Canon U.S.A. Hosts Live Production Environments, Hands-On Demos, Education and Workflow Presentations at NAB 2017

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Canon press release:

Canon’s EOS C700 Cinema Camera and New COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm Lens Among Equipment and Demonstrations On Display

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2017 – At the 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase its line of professional 4K and high-definition imaging equipment for motion pictures, television production, video content creation, and still photography at booth C4325. The Canon booth at NAB 2017 will feature demonstrations and highlight scenarios which showcase the breadth of Canon imaging equipment in a variety of live production and filmmaking environments. From stadiums to studios, houses of worship to on-location breaking news, Canon will demonstrate its wide variety of cameras, lenses, reference displays, and projectors in various manners of production scenarios.

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Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System deal – $94.95 (reg. $189.95)

Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System Deal – $94.95 (reg. $189.95)
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Canon announce CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S Cinema lens

Canon Announce CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S Cinema Lens

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Canon press release:

Canon Adds Versatility to Family of High-Quality, Affordable Compact-Servo Lenses with New 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens

New Lens Features 4K Optical Performance, Servo Drive Unit, Image Stabilization, Autofocus and Auto Iris Functions*, Ideal for ENG, Documentary, and Budding Filmmakers

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce today the new COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens (model name CN-E 70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S), a compact and lightweight 4K lens constructed for users that demand versatility and portability. A bridge between traditional Canon EF lenses and CN-E cinema lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm can be ideal for filmmakers and documentary shooters who want the control and quality of cinema optics with the lightweight, compact design and features of Canon’s EF lenses.

The second in a new class of Canon lenses, the COMPACT-SERVO 70-200mm Telephoto Zoom Lens is a cinema-style lens that includes a servo drive unit as a standard feature. Additionally, the lens incorporates Image Stabilization, Autofocus, and Auto Iris functionality*, three extremely useful features not commonly found in cinema lenses, but are popular in EF lenses. The lens also provides high image quality that supports 4K image productions and was designed to be utilized in a variety of shooting styles including, hand-held, shoulder mounted, and tripod mounted.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV gets C-Log update, costs you $99

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Gets C-Log Update, Costs You $99

The rumored update for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV is here, and as it turns out most of the rumored, mouth-watering features supposed to come with this update were a well made hoax. The EOS 5D Mark IV gets C-Log, and Canon wants you to pay $99 for the firmware update. And you have to send in your camera.

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Announces Canon Log Feature Upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV Camera

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 20, 2017 – In a move to help meet the demands of professional filmmakers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the availability of a feature upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR camera that will add the ability to record with Canon Log. With this upgrade, the EOS 5D Mark IV can achieve a cinematic look similar to what can be achieved using Cinema EOS cameras, allowing it to serve as a second camera on a Cinema EOS shoot or to stand alone as a cinema camera. Current EOS 5D Mark IV camera owners can have the Canon Log feature upgrade installed for $99 at any of the Canon service centers across the U.S. starting in July. The camera will also be available for sale (body only) with the feature upgrade pre-installed starting in July, with an estimated retail price of $3,599.00*.
Canon Log uses the image sensor’s characteristics in a way that allows for a wide dynamic range, minimal loss of detail in shadows and highlight areas and an increased range of choices when color grading. Color grading options available with Canon Log include optimized color saturation, accurate colors with minor color bias, visual continuity and accurate skin tones.

Canon Log also works with and complements several EOS 5D Mark IV camera features including 4K shooting, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, high speed 119.9p shooting in HD and 59.94p shooting in Full HD. Additional features include Movie Servo AF allowing the camera to focus on a subject even when the shutter button is not used, the ability to register custom shooting modes in Canon Log and movie shooting in Canon Log on a compatible iOS® or Android™ device using the free Canon Camera Connect app1.

To learn more about the feature upgrade and how to get it installed, please visit usa.canon.com/canonlog5d4.

The EOS 5D Mark IV camera with Canon Log will be shown at the NAB show in Las Vegas, NV, April 24-27, in the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Booth #C4325 in the Central Hall of the LVCC. Follow Canon throughout the show on Instagram at @CanonUSA and Twitter at @CanonUSApro.

Canon likely to double profit thanks to Toshiba acquisition, report

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Canon’s acquisition of Toshiba Medical System said to contribute by 70% to the gain.

Nikkei Asian Review reports:

TOKYO — Canon probably saw its group operating profit roughly double on the year in the January-March quarter to about 80 billion yen ($733 million), thanks to successful acquisitions and strong overseas sales of cameras and printers.

Sales apparently grew 20% to just over 950 billion yen. Official quarterly results are due out Wednesday.
Toshiba Medical Systems, which Canon bought last year for 665.5 billion yen, is believed to be responsible for about 70% of the profit boost. Past acquisitions, including commercial printer and surveillance camera makers in Europe, probably also posted strong results.
Read the report at Nikkei.

Canon celebrates 23rd straight year of Technical Image Press Association awards

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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

Canon press release:

TOKYO, April 19, 2017—Two Canon cameras and one Canon lens have been recognized with “Best Photo and Imaging Product” awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 30 photo and imaging magazines from 15 countries across five continents. The three award winners are: the EOS 5D Mark IV digital SLR (DSLR) camera for advanced-amateur users, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM standard zoom lens for advanced-amateur users and the XC15 professional 4K video camcorder. These Canon products were highly rated for meeting the diverse still shooting and video production needs of professional and advanced-amateur users.

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