Firmware Friday: Better streaming for Panasonic AJ-PX270; Nikon resurrects IPTC Preset Manager


posted Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 12:29 AM EDT


This week's Firmware Friday is one of our briefest in recent memory, with news from just two companies. We'll thus keep the update equally brief, and get down to the news from Nikon and Panasonic. (Not shooting gear from either company? Perhaps you'd like a preview of Adobe Lightroom-rival Luminar 3's upcoming release with libraries function, or a look at the just-released DxO PhotoLab 2.1 update.)

Panasonic AJ-PX270

We'll kick things off this week with Panasonic, as its version 36.72 update for the AJ-PX270 video camera (download here) is the only hardware-related news we have this time around. It's a reasonably significant update, with several changes as follows:

  • New Feature: QoS streaming with the TVU Networks Streaming Receiver is supported. (The latest version of TVU Streaming Receiver is supported.)
    To generate the Profile for TVU, please use the latest version of “P2 Network Setting” PC software.

  • Improvement

    • (For Australian Market) The camera cannot connect to Wi-Fi using D-Link DWA-171. This problem is fixed.
      The Channel Plan register (destination market info) of the latest dongle is supported.

    • (For U.S. Market) The camera cannot connect to LTE using Verizon USB730L. This problem is fixed.
      The Network I/F of the latest dongle is supported.

    • A connection failure occurs when Start and Stop are repeated via P2SS in Local streaming. This problem is fixed.

Nikon IPTC Preset Manager

That just leaves Nikon this week, and its version 1.1.0 update for the Windows-only IPTC Preset Manager which brings a pretty radical overhaul. The app no longer uses Silverlight, adds support for Windows 8.1 and 10, drops support for XP and Vista, adds Russian and Turkish support but removes Swedish-language support, and now lists IPTC categories in both English and your alternate language if one is selected. Download the update here.

And that's all for this week. Be sure to check back next time for more firmware (and sometimes, software) news!

(Camera parts image courtesy of Kelly Hofer / Flickr; used under a Creative Commons CC-BY-2.0 license. Image has been modified from the original.)