Sony PXW-X500 & PXW-X400 - Firmware Updates

Sony PXW-X500 & PXW-X400 - Firmware Updates


We are pleased to announce today’s official new firmware release versions for the Sony PXW-X500 & PXW-X400 XDCAM shoulder camcorders. Both models are sharing the same new features, they will evolve along with the PXW-Z450 World’s first 2/3’’ 4K shoulder camcorder.

The new firmware packages are free of charge and can be downloaded from the links below:
PXW-X500 V5.00
PXW-X400 V3.00

Sony PXW-X500 & PXW-X400 Sony PXW-X500 & PXW-X400

Sony PXW-X500 Full HD XDCAM Camcorder
Sony PXW-X400 XDCAM Shoulder Camcorder

NEW Features shared by the PXW-X500 V5.00, PXW-X400 V3.00 and PXW-Z450 with ex. factory firmware:

USB 3.0 Host is now supported

  • Clips recorded on SxS Memory cards can be copied to a storage or USB media directly connected to the camcorder USB 3.0 interface
  • Benefits: Faster workflows in the field, no more laptop required to copy or backup content to an external drive.

Partial High Res clip transfer

  • The free “Content Brower Mobile” app. V2.4 for Android /iOS allows users to specify Mark In/Out time codes points of the High Resolution files recorded on SxS cards before ftp or Cloud upload.
  • Benefits: Saves time and data upload volume in the field , user only sends the relevant content to be pushed to the station ftp server for later editing and playout.

New Full HD Proxy recording formats added

  • HD/SD Auto , 1920 x 1080 50i or 1280 x 720 50p proxy files (following the camcorder output format) can be recorded in 9Mbps or 6Mbps in the SD Proxy card.
  • Benefits: Better integration in HD workflows , Full HD interlaced Proxy files can be played straight On Air without visible progressive strobe effect.

Added Streaming Formats added

  • 0.3Mbps and 0.2MbpsLow streaming bit rate can be selected.
  • Benefits: Lower streaming bit rate are available in constraint bandwidth for BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network)Inmarsat satellite transmission.

Added User menu items

  • Items such as scene files have been added in the File menu > User menu load and save .
  • Benefits: More user freedom and flexibility in camcorder setup configuration.’
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