Sony FX3's Built-in Anamorphic Support Makes It THE Ultimate Rig

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Sony has released a game-changing new firmware update (Ver. 3.00) for the FX3 and F30 cameras. You can now view de-squeezed anamorphic footage in the camera, making it easier than ever to achieve your desired look without a monitor. This update now makes the FX3 and our Anamorphic Lens Adapter the perfect combo for cinematography and filmmaking.

Read below for a brief rundown of what you'll need to do to update your Sony FX3 to the latest firmware version, but for the download link and a full rundown of the installation steps — head to Sony's Help Page.

💡What's In The Update?

  • View de-squeezed anamorphic footage directly in-camera, which makes using our 1.33x Anamorphic Lens adapter easier without an external monitor.
  • Shoot in 4K DCI, providing some flexibility for reframing while delivering in UHD.
  • Includes an added 24p recording option, which helps create content for cinematic releases or film festivals.
  • S&Q modes can now be changed when assigned to a custom button using the FX3.
  • The update addresses a much-awaited focus breathing feature.
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How To Update Your FX3 To the Latest Firmware (Ver. 3.00)

Note: If your software version is already Ver. 2.04 or Ver. 2.05, you do not need to follow this guide.

Step 1: Prepare for the update

  1. Close all programs running on your computer.

Step 2: Extract the downloaded update file

  1. Locate the file named
  2. Right-click the file and select "Extract All" to extract its contents.

Step 3: Launch the System Software Updater

  1. Open the extracted folder.
  2. Find and double-click the file named 01_Update_Updare_ILMEFX3V20x.exe to start the System Software Updater.
  3. Do not connect the camera to the computer yet.

Step 4: Connect the camera to the computer

  1. Turn on the camera.
  2. Connect the camera to the computer using the supplied USB cable.
  3. The camera's LCD screen should display "USB Mode."

Step 5: Update the software

  1. Click "Next" in the System Software Updater.
  2. Observe the current and updated version numbers on the lower left side of the screen.
  3. If the current software version is Ver. 2.02 or earlier, click "Next." If you are prompted to apply the next System Software Updater, exit this update program and apply the update program. 02_Update_ILMEFX3V300.exe.
  4. The camera will reset automatically.

Step 6: Complete the update

  1. The update will start automatically after the camera resets.
  2. A progress bar will appear, and the update will take about 15 minutes. Important: Do not turn off the camera or disconnect the USB cable during the update process.

Step 7: Restart the camera

  1. The camera will restart automatically once the update is complete.
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Shooting your first Hollywood film has never felt more accessible than now.

The Sony FX3 is an acclaimed cinema camera that packs a mean punch, offering all the features needed to create stunning video footage with professional cinematographers in mind. The camera body is publicly renowned for its Netflix-approved label, evermore validating its critical appraisal.

But what makes the FX3 so darn good and well-loved? Aside from its sensor feeling reminiscent of an authentic analog experience, you can capture stunning 4K visuals at rapid frame rates thanks to its precise autofocus and swift readout capabilities. The Slow and Quick (S&Q) mode offers complete control over the shooting frame rate, allowing you to create gorgeous motion sequences with up to 5x slow motion (when using 24p output).

There's no doubt that a small yet potent form factor has its merits, and Sony's FX3 embodies this concept to perfection. As a seasoned filmmaker who appreciates technological nuances, many of us long for a feature-heavy compact camera — particularly for gimbals, crash cams, or a trusty B-Cam. I fully believe the FX3 fulfills all these boxes and more.

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An Anamorphic Beast

Did you know Moment sells a 1.33x Anamorphic Lens Adapter? Gone are the days when paying $50,000 for a Hollywood-style lens takes the cake; save your money (and the stress) with one of Moment's most remarkable advancements in accessible filmmaking gear.

And thanks to Sony reading the minds of their loyal customers, FX3 users can now utilize this Anamophric Lens Adapter with even greater efficiency by viewing its de-squeezed footage in the camera in real-time, without using an external monitor.

This camera and our adapter are now the ultimate filmmaking combinations for hobbyists and professionals looking to take their footage to the next level seamlessly. If you own the FX3, head over to update the camera here.

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