Archive for the ‘Canon Cinema EOS’ Category
Canon will be introducing two new cameras for NAB. I’ve been reading a lot of the tips coming in and trying to make sense of it, thankfully someone else has received some of the same information and has.
We should see an official announcement on Thursday.
Canon Cinema EOS 1D
- Full Frame
- ALL-I, IPB and MJPEG 4K.
- Log Profiles
- Super35 Crop Mode
- Compatible with cinema lenses
- Priced around $10,000
Canon EOS C500
- To compete with RED Epic
- 4K at 120fps EOS RAW via 3G HD-SDI
- At 60 fps EOS RAW from the C500 is 12 bit.
- Priced around $35,000
New Cinema Lenses
- 15.5-47mm T2.2
- 30-105mm T2.2
I’ve seen a range in pricing between $12,000 and $20,000 for the above lenses.
Cinema EOS Grows
I received some info that 2 new cameras would be talked about at NAB next week in Las Vegas. The names C100 and C500 were mentioned.
One of the cameras being true 4K.
Another rumour to appear on other sites and in my inbox is the development of EOSRAW. Apparently it’s recordable to CF cards and is capable of 12bit at 4K.
Read more at EOSHD
A higher end C300?
There is some thought that we may be seeing a new Cinema EOS video camera announced or shown at NAB instead of the 4K DSLR.
It’s rumoured to be priced in the $30K+ range. No specs were given, but this info also appeared on a twitter feed with a price mentioned over $35K.
I will say, information about a 4K DSLR has been hard to come by so far.
Canon has sent out another invite for April 16, 2012. This will be beyond the screening from the other invite.
Could this be the hoped for 4K DSLR Canon has already teased the world with? As some would say, is this what videographers wanted the 5D Mark III to be?
We have heard the 4K DSLR would be announced sooner than later, however it’s rumoured availability would be in the distant future.
Received a brief bit of information regarding the upcoming Canon Cinema EOS 4K DSLR.
Apparently it won’t be available for purchase until Q4 2012 or early 2013. The announcement could come some time before then. Variations of the camera are in the wild, no specs are known beyond the 4K specification for the movie mode.
The form factor will apparently be in the form of a 1D style body as shown at the C300 announcement.
NAB 2012 is coming up in the middle of April, and we have heard nothing about a possible announcement before then.
New Gear for NAB 2012?
Canon has started to tease with Cinema EOS again. Are we going to see new products announced prior to the show? We’ve heard the 4K Cinema EOS DSLR would be announced “sooner than later”. Others have said it could be the Ron Howard project (thanks unfocused) being shown. We’ll be at NAB to find out.
The event will take place on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at 5PM
This will be a developing story.
What, When, Where?
I receive little bits of information a fair bit about the “in development” 4K cinema EOS DSLR. Below are a few bits that seem possible.
There are various prototypes and body types. It will most likely be a new form factor. Somewhere between the 5D Mark II and 1D X in size. There will be some new button placements as well.
This will not be the monster megapixel camera from Canon.
Photokina 2012 is the goal for at least an announcement and functioning prototype. Canon does want to get it to market before the end of 2012.
The name for the camera hasn’t been selected yet, but it’s probably going to have its own model number. However, it won’t be the “mythical” “EOS 3D”.
More C300 eye candy and praise
Jon Yi has provided a fantastic “test” video from the new Canon EOS C300. His conclusion, “C300 = awesome”.
There’s some great info about ISO performance and workflow. A worthwhile watch.
There’s a little bit of language and “skin” in the video, so if you’re easily offended, don’t press ‘play’.
From Jon Yi
In early Fall 2011, I shot some footage with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS C300 for one week in NYC. I created an article and a video for Canon based on my experiences with the camera. The video is meant to poke fun at most camera test videos I’ve seen over the years. Canon, not thrilled with my sense of humor, does not credit or condone this video, but I think it shows a lot of the camera’s strengths.
You can read my full article about the EOS C300 here:learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2011/c300_for_cinematographers.shtml
I believe that Canon made a beautiful camera that is sensible, reliable and portable in a way that I’ve always dreamed a camera could be. It prioritizes great skin tone and has higher ISO sensitivity than any other camera out there.
I know there’s nothing I can say to change the minds of the RED fan club. For the rest of the skeptics, I think once you get your hands on it you’ll understand how great this camera really is. Please buy this camera in January and go film some good skin tones in the dark. You’ll love it.
Thanks go out to all my friends for helping me with this.
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From Amateur Photographer
Amateur Photographer (via NL) sat down with Peter Yabsley, a business development manager from Canon Europe, to talk about Cinema EOS.
AP: Will the EOS and EOS cinema departments be working quite closely together now?
MB: Since the 5D there’s been a process of working together, interconnecting working and sharing technologies and it will be beneficial throughout the range. You may not see it now but broadcast is helping EOS, EOS is helping cinema and so forth. We’re seeing it now it the EOS 1DX, adding timecode to video for instance – the video guys helped show the stills guys how timecode operates and there’s more than just the one option on there.
Read the full interview
A Rare Glimpse (Translation Below)
“the arrow to the right reads “Motion Picture” while the arrow to the left reads “Still Photography”. It seems like the C EOS DSLR in development is mostly aimed at Video instead of Still. BTW, the arrow up is “Professional” while the arrow down is “Consumer”. “
I wonder if we’ll ever see a “Cinema Powershot”. Maybe the next “G” will go into that realm.