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With the latest beta firmware, you get to try out [[MiniTT1 and FlexTT5]] or other radios' firmwareAssist us in the final stages by testing the newest features before a “Final Release” is available.  Anyone can participate, but you should be very comfortable using the [[PocketWizard Utility]] and be willing and able to provide [http://www.pocketwizard.com/contact/inquiry/ detailed feedback] of your experiences.  If that’s you, then follow the steps below to begin your own beta test.
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Try out the latest [[MiniTT1 and FlexTT5]] firmware (other radios, too!) or PocketWizard UtilityWe appreciate your help testing our newest features and improvements before our official production release is available.  Anyone can participate, but you should be very comfortable using the [[PocketWizard Utility]] and be willing to provide [[#Providing_Feedback|detailed feedback]] of your experiences.  If that’s you, please read on to begin your own beta test.
  
 
== Current Firmware ==  
 
== Current Firmware ==  
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===MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for Canon===  
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==Canon MiniTT1 & FlexTT5==
  
====7D Mark II beta====
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====Beta====
The current Canon ControlTL beta firmware version is {{canonbeta}} and is available through the [[PocketWizard Utility]] right now.  It adds support for Canon's latest DSLR, the [[Canon EOS 7D Mark II|Canon 7D Mark II]], and corrects a few issues. 
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Release notes: [[File:Canon_MiniTT1_FlexTT5_BETA_firmware_v6.726.pdf]]
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There is no beta firmware available at this time.
  
 
====Official====
 
====Official====
The current [[Canon_Compatibility|ControlTL Canon]] official production firmware is {{latestcanon}}. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios.
 
  
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The current [[Canon_Compatibility|ControlTL Canon]] official production firmware is {{latestcanon}}. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios.  There is no beta release at this time.
  
===MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for Nikon===
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==Nikon MiniTT1 & FlexTT5==
  
====D750 and SB-500 beta====
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====Beta====
The current Nikon ControlTL beta firmware version is {{nikonbeta}} and is available through the [[PocketWizard Utility]] right now.  It adds support for Nikon's latest DSLR, the [[Nikon D750]], as well as the SB-500 Speedlight.  It also corrects a few issues. 
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Release Notes: [[File:Nikon_MiniTT1_FlexTT5_BETA_firmware_v3.707.pdf]]
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The current Nikon ControlTL beta firmware version is {{Nikonbeta}} and is available through the PocketWizard Utility right now. It adds support for the Nikon D850. This Beta is available for both FCC and CE radios.
  
You should install the latest camera firmware in your Nikon D750 before continuing - ([https://support.nikonusa.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/19320 USA] | [https://nikoneurope-en.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/63057 EU])
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[http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/images/2/22/MiniFlex_Nikon_3.909_beta.pdf Release Notes]
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To gain access to the beta firmware, [[Beta_Firmware#Enabling_Beta_Firmware|see below]].
  
 
====Official====
 
====Official====
The current [[Nikon_Compatibility|ControlTL Nikon]] official production firmware is {{latestnikon}}. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios.
 
  
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The current [[Nikon_Compatibility|ControlTL Nikon]] official production firmware is {{latestnikon}}. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios.
  
===PowerST4 for Elinchrom===
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==PowerST4 for Elinchrom==
  
 
The current PowerST4 firmware is version {{latestst4}}. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios.  There is no beta release at this time.
 
The current PowerST4 firmware is version {{latestst4}}. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios.  There is no beta release at this time.
  
  
===PowerMC2 for Einstein E640 Flash===
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==PowerMC2 for Einstein E640==
  
 
The current [[PowerMC2]] firmware is version {{latestmc2}}. There is no beta release at this time.
 
The current [[PowerMC2]] firmware is version {{latestmc2}}. There is no beta release at this time.
  
  
===Plus III===
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==Plus III==
  
The current [[Plus III]] firmware is version {{latestP3}}. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios.  There is no beta release at this time.
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====Beta====
  
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There is no beta firmware available at this time.
  
===MultiMAX===
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====Official====
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The current [[Plus III]] official production firmware is version 1.212. This official firmware is available for both FCC and CE radios.
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==MultiMAX==
  
 
The current [[MultiMAX]] firmware is version {{latestmax}}. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios.  There is no beta release at this time.
 
The current [[MultiMAX]] firmware is version {{latestmax}}. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios.  There is no beta release at this time.
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Only MultiMAX's with a USB port are capable of downloading firmware.  Some older MultiMAX units do not have a USB port.
 
Only MultiMAX's with a USB port are capable of downloading firmware.  Some older MultiMAX units do not have a USB port.
  
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==MultiMAX II==
  
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=====Beta=====
  
'''We need your FEEDBACK!'''  Feedback on the beta firmware should be sent to PocketWizard via the “Inquires Form” on our [http://www.pocketwizard.com/contact/ “Contact”] page or simply email them to [mailto:betalab@pocketwizard.com betalab@pocketwizard.com] and put "beta" in the subject line.
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There is no Beta firmware currently available for this product.
Updates to the Beta Lab will be posted to our [http://www.facebook.com/pocketwizards Facebook page.]
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=====Official=====
  
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The current MultiMAX II firmware is 8.117. This official version is available for both FCC and CE radios.
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[http://wiki.pocketwizard.com/images/0/06/MultiMAX_II_8.117.pdf Release Notes]
  
 
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==Enabling Beta Firmware==
 
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[[File:Beta_Firmware_1.63.png|right|400px|How to enable the beta firmware options.]]
 
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#Open the [[PocketWizard Utility]] and tick the box for Advanced Mode
===Enabling Beta Firmware===
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#Click the blue gear in the bottom left corner of the window
[[File:Betascreenshot1.png|right|400px|How to enable the beta firmware options.]]
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#Click the "Firmware Updates" tab
#To enable access to beta firmware, open PocketWizard Utility, and navigate down to the blue gear in the bottom left corner of the window.
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#Click the radio button for "Yes, show me beta firmware and official firmware."  
#Navigate over to the "Firmware Updates" tab.
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#Click OK
#Navigate down to the bottom and check "Yes, I would like to have access to Optional and Beta Test firmware."  
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#Completely close the PocketWizard Utility
#Click OK.
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#Re-open the PocketWizard Utility, make sure your radio is connected, and click the [[Update Tab]]
#Navigate to the [[Update Tab]].
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#Click "Update Firmware"  
#Click "Check for Updates."  
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[[File:Firmware_updates_download_availability.png|right|400px|How to enable the beta firmware options.]]
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[[File:Beta_Firmware_Selection_1.63.png|right|400px|How to enable the beta firmware options.]]
Navigate down to where it says "Optional Versions" and then select the option that matches your connected radio. Click OK and then follow the onscreen prompts that follow.
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Select the version of firmware, BETA or Official, you would like installed in your radio. Click OK and then follow the onscreen prompts
 
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==Providing Feedback==
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We need feedback on your experiences testing the beta firmware! Feedback can include your opinion of overall functionality or any bugs or issues you may have encountered. When providing feedback, the more detail you can provide the better.
  
For a beta program to to be of value to us in improving PocketWizard firmware, we need feedback on your experiences with testing the beta firmware. Feedback can include your opinion of overall functionality or any bugs or issues you may have encountered. When providing feedback, the more detail you can provide the better.
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Please include the following as a minimum:
Please ALWAYS include the following:
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*Beta firmware release version number
 
*Beta firmware release version number
*Camera being used (brand & model #)
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*Camera being used (brand, model # & firmware version)
 
*Flashes being used(brand & model #)
 
*Flashes being used(brand & model #)
*PocketWizard models being used
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*PocketWizard radios in use
 
   
 
   
 
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The following information would also be helpful:
If possible, the following information would also be useful but is not required:
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*Camera settings
 
*Camera settings
 
*Flash settings
 
*Flash settings
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*Best way to contact you should follow-up be necessary
 
*Best way to contact you should follow-up be necessary
 
   
 
   
Feedback on the beta firmware should be sent to PocketWizard via the “[http://www.pocketwizard.com/contact/inquiry/ Inquires Form]” on our “[http://www.pocketwizard.com/contact/ Contact]” page or simply email them to [mailto:betalab@pocketwizard.com betalab@pocketwizard.com] and put "beta" in the subject line.
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Please send feedback via one of these:
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*[http://www.pocketwizard.com/contact/inquiry/ PocketWizard.com Inquires Page]  
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*[mailto:betalab@pocketwizard.com betalab@pocketwizard.com] - please put "beta" in the subject line.

Latest revision as of 12:05, 17 July 2019

Try out the latest MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 firmware (other radios, too!) or PocketWizard Utility. We appreciate your help testing our newest features and improvements before our official production release is available. Anyone can participate, but you should be very comfortable using the PocketWizard Utility and be willing to provide detailed feedback of your experiences. If that’s you, please read on to begin your own beta test.

Current Firmware

Release notes for current official production firmware can be found on our Getting Started page.


You must be using PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or later before installing the latest firmware.


Canon MiniTT1 & FlexTT5

Beta

There is no beta firmware available at this time.

Official

The current ControlTL Canon official production firmware is 6.905. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios. There is no beta release at this time.

Nikon MiniTT1 & FlexTT5

Beta

The current Nikon ControlTL beta firmware version is 3.909 and is available through the PocketWizard Utility right now. It adds support for the Nikon D850. This Beta is available for both FCC and CE radios.

Release Notes

To gain access to the beta firmware, see below.

Official

The current ControlTL Nikon official production firmware is 3.909. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios.

PowerST4 for Elinchrom

The current PowerST4 firmware is version 5.400. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios. There is no beta release at this time.


PowerMC2 for Einstein E640

The current PowerMC2 firmware is version 2.402/3 (FCC/CE). There is no beta release at this time.


Plus III

Beta

There is no beta firmware available at this time.

Official

The current Plus III official production firmware is version 1.212. This official firmware is available for both FCC and CE radios.

MultiMAX

The current MultiMAX firmware is version 7.53. This release is available for both FCC and CE radios. There is no beta release at this time.

Only MultiMAX's with a USB port are capable of downloading firmware. Some older MultiMAX units do not have a USB port.

MultiMAX II

Beta

There is no Beta firmware currently available for this product.

Official

The current MultiMAX II firmware is 8.117. This official version is available for both FCC and CE radios. Release Notes

Enabling Beta Firmware

How to enable the beta firmware options.
  1. Open the PocketWizard Utility and tick the box for Advanced Mode
  2. Click the blue gear in the bottom left corner of the window
  3. Click the "Firmware Updates" tab
  4. Click the radio button for "Yes, show me beta firmware and official firmware."
  5. Click OK
  6. Completely close the PocketWizard Utility
  7. Re-open the PocketWizard Utility, make sure your radio is connected, and click the Update Tab
  8. Click "Update Firmware"


How to enable the beta firmware options.

Select the version of firmware, BETA or Official, you would like installed in your radio. Click OK and then follow the onscreen prompts

Providing Feedback

We need feedback on your experiences testing the beta firmware! Feedback can include your opinion of overall functionality or any bugs or issues you may have encountered. When providing feedback, the more detail you can provide the better.

Please include the following as a minimum:

  • Beta firmware release version number
  • Camera being used (brand, model # & firmware version)
  • Flashes being used(brand & model #)
  • PocketWizard radios in use

The following information would also be helpful:

  • Camera settings
  • Flash settings
  • Location information (indoor, outdoor)
  • Any potential radio interference sources
  • Anything else that may help us understand your photo environment and situation.
  • Computer system info
  • Best way to contact you should follow-up be necessary


Please send feedback via one of these: