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

Canon Releases Version 1.0.2.1.00 Firmware Update for EOS C100 Mark II Cinema Camera

Canon EOS C100 MK II Firmware Update 1.0.2.1.00

On Wednesday, July 27 2016 Canon released Firmware Update Version 1.0.2.1.00 for the Canon EOS C100 Mark II Cinema Camera. The new update brings new features and improvements to one of Canon’s most popular cameras.

Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00 incorporates the following:
1. Please note that the following features are only enabled when these specific lenses are attached to the Canon C100 Mk II: CN7x17 KAS S/E1, CN-E18-80mm T4.4 IS KAS S, CN20x50 IAS H/E1. The lens firmware must also be updated to the latest version.

  • Enables autofocus via the Dual Pixel AF function. (Please note that this feature is not applicable to the CN20x50 IAS H/E1 lens)
  • Enables the joystick on the grip assembly to operate the zoom function.
  • Enables iris control to be set to manual, and control of focus, zoom and iris using RC-V100 Remote Controller (sold separately).
  • Enables automatic aperture and push auto iris.
  • Enables retrieval of metadata (model name, focal distance, etc.) of the attached lens.

2. Adds peripheral illumination for the following lenses:

  • COMPACT-SERVO Lenses: CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S
  • EF Lenses: EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 USM

3. Enables the built-in monaural microphone to be set to “Off” position.

Once the C100 Mk II has been updated to the latest firmware, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

Only update to Firmware Version 1.0.2.1.00 if your Canon EOS C100 Mk II is running Firmware Version 1.0.0.1.00 – 1.0.1.1.00.

Preparations for Update:
The camera’s menu settings and Custom Picture setting will be reset once the firmware update has completed. Canon recommend saving your menu and custom picture settings to an SD card before performing the update (make sure the SD card is separate from the one you will use to perform the update). Once the update has been performed, the saved settings can be reloaded into the camera.

These items are required to perform the firmware update:
1. Canon EOS C100 Mk II Cinema Camera
2. A computer running Windows (10, 8.1, 8. 7 SP1) or Mac OS X (10.7-10.11)
3. SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
4. SD Card Reader, or SD Card Slot on a computer
5. Fully charged battery for the camera
6. The Firmware Update folder (downloaded from the Canon website)

The downloaded firmware folder contains the procedure manual for updating the firmware.

The Firmware Update Version 1.0.2.1.00 for the Canon EOS C100 Mark II can be downloaded from Canon’s website here.

You can purchase the Canon C100 Mark II from Texas Media Systems today using the links below:

Canon C100 Mark II (Body Only)

Canon C100 Mark II with EF-S 17-55mm Lens

Canon C100 Mark II with 24-105mm Lens

Canon C100 Mark II Triple Lens Kit

Canon C100 Mark II with EF-S 18-135mm Lens

Canon C100 Mark II Wedding/Documentary Kit with Ronin-M Stabilizer and Sennheiser Wireless Lavalier System

 

Canon Announces Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens

Canon Compact-Servo CN-E18-80mm T4.4

Canon has pulled the curtain on its newest lens, one that will bridge the gap between traditional Canon EF Photography Lenses and CN-E Cinema Lenses. The Compact-Servo 18-80mm T4.4 EF lens (Preorder here) combines the benefits of compact size and light weight (only 2.7 lbs.) for outstanding mobility. Designed to shoot video, this lens can be ideal for the cinematographer moving up from EF lenses, combining the functionality of Canon’s EF lenses with the video shooting features of Cinema lenses.

Compact-Servo 18-80mm T4.4 EF Lens

The Compact-Servo 18-80mm T4.4 Zoom Lens is a cinema-style lens that includes a newly developed servo drive unit and incorporates Image Stabilization and Autofocus functionality. The lens also supports 4K image productions and was designed to be able to be utilized in a variety of shooting styles, including both large and small productions. Canon seems to be targeting C100, C300, C500 users who aren’t able to justify the $20,000-$60,000 for a Cine-Servo Lens.

The Compact-Servo 18-80mm Zoom Lens is compatible with EF- mount Super 35mm large-format cameras, and maintains brightness across the entire focal range at T4.4 (equivalent to F4.0). The lens even possesses optical image stabilization, something not normally found on cine lenses. Filmmakers can control many of the features of the lens through the EF-mount communication, including Dual Pixel CMOS AF, push auto iris, record start and stop and remote lens control via the camera with an optional remote control, compensation for chromatic aberration (when paired with the EOS C300 Mark II Cinema Camera), metadata acquisition, and selection of T-number display. The nine-blade iris aperture diaphragm will give footage a “cinematic” look and feel, while providing a “bokeh” effect in out-of-focus areas.

An optional servo grip is available (ZGC-C10), which adds ENG-style control and operation. It can even be mounted to the end of a shoulder rig for more versatility and comfort. The Compact-Servo 18-80 is also compatible with other servo grips, such as the ZSD-300D and FPD-400D.

Canon Compact-Servo 18-80mm T4.4 EF lens

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS:

Mount Type – EF
Focal Length – 18 to 80 mm
Zoom Ratio – 4.4x
Image Circle – 31.4 mm
Coverage – Super 35 / APS-C
Maximum Relative Aperture – T4.4 (f/4)
Number of Aperture Blades – 9
Angle of View – 24.6 x 13.8mm Imaging Area (1.78:1 Aspect Ratio):
68.7° x 41.9° at 18mm
17.5° x 9.9° at 80mm

26.2 x 13.8mm Imaging Area (1.9:1 Aspect Ratio):
72.1° x 41.9° at 18 mm
18.6° x 9.9° at 80 mm

Minimum Object Distance – 1.7′ (0.5 m)
Object Dimensions at M.O.D. – 24.6 x 13.8mm Imaging Area (1.78:1 Aspect Ratio):
17.1 x 9.6″ (43.4 x 24.3 cm) at 18mm
3.7 x 2.1″ (9.5 x 5.3 cm) at 80mm

26.2 x 13.8mm Imaging Area (1.9:1 Aspect Ratio):
18.2 x 9.6″ (46.2 x 24.3 cm) at 18 mm
4.0 x 2.1″ (10.1 x 5.3 cm) at 80 mm
Front Lens Diameter – 84 mm
Filter Thread – 77 mm
Dimensions – 3.7 x 4.2 x 7.2″ (9.34 x 10.72 x 18.23 cm)
Weight – 2.65 lb (1.2 kg)

Pre-Order the Canon Compact-Servo CN-E 18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S Lens

 

How To Balance A Canon C100 MkII With A Canon 10-18mm EF-S Macro Lens On A MoVI M5

This is a short and sweet “How To” with images that explains how to balance a Canon C100 MkII with a Canon 10-18mm EFS macro on a MoVI M5. We hope it strikes the right balance between detailed and succinct.

Also, if you’re in Austin and you’d like to see this set-up in-person, then drop by our CANON SUMMER SHOW: Wednesday, June 10th!

1. Mount lightweight adjustable camera rail, or base plate with the provided quarter twenty tapered allen bolt. The front most hole is recommended – setting the plate as far back as possible on the Mark II. (The top camera rail and hot shoe adapter will not be used when mounting the C100 Mark II to the MoVI.)

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Canon C100 Auto Focus Upgrade Now Available!

Canon C100 Cinema EOS Cameras

The long wait is almost over for everyone looking to add the Auto Focus Upgrade to their Canon C100 Cinema EOS Cameras.

Canon USA will perform this feature upgrade at a cost of $500, and requires that EOS C100 cameras be sent to an accredited Canon service center.

Shipping and handling charges also may apply.

Contact a Canon Customer Support Center for details.

Toll Free: 1-855-CINE-EOS

Email:  CinemaEOS@cits.canon.com

Here’s Joe Simon talking about the new C100 Auto Focus Feature Upgrade:

Handcrafting Unique Wedding Films with the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera from Canon Pro on Vimeo.

https://vimeo.com/groups/canonc100/videos/87006298

Canon C100 Body $4999

Canon C100 Kit with 24-105mm Lens $5599

Canon C100 Leases Start at $99 per month

Canon C100 Body Leasing Rates Texas Media Systems

 

Canon C100 Continuous Recording Firmware Released

Canon C100 Cinema EOS Camera

The Canon C100 Cinema EOS Camera has a new firmware update available this morning that enables Continuous Recording.

You can download the C100 Firmware from Canon USA at this link.

Designed for the capture of crucial, unpredictable scenes during wedding/event, documentary, news, or wildlife filming, the Continuous Recording Function firmware update for the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera enables videographers to insert metadata markers identifying crucial scenes and moments in their footage while continuously recording to the memory capacity. These markers — for both “in” and “out” points — can be set with the press of a button without interrupting the recording process. These markers are identified in metadata as separate “shots,” and are simultaneously recorded to both SD card slots of the EOS C100 camera.

Canon C100 Continuous Recording Firmware Graphic

Firmware Release Schedule:

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 Canon C100 Body $4999

Canon C100 Kit with 24-105mm Lens $5599

Canon C100 Leases Start at $99 per month

Canon C100
Canon C100 Body $4999

Canon C100 Body Leasing