An interview from the 2015 Cine Gear LA Expo at Paramount Studios with Tim Smith of Canon USA. Canon USA manufactures their Cinema EOS Line of compact, modular cameras designed specifically for cinematography applications, featuring Canon's unique Super 35mm CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC Image Processor, and 50Mbps 4:2:2 recording, in PL and EF-mount options.
In this interview Tim talks with us about a few of the latest updates to the Cinema EOS line, the Canon C300 Mark II, CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9, as well as their DP-V2410 4K Reference Monitor.
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is an evolutionary 2nd generation Cinema EOS 4K camera system with a wide range of new and improved features including 4K/2K/Full HD internal and external recording (including 4K RAW output) and a new 10-bit Canon Log 2 Gamma. This powerful new camera also features an expanded dynamic range of 15 stops, improved Dual Pixel CMOS Autofocus, innovative focus assist engineering and CFast recording technology. Redesigned with the help of user input, the EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera helps to deliver more creative flexibility for professional studio motion picture production applications, as well as independent productions, TV dramas, commercials, news features, sports and more.
The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera integrates a re-designed imaging system of advanced components. These include a newly developed 8.85 Megapixel Canon Super 35mm 16:9 CMOS image sensor that supports up to 4K (DCI) recording with a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2160 pixels and a high-speed readout for reduced rolling-shutter distortion. Working in concert with its dual Canon DIGIC DV5 image processors, data from the 4K sensor delivers Over-Sampling HD Processing for reduced-moiré 2K(DCI)/Full 1080-60p HD recording and Dual-Pixel CMOS Auto Focus with an expanded focusing area and Face Detection (in combination with Canon EF lenses).
The Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 ultra-telephoto zoom lens provides 4K performance for Super35mm large-format single-sensor cameras and accommodates either broadcast or cinema-style production due to its removable Digital Drive unit. Available in EF- or PL- mount versions, the lens delivering the world's longest focal length (75-1500mm with its built-in 1.5x extender) and highest (20x) magnification among super 35mm zoom lenses as of October 16, 2014. The lens is great for sports, nature documentaries, and other types of long-zoom field production, yet it's easy to carry, has a relatively compact form factor of only 16.3 inches in length, and a weight of just 14.6 lbs. It can be used with major brands of single-sensor Super35mm cameras and conforms to industry-standard camera-to-lens communication protocols including 12-pin serial communication (common to major broadcast camera brands) and Canon EOS technology.
The DP-V2410 4K Reference Display’s advanced gamut mapping technology supports the next-generation ITU-R BT.2020, and ACESproxy (ACES 1.0) as well as accurate color reproduction of DCI- P3 (SMPTE PR 431-2) digital cinema standard the ITU-R BT.709, EBU, and SMPTE-C broadcast standards. The display can also de-bayer live 4K RAW video from the EOS C500 and EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema cameras, and supports 4K ACESproxy (ACES 1.0) to help maintain desired "looks" throughout the entire workflow process. Convenient on-screen display functions provide a range of shooting assistance tools, including Cinema EOS camera information, a waveform monitor, a vector scope, audio-level metering, and more.
For more information please visit: www.USA.Canon.com