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Canon EOS C500 Slow Motion Test Videos (120 fps)

Palladium from Magnanimous Media

The guys at Magnanimous Media made some slow motion tests with the Canon EOS C500. Using two Convergent Designs Gemini 444 Recorder they were able to activate the 120 fps functionally of the Canon EOS C500. The video above, named Palladium, is one of the two test video they produced. Overview and setup after the break.

Palladium is the result of a collaboration with fashion photographer Billy Rood. We tested the Canon C500 at 4K Half Raw 120fps with two Convergent Designs Gemini 444 recorders, this is the result.

Captured to two Gemini 444 recorders at 120fps in 4K Half Raw (RMF) 4096×1080 in a 59.94p timebase. The 4K Half Raw was then transcoded to 4K DPX 10-bit in Canon Raw Development software, which debayered it to 4096×2160 in a 59.94p timebase. Pomfort DPX Header Editor was used to edit the DPX file header to a 23.976p timebase. Proxies were then generated from Da Vinci Resolve for an offline edit. The footage was conformed in Da Vinci Resolve for final color and delivery.

They documented the whole setup in two behind the scenes videos (see below). The Canon EOS C500 is currently $3000 off the list price and sells for $22,999 at B&H.


Canon EOS C500 specs:

  • 4K RAW (4096 x 2160) Output
  • EF Lens Mount for Broad Compatibility
  • 8.8 Mp Super 35mm-Size CMOS Sensor
  • Also Puts Out 2K, Quad HD & Full HD
  • 2x 3G-SDI Outputs
  • 50 Mb/s Proxy HD Recording to CF Card
  • 10-Bit 4K RAW at Up to 60p
  • 10-Bit 4K Half RAW at Up to 120p
  • 12-Bit 2K 4:4:4 Signal at Up to 60p
  • Canon Log Gamma


C500 Menu Simulator

Canon EOS C500

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