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too, with support for Canon’s original IP-based XC Protocol. The powerful pair can be operated remotely via Canon’s RC-IP100 remote. On the internal side, and rounding out the list of top-line updates, the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III now support Look File functionality. Recognised as 3D LUTs, the files can be imported into the camera for internal recording, providing unique visual characteristics without colour grading.

initiated in this mode. The C70 can be used with seven new EF lenses in conjunction with the EF-EOS R 0.71x mount adapter, too. The updated EOS C500 Mark II records in 4:3 and 6:5 aspect ratio, while in full- frame sensor mode in Cinema Raw Light. Alongside the EOS C300 Mark II, the camera now features a 1.8x desqueeze option, enabling choice from a wider range of anamorphic lenses. Both cameras have live production improvements,

Canon has announced major firmware updates for a number of its Cinema EOS cameras and lenses. The additions bring about new features and improvements, in line with professional Canon users’ feedback. The EOS C70 now offers increased autofocus control over a larger area, with the addition

of whole area AF to existing large/small

frame options. Touch tracking can also be

MASTERCLASS Director of photography, Alexander Hackinger, has taken the cinematic look online, with the help of Cooke. Working on the Wolff Brothers’ educational Meet Your Master series, he used the S4/i prime lenses alongside Arri Amira and Alexa Mini cameras. The platform offers viewers the opportunity to learn from experts in their field across a broad subject range, from adventuring to acting. Hackinger comments: “Although it is an online format, it was always important for us to create an exciting image with high production values. Meet Your Master should feel like you are sitting at a table with the master in a personal conversation. “I have shot many commercials, corporate films and music videos on both Cooke S4/i Primes and the Cooke Anamorphic/i lenses. Even though I often consider other choices, I mostly come back to the S4/i lenses. On this project, I didn’t test against other optics, because I knew they would fit the bill perfectly. “I love the character of the Cooke S4/i optics. They trace skin tones beautifully, almost envelop the skin, frame the silhouette and have a wonderful soft transition into the bokeh. I also love the gentle contrast of the optics, with a sharp image that is never too crisp. They generate a classically beautiful look that always delights. I usually shoot at f/2.8.” You can watch Hackinger’s extracts and read his production notes online now.

GOING BIGGER With a sizeable upgrade over its older sibling, Atomos has announced the arrival of the Shinobi 7 monitor. A lightweight design and 7in screen, it’s packed with potential when it comes to fieldwork. A 2200- nit screen means there’s no requirement for a sun hood, even in bright environments. It also functions in line with the growing use of HDR, with 10+ stops of dynamic range. Crucial camera features – including aperture, white- balance, shutter angle and ND – can be controlled at a touch, while a USB-C to serial cable, plus additional USB and RJ45 control points, offer a range of

connectivity options. As well as Log to HDR conversions, the Shinobi 7 can feed custom 3D LUTs to other devices or a live feed. Eight custom LUTs can be held via SD card. Power comes by way of dual batteries, allowing for hot-swapping, although mains power is also an option. V-Lock batteries can be harnessed with an additional DC to D-Tap cable. Additional highlights include 4:1, 2:1 and 1:1 zoom for focus pulling, varied exposure tools including zebra and histogram, bi-directional HDMI signal, and HDMI 2.0 support for 4Kp60.

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