FUJIFILM X-T3 Firmware Update Coming Soon – No More 4 GB File Size Limit

November 16th, 2018

Back in September, we reviewed FUJIFILM’s flagship mirrorless camera, the X-T3. The development team at FUJIFILM listened carefully to customer’s feedback, and they are back with V2.00 firmware. Let’s take a look at what it brings.

FUJIFILM X-T3 – Photo credit: Arturs Slosbergs

No more 4Gb Clip Limit

One of the significant change and improvement in V2.00 firmware is probably the removal of the 4Gb clip limit. Previously, when the recording exceeded the 4Gb limit, the movie clip was split into two (or more) files. With the update, as long as your memory card is 32Gb or higher, the clip will be recorded as one solid file.

Unfortunately, if your memory card is smaller than 32Gb, the 4Gb file split limit will still apply. Movie recording will continue without interruption when the file size reaches 4GB; however subsequent footage will be recorded to a separate file.

However, please note that the 29 minutes recording limit does not change.

Simultaneous Video Output With Different Profiles

With the new firmware, you’ll be able to simultaneously display Film Simulation on the camera while outputting F-Log via the HDMI port to your external recorder. It’s a nice addition, as some shooters prefer to shoot and view through the integrated camera monitor, while the AC or the client can look at the footages on the recorder. The only downside is that you can’t do it in 4K 60p due to a hardware limitation.

Also, you can still record F-log internally and externally at the same time, as well as record F-log internally and sending a Film Simulation over HDMI externally.

4K HDR Recording

Last but not least, the new firmware will add support for 4K HDR video recording in the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG). Note that it’ll only be compatible with H.265 (HEVC) internal recording. Of course, you’ll be able to output HLG via the HDMI port to your favorite recorder and record in whatever format you prefer and supports it.

The V2.00 firmware is a free update and will be available in December 2018.

FilmConvert Profile Is Ready


The team at FilmConvert continue to add camera profiles to their amazing color correction and film simulation software. They just released a FUJIFILM X-T3 profile, that you can download for free at FilmConvert.

What do you think of this firmware update? Do you use it for shooting video? Share with us your thoughts in the comment section below.

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 Dan Brockett
Dan Brockett
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A great camera gets even better.

 Dave Roberts
Dave Roberts
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Does anyone know if this means the max recording time of 30 minutes/clip has also been increased? If not, would recording to an external recorder/monitor allow for unlimited recording time? This is currently the only thing holding me back from using this as my B-cam as I have occasional jobs that require uninterruped recording capability.

Johnnie Behiri
Johnnie Behiri
AdminNovember 17th, 2018

Hi barbino.
The time restriction is still there. Only the single file size limitation has been lifted.

Thank you
Johnnie

Cetre Pegues
Cetre Pegues
GuestJanuary 10th, 2019

After the update my XT-3 is still splitting up the files. I am using a 64 gig sd card. Any insight?

Johnnie Behiri
Johnnie Behiri
AdminJanuary 10th, 2019

Hi there. As we mentioned in our latest this feature did not make to the final FW version and will be implemented in the up coming months. More info: https://www.cined.com/fujifilm-x-t3-and-x-h1-firmware-updates-now-available/

Thank you
Johnnie

 Luke Wen
Luke Wen
MemberNovember 16th, 2018

HLG seems to have a minimum ISO of 1000

Sören Lindhoff
Sören Lindhoff
GuestNovember 16th, 2018

Wird trotzdem weiter einfrieren ?

Oscar M
MemberNovember 17th, 2018

Gotta love Fuji ….. and the TX3 just upped the ante again…. Well done

Le Schrenk
MemberNovember 18th, 2018

Is there also a feature coming that makes it possible to display the f-log in a rec709ish profile or film simulation in camera whilst recording the f-log unaffected? Like there is in the sony’s? Really miss this feature!

Johnnie Behiri
Johnnie Behiri
AdminNovember 18th, 2018

Hi Le Schrenk. This feature already exists! Look for “Natural live view” and assign it to any of the buttons. (SET UP/ SCREEN SET-UP/ page 2)

Thank you.
Johnnie

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