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 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

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”

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.)

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

Leasing made easy with TMS

Texas Media Systems works with multiple leasing companies to get customers approved for the equipment they need. I answer many questions a day about leasing equipment.  So, I decided to compile some of the most commonly asked questions to make the process of filling out an application even easier.

1)  Where do I find the applications?

If you are on the page of the equipment you are looking for, the apply now button will be underneath the picture of the item.  For example, if you are looking at the page for the C100 mk II, the apply now button will be on the page in the item’s description.  By clicking on that button, it will take you to the pdf page to electronically sign and submit.

Texas Media Systems Leasing

Continue reading “Leasing made easy with TMS”

Canon Cine-Servo Lens Eligible for Lens Mount Exchange Program

Canon announced on December 19th that the Cine-Servo 17-120mm (Part #s: 9785B001, and 9785B002) are now eligible for the Lens Mount Exchange Progam – allowing users to convert from EF to PL mount or vice-versa.

From the announcement:
“Canon USA’s Cinema Lens Factory Service Centers can perform the modification on eligible lenses. The cost of the mount conversion kit is $800 for the Cine-Servo 17–120mm. Additionally, a $400 labor charge and applicable return shipping fees will also apply for each lens modified. The parts comprising the original mount will be returned to the client and can be reused as necessary.”

Also of note: the modification process does not affect the manufacturer’s one-year limited warranty. Contact Texas Media Systems about initiating a change!

Canon Cine-Servo ENG Cinema Zoom Lens

Canon released details on their new Cine-Servo Cinema Zoom designed for use with shoulder mounted cameras configurations.

The Cine-Servo lens at 17-120mm T2.95 and $31,350 is wider, longer, and less expensive than the competition.

We expect that the native EF mount version of the Cine-Servo lens will be very popular with Canon C300 EF owners and operators who have not had a native EF Mount Servo lens available for use with their cameras.

The Cine-Servo PL and EF mounts can be swapped by Canon Cinema EOS Service Centers for an additional fee.  One upgraded, the extra mount is returned with the lens.

Texas Media Systems is accepting Pre-Orders at the links below with an expected ship date of August 2014:

CN7x17 KAS S/E1 in EF mount $31350
CN7x17 KAS S/P1 in PL mount $31350

Apply Online for a 24 – 48 Month $1 Buyout Lease

Canon Cine-Servo Lease Rates at Texas Media Systems

Canon Cine-Servo ENG Cinema Zoom Lens
Canon Cine-Servo ENG Cinema Zoom Lens
Canon Cine-Servo Cinema Zoom Lens without Control Motor
Canon Cine-Servo Cinema Zoom Lens with Zoom Control Motor Removed
Canon Cine-Servo ENG Cinema Zoom Top Grip
Canon Cine-Servo ENG Cinema Zoom Top Grip

 Canon Cine-Servo ENG Cinema Zoom Bottom Grip
Canon Cine-Servo ENG Cinema Zoom Bottom Grip
Canon Cine-Servo ENG Cinema Zoom Back Grip
Canon Cine-Servo ENG Cinema Zoom Back Grip

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 2, 2014 – Shallow, creative depth of field, high-resolution and optimal low-light shooting capabilities are just some of the many reasons that large, single-sensor digital cameras have been kitted and rigged for use in nearly every application involving video capture. Further enhancing the versatility and adoption of these cameras into markets such as ENG (Electronic News Gathering), documentary, narrative production and special event coverage is the new CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions.

Designed to perform in a shoulder-mounted application or as a traditional cinema lens, the Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens has an ENG-style Digital Drive handgrip with zoom rocker switch, which can also be detached to allow for manual cinema operation. The new CINE-SERVO lens features high 4K optical performance throughout the broad focal length of 17mm to 120mm within its compact and lightweight body, a three-group inner focus system to help minimize focus breathing and provide a stable angle of view, an 11-blade iris to help achieve creative depth-of-field manipulation and natural “bokeh” background, user-friendly design features, support for matte boxes, follow focus and other accessories, and rugged reliability. Designed to work with single-sensor cameras, the lens will be available in either PL- or EF-mount.

“Since the launch of the Cinema EOS system, Canon has been a part of the large-sensor camera movement that has taken many video markets by storm. Each day the markets that employ these dynamic tools are growing, as is the way professionals are using them in the field,” explained Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “We remain dedicated to providing the equipment and service that enables professionals to reach the full potential of their talent. With the CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens, we sought to arm them with a lens that is equally as versatile and adaptable as they are, and just as comfortable shooting a feature documentary as it would be shooting a corporate event or an interview for the evening news.”

Lens-Camera Communication

Compliance of the Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 lens with industry-standard camera-to-lens communication protocols helps ensure its compatibility with multiple brands and models of 4K, 2K, and HD cameras. These standards include 12-pin serial communication (common to major broadcast camera brands), Cooke’s /i Technology, and Canon EOS technology (employed by the EOS C500, EOS C300, and EOS-1D C Cinema cameras, and the EOS C100 Digital Video Camera). Specific types of data-management functions involving focus, zoom, iris and other settings can vary, depending on camera brands and models. In the case of the Canon EOS system, precise lens data – including aperture setting – are displayed in the EOS camera’s viewfinder, as well as recorded in the video file as metadata along with the model name of the lens and focal length setting.

Dual Operability

With its Canon Digital Drive handgrip unit attached, the CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 lens is ideal for shoulder mount camera configurations commonly employed in ENG, broadcast, or cinema shooting. Attaching the Digital Drive unit does not require manual adjustment of the focus, zoom, and iris gears on the lens, and a rubber cap prevents dirt from entering the Digital Drive unit connections when it’s detached. Together with Canon’s unique LCD display equipped on the Digital Drive unit that allows the operators to easily access the various digital functions, a 16-bit high-precision microprocessor contained within the Digital Drive unit enables operators to pre-program focus and zoom position/speed, as well as iris settings if desired – allowing for precise, repeatable performance. The microprocessor also provides the capability of a very high-speed zoom of 0.5 seconds to a very slow and consistent zoom of 300 seconds, from wide-end to telephoto-end. Three 20-pin connectors on the Digital Drive unit enable the use of zoom and focus demands or the precision integration of images from the lens and its accompanying camera into a variety of virtual set systems.

In addition to its removable ENG-style Digital Drive unit handgrip that gives users a choice between programmable broadcast-style or fully manual cinema-style operation, the new Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens integrates strategic design features for intuitive, convenient operation by a wide range of camera operators. These features include an ergonomically designed compact and lightweight Digital Drive unit that fits into an operator’s hand and brings the palm closer to the center of the lens barrel which can contribute to lessening fatigue on the operator’s arm. The lens barrel markings are clearly engraved in both feet and meters on both sides of the lens barrel, and focus indicators on the front side of the lens are marked on an inclined surface to make them easier to see from the back of the camera, especially when mounted on an operator’s shoulder. Additionally, luminous paint is used for the scale display on one side of the barrel to help make the markings visually identifiable in the dark.

Combining both broadcast operability and the accuracy required by cinematographers, the lens features a 180 degree focus rotation angle. Both 0.8 type and 0.5 type gear module focus accessories can be used, with the 0.8-pitch gear positioned in front of the focus ring to preclude any interference with the Digital Drive unit or a connecting cord. Major power-driven accessories, matte boxes, and other standard options used by filmmakers can all be mounted. Lens support shafts for support rods as well as a lens hood unit are also included with the lens.

As a symbol of inheriting the optical technology that was developed for other Canon Cinema lenses, a red alumite identity color is used for the mount area. A structure enabling the lens’ EF mount to be replaced with the PL mount, or vice versa (electrical system included), is also incorporated. This conversion upgrade can be provided at authorized Canon service centers.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon CINE-SERVO 17-120mm T2.95 zoom lens (CN7x17 KAS S/E1 in EF mount and CN7x17 KAS S/P1 in PL mount) is expected to be available in August 2014 for a suggested list price of $33,000. For more information, please visit the Canon U.S.A. website atwww.pro.usa.canon.com/cine-servo.