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Camera Firmware Question

PostSat Jul 24, 2021 4:37 am

Does doing a factory reset on your camera also reset your firmware? Asking because I just installed the firmware and wanted to restore my settings to their default. Thanks.
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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostThu Aug 05, 2021 5:06 am

Factory reset reset settings only, when you load firmare automatically camera do a factory reset. The only way to go back with firmware is to install older camera software on computer and connect camera, software detect different firmware and allow you to upgrade or downgrade firmware.


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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostFri Dec 03, 2021 3:25 pm

Hi, do you know whether is possible to downgrade my BMPCC4K firmware 7.5 to 6.1 (considering that I bought it in late 2018 with dng recording included)? Is it safe for the camera? thank you very much
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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostFri Dec 03, 2021 3:55 pm

ferruccio wrote:Hi, do you know whether is possible to downgrade my BMPCC4K firmware 7.5 to 6.1 (considering that I bought it in late 2018 with dng recording included)? Is it safe for the camera? thank you very much

if you can is simple:
- remove actual camera tools from your computer
- download old camera tools
- install older, connect camera
- software ask you to upgrade (downgrade) camera, and voilà.

i did it many times, to do some test between dng and braw shooting.
this is a good thing of all bmd cameras, if camera born with older firmware you can downgrade and upgrade everytime you want.

remember that :
- firmware update must do with power supply, not with battery only
- you should never disconnect cable or touch camera during firmware uploading
_ you should work with internet disconnected (if you use window, windows decide to upgrade and reboot also if you have a tool working, i friend of mine brick a camera thanks to this windows feature).
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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostFri Dec 03, 2021 4:08 pm

if you can is simple:
- remove actual camera tools from your computer
- download old camera tools
- install older, connect camera
- software ask you to upgrade (downgrade) camera, and voilà.


Thank you carlomacchiavello I will try it later and let you know. I was a bit afraid because I read somewhere that there was the risk to crash the camera while downgrading.
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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostFri Dec 03, 2021 4:52 pm

back to a firmware with cDNG support is only available
when the camera is older than 2 years

and the actual firmware of the 4k/6k is 7.3 not 7.5
version 7.5.1 is only for the 6kpro available
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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostFri Dec 03, 2021 5:35 pm

Mark Foster wrote:back to a firmware with cDNG support is only available
when the camera is older than 2 years

and the actual firmware of the 4k/6k is 7.3 not 7.5
version 7.5.1 is only for the 6kpro available


Yes you are right, was my mistake, I have the 7.3.
I bought the camera in December 2018 so it should work.
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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostFri Dec 03, 2021 9:01 pm

carlomacchiavello wrote:if you can is simple:
- remove actual camera tools from your computer
- download old camera tools
- install older, connect camera
- software ask you to upgrade (downgrade) camera, and voilà.

i did it many times, to do some test between dng and braw shooting.
this is a good thing of all bmd cameras, if camera born with older firmware you can downgrade and upgrade everytime you want.

remember that :
- firmware update must do with power supply, not with battery only
- you should never disconnect cable or touch camera during firmware uploading
_ you should work with internet disconnected (if you use window, windows decide to upgrade and reboot also if you have a tool working, i friend of mine brick a camera thanks to this windows feature).


I just did the downgrade now (from 7.3 to 6.1) and it worked perfectly. Thank you again for your tips :)
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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostFri Dec 03, 2021 9:32 pm

what is your reason for moving from BRAW back to cinemaDNG?
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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostSat Dec 04, 2021 9:36 am

Recently I discovered the possibility to go back to old firmware so my next step is to test the two formats cDNG and BRAW.
When BRAW came out I immediately wanted to switch to it because of its lighter but high quality files. I released many projects shot in BRAW and nobody complained for that (promo video, short film, music video). I never thought to go back to cDNG until few days ago when - talking to a colleague of mine - I discovered the possibility for old version BMPCC4K owners to go back to cDNG firmware.
So now I would like to test it back and taking a decision.
Probably I will definitive choose BRAW because it’s enough good for the projects I’m working on.
What about you? Do you work in cDNG or BRAW?
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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostSat Dec 04, 2021 5:51 pm

the current BRAW version has little in common with the first one released.

I use BRAW exclusively because I was annoyed for years about cinemaDNG
with the original BMPCC and then mostly only recorded in prores.



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Re: Camera Firmware Question

PostSat Dec 04, 2021 6:27 pm

I haven’t given it any thought, but tome it’s more complicated than comparing CinemaDNG to BRAW; it’s comparing using a camera with 6.1 firmware HUD and a camera with 7.3 features. I want to keep the recent upgrade.
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