Syrp Genie Firmware Upgrade 2.6

Syrp Genie

Syrp has updated the firmware for the original Genie to version 2.6. The new firmware adds teh ability to connect two Genies together for 2-axis control (pan and track).

This firmware update is also required for pairing the Genie with the Genie Mini for pan and track motion. In order to pair the devices together, you’ll also need to pic up the Syrp Sync Cable.

Also included in this update is enhanced preview accuracy, ‘non real-time’ preview and the ability to turn the LCD off during a recording, along with other bug fixes.

The new firmware can be downloaded from Syrp’s support page.


Nikon Coolpix P900 Firmware Update ver. 1.2


Nikon has issued a firmware update for its new P900 superzoom. Firmware version 1.2 provides the following improvements:

  • An effort was made to fix an issue that prevented the shutter being released using the optional ML-L3 remote control when a person or object was immediately behind the camera. You should nevertheless select Off for EVF auto toggle in the camera setup menu when using the ML-L3.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the shutter to be released only once if the optional ML-L3 remote control was operated during movie recording, after which movie recording could not be ended using the movie-record button.

You can download the firmware update here on Nikon’s website.

Fuji X-T1 Firmware Update ver. 4.0 Now Available

Fuji X-T1

The previously announced Fuji X-T1 firmware update version 4.0 is now available. The new firmware features an advanced autofocus system for shooting moving subjects with improved AF accuracy for still image and video capture.

Other additions include eye detection during AF, enhanced shutter speed dial operation, exposure compensation in manual mode and finer framing grid lines for enhanced visibility and image composition.

Specific firmware update notes are as follows: [Read more…]

Blackmagic Camera Update 2.4 for Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Blackmagic Design has issued Blackmagic Camera Update 2.4, which adds a few new features to the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K as follows:

  • Updated camera utility
  • Adds support for more frame guides option
  • Holding down MENU will bypass the Dashboard

You can download the updated camera firmware here on Blackmagic’s website.