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Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update = 24p (UPDATED 2X)

03.17.10 @ 12:00PM Tags : ,

This went live Monday, but unless you shot something yesterday, it shouldn’t matter that I’m a couple days late with this. Yes, the Canon 5d Mark II, a wonderful camera previously limited to shooting 30p video with automatic, terrible-sounding audio, is now many, many times more valuable thanks to a free firmware update live on Canon’s site. Kind of a big deal:

  1. Adds 24p and 25p.
  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.

UPDATE FROM CANON: We are now introducing the Version 2.0.4 firmware. This firmware corrects the malfunction that occurred in the previous Version 2.0.3 firmware, in which the manual recording level changed and made recording impossible.

Thanks Leighton.

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  • Leighton Gill on 03.18.10 @ 10:23AM

    Canon have pulled the Frimware now, because of Audio issues when recording using Custom settings :(

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