Canon USA announced an expansion to their Compact-Servo Lens Line in a press release this morning, the CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S. The new Compact-Servo 70-200mm lens covers a popular zoom range that is a near-ubiquitous production staple. This 4K Cinema Zoom Lens is parfocal with a constant aperture of T4.4 (F4) across its zoom range. It sports a 9-blade iris that creates round highlights as apposed to starbursts, and features both manual & autofocus modes.
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
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The Canon C100 Mark II is now in stock at Texas Media Systems.
Sony announced the PXW-Z450 4K 2/3” camera pricing this weekend at $27,100 with a December 2016 ETA.
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.
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:
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!