Sony FS7II Announced!

Sony has announced the new Sony FS7II 4K camera.

The FS7 II builds upon the original FS7 and offers many new features and improvements listed below.

The FS7 II is expected to start shipping in January 2017.

Sony PXW-FS7M2 FS7II Body $10,000

Sony PXW-FS7M2K FS7II Body with SELP-P18110G 18-110mm F4 Servo Lens Kit $13,000

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The original FS7 $8499 , PXW-FS7, will continue to be sold at a lower price point for customers who do not need the new features offered by the FSII.

The PXW-FS7K FS7 28-135mm kit is not longer available and is discontinued.

FS7II Improvements:

Electronic Variable ND Filter

Locking E-Mount with Rotating Collar.  No need to rotate lens.

FS7M2k includes new SELP18110G Super 35mm Servo Lens designed for documentary and film production

Telescopic Arm can be adjusted without tools

Telescopic Arm will be an optional upgrade for the original FS7

Tool-free mechanical design has been introduced to adjust the Smart Grip and viewfinder positions

10 user configurable buttons, 7 on the camera body and 3 on the handgrip

BT.2020 Wideo Color Gamut recording.  FS7 II records directly to ITU-R BT.2020

Updated Pop-Up LCD hood & Improved Eyepiece Hook

Updated XQD card slot that makes it easier to change cards, even when wearing gloves

Power LED light. This helps avoid accidentally leaving the camera on and draining the battery

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Sony also announced the QDG256 256GB memory card for use with FS7 and FS7II cameras.  Pricing and availability have not been announced at this time.

Sony QDG256

Check out some of the Sony FS7II videos below.

Canon C700 4K Film The Calling

In the standing Cinema EOS tradition, Canon has released a new film to showcase its camera; check out its new C700 4K film, The Calling. Be sure to change the quality settings on the embedded video to 4K (2160p) to really see the Canon Cinema difference. The new camera’s low light capabilities really shine in the film.

Cinematographer Russell Carpenter, ASC (Titanic, Ant-Man, True Lies) and Director Tyler Stableford.

 

Tyler Stableford talks about shooting with the Canon C700 on his blog at the line below:

Canon C700 Short Film

Directing A Canon Short Film With The New C700 Camera and Russell Carpenter

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RSVP to see the Canon C700 and Canon Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens on November 29!

Canon C300 Mark II Used on Leonardo DiCaprio and National Geographic Film

Canon USA has announced that the C300 Mark II was used on the just released film Before the Flood that was produced by Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Fisher Stevens.

BAFFIN ISLAND, CANADIAN ARCTIC - (From left to right): Leonardo DiCaprio, Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and Jake Awa, Arctic Guide, Pond Inlet. For two years, Leonardo DiCaprio has criss-crossed the planet in his role as UN messenger of Peace on Climate Change. This film, executive produced by Brett Ratner and Martin Scorsese, follows that journey to find both the crisis points and the solutions to this existential threat to human species. The climate change feature documentary ‘Before the Flood’ airs globally on the National Geographic Channel October 30.

(photo credit: © 2016 RatPac Documentary Films, LLC and Greenhour Corporation, Inc.)

BAFFIN ISLAND, CANADIAN ARCTIC – (From left to right): Leonardo DiCaprio, Enric Sala, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, and Jake Awa, Arctic Guide, Pond Inlet.  

(photo credit: © 2016 RatPac Documentary Films, LLC and Greenhour Corporation, Inc.)

Canon C300 Mark II EF Mount 0635C002 Camera Body

Canon C300 Mark II Cine-Servo Zoom Lens 0635C019 ENG Package

Canon CN-E30-105MM T2.8 7623B002 Cinema Zoom Lens

Canon Cine-Servo 17-120mm CN7x17 T2.95 4K 9785B001 Servo Zoom Lens

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MELVILLE, N.Y., October 28, 2016 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that Academy Awardâ winners Leonardo DiCaprio and Fisher Stevens chose Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras and lenses, including the Cinema EOS C300 Mark II camera, for their new documentary Before the Flood. Directed by Stevens and produced by DiCaprio, the film presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions individuals and society can take to help prevent catastrophic disruption on our planet. Before the Flood premieres on National Geographic Channel this Sunday, October 30th at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT in 171 countries and 45 languages. Coinciding with the television premiere, Before the Flood will also be released commercial free on a number of digital and streaming platforms around the world, including NatGeoTV.com and Nat Geo TV Apps.

The two filmmakers, known for their environmentally themed documentaries, joined forces for Before the Flood’s two-year production, which follows U.N. Messenger of Peace DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, activists and local residents to gain a deeper understanding of the complex issue of climate change and investigates concrete solutions to the most pressing environmental challenge of our time.

“Canon is honored to have been selected as the camera and lenses of choice in the creation of this documentary,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Viewers will see on Sunday, with the clarity of the imagery produced with Cinema EOS products, a compelling picture of the current environmental conditions around the world.”

To capture the stunning visuals of the documentary, cinematographer Antonio Rossi relied on a mix of Canon EOS Digital Cinema cameras. He began production with the EOS C500 and EOS-1D C Digital Cinema Cameras, the latter often rigged to a handheld camera stabilizer. They shot portions of the documentary in RAW 4K using the EOS C500 camera in conjunction with an external recorder.

When the EOS C300 Mark II camera was introduced, the production adopted it as their new “A” camera. “The switch to the C300 Mark II camera was seamless and easy, and we were happy to have on-board 4K recording as well as extended color gamut options,” Rossi said. “Overall, we found that Canon Cinema EOS cameras were the perfect tools for this project, as they enabled us to shoot in a variety of configurations while maintaining a consistently beautiful look and image quality.”

Before the Flood mixes interviews with some of the most influential world leaders, with chilling but beautiful footage from locations impacted by our changing global climate. Rossi and his team traveled north of the Arctic Circle to Greenland and to Canada’s Baffin Island to show the rapid ice melts, as well as to Sumatra to capture some palm oil farmers burning rain forest habitat, among other shooting locations.

Rossi primarily outfitted his cameras with the Canon CN-E 30-105mm T2.8 compact zoom lens and the CN-E 17-120mm T2.95-3.9 CINE-SERVO lens.

Before the Flood is vital viewing for anyone who has any doubts about humanity’s role in global climate change,” Rossi said. “Working with Fisher Stevens and Leonardo DiCaprio on the film was a magical and elucidating journey.”

For more information about Canon Cinema EOS cameras and lenses, please visit the Canon U.S.A. website at cinemaeos.usa.canon.com

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

Canon C300 Mark II Cine-Servo 17-120 Package $39,070 ($48,070 – $9,000 Instant Rebate)

Canon C700 Footage Aston Martin Hackett

Check out the Canon C700 video and BTS from Canon Europe for Aston Martin Hackett.

The Canon C700 is expected to ship in November 2016 and is available in three configurations:  EF, PL, and PL with Global Shutter.

Texas Media Systems will have the Canon C700 and the 18-80mm Cine-Servo Lens In-Store at our show on Tuesday November 29th!

Click below to be added to the C700 Waiting list:

Canon C700 EF Mount $28,000

Canon C700 PL Mount $28,000

Canon c700 PL Mount with Global Shutter $30,000

“Chris Clarke was the DoP on the shoot and he was using the EOS C700, which was a pre-production version and I think the only one in the world at that time. In a project of this size I have to distance myself from the kit and concentrate on directing. It’s all about finding the right people for the job and Chris and I had worked on an RNLI project before and got on really well. Plus I liked his approach. If you have got an ambitious shot list, actors and a performance you don’t want to be bogged down with the technical. That’s really important and that’s why Chris was brought in.” – Clive Booth

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Canon C700 PL with 30-300mm Cinema Zoom Lens
Canon C700 PL with 30-300mm Cinema Zoom Lens

 

Canon C100 Mark II Announced!

Canon just announced a new C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Camera!

New features include:

  • 1080/60P Recording
  • Redesigned Viewfinder
  • Redesigned OLED Hinged Display
  • ETA December 2014
  • Price $5499 USD

Canon U.S.A. Announces the Second-Generation EOS C100 Mark II Digital Video Camera

Canon C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Camera

Features MP4 and AVCHD 1080/60p Recording, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Face-Detection Autofocus (AF), Redesigned Viewfinder and OLED Panel, Built-In Canon Log Look-Up Table, and Wireless File Transfer Continue reading “Canon C100 Mark II Announced!”

Canon Announced New 50-1000mm Cine-Servo Zoom Lens

Here’s something exciting from Canon:

Canon Introduces The World’s Longest 4K Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens For Large-Format Single-Sensor Cameras

New Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens Delivers Industry-Leading Range Up to 1500mm With Built-In 1.5x Extender

Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm Zoom Lens

Click Here to Preorder the EF-Mount Version!
Click Here to Preorder the PL-Mount Version!

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 16, 2014 – With the increasing use of large-format single-sensor 4K cameras for field productions like sports and nature documentaries, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has introduced the new ultra-telephoto CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens. With the world’s longest focal length (75-1500mm with its built-in 1.5x extender) and highest (20x) magnification among Super 35mm zoom lensesi, the new CINE-SERVO zoom lens offers cinematographers new possibilities for shooting scenes in HD, 2K and 4K on single-sensor cameras. The new Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm zoom lens is an ultra-telephoto lens with superb 4K optical performance and a removable Digital Drive unit to accommodate either broadcast or cinema-style production. Continue reading “Canon Announced New 50-1000mm Cine-Servo Zoom Lens”

New Canon C300 & C500 Firmware & Cinema RAW Development 1.3

Canon just announced that they will be “releasing free firmware upgrades for both the Cinema EOS C500 4K and C300 Digital Cinema Cameras, as well as Cinema RAW Development 1.3, an updated version of Canon’s Cinema RAW Development software, in November 2014.”

Canon EOS C500 Cinema Camcorder
Canon EOS C300 Cinema Camcorder
EOS C500 / C500 PL Digital Camera
(Released Oct. 2012)
EOS C300 / C300 PL Digital Camera
(Released Jan. 2012)

Canon’s Cinema EOS System lineup of digital cinematography cameras and lenses has earned the praises of a wide range of progressive professionals working in the cinema and television production industries. The new firmware upgrades, which will deliver enhanced performance to effectively respond to the needs of various users, are being offered for the EOS C500 and EOS C300 camera models while the updated Cinema RAW Development software for 4K Cinema RAW footage is intended for the Cinema EOS C500.

Support for ITU-R BT.2020 next-generation broadcast standard color space (for EOS C500 and EOS C500 PL camera models)

Offering compliance with the ITU-R BT.2020 (Rec. 2020) color space employed in the 4K TV broadcasting tests carried out earlier this year in Japan, the firmware upgrade for the EOS C500 and EOS C500 PL camera models facilitates the capture of high-resolution video supporting the color space employed in the ITU-R BT.2020 next-generation broadcast standard. When used in combination2 with Canon’s DP-V3010 professional 4K reference display (released in January 2014), the system effectively responds to input and output needs within the realms of next-generation motion-picture production and broadcasting.

Enhanced Cinema RAW Development functionality (for EOS C500 and EOS C500 PL camera models)

The upgraded Cinema RAW Development software features the addition of 3D-LUT for converting from Cinema Gamut/DCI-P3+ to such highly versatile color space standards as ITU-R BT.709 (Rec. 709) and DCI-P3, enabling efficient video editing while maintaining low-chroma color reproduction and high-chroma color gradation. Additionally, support for EDLs (edit decision lists)3 enables only necessary time code-designated segments to be converted to the DPX and ProRes formats suitable for editing, effectively doing away with the need to process unnecessary files. Also, when using a PC equipped with Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics, Cinema RAW Development 1.3 makes it possible for faster development of 4K Cinema RAW data.4

Improved operability when setting color temperature of white balance (for EOS C500 and EOS C300 camera models)

The new firmware upgrades contribute to improved operability by allowing users to easily set color temperature values using the camera’s FUNC button.

Canon plans to exhibit products supporting the ITU-R BT.2020 color space at the company’s booth during the IBC2014 broadcast technology tradeshow, to be held in the Netherlands, September 12-16, 2014.

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Canon C100 $500 Instant Rebates!

Canon C100 $500 Instant Rebates Announced Today!

$500 Instant Rebate & $300 Instant Rebate for Battery & SDXC Card Can Be Combined!

Canon is offering an Instant Rebate of $300 on the purchase of an EOS C100 cinema camera, a BP-975 battery pack, and 64GB SDXC memory card when bought together. Battery & SDXC $300 Rebate Expires September 30, 2014.

1.99% & 2.99% Interest Lease Program: Canon ITCG, in partnership with Canon Financial Services, Inc. is offering 1.99% financing for 36 months and 2.99% for 24 month leases. These special rates are only available until September 30th, 2014!

Canon C100 Camera Body $4999 – $500 Instant Rebate = $4499

Canon C100 Auto Focus Camera Body $5499 – $500 Instant Rebate = $4999

Canon C100 Auto Focus Camera with 18-135mm Lens $5699 – $500 Instant Rebate = $5199

Canon C100 Auto Focus Camera with 24-105mm Lens $5999 – $500 = $5499

Canon C100 Auto Focus Camera Triple Lens Kit $9999 – $500 = $9499

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Canon Instant Rebates for Cinema Primes & Cinema Zooms Announced

Canon Cinema Primes & Cinema Zooms Instant RebateCanon just announced Instant Rebates for Cinema Primes & Cinema Zooms:

Canon Cinema Primes:

$300 Instant Rebate Per Lens

CN-E14mm T3.1 L F $5220 – $300 Instant Rebate = $4920
CN-E24mm T1.5 L F $5220 – $300 Instant Rebate = $4920
CN-E35mm T1.5 L F $4950 – $300 Instant Rebate = $4650
CN-E50mm T1.3 L F $4950 – $300 Instant Rebate = $4650
CN-E85mm T1.3 L F $4950 – $300 Instant Rebate = $4650
CN-E135mm T2.2 L F $4950 – $300 Instant Rebate = $4650

Cinema Prime Packages:

3 Cinema Primes Package:
Buy (3) prime lenses get $900 for the bundle and $300 for each lens = $1,800.00
CN-E24mm, CN-E50mm, & CN-E85MM
$15120 – $1800 = $13,320

4 Cinema Primes Package:
Buy (4) prime lenses $1600.00 for the bundle and $300 for each lens = $2,800.00

5 Cinema Primes Package: 
Buy (5) prime lenses $2500.00 for the bundle and $300 for each lens = $4,000.00
CN-E14mm, CN-E24mm, CN-E50mm, CN-E85mm, CN-E135mm
$25,290 – $4000 = $21,290

6 Cinema Primes Package:
Buy (6) prime lenses $3000.00 for the bundle and $300 for each lens = $4,800.00
CN-E14mm, CN-E24mm, CN-E35mm, CN-E50mm, CN-E85mm, CN-E135mm
$30,240 – $4800 = $25,440

Compact Cinema Zooms
$1000 Instant Rebate 
CN-E15.5-47mmT2.8 L SEF $23,275 – $1000 Instant Rebate = $22,275
CN-E30-105mmT2.8 L S EF $23,275 – $1000 Instant Rebate = $22,275
CN-E15.5-47mmT2.8 L SP PL $23,275 – $1000 Instant Rebate = $22,275
CN-E30-105mmT2.8 L SP PL $23,275 – $1000 Instant Rebate = $22,275
CN-E15.5-47MMT2.8 L SP/MOD $23,875 – $1000 Instant Rebate = $22,875
CN-E30-105MMT2.8 L SP/MOD $23,875 – $1000 Instant Rebate = $22,875

Top End Cinema Zooms
$2000 Instant Rebate
CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L S EF $42,750 – $2000 Instant Rebate = $40,750
CN-E30-300mmT2.95-3.7 LS EF $44,650 -$2000 Instant Rebate = $42,650
CN-E14.5-60mmT2.6 L SP PL $42,750 – $2000 Instant Rebate = $40,750
CN-E30-300mmT2.95-3.7 L SP PL $44,650 -$2000 Instant Rebate = $42,650

Convergent Design Odyssey7 to Begin Shipping

Convergent Design has announced that the Odyssey7 will begin shipping tomorrow on Friday, July 11.

The Odyssey7 (CD-ODYSSEY7) is a monitor/recorder, designed for on-camera use. The monitor features a 1280×800 OLED touchscreen with true blacks and accurate colors. Monitor functions include advanced Image Analysis tools for exposure and focus, such as waveform, histogram, false color, focus assist and pixel zoom.  As a monitor alone, the Odyssey7 delivers an outstanding value beyond any competitor in the field.

The Odyssey7 is also a professional HD video recorder.  The Odyssey7 currently captures HD video in Apple ProRes 422(HQ) up to 1080/30p, 1080/60i and 720/60p.  Future free updates will expand the available frame rates as well as add other formats of compressed HD video recording.  The Odyssey7 has a single SSD slot and will only accept Convergent Design Premium SSD Media in 256GB and 512GB.  One 512G SSD will hold 330 minutes of 1080/24p material.  Full Playback Controls, including file scrubbing, are now included in both the Odyssey7 and Odyssey7Q.  Both devices also support output over SDI and HDMI simultaneously.

The Odyssey7 is only $1295.

Texas Media Systems will begin shipping new orders by Thursday, July 17 2014.