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Much Ado About Nothing at NAB 2014 From Canon

Much Ado About Nothing at NAB 2014 From Canon

Recent reports about Canon releasing two camera bodies for NAB 2014 in Las Vegas next month look like they were recycled rumors from a long while back.

We’re told by various folks that Canon will make some announcements of non camera items that won’t be a big deal to most people. It looks like a quiet NAB from Canon for the second year in a row.

Again, that means no Cinema EOS camera and no DSLR style video camera. The firmware update for the EOS-1D C is still on the table, and I expect to see a cinema lens or two.

More to come..

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Just Touching the Surface of Dual Pixel Technology? [CR1]

Just Touching the Surface of Dual Pixel Technology? [CR1]

Dual Pixel technology more than just AF?
NL reports that they’ve been told to expect even more new features from Canon’s Dual Pixel technology other than autofocus. Currently the tech appears in the EOS 70D and will also appear in an upgraded EOS C100. Will the C300 get a similar upgrade?

Apparently dual pixel design will need the latest generation of processing (DIGIC 6/7?) technology to realize its full potential. The benefits of this alongside new CODECS will be seen in the next Cinema EOS cameras and possibly in new high end DSLRs.

The video and stills segments of the professional lineup will get upgrades in 2014. Cinema EOS will get it first, and possibly be shown in April at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas. DSLRs will get it in the second half of the year and will most likely be shown at Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany.

Source: [NL]

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New Technology Coming to Cinema EOS

New Technology Coming to Cinema EOS

From the interview with Mr Onda
Reading a bit between the lines during the interview with Dan Chung and Mr Onda, it appears a few new things are coming to the Cinema EOS line and probably to EOS DSLRs as well.

The first being CFast 2.0, a version of Compact Flash announced back in 2008. SanDisk currently makes CFast cards that are capable of writing at 350MB/s. These cards will be needed to record 4K RAW video. It sounds like Canon will be moving towards CFast in their next Cinema EOS cameras, and perhaps DSLRs as well.

Secondly, it seems there’s a possibility of a full frame Cinema EOS camcorder coming down the pipeline.  While you can currently get full frame 4K recording (16:9 crop from the full frame sensor) with the EOS-1D C, the C100, C300 and C500 are Super35 sensor cameras.

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From InterBEE: Interview With the Head of Cinema EOS

Newsshooter talks C100 Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Canon’s Mr Onda
Dan Cheung sits down with the head of Canon’s Cinema EOS product line to talk about the C100 dual pixel CMOS AF upgrade that was recently announced.

Mr Onda clarifies that the update to the Cinema EOS C100 is firmware and a “service adjustment”, as it and the EOS C300 already have Dual Pixel CMOS AF capabilities at the hardware level.

They also talk about lenses and RAW video and why they think the “lower range” cameras don’t need the RAW video capabilities that the C500 has. It’s also fun to watch Mr Onda discuss Magic Lantern and the actual hardware capabilities of their cameras like the EOS 5D Mark III.

An interesting point is Mr Onda says they plan to introduce STM technology into “L” lenses. Although he mentions that developing an L lens takes a lot longer to do than the current STM lenses.

Source: [Teradek]

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Canon Suspends Downloading of New C300 Firmware

Canon Suspends Downloading of New C300 Firmware

To Users of the Canon EOS C300 and C300PL Cinema EOS Cameras.

Details

We have suspended download services for Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00 that was posted Tuesday November 12, 2013 at 8PM EST, because it has been determined that discrepancies in color balance can occur with footage captured by the EOS C300 and EOS C300PL running Firmware Version 1.1.0.1.00.

We are currently preparing new firmware with a fix for this issue and will release it as soon as it is available.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience, but we ask for your patience during this time.

Support
We are preparing new firmware with a fix for this issue. If you have updated your EOS C300 or EOS C300PL firmware to version 1.1.0.1.00, Canon will restore the camera’s firmware version to 1.0.9.1.00 for any EOS C300 or EOS C300PL camera running firmware version 1.1.0.1.00. Please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region for further details.

Firmware: Canon EOS C100 & EOS C300 Updates Available

Firmware: Canon EOS C100 & EOS C300 Updates Available

Canon EOS C100

  • Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function has been added.
  • ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
  • A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
  • Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and eleven (11) Canon EF Lenses.
  • Internal camera menus are now controllable from buttons on the camera body. Previously, they were only controllable from the joystick grip unit.
  • In addition to the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, the function to enable continuous focusing and correct aperture on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses is attached, has been extended to include the EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.

Download Canon EOS C100 Firmware

Canon EOS C300 EF & PL

  • Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function has been added.
  • Support for a 1440×1080/35Mbps recording mode.
  • ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
  • Added functionality to support the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1.
  • A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
  • Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera’s remote-control application allows two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi® link providing simultaneous camera operation and control and metadata input.
  • [Lens Exchange] and [ND+/ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.
  • A new Wide DR Gamma setting provides an expanded dynamic range of 800%*.
  • Flicker Reduction has been improved.

EOS C300 Cinema EF Camera only

  • Provides Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF operation has been added.
  • A new AE Shift function and the selection of various light-metering modes are now available when used with some Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and Canon EF Lenses.
  • Ability to assign the two control dials to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently.
  • Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and fifteen (15) Canon EF Lenses.

Download Canon EOS C300 Firmware

thanks Breht

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Canon to Offer Dual Pixel CMOS AF Upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera

Canon to Offer Dual Pixel CMOS AF Upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera

New EOS C100 Camera Feature Upgrade Offers Outstanding Continuous AF Performance for Documentary, Electronic News Gathering, and Small-Crew Productions

MELVILLE, N.Y., November 5, 2013 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that the Company will offer an optional feature upgrade for the EOS C100 Digital Video camera which will support innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF autofocus technology, enabling continuous autofocusing with Canon’s entire EF lens lineupi. This optional upgrade is expected to be available in February 2014 for a cost of $500.00 and will require the EOS C100 camera body to be shipped to a Canon service center.

The Canon feature upgrade will provide the EOS C100 camera (first introduced in November 2012) with greatly improved autofocus (AF) functionality made possible through Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. First employed in the EOS 70D digital SLR camera launched in August 2013, the innovative new AF technology helps facilitate greater shooting efficiency across a variety of shooting situations. For users that work with moving subjects, this optional Dual Pixel CMOS AF upgrade for the EOS C100 camera will allow for a smoother, more natural autofocus that can be particularly useful for video markets like documentary, sports, event and wildlife.

Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF makes use of the Company’s proprietary CMOS sensor technology with a new structure that both captures light and performs phase-difference detection autofocus. While focusing on the EOS C100 camera is primarily performed manually, the feature upgrade will enable smooth continuous AF, a capability that can be particularly beneficial when operating with a small production crew, electronic news gathering, or run-and-gun documentary-style shoots.

The Dual Pixel CMOS AF functionality offered through the feature upgrade supports continuous AF with all compatible Canon EF lenses for subjects positioned in the center of the imaging area. The complementary use of the contrast signal achieves advanced AF stability that helps reduce the occurrence of image blur. Also, the inclusion of an AF Lock function contributes to expanded shooting flexibility through focus preset, which allows users to set a desired focus distance in advance, and the ability to alter the photographing range or composition after establishing focus.

This optional feature upgrade increases the speed of the EOS C100 camera’s One-Shot AF function by approximately two-times, which enables users to focus on a subject located at the center of the screen with the push of a button, a feature that is currently supported on 104 Canon EF lens modelsii.

This feature upgrade service will be made available to users through Canon’s product maintenance centers. For more information about this update, please visit the Canon U.S.A. website at usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/standard_display/eos_c100_feature_upgrade .

Canon EOS C100 at B&H Photo $5499

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Firmware – Canon EOS C100

Firmware – Canon EOS C100

Canon EOS C100
Canon has released new firmware for the entry level Canon EOS C100 camera.

The firmware adds some continuous autofocus features to the the entry level Cinema EOS camera when using STM lenses from Canon. Early reports are very positive about the implementation.

  • A function has been added which allows automatic continuous focusing and iris setting on a subject in the center of the screen when using the EF-S18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
  • The polarity of the XLR terminal has been modified to improve compatibility with external audio devices. The pin configuration has been modified to be consistent with the Instruction Manual.

Download the firmware | Canon EOS C100 at B&H $5499 (Save $1000)

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Save $1000 on the Canon EOS C100

Save $1000 on the Canon EOS C100

From B&H Photo
There is an instant savings of $1000 off the Canon EOS C100 cinema camera. The price is good until April 11, 2013.

Canon EOS C100 at B&H Photo $5499 (save $1000)

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Canon Cinema EOS C50 [CR1]

Canon Cinema EOS C50 [CR1]

More coming for Cinema EOS?
There have been numerous mentions of a camera coming in under the Canon EOS C100, an EOS C50 if you will. What could be removed from the EOS C100 to make another cinema EOS camera a lot cheaper? Currently a C100 costs about $6500, and we’ve been told numerous times that Canon thinks they’ll need a cheaper camera to get more people into the system and in turn, the upgrade path.

We’ve had two mentions of prototypes existing out in the wild, but no word yet as to whether or not they will become a consumer product.

For me, a dunce of a filmmaker. $6500 is too much money to spend just to show my family bad films on Vimeo. I’d really like a video camera that costs about half that with an EF mount. I could be in the minority on that one, but I much prefer to shoot video with a video camera as opposed to a DSLR.

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