New Lumix Full Frame Mirrorless Camera!

In what seems like the endless stream of Full-Frame Mirrorless camera announcements this summer a new contender has just entered the ring!

Exciting New Specs

Earlier today at Photokina Panasonic announced the Lumix S1 and S1R. Similar to Sony and Nikon’s recent offerings the new Lumix camera will come in two flavors. The S1 will feature 24 megapixel resolution and the slightly up-spec’d  S1R will have 47 megapixel resolution.

Other key spec’s that Panasonic is touting for the camera is it’s dual image stabilization, 3-axis tilty-flippy LCD screen, Dual XQD/SD card slots, 100% weather sealing and of all things resistance to low temperatures (Panasonic appears to be trying to shake Canon and Nikon’s strangle hold on the nature and adventure photographer market).

One last feature that the New Lumix will feature is 4K 60p recording (50p for all you PAL folks). The S series is the first, and so far only, full-frame mirrorless to feature 4K 60p recording. THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!

New Collaborative Mount

Panasonic will also be introducing a new mount to go along with the new cameras. The L-mount is relatively new product of a collaboration between Leica, Sigma and Panasonic. The mount is 51.6mm in diameter and has a 20mm flange distance. The new specs puts it squarely between Sony’s E mount and the new Nikon Z and Canon RF mounts in terms of size and ability to use adapters.

Outside of 4K 60p recording  and 24/47MP sensors not many other details have been released about the new camera’s features. Given the camera’s Lumix lineage it’s safe to assume that the S1 and S1R will have similar max shutter speed and other video modes to the GH5.

Exact Release date and Pricing TBA

Panasonic has announced that the S1 and S1R will be released in early 2019.

Pricing for the camera has not been announced. Going by the competition it is safe to assume the bodies will be around $2000 for the S1 and $3000 for the S1R.

They did not confirm any lenses that will be releasing with the cameras. However, they did announce a commitment to expand the lineup of S-series compatible lenses to more than 10 by 2020. They mentioned 3 lenses in this expanded lineup specifically.

So far a 50mm f1.4, a 24-105mm, and a 70-200mm lens were included in the press release. (No max aperture for the 24-105 and the 70-200 were announced.) Based on some of the photos used during the Photokina presentation, it is safe to assume that these lenses will be released with S1 and S1R. The 24-105mm will likely be a kit option.

Currently, the only L-mount lenses are from Leica. They have 11 full-frame L-mount lenses in production at the time of writing.

Final Thoughts

With Panasonic entering the game it is now undeniable that full-frame mirrorless is (or at least will soon become) the new standard in Photography. Panasonic has lead the way in introducing rock solid video performance in a small package with it’s Lumix GH series cameras.

It’s too soon to say if there will be any major video improvements over the GH5 and GH5s, but the introduction of a full-frame sensor will make the new cameras much more appealing to crossover shooters.

Without official confirmation on pricing and a few other key video features (looking at you 4:2:2 10bit internal) it’s hard to tell how these will stack up against the A7iii and A7riii. If the S1 and S1R come in within a few hundred dollars of the current A7 series lineup, Panasonic will be rocking Sony’s full-frame boat pretty hard.

Overall the Lumix S1 and S1R pack a lot of great features into a single camera which will make Panasonic an increasingly viable alternative for professional photographers who want to switch to mirrorless and videographers who need rock solid video in a full-frame package.

 

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Canon C200 & C200B Training Videos

Canon C200 & C200B Video Training Series:

Jem Schofield Canon C200

Camera Overview

Host Jem Schofield gives an overview of the Canon C200 and C200B digital cinema camera systems. This episode explains the differences and similarities of the two models, takes a look at the design features, external accessories, sensor, processors, recording capabilities, touchscreen LCD, electronic viewfinder, inputs and outputs. Get familiar with the location and functions of the camera’s buttons, dials and controls.

Setting Up for Shooting – Part 1

In this episode, host Jem Schofield explains the Function (FUNC) button controls, examining White Balance, Iris and Shutter control, and the options when adjusting white balance, shutter, gain and aperture to achieve great results.

Setting Up for Shooting – Part 2

Explore some of the key Menu features and how to set up the Menu for your projects. Host Jem Schofield looks at buttons, dials and switches, activating LUTs, saving and loading camera settings, time code, video outputs, assignable buttons, the Status menu, My Menu features, and more.

Audio Setup

Host Jem Schofield explains the audio recording and monitoring capabilities of the Canon EOS C200 and C200B cameras. He walks you through setting up either 2-channel or 4-channel recording, and shows how to adjust and monitor the microphone levels using the Mic terminal, XLR inputs and camera body microphone.

Shooting with the Camera

In this video, host Jem Schofield demonstrates strategies for shooting with the Canon EOS C200 and C200B for best results. He goes in-depth about shooting with the cameras including the Focus Guide, focus assistance functions, recording formats (Cinema RAW Light/MP4), Color Space, Gamma and Custom Pictures/HDR settings, HDR/LUT options, exposure recommendations using the waveform, proxy recording, and more.

Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus Features

In this video, host Jem Schofield demonstrates the key features of Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus and touchscreen control of autofocus to get you ready for shooting with this important camera option.

Special Recording Modes & Browser Remote

Take a close look at Special Recoding Modes and explore the options for remote control operation of Canon’s EOS C200 and C200B camera systems. Host Jem Schofield takes a close look at slow motion recording options based upon recording format. Also, look at how to remotely operate the cameras when they are out of reach by using the Browser Remote feature and a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Cinema RAW Light & Post Production

Host Jem Schofield is joined by post-production experts Loren Simons and Nicholas Recano to explore the best practices for working with Cinema RAW Light in a variety of post-production workflows including Cinema RAW Development software, BlackMagic Design DaVinci Resolve, and Avid Media Composer. Also, visit Canon Burbank’s DI Suite to examine at the intricacies of finishing a project with an OpenEXR/Aces finish using SGO’s Mistika color grading and finishing system.

CANON C200 DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA 4K RAW INTERNAL – 2215C002 $7499

CANON C200B DIGITAL CINEMA CAMERA BODY W/O EVF – 2216C002 $5999

CANON C200B COMPLETE:

C200B + GR-V1 Grip, HDU-2 Handle, LM-V1 LCD, LA-V1 Attachment Unit, UN-5 Cable $7499

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Canon Announces C200 Triple Lens Kit

The Canon C200 Triple Lens Kit. Includes the 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens, the 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens, and the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens.
The Canon C200 Triple Lens Kit

Canon announced today that they are bringing the triple lens kit to the EOS C200. Much like the “Triple Lens” kits that accompanied the C100 AF and C100 Mark II in the past, this lens kit includes three of their latest lenses: the 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens, the 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens, and the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens. All three L-Series lenses share an f/2.8 aperture, and combined they fully cover an impressive focal range. These three lenses make this kit versatile and a great choice for filmmakers who are trying to get the most out of their gear.


Savings Over Purchasing Each Product Individually:
Canon C200 $7,499.00
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L III + $2,199.00
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II + $1,899.00
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II + $2,099.00
Canon C200 Triple Lens Kit $11,999.00
Cool Savings, Bro: = $1,697.00

The C200 Triple Lens Kit is priced at $11,999 and qualifies for Canon’s promotional financing program (0% for 24 months, 1.99% for 36 months). Canon expects to start shipping this kit at the end of 2017 — a fast approaching deadline! If you’re interested in this kit, you can always preorder online or with one of our sales associates. If you’re interested in financing this package for as low as $310/month, apply online in minutes with our online application for lease credit.

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The kit includes:

  • EOS C200 Body with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
  • EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
  • EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens
  • LCD Monitor
  • LCD Attachment
  • Camera grip
  • Handle Unit
  • Mic Holder
  • Eye-cup
  • Thumb Rest
  • Body Cap
  • Battery Pack BP-A30
  • Battery Charger CG-A20
  • AC Adapter CA-A10
  • Compact Power Adapter CA-CP200B
  • Measuring Hook
  • Shoulder Strap SS-1200

Canon also announced two different kits for the EOS C700: the EOS C700 MultiDyne 4K Kit and the EOS C700 MultiDyne HD kit. These kits expand the current C700 EF 19mm ARRI Pro Kit with either a 4K or 3G camera back and base station from MultiDyne. We’ll be posting more information on those kits as it becomes available.

Canon Announces C200 & C200B Cinema EOS Cameras

Canon USA announced an expansion to their Cinema EOS Line in a press release this morning, the EOS C200 and EOS C200B. We had a chance to get our hands on this camera before the announcement and made this video breaking down the major features and innovations:

The EOS C200 Digital Cinema Camera is a “ready-to- go” production camera that comes with a built-in electronic viewfinder and an array of accessories including a 4-inch touch screen LCD monitor, a versatile handle and ergonomic handgrip. The camera can record internal 4K RAW to a CFast™ 2.0 card in our new Cinema RAW Light format without compromising detail, as well as 4K UHD and Full HD in MP4 format to SD cards. The 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm CMOS sensor, 13 stops of dynamic range, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, full compatibility with Canon EF-mount lenses, and HDR capability help make the EOS C200 ideal for film, documentary and television production, corporate and event videography, and newsgathering.

The EOS C200B version comes as a standalone camera body, excluding the built-in electronic viewfinder, LCD monitor, handle and handgrip. This will allow the user the flexibility to customize the camera with a wide range of accessories to fit their specific needs. The EOS C200B’s smaller form factor allows it to be used in tighter spaces, and more easily attached to a gimbal or drone.

The back of the C200 compared to the C200B
The back of the C200 compared to the C200B

Canon’s announcement included the pricelist of $7,499.00 for the C200 and $5,999.00 for the EOS C200B models. Though Canon’s popular 0% Financing Promotion for its Cinema EOS Line has not yet been extended to include the C200 or C200B, even with standard financing you should be able to own one for under $200/month (either model). You can join our waitlist on each individual product page, or check out the press release or on the Canon website. Below is a video shot on the C200: From Dock to Dish.

New Canon Firmware Updates for C700 C100 & C100 Mark II Cinema EOS Cameras

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Note: Clicking on a heading link will take you directly to the firmware page for that model.

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

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sony PXW-Z150 now IN STOCK at Texas Media Systems!

Sony PXW-Z150

Sony’s new 4K handy camcorder, the PXW-Z150, is in stock now at Texas Media Systems! The Z150 packs a punch with tons of professional features tucked away inside a small, handheld form factor. This camera has it all: 4K image quality, 120fps HFR Full-HD slow-motion and built-in advanced networking for live streaming and wireless workflow.

The first of its kind to feature a 1.0 inch type stacked CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z150 outputs brighter, higher resolution images with more bokeh when capturing a shallow depth of field. Record 4K QFHD (3840×2160) using the advanced XAVC Long GOP 100Mbps codec for broadcast-quality footage. The PXW-Z150 incorporates an optical 12x zoom lens and features Sony’s Clear Image Zoom which doubles magnification to 18x when shooting in 4K QFHD. When filming in HD magnification almost triples to 24x.

Sony Z150 Camcorder

The PXW-Z150 can record 120fps Full-HD, allowing users to obtain cinematic-quality slow-motion shots. Utilize various professional workflows with the ability to record XAVC, AVC/H.264, AVCHD 2.0, and MPEG-4 formats. A built-in four position ND filter negates the need to carry around extra filters.

Built-in Wi-Fi allows for live streaming and FTP connection. Pair the PXW-Z150 to your smartphone or tablet and control the camera via Wi-Fi Remote.

Sony Z150 4K HD Camcorder

The Sony PXW-Z150 is in stock now at Texas Media Systems. Call or stop by and purchase yours today, or purchase one online from our store here!

Still not convinced? Check out some test footage of the PXW-Z150 below and experience the quality for yourself!

You can also rent the Sony PXW-Z150 from Texas Media Systems TODAY! Check out our rental catalog here for pricing.

 

Sony’s New 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Targets Broadcasters

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Targets Broadcasters

During NAB 2016 Sony announced the new XDCAM PXW-Z450, the world’s first 4K shoulder camcorder. Using a specially-developed Exmor R 4K 2/3-inch type CMOS sensor, the PXW-Z450 is perfect for a vast array of 4K productions. The camera combines enhanced weight balance and low power consumption with field production features necessary for broadcasters.

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450
The Sony PXW-Z450 features a built-in wireless module, embedded RJ-45 Ethernet 100B-T connector and Near Field Communication (NFC) function for simple Wireless LAN setup and operation via a smartphone or tablet with Sony’s Content Browser Mobile™ application.

The PXW-Z450 is capable of multi-format recording and captures QFHD (3840×2160) at 50p/59.94p, as well as an array of HD formats including XAVC Intra, XAVC Long GOP, MPEG HD 422 and MPEG HD 420. The camera accepts standard B4-mount lenses without the use of an adapter, making lens swapping easy and effortless.

Perfect for broadcast production and ENG freelance photographers, the PXW-Z450 supports pool feed functions (HD/SD-SDI), allowing broadcasters to record an external signal on an SxS card from another camera on-site without a portable deck. An “ONLINE button” allows users to transmit proxy clips or stream AV signals to other equipment connected on the network.

Sony 4K XDCAM PXW-Z450 Cameras
The PXW-Z450 supports a variety of Sony’s viewfinders, including the Full HD OLED HDVF-EL30 and HDVF-EL20.

Sony have yet to announce pricing for the PXW-Z450, which is said to be available by the end of 2016.

SONY PXW-Z450 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shooting in 4K and HD
  • Specially-developed 4K sensor for B4 lenses
  • Low power and ergonomic design
  • Excellent network connectivity

To learn more about the Sony XDCAM PXW-Z450, click here.

 

Sony Announces FS RAW Upgrade for PXW-FS5 (NOW AVAILABLE!)

Sony PXW-FS5 XDCAM Super 35 Camera System

Sony has released the CBKZ-FS5RIF $600 Update for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K that enables 2K and 4K RAW recording via the 3G SDI port out to a compatible recorder such as the Odyssey7Q+ or Atomos Shogun.

4K RAW output
The CBKZ-FS5RIF upgrade licence allows the PXW-FS5 to output 4K (4096×2160) RAW at 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p, 50p and 59.94p, recording to the AXS-R5 external recorder attached with the HXR-IFR5 interface unit (sold separately), or with a compatible recorder such as the Odyssey7Q+.

Simultaneous XAVC HD internal recording
While outputting 4K/2K RAW to the AXS-R5, it is possible to simultaneously record XAVC HD on SD memory cards in the camcorder’s internal dual media slots.

4K cached RAW output
Approximately 4 seconds of cached 4K RAW can be output at 100 or 120 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p.

Continuous high speed 2K RAW output
You can output continuous 2K RAW at 100, 120, 200 or 240 fps as 23.98p, 25p, 29.97p or 59.94p.

The CBKZ-FS5RIF RAW Update for the PXW-FS5 and PXW-FS5K requires Version 2.0 Firmware which is now available for download here. This update includes an auto ND function that changes the strength of the electronic ND filter so that exposure can be adjusted without effecting aperture of shutter speed values. There is also expanded zebra function and GPS capability. Firmware Version 2.0 is a free update.

Purchase the CBKZ-FS5RIF FS RAW Interface Upgrade License from Texas Media Systems!

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