Archive for: NAB
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
A higher end C300?
There is some thought that we may be seeing a new Cinema EOS video camera announced or shown at NAB instead of the 4K DSLR.
It’s rumoured to be priced in the $30K+ range. No specs were given, but this info also appeared on a twitter feed with a price mentioned over $35K.
I will say, information about a 4K DSLR has been hard to come by so far.
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.
Canon announces latest update for EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro
Canon today announces the latest update for EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro – the company’s custom-developed software application that provides quicker and easier editing of EOS Movie footage in Apple’s Final Cut Pro software suite.
Launching to coincide with the start of the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas, EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro version 1.2 will make the importing of EOS Movie files even easier, allowing users to transfer files from any folder, without needing to mirror the folder structure on the camera itself.
The update also enables smoother importing from Canon’s EOS 7D, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS-1D Mark IV models, allowing users to import footage without requiring the THM file generated by the camera.
Originally launched in February 2010, EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro is designed to quickly and seamlessly convert EOS Movie footage from Canon’s leading range of EOS DSLR cameras to Apple’s high-quality ProRes 422 codec. The plug-in allows users to convert footage at approximately twice the speed of Apple’s standard conversion, creating a smoother workflow for the rapidly growing number of videographers shooting HD video content on DSLR cameras.
EOS Movie Plug-in-E1 for Final Cut Pro version 1.2 will be available to download for free from 25th April 2011.
Paris, France & Hollywood, California – April 5, 2011 – Technicolor (Euronext Paris: TCH) today announced it has formed a strategic alliance with Canon USA, Inc. to leverage Technicolor’s color-science in the development of a suite of creative tools for cinematographers to facilitate greater usability and integration of Canon EOS DSLR cameras into the motion picture and television production pipeline
The new suite of creative tools will be inaugurated with Technicolor’s CineStyle, that coupled with Technicolor’s Digital Printer Lights™, will provide a more seamless pipeline, from principal photography into editorial, for projects filmed using Canon EOS DSLR cameras. Technical tests have been conducted with various camera-lens configurations under the supervision of Technicolor color-scientists with a number of renowned cinematographers.
“Technicolor, once again, is taking an innovative leadership position by their very forward-looking development of tools and workflows to support the deployment of Canon’s EOS DSLR’s into motion picture production,” stated cinematographer, and past ASC president, Daryn Okada.
“Having shot a theatrical feature using Canon’s EOS DSLR’s (1-D Mark IV, 5D Mark II and the 7D),” stated Tom Stern, AFC, ASC, “I am very supportive of Technicolor and Canon working together to develop the ‘CineStyle’ profile. This can only help to serve greater utility of the EOS DSLR’s in production cinematography. I applaud this effort.”
The cooperation between Technicolor and Canon USA, Inc. took place over the last year and was prompted by key professional cinematographers eager to incorporate Canon EOS DSLR cameras into their creative palettes.
Technicolor CineStyle provides cinematographers with a look that allows for the greatest image latitude as production photography moves into editorial and ultimately digital intermediate color-grading and delivery. The new CineStyle will be unveiled at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada April 11-14 as part of the display in the Canon booth (Central Hall #C4325).
“Technicolor has closely followed the adoption of Canon EOS DSLR cameras into the ranks of professional productions,” stated Technicolor’s chief marketing officer, Ahmad Ouri. “We remain committed to cinematographers as they adopt new tools and techniques, and, based on the requests we’ve received from many of our creative clients, we have worked with Canon to provide a stable path, originating with these cameras and flowing effortlessly into our post pipeline.”
“We are astounded at how well Canon EOS DSLR products have been received by the broadcast and film community, and very pleased with the beautiful and creative results that have been produced using our equipment,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon USA, Inc. “We are excited about Technicolor’s development of their new CineStyle for Canon EOS DSLR cameras, giving post-production professionals image files with much greater latitude and versatility when color grading EOS footage.”
Technicolor remains an industry leader in guiding new means of digital cinematography into the post-production pipeline. Technicolor will also demonstrate at NAB its newest iteration of its industry-leading on-set system, DP Lights as part of the CineStyle demonstrations.
There’s some talk about a “significant” Canon announcement for NAB. I wouldn’t think NAB would bring about a DSLR announcement, but maybe something in the camcorder realm is a possibility.
Availability of anything new is another story.
Lots of people are asking what’s going to happen with stock levels and things like that with Canon and other Japanese origin gadgets. The answer is, I don’t know.
Canon is telling their reps not to say anything about Japan and what effect this tragedy is going to have on the industry. For the moment, no one really knows.
What I will say, is do not expect this to be rectified in a couple of weeks. We’re talking months before anything gets back to what is considered “normal”.
Canon Canada Cancels Upcoming 60D Rebate
Canon Canada has cancelled an upcoming instant rebate program on the 60D, a casualty of the earthquake. There’s probably going to be more of this coming in the next few weeks.
NAB April 11 – April 14 in Las Vegas
Lots of questions as to whether or not Canon will announce anything for the NAB show in Las Vegas.
The show is predominantly a video and broadcast show. I do not expect anything DSLR related to be announced for the show. If something is going to come, April 5, 2011 would be the date. I haven’t heard a peep about an announcement yet.
I am told there WILL be a DSLR announcement in April/May 2011, as well as a lens or two.
I’ll be participating and sponsoring a poker tournament at NAB that will benefit the American Red Cross. I will also be donating all the money I bring whether I want to or not. Is “all red” a good hand?
Where: Hard Rock Casino Poker Lounge
When: Monday, April 11, 2011
Web Site: All In Film 2.0
Some of you may, or may not have noticed a slight facelift to Canon Rumors. I mostly just wanted to clean things up.
Canon Rumors Sponsors
Canon Rumors is my day job now, so it has to make some revenue. That being said, I am very much into the soft sell. I don’t want to be posting “deals” to the main blog every single day. I don’t think most of you come here for that.
I think a lot of you will also notice there are less ads on Canon Rumors now. That isn’t because there isn’t demand, it’s because I don’t want my sidebar populated with 10 ads! That’s of no benefit to the advertiser or the reader.
So how can you help?
The Price Watch pages are there as a service and if you click links in there, I receive a small commission. Again, it’s not in your face advertising, but it’s there if you want to utilize it.
I wanted to expand things a bit further for advertisers and for readers that are interested in deals. What I have started is a forum for registered forum users where I will post sponsor deals. Most will be coupon codes of some kind, others will just be links to some exclusive offers.
Today we’re launching with a LensRentals.com coupon code, and some Sigma for Canon deal’s from Abe’s of Maine. I have a few more planned this week.
I thank you for your support, and I won’t post about this again.
Deals Forum (Only Viewable if you’re registered on the forum)
I’ll be in Las Vegas from the 10th of April until the 13th to attend the NAB show. I hope to meet some of you there. I’m going to see if Lisa Bettany will sponsor a limo arrival for me. :)
Our man on the floor in Las Vegas at NAB 2010 has let us know what’s going on.
“What the Canon floor exhibits are showing: Broadcast lenses, HD camcorders, DSLR’s, Real IS LCOS projectors, large format Prograf & Pixma printers.
On hand to play with in the booths: HD studio lenses, IS zoom HD field lenses, cinema style primes and zooms, remote control robotic pan/tilt/zoom HD cams, Canobeam HD wireless video transceiver, telephoto HD lens for stereoscopic 3-D HD camera rigs and IP video security cams.
Notably, the featured cams are the 1D IV, 5D II and 7D. No showing of the 1Ds line at all (not hard to figure out why). Also, 5D II still being pushed as though it came out yesterday.”
That should let you know that the 5D Mark II isn’t going to be replaced in 2010. You’ll be waiting for the 5D Mark III into 2011.
5D Mark II Does House
Old news by now, but here it is.
The 5D Mark II was used to shoot the entire season finale of House.
Canon Expands the Explorers of Light
Canon has added some cinematographers to their Explorers of Light.
New folks on board? How about Alex Buono, Russell Carpenter, Rodney Charters, Crescenzo Notarile, Damien Strohmeyer & Shane Hurlbut.
Official press release and bios here: http://www.usa.canon.com/