New Canon Firmware Updates for C700 C100 & C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Cameras

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United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 31st March 2017 – Canon Europe, world-leader in imaging solutions, today announces firmware updates for seven of its professional cameras, the EOS C700, EOS C100, EOS C100 Mark II, XC15, XC10, ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH.

The new firmware provides significant enhancements including added filming options, improvements to workflow, lens corrections and ease of use. The firmware updates are as follows:

EOS C700

New updates for the EOS C700 add extra recording modes when using the CODEX CDX-36150 including 4K/QFHD ProRes, 4.5K Max 100 fps, 4.5K cinescope 120 fps, 422 HQ 10 bit 60 fps, 2K and many more. The new update also enables an option to upgrade the firmware on the CODEX CDX-36150 RAW recorder.

EOS C100 & C100 Mark II

The EOS C100 and C100 DAF updates enable peripheral illumination correction data for lenses including the EF35mm f/1.4L II USM, the EF50mm f/1.8 STM, the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-56 IS USM and the EF24-105mmf/1.4L IS II USM. The new firmware provides Cinema Servo Lens Support for the CN7x17KAS S*, the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S* and CN20 x 50 IAS.

The new firmware update for the EOS C100 Mark II comprises a shutter angle priority mode which maintains the shutter angle when the frame rate is changed. The update also enables peripheral illumination correction data for the new EF-24 -105 f/4 L IS USM II lens.

XC10 & XC15

Updates for the Canon XC10 and XC15 allow support for the VPG130 (Video Performance Guarantee 130) standard for CFast cards.

ME20F-SH & ME200S-SH

The new firmware for the Canon ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH includes new auto exposure modes including Shutter Priority (Tv), Aperture Priority (Av) and Automatic Gain Control (AGC). Users will now also be able to select Auto or Manual ND filter operation. Cinema Servo Lens Support is upgraded on the ME20F-SH to cover the CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S, and the EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM, EF35mm F1.4L II USM and EF24-105mm F/4L IS II USM are now also supported by the ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH. A new setting has been added to CP Fine Tuning menu to assist with improved image quality when using Chroma key system. Finally, the ME20F-SH and ME200S-SH can now enjoy enhanced WB settings when the camera is set to Auto and a 25PsF option has been added to support monitor connection and viewing when shooting in 25P.

More Information about these firmware updates can be found on the Canon USA website here: http://learn.usa.canon.com/resources/articles/2017/cinema-eos-video-firmware-update.shtml

Sony Announces E PZ 18–110mm F4 G OSS Power Zoom Lens

Sony E PZ 18–110mm F4 G OSS

Sony has announced the SELP18110G E PZ 18-110mm G OSS Lens for Super 35 mm/APS-C professional 4K productions. With a constant maximum aperture of F4 and a lightweight design, the SELP18110G is perfect for run and gun, mobile and handheld camera work

Sony SELP18110G

One of the main features of the SELP18110G is its design and construction. Sony’s Smooth Motion Optics minimizes focus breathing, axial shift, and focus shift. These problems are commonly found on many DSLR lenses, but the SELP18110G helps to alleviate these complications.

The 18-110mm zoom offers a wide range of coverage frequently used for Super 35mm/APS-C 4K productions. It features lag-free manual zooms and smooth powered zooms without overshoot and undershoot. The direction of the zoom ring is switchable, and users are able to obtain a smooth, slow powered zoom with ease.

A compact, lightweight design makes this lens ideal for situations that require mobility for active handheld camera work.

The SELP18110G will be available soon for a retail price of $3499.99. Preorder yours from Texas Media Systems today!

SONY E PZ 18–110MM F4 G OSS LENS – $3499

 

 

Canon Introduces New Flagship EOS C700 Cinema Camera with 4.5K Sensor

Canon EOS C700 Cinema Camera

Canon announced today their new flagship cinema camera: the EOS C700. This shoulder-mounted cinema camera features a Super 35mm 4.5K sensor and 15 stops of dynamic range with rolling shutter. There is also a global shutter option for the C700 with 14 stops of dynamic range (global shutter available for PL Mount only).  Canon’s famous Dual Pixel AF is present in the C700, along with built-in ND Filters.

The Canon EOS C700 is capable of internal 10-bit 4K recording up to 59.94 in XF-AVC. For the first time in a Canon camera ProRes is a recording option, giving users 10-bit 422HQ in 4K at 30fps and ProRes 4444 at 12-bit in 2K. The C700 internally records to CFast 2.0 Cards, and an SD card slot for recording XF-AVC proxies, photos (JPEG), custom pictures, metadata, menus and more. There is also an optional Codex CDX-36150 external recorder that attaches to the back of the C700 via the V-Mount plate. Recording to the CDX-36150 enables 4.5K RAW up to 100fps and 4K RAW up to 120fps. Users can also record 4K ProRes at 60fps and 2K/HD ProRes up to 120fps in 10-bit, along with 12-bit ProRes 444 XQ at 60fps.

Canon EOS C700 CN E35 Camera

Recording Specifications:

XF-AVC

4096×2160 YCC422 10 bit/3840×2160 YCC422 10 bit
2048×1080 YCC422 10 bit/1920×1080 YCC422 10 bit
2048×1080 RGB444 12 bit/1920×1080 RGB444 12 bit
2048×1080 RGB444 10 bit/1920×1080 RGB444 10 bit

Bit Rate: 810/440/410/310/225/210/170/160/ 90Mbps Intra-frame
50 Mbps Long GOP

ProRes

4096×2160 YCC422 10bit/3840×2160 YCC422 10bit
2048×1080 YCC422 10bit/1920×1080 YCC422 10bit
2048×1080 RGB444 12bit/1920×1080 RGB444 12bit

Bit Rate: Prores4444/ProRes422HQ /ProRes422

XF-AVC (Proxy)

2048×1080 YCC420 8 bit/1920×1080 YCC420 8 bit

Bit Rate: 24/35Mbps Long GOP

RAW (with optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder)

4096×2160

Bit Depth: 12/10 bit

Canon EOS C700 Camera

Other features of the Canon EOS C700 include:

  • Canon Log, Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3.
  • B4 Lens Support.
  • Anamorphic De-Squeeze.
  • Optional Detachable remote panel.
  • 12V and 24V power outputs.
  • Optional Canon EVF-V70 OLED High Resolution Viewfinder.
  • Optional Canon SG-1 Shoulder-Style Grip Unit.

Canon C700 PL Mount Cinema EOS Camera

The Canon EOS C700, C700 PL and C700 GS PL are expected to be available in December 2016. Pre-order from Texas Media Systems today! See below for C700 models and pricing.

Canon C700 EF Mount Cinema EOS Camera – $28,000

Canon C700 PL Mount Cinema EOS Camera – $28,000

Canon C700 GS PL Mount Cinema EOS Camera with Global Shutter – $30,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sony PXW-Z150 now IN STOCK at Texas Media Systems!

Sony PXW-Z150

Sony’s new 4K handy camcorder, the PXW-Z150, is in stock now at Texas Media Systems! The Z150 packs a punch with tons of professional features tucked away inside a small, handheld form factor. This camera has it all: 4K image quality, 120fps HFR Full-HD slow-motion and built-in advanced networking for live streaming and wireless workflow.

The first of its kind to feature a 1.0 inch type stacked CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z150 outputs brighter, higher resolution images with more bokeh when capturing a shallow depth of field. Record 4K QFHD (3840×2160) using the advanced XAVC Long GOP 100Mbps codec for broadcast-quality footage. The PXW-Z150 incorporates an optical 12x zoom lens and features Sony’s Clear Image Zoom which doubles magnification to 18x when shooting in 4K QFHD. When filming in HD magnification almost triples to 24x.

Sony Z150 Camcorder

The PXW-Z150 can record 120fps Full-HD, allowing users to obtain cinematic-quality slow-motion shots. Utilize various professional workflows with the ability to record XAVC, AVC/H.264, AVCHD 2.0, and MPEG-4 formats. A built-in four position ND filter negates the need to carry around extra filters.

Built-in Wi-Fi allows for live streaming and FTP connection. Pair the PXW-Z150 to your smartphone or tablet and control the camera via Wi-Fi Remote.

Sony Z150 4K HD Camcorder

The Sony PXW-Z150 is in stock now at Texas Media Systems. Call or stop by and purchase yours today, or purchase one online from our store here!

Still not convinced? Check out some test footage of the PXW-Z150 below and experience the quality for yourself!

You can also rent the Sony PXW-Z150 from Texas Media Systems TODAY! Check out our rental catalog here for pricing.

 

Sony’s New 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Targets Broadcasters

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Targets Broadcasters

During NAB 2016 Sony announced the new XDCAM PXW-Z450, the world’s first 4K shoulder camcorder. Using a specially-developed Exmor R 4K 2/3-inch type CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z450 is perfect for a vast array of 4K productions. The camera combines enhanced weight balance and low power consumption with field production features necessary for broadcasters.

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450
The Sony PXW-Z450 features a built-in wireless module, embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector and Near Field Communication (NFC) function for simple Wireless LAN setup and operation via a smartphone or tablet with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile™ application.

The PXW-Z450 is capable of multi-format recording and captures QFHD (3840×2160) at 50p/59.94p, as well as an array of HD formats including XAVC Intra, XAVC Long GOP, MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420. The camera accepts standard B4-mount lenses without the use of an adapter, making lens swapping easy and effortless.

Perfect for broadcast production and ENG freelance photographers, the PXW-Z450 supports pool feed functions (HD/SD-SDI), allowing broadcasters to record an external signal on an SxS card from another camera on-site without a portable deck. An “ONLINE button” allows users to transmit proxy clips or stream AV signals to other equipment connected on the network.

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Cameras
The PXW-Z450 supports a variety of Sony’s viewfinders, including the Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20.

Sony have yet to announce pricing for the PXW-Z450, which is said to be available by the end of 2016.

SONY PXW-Z450 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shooting in 4K and HD
  • Specially-developed 4K sensor for B4 lenses
  • Low power and ergonomic design
  • Excellent network connectivity

To learn more about the Sony XDCAM PXW-Z450, click here.

 

Sony Announces FS RAW Upgrade for PXW-FS5 (NOW AVAILABLE!)

Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System

Sony has released the CBKZ-FS5RIF $600 Update for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K that enables 2K and 4K RAW recording via the 3G SDI port out to a compatible recorder such as the Odyssey7Q+ or Atomos Shogun.

4K RAW output
The CBKZ-FS5RIF upgrade licence allows the PXW-FS5 to output 4K (4096×2160) RAW at 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p and 59.94p, recording to the AXS-R5 external recorder attached with the HXR-IFR5 interface unit (sold separately), or with a compatible recorder such as the Odyssey7Q+.

Simultaneous XAVC HD internal recording
While outputting 4K/2K RAW to the AXS-R5, it is possible to simultaneously record XAVC HD on SD memory cards in the camcorder’s internal dual media slots.

4K cached RAW output
Approximately 4 seconds of cached 4K RAW can be output at 100 or 120 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p.

Continuous high speed 2K RAW output
You can output continuous 2K RAW at 100, 120, 200 or 240 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p.

The CBKZ-FS5RIF RAW Update for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K requires Version 2.0 Firmware which is now available for download here. This update includes an auto ND function that changes the strength of the electronic ND filter so that exposure can be adjusted without effecting aperture of shutter speed values. There is also expanded zebra function and GPS capability. Firmware Version 2.0 is a free update.

Purchase the CBKZ-FS5RIF FS RAW Interface Upgrade License from Texas Media Systems!

Download the Sony Firmware Update Version 2.0 for PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K

Purchase the Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System

Purchase the Sony PXW-FS5K XDCAM Super 35 Camera w/ 18-105mm Lens

 

Atomos Shogun & Ninja Flame – HDR & High Brightness Launch

The Atomos Flame Series delivers the world’s most advanced 7” field monitor, delivering the luminance detail of Log with HDR Post Production color accuracy for the first time in a field monitor. The AtomHDR engine not only resolves HDR brightness detail, with 10-bit monitor processing it also resolves 64 times more color information than traditional 8-bit panels. For Rec709 standard dynamic range scenes the 1500nits brightness aids with outdoor shooting as does the upgraded power management system that will keep you shooting longer in the field. Of course you also get the professional 4K/HD ProRes/DNxHR Recording, Playback and Editing that has made Atomos famous.

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Canon C300 Mark II Tutorial Series

The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera takes the agility of the original EOS C300 and dials it up a notch. In this video tutorial series, hosted by Canon Digital Learning Center contributor, Jem Schofield, take a look at the new internal and external features of this camera and how it compares and differs from its predecessor. These videos will give you the information you need to make the most of this camera system and hit the ground running in any production environment.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COOca0hypec
This video is an overview of the camera: button placement, menu options, and hardware changes such as the battery, LEMO connector and accessory cables. Continue reading “Canon C300 Mark II Tutorial Series”

Sony FS7 Firmware Update 3.0 Released – RAW fixes + more

Sony FS7 Firmware Version 3.0

Sony has released the long awaited 3.0 firmware update for the Sony FS7. The update, which dropped this morning, has addressed a number of issues users were having with the camera, and made some overall improvements to the user experience.

Perhaps the most anticipated part of the update, Sony has improved their FS-RAW image quality and operation stability. Many users were having issues with frame drops and image processing in the previous version, but will be glad to know that this update addresses those issues.

Sony FS7 Firmware Update 3.0

New Features & Improvements:

1.) Focus Magnification function is improved.
– Support for magnification area position adjustment
– Magnification resolution improvement
2.) Support for “2K Full”, “2K Center” setting in Image Scan Mode
3.) Support for Interval Recording function
4.) Expand lowest value of Zebra level to 0%
5.) Support for Noise Suppression setting in Cine EI mode
6.) Video Signal Monitor usability is improved.
7.) The operability of “Iris setting” using the “Iris dial” and the “assignable dial” is improved.
8.) FS-RAW image quality and operation stability improvement
9.) Overall stability and operability of the camera is improved

Sony plans to continue support for the FS7, and will be involved in ongoing firmware updates for the foreseeable future; so watch this space as we keep you posted on any future developments.

Miller & Schneider’s New Eye Cup for Panasonic GH4

Panasonic GH4
Austin’s very own Andrew Miller, the maker of last year’s great C-Cup for the Canon C100 MKI, has dropped off a prototype eyepiece for the Panasonic GH4 and there’s a new company formed behind it: Miller & Schneider. Say hello to the G-Cup.

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