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Canon Introduces the Full Frame 5.9K C500 Mark II at IBC 2019
Added on 9/18/2019
An interview from the 2019 International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam with Paul Atkinson of Canon Europe. In this interview we talk with Paul Atkinson about the recently announced 5.9K EOS C500 Mark II.
The Canon EOS C500 Mark II 5.9K Full-Frame Camera Body is part of the Cinema EOS lineup of cameras, and it features a full-frame CMOS sensor with an effective 18.69MP resolution. This allows it to feature a 5.9K output in full frame, and crop (window) the sensor for Super 35 and Super 16 frame sizes while maintaining a high resolution. The C500 Mark II comes with a Canon EF mount and features an interchangeable lens mount system, allowing you to swap out the mount in the field for an optional Cinema Locking EF or PL mount, thus greatly expanding the amount of glass you can use with the camera. The sensor features over 15 stops of dynamic range and Dual Pixel autofocus support, and the camera uses a DIGIC DV 7 chip for image processing.
The camera internally records raw using the Canon Cinema RAW Light codec in 12- or 10-bit, or you can capture using the XF-AVC codec in 10-bit. Internal recording is done to CFexpress cards via two CFexpress card slots. 8-bit proxy recording in the XF-AVC codes, as well as JPEGs, can be captured onto an SD card via the built-in SD card slot. Supporting a variety of gamma settings including Canon Log 2 and Log 3, as well as supporting a variety of color gamuts including Cinema BT.2020, DCI-P3, and legacy BT.709. LUT importing is supported of course. The camera supports four channels of 24-bit, 48 kHz linear PCM audio recording.
The EOS C500 Mark II uses a newly developed DIGIC DV 7 Image Processor that takes the extensive RAW information captured from the 5.9K imaging sensor and processes it for output. DiG!C is also the engine behind features such as high frame rate recording, Dual Pixel Auto Focus, Cinema Raw Light Recording, HDR(PQ and HLG) output, electronic image stabilization, proxy recording and oversampling 5.9K processing.
The EOS C500 Mark II ships with an EF Mount that can be user swapped to an optional Locking EF (EF-C) or PL mount. Each mount swaps easily by simply removing four M3 hex screws. A shim set is provided with each mount kit in order to adjust back focus for the precision in focusing accuracy that professionals rely on.
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