Fujifilm Guys and Manager Explain New Fujifilm GFX Firmware and Say that Blackmagic Design RAW Support is Technically Possible

What a day!

Fujifilm has released:

In all this buzz, I’d like to highlight one interview made by Cinema5D to top Fujifilm manager Makoto San.

The talk mainly gravitates towards the new ProRes RAW support for Fujifilm GFX100, but they touch also on other topics, which is why I want to highlight this interview in a dedicated post.

Interview Summary

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Get the Atomos Ninja (on Sale Today Only) for Fujifilm GFX100 Apple ProRes 12-bit RAW Recording

Fujifilm GFX100 owners were just covered with firmware love, and among the others, the possibility to record ProRes RAW using the Atomos Ninja V HDMI Recorder.

To make the good news even better, today only, there are savings on the Atomos Ninja V. Check them out at BHphoto, AmazonUS and Adorama.

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Fujifilm Releases Kaizen Firmware Updates for Fujifilm GFX100, GFX50R and GFX50S

Fujifilm has released firmware updates for all their Fujifilm GFX cameras.

Fujifilm GFX100 ver 2.00download here

The firmware update Ver.2.00 from Ver.1.03 incorporates the following issues:

New Features Guide: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Nederland, Polski, Svenska, Norsk, Dansk, Pусский, Suomi, 中文简, 中文繁體, 한국어, ภาษาไทย, Arabic

Expanding the use of outstanding image technology based on unique color reproduction

1) Addition of the new Film Simulation modes below.
・“CLASSIC Neg” mode, simulating color negative film traditionally chosen for snapshots.
・“ETERNA Bleach Bypass” mode, which simulates the film processing technique of the same name.
2) “Color Chrome Blue” is added, which adds depth to color and tonal reproduction in blue skies and other primarily blue subjects.
3) Additional functions of GRAIN EFFECT (SIZE, ROUGHNESS).

Improving autofocus performance

1) Fast and highly-accurate phase-detection AF even in low-light conditions at -5EV.
2) Improvement of the Face / Eye AF performance.
The face / eye detection accuracy and stability are improved when shooting multiple people, so as to make portrait photography easier than ever before.
3) Auto mode will be added to focus bracketing.
Specify the starting and ending points and shooting interval, and the camera can automatically determine the number of frames and steps required.

Enabling video recording control from Gimbal / Drone via USB communications

Combining the GFX100 with Gimbal / Drone that supports this function, will allow users to start / stop video recording, specify exposure settings for video (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation), and make manual focus adjustments.(*1)
Guilin FeiYu Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.(*2), Shenzhen Gudsen Technology Co.(*3), Ltd., SZ DJI Technology Co.,Ltd.(*4) and ZHIYUN(*5) (alphabetical order) have announced the intention of offering compatible products.

*1:Functions that can be controlled vary from Gimbal to Gimbal.
*2:Guilin Feiyu Technology Incorporated Company
*3:Shenzhen Gudsen Technology Co., Ltd.
*4:SZ DJI Technology Co.,Ltd
*5:ZHIYUN

Expanding various other functions requested by customers

1) The firmware will allow users to adjust exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation) for still images from a computer when using software that supports some tether-shooting functions.
2) More photo-editing applications will support the import of rating information, assigned in camera.
3) “COMPRESSED” is added to RAW RECORDING.

Features RAW video data output to ATOMOS NINJA V field monitor-recorder(*6)

GFX100 will be able to output maximum 4K/29.97P(*7) 12bit RAW video data using HDMI to an ATOMOS NINJA V, in Apple ProRes RAW. New firmware for NINJA V will be released by ATOMOS. RAW video data gives maximum flexibility for exposure adjustment or color grading in post-production for professional videographers. Also, simultaneous output of RAW with Film Simulation / F-Log / Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) is also available.

*6:GFX100 can record ProRes RAW only with ATOMOS NINJA V (as of June 30th 2020).
*7:Compatible with 4K (3840×2160) 29.97P/25P/24P/23.98P. Not compatible with FHD.

Fix of minor bugs

Fujifilm GFX50S ver 4.00download here

The firmware update Ver.4.00 from Ver.3.30 incorporates the following issues:

Regarding the detail, download the “GFX50S New Feature Guide Ver4.00” from our website.

New Features Guide: English, Français, Deutsch, Español, Italiano, Nederland, Polski, Svenska, Norsk, Dansk, Pусский, Suomi, 中文简, 中文繁體, 한국어, ภาษาไทย, Arabic

Expanding the use of outstanding image technology based on unique color reproduction

1) Addition of the new Film Simulation modes below.
・“CLASSIC Neg” mode, simulating color negative film traditionally chosen for snapshots.
・“ETERNA” mode, which replicates the colors and tonality of Fujifilm’s motion picture film.
2) “Smooth Skin Effect” featured on the GFX100, will become available, smoothing the appearance of human skin, ideal for portraiture.

Improving autofocus performance

1) Addition of the Low Light Priority AF-S mode, extending exposure time during autofocus to improve AF accuracy in low light.
2) Improvement of the Face / Eye AF performance.
The face / eye detection accuracy and stability are improved when shooting multiple people, so as to make portrait photography easier than ever before.
3) Auto mode will be added to focus bracketing.
Specify the starting and ending points and shooting interval, and the camera can automatically determine the number of frames and steps required.

Expanding various other functions requested by customers

1) The firmware will allow users to adjust exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation) for still images from a computer when using software that supports some tether-shooting functions.
2) More photo-editing applications will support the import of rating information, assigned in camera.
3 )The maximum number of photos that can be saved in each folder on an SD card will increase 10 fold from 999 to 9,999.
4) When the Sensitivity dial is set to C (command), AUTO1, AUTO2 and AUTO3 can be selected in ISO setting.
5) When setting the color temperature in the White Balance setting, the value of the color temperature is also displayed.

Fix of minor bugs

Fujifilm GFX50R ver 2.00download here

The firmware update Ver.2.00 from Ver.1.00 incorporates the following issues:

New Features Guide

  • Expanding the use of outstanding image technology based on unique color reproduction
    • 1) Addition of the new Film Simulation modes below.
      ・“CLASSIC Neg” mode, simulating color negative film traditionally chosen for snapshots.
      ・“ETERNA” mode, which replicates the colors and tonality of Fujifilm’s motion picture film.
    • 2) “Smooth Skin Effect,” featured on the GFX 100, will become available, smoothing the appearance of human skin, ideal for portraiture.
  • 2. Improving autofocus performance
    • 1) Addition of the Low Light Priority AF-S mode, extending exposure time during autofocus to improve AF accuracy in low light.
    • 2) Improvement of the Face / Eye AF performance.
      The face / eye detection accuracy and stability are improved when shooting multiple people, so as to make portrait photography easier than ever before.
    • 3) Auto mode will be added to focus bracketing.
      Specify the starting and ending points and shooting interval, and the camera can automatically determine the number of frames and steps required.
  • 3. Expanding various other functions requested by customers
    • 1) The firmware will allow users to adjust exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture value, ISO sensitivity, exposure compensation) for still images from a computer when using software that supports some tether-shooting functions.
    • 2) More photo-editing applications will support the import of rating information, assigned in camera.
    • 3) The maximum number of photos that can be saved in each folder on an SD card will increase 10 fold from 999 to 9,999.
    • 4) When setting the color temperature in the White Balance setting, the value of the color temperature is also displayed.
  • 4. Fix of minor bugs
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FUJIFILM Firmware Updates Coming in June for X-T4, X-A7, GFX100 and More?

It looks like June will be a interesting month, when it comes to Firmware updates.

Yesterday we reported about a free ProRes RAW Video Firmware update coming for Fujifilm GFX100.

Now we get hear reports that also the X-A7 should get an update, as well as the Fujifilm X-T4 (this one scheduled for the end of June).

I don’t know yet, if other cameras will get an update.

But keep in mind:

If there is one thing that Fujifilm can easily delay at any point in time, it’s firmware updates. If they feel it is not ready for their planed released, they will simply move it back a few weeks.

But what I know surely, is that the very same second Fujifilm Japan releases the firmware, you will read about it on FujiRumors.

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X-T4: BHphoto, AmazonUS, Adorama, FocusCamera
GFX 100: B&H Photo, AmazonUS, Adorama, Focuscamera