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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download
« Reply #105 on: May 02, 2013, 09:36:23 PM »
Canon Digital Learning Center (DLC) now updated with a piece on this new HDMI/AF firmware update:

http://www.learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2012/5d3_clean_hdmi_out.shtml

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« Reply #105 on: May 02, 2013, 09:36:23 PM »

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« Reply #106 on: May 03, 2013, 04:16:28 PM »
Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx

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« Reply #107 on: May 03, 2013, 04:27:14 PM »
Just a few minutes.

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« Reply #108 on: May 03, 2013, 04:49:15 PM »
Very pleased to report 100L + Yongnuo 568 w/assist is very snappy in low light with this firmware. I was worried Canon might sabotage the third party lens focus, but Sigma 50 works fantastic with this firmware update.
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« Reply #109 on: May 03, 2013, 09:29:45 PM »
Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx
Not long. May be about 10 minutes. Why do you ask? I did not note the time.

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« Reply #110 on: May 03, 2013, 11:49:56 PM »
I went from 1.0.7 to the new firmware and the camera seems to be 100%.
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« Reply #111 on: May 03, 2013, 11:50:51 PM »
Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx


I took me about 5 minutes.
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download
« Reply #111 on: May 03, 2013, 11:50:51 PM »

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download
« Reply #112 on: May 04, 2013, 01:13:21 AM »
I can't see anything in the upgrade that is enticing for me to do so, in fact because of the battery issue, quite the opposite.

I don't need uncompressed HDMI output and I haven't encountered any of the 'phenomenons'.  I always update to the latest firmware or software for that matter but because of the 'battery phenomenon', (I only have two third party batteries), I'm holding off.

Anyone else in the same boat?

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« Reply #113 on: May 04, 2013, 01:26:37 AM »
I can't see anything in the upgrade that is enticing for me to do so, in fact because of the battery issue, quite the opposite.

I don't need uncompressed HDMI output and I haven't encountered any of the 'phenomenons'.  I always update to the latest firmware or software for that matter but because of the 'battery phenomenon', (I only have two third party batteries), I'm holding off.

Anyone else in the same boat?

For me the IR-assisted AF is big thing, so I downloaded the FW floating around even before official Canon release.

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« Reply #114 on: May 04, 2013, 01:31:31 AM »
I can't see anything in the upgrade that is enticing for me to do so, in fact because of the battery issue, quite the opposite.

I don't need uncompressed HDMI output and I haven't encountered any of the 'phenomenons'.  I always update to the latest firmware or software for that matter but because of the 'battery phenomenon', (I only have two third party batteries), I'm holding off.

Anyone else in the same boat?

For me the IR-assisted AF is big thing, so I downloaded the FW floating around even before official Canon release.

Well, it's the only one that was playing on my mind in rare jobs it's required for (for me).  But till then, I can certainly hold off.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download
« Reply #115 on: May 05, 2013, 10:27:22 AM »
I will not weigh in on the specifics of the output other than to point out that over on the planet5d forum a gentleman, who has contact with the Atomos engineering group, says that the output from the port may actually be 10-bit.

You, who are much more in the know, may find the information interesting. (if it is indeed accurate)
Check the forum for the firmware upgrade.  There are only 8 or so posts.

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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download
« Reply #116 on: May 05, 2013, 11:18:18 AM »
the one question i have is picture style, seemed that my user 3 profile gave me a second neutral setting, i wonder if this is what canon intended for us to use as a "best" hdmi output picture style? i was hoping for a canon log picture style that lets us view a rec 709, or does it do that anyway without using a picture style?
anyone have any info or discoveries on this? im sick of using cinestyle and dealing with banding skies.
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download
« Reply #117 on: May 05, 2013, 11:21:35 AM »
Did anyone notice that the date-stamp on the file is 8 April 2013? What was Canon doing delaying it for 22 days?
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« Reply #117 on: May 05, 2013, 11:21:35 AM »

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« Reply #118 on: May 05, 2013, 11:33:04 AM »
Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx

Updated just now ... took 4 mins 10 seconds using the CF card. SD may be slower.
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« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2013, 12:25:39 PM »
Quick question for anyone:

How long did the firmware upgrade take?

thx

Updated just now ... took 4 mins 10 seconds using the CF card. SD may be slower.
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Re: EOS 5D Mark III Firmware 1.2.1 Available for Download
« Reply #119 on: May 05, 2013, 12:25:39 PM »