Canon 5D Mark II Firmware Update = 24p (UPDATED)
This went live Monday, but unless you shot something yesterday, it shouldn’t matter that I’m a couple days late with this. Yes, the Canon 5d Mark II, a wonderful camera previously limited to shooting 30p video with automatic, terrible-sounding audio, is now many, many times more valuable thanks to a free firmware update
live on Canon’s site. Kind of a big deal:
- Adds 24p and 25p.
- Adds a function for manually adjusting the sound recording level (64 levels).
- Adds a histogram display (brightness or RGB) for shooting movies in manual exposure.
- Adds shutter-priority AE mode (Tv) and aperture-priority AE (Av) mode to the exposure modes for shooting movies.
- Changes the audio sampling frequency from 44.1 KHz to 48 KHz.
UPDATE FROM CANON: Recently we have discovered a malfunction that occurs with Firmware Version 2.0.3, in which the manual recording levels for C1/C2/C3 are changed and the camera becomes unable to record audio if the power is turned off (or if Auto power off takes effect) after registering “Sound Recording: Manual” in the camera user settings.
We apologize very sincerely for the inconvenience, but we are going to stop making this firmware available for download. For customers who have already updated to the new firmware, when using the camera with the mode dial set to C1/C2/C3, please either set the sound recording settings to Auto.
We are currently preparing firmware that will correct this malfunction. As soon as those preparations have been completed, we will let you know on this Web site. In the meantime, we apologize for the inconvenience this represents, but please wait until the fixed firmware is ready.
Wouldn’t you think canon would have a 5D Mll hanging around the tech support department to test firmware on before they release it? duh