We are happy to announce that Software Update Package (SUP) 2.0 is now available as a download for the ARRI ALEXA SXT cameras.
This document describes new features and changes for all ALEXA SXT cameras that are part of ALEXA SXT SUP 2.0 in contrast to ALEXA SXT SUP 1.0.
New Features Overview
A more detailed description of each feature is given in the section 'New Features and Changes'.
• Support for Wireless video (ALEXA SXT W only)
• Support for WiFi (ALEXA SXT W only)
• Faster frame grabs (ALEXA SXT W only)
• Improved HDR monitoring (all ALEXA SXT cameras)
- Default look files for PQ and HLG
- Automatically matched status brightness for HDR
- HDR metadata
• False Color Mode (all ALEXA SXT cameras)
- Monitoring-based or Log C-based
• Support for SxS PRO+ 128 and 256 GB cards (all ALEXA SXT cameras)
• Expanded ARRI Electronic Control System support (all ALEXA SXT cameras)
- Live camera information (warnings & errors) on WCU-4
- Separate control of MON OUT 1, 2 and 3
- Faster Controlled Lens Motor (CLM) response
- Lens motor auto teeth detection for accurate WCU-4 lens data display
Cameras should always run the latest SUP so you can benefit from the latest improvements, features and bug fixes. We do not, however, recommend installing a new SUP in the middle of a production.
ALEXA SXT SUPs should only be installed on ALEXA SXT cameras, and are not compatible with ALEXA Classic, ALEXA Classic cameras with the XR Module upgrade and ALEXA XT cameras. Detailed instructions for the update process can be found at the end of this document.
Warning: Do not install the SXT SUP onto a camera model it is not made for! Do not attempt to install these SUPs on ALEXA HD, ALEXA HD Plus, ALEXA Fiber Remote, ALEXA Fiber Remote Plus, ALEXA Classic, ALEXA Classic with the XR Module upgrade or ALEXA XT cameras! Doing so may cause the camera to malfunction and become inaccessible. If that happens, the camera can only be made accessible with the support of an ARRI Service Center. Similarly, SUPs for older ALEXA cameras should not be installed on ALEXA SXT cameras.
After installing SXT SUP 2.0, it is not possible to revert back to a previous release version (ALEXA SXT W cameras only work with SUP 2.0 or later, anyway).
When recording XR Capture Drives or SXR Capture Drives in an ALEXA SXT, one must always use the Codex Production Suite 4.1 software for downloading. The older Codex dts 3.x software should not be used anymore; while it seems to work with XR Capture Drives recorded in an ALEXA SXT, it creates a number of significant problems as it does not properly understand the SXT metadata. The ARRIRAW Converter and ARRIRAW SDK 5.3 and later are not affected and do not cause a problem.
Customers can download Codex Production Suite (https://codex.online/software) and request a free Full functionality trial license for 60 days, after which time the software will revert to permanent Basic VFS functionality. A 12-month Codex Connect subscription can be purchased to continue with Full functionality.
Customers who purchase a new XR or SXR Thunderbolt Capture Drive Dock will receive a Full functionality license for the Codex Production Suite. Owners of older Capture Drive Docks can receive a free Basic VFS license, or purchase a 12-month Codex Connect subscription for a Full functionality license.
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