FIRMWARE UPGRADES CURRENT CAMERAS A firmware update for both the Canon EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III enables both cameras to be better used within live production environments. Implementing XC protocol for integration into multicamera shoots and supporting direct control via Canon’s RC-IP100 and Ethernet connections, this firmware hugely boosts the capabilities of each machine when used in live broadcast scenarios. It also supplies AF when shooting 120p/100p plus face detection during slow and fast shooting modes. And all four audio channels can now be monitored in the on-screen meter displays. Canon has also included a firmware update for the XF605 camcorder to better enable remote and live production. As above, it adds XC protocol, four-channel audio monitoring and improvements to face detection AF in both fast and slow motion shooting. The v184.108.40.206 firmware also introduces a new 4K Intra 60p/50p option alongside XF- AVC Intra 410Mbps, and gives support for vertical shooting – making it a perfect addition to any broadcast production. canon.co.uk
Cine lens tops glut of new products
Canon’s new products include the CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1 Cine-Servo lens, the DP-V2730 27in 4K professional reference display and a modular expansion unit for the EOS C500 Mark II and C300 Mark III. The CN8x15 lens fits Super 35 cameras, is ideal for cinema and broadcast scenarios and able to support 8K productions. It has a focal range of 15-120mm, extendable to 180mm via the built-in 1.5x extender. This lens features an 11-blade iris, and Canon’s warm colour science lets it match the existing range of cinema optics. Supporting EF mount communication and advanced metadata capture with support for Cooke /i Technology, this is the first Cine-Servo lens to enable Zeiss “The CN8x15 fits Super 35 cameras, ideal for cinema and broadcast”
eXtended Data communication using the PL mount. It’s available as EF and PL, with a removable servo motor drive unit. The EU-V3 is a modular expansion unit, compatible with the EOS C500 Mark II and C300 Mark III to support multicamera and live productions. It has an SDI return feature, allowing real-time monitoring of live feeds from a production switcher – and enables Ethernet tally support using XC protocol. The new DP-V2730 is an advanced 4K HDR monitor with 1000cd/m² full- screen peak brightness and Canon’s local dimming technology giving an ultra-low black level of 0.001cd/m². It has a 27in screen which achieves Dolby Vision certification and Grade1A in EBU Tech3320 standards. The DP-V2730 also features a catalogue of monitoring tools suited to professional productions and advanced workflows. With an HDMI input and 12G-SDI terminals – four ins and five outs capable of delivering 4K/60p 4:2:2 10-bit or 4K/30p 4:4:4 12-bit signals – the monitor can also be linked to a computer or smart device plus multiple Canon Displays (via LAN) with the Remote Control Web UI. This touch-optimised interface provides live image viewing, detailed signal information and direct control over inputs, monitoring tools and settings.
Four-way SDI input switching will be available via an optional paid upgrade. This will send an output feed to an additional monitor, external recorder or for live streaming.
WIDESCREEN The Canon 4K HDR monitor now comes in a larger 27in size (left)
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