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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2013, 05:14:02 PM »
Installed and running.  The HDMI signal from the camera is showing no overlays and image is edge to edge on a 1920x1080 TV.  It was nice to find the new "Mirroring" menu option.  In the pic below, the camera is connected to the monitor and the LCD remains on, sweet!  When I press record, both stay on, however the red  recording dot only showed up on the camera LCD.


Do you have audio out over HDMI? Are there any other HDMI settings in the menu other than the mirroring option?

I have only found one other HDMI menu setting.  Also, no playback on monitor, just LCD.



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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #45 on: April 26, 2013, 05:14:02 PM »

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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #46 on: April 26, 2013, 06:08:35 PM »
It works well for me, the same as for thousands of others.  There has never been a virus or malware for Canon DSLR's, so the risk is low.
 
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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #47 on: April 26, 2013, 07:42:20 PM »
For those of you who have tested, are you getting an uncompressed signal through HDMI?
I mean, does the recorded video look flat as an uncompressed video should be (like the videos that the Black Magic camera produces)?


Don't confuse uncompressed with RAW, they are two completely different beasts.

My credit card is ready to purchase an ATOMOS Ninja 2 or a BM external recorder "if" there is a noticeable improvement in the image quality coming out of the clean HDMI port. That is one big if though...and early (although highly biased) reports would seem to indicate a big fat "no" on that one!  >>  http://www.eoshd.com/content/10233/5d-mark-iii-uncompressed-hdmi-sample-footage


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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #48 on: April 26, 2013, 10:50:00 PM »
How stable is ML on the 5d3?  I used to use it on a t2i for intervalometer function but it frequently crashed and so finally just gave up.

now they need to implement lots of the cool features ML has like the new RAW histogram

Appreciate it

oh well i will just keep using ML nothing in the new FM is useful for me, now ML can shoot 2040x1428 14bit RAW DNG without shutter actuation on 5D3 very good for time lapse. While Nikon can do time lapses canons cant without a intervalometer probably so that they make more money.

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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #49 on: April 27, 2013, 12:45:45 AM »
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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #50 on: April 27, 2013, 02:14:06 AM »
Just to report on the latest firmware 1.2.1 for 5D3, looks like it's no longer able to detect the 3rd party LP-E6 battery level anymore.

When I put my 3rd party LP-E6 (off-brand, bought from eBay) into the camera, there's a warning screen that says:

Communication with Canon LP-E6 battery is Irregular. Continue to use this battery?

If I choose Cancel, the camera will turn off instantly. If I choose OK, the camera will turn on & run as normal, but the battery level will stay at 100% all the time & I can no longer register nor delete the serial number.

This is kinda bummer for me as I just bought 18 DSTE-branded LP-E6s & I'm expecting it to arrive next week. If the DSTE-branded LP-E6s can't show the battery level, I'll be very disappointed.

Anyone else have this problem as well?

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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2013, 01:56:50 PM »
Just to report on the latest firmware 1.2.1 for 5D3, looks like it's no longer able to detect the 3rd party LP-E6 battery level anymore.

When I put my 3rd party LP-E6 (off-brand, bought from eBay) into the camera, there's a warning screen that says:

Communication with Canon LP-E6 battery is Irregular. Continue to use this battery?

If I choose Cancel, the camera will turn off instantly. If I choose OK, the camera will turn on & run as normal, but the battery level will stay at 100% all the time & I can no longer register nor delete the serial number.

This is kinda bummer for me as I just bought 18 DSTE-branded LP-E6s & I'm expecting it to arrive next week. If the DSTE-branded LP-E6s can't show the battery level, I'll be very disappointed.

Anyone else have this problem as well?

I get the warning with 3rd party batteries (pearstone and ebay), haven't noticed wether the battery level changes or not. This is a cat and mouse game with the aftermarket battery mfgs. I'm sure they will try to fix this in new battery revisions.

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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #51 on: April 27, 2013, 01:56:50 PM »

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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2013, 04:07:38 PM »
Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/


Works great, thanks for sharing!


Updated the firmware, ran a few lenses through FoCal, and went shooting this weekend - no problems at all.
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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2013, 04:18:12 PM »
Glad to hear 1.2.1 is working with FoCal.  I haven't tried it yet but was wondering.

Hope this works?
http://www.fileswap.com/dl/tHc7Wh9sU9/


Works great, thanks for sharing!


Updated the firmware, ran a few lenses through FoCal, and went shooting this weekend - no problems at all.

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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2013, 05:28:17 PM »

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Updated the firmware, ran a few lenses through FoCal, and went shooting this weekend - no problems at all.
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Still semi-automatic or is it fully automatic yet ??
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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2013, 05:32:57 PM »

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Updated the firmware, ran a few lenses through FoCal, and went shooting this weekend - no problems at all.

Still semi-automatic or is it fully automatic yet ??

Unfortunately, it is still semi-automatic.
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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2013, 07:51:57 PM »
thanks for posting that firmware. Normally i wouldn't think of loading up a firmware or software update for that matter hrs before walking out the door to a paying shoot, but i did, and all is well. Thanks!

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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2013, 09:38:16 PM »
1.2.1 is already up on Canon Australia's website, but not up on Canon USA's site

http://www.canon.com.au/Personal/Support-Help/Product-Help/Camera-Accessories/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/EOS-5D-Mark-III

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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #58 on: April 29, 2013, 09:39:54 PM »
1.2.1 is already up on Canon Australia's website, but not up on Canon USA's site

http://www.canon.com.au/Personal/Support-Help/Product-Help/Camera-Accessories/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/EOS-5D-Mark-III


Can you select English language option, or is it only in Australian?

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Re: Download Firmware 1.2.1 link for 5DIII
« Reply #59 on: April 29, 2013, 09:44:55 PM »
THat's a lot of fixes.  14 issues resolved including an eyefi fix.

1.2.1 is already up on Canon Australia's website, but not up on Canon USA's site

http://www.canon.com.au/Personal/Support-Help/Product-Help/Camera-Accessories/EOS-Digital-SLR-Cameras/EOS-5D-Mark-III

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