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This page contains the latest versions, release notes, and previous versions of the Wave Player (macOS) and Wave Player (Windows) software, as well as the Wave Camera Firmware. Please note that both updates may be required to take advantage of the latest features. Updating the Wave Player alone does not automatically update the Camera Firmware. If you don't have a Wave yet download sample footage.

Wave Player (macOS)

Latest Version

Release Notes and Previous Versions

Direct all Wave Player macOS feedback to freeflysystems.com/contact

v.1.3.0 (26 Jul 2021)

  • New Features

    • Thumbnail Generation for Wave files in selected path

    • Ability to queue multiple clips for export

    • Adds HEVC 10-Bit video exports

    • 16:9 Crop to UHD or FHD for 4K and 2K

  • Bugfixes

    • Slider changes on paused last frame will take effect

  • Release Note

    • There may appear briefly artifacts on clips loaded immediately after thumbnail generation and won't be present in an Export

v.1.2.1 (15 Jun 2021)

  • New Features

    • Imports Mark In / Out points set on Wave

  • Bugfixes

    • Changes to support FW v1.2.1 release with support for faster CBR codec changes.

    • Manages interframe flicker artifact in some high aspect ratio video recordings

v.1.1.0.3 (3 May 2021)

  • New Features

    • Moves file save location to end of export

    • Ability to change file save name

    • Adds HEVC (H.265) output format

v.1.1.0.2 (26 April 2021)

  • Bugfixes

    • Enables application use with Intel 6000 series Integrated Graphics

v1.1.0.1 Beta (5 April 2021)

  • New Features

    • Camera FW 1.0.1 Support

    • New Mark In / Out Controls

  • Bugfixes

    • Application no longer closes when given 4:3 or high aspect ratio video

    • Improves Previous Frame / Next Frame buttons behavior on high aspect ratio video

    • Window can now be resized while paused without distorting the image

v1.1.0 Beta (24 March 2021)

  • New Features (Initial Release; Requires Camera FW v1.1.0)

    • This version of Wave Player macOS Beta will not correctly export Camera FW 1.0.1 Footage

  • Release Notes

    • Changing Resolution using the Top Control may affect output Quality. If this happens, restart Wave Player.

Wave Player (Windows)

Latest Version

Release Notes and Previous Versions

v1.2.1 (15 June, 2021)

  • Fixed a bug that would offset codec compression state by one frame. This is necessary to support Camera FW v1.2.1's faster adaptation rate for the constant-bit-rate codec.

v1.1.1 (18 March, 2021)

  • Fixed a bug in the 2K shader pipeline introduced in v1.1.0 that was causing some over-sharpening and edge artifacts.

v1.1.0 (9 March, 2021)

  • Support for Camera FW v1.1.0.

  • Color processing pipeline updated to better match the on-camera HDMI preview. Image adjustment order of operations and settings are now common to both, with settings values stored in clip metadata.

  • New export options: Adjustable frame rate (24/25/30fps) and H.264.

  • Support for 1920x1080 display resolution.

  • GPU compatibility and performance improvements.

  • Minor bugfixes.

v1.0.5 (27 January, 2021)

  • Support for Camera FW v1.0.1 features and bugfixes.

  • Removed redundant setup.exe. WavePlayerSetup.msi is the only program needed for install.

v1.0.4 (8 January, 2021)

  • Improved GPU compatibility.

  • Removed Calibration Mode checkbox, which was for internal use.

v1.0.3 (21 December, 2020)

  • Improved GPU compatibility.

v1.0.1 (10 December, 2020)

  • Initial release.

Camera Firmware

Latest Version

Firmware Update Instructions

The camera firmware can be updated over USB using the following procedure:

  1. While holding down the Scroll Wheel, press and release the Power Button to power on the camera in Firmware Update mode. Continue to hold down the Scroll Wheel until the Record LED flashes slowly.

  2. Plug in the USB cable. The camera will appear as a USB drive. This drive is separate from the one where clips are stored, so your footage won’t be visible but is safe and not affected by the firmware update.

  3. Drag the new firmware file (WAVE.BIN) into the fw folder.

  4. Click the Scroll Wheel. The Record LED will begin to flash quickly as the firmware is updated.

  5. Wait for the camera to automatically restart with the new firmware. This should take at most 30 seconds.

Release Notes and Previous Versions

v1.2.1 (15 June, 2021)

  • Increased the adaptation rate of the constant-bit-rate codec to accommodate more rapid changes in scene contrast with less RAM buffering. Wave Player v1.2.1 or newer is recommended for use with this firmware as it addresses a bug that the faster adaptation rate exaggerates.

v1.2.0 (12 May, 2021)

  • Loads camera settings on boot from the most recently recorded clip.

  • Continuously update HDMI black level based on sensor temperature when in STANDBY. (Previously required menu interaction to update.)

  • Fixed a bug that was referencing incorrect dark frame calibration data at low temperatures (<10ºC ambient). As a result, low-temperature black level and FPN is improved.

  • Added support for factory defect pixel mapping and correction.

v1.1.0 (9 March, 2021)

  • Updates to compression and color pipeline.

  • Improved out-of-the-camera color profile (closer to Rec.709). This does not affect recorded data, but provides a more color-accurate HDMI preview and matching starting point for the Wave Player image adjustments.

  • Improved highlight handling, approximately 1/2-stop more dynamic range. This is done by allowing some sensor clipping and using the unclipped channels to recover highlight detail, aided by a smoother highlight desaturation curve. New image adjustments are available in the latest Wave Player to expose these settings.

  • Improved match between HDMI preview and Wave Player image adjustment starting point. Image adjustment order of operations and settings are now common to both, with settings values stored in clip metadata.

  • Added more scroll wheel filtering to prevent jumpy menu scrolling.

  • Moved Shutter Line Artifact compensation to on-camera.

  • Additional minor bug fixes and error handling.

v1.0.1 (27 January, 2021)

  • Improved compensation for Shutter Line Artifact. This sensor artifact shows up as a dark row across the frame when one frame's exposure starts while the previous frame is still being read out, and is most severe in underexposed conditions. This firmware synchronizes exposure start to an exact row and, together with the latest Wave Player version, uses that information to better compensate for the artifact.

  • Fixed a bug that could, in rare cases, cause image corruption after switching between 4K and 2K mode that would persist until the next power cycle. Momentary HDMI preview glitches during the 4K/2K mode switch are normal as the pipeline is reconfigured.

v1.0.0 (10 December, 2020)

  • Initial release.

User Guide

The latest user guide is available here.

3D Model

Shrinkwrap Model Link - Fusion 360 Web Viewer. (Downloadable STEP file available here)