Can't update firmware.

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Pierson Kaprelli

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Can't update firmware.

PostSun Apr 08, 2018 7:15 pm

I have the BMCC EF and I've downloaded the latest update (5.0.1), but when I plug my camera into my computer and run the installer in the update it says 'Version 2.1, camera is already up to date.' or something along those lines.

Now we're obviously way past version 2.1 and I don't know why the camera set-up isn't giving me the option to upgrade the software. Any reason behind this? Maybe I'm doing something wrong? Thanks in advance.
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Denny Smith

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Re: Can't update firmware.

PostMon Apr 09, 2018 1:52 am

No, your camera FW is up to date, Ver 2.1 was the last FW update for the BMCC. The newer FW updates since then are for other BM cameras.
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Pierson Kaprelli

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Re: Can't update firmware.

PostMon Apr 09, 2018 2:42 am

Oh okay, thanks. It's just that I've been having a lot of dropped frame rate problems lately and other general camera bugs, so I assumed it was due to being behind on firmware updates.
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Re: Can't update firmware.

PostMon Jun 18, 2018 10:01 pm

For what it's worth, I am having this problem with the new URSA update. It's v5.1.1, and my URSA mini 4.6k has software version 4.8. Still, it says the camera is up to date when I run the software.
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Re: Can't update firmware.

PostTue Jun 19, 2018 5:06 am

The camera FW updates do not always contain FW updates for all cameras, and are very camera specific.
Camera FW 4.8 is the latest FW update for the UM 4.6. FW 5.1.1 does contain an update for thr Ursa Viewfinder (EVF), and after running the plate on yiur Camera, connect and uodatemth FW on the EVF.

You need to read the update notes, it will tell you which cameras the update is for. The notes for FW 5.1.1 state:

What's new in Blackmagic Camera Setup 5.1.1
New features for URSA Broadcast
Smoother, faster iris control for B4 and PL servo lenses from camera.
Smoother, faster iris control for EF 'Hybrid Compact Servo’ lenses.
Smoother, faster iris control for servo lenses via SDI Camera Control.
Fixed ‘status text’ bug for Viewfinder & Studio Viewfinder ‘clean feed’.
Updated URSA Broadcast manual recommended CFast, SD and SSD list.
New features for URSA Mini Pro
Smoother, faster iris control for B4 and PL servo lenses from camera.
Smoother, faster iris control for EF 'Hybrid Compact Servo’ lenses.
Smoother, faster iris control for servo lenses via SDI Camera Control.
Fixed Quicktime compatability bug with some third party NLE’s.
Fixed ‘status text’ bug for Viewfinder & Studio Viewfinder ‘clean feed’.
Fixed menu freeze that occurs when selecting 3K Anamorphic and 4.6K 2.4:1.
Updated URSA Mini manual recommended CFast, SD and SSD list.
New features for URSA Studio Viewfinder
Support for smooth iris readout on Studio Viewfinder ‘status text’.
Adds support for ‘fiber’ logo in UI when powered from SMPTE fiber.
New features for URSA Viewfinder
Support for smooth iris readout on Viewfinder ‘status text’.
Adds support for ‘fiber’ logo in UI when powered from SMPTE fiber.
No new features in 5.1.1 for other camera products.

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Denny Smith
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