Welcome to the PocketWizard beta lab. In the beta lab, you get to play with ControlTL, Plus III and MultiMAX* BETA firmware and features currently being developed and assist us in the final stages before a “Final Release” is available. Anyone can participate in the BETA lab but you should be very comfortable using the PocketWizard Utility and willing and able to provide detailed feedback of your experiences using the beta firmware. If that’s you, then here is "How to find the beta Version Firmware" and follow the steps to begin your own beta test.
| ||MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for CANON - There is currently no beta. |
Full compatibility for the Canon 1D X*, 6D*, 70D, T5i / 700D, T4i* / 650D, T5 / 1200D and SL1 / 100D now available thru firmware update 6.700. Read the full release notes here.
* Now with TTL compatibility.
MiniTT1 & FlexTT5 for NIKON - There is currently no beta.
Full compatibility with the D810, D4S, D610, Df, D7100, D5300, D5200 and D3300 now available thru firmware update 3.700. Read the full release notes here.
| ||PowerST4 for Elinchrom |
There is currently no beta firmware for the PowerST4 for Elinchrom. The current OFFICIAL firmware release for the PowerST4 is 5.400 and instructions for downloading the firmware can be found here. Click here to learn more about PowerST4 Official Firmware Upgrade version 5.400.
| ||PowerMC2 for Einstein E640 Flash |
There is currently no beta firmware for the PowerMC2 for Einstein E640. The current OFFICIAL firmware release for the PowerMC2 is 2.402/2.403 and instructions for downloading the firmware can be found here. Click here to learn more about PowerMC2 Official Firmware Upgrade version 2.402/2.403.
Non-ControlTL Radios (Standard Triggering):
| ||Plus III |
There currently is no beta firmware for the Plus III. The current OFFICIAL firmware release for the Plus III is 1.200 and instructions for downloading the firmware can be found here. Click here to learn more about the Plus III firmware upgrade version 1.200.
IMPORTANT: You must be running PocketWizard Utility 1.54 & 1.55 in order to access the Plus III beta firmware. It will not show up on previous versions of the Utility.
| ||MultiMAX |
There is currently no beta firmware for the MultiMAX. The current OFFICIAL firmware release for the MultiMAX is 7.53 and instructions for downloading the firmware can be found here. Click here to learn more about MultiMAX Official Firmware Upgrade version 7.53. * Only MultiMAX's with a USB port are capable of downloading firmware. Some older MultiMAX units do not have a USB port.
We need your FEEDBACK! Feedback on the beta firmware should be sent to PocketWizard via the “Inquires Form” on our “Contact” page or simply email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "beta" in the subject line.
Updates to the Beta Lab will be posted to our facebook page.
PocketWizard Utility 1.54 & 1.55
To see and run the latest beta firmware as mentioned above, please download PocketWizard Utility version 1.54 or 1.55. Click here for more information on this Utility. PocketWizard Utility 1.54 or 1.55 can be downloaded by clicking the appropriate platform type below:
Version 1.55 for Windows
Version 1.55 for Intel Mac
Note: PocketWizard Utility 1.55 is not yet compatible with Windows 8. It is currently being tested and we will keep you posted viaour Facebook page once compatibility or a work-around has been established.
Follow your normal application installing procedures for your system.
When you are running PocketWizard Utility version 1.35, do the following to begin beta testing the newest beta firmware:
Open the PocketWizard Utility, plug in your MiniTT1, FlexTT5, PowerMC2, PowerST4, Plus III or MultiMAX and click the “Maintenance” tab
At the lower left, click the small gear icon, which will jump you to the PocketWizard Utility Settings screen.
On the settings screen, click “yes, I would like to be a beta tester” then click “OK”
|Click "Yes, I would like to be a beta tester."|
Back on the Maintenance page, click “Check For Updates”
The “Firmware Updates Available” screen will appear. If there is a beta firmware available, it will appear on this screen (there will be times when there are no current beta releases). Click “Download ALL Files” (or, if you prefer, just select the files you want) then click “Download Now”
|Select Download All Files|
Once the files are downloaded, the Utility will show only the firmware available for the radio currently plugged in and will ask if you wish to update your radio to either the current "Official Release" or latest beta version. Click the beta release version and then click “OK” and continue through the update process. You are now beta testing.
|Select the beta release version and click "ok"|
For a beta program to to be of value to us in improving the PocketWizard ControlTL 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.
Please ALWAYS include the following:
- beta firmware release version number
- Camera being used (brand & model #)
- Flashes being used(brand & model #)
- PocketWizard models being used
If possible, the following information would also be useful but is not required:
- 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
* Only MultiMAX's with a USB port are capable of downloading firmware. Some older MultiMAX units do not have a USB port.