinema Gamut and DCI-P3+ allows for increased reproduction capacity for red, green and yellow, providing more vivid images.
4. Output for the 4K1K Raw format (resolution: 4096 x 1080) has been added for high frame rate as well as providing the aspect ratio highly compatible with widescreen.
5. A Key Lock setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
6. The camera's WiFi® remote-control application using the optional Canon WFT-E6 allows independent camera control and metadata input from two devices. This update changes the environment in which the WiFi® remote-control function can be used. Please refer to the FAQ for details.
7. BT.709 or Wide DR display LUTs can now be applied to HD/SD SDI output.
8. Support has been added for ACESproxy, which is the transmission standard for the ACES color management standard. By switching monitor output to ACESproxy, color checks can be carried out in ACES color space on-location and in real time*1, thus improving the efficiency of color grading workflows using ACES.
*1. A monitor that supports display of ACESproxy or a LUT (Look Up Table) is required.
9. [ND+]/[ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button. By assigning these functions, a commercially-available remote control connected to a remote terminal can be used to switch the internal ND filter.
10. Ability to assign the two electronic dials to operate either Iris or ISO settings has been added. (EOS C500 only).
11. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7)*1 Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and eleven (11)*2 Canon EF Lenses. This enables correction of insufficiencies in peripheral illumination which may caused by the optical characteristics of lenses. (EOS C500 only)
*1. The seven supported Canon Cinema Lens models are [CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L S], [CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L S], [CN-E14mm T3.1 L F], [CN-E24mm T1.5 L F], [CN-E50mm T1.3 L F], [CN-E85mm T1.3 L F] and [CN-E135mm T2.2 L F]
*2.The eleven supported Canon EF Lens models are [EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], [EF500mm f/4L IS II USM], [EF600mm f/4L IS II USM], [EF28mm f/2.8 IS USM], [EF24mm f/2.8 IS USM], [EF40mm f/2.8 STM], [EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM], [EF35mm f/2 IS USM], [EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], [EF24-70mm f/2.8L II USM] and [EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4X].
Q2. How can I carry out a firmware update?
Please download the most recent firmware from the Canon Web site and follow the procedure shown on the Web page to install it.
The changes made in Firmware Version 220.127.116.11.00.
1. By making the fan run during REC PAUSE, new specifications have been introduced that extend the length of time the fan stops running during recording. The unit was configured so that no message would appear to inform the user that the fan will start spinning; this was done in order to improve visibility. The user can check if the fan is spinning or not by referring to the conventional icon display.
2. Remote control of the WFT-E6 and Wi-Fi peripherals on an ad-hoc connection using iOS6/Safari has been made possible.
3. The phases of the GENLOCK Reference Signal and the 3G-SDI terminal/MON. terminal's output have been matched.
4. The polarity of the XLR terminal has been modified to improve compatibility with external audio devices. The pin configuration has been modified to be consistent with the description in the Instruction Manual. Before the Firmware update, the pin configuration for the XLR jack was (pin1: shield, pin2: cold, pin3: hot). After the Firmware update, the pin configuration for the XLR jack will be (pin1: shield, pin2: hot, pin3: cold). The XLR pin configuration meets the international AES standard recommendation. The firmware update will avoid the scenario where use of the unit in combination with a device of different polarity than the XLR terminals would result in reduced sound levels due to a reversal of the phase relationship.