AFX Upgrade


UPGRADING THE FIRMWARE OF YOUR AFX REQUIRES ACCESS TO A PC/MAC WITH A WEB BROWSER INSTALLED

IMPORTANT :  PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE DISABLED ALL AD BLOCKERS IN YOUR BROWSER 




Latest Firmware : AFX v1.6

(All camera types/Blackmagic Cameras With v7.3 installed)

Release Notes:

  • New “FOCUS TRAP” function for QuadLock. Using this function when in AF-C mode, focus will only change when the subject is within the area set by the A and B focus points stored in QuadLock.

  • Support for Tilta Focus Wheel in QuadLock.

  • New “MOTOR CALIBRATION” function to calibrate Tilta Nucleus N and M motors for use with lenses that do not have hard stops. This optional function is to be used before calibrating and using such lenses with the AFX if required and is accessed with a DOUBLE PRESS of the B button on the AFX.

  • New “NO UPDATEFOCUS screen mode for Motor based AFX setups to provide a static screen with no distance updates displayed. This mode offers a less distracting display option and can be toggled on and off with a SHORT press of the A button on the AFX. As the real time update of the display of the distance on the AFX screen is informational rather than functional, this mode does not affect underlying focus functionality. This mode is not applicable to Pocket 4K / Pocket 6K configurations as they already have the ability to switch to the camera COMMAND screen for a less distracting display option.

  • Various system level improvements including distance display smoothing and enhanced focus interpolation.


Latest Firmware : AFX v1.52


(All camera types/Blackmagic Cameras With v7.3 installed)

Release Notes:

  • Addresses phenomenon caused by undocumented change in Camera Version 7.3 Bluetooth control protocol which could cause focal length information for zoom lenses to be changed by ISO change on Pocket 4K and Pocket 6K cameras.
  • Optimised boot process to reduce startup time by up to 50% for Blackmagic Pocket 4K/6K cameras.

Latest Firmware : AFX v1.51
(All camera types/Blackmagic Cameras With v7.3 installed)

Release Notes:

  • Re-Enables "CLEAR BONDS" function in MAINTENANCE MENU. Please refer to the User Guide for instructions regarding the use of CLEAR BONDS. If you use this function you must also clear all in the camera's Setup>Bluetooth page.


Latest Firmware : AFX v1.5

(All camera types/Blackmagic Cameras With v7.3 installed)

Release Notes:

  • Resolves anomaly with manual focus control with Tilta Nucleus wheel on Pocket 6K only when using Blackmagic Cinema Camera Update v7.3
  • Adds flip function to invert AFX display. The display flip is toggled with a TRIPLE click of the B button on the AFX unit. Currently, the flip status does not persist after a reboot and UI will be added to the Preferences to enable it to be a saved preference in the the next firmware update. Please note that it is the display only that is flipped and the A and B buttons retain their original function in either state.

Firmware : AFX v1.4 

(All camera types/Blackmagic Cameras With v7.3 installed)

Release Notes :
  • Provides compatibility with Blackmagic Cinema Camera Update v7.3. Please note, Pocket 6K users must re-calibrate their lenses to use this firmware. If you are NOT using Blackmagic Cinema Camera Update v7.3 then please use AFX v1.31
  • Calibration process now switchable between "Precision" and "Fast" modes. Precision mode requires 50 calibration points and Fast requires 25 calibration points.
  • Calibration now provides indicator that you are on the final calibration step and prevents adding more than 50.
  • Additional watchdog to automatically restart AFX on loss of connection to R1 and prevent boot when no R1 is present.

Latest Firmware For Non-v7.3 Blackmagic Cameras: AFX v1.31 

(All camera types/Blackmagic Cameras Prior To v7.3)

Release Notes :
  • Retains compatibility with Blackmagic Cinema Camera Updates PRIOR to v7.3.  If you are using Blackmagic Cinema Camera Update v7.3 then please use AFX v1.4
  • Calibration process now switchable between "Precision" and "Fast" modes. Precision mode requires 50 calibration points and Fast requires 25 calibration points.
  • Calibration now provides indicator that you are on the final calibration step and prevents adding more than 50.
  • Additional watchdog to automatically restart AFX on loss of connection to R1 and prevent boot when no R1 is present.

Installation Instructions

To Upgrade The Firmware On Your AFX :
  1. Click the link to download the PDF installation guide and follow the instructions.
  2. Click the link to download the new firmware file.

AFX_v1.6p.bin
AFX_v1.52p.bin
AFX_v1.51p.bin
AFX_v1.5p.bin
AFX_v1.4p.bin
AFX_v1.31.bin

If you encounter any issues with upgrading the firmware on your AFX, please contact us at admin@cdatek.com