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Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Firmware update 2.0.3 for EOS 5D Mark II now available

Firmware Version 2.0.3 for the EOS 5D Mark II incorporates five enhancements to the movie function and a fix to the manual sensor cleaning function

1. Adds or changes the following movie frame rates.
NTSC:
* 1920×1080 : 30 fps (changed - actual 29.97 fps)
* 1920×1080 : 24 fps (added - actual 23.976 fps)
* 640×480 : 30 fps (changed - actual 29.97 fps)
PAL:
* 1920×1080 : 25 fps (added - actual 25.0 fps)
* 1920×1080 : 24 fps (added - actual 23.976 fps)
* 640×480 : 25 fps (added - actual 25.0 fps)

2. Adds a function for manually adjusting the sound recording level (64 levels).

3. Adds a histogram display (brightness or RGB) for shooting movies in manual exposure.

4. Adds shutter-priority AE mode (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting movies.

5. Changes the audio sampling frequency from 44.1 KHz to 48 KHz.

6. Fixes a phenomenon where communication between the camera and the attached lens is sometimes interrupted after manual sensor cleaning. (This phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.4.)

Movies captured using EOS 5D Mark II cameras with Firmware Version 1.1.0 to 1.2.4 can be played back on cameras updated with Firmware Version 2.0.3. However, if you try to play back movies captured by a camera with the new firmare on a camera with a previous firmare version the message, 'Cannot play back image' appears on the camera's LCD monitor.

It is recommended that you use the latest Canon software to edit movies captured with a EOS 5D Mark II camera that has the latest firmware - some previous versions  of the software do not support movie-editing functions and the frame rates that are added or changed by the latest firmware. The latest software versions are:
* ZoomBrowser EX Version 6.5.0 or later (compatible operating systems : Windows XP/Vista/7)
* ImageBrowser Version 6.5.0 or later (compatible operating systems : Mac OS X v10.4/10.5/10.6)

In addition to the enhancements to the movie function, the  instruction manual has also been revised.

The firmware upgrade can be installed by the user. Full instructions and downloads are available at the
>>Canon Download Centre


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