Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Updating firmware on Sony XDCAM Ex1

Just thought I'd write this down incase I needed it for future reference.

So basically, the Sony EX1's can at present only read 16GB and smaller cards. But, if we update the firmware they should be able to read up to 36GB (or bigger maybe).

So here is how we did it:

  1. Find the firmware
    1. We found it here on sony's website
  2. Unzip it all
  3. Connect the camera using the 'secret' USB plug
  4. On't computer it asks you about a new network interface (which is the camera)
    1. Click "Open Network Preferences"
    2. Click on "Apply" which confirms you want to add the interface to the list of network interfaces
    3. PMW-EX1 network interface for updating the firmware on EX1 Cameras
    4. It might ask you for Administrator username and password
  5. Run the VersionUpTool
  6. VersionUpTool for updating firmware on Sony's XDCAM EX1
    1. Accept the agreement and keep on clicking
    2. It did prompt to say that the Camera had to be running off the mains (not battery)
  7. It took about 30 mins

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