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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.

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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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Deal: Big Rebates on EOS C500 & C300 Cinema Bodies

Deal: Big Rebates on EOS C500 & C300 Cinema Bodies

From B&H Photo
There are now large instant rebates on the top two models of the Cinema EOS cinema camera line.

 

The rebates run through to August 31, 2013, which will give you enough time to save up or sell your car.

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NAB 2013: Canon USA, All About 4K

NAB 2013: Canon USA, All About 4K

Canon USA at NAB 2013
Canon’s focus here at NAB 2013 is definitely 4K acquisition and broadcasting. They have a big theater and ongoing presentations about the benefits of acquiring your content in 4K resolution.

A lot of people, including myself, don’t think 4K will even become a mainstream thing inside peoples homes. The size of screen you’d need to see the difference between 4K and 1080P in your home would eliminate most potential customers. Think of it like a 1080P vs 720P 32″ television, there’s just no discernible difference when viewing 1080P content. Another big issue with 4K in your home is streaming content at that resolution. As on demand internet content services become more popular, there’s only a handful of people in the grand scheme of things that will have the bandwidth necessary to stream 4K resolution reliably.

Acquisition does have a lot of merit. Canon was very much pushing the idea of cropping, zooming and having more options when editing your film. They showed a lot of examples of 4K content being zoomed 200%-300% and outputting to a 1080P signal, and the image was still quite stellar.

Beyond the cost of a 4K display, the workflow with 4K content needs improvement. There is a lot of software and hardware talk here at NAB to correct this area of the equation.

Will we see 4K in a DSLR camera other than Canon EOS-1D C? One day, though I don’t think it will be soon. A drop in price-point for Canon is something that would be welcomed. The $25K+ C500 is a big jump from the $15K C300.

The 4K and 8K resolution is beautiful on the big screen, just don’t expect it to become mainstream in your home. Your local movie theatre is a different story.

Canon EOS C300 $13,999 (Save $2000)

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$2000 Instant Rebate on EOS C300 at Adorama

$2000 Instant Rebate on EOS C300 at Adorama

From Adorama
Adorama is giving $2000 off of the Canon EOS C300 cinema camera. Both the PL and EF mount cameras get the instant rebate.

I think buying one of each is a great idea!

EOS C300 EF Mount $13,999 | EOS C300 PL Mount $13,999

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Canon EOS C300 / C300PL Firmware Update

Canon EOS C300 / C300PL Firmware Update

Firmware 1.0.8.1.00 Available for Download
Firmware Version 1.0.8.1.00 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  • Some of the EF lens products that can be mounted on the camera can be controlled more reliably.
  • Corrections to the Spanish and German language texts in the View Assistance function (View Assist).
  • Efforts to correct image color fringing when a subject is of high contrast have been made.

Download Here | Canon EOS C300 at B&H Photo

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