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 220.127.116.11.00 Canon C100 Mark II Firmware Version 18.104.22.168.00 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 22.214.171.124.00 Canon EOS C700 Firmware Version 126.96.36.199.00 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 188.8.131.52.00 Canon XC10 and XC15 Firmware Version 184.108.40.206 for the Canon XC10 and Firmware Version 220.127.116.11 for the Canon XC15 adds support for VPG (Video Performance Guarantee) 130 standard for CFast cards. Download Canon XC10 Firmware Version 18.104.22.168 Download Canon XC15 Firmware Version 22.214.171.124 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 126.96.36.199.00 Let us know how these Canon Firmware Updates work out for you in the comments section below!Read more
by Johnnie Behiri | 1st September 2016
Busy times at Canon! The end of last week saw the announcement of the new Canon 5D Mark IV and today, we welcome the new Canon XC15 as well as the EOS C700. While the XC10 was a brand-new product category for Canon (a very compact and lightweight 1-inch sensor UHD-capable video camera that can also shoot stills, with a built-in fixed zoom lens), the Canon XC15 has carried over almost the exact same specifications as its predecessor, yet differs in one important aspect: audio connectivity. While reviewing the Canon XC10 over a year ago, one of my concerns was the camera’s “audio department”. Here is what I had to say: “Canon is marketing this camcorder as professional. A better professional XLR audio solution from Canon is missing for that, though”. Today, I’m happy to report that Canon listened and updated the audio capabilities of the new camera by adding an XLR input (when using the MA-400 mic adapter which was originally designed for the C300 Mk II). Having a robust codec in such a small camera and improved audio connectivity are certainly welcome features, but all in all, for a camera that is aimed at the occasional news and documentary shooters, it is yet to be seen if the current update is satisfying. Personally, I would have loved to have seen a constant aperture lens, a dedicated EVF and better quality 120fps implemented in this revision. Below you can find the updated specification list of the new camera: (over the XC10) The movie looks from the C300 Mk II have been incorporated, and this will allow for consistency with the C300 Mk II New 24p mode for both 4K and 1080p (in addition to 23.98p) and at up to 305 Mbps in 4K. Waveform Monitor display. Added flicker reduction Highlight Priority, a new gamma mode that provides similar effects to HDR. A new touch panel with an operation lock. Shutter speed display can be switched to a shutter angle display The camera is currently available for pre ordering at B&H by clicking here and for our European audience by clicking hereRead more
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