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Cutting-edge Canon kit to launch at IBC 2019

The Canon EOS C500 Mark II packs a 5.9K Full Frame sensor into a newly developed compact Cinema EOS System body.

In keeping with its track record of being at the forefront of video technology, Canon has announced three exciting new products: a new Cinema EOS System camera, a 4K broadcast zoom lens and a 31-inch 4K HDR professional reference display.

They will be unveiled for the first time at the International Broadcasting Convention, IBC 2019, which is being held at RAI Amsterdam in the Netherlands from Friday 13 to Tuesday 17 September.

Here’s a sneak preview of the new kit on show at the Canon stand at IBC 2019.

Canon EOS C500 MARK II camera.
In addition to the standard PL mount, the EOS C500 Mark II provides support for user interchangeable lens mounts for different project requirements, including an EF Cinema Lock Mount.

1. Canon EOS C500 Mark II: a new-generation Cinema EOS System

The much-anticipated Canon EOS C500 Mark II is a new-generation Cinema EOS System camera which incorporates a 5.9K Full Frame sensor in its newly-developed, compact and lightweight (1,750g) body. Gimbals and handheld rigs can be comfortably attached, making it suitable for a variety of shooting conditions.

The 5.9K Full Frame sensor produces an immersive, cinematic look combined with faithful colour reproduction and smooth skin tones. It also delivers an impressive 15+ stop latitude with a wide colour space, making it ideal for High Dynamic Range productions. It supports high frame rate recordings up to a maximum 50/60fps at 5.9K or 120fps in 2K.

The camera incorporates the newly developed DIGIC DV 7 image processor, which enables Cinema RAW Light recording with 5.9K resolution as well as Canon’s XF-AVC format in 4K 4:2:2 10-bit onto CFexpress cards.

Canon EOS C500 MARK II with full kit EU-V2 and CN-E30-300mm lens.
Optional Extension Units EU-V1, EU-V2 (as shown) and EVF-V50 offer a flexible modular design and configuration capability to cater for a variety of production requirements.
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The Canon EOS C500 Mark II is also the first Cinema EOS System camera to feature Electronic Image Stabilization (IS) within the camera body, which supports 5-axis camera shake correction.

At the same time, Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology offers high-speed Continuous AF, controlled via the 4.3-inch LCD touch screen monitor.

Canon CJ15EX4.3B lens.
Capture stunning 4K broadcast footage with the exceptionally compact, superbly versatile UHDxs range Canon CJ15EX4.3B zoom lens.

2. Canon CJ15EX4.3B: versatile broadcast zoom lens

The new Canon CJ15EX4.3B is a compact, lightweight 15x broadcast zoom lens that enables the user to shoot outstanding 4K footage in all situations.

This versatile UHDxs range zoom lens offers exceptional wide-angle flexibility as well as an impressive telephoto reach that makes it suitable for news, sport and studio environments.

It has a focal length of 4.3-65mm, but its built-in 2x extender increases the total focal length to 8.6-130mm. The maximum aperture through the zoom range is f/1.8-f/3.6.

The lens offers 4K resolution from the centre of the image to the outer edges as well as outstanding optical performance thanks to its Canon-developed Air Sphere Coating (ASC). This hybrid coating reduces internal reflections and effectively slows down light gradually before it passes through the lens, which enhances image quality.

Canon DP-V3120 31-inch 4K HDR Professional Reference Display.
The Canon DP-V3120 is a 31-inch 4K HDR Professional Reference Display with exceptional accuracy and consistency, plus extensive HDR monitoring assist functions.
Detail of the four 12G-SDI interface terminals on the rear of the Canon DP-V3120.
With four 12G-SDI interface terminals, the Canon DP-V3120 can handle multiple 4K signals and provide a 4-screen split view, among other display options.

3. Canon DP-V3120: 4K HDR Professional Reference Display

Canon DP-V3120 is a 31-inch 4K HDR Professional Reference Display providing industry-leading 2,000 cd/m² of full-screen brightness and 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio with exceptional accuracy and consistency. It offers extensive High Dynamic Range monitoring assist functions and great flexibility for creating exceptional HDR content.

Cinema RAW Light explained

Cinema RAW Light explained

Find out about the advantages of filming in Cinema RAW Light, which ensures optimum control over picture quality and enables greater flexibility in post-production.

Its cutting-edge backlight system uses a full-screen sensor array to monitor the backlight performance, while an intelligent auto correction technology maintains and adjusts image accuracy.

Meanwhile, a precise LED control algorithm and advanced image processing ensures the display offers accurate reproduction of shadow detail and brighter highlights.

It also has four 12G-SDI interface terminals, so the display can handle multiple 4K signals, providing a 4-screen split view, single 4K image, or even a single 8K image (displayed in 4K).

The display incorporates a newly-designed cooling mechanism which operates quietly while maintaining a high continuous luminance level, making it ideal for use in grading suites.

Canon’s IBC stand can be found in Hall 12, stand D60, at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, 13-17 September 2019.

Skrevet av David Clark


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