Filming for the future: see the EOS C700 at IBC 2016!
© David Corfield
Canon has rolled out the red carpet for visitors to the International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) show this year, which takes place at the RAI conference and convention centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, from 9-13 September 2016. With a stunning display of new and groundbreaking broadcast products and workflows – including the new C700 digital cinema camera – CPN reports on what to expect from Canon...
Every year, innovation is at the heart of IBC and this year is no exception, with Canon showcasing its new C700 digital cinema camera along with new reference displays, broadcast and cinema lenses, the EOS 5D Mark IV and a wide variety of workflow solutions.
At IBC 2016, Canon is showcasing its end-to-end professional 4K HDR workflow from capture to post-production, providing the opportunity for visitors to come and see its professional imaging range in its entirety.
Located in Hall 12, Stand D60, Canon will be demonstrating a variety of shooting experiences, from review to editing processes, including innovative low-light and long distance live shooting demos. The new EOS C700 will be fitted with a Cinema EF zoom and will be shown with a CODEX DIT workstation and Canon’s new DP-V2420 4K reference display to demonstrate HDR workflow.
Also being demonstrated will be the ME20F-SH, located in a specially designed dark environment to showcase its remarkable ISO 4 million low-light ability while its sister model, the ME200S-SH will be mounted on a new robotic head to show its usability in remote situations.
On display for the first time to the public will be the newly-launched UJ27x6.5B IESD box lens, a 2/3” lens for broadcasters needing outstandingly high resolution and contrast in 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) workflows. Offering resolving power beyond 4K and a 27x optical zoom, the lens is an essential tool for a range of professional broadcast environments. The new addition will join the UJ86x9.3B to expand Canon’s ‘4K Premium’ lens range and will bridge the optical zoom gap of current ENG, studio and field box 4K HDR lenses, meeting the needs of today’s broadcasters.
Key IBC highlights from Canon this year
Canon will be showcasing its entire input to output range for broadcasters and filmmakers with a real focus on HDR workflow this year. Key products on display and being demonstrated include:
The EOS C700 (EF/PL) flagship digital cinema cameras will both be on display at IBC and will demonstrate to high-end production houses and broadcasters how intuitively and easy it is to shoot with a wide dynamic range, in supreme quality. Both cameras capture creative slow motion 4K video footage internally with high frame rates of up to 59.94P/50P and 2K up to 200p/240p (sensor crop mode), or 4K RAW up to 100P/120P, to the optional dockable CODEX RAW recorder.
EOS 5D Mark IV
The newest addition to Canon’s legendary EOS 5D family, the Mark IV replaces the incredibly popular EOS 5D Mark III. It is Canon’s most versatile EOS camera to date and for those that want to use the power of video to tell the bigger picture, 4K movie-making is available with internal 4K recording, 120p HD, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, time lapse movie and HDR movie mode.
The XC15 is a 4K (UHD) and Full HD camcorder with professional XLR sound capabilities. The camera is the sister model to the XC10, targeting a slightly more professional audience due to its advanced audio options. Compact and lightweight, it’s perfect for news gatherers and independent or documentary filmmakers and is fitted with a 10x optical Zoom lens with Canon’s class-leading image stabilisation technology. The inclusion of Canon Log gives a 12-stop (800%) dynamic range.
DP-V2420 and DP-V1710
The DP-V2420 is a professional HDR reference display supporting the new ITU-R BT.2100 standard, whilst the DP-V1710 is an industry-first 17-inch display created for outside broadcasting vans and studios. The models combine Canon’s image processing engine with a proprietary backlight system and IPS LCD panel to deliver incredible colour reproduction, high-resolution and high-contrast visuals.
CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S
A new Cinema EOS lens with cine-servo style functionality, the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S is designed for professional and advanced amateur videographers using large-format, single-sensor cameras. The lens strengthens Canon’s line of cine-servo lenses, following in the footsteps of the CN7x17 and CN20x50 and offers the perfect balance of operability with outstanding precision and quality, giving videographers the power to capture exceptional footage.
Canon stand location & opening times
Canon’s stand at IBC 2016 is Stand D60 in Hall 12 of the RAI exhibition and conference centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The IBC exhibition is open from 10.30am to 6pm on Friday 9 September; from 9.30am to 6pm on Saturday 10, Sunday 11 and Monday 12 September; and from 9.30am to 4pm on Tuesday 13 September.