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.)

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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.

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Canon C100 MKII Firmware Update 1.0.3.1.00

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With Canon C100 Mark II Cameras running firmware version 1.0.2.1.00 or older, there have been some issues with using the aperture with certain lenses. Find Canon’s statement and the full list of lenses here. 

Download the new V1.0.3.1.00 firmware to avoid any issues with your F-stops in the future. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page- Click Firmware to download the new firmware for Mac OS or Windows.

The Canon C100 Mark II is now in stock at Texas Media Systems.

Body Only

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Apply to lease the Canon C100 Mark II with Texas Media Systems today!

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Sony Announces PXW-Z450 4K 2/3″ Pricing

Sony announced the PXW-Z450 4K 2/3” camera pricing this weekend at $27,100 with a December 2016 ETA.
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The PXW-Z450 is Sony’s new 4K shoulder camcorder that shoots 4K QFHD (3840 x 2160) at 50p/59.94p. It can also shoot HD in XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP workflow standards. It utilizes a specially-developed Exmor® R 4K 2/3-inch type CMOS sensor. The PXW-Z450 allows the use of a wide range of commercially-available B4 mount lenses without requiring any optical attachments or extenders. The camcorder includes the same features as the PXW-X450 Full HD camcorder, with exceptional weight balance and low power consumption.

Sony also announced the CBK-Z450UK 4K Upgrade for PXW-X400 to PXW-X450 Upgrade Kits.

Pricing is $12,900 with a March 2017 ETA. Pre-Order with Texas Media Systems

The PXW-Z450 will be available on the 0% 12 Month Lease Financing Promo.
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Sony XDCAM Price Increase Takes Effect TOMORROW! FS5, FS7, Z150

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Several of Sony’s 4K XDCAM S35 Models are set for a price increase tomorrow, September 15th. This includes the popular FS5, FS7, and Z150 cameras. Luckily, current prices will be honored on orders placed today! This includes pre-orders, back-orders, and lease applications!

Here’s a look at the popular cameras being affected — click through each link to place an order:

Contact us immediately if you have any questions; we’re literally counting the hours until these low prices disappear.

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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

 

 

Panasonic Unveils UX Series of Professional 4K Camcorders with 1-Inch Sensors

Panasonic UX Series of Professional 4K camcorders

Panasonic has unveiled the UX Series of Professional 4K camcorders. This new series features two models: the AG-UX180 and the AG-UX90. Both cameras utilize a 1-inch CMOS sensor, and their small form factors makes them extremely versatile for any type of shooting situation.

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Panasonic Ag-UX90 4k UX Series Professional Camcorder

The AG-UX90 is considered the standard model in the UX Series line-up. It features a wide angle 24.5mm lens with optical 15x zoom and optical image stabilization. The AG-UX90 has the ability to record UHD (3840×2160) 30p and Full HD (1920×1080) at 60p.

Dual SD Card Slots enable relay/simultaneous record, as well as UHD/FHD Dual Codec Recording. The AG-UX90 also features three manual rings (focus, zoom, iris), focus assist, user buttons, 3.5 inch touch panel LCD, LCD viewfinder, XLR audio input and HDMI output.

AG-UX180

Panasonic Ag-UX180 4k UX Series Professional Camcorder

 

Seen as the premium model in the UX Series, the AG-UX180 has a wide angle 24mm lens with optical 20x zoom and optical image stabilization. User can record 4K 24p, UHD 60p, FHD 60p, HD 120fps slow motion, FHD VFR recording (from 2 fps to 60 fps), and IR (infrared) for shooting in dark areas.

Dual SD Card Slots enable relay/simultaneous/backup recording, as well as UHD/FHD Dual Codec Recording. The AG-UX180 features 16-axis Color Correction, three manual rings (focus, zoom, iris), focus assist, user buttons, 3.5 inch touch panel LCD, LCD viewfinder, TC PRESET input/output, wired remote control, XLR audio input and 3G-SDI/HDMI output.

The Panasonic AG-UX90 is scheduled for release in November 2016 for $2,095.00. The AG-UX180 is scheduled for release in December 2016 for $3,495.00. Pre-order yours from Texas Media Systems today!

PANASONIC AG-UX90 4K UX SERIES PROFESSIONAL CAMCORDER – $2095.00

PANASONIC AG-UX180 4K UX SERIES PROFESSIONAL CAMCORDER – $3495.00

Lease the AG-UX90 or AG-UX180 at 0% for 12 months! 

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Zeiss Unveils the Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm/T2.9-3.9 T

Zeiss Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm Lens

Zeiss announced the Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm, a cinematic lens with a small and light form factor that maintains sharp and consistent focus. With a rugged, splash-proof housing, the LWZ.3 is designed for any type of shooting situation.

Zeiss Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm

Made for Super 35 formats, the LWZ.3 covers a wide range of focal lengths ranging from 21-100mm. The cine-style gears on the focus, iris and zoom rings allow filmmakers to attach follow focus and zoom controls, simplifying production and allowing for more precise focus pulling.

The LWZ.3 features a parfocal lens design which alleviates focus shift while zooming in and out. Obtain high contrast, saturation and deep blacks thanks to the Zeiss T coating that reflects stray light.

Zeiss’ Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 features an interchangeable lens mount, allowing users to switch between EF, E, PL, MFT and F Mounts.

Expected shipping date for the LWZ.3 is January 2017 with a retail price of $9,900.

Pre-order the Zeiss Lightweight Zoom LWZ.3 21-100mm Lens today from Texas Media Systems!

 

 

 

Panasonic Announces the HC-X1 4K Ultra HD Professional Camcorder

Panasonic HC-X1 4K Ultra HD Professional Camcorder

Panasonic announced the HC-X1, a 4K UHD Professional Handheld Camcorder that supports 4K 24p, UHD 60p/50p, FHD 60p/50p multi-format recording and HD super slow-motion (120/100 fps). The 24mm wide angle Leica Dicomar 4K lens offers 20x optical zoom, covering a range from 24mm wide-angle to 480mm telescopic (35mm film equivalent at 4K 24p).

The HC-X1 features a 5-Axis Hybrid O.I.S. that combines both optical and electronic image stabilization when in HD shooting modes. Hand-shake correction detects movement in various directions and corrects for a clear and stable image. The HC-X1 also features an Advanced O.I.S. that provides powerful image stabilization correction, even in the most unstable shooting locations.

A 4K 1.0-inch MOS Sensor delivers precise, high-speed recording with great depth of field and sensitivity. 4K 24p, UHD 60p/50p, FHD 60p/50p multi-format, and HD 120-fps (59.94Hz)/100-fps (50Hz) super slow-motion recording are possible.

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The HC-X1 contains precise Intelligent AF, which can be customized by adjusting the AF speed, sensitivity and area.

Dual SD memory card slots allow unlimited relay recording, simultaneous recording and background recording options. Unlimited relay recording is enabled by simply changing SD cards during recording.

Users can download the AG ROP app for iPad which provides wireless remote control over camera settings, picture quality adjustment, REC start/stop, lens and menu settings. Recorded footage can also be viewed on an iPad through the AG ROP app.

The Panasonic HC-X1 incorporates many professional functions and controls:

  • Zoom, Focus and Iris control rings.
  • 2-Channel XLR Audio Inputs (16-bit linear PCM when recording MOV/MP4 or Dolby Digital when recording AVCHD).
  • High-resolution OLED EVF display.
  • Retractable touch LCD that can turn 270 degrees.
  • ND Filters: 1/4, 1/16, 1/64.
  • Auto White Balance Selector
  • HDMI Output up to 4K 24p and UHD 60p/50p.
  • Analog Video/Audio Out.

The HC-X1 will be available in December 2016 for a retail price of $3,199.99. Pre-order the Panasonic HC-X1 today from Texas Media Systems!

 

 

 

Canon Announces The EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera And New L-Series Lenses

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

Canon has announced the successor to the ever popular EOS 5D Mark III DSLR Camera. The new EOS 5D Mark IV boasts a long list of new and welcome features, most notably being a 30.4 Megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel Auto Focus, as well as the ability to record 4K Video up to 30p. Along with the 5D Mark IV, Canon introduced two new L-Series lenses: the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens and the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Standard Zoom Lens. These new lenses offer edge-to-edge sharpness across the imaging plane.

EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

The EOS 5D Mark IV contains a new 30.4 Megapixel 35mm full-frame CMOS sensor and is accompanied by a 61-point High-Density Reticular AF II system, with user selectable AF points. ISO range for the 5D Mark IV is ISO 100-32,000 and is expandable to 50-102,400. Facial recognition and tracking has been improved, as well as capturing scenes with fast-moving action (such as nature and sports). The EOS Scene Detection Systems is able to compensate for flickering light sources by automatically adjusting shutter release timing.

Taking a leap forward from the EOS 5D Mark II and Mark III, the Mark IV introduces DCI 4K video recording. Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF functions during 4K recording, allowing for continuous focus tracking. This autofocus technology assists in creating sharp focus for in-camera 4K Frame Grab extraction of 8.8 megapixel JPEG stills.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The EOS 5D Mark IV includes built-in Wi-Fi and Near-Field Communication (NFC) for easily transferring stills and videos to compatible devices. This feature also enables remote shooting with the Canon Camera Connect App. A built-in GPS receiver with compass provides geo-tagging information (latitude, longitude and elevation), making it simple to track shooting locations and syncing multiple-camera setups. The GPS feature will also sync the camera to the atomic clock, a useful feature for multiple photographers shooting the same event.

EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera

Availability of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is currently scheduled for early September 2016 with an estimated retail price of $3,499.00 (Body Only). There will also be body-and-lens kits with the EF 24-70mm f/L Lens (estimated retail price of $4,399, scheduled for early September) and the EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM Lens (estimated retail price of $4,599, scheduled for late October).

EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR Camera Specifications:

  • New 30.4 Megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor with ISO range 100–32,000; expandable up to 50–102,400.
  • 4K Motion JPEG video (DCI cinema-type 4096 x 2160) at 30p or 24p; in-camera still frame grab of 4K 8.8-Megapixel images; multiple video options include Full HD up to 60p, and HD up to 120p.
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF for responsive and smooth AF during video or Live View shooting; LCD monitor has full touch-screen interface, including selection of AF area.
  • Up to 7.0 fps continuous shooting speed with high performance DIGIC 6+ Image Processor for improved speed and image quality.
  • 61 AF points with expanded vertical coverage with 41 cross-points, and AF possible at all 61 AF points with many lens + extender combinations effective at f/8.
  • 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor helps provide precise exposure metering, helps detect flickering lights and allows for enhanced scene recognition and face detection capabilities.
  • Dual Pixel RAW, in-camera Digital Lens Optimizer during JPEG shooting and Diffraction Correction technologies.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi®1 and NFC2 connectivity provide easy sharing to compatible smart devices, select social media sites and the Canon Connect Station CS100 device.
  • Built-in GPS3 provides geotag information including auto time syncing with Universal Time Code (UTC) via satellites.

Pre-order the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV from Texas Media Systems today!

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Blackmagic releases Camera 4.0 Update Public Beta for URSA Mini Cameras

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Blackmagic Design have released Camera 4.0 Update (Beta) for the URSA Mini 4.6K and 4K cameras. Please note that this release is a public beta and for trial/testing purposes only. URSA Mini users working on commercial productions should continue using the current software.

The Camera 4.0 Update adds tons of new features including an entirely new operating system and a brand new user interface for Blackmagic’s URSA Mini cameras. You can download the Camera 4.0 Update Public Beta from Blackmagic’s website here.

What’s New in the Camera 4.0 Update?

Blackmagic URSA Mini 4.6K and 4K

  • New URSA Mini OS.
  • New heads up display.
  • New menu system to allow faster operation.
  • New monitoring options separately configurable for different SDI outputs.
  • Added ability to load 3D LUTs (Look Up Table) for monitoring.
  • Added ability to save and load camera settings presets.

New Heads Up Display Features

  • Swipe up or down to show and hide the heads up display.
  • Added pan-able focus zoom.
  • Added ability to change frame rate directly from heads up display.
  • Added ability to change iris from heads up display on electronic lenses.
  • Added ability to toggle timecode or duration from heads up display.
  • Added ability to toggle favorite off-speed frame rate quickly.
  • Added ability to change shutter angle from heads up display.
  • Added flicker free shutter angle suggestions.
  • Added manual shutter angle option for up to 2 decimal places.
  • Added indicators for genlock, timecode status, and sensor window in heads up display.
  • Added ability to change ISO from heads up display.
  • Added ability to change white balance from heads up display.
  • Added white balance presets including daylight, tungsten, fluorescent, mixed lighting, and overcast.
  • Added tint control.
  • Added auto white balance feature.
  • Added audio input and headphone level control from the heads up display.
  • Added media status page for formatting cards and media information.
  • Added ability to toggle battery indicator from heads up display.
  • Added monitoring option controls from heads up display including zebra, focus assist, frame guide and grids.

New Metadata Features

  • Improved slate and metadata functionality.
  • Added lens data information to slate metadata.
  • Added auto-fill lens metadata from electronically controllable lenses.
  • Changed slate shortcut from a single tap to a sideways swipe on the LCD.

New Record Features

  • Added additional ProRes resolutions for URSA Mini 4.6K including 4.6K 16×9, 4.6K 2.4:1, 4K DCI, 3K Anamorphic, 2K 16×9 and 2K DCI.
  • Added additional RAW resolutions for URSA Mini 4.6K including 4.6K 2.4:1, 4K 16×9, 3K Anamorphic, 2K 16×9 and HD.
  • Added option to select the preferred card for recording.

New Monitor Features

  • Improved screen colorimetry for the built in LCD.
  • Added ability to switch 3D LUT on and off for each output individually.
  • Added ability to switch false color, zebras, focus assist, frame guides, grids and safe area guide on or off for each output individually.
  • Added clean feed toggle for each output.
  • Added program tally indicator for the built in LCD and Front SDI when using ATEM.
  • Added monitoring option for tally, crosshairs and centre dot as part of grids.
  • Added 14:9 frame guides.
  • Added configurable safe area guides.
  • Expanded options for focus assist to include red, green, blue, black and white as well as peaking.
  • Added option for viewing codec and resolution setting instead of meters on the built in LCD.

New Settings Features

  • Added ability to program function buttons as a preset for frame rate, iris, white balance, ISO or shutter angle.
  • Added ability to program function buttons for Up or Down frame rate, iris, white balance, ISO or shutter angle.
  • Added ability to program function buttons as a toggle for clean feed, display LUT, frame guides, focus assist, false color, zebra, grids, safe area guides, off-speed and color bars.
  • Added flicker free shutter frequency selection for 50Hz or 60Hz.
  • Added support for drop frame timecode.
  • Added ability to trigger color bars from camera.
  • Added factory reset function.
  • Added hardware ID display.
  • Added software version display.

New Presets Features

  • Added ability to create up to 12 global camera settings presets.
  • Added ability import and export camera presets to CFast media.

New 3D LUT Features

  • Added ability to monitor with 3D LUTs.
  • Added ability to import 3D LUT from CFast media.
  • Added ability to store up to 6 custom 17 point or 33 point LUTs into the camera’s internal flash memory.
  • Added the ability to export one of the camera’s 3D LUTs to CFast media so you can pass the 3D LUT to a colorist or editor.
  • Added ability to delete 3D LUT from camera’s internal memory.

New General Features

  • Improved timecode functionality for external timecode and jam timecode.
  • Improved white balance performance.
  • Added option for single clip or all clip playback.
  • Added loop playback feature.

Blackmagic URSA Viewfinder

  • Improved colorimetry for viewfinder.
  • Improved proximity sensor sensitivity.
  • Improved proximity sensor timeout settings.
  • Improved frame guide appearance.
  • Added support for URSA Mini OS metadata settings.
  • Added support for new frame guides, safe area guides and grids.
  • Added menu items for configuring overlay settings.

Click here to learn more and download the Camera 4.0 Update Public Beta.

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