Firmware update

Software updater & release notes

 

Elinchrom units must be updated with the Elinchrom Updater Software.
  • Most recent Elinchrom units have a USB socket which needs to be connected directly to your computer before launching the Updater Software.
  • For Elinchrom units without USB socket, the Elinchrom Bridge module is needed for wireless update.

Software

Elinchrom Updater - 2.40

macOS Windows

06.2020 – Release note for version 2.40
– Support for the Elinchrom ONE.
– Support for high DPI screen on Windows and macOS.
– Compatible with Windows SmartScreen and mac GateKeeper.

11.2019 – Release note for version 2.30
– Fixed bugs and improved speed for some units.

11.2019 – Release note for version 2.20
– Added support for new products.

10.2019 – Release note for version 2.10
– Added support for new products.
– Support for update of display and power firmware at once.

06.2019 – Release note for version 2.00
– Improved stability and better compatibility with the latest Mac and PC.

Elinchrom Studio Software - 1.2

macOS Windows

The Elinchrom Bridge (EL-19338) is necessary in order to use the Elinchrom Studio software.

07.2021 – Release note for version 1.2
– Support for the Elinchrom ONE.
– The Elinchrom ONE can act as a Bridge.
– Bug fixes and improved stability.

03.2021 – Release note for version 1.1
– Bluetooth support in addition to USB.
– Battery indicator added for the Bridge, ELB 500 TTL, and ELB 1200.
– Friendly name possible with second-generation units (D-Lite, BRX, Ranger Quadra AS).
– Support for Retina and high-resolution screens.
– Improved software energy consumption.
– Various bug fixes.

03.2020 – Release note for version 1.0
– First release for macOS and Windows.

Elinchrom Studio App iOS - 1.04

iOS

The Elinchrom Bridge (EL-19338) is necessary in order to use the Elinchrom App.

07.2021 – Release note for version 1.04
– Support for the Elinchrom ONE.
– The Elinchrom ONE can act as a Bridge.
– HTTP cache cleared on each re-start to allow fast online configuration change.

03.2021 – Release note for version 1.03
– Updated metadata.

03.2021 – Release note for version 1.02
– Support for new products.

12.2020 – Release note for version 1.01
– Updated graphics.
– Updated Bluetooth signal indicator.

Remotes

Elinchrom Bridge - 3.2

To set the Bridge into firmware update mode, press the ON/OFF button for at least 5 secs, the white LED light will switch in yellow and flashes twice each second. Plug the USB cable and launch the Updater.

11.2020 – Release note for version 3.2
– Added Bluetooth support for Transceiver RX, added support for long Skyport data by Bluetooth.

05.2020 – Release note for version 3.1
– Added emulated trigger on Bluetooth.

03.2020 – Release note for version 3.0
– Updated BLE communication.

Transmitter Pro - Canon - 3.2

To set the Transmitter into firmware update mode; plug the USB cable and launch the Updater.

02.2021 – Release note for firmware 3.2
– Minor bug fixes.
– Improved compatibility with Canon M50II, M6II, R6.

08.2020 – Release note for firmware 3.1
– Minor bug fixes and improvements.

12.2018 – Release note for firmware 3.0
– On ELB 500 TTL, adjust flash power separately on heads A and B (manual mode only).
– Improved navigation for Rotolight users.
– Clearer indication that TTL mode has been selected.
– Improved compatibility with Canon 3000D.

07.2018 – Release note for firmware 2.20
– MOD +/- function available.
– Possibility to display power in F-Stops or Ws.
– Unit name or unit ID can now be displayed.
– Improved compatibility for Rotolight users.

03.2018 – Release note for firmware 2.10
– Skyport Plus HS is now named Transmitter Pro.
– 2 modes are available: Manual, compatible with all Elinchrom units and ELB 500 TTL.
– Swapped position of unit selection and modelling light feature on main dashboard.
– The + – MOD has been withdrawn due to stability issues but will come back in the near future.
– Improved menu ergonomics – access features in the setup menu with the wheel and setting selection is clearer.
– Automatic switch to HS mode.
– The camera’s shutter speed dictates which mode is activated or not.
– “Sync mode” renamed to “SC mode”.
– Improved compatibility with Canon 6D MK-II.

Transmitter Pro - Nikon - 3.4

To set the Transmitter into firmware update mode; plug the USB cable and launch the Updater.

06.2021 – Release note for firmware 3.4
– ODS values kept after a reboot.

02.2021 – Release note for firmware 3.3
– Minor bug fixes.
– Improved compatibility with Nikon Z6, Z7, Z6II, Z7II, Z50.

08.2020 – Release note for firmware 3.2
– Minor bug fixes and improvements.

12.2018 – Release note for firmware 3.0
– On ELB 500 TTL, adjust flash power separately on heads A and B (manual mode only).
– Improved navigation for Rotolight users.
– Clearer indication that TTL mode has been selected.

07.2018 – Release note for firmware 2.20
– Improved compatibility with Nikon D750.
– MOD +/- function available.
– Possibility to display power in F-Stops or Ws.
– Unit name or unit ID can now be displayed.
– Improved compatibility for Rotolight users.

03.2018 – Release note for firmware 2.10
– Skyport Plus HS is now named Transmitter Pro.
– 2 modes are available: Manual, compatible with all Elinchrom units and ELB 500 TTL.
– Swapped position of unit selection and modelling light feature on main dashboard.
– The + – MOD has been withdrawn due to stability issues but will come back in the near future.
– Improved menu ergonomics – access features in the setup menu with the wheel and setting selection is clearer.
– Added second curtain setup feature on the transmitter.

Transmitter Pro - Sony - 3.1

To set the Transmitter into firmware update mode; plug the USB cable and launch the Updater.

08.2020 – Release note for firmware 3.1
– Minor bug fixes and improvements.

12.2018 – Release note for firmware 3.0
– On ELB 500 TTL, adjust flash power separately on heads A and B (manual mode only).
– Improved navigation for Rotolight users.
– Clearer indication that TTL mode has been selected.

07.2018 – Release note for firmware 2.10
– Skyport Plus HS is now named Transmitter PRO.
– 2 modes are available: Manual, compatible with all Elinchrom units, and TTL for the ELB 500 TTL.
– Swapped position of unit selection and modelling light feature on main dashboard.
– Improved menu ergonomics – access features in the setup menu with the wheel and setting selection is clearer.
– Automatic switch to HS mode – the camera’s shutter speed dictates which mode is activated.
– Possibility to display power in F-Stops or Ws.
– Unit name or unit ID can now be displayed.
– Improved compatibility with Sony A7RIII and Sony A9.

10.2017 – Release note for firmware 1.30
– Added support for third part devices.
– Improved scan unit sequence.

Transmitter Pro - Fujifilm - 3.02

To set the Transmitter into firmware update mode; plug the USB cable and launch the Updater.

04.2020 – Release note for firmware 3.02
– Improved power light constancy.

05.2019 – Release note for firmware 3.0
– On ELB 500 TTL, adjust flash power separately on heads A and B (manual mode only).
– Improved navigation for Rotolight users.
– Clearer indication that TTL mode has been selected.

Transmitter Pro - Pentax - 3.2

To set the Transmitter into firmware update mode; plug the USB cable and launch the Updater.

06.2021 – Release note for firmware 3.2
– ODS values kept after a reboot.

08.2020 – Release note for firmware 3.1
– Minor bug fixes and improvements.

Transmitter Pro - Olympus/Panasonic - 3.01

To set the Transmitter into firmware update mode; plug the USB cable and launch the Updater.

08.2020 – Release note for firmware 3.01
– Minor bug fixes and improvements.

12.2018 – Release note for firmware 3.0
– On ELB 500 TTL, adjust flash power separately on heads A and B (manual mode only).
– Improved navigation for Rotolight users.
– Clearer indication that TTL mode has been selected.

07.2018 – Release note for firmware 2.10
– Skyport Plus HS is now named Transmitter PRO.
– 2 modes are available: Manual, compatible with all Elinchrom units, and TTL for the ELB 500 TTL.
– Swapped position of unit selection and modelling light feature on main dashboard.
– Improved menu ergonomics – access features in the setup menu with the wheel and setting selection is clearer.
– Automatic switch to HS mode – the camera’s shutter speed dictates which mode is activated.
– Possibility to display power in F-Stops or Ws.
– Unit name or unit ID can now be displayed.

10.2017 – Release note for firmware 1.30
– Added support for third part devices.
– Improved scan unit sequence.

OCF units

Elinchrom ONE - 1.1

To set the Elinchrom ONE into firmware update mode; connect the USB-C cable to the computer. Press the Scroll button while the unit is OFF and connect the cable to the unit. When “USB Mode” is displayed, launch the Updater.

For Mac users with Thunderbolt ports, the unit might not appear on the Elinchrom Updater due to macOS restrictions. If this is the case, you will need an adapter from USB-C to USB-A and connect the ONE with a USB-A to USB-C cable.

08.2021 – Release note for firmware 1.1
– User interface modifications.

ELB units

ELB 400 - 1.9

To set the ELB 400 into firmware update mode; press the Menu + ON button for 3 sec. and launch the Updater.

01.2018 – Release note for firmware 1.9
– Improved Skyport communication.

05.2017 – Release note for firmware 1.8
– Modeling lamp bug fixed.
– Minor improvements.

01.2016 – Release note for firmware 1.7
– Modified and corrected flash power communication via EL-Skyport transmitter Plus HS. Now, if only outlet B is connected the correct flash power will be displayed.
– ELB 400 is now working correctly (from release 3.2.0.448) with the EL-Skyport computer software.

ELB 500 - 3.1

To set the ELB 500 into firmware update mode; plug the USB cable into the unit and launch the Updater.

02.2021 – Release note for firmware 3.1
– Improved compatibility with Transmitter Pro and Nikon D5300.

04.2019 – Release note for firmware 3.0
– Improved rotary knob accuracy.

02.2019 – Release note for firmware 2.9
– Compatibility with Phottix Odin Z.
– Improved power linearity.

08.2018 – Release note for firmware 2.8
– Optimisation of TTL functionality for Sony users.
– Minor display issues fixed.
– Stability improvements.

ELB 1200 - 2.1

To set the ELB 1200 into firmware update mode; press the User + ON button for 3 sec. and launch the Updater.

04.2021 – Release note for firmware 2.1
– Improve APP compatibility
– Bug fix on Modlamp menu

12.2020 – Release note for firmware 2.0
– Solved power inconsistency between rotary button and transmitter

01.2020 – Release note for firmware 1.9
– HS flash duration improvement
– Error management improvement
– Bug fix on Temperature error
– Bug fix for HS Head activation A – A/B on the ELB 1200
– Recycling times harmonization

11.2018 – Release note for firmware 1.8
– Power ON counter bug fix.

05.2018 – Release note for firmware 1.7
– Compatibility with the ELB 1200 Dock.
– Removed Skyport splash screen.
– Changed error -61 description. From “battery communication error” to “supply communication error”.
– Improved battery communication.
– Modelling lamp is switched OFF when user change flash power (only if VFC is enabled).
– On resume from standby/overheat, modelling lamp stays OFF until unit is 100% ready (only if VFC is enabled).
– If user changes modelling lamp status from OFF to ON while charging, lamp goes ON only when unit is 100% ready (only if VFC is enabled).
– Skyport bug fix: When user changes power via Skyport, modelling lamp was not updated.

01.2018 – Release note for firmware 1.6
– Improved system firmware (minor bugfix).
– Now it is possible to power off unit inside modlamp dashboard.

ELC units

ELC 125 / ELC 500 - 1.4

To set the ELC into firmware update mode; first remove the mains cable of the unit, plug the USB cable from the computer to the unit, reconnect the mains cable and launch the Updater.

10.2020 – Release note for firmware 1.4
– Improved thermal management.

08.2020 – Release note for firmware 1.3
– Fixed screen refresh and standby behavior.

06.2020 – Release note for firmware 1.2
– Fixed standby and modeling lamp timer.
– Fixed minor bugs.

02.2020 – Release note for firmware 1.1
– First release.

ELC Pro HD - 28.20

Switch the unit OFF, hold the User button and press ON until the display shows “Firmware update”.
Note that you need the Elinchrom Bridge to update ELC Pro HD units.

04.2019 – Release note for firmware 28.20
– Improved error management.

02.2019 – Release note for firmware 27.18
– Improved error management.

02.2018 – Release note for firmware 26.17
– Faster response when Modeling state is changed via Skyport.
– Renamed label Skyport “channel” to “frequency”.
– Added possibility to enable/disable flash before ready.
– When unit is OFF, press and hold ON + CENTER knob button until message is shown.

01.2018 – Release note for firmware 24.17
– Improved Skyport communication.

06.2017 – Release note for firmware 23.17
– Removed flash before ready.
– Minor improvements.

06.2016 – Release note for firmware 21.17
– Auto standby improved.
– Power management.

Discontinued products

Skyport Software - 3.2

The Skyport Software V3.2 is not supported anymore and is discontinued.
DO NOT update your hardware and software if you need the Skyport Software 3.2 to work!
The Skyport Software and the USB RX are not compatible with macOS 10.15 Catalina and later Windows versions.
This version of the Software will not work after updating to the latest operating systems or hardware.
The new Elinchrom Studio Software is now available and requires the Bridge Module.
Please refer to the Elinchrom Studio Software for more information.

01.2016 – Release note for ELS software V3.2.0.350
– Improved stability when installed on computer with Polish and Chinese language settings.
– Improved stability when used with ELB 400.
– Various minor bug fixed.