One of the big highlights during the new Mac Pro unveil yesterday was the machine’s 8K video editing prowess; however, there is a shortage of cameras capable of capturing 8K footage. During Jonathan Morrison’s Hands-On video (embedded below) of the new Mac Pro, we got a sneak peek of an unreleased Canon 8K cinema camera that was used to capture 8K Pro-Res RAW.
Skip to 10:55 in the video below for the scoop on the Canon 8K camera.
Of course, we first saw the Canon 8K cinema camera back at the 2015 Canon Expo.
And based on recent rumors from Canon Rumors, this WWDC leak looks like it could be the Canon C300 Mark III that should be coming out later this year.
Along with many new introductions and changes shown off were some impressive new video-editing capabilities. David Earl, from Apple’s Logic Pro X marketing team, took to the stage to demonstrate just how effortlessly Final Cut Pro ran on the new Mac Pro, even when tasked with juggling three streams of 8K footage at once.
The video shown was described as 8K ProRes raw footage originating from a documentary shot in Kenya, which was said to have been captured and edited in HDR. Earl mentioned that the documentary followed National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale – who just happens to be a brand ambassador for Nikon. Earl went on to state that there were more than 33MP in every frame, and a sensor with at least this pixel count would be required for 8K capture.
Just as we are starting to settle in with 4K, it looks like 8K is coming full steam ahead and it looks like Canon and Nikon will be on the train soon enough.