Exciting New Sony FS5 Firmware Update Includes ‘Instant HDR’

By Jason Boone

Sony’s FS5 firmware update comes packed with new features.

Sony recently released the 4.00 firmware update for the PXW-FS5, bringing three exciting new features to the wonderful workhorse camera. These features include support for Hybrid Log-Gamma (“instant HDR”), the ability to change the minimum ISO number from ISO 3200 to ISO 2000, and support for shooting continuously at 120fps in 1080p.

HDR Capability

The Hybrid Log-Gamma is an HDR (high dynamic range) standard developed jointly by the BBC and Japan’s NHK. The two countries worked together to provide an easier way to capture HDR images. For instance, the new standard allows you to shoot HDR in-camera without color grading. Metadata allows displays that support the HLG standard to show the footage in HDR as intended.

There are four new hybrid gamma modes for the camera, including:

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