Canon Log3 debuts at NAB 2016 along with video firmware
Canon has announced firmware updates to several products being showcased at this year’s NAB Show held from 16-21 April 2016 in Las Vegas, USA...
The new firmware updates support a number of feature upgrades for professional users, including improvement of workflow, ease of use, focusing and lens corrections, colour space, and creative flexibility for products in the Cinema EOS, HD Video, and 4K Reference Display lines.
EOS C300 Mark II
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera updates will allow various functions such as shooting in new Canon Log3, viewfinder magnification during recording, focus guide with EF Cinema Prime lenses, Push Auto Iris and Zoom function on the grip joystick with New Compact-Servo and Cine-Servo series lenses, Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) with Compact-Servo 18-80mm and Cine-Servo 17-120mm lenses, ACES 1.0 output, peripheral illumination correction updates and overall image improvements such as noise level reduction in low-light for Canon Log2.
EOS C100 Mark II
The EOS C100 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera update will allow various functions such as Push Auto Iris and Zoom function on the grip joystick with the new Compact-Servo and Cine-Servo series lenses, Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) with Compact-Servo 18-80mm and Cine-Servo 17-120mm lenses, and peripheral illumination correction updates and selectable disabling of the microphone.
The DP-V2410 4K Reference Display firmware will be updated to support ARRI Log C and ARRI metadata; improve display contrast and dynamic range; add support for Canon Log3 and Hybrid Log Gamma; and display of SMPTE 2084 input signal on the waveform monitor.
The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display firmware will be updated to improve display contrast and dynamic range; add support for Canon Log3 and Hybrid Log Gamma; and display of SMPTE 2084 input signal on the waveform monitor.
HD video cameras
Several firmware updates are available for Canon’s range of professional HD video cameras, including the newly launched ME20F-SH, launched today. The update for the ME20F-SH camera will include lens support for an additional 19 EF and Cine lenses allowing for more creative choices in a wider variety of shooting applications including television and film production.
The XA35 and XA30 camcorder updates include a new MP4 file format at 8Mbps (720 / 59.94P, 50P) allowing the user to shoot low bit rate footage.
The firmware upgrades for the XF305 and XF300 camcorders include new shooting modes allowing for greater creative flexibility, Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode, Highlight Priority Mode, and Signal/Noise priority mode.
The XC10 4K camcorder firmware will be updated to include a new file format MP4 in HD mode, improved AF speed, and shutter speed options for flicker reduction.
In addition to these major firmware updates, Canon’s Cine-servo CN-E17-120mm lens will be updated to be compatible with Canon’s DAF function in the EOS C300 Mark II and EOS C100 Mark II.
The firmware will be available in June to download, free of charge, from Canon Europe’s support site here. To check that you have the most current firmware, just click on your camera from the software options.