Posts Tagged ‘C500’
Canon recently announced that they would release a major firmware upgrade for the popular C series line of their cameras (Canon C100 / C300 / C500) which would (among other things – read our detailed article here -) would unlock higher ISO values of up to ISO 80,000. So far, the camera topped out at a whopping ISO 20000.
The successful line of cinema EOS camera that currently includes the C100, C300 and C500 will receive some updates during Q4 2013.
Here’s what we’re going to see: CONCERNING ALL C CAMERAS: - ISO range will be upgraded to go until 80,000 (currently 20,000, meaning additional stops). - magnify portion will be movable through whole image like on DSLR’s. - compatibility with GPS module. ...
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The most affordable of Canon’s “cinema cameras” the EOS C100, has been around since late last year when I had a chance to test it in a real world environment (see video above). In the light of recent camera announcements at NAB and the current C100 price drop I’d like to share my experience and tell you why I think the EOS C100 is one of the most important and underestimated cameras of 2013.
Everyone tells you that each project requires a different tool. Well that’s certainly true and sounds very professional, but if you’re interested to read about the C100 your budget probably limits your shooting style and choice of camera to only very few valid candidates currently available.
In this price range you are like so many others still looking and waiting for a camera that truly supports and helps you express your filmmaking ambition, be it documentary or fiction or anything in between.
Here’s a camera I can truly recommend. It has no big red labels screaming things like 4K, 12bit, or 3D for that matter (that was last year’s hype), in fact it has nothing too fancy about it: It’s HD, it does 30p max and has a mediocre file compression system. But don’t be fooled by technical specs, because this camera is superb within its boundaries and a surprisingly strong, well rounded tool from top to bottom.
Let me give you some examples: ...
The Deity Mira viewfinder is an LCD loupe for the Canon EOS C300 and EOS C500 cameras offering a convenient, complementary solution for handheld and outdoor use.
Filmmaker Sebastien Devaut has been closely involved in the development of the Deity Mira which was created with the quality demands of professional camera operators in mind. The device is made of high quality materials, precisely milled aluminum and two custom made glass elements. After a long development period it is finally beginning to be shipped out. ...
Canon finally released an official fix to the colour fringing problem. So far affected cameras had to be sent in for service.
Canon’s large sensor video cameras including HDSLR’s were never perfect from the start, but eventually Canon always fixed something. You might remember that time when the Canon 5D mark II had no manual mode and we had to cope and lock down the automatic mode somehow (Good old times…). We observe that eventually Canon delivered manual mode. ...
Filmconvert 1.31 (released today) adds support for the Canon C300 and with it opens the doors to all cameras using the C-LOG gamma. This means you can now also match the C100, C500 and 1DC to accurately reproduce the look of certain famous film stocks. ...
Nino Leitner (DOP) and his team had a chance to play with the Canon EOS C500, Canon’s flagship 4K cinema camera. This short film, titled “ALEX” is the result of a very tightly shot no budget camera test.
Is “Alex” a reference to the Arri Alexa? I haven’t asked, but even though the character in the short comes out as a winner, Nino’s review mentions the C500 as a serious contender to the rest of the RAW family.
Nino has a lot to say about his experience with the camera. On his blog he reviews it in great detail with a very positive conclusion:
I think the C500 will take its place in the production world quickly [...] using the same 4K sensor but it delivers what many were hoping for the C300 would deliver – 4K raw uncompressed footage, 120 frames per second in 4K “half raw” and 2K, and a whole lot of other varieties, with the image quality and look we have come to love from the C300.
But Nino Leitner also mentions some problems he ran into when shooting in 4K on the C500, ...
Remember Sebastien Devaud’s Canon C100 introduction film (LINK) in September? Well he’s back and he shows us a product that might be a pretty useful and affordable alternative to one of those fancy electronic viewfinders.
The Deitygear 4″ high quality loupe makes us nostalgic and lets us relive the times when we put Read more
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