Canon C70 Approved for NETFLIX

The Streaming giant has added another budget friendly camera to its approved camera list. 

 While using a Netflix approved camera on your next project won’t guarantee that it will be picked up for distribution on the site, it is still a large boon when shopping your project around for distribution. 

The C70 is Canon’s newest cinema EOS offering and manages to pack a bevy of fantastic features into a small and relatively affordable package.

The camera uses a super 35 Dual Gain output sensor to capture 4K 120p/ 2k 180p HDR footage in a variety of formats including Canon Log 2, 3, PQ & HLG Recording.

The camera has an RF mount but through the use of Canon’s current line of photo EF-RF adaptors can be used with all the EF glass you already own. It uses the same BP series batteries common to Canon’s other cinema cameras, but unlike some of the higher end Cinema EOS options, the C70 records to high performance SD cards. 

Whether you’re a fresh filmmaker looking to embiggen your career by pitching projects to Netflix or you’re a seasoned producer who needs a solid B camera, The Canon C70 is an exceptionally cromulent option. 

Netflix released this graphic showing the best settings on the C70 to use for their production pipeline.  

Check here to see Netfix’s list of other approved cameras. 

The Canon C70 is Here!

It may have taken them a while to join the mirrorless party, but with the release of the Canon EOS C70 you’d be hard pressed to argue that it wasn’t worth the wait. 

The new camera is another strong addition to Canon’s already legendary Cinema EOS line, and represents an interesting synthesis of features from the Cinema EOS line and its newer EOS R mirrorless cameras. 

To call a spade a spade here, the EOS C70 looks a bit like an EOS R body with Cinema EOS parts Frankenstein-ed onto it. It’s not until you look at the features that you realize ‘Yeah that’s pretty much exactly what it is’; A small and compact body with a plethora of pro level video features packed into it.  

The camera features: 

  • Canon Super 35mm Dual Gain Output (DGO) Sensor, 16+ stops of TotalDynamic Range
  • DIG!C DV7 Image Processor
  • Canon Log 2, 3,PQ, HLGRecording
  • Built inND filtersystem(2/4/6/8/10 stops)
  • Time Code Terminal(BNC)
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, EOS iTRAF X,Dual Pixel Focus Guide
  • Electronic Image Stabilization with Combination IS
  • Auto ISO/Gain Control
  • RC-V100 Remote Control Support
  • Dual SD Card Slotswith Various RecordingOptions
  • AND MORE, but we’ll get into those in more detail later. 

The Canon EOS C70 is an absolute monster of a camera that offers exceptional image quality and professional video features in a compact and mobile form factor, perfect for documentary, newsgathering, and corporate videos. It’s new RF gives you access to a slew of new glass while still maintaining backwards compatibility and extra features through the use of an adaptor.  The dual gain output sensor and the DIG!C image processor enable a variety of features to make pumping out amazing footage in a a bevy of different formats out as easy as possible. Overall it looks to be a heavy hitting video camera priced to compete with a crossover DSLM cameras. 

Canon C300 Mark III or C500 Mark II R5 Lease Rates!

We have a couple of C300 Mark III/R5 and C500 Mark II/R5 Camera Bundles Available down here in Austin!

Whether you need the perfect A and B cam for a doc, you’re a DP who dabbles in stills on the side, or you just plain like good deals a C300 Mark III/ C500 Mark II and R5 bundle may be right for you! 

ETA on Canon R5 camera Body only orders is 30+ days.

0% 24m and 1.99% 36m Lease Promos are available on most of the Canon Cinema EOS Main Model Items.

If you bundle Canon Photo products, like the R5 Camera Body, Canon will offer the Cinema EOS promo rate on the bundled Canon Photo item or accessories.

Apply Online: https://texasmediasystems.com/leasing/

C300 Mark III/ R5 bundle

Canon C300 Mark III Camera $10,999
+
Canon EOS R5 Body $2899


= $14,898

$621 @ 0% 24m
$427 @1.99% 36m
$379 48m
$310 60m

C500 Mark II/ R5 Bundle

Canon C500 Mark II Body + Sandisk 512 GB CFexpress Card $15,999
+
Canon EOS R5 Body $3899

= $19898

$830 @ 0% 24m
$570 @ 1.99% 36m
$508 48m
$414 60m

*Estimated Monthly Payments Do Not Include Taxes or Insurance

New Battery Plate Brings Added Functionality to C500 Mark II and C300 Mark III Cameras

As any videographer will tell you, with the rate of technological advancement a new camera can become outdated within a year or two of its initial release, but good glass is a lifetime investment. One other long-term investment that gets its due much less frequently are batteries. 

A career’s worth of batteries can represent thousands of dollars. Thousands of dollars that can become valueless if you decide to switch to a different camera system. Because of this, many shooters turn to V-mount or Gold Mount batteries for a truly brand agnostic power solution. However powering off these batteries can sometimes entail kludge-y rigs with wires hanging every which way and nothing but Velcro and hope holding 3lbs battery bricks in place. 

Enter the Full Frame Camera Co V-mount Plate for C500 Mark II and C300 Mark III. A high quality way to bring your old collection of batteries to your brand new Cinema EOS camera. 

Our story begins with the founder of UK based Full Frame Camera Corporation: Alex Stone. Upon receiving his Canon C500 Mark II and realizing that the OEM solution to power the camera from V-Mounts, the EU-V2 Expansion Unit, was on back order he simply decided to make his own instead of waiting around.  

The V-mount plate is manufactured in small batches and is compatible with Canon C500 Mark II and C300 Mark III cameras. A Gold-mount option has been introduced as well, if that’s more your flavor. 

The Compact V-Mount plate is machined from aluminium (Ah-loo-mini-um if wish to pronounce it in the manufacture’s native tongue), attaches to the camera via two captive M4 bolts and powers the camera via a low profile right angle xlr connector. 

The plate features one D-tap port for supplying 10A to any other accessories on your rig. The port is located on the side of the plate at an angle so that all the rear buttons and SDI outputs are still accessible. 

An additional feature of the plate is that in its default mounting position the Canon A60 battery slot is unobstructed, which allows you to hot swap batteries. 

The plate is compatible with any V-mount battery and can be mounted in a lower position for a more streamlined setup (if you are using taller V-mount batteries). One drawback of this though is that in this position, the plate blocks the A60 slot making the aforementioned hot swapping impossible. 

If you are looking for robust and relatively inexpensive way to take all your old V-Mount batteries to your brand new Cinema EOS camera the Full Frame Camera Co. Compact V-Mount plate is the solution for you!

The plate has dimensions of 60 x 95.3 x 29.3mm (2.36″ x 3.75″ x  1.15″) and weighs 256g

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Update! If C500 MarkII bundled CFexpress has issues

Some SanDisk CFexpress card readers bundled with C500 MarkII kits have been experiencing issues properly seating cards, making transferring data impossible. Canon and SanDisk are aware of this problem and are working towards a solution.

Read this notice for more information from Canon

Read this notice for more information from SanDisk

If you are experiencing issues with your own card reader contact SanDisk customer support

Wrapping rubber bands around the reader to hold the card in the reader has been found to work in a pinch.

Fujinon Zooms Instant Rebate Extended!

Instant rebates on select Fujinon Zoom lenses have been extended until March 31st!!!

Fujinon has new discounts available on the Cabrio XK6x20 20-120mm PL Lens and MK lenses below.

0% 24 Month Lease to Own Financing is also available on almost all Fujinon lenses and bundles.  

Estimated Lease Payments do not include insurance and local taxes.

Longer and Shorter Lease Terms are available from 12 to 60 Months.

IRS Section 179 Tax Deductions for 2019 can be taken on your Taxes if the lease is written before Dec 31 2019.

Fujinon MK 18-55mm zoom and MK 50-135 zoom instant rebate valid now through March 31st!

Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 for Sony E mount

 $3,799.00
-$500 instant rebate

$3,299.00

Fujinon MK 50-135mm T2.9 for Sony E mount

 $3,999.00
-$500 instant rebate

$3,499.00

Fujinon MK 18-55mm T2.9 for Sony E mount
          +
Fujinon MK 50-135 T2.9 for Sony E mount

 $3,799.00
 $3,999.00
-$1,400 instant rebate

$6,398.00

Fujinon 20-120mm T3.5 Cabrio Cinema Zoom instant savings valid now through March 31st!

Fujinon XK6X20 20-120mm T3.5 Cabrio Cinema Zoom Lens PL mount

 $13,499.00
-$2,500 instant rebate

$10,999.00

Canon C500 Mark II captures Jaguar Luxury

Recently Canon Europe interviewed filmmaker Brett Danton after he used Canon’s new C500 Mark II to shoot a commercial for Jaguar to promote their new luxury SUV. 

Here are some of the advantages he found while using the camera.

Brett was a convert to the Full-Frame shooting capabilities of the Canon C700 FF. The large sensor mated to fast prime lenses at wide apertures – aided by built-in ND filters for exposure control, provided a unique look that Brett trusts for prestige brands. 

 The new Canon C500 Mark II shares the same 5.9K sensor as the C700 FF, with the added benefit of being able to record Cinema RAW Light internally to dual CFexpress cards and recording Canon XF-AVC with 2K 4:2:0 8-bit simultaneously to an SD card to use as a proxy. 

Brett relies on the flexibility of the Cinema RAW Light codec to be able to dial in a precise look in post to satisfy discerning clients. “Jaguar has a very specific list of cameras it will allow its commercials to be shot on, and it doesn’t want silver cars to look grey. I had to get everything right first time.” said Brett. 

The small form factor and modular nature of the C500 Mark II provided other advantages over its larger counterpart the C700 FF. The C500 Mark II could be rigged up with monitors, follow focus rigs, the whole shabang to make it a decked out cinema camera, or stripped back to make it as light and compact as possible for use on a drone or gimbal.  

For the Jaguar shoot the C500 Mark II was attached to a Russian Arm mounted to the top of a separate Jagaur  F-PACE to get chase shots of the ‘hero’ car. The camera was also used in a Ronin 2 gimbal and flown up in a drone to get more dynamic images as the F-PACE zoomed through the Spanish mountains. 

Another distinct advantage of the C500 Mark II is its user swap-able lens mount. For the Jaguar commercial Brett used Canon Sumire Prime lenses. “The Sumire Primes bring a filmic feel and give nice flares. Using a Sumire to shoot the car coming towards you at dusk with its headlights on softens the image. The highlights on the metalwork gleam and there are flares from the headlights – just what I wanted.” Brett explained. 

Brett did not have a full kit of Sumire Primes on set so for the drone shots he had to use a Canon CN-E14mm T3.1. The CN-E14mm had an EF mount instead of the PL mount of the Sumires. In a matter of minutes the crew was able to swap the cameras mount from PL to EF and keep on trucking. 

The benefits of this system became even more apparent when Brett swapped onto some of Canon’s super-telephoto prime lenses, the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 IS II USM and the EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM. The advantage of this interchangeability is that you are able to use canon stills glass on the C500 Mark II while maintaining auto-focus functionality. 

Here’s a video that goes into more detail about the swap-able lens mounts:

 “It was amazing,” Brett says. “We were tracking the cars charging up mountains and the autofocus just kept everything sharp. I don’t care how good a focus puller you are, if you’re using a 300mm or 600mm lens wide open, it’s a hard thing to get right – especially on a full-frame sensor.”

The C500 Mark II also supports face detect AF. Brett noted that  “The C500 Mark II doesn’t suddenly stop focusing when the shot is sharp; the focus has a roll-off which gives it a more traditional look, like a focus puller feel. You can really notice it – it just makes it look right.”

With a quick turnaround on the commercial Brett was able to wow the clients with just a quick color grade and LUT. The footage he was able to pull out of the camera exceeded all of his expectations. 

“I shot everything in 5.9K as I wanted to see it on a big screen, and taking it down to 4K cleans it all up. The dynamic range is crazy, over 15 stops for sure. Filming in Cinema RAW Light, I shot at the base of ISO800 the entire time and in the edit added no noise reduction, yet I can’t see any noise at all. The camera performed and made my life easy.”

Brett came away from the shoot thoroughly impressed with the C500 Mark II’s capabilities and versatility.  

“The C500 Mark II has the same sensor as the C700 FF, so there’s consistent quality,” he says. “You can build the camera to the shape you need to make it work for that particular environment. I’d use the C500 Mark II for 90% of my work now and go to the C700 FF with its RAW recorder for SFX work when I need to pull out every last bit of data if the post house requests it, or if I need more choices on SDI output to send more signals out on set.

“The C500 Mark II is a camera I would now happily use for everything, either on its own or with the C700 FF – everything matches up beautifully.”

Quasar Science Battery Light Kit Price Reductions

Some of the most versatile video kits on the market, these price reductions make Quasar’s 3X1 and 3X3 kits even more of a no-brainer for any videographer.

Don’t miss this chance to pick up a great set of lights that are perfect for anything from sit down interviews to run and gun guerrilla shoots. 

3X1 Kit Includes:

1 – Q20LS 24″ Q-Lion Battery LEDs
1 – Q10LS 12″ Q-Lion Battery LEDs
1 – Q5LS 5″ Q-Lion Battery LEDs
3 – Single Chargers
3 – Battery LED Baby Pins
1 – Custom Case and Foam

3X3 Kit Includes:

(3) Q20W3056S 24″ Q-Lion Battery Bi-Color LED Lights
(3) Q10W3056S 12″ Q-Lion Battery Bi-Color LED Lights
(3) Q5W3056S 7″ Q-Lion Battery Bi-Color LED Lights
(2) QC30MC2 Q-Lion 3.0 Multi-Charger
(9) QLionQC3ChrgCab US Single Chargers with Micro USB Cables
(9) QAAP 3/8″ Battery LED Baby Pins
(1) CASE-3x3SKB-F Custom SKB Case and Foam

Introducing the Canon C500 Mark II

Canon representatives Stephen Olsen and Mike Edwards will be in the shop to tell us all about the new Canon C500 Mark II.

Come by the showroom at 4311 Medical Parkway. Austin, TX 78756 on Wednesday October 30th at 1-4pm as we unveil the new Canon C500 Mark II. Limited amount of give away t-shirts from Canon will be available, first come first served.

To RSVP, click on the following link: https://www.facebook.com/events/400413033982468/

Canon 500 Mark II T-Shirts have arrived and are looking good! Come by the show on October 30th 1-4 PM to get yours before they are all gone!