This is a continuation of previous posts here & here

Here is some info from the latest revision as of last week on the Pro Camera Product:

  1. Dual ASIC Components for real time 12MP Scaling to 1080p 60-30-24 4:2:2 color space with uncompressed 4:4:4 over optional attachment module.
  2. Spec shows CMOS sensor capable of windowed mode for use with large 20x video zooms.  1/3 windowed mode will yield 1080p without binning.
  3. Canon is still developing CCD tech and will introduce products in pro and semi-pro markets. CCD will still be used in many pro video and enterprise products. CMOS will be a complementary product to the pro video line.
  4. Overcrank will be limited to 60p, nothing higher with a 48p option.
  5. No global shutter for the CMOS. It will offer better performance than any competing product.
  6. Timelapse feature recorded 4:4:4 12.1MP on JPEG sequences to SD card. Programmable from one frame a minute to one hour.
  7. Programmable settings can be transferred on SD card for several cameras. Cinema, WB and K options can be set by SD also.
  8. Quicktime Wrapper format like that in the 5D Mark II.
  9. Sensitivity down to 1.5 lux with excellent noise performance. Still in testing!
  10. Dual phantom power XLR 48khz 24bit inputs. 4 XLR with optional module.
  11. Work is being done simultaneously on a portable 2/3 fixed lens version. Sensor will be smaller to accommodate a 14x zoom.
  12. 5D Mark II might get Av mode but not shutter control in video. Rumor I've heard twice now.


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  1. Thank you so much for the information. I do have quite a lot of EF glass covering the entire range from wide angle (14mm) through to telephoto (400mm). Is there anyone out there who has actually used EF lenses in this way? How do they perform against the video lenses?

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