Sometimes changing modes or frame rates on the FX9 can involve the need to change several settings. For example if you want to go from shooting Full Frame 6K at 23.98fps to shooting 120fps then you need to change the sensor scan mode before you can change the frame rate. One way to speed up this process is to use User Files or All Files to save your normal operating settings. Then instead of going through pages of menu settings you just load the appropriate file.
All Files save just about every single adjustable setting in the camera, everything from you white balance settings to LUT’s to Network settings to any menu customisations. User Files save a bit less. In particular User Files can be set so that they don’t change the white balance. For this reason for things like changing the scan mode and frame rate I prefer to use User Files.
You can add the User File and/or All File menu items to the user menu. If you place them at the top of the user menu, when you enter the cameras menu system for the first time after powering it on they will be the very first items listed.
Both User Files and All Files are found under the “project” section in the FX9 menu system. The files are saved to an SD card in the SD Card Utility slot. This means you can easily move them from one camera to another.
Before you save a file, first you have to give it a name. I recommend that your name includes the scan mode, for example “FF6K” or “2KS35”, the frame rate and whether it’s CineEI or not.
Then save your file to the SD card. When loading a User File the “load customize data” option determines whether the camera will load any changes you have made to the user menu. “Load white data” determines whether the camera will load and overwrite the current white balance setting with ones saved in the file. When loading an All File the white balance and any menu customizations are always loaded regardless, so your current white balance setting will be overwritten by whatever is in the All File. You can however choose whether to load any network user names and passwords.
2 thoughts on “Using User Files and All Files to Speed Up Switching Modes on the FX9.”
Thanks Alister ! Great time saving tip! I just setup two new all files on my FX6 for Slog3 shooting and one for S-Cinetone shooting.
not sure if you’re still monitoring this thread, but I’ve got an FX9 for about a year and now using USER FILES to load up presets. Works well, except whenever I load a new preset in my USER MENU which I’ve customised a little resets to the factory default? eg: Now that I want to use USER FILE I’ve added it to the USER MENU and put it at the the top of the list. When I go into USER FILE, load in a preset I’ve made from the SD card, it resets the USER MENU and I’ve lost USER FILE at the top of my list?
Hope that makes sense…thanks in advance