November 16, 2018

Upcoming Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Updates Drop 4GB Clip Limit, Add 4K HDR

Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Updates
Big news for the Fujifilm X-T3 with news of upcoming firmware update to help out with a few key features with the popular mirrorless camera.

Fujifilm’s X-T3 is certainly off to a hot start and getting a lot of buzz for its powerful 26.1MP CMOS sensor, 4K UHD video at 60fps and competitive price point with the other mirrorless cameras currently on the market. However, many owners (or renters and other interested parties) have had a few concerns.

Luckily, as reported News Shooter in an interview at Inter BEE 2018 in Japan, it looks like a firmware update is on its way to both add 4K HDR video recording in HLG and the removal of the 4GB clip limit (along with some other helpful updates). Let’s take a look at what’s in the works…

Fujifilm X-T3 4K HDR Video in HLG

Fujifilm X-T3
The Fujifilm X-T3 looking all sexy in the rain.

Firstly, the new Fujifilm X-T3 firmware update will add support 4K HDR video recording in Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). HGL can be very helpful for capturing rich and dynamic footage that covers wider ranges between highlights and shadows. Here’s a great video showing how much of an impact HLG can have on your footage (based on use in a GH5).

Fujifilm X-T3 4GB Clip Limit

The other, perhaps bigger news for X-T3 owners is that the new firmware update is set to remove the hindering 4GB clip limit. This 4GB clip limit has limited the X-T3’s use on longer shoots and in many event coverage situations. However, with the new firmware update, as long as you use an SD card 64GBs or larger, your files will no longer be split past 4GB. (Note: if you use cards under 64GBs, the files will split at 4GBs like they do now).

For some good SD card recommendations, here’s an in-depth test based on use with the Canon EOS R.

Other Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware Updates

Fujifilm X-T3 Firmware

In addition to the addition of 4K HDR video recording in HLG and the removal of the 4GB clip limit, the other notable updates allow the X-T3 to record both record in F-Log to an external recorder while recording a Film Simulation image directly onto the X-T3.

For more information, you can stay tuned on Fujifilm’s website here, or keep tabs with us here at No Film School. How do you feel about these upcoming updates? What else would you like to see changed, added or removed in your Fujifilm X-T3. Let us know in the comments below!     

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Outstanding. I've been a Fuji fan since the X100. For me, being able to record F-Log external (Shogun!) while recording Film Simulation inside the T3 is huge. HLG is kind of cool, too, but I'd need to test the hell out of that before using on a paid job.

November 16, 2018 at 4:14PM

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Patrick Ortman
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Um, the firmware has already been released. Have been enjoying recording video (not split into 4gb sections) for about a week now.

November 16, 2018 at 7:43PM, Edited November 16, 7:43PM

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Lee Cohen
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