Canon have played their 4K card ahead of NAB 2015 in Vegas, by unveiling the XC-10. This clever compact video camera captures 4K Ultra-HD footage to internal CFast 2.0 cards at up to 305Mbps or Full HD video to an SD card at up to 50Mbps, has pro-standard 4:2:2 colour sampling and is capable of 12MP stills. Oh, and the Atomos Shogun recorder is fully approved for recording from the XC-10 too.
For the full lowdown on why integration between Canon’s latest “pocket rocket” the XC-10 and Atomos’s Shogun recorder is such a blessing, check out the official word from the Atomos press release below…
Melbourne, Australia – 8th April 2015: Canon’s latest announcement sees the Japanese giant launch a compact 4K video camera, the XC-10. Inheriting many features from the Cinema EOS range but in an incredibly small form factor it delivers 4K on the run and most importantly has the essential feature of clean HDMI, start/stop trigger and timecode over HDMI for perfect integration with the Shogun and other Atomos recorders.
“Atomos is proud to be playing a major part in the 4K revolution by enabling these amazing cameras to record to edit friendly formats,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and co-founder of Atomos. “Canon today has changed the playing field again with this pocket rocket that is only unleashed by the addition of a Shogun recorder or an Atomos CFast card, we are confident Shogun will be the first accessory purchased for the XC10.”
With the Atomos Shogun, XC-10 users will gain:
– Direct to ProRes/DNxHR 4K recording (up to 2160p30) and ProRes/DNxHD recording (up to 1080p60). This means users do not have to transcode the XC-10’s internal recordings ready for editing in Apple FCP X, Adobe Premiere Pro or Avid Media Composer.
– The 4K recording, apart from being the native codec for NLEs, is also 4:2:2 color accuracy and 10-bit colour depth that enables the freedom in post-production to integrate 10-bit effects and overlays.
– A 7″ monitor almost six times the area of the XC-10’s 3″ display, is the best and only way to truly set up pro shots with professional features not available on the XC-10 like 3D LUTs, 2:1 and 1:1 zoom for critical focus, vectorscope, false colour and the ability to have ongoing colour calibration using an optional Spyder unit.
– Ability to tag footage on the fly as Favorite/Reject ready for immediate integration into Final Cut Pro, Adobe or other NLEs.
– Long record times onto affordable and reliable SSD media as opposed to the more expensive $/GB media option on the XC-10.
– With built-in HDMI to SDI signal conversion, the Shogun/XC-10 combination can perfectly integrate into an existing SDI workflow.
– The breakout XLR connection gives the Shogun/XC-10 combination both balanced analogue XLR audio and 48V phantom power options for condenser microphone solutions.
For all of this added functionality, users do not sacrifice usability since the Atomos Shogun and the Canon XC-10 have synchronised start/stop trigger and timecode over HDMI meaning one touch recording from the Canon will trigger the record and timecode to start on the Shogun.
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