Firmware Friday: Panasonic UC4000 and control gear updated; Fujifilm updates software for X-A7


posted Friday, October 4, 2019 at 10:51 PM EDT


This week's Firmware Friday roundup will be a brief one, with only a handful of updates apiece to discuss from Fujifilm and Panasonic, so we'll do away with the usual preamble, formatting and the like, and just get down to what's new, instead.

Fujifilm's updates are for its Raw File Converter EX 3.0 software for Windows (download here) and MacOS (download here), as well as for its PC AutoSave app for Windows only (download here). In all three cases, the sole change is support for the Fuji X-A7 mirrorless camera which launched in the middle of last month.

As for Panasonic, the company has updated its AK-UC4000 4K HDR studio camera to firmware version 0E.FB-002-00.00 (download here). At the same time, it has AK-UCU600 camera control unit and AK-HRP1000 / AK-HRP1005 remote operation panels. Changes in the UC4000 camera are as follows:

  • The following functions can be used by connecting a ROP directly to the camera.

    • Camera menus can be operated from the ROP

    • HDR can be switched on/off from the ROP

  • Supports BT.2020. A menu item “WIDE_G2” is added.

The camera control unit's v01.27 update (download here), meanwhile, has the following changes:

  • Supports following new INPUT/OUTPUT on MoIP.

    • HD TRUNK Output



    • PGM Input

    • TALLY

  • Supports the protocol command for reading a MAC Address.

The AK-HRP1000 remote operation panel gets the following changes in firmware version 4.70-00-0.05 (download here), anf the AK-HRP1005 gets the same changes in its 4.70-00-0.03 update (download here):

  • Supports the remote operations of camera menus when connecting directly to an AK-UC4000.

  • AW-HE42/HE68 cameras can be operated.

And that's all for this week. Be sure to check back next time for more firmware news!

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(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.)