The EOS C100 and C300 firmware updates will be available from Canon in November 2013, while the C500 firmware update will be available in December 2013.
Check out the feature excerpts for each of the cameras below. [Read more…]
With NAB 2013 just around the corner in April, expect to hear some new rumors on video-related gear. To that end, the latest rumors point to a new Canon EOS Cinema camera situated between the Canon C100 and C300 and offering a PL and EF mount version.
No additional details on the specs of such camera at this point, but there will be plenty more at or before NAB 2013.
Additionally, two new Canon Cinema lenses are expected – a zoom and a prime. Canon’s Cinema zoom lenses have been $40k+ and cover an APS-C image circle, while the prime lenses are full frame and have been in the $5k+ range. I would expect these to follow suit.
Thanks to its commitment to cinema production with cameras like the EOS C300, C500 and 1D C, Canon is going to pick up an Emmy Award for “Improvements to Large Format CMOS Imagers for Use in High Definition Broadcast Video Cameras” at the 64th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards.
The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award will be handed out during CES 2013 on January 10, 2013.
The full press release containing Canon’s bragging rights is below. [Read more…]
The Canon EOS C300 cinema camera recently made history when it was used to shoot “Departure Date,” the first movie almost entirely shot on airliners in flight. The 24-minute short film was shot over 9 days across 3 continents covering 28,000 miles while flying at 35,000 feet on planes carrying real passengers.
Sounds like a recipe for disaster…
Somehow though, they made it work and the film premiered at the L.A. Film Festival on June 17, 2012.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIwXGTov8DE&w=640&h=360]
More details in the full case study summary below. [Read more…]
Shane Hurlbut recently shot an interview for a Game of Thrones promo with the Canon C300 alongside the Arri Alexa. In the above video, you can see some of the interview shots cut in with footage from the show (the show itself is shot on the Alexa, if I recall).
Below, you can see some side by side shots (no audio) of the same interview scenes with the Canon C300 and Alexa. [Read more…]