IBC 2013 – Canon 1DC approved for broadcast by the EBU, explained
Canon’s European pro video product specialist Paul Atkinson explains what “approved for broadcast by the EBU” means.
The big news is, that 100% content can now be shot on the Canon 1DC and be approved for broadcast. (the approved method is 4K content on a full HD timeline).
For those who are not familiar with the EBU (http://www3.ebu.ch/cms/en/home) here is a short description of what it is: The EBU is the world’s foremost alliance of public service media entities, comprising 74 Active Members in 56 countries and 35 Associate Members from a further 22 countries. Members of the EBU are radio and television companies, most of which are government-owned public service broadcasters or privately owned stations with public service missions.
Now that the camera is being officially recognised as a valid production tool for television, I hope Canon will take the time and add some functionality into it like adding peaking and the possibility to magnify focus while recording.