[RELEASED] Firmware for LED banding and yellow areas
We're seeding the next version of camera firmware (v. 1.1.423.xx) to a small number of users. We're very excited about this release -- it should address both banding seen from LED lighting, and the yellow tints seen in some models.
When the camera detects significant LED-induced flicker, it will take additional exposures, and capture time will be a bit slower in those conditions. However, it does mean that the resulting model will look normal. If you feel the camera is showing this behavior even in non-LED-lit areas, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UPDATE 1: Thanks to excellent feedback from our test group, we've determined the LED detection in the beta firmware is too sensitive. We are adjusting, and expect to have updated firmware for fresh testing within the next few business days. This should restore camera to normal performance standards in all but the heaviest LED lighting environments. We will post more in this thread when that new version releases. Thank you again for your feedback, it's tremendously helpful!
UPDATE 2: The updated firmware is in the field for a very small number of cameras. Pending further testing and feedback, we will release it to the wider testing group. Initial feedback is positive!
UPDATE 3: After finding and fixing one bug, the next production version of camera firmware is in final testing, with our beta users! Wide release expected in the next several business days!
UPDATE 4 (11/2): Results are good! We are now increasing our cohort size, and are on schedule for wide release soon.
UPDATE 5 (11/18): We noticed a small rare issue and have re-spun the build, so everyone with early access should have a new notification for an updated version of firmware (v.1.1.423.14201.xx). Note that the issue we found involves the display on the camera and will *not* have affected your models. Thanks for bearing with us in these final tweaks.
FINAL UPDATE (11/28): The new firmware is live!