Sony FX9 Firmware 2.01 Update – Horizontal Noise Fix

October 5th, 2020 Jump to Comment Section 3
Sony FX9 Firmware 2.01 Update - Horizontal Noise Fix

Sony released a Sony FX9 firmware 2.01 update that fixes a problem that caused horizontal noise in FF crop 5K scanning mode when the automatic distortion compensation was active.

Sony FX9 Firmware 2.01 Update

Last month, the Sony FX9 received a significant firmware 2.0 update a month earlier than expected. This update unlocked new frame rates and resolutions, 16-bit RAW output with the XDCA-FX9 extension unit mounted, Eye-AF capability, touchscreen operation, and so on.

However, users started to notice a strange image problem in FF crop 5K scanning mode. Indeed, when automatic distortion compensation was active, there were visible horizontal noise issues that also ended up on the recorded footage.

I am afraid I am also seeing the strange artifacts when shooting at 60p. Very dissapointed and I sure hope that it gets fixed in a firmware update. When is 2.01 Sony?

Posted by David Baron on Tuesday, September 15, 2020

To solve that issue, Sony released an FX9 firmware 2.01 update. Although this image problem can be found only on the first versions of firmware 2.0, Sony recommends that all FX9 users currently running firmware 2.0 update to version 2.01.

The FX9 Firmware 2.01 update can be downloaded now directly from Sony’s website here.

Did you already updated your Sony FX9 to firmware 2.0? If yes, did you notice that horizontal noise issue? Don’t hesitate to let us know in the comments below!

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