Canon’s pro video lineup is getting a fresh coat of paint ahead of NAB 2016, with many of the range getting major firmware updates. Here’s the official statement:
“I am delighted to announce firmware upgrades to several products in the Canon video range. The new firmware updates support a number of feature upgrades for professional user, including improvement of workflow, ease of use, focusing and lens corrections, colour space and creative flexibility for products in the Cinema EOS, HD Vide and 4K reference display lines.
EOS C300 Mark II The updates will include various functions such as introducing Canon Log 3, viewfinder magnification during recording, focus guide with EF cinema prime lenses, push Auto Irish and Zoom function on the grip joystick with new compact-servo and cine-servo zoom lens and overall images improvements such as noise level reductions in low light for Canon log 2. More information will be available about these updates after NAB.
EOS C100 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera Updates will allow various functions such as Push Auto Iris and Zoom function on the grip joystick with the new COMPACT-SERVO and CINE-SERVO series lenses, Canon DAF with COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm and CINE-SERVO 17-120mm lenses, and peripheral illumination correction updates and selectable disabling of the microphone.
DP-V2410 4K Reference Display Firmware will be updated to support ARRI Log C and ARRI metadata; improve display contrast and dynamic range; add support for Canon Log3 and Hybrid Log Gamma; and display of SMPTE 2084 input signal on the waveform monitor.
DP-V3010 4K Reference Display Firmware will be updated to improve display contrast and dynamic range; add support for Canon Log3 and Hybrid Log Gamma; and display of SMPTE 2084 input signal on the waveform monitor.
CINE-SERVO 17-120mm lens Will be updated to be compatible with Canon’s DAF function in the EOS C300 Mark II and EOS C100 Mark II Cameras.
ME20F-SH Camera Will include lens support for an additional 19 EF and CINE lenses allowing for more creative choices in a wider variety of shooting applications including television and film production.
XF305 and XF300 professional camcorders Include new shooting modes allowing for greater creative flexibility, Wide DR Gamma (600%) Mode, Highlight Priority Mode, and Signal/Noise priority mode.
XC10 4K camcorder Firmware will be updated to include a new file format MP4 in HD mode, improved AF speed, and shutter speed options for flicker reduction.
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