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EOS Bodies / Re: Is This the EOS 3D?
« on: June 17, 2013, 02:41:49 PM »
It's photoshoped from a 6D strap, and the camera looks like 6D.




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Please note: the new EOS-1D C feature upgrade is only available from Canon’s authorised service facilities in Europe

And that is because they don't want the firmware being generally available for folks such as ML to examine, learn from and maybe modify.

Do Canon firmware upgrades patch the camera's firmware, or do they overwrite it in whole?

They overwrite it entirely.

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If it's the 2nd case, then 1D-C owners would have to come to a service facility for each and every firmware upgrade in the future, which I somehow doubt Canon would do.

If there are only a relatively small number of 1D-C cameras sold (lets say 1000s or at most 10s of 1000s) then the number that need to be serviced by each service center is going to be small.

Actually, not all service centres are qualified to service high end models such as 1D C, C300/100 and 1D X.

In the UK, only one service centre located Herfordshire is designated to perform this feature upgrade for 1D C. Currently the number of 1D C sold in the UK is about 40 units (inlcuding corporate and rental house)

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Time for an update!

The reason why Canon still hasn't publicly announce the 25p firmware for 1D C is that they found a serious defect in the initial release (version 1.1.9 in early May), their official word is "image tearing can sometimes occur during recording". So they stopped updating cameras with this version and delayed the announcement to end-of-May (as of writing). Currently they are still working on revised version and further delay could be possible.

1D C owners, please be patient   :)

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What is getting hot, the CF card or the controller or both?
I recall friends using heatsinks on overclocked RAM, I wonder if one could modify a CF card for conductivity (or compel a company to do so)
After the announcement of the BMC 4K, the chance of me using the 1D C professionally has decreased alot, and overheating is an issue that I need to consider as we plan to shoot in full sun in Africa and other sauna-like conditions. Would be cool if someone with a 1D C (and good hands) would try modding a CF card and/or the CF card-door.
EDIT: I wonder if these would perform better?
http://www.hoodmanusa.com/products.asp?dept=1007

You need to use active cooling like a fan

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There are 15 bullet points in total according to Canon Europe, the missing one is number 14, it should be "The lens compensation data for the EF24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens has been added."

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Oh gosh I'm jealous, really hope i don't need to send in mine for this update.

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOS-1D C Firmware Update Possible Delay?
« on: April 29, 2013, 11:56:11 AM »
Michael N Sutton, who has got good connection with Canon, just said on Twitter that the new firmware isn't downloadable, but will rather be a service upgrade that you will need to send your camera in to get.

"service upgrade" sure does sound better than "hardware recall", but to me that's just spin.

At the end of the day you will need to send your delivered Camera to Canon and it will come back fixed... no, sorry.. "serviced".

The way it sounds now, I don't think we'll ever hear anything from Canon on what they need to service or why we can't update ourselves just like with any other firmware update.

I believe you but it's funny that Canon itself has no idea about this!

I called Canon Professional Network in Europe and they said there is no hardware recall on 1D C and told me the new firmware should be available for download in the next few days.

WTF is going on?

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EOS Bodies / Re: 1DX Autofokus did not work when really cold -20 C
« on: April 23, 2013, 05:41:55 AM »
I don´t have problems in cold conditions. But I only work a few hours in cold conditions and return then to the warm car.

Will that cause serious condensation inside the camera body?

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: EOS-1D C Firmware Update Possible Delay?
« on: April 22, 2013, 05:04:14 AM »
I just noticed a comment today on Vimeo by a Swiss 1DC user: "Now, Canon won't deliver any 1DCs in Europe currently. When pressed, my Canon contact here said the new 25p firmware needs a hardware modification/upgrade. That would mean that already delivered cameras will have to go back. But there isn't anything official out on this yet."

That is not true as far as I know, I checked with all major dealers (including CVP) in the UK today and they all confirmed that there is no hardware upgrade required, the delay in shipment is due to Canon replacing stock 1D C with new 25p firmware.

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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Low level formatting of CF Card
« on: April 21, 2013, 10:28:21 AM »
How often do you low-level format the CF card to maintain performance? every week?

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Thanks Charlesqian for your additional information.

I just noticed a comment on Vimeo by a Swiss 1DC user: "Now, Canon won't deliver any 1DCs in Europe currently. When pressed, my Canon contact here said the new 25p firmware needs a hardware modification/upgrade. That would mean that already delivered cameras will have to go back. But there isn't anything official out on this yet."

This definitely makes me to postpone my decision, and, July is getting closer...


That's weird, many european sellers are selling 1D C as normal, if it does require a massive product recall then Canon should have informed the dealers.

I agree.  To change or make modifications on 1DC's hardware would be highly unlikely;  I think from the very start, Canon already had the plan to do the 25P, so technically they should have already known it's feasible.  Glitches on software are possible.

Just found out CVP UK has listed 1D C as out of stock, I will call them on Monday to check if it's about the 25p issue.

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Thanks Charlesqian for your additional information.

I just noticed a comment on Vimeo by a Swiss 1DC user: "Now, Canon won't deliver any 1DCs in Europe currently. When pressed, my Canon contact here said the new 25p firmware needs a hardware modification/upgrade. That would mean that already delivered cameras will have to go back. But there isn't anything official out on this yet."

This definitely makes me to postpone my decision, and, July is getting closer...

That's weird, many european sellers are selling 1D C as normal, if it does require a massive product recall then Canon should have informed the dealers.

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still no news for 1D C 25p firmware...

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EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Canon 5D Mark iii HDMI Clean Output?
« on: April 12, 2013, 01:38:33 PM »
So I heard Canon Announced that in the April of 2013, or next month, the Canon 5D Mark iii would get an update which would allow for a clean HDMI output. Does this mean that we can use an external recorder such as the BlackMagic Hyperdeck Shuttle for external recording? If so, then can we actually record at a higher fps such as 60p at Full HD? if not, then what kind of impact does this have on videomakers? Thank You in Advance!

It won't give 60p. Hopefully the better compression will make a noticeable difference. Depends how much of the problems occur before the compression stage. Maybe not.

It won't give you noticeable difference, trust me. I'm using Canon 1D C with Atomos Ninja 2 external recorder. if you don't do heavy colour grading or keying/compositing, there is no difference at all.

1DC codes a lot better in camera than the 5D3 though no?

Only in 4k, so far as I know...

The 5D has a bad codec but also a bad image from the sensor. Fine for what it is but if you want good video step up to the C-line. In motion there will be no visible different in the HDMI clean signal. Blown up to 400% you'll begin to see something. For chroma keying MAYBE you will get a minor difference. This is a spec sheet upgrade so as not to fall behind the D800 in terms of perception, nothing more.

Actually 1DC's 4K is superb, and its Super 35mm is too.  Full HD is just so so.  It has a 60p slow motion in Full HD but not that good.

I think Canon's firmware update has two elements: 1) uncompressed clean HDMI output; 2) mirroring LCD and an external monitor.  The uncompresed clean HDMI output will let an external recorder such as Ninjia-2 records directly from a camera's sensor at 10 bit, 4:2:2 using ProRes or Avid DNxHD codecs.  It will have some difference compared with the original 8-bit, 4:2:0 with cameras like 5D MKIII etc..

It's still 8bit in a 10bit container if you record on Ninja 2, the additional 2bits are just zero.

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PowerShot Cameras / Re: NAB 2013: Canon USA, All About 4K
« on: April 10, 2013, 06:33:36 AM »
At CP+ 2013 in Yokohama I watched Shane Hurlbut's “The Ticket”, a short shot on the EOS 1D-C at 4k and was blown away. 

The clarity and detail in skin and hair astounded me. I was 15-20ft from the 60" screen.

4k is a game changer and I very much look forward to the trickle down effect that will result from it.

Did you notice the drastic resolution drop in the slowmo shot? it's when the couple ran out from the shop.

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