Sony has released Firmware Update fw 2.00 for Sony a6000 (ILCE-6000) cameras which adds XAVC S format movie recording and shortens camera start-up time.
Improvements over version 1.20:
Startup time is shortened
Adds support for recording movies in the XAVC S format that supports high bit rates (NTSC: 60p/30p/24p PAL: 50p/25p)
Notes: When recording a movie in the XAVC S format, you must use a Class 10 or faster SDXC card. If you format the memory card, all of the data will be erased. Please make sure that the data on the card is backed up before formatting the card.
Benefits provided by previous updates and included in version 2.00:
â€¢ Improves camera function and provides picture improvement for the new lenses (SEL35F14Z, SEL24240, SEL28F20, SEL90M28G)
â€¢ Improves the power-on time after downloading the Smart Remote Control application of the PlayMemories Camera Appsâ„¢.
MAC 10.10 YOSEMITE USERS PLEASE NOTE:
MAC 10.10 Yosemite users if you have not already done so, you will need to first install Mac OS X 10.10 Driver Loader before running any updates.
Before you attempt to update a camera, PLEASE READ & FOLLOW all the directions very carefully! Shut down every other application on your computer. Disable Sleep mode on your computer. Remove you camera memory card and Disable any pop-ups or security software
WARNING: Each utility is designed for a specific camera. Do not install this utility with any other model.
WARNING: This Digital Camera firmware update and any changes incurred by it are permanent. It is not possible to return to a previous firmware version after updating this firmware. By continuing this update process and downloading and updating this firmware, you acknowledge that you are aware and understand that this update cannot be reversed.
IMPORTANT: Do not allow the computer to enter Sleep (Standby) mode during the update process. To change your settings, please refer to your computer manual or consult the manufacturer.
WARNING: The camera may not operate properly if the power is interrupted during the update: When performing the firmware update, use a fully charged NP-FW50 rechargeable battery pack, or the AC-PW20 AC adapter/charger.
To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs.
If you’re not familiar with Sony firmware updates – print out the instructions as a reference during the installation process.