The new XDCAM PDWF800 and PDW700 1.63 firmware has been released.  I’ve loaded it onto my PDWF800 and all appears AOK. It mostly seems to have networking and FTP enhancements (are we freelancers working in the long form world ever gunna use all that????). BUT it does now allow clip names to be displayed in the viewfinder. Now that has proven useful. Also live logging and wifi features are supported, but that’ll be an optional upgrade listed by Sony US at US$990 for the software and something like US$600 for the wi fi transmitter.  Still, if it works as Sony is promising, it’ll be a fab feature. I’ll be testing it out as soon as I can get my hot little hands on it. In the mean time, get the 1.63 firmware here: