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 Thursday, April 15, 2010
Canon EOS 7D Firmware Version 1.2.1 is now available.
 
Firmware Version 1.2.1 incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
 
1. Extends the timing at which the high temperature warning indicator is displayed and the timing of automatic shut down of the camera due to a rise in internal temperature during Live View or EOS Movie functions.
 
2. Optimizes program shift when the ISO setting of the camera is set to AUTO.
 
3. Corrects a misspelling in the French-language menu.
 
4. Corrects a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode. (This only occurs when in Manual exposure mode and when the ISO speed is set to "H". Note that this phenomenon only affects units with Firmware Version 1.2.0)
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Post Date: 4/15/2010 12:05:03 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, March 19, 2010
Canon has posted EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 2.0.4 for download.
 
"We apologize sincerely for the inconvenience caused to our customers by suspending the availability of the Version 2.0.3 firmware.
 
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.
 
Customers who have the Version 2.0.3 firmware on their cameras should update the firmware to Version 2.0.4."
 
"In the Version 2.0.4 firmware, the following phenomena that occurred with the Version 2.0.3 firmware (which was to enhance the movie functions) have been corrected.
 
There was a phenomenon in which the manual recording settings made in C1/C2/C3 were changed and sound could not be recorded if manual sound recording was used in the C1/C2/C3 settings and the camera was subsequently turned off (or if Auto Power Off was activated). This does not occur in modes other than C1/C2/C3." (thanks John)
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Post Date: 3/19/2010 9:47:42 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, March 18, 2010
Canon USA has posted a PDF indicating that some people are experiencing problems with the new version 2.03 firmware. Here is the full text of the announcement:
 
"Thank you for using Canon products.
 
We have learned that some users of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II digital SLR camera are experiencing issues with Firmware Update Version 2.0.3.
 
We are working on a new firmware update to address these phenomena, which will be available soon.If you have not registered your EOS 5D Mark II, please register so we will be able to notify you via email when future updates become available for download.
 
Canon always strives to provide the highest quality products to our customers. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience these phenomena may have caused. We appreciate your kind patronage and support." (thanks Hugh & neuroanatomist)
 
 
The Canon PDF is available for download.
 
Apparently the specific problem has to do with sound recording not working when a manual record volume is used in the C modes.
 
 
Update from Canon:
 
"Recently we have discovered a malfunction that occurs with Firmware Version 2.0.3, in which the manual recording levels for C1/C2/C3 are changed and the camera becomes unable to record audio if the power is turned off (or if Auto power off takes effect) after registering "Sound Recording: Manual" in the camera user settings.
 
We apologize very sincerely for the inconvenience, but we are going to stop making this firmware available for download. For customers who have already updated to the new firmware, when using the camera with the mode dial set to C1/C2/C3, please either set the sound recording settings to Auto.
 
We are currently preparing firmware that will correct this malfunction. As soon as those preparations have been completed, we will let you know on this Web site. In the meantime, we apologize for the inconvenience this represents, but please wait until the fixed firmware is ready."
 
This update is posted on the firmware download page.
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Post Date: 3/18/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, March 15, 2010
Canon has posted EOS 5D Mark II Firmware Version 2.0.3 for download.
 
Firmware Version 2.0.3 incorporates five enhancements to the movie function and a fix to the manual sensor cleaning function of the EOS 5D Mark II camera.
 
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.)
 
For more about this firmware update, visit the Canon Digital Learning Center's EOS 5D II Firmware Version 2.0.3 page.
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Post Date: 3/15/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, March 03, 2010
 Monday, March 01, 2010
"This is [snip] to inform you that firmware upgrade 2.0.3 for the EOS 5D Mark II Digital SLR Camera will be coming in March of 2010. 2.0.3 meets the demands of both professional movie producers and aspiring filmmakers alike by adding 24p video acquisition and changing the 30p video frame rate to 29.97 to comply with TV production standards. In addition, audio capability is enhanced for professional use, adding manual audio level control, and increasing the audio sampling frequency to 48KHz from 44.1KHz.
 
Attached please find an announcement image [snip] with more details.
 
Not responsible for typographical errors. All images and effects are simulated.
 
© 2010 Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon and EOS are registered trademarks of Canon Inc.in the United States and may be registered trademarks or trademarks in other countries."
 
Canon U.S.A. PR Team
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Post Date: 3/1/2010 12:00:00 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
   
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