Archive for: cinema eos
Real or a Joke?
I received this tidbit of fun when I was at NAB, just getting around to posting it. It shows a model name “5DC” on an official Canon web site. The one issue I see with the “leak” is that it originated on April 1, so maybe a Canon employee was having some fun?
Anyway, here’s the evidence and direct quote from the submission.
Canon 5DC: Real or Joke?
Go to google and search for “eos 5dc” without the quotes. https://www.google.com/search?aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=eos+5dc
Now if you click the link, the page is missing, but if you look at google’s cached version of that page, it has titles and headlines for a Canon Eos 5DC (which I am currently hoping for). But the actual content of the page is for the C300.
But it also says that this was a google snapshot done on April 1, so is this a cruel April fool’s joke for true Canon rumor junkies? See the screen shot. I have a few more scrolling down the page if you need.
Canon Cinema EOS | Products: Camera 5dc
Lenses for the EOS 5dc. Canon offers possibly the finest lens lineup available to cinematographers and videographers from any single vendor.
A cool Canon event
If there was one guy I wanted to meet at NAB and never had the chance, it was Shane Hurlbut. I did see him speak at the Tiffen booth and the guy just exudes passion for content creation. I especially liked the part where he showed us how to steady a car mounted camera with sponges. Looking forward to seeing more films he’s involved in.
So if you’re in the LA area, it just may be worth registering for the free event.
First Look: Canon’s New 4K EOS-1D C Featuring Shane Hurlbut, ASC
Date: April 25th, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fee: Free of charge. Advanced registration required. Limited Seating.
Location: The Los Angeles Film School, 6363 Sunset Blvd, 4K Theater, Los Angeles, California 90028
Join Canon Live Learning for a first look at the EOS-1D C, Canon’s new 4K digital cinema camera. In the evening’s main event, Explorer of Light, Shane Hurlbut, ASC will be on hand to screen and discuss The Ticket, a short film shot exclusively on the EOS-1D C. Mr. Hurlbut will speak about his production experiences with the EOS-1D C, including how its small footprint allowed him to shoot in extremely tight set-ups while still retaining superb image quality and handling. The Ticket is a love story, set in West Hollywood, shot by Shane Hurlbut, ASC and directed by Po Chan. In addition to the screening and Mr. Hurlbut’s presentation, there will also be a brief technical introduction to the EOS-1D C by a Canon Technical Representative. EOS-1D C cameras will also be available for touch and try during this event.
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
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.
The excitement around the 5D Mark III, EF 24-70 f/2.8L II and 600EX-RT was on a level that I have never seen. It’s going to be pretty hard to top in the future, maybe the 5D Mark IV will be able to do it.
However, there’s always “what’s next?” when it comes to gear in the ever advancing photography and videography world. So I may as well get right to it.
On the immediate horizon
I don’t have an exact announcement date for the gear below. I do expect these items to be the next SLR related gear to be announced.
- Rebel 650D/T4i
I haven’t received any specs of the camera, just proof that it exists and it’s coming soon. I expect DIGIC 5, articulating LCD and new movie features.
- EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS II
A second version of this lens already? That’s the word. This time it will come with a silent autofocus motor, perhaps as part of a new video AF feature in the Rebel T4i. I wouldn’t expect anything revolutionary in that regard considered the 5D Mark III and 1D X didn’t get anything advanced in that regard.
- EF/EF-S 40 f/2.8 Pancake
No word on the mount for this lens, but it’s coming and it’ll be quite inexpensive. Sub $200 I’ve heard.
- EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X TC
This lens still hasn’t become an officially announced product. The rumored price tag is between $11,000-$12,000 USD.
Sometime in Quarter 2 or Quarter 3 2012
There are going to be some more gear announcements heading into Photokina 2012 in Germany. I have heard between 10-13 lenses will be announced in 2012 from Canon. No word if that includes any lenses for the predicted mirrorless camera.
- EF 35 f/1.4L II
This is the next likely prime candidate to be released by Canon. No word on an announcement date, but preproduction lenses exist.
- EF 100-400 f/4-5.6L IS II (the current version starts at f/4.5)
I’m told this will also arrive sometime in 2012. It will be a replacement for both the 100-400 and 400 f/5.6L. If it performs like the current 400 f/5.6 prime does at 400mm, then we’ll have a winner.
- Cinema EOS DSLR
I haven’t heard anything more about the 4K DSLR Canon said they were developing. There is speculation that it will appear before NAB 2012 in April. Nothing can be confirmed on that front.
Canon has filed a patent for RAW video
“The recording of successive frames of raw sensor data depicting a moving scene is provided. The raw sensor data comprises pixel data for an image sensor having pixels arranged in correspondence to a mosaic of plural different colors in a color filter array.”
EOSHD broke it down for people that like english.
- Designed for compatibility with CF cards
- Supports 4K and 2K video (4K is 4096×2048)
- Works with Bayer CMOS sensor (like the one in a DSLR)
- Sensor output is 12bit
Although current C300 camera has a 4K sensor, it cannot output a 4K image because most of the pixels are used to reconstruct colour without interpolation (made up pixels in-between).
Source: [P5D] via @Loricnet
Bring on the noise
It was inevitable, but now we have a comparison of the Canon EOS C300 & Red Scarlet when it comes to high ISO noise performance.
In all, it’s clear that the C300’s new sensor excels in low light situations, which will allow for whole new ways of filmmaking in dark zones, were much less artificial light can be used to accentuate something.
Source: [C5D] via [NL]