SOFTWARE UPDATES AND MANUALS

New firmware for NEWTON is now available for downloading along with new versions of user manuals. The following is changed for each component:

NEWTON software version 0.9.5

• Fixed a bug whereby having ease in/out set to zero could result in uncontrolled movement of the head. In addition this release incorporates all changes from the 0.9.4 and 0.9.3 firmware, as summarized below. Upgrade to this version can be made from any earlier version without any need to install 0.9.3 or 0.9.4.
• Further improvements to stabilization, especially when the head is not moving or moving very slowly
• A bug whereby the head could lose track of orientation and spin uncontrollably has been solved
• GUI updates to display only relevant information
• Properly handle changing of Ethernet IP settings and radio modem settings without the need to restart the Newton head
• Increase reliability of the radio link
• Newton will no longer travel to the “home” position when going from Motors Off mode to any of the Active modes. Instead roll and tilt will be returned to zero position, while pan will stay in its current position
• Updated/changed control states for Newton. See manual.

DOMINION software version 0.9.5

• Limit certain parameters in the settings menus to disallow values that might cause instability or other misbehavior.
In addition this release incorporates all changes from the 0.9.4 firmware, as summarized below. Upgrade to this version can be made from any earlier version without any need to install 0.9.4.
• GUI updates to display only relevant information
• Properly handle changing of Ethernet IP settings and radio modem settings without the need to restart the Newton head
• Increase reliability of the radio link
• Updated/changed control states for Newton. For more information see Newton release notes and the Dominion and Newton user manuals.
• The display brightness can now be adjusted in the settings menu
• A number of improvements to lens/camera control interface
  – Allow reversing control and motor drive direction independently for all three lens control axes
  – Get and show real feedback from lens of current focus/iris/zoom position on Canon and Fujinon lenses
  – Smoother control of zoom on Canon and Fujinon lenses

FIZC-dongle software 0.9.3

• Solves a regression in 0.9.2 release where zoom operation on Canon exhibited random after-effects after zooming in.

Please see the user manuals for more details on the new features.

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