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KODAK PROFESSIONAL: Technical Information Bulletin

How to Access and Download DCS Firmware and Host Software
 
 

KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Digital Cameras
KODAK PROFESSIONAL DCS Pro Back Series

Contents

Updated 20 November 2006

 

How to check the firmware version

To check the firmware version installed in your DCS Digital Camera or DCS Pro Back:

  1. Highlight the Menu icon.

  2. Choose Main Menu.

  3. Choose Firmware.

  4. Choose Version. The firmware version appears.

  5. Press OK.

 

How to update firmware

  1. Download the firmware to your computer desktop.

    1. Visit the DCS Firmware and Host Software download page.

    2. Select your camera or camera back model from the drop-down menu.

    3. Read the support information located below the download chart.

    4. Select the download file for your computer's operating system.

    5. When the File Download screen appears, select Save.

    6. When the Save As screen appears, save the file to your computer's desktop. Do not change the file name.

    7. When the Download Complete screen appears, select Close.

    8. Verify that the firmware file appears on your computer's desktop.


  2. Copy the firmware to a memory card.

    1. Insert a memory card into your computer's card reader.

    2. Copy the firmware file from your computer's desktop to the memory card's root directory.

      Important: You must place the firmware file in the memory card's root directory! The file will not work if it is placed in a folder.

    3. Remove the memory card from your computer's card reader.


  3. Update the firmware in your camera or camera back.

    1. Insert the memory card into your camera or camera back.

    2. Select the Menu icon, then choose Main Menu from the drop-down menu.

    3. Select Firmware.

    4. When the Firmware screen appears, select Version or Update from Card.

      NOTE: If you select Version, the firmware version number appears. If you select Update from Card, a second screen appears stating the update will take about 15 seconds.

    5. Select either OK or Cancel.

      NOTE: If you select OK, the firmware update continues. If you select Cancel, the firmware update cancels.

    6. Power the camera off, then on again, to start the new firmware.

    7. Repeat Steps D thru F.


 

How to download host software

  1. Visit the DCS Firmware and Host Software download page.

  2. Make your selection from the drop-down menu.

  3. Read the support information located below the download chart.

  4. Select the download file for your computer's operating system.

  5. When the File Download screen appears, select Save.

  6. When the Save As screen appears, save the file to your computer's desktop or to a location that is easy to access and easy to remember. Do not change the file name.

  7. When the Download Complete screen appears, select Close.

  8. Verify that the software file appears in the location where you saved it.

  

Additional information on the download page

Firmware

Software

  • Download chart

  • Compatible software

  • New features

  • Release history

  • Known issues and limitations

  • Installation instructions

  • Memory cards

  • User interface

  • Read me files

  • Download chart

  • Introduction / Description

  • Features

  • What's new

  • Supported cameras

  • Systems requirements

  • Known issues

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