SIGMA fp Firmware Update V2.01 – External Recording workflow Improved

August 27th, 2020
SIGMA fp Firmware Update V2.01 - External Recording workflow Improved

SIGMA fp camera just received a free firmware update version 2.01 which irons out some bugs related to working with a Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm wide angle lens, Blackmagic Video Assist 12G recorder, and Atomos Ninja V recorder.

It is not that long ago when one of the smallest full-frame mirrorless cameras on the market – SIGMA fp – received a large firmware update version 2.0. This update unlocked the external RAW recording option over HDMI, Dual ISO, and some other improvements. More information on the update v2.0 can be found in this article.

Now SIGMA released another small firmware update (version 2.01) which irons out some bugs. Let’s take a short look at the new firmware update.

SIGMA fp Firmware Update Version 2.01

The firmware update is available for download now free of charge. The update file itself as well as the manual on how to upgrade can be found on SIGMA Support Webpage. It fixes the following bugs:

  • Corrected the phenomenon of displaying white corners on DNGs or CinemaDNGs in some development software when using the following combination – SIGMA fp and Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm f/3.5-5.6 lens with the Lens Optics Correction function Vignetting setting set to “auto” (focal length 20mm and aperture value of f/3.5.).
Panasonic LUMIX S 20-60mm Lens. Source: Panasonic
  • Corrected the bug related to Blackmagic RAW codec recording over HDMI with the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G recorder by Blackmagic Design. Please note, that this also requires a new 3.2.3 firmware update for the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G to be installed.

This free firmware update for both 5” and 7″ 12G Video Assist recorders improves the workflow when recording Blackmagic RAW from the SIGMA fp. It adds support for 100 and 119.88 fps, improves color temperature, and fixes trigger recording. It can be downloaded from the Blackmagic Design Support Center.

Do you have experience working with the SIGMA fp? Do you record in CinemaDNG RAW or compressed RAW externally with a recorder? Let us know in the comments section below.

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September 1st, 2020

I just want to second Martin’s comment about mapping ISO to one of the wheels. As a documentary cinematographer, ISO is the one in-camera setting I need to change most often, and I would really appreciate an update that made it quicker to access that adjustment.

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Martin Kacvinsky
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August 27th, 2020

I have a few “feature requests” for sigma to think about:
1. In CINE mode, I set-up a shutter angle and aperture and both front/back scroll wheels. But ISO can be only change by pressing the Q button and selecting ISO. In CINE mode I almost NEVER change shutter angle. But I need to change ISO all the time. It would be great if the main scrolling wheel could be mapped for ISO (actually I’m okay with setting-up shutter angle in the menu as I basically keep it to 180 degree all the time).
2. It would be great to have some sort of warning that you are not rolling. For instance, an option to turn on a crossed screen while not rolling so that you have a strong visual information… Something like they did with the MagicLantern. :))
3. A 48p mode in the fullhd? Really nice when slowed down to 24p. Working with 50/60p is much more complicated.
4. I would welcome also some other cropmarks for the screen, like 1.85, 2.2 or 4:3.
5. Some kind of slow shutter would be amazing. Like with BMD pocket camera you can shoot in 5fps with really long exposure times. With 5D magiclantern I think I was able to set the camera to even 1fps and then shoot at 1 second of exposure time.

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August 30th, 2020

Great input, for most camera manufacturers actually :)

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