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Firmware: Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II v1.0.3.1

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Promises made, promises kept. Canon has released firmware v1.0.3.1 for the Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark III. This is a major firmware update that adds a lot of new features and functionality.

Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II $15,999 at Adorama

Firmware Version incorporates the following fix and enhancements:

  1. Adds [XC Protocol].
  2. Adds Anamorphic resolution options of 4192×3140(4:3)and 3768×3140(6:5)when Sensor Mode is Full Frame, when RAW format is selected.
  3. Adds [1.8x] to the Anamorphic De-squeeze setting.
    Add 2048×1080/1920×1080 option to the 12G-SDI output when recording resolution is 4K or 5.9K RAW
  4. Adds MON.OUT and HDMI Simultaneous output option. (1920×1080p/i)
  5. Adds Look File function(3D LUT file .cube)
  6. Adds ITU-R.BT.709 standard-compliant Gamma [BT.709 Standard / BT.709] the to the Custom Picture.
  7. Adds Power Saving Mode. (by restricting some functions)
  8. Adds [2x] option to the Magnification.
  9. Adds [Mask 100%] to the [Aspect Marker].
  10. Improvement in retaining recording settings when switching sensor modes.
  11. Clips can now be played by operating the joystick.
  12. Adds Ukrainian language to the Language.

Download firmware v1.0.3.1 for the Canon Cinema EOS C500 Mark II

EOS 4 Life

Sep 20, 2020
I did not realize how popular 1.8x anamorphic was for full-frame cameras but a lot of people asked for it.
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Cinematographer/Photographer - Canon C300 III
Oct 23, 2017
Los Angeles
I wish Canon would add timelapse back in. It sucks that they killed that feature in their latest cinema cameras. I understand that filmmakers don't use that feature when shooting commercial or narrative projects, but it's invaluable for documentary projects, which is honestly where the Canon cinema cameras are used the most.
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R5, C70
Mar 12, 2019
Waiting on the new TS lenses with AF to come into reality.
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C500II, C70, 5DIV
Aug 2, 2021
Just ran this update on our unit and it seems to have failed and bricked it. If you are planning to run this update it might be wise to hold off for a bit?
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