by Nic Divischek | 6th April 2017
New Canon firmware updates for their Cinema EOS cameras as well as the XC family are now available. These includes the Canon EOS C100, Canon EOS C100 Mark II, Canon EOS C700 as well as the XC10 and XC15. Here are all the details of the latest Canon Firmware Updates. Canon C100 The Canon firmware update features improved functionality when using the following lenses: CN7x17 KAS S/E1, CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S or CN20x50 IAS H/E1 Saving and displaying metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance of the lens attached. Support for Peripheral Illumination Correction. Manual Iris control via the camera’s control dial on the grip. Zoom operation via the joystick on the camera. Control of focus, zoom and iris using the Remote Controller RC-V100 (sold separately). Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions. Operation of REC start/stop via the lens’ grip unit. It also adds Peripheral Illumination Correction for the following lenses: EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM EF 50mm f/1.8 STM EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Download Canon Cinema EOS C100 Firmware Version 188.8.131.52.00 Canon C100 Mark II Firmware Version 184.108.40.206.00 enables Shutter Angle Priority. This means a constant shutter angle can now be maintained, regardless of any other camera settings being changed. The firmware has also added support for Peripheral Illumination Correction when using the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens. Download Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C100 Mark II Firmware Version 220.127.116.11.00 Canon EOS C700 Firmware Version 18.104.22.168.00 incorporates the following fixes and enhancements: Adds the following new recording modes: 4.5K RAW and Apple ProRes in CDX-36150 Raw Format Media: Capture Drive 2.0 (Resolution / Max. Frame Rate) [4.5K] 4512×2376 / 100 fps [4.5K Cinescope] 4512×1920 / 120 fps [2K Crop] 2048×1080 / 240 fps- ProRes Format Media: Capture Drive 2.0 (Resolution / Codec / Max. Frame Rate) 4096×2160 / ProRes 422 HQ / 60 fps 3846×2160 / ProRes 422 HQ / 60 fps 2048×1080 / ProRes 422 HQ / 120 fps 2048×1080 / ProRes 4444 XQ / 60 fps 2048×1080 / ProRes 4444 / 60 fps 1920×1080 / ProRes 422 HQ / 120 fps 1920×1080 / ProRes 4444 XQ / 60 fps 1920×1080 / ProRes 4444 / 60 fps 2048×1080 (Crop) / ProRes 422 HQ / 240 fps 1920×1080 (Crop) / ProRes 422 HQ / 240 fps Allows CDX-36150 firmware to be updated through the camera menu. Fixes communication with the Remote Controller RC-V100. Download Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C700 / EOS C700 PL Firmware Version 22.214.171.124.00 Canon XC10 and XC15 Firmware Version 126.96.36.199 for the Canon XC10 and Firmware Version 188.8.131.52 for the Canon XC15 adds support for VPG (Video Performance Guarantee) 130 standard for CFast cards. Download Canon XC10 Firmware Version 184.108.40.206 Download Canon XC15 Firmware Version 220.127.116.11 Canon ME20F-SH The following features are enabled for the CN-E18-80mm and T4.4 L IS KAS S: Saving and displaying metadata, such as the model name and the focal distance of the lens when attached. Support for Peripheral Illumination Correction. Manual Iris control via the camera’s joystick. Control of focus, zoom and iris using the Remote Controller RC-V100 (sold separately). One shot autofocus. Automatic aperture and push auto iris functions. Operation of REC start/stop by the optional ZSG-C10. Three camera modes have been added: Tv: Shutter speed is selectable. Iris, Gain and ND Filter are set automatically. Av: Iris is selectable. Shutter speed, Gain and ND Filter are set automatically. AGC: Shutter speed and Iris are selectable. Gain and ND Filter are set automatically. ND Filter can also be set manually. Adds Peripheral Illumination Correction for the following lenses: EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Adds chroma-key correction function. Adds three white balance modes when the camera is set to Auto: custom White Balance Set, Preset and Color Temperature. Adds 25PsF on output format. Adds [59.94P(i)] and [50.00P(i)] output setting for monitor terminal. Download Canon ME20F-SH Firmware Version 18.104.22.168.00 Let us know how these Canon Firmware Updates work out for you in the comments section below!Read more
by Sebastian Wöber | 30th July 2015
Canon just announced a new lowlight camera they have been developing over the past years. The Canon ME20F-SH is a multi-purpose cinema camera that is rated at over 4 million ISO. Back in March of 2013 we reported about Canon’s efforts to develop an ultra lowlight camera sensor that could film virtually without any visible light. Today we see the Canon ME20F-SH as the result of this development. The Canon ME20F-SH is aimed at a number of different markets. While it is clearly capable to work as a cinema camera Canon also describes it as suitable for nighttime surveillance and security, reality television and nature/wildlife documentaries. The development of this unique lowlight camera certainly represents a new frontier in a saturated market of cameras and stands out. Lowlight cinematography is new and intriguing and as Canon’s press release states it makes things visible that might not be seen with the naked eye. In terms of technical specifications the Canon ME20F-SH is also quite unique. It features a resolution of only 1080p due to the required large pixel size on its super35 sensor. It is equipped with a positive-locking EF mount and outputs in Canon Log and Wide DR mode for maximum dynamic range. As can be seen on the press images this lowlight camera is tiny in size. With a width of only 10cm (4 inches) it’s more narrow than the Sony Alpha A7s and twice as heavy at 1kg. The Canon ME20F-SH has no internal recording capabilities and only outputs a signal via the SDI and hdmi outputs on the back. Considering the multi-purpose aspect of the camera this could be regarded as an obvious choice. In return the camera is small and lightweight and offers a lot of flexibility. It’s probably no coincidence that the camera body has a very close resemblance to the new Arri ALEXA Mini and comes at a very similar suggested retail price of $30,000, even though the purpose of the two cameras is quite different in many regards. The Canon ME20F-SH is scheduled to become available in December of 2015. See the original press release HERE. via nofilmschool.comRead more
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