New firmware updates for Sigma fp and fp L cameras will probably be out there beginning February 8, 2023. Customers of the 24MP Sigma fp may have entry to Model 5.0 and people with the 61MP fp L will be capable of obtain Model 3.0, information could be downloaded immediately from Sigma as soon as they change into public.
A number of new cine-centric updates and options are included within the updates, from entry to new shade mode to 4TB SSD compatibility, Atomos cloud help and extra.
Probably the most fascinating merchandise is maybe a brand new publicity information mode, known as EL ZONE. It is a cine-style false shade preview, created by cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC, getting used right here for the primary time in a mirrorless nonetheless/cine digicam. The EL ZONE shows the publicity standing of any a part of the display screen in a color-coded method, permitting customers shortly assess publicity.
EL ZONE shows normal 18% publicity in grey, with as much as six steps of each highlights and shadows displayed in numerous different colours that goal to permit the digicam operator to visualise the scenes dynamic vary. EL ZONE could be discovered as a brand new possibility underneath the cameras’ ‘False Shade’ perform.
Staying on shade a second, a brand new ‘Heat Gold’ shade mode subdues tones and heat colours to create what Sigma describes as a ‘mellow environment.’
The firmware updates additionally add help for 4TB exterior SSDs in addition to Atomos Cloud help for customers connecting to Atomos gadgets.
For greater finish customers or manufacturing homes which have been already utilizing the Sigma fp and Sigma fp L as a administrators viewfinder, the brand new firmware replace provides extra help for open gate with anamorphic desqueeze for the ARRI ALEXA LF and ALEXA Mini LF. It is a very particular and specialised use case, extra incremental to maintain up with the wants of sure customers and for those who weren’t already utilizing these cameras as a administrators viewfinder there is not something you are lacking out on right here.
The firmware updates for each cameras will probably be out there on February 8, 2023, on the sigma-global.com web site.
SIGMA Updates fp & fp L Cameras Interesting to Cinematographers by Including New Shade Mode, 4TB SSD Compatibility, Atomos Cloud Assist and Extra
Ronkonkoma, NY – February 7, 2023 – SIGMA Company of America, the US subsidiary of SIGMA Company (CEO: Kazuto Yamaki. Headquarters: Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan) is happy to announce main firmware updates for the SIGMA fp sequence cameras: Model 5.0 for the 24-megapixel SIGMA fp, and Model 3.0 for the 61-megapixel fp L.
Key updates embrace the addition of a “Heat Gold” shade mode, help for 4TB SSDs, and Atomos Cloud help.
With these firmware updates, the fp and fp L are additionally now the primary mirrorless nonetheless/cine cameras to include the EL ZONE metering system created by cinematographer Ed Lachman, ASC. EL ZONE is a false-color publicity software the place normal publicity (18% reflectivity) is displayed in grey, with as much as six steps of each highlights and shadows displayed in an intuitive, standardized, color-coded format to permit creators to make the most of the dynamic vary of the cameras to its fullest.
Moreover, Open Gate with Anamorphic Desqueeze for the ARRI ALEXA LF / ALEXA Mini LF has been added to the digicam and settings registered in Director’s Viewfinder Mode; which will probably be a profit to high-end filmmakers using the favored ARRI line of cine merchandise.
“The introduction of the EL ZONE metering system, together with the complete roster of extra options and features offered within the newest firmware, demonstrates SIGMA’s dedication to the fp digicam sequence.” stories Mark Amir-Hamzeh, SIGMA America President. “With every main firmware replace, the fp cameras change into ever extra vital instruments catering to the wants of the inventive neighborhood.”
The firmware updates for each cameras will probably be out there on February 8, 2023, on the sigma-global.com web site. The total description of the firmware replace follows beneath.
Main firmware replace for the SIGMA fp for Ver. 5.00 and fp L for Ver. 3.00
Advantages of the replace
SIGMA fp Ver. 5.00 / SIGMA fp L Ver. 3.00
- A brand new shade mode “Heat Gold” is added. This Shade mode creates a mellow environment with subdued tones and heat colours.
- The “EL ZONE” possibility has been added to the “False Shade” perform, which shows the publicity standing of any a part of the display screen in a color-coded method, permitting you to observe the publicity standing of any a part of the display screen.
- “Focus body solely” *has been added to the knowledge show menu within the |▢| (Show) mode setting.
* “Focus Body Solely” seems within the menu solely when the taking pictures fashion in STILL mode or CINE mode is about to STILL-like.
- The digicam can now be switched off even throughout lengthy exposures.
- The digicam is now suitable with a 4TB (terabyte) exterior SSD.
- Open Gate (x1.25 / x1.3 / x1.5 / x1.65 / x1.8 / x2) for ARRI ALEXA LF / ALEXA Mini LF has been added to the digicam and setting info registered within the Director’s Viewfinder.
- ATOMOS Cloud is now supported.*
* Firmware replace of ATOMOS gadgets is required to make use of the cloud resolution offered by ATOMOS. Please look forward to the announcement from ATOMOS for info on suitable gadgets and the discharge date of the firmware.