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woof75
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« on: October 20, 2008, 01:21:15 PM »
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I notice there's a new firmware for my P21 (2.3.6 Mac). Phase don't say what it does, should I update it? Makes me a bit nervous.
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2008, 04:24:47 PM »
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I notice there's a new firmware for my P21 (2.3.6 Mac). Phase don't say what it does, should I update it? Makes me a bit nervous.

 I have been running my P20 on 3.3.6 (same release as 2.5 for P21) since Sept 07 with no problems. The firmware version you quote 2.3.6 is not the most recent see this page :-

http://www.phaseone.com/HOME/Content/Suppo...Site%20-%20Main

It continues to amaze me, and after I have pointed it out to them as well    ) that the most recent firmware is not on the home page drop down.

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 05:26:34 PM »
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I have been running my P20 on 3.3.6 (same release as 2.5 for P21) since Sept 07 with no problems. The firmware version you quote 2.3.6 is not the most recent see this page :-

http://www.phaseone.com/HOME/Content/Suppo...Site%20-%20Main

It continues to amaze me, and after I have pointed it out to them as well    ) that the most recent firmware is not on the home page drop down.

Chris, when I had my P21 the firmware allowed me to use the live view funtction only (suposedly) available in the P+ versions? Which firmware was that?
Is there anything like that for the P20? My current firmware is 3.3.4.

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 06:10:13 PM »
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Chris, when I had my P21 the firmware allowed me to use the live view funtction only (suposedly) available in the P+ versions? Which firmware was that?
Is there anything like that for the P20? My current firmware is 3.3.4.

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I just updated my firmware to 3.3.6. Still no live preview. It must be some secret update.  
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2008, 03:31:11 AM »
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Chris, when I had my P21 the firmware allowed me to use the live view funtction only (suposedly) available in the P+ versions? Which firmware was that?
Is there anything like that for the P20? My current firmware is 3.3.4.

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That would be nice. I've not seen it mentioned. If you look at the detailed metadata on some of your P21 shots it will tell you the firmware version you were running:

C1 - File>show info>expand on camera

that would be interesting.
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2008, 04:54:26 AM »
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I have been running my P20 on 3.3.6 (same release as 2.5 for P21) since Sept 07 with no problems. The firmware version you quote 2.3.6 is not the most recent see this page :-

http://www.phaseone.com/HOME/Content/Suppo...Site%20-%20Main

It continues to amaze me, and after I have pointed it out to them as well    ) that the most recent firmware is not on the home page drop down.


The new Phase One P firmware allows you to have more control when used with the Schneider Digital Shutter system. So if you are not using that shutter system, you really will not see any new functions.

Phase One Live preview is a hardware enabled feature. If you do not have a back that is Live enabled, you will not be able to ad that to your back via firmware.


Chris Snipes
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2008, 05:27:22 AM »
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Phase One Live preview is a hardware enabled feature. If you do not have a back that is Live enabled, you will not be able to ad that to your back via firmware.


Chris Snipes
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chris@imageproduction.com

Phase One Test Studio

Yes, but it means every P (non +) back can be enabled to use live preview. Mine was...
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2008, 09:16:34 AM »
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I think I'll not update the firmware as I don't use schneider digital lenses. If it aint broke don't fix it I say.
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« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2008, 10:27:48 AM »
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[quote name='digitalcameraman' date='Oct 21 2008, 10:54 AM' post='230904']
The new Phase One P firmware allows you to have more control when used with the Schneider Digital Shutter system. So if you are not using that shutter system, you really will not see any new functions.

But    The phase One link I posted says this:

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Firmware version 3.3.6/2.5 corrects the following issues on P - Series digital backs:

1. Updated CF handling with all correction made since last P20/P25 release. Includes correct formatting of CF cards larger than 8GB, and failure that occurred when formatting CF card in a FUJI S3 camera after formatting in a P20 or P25 version 3.34 and older.
2. Improved EXIF handling for the Mamiya, the 1/3 step in AFDII is now included.
3. The TTL Flash Adjustment value for the H1 now setup again if the back is re-attached to a H1 camera without being powered off.
4. Compatibility of San Disk Extreme IV CF cards 2, 4 and 8GB
Plus a few minor adjustments to the firmware code of the P - Series backs.

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Not new functions but issues with CF cards which IMHO are significant.

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