however I'm not sure about this rumor.
This rumor makes it sound like "Canon came and visited us with a new camera that we got to look at and try."
If that is the case, Canon will know exactly who it is (or have a very short list.) If they signed an NDA ... and even if they didn't, I suspect that Canon would look unfavourably on this kind of disclosure - UNLESS it was specifically asked about and agreed to.
Additionally, any professional (working in a studio where Canon visits you is going to mean you're seriously good) is going to know that the colour accuracy of a file when viewed on a laptop screen is highly dependent on the ability of the screen to represent colour itself and without being able to use the images on a calibrated screen, the colours seen on some random laptop mean nothing.
I'd be almost prepared to call this rumor a hoax.
my thoughts exactly. why would canon do this?
its one thing for canon to get high speed cameras in the hands of professionals in the field for testing (ie world cup, olympics etc) but why do so for a studio setting? is it beyond canons capability to set up a studio at their R&D facility for testing....i highly doubt it.
They have always done that, particularly with the high end bodies and lenses, it is part and parcel of the normal testing process and it throws up inconsistencies and compatibility issues the labs and Japanese factory field testers don't come across. It also gets Canon high end user feedback, however perverse and badly informed it might be, and it creates a little clique for the studios. Being an Alpha tester for Canon is a feather in any studios cap.