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Hasselblad Announce Large Firmware Update For X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition

Hasselblad has announced a massive firmware update for the X1D II 50C and 907X special edition cameras, including video functionality, focus bracketing and 2/3 stops of exposure bracketing.

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Hasselblad have announced firmware update 1.2.0, bringing new features for both the X1D II 50C and 907X special edition. The large firmware update includes the following:

1. Video functionality
Expanding the imaging options of the X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition, 2.7K (2720 x 1530) & HD (1920 x 1080) video capture has been added. Video can be recorded at 29.97 fps with 4:2:0 8bit colour. The 2.7K resolution option delivers improved capture of detail, whilst balancing the final video capture size.

2. Focus Bracketing
Expanding the feature set of the X1D II 50C and 907X Special Edition even further, Focus Bracketing allows a photographer trying to capture a subject with very limited depth of field, such as in macro or product photography, to capture a series of exposures of their chosen subject at a fractionally different focus point in each and then stack these captures in their chosen stacking software. The photographer will have full control over the number of frames in the sequence, the step size between each capture and an initial delay to allow any support system vibration to diminish. Note: Requires lens firmware 0.5.33 or later for all XCD lenses excluding XCD 45P. XCD 45P requires firmware 0.1.24 or later.

3. Image Rating
Image Rating can now be applied to all still image captures in camera, making image sorting and selection much easier when the captures are transferred to the user’s computer system. When in image playback mode, with the capture details overlay on screen, the photographer simply presses the star button or presses the displayed stars. All ratings are stored in the metadata of the captured image.

4. 2/3 stops added in Exposure Bracketing
The Exposure Bracketing function step options have been expanded to support 2/3 stops steps in addition to the existing steps.

5. Expanded White Balance Tools
The menu organization and selection of White Balance presets has been improved with display of colour temperature and tint at each setting. For the most precise colour, a Picker has also been added where the photographer can sample a neutral portion of the image to balance colour.

6. Auto White Balance based on captured image
Auto White Balance is now based on the captured image which means that AWB can also be used when shooting in Manual Quick Mode (Manual Quick Mode specific to X1D II 50C only). It also solves the issue when working with flash in tungsten lighting where, previously, the correct white balance showed in either Live View or the captured image – now the correct white balance is present in both Live View and the final still image.

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The X1D II 50C is also getting a couple of specific updates:

1. EVF proximity sensor settings
It is now possible for users to adjust the sensitivity of the EVF proximity sensor. This can be especially useful for users with glasses to fine tune the sensor to react to their presence. It is also possible to reduce the sensitivity which will enable all users to fine tune sensitivity for the personal needs and preferred viewing position.

2. Reset custom buttons option
A menu option has been added that will allow the custom buttons to be returned to factory defaults.

 

The CFV II 50C digital back in 907X special edition is also getting the following updates:

1. Additional camera support
Cable-free operation with CFV II 50C Digital Back on 2000-cameras and unmodified 200-cameras added. Note: Some cameras may not fully work due to mechanical tolerances of old cameras.

2. Auto White Balance
It is now possible to automatically set White Balance for captured images.

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