Canon Announced New Flagship Field Zoom For 4K Broadcast Cameras

Canon

Canon press release:

Canon Announces New Flagship Field Zoom Lens for 4K Broadcast Cameras with a World-Leading 122x Zoom and Now Featuring Autofocus

MELVILLE, NY, April 12, 2022Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of the UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF, a new field zoom lens with autofocus for 2/3-inch sensor 4K broadcast cameras, featuring the world’s widest angle*, longest focal length* and largest zoom*. Along with the new lens, Canon will also release two new focus demand accessories – The Canon FDJ-S31 and FDJ-S41.

The UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF is Canon’s new flagship field zoom lens for 4K broadcast cameras, and the company’s first 4K broadcast lens to include built-in AF. With the addition of AF with superb high-speed and high-accuracy subject tracking, this new lens enables the capture of immersive, high-resolution video, thus meeting a wide range of needs at on-location 4K workspaces that demand extremely precise AF, such as sporting events, concerts and other indoor and outdoor events.

The DIGISUPER 100 AF (released in June 2006), Canon’s AF-enabled lens for HD broadcast cameras, garnered high praise from the broadcast market thanks to its high-performance phase-detect AF. The new UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF carries this legacy into the next generation with support for 4K video. The lens produces natural and smooth AF that can rapidly focus on subjects — even when initially far out of focus — as well as track fast-moving subjects while maintaining focus with high precision.

Canon’s new UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF features a zoom range of 8.2 mm at the wide end and 1,000 mm at the telephoto end — a 122x zoom ratio, the world’s most powerful zoom range for AF-equipped field zoom lenses for 2/3-inch sensor 4K broadcast cameras. In addition, the lens employs a built-in 2x extender that allows users to increase the zoom range two-fold, featuring a 16.4 mm focal length at the wide-angle end and a 2,000 mm focal length at the telephoto end.

Alongside the new lens, Canon will also release two new focus demand models for AF-equipped lenses used with HD or 4K broadcast cameras. The Canon FDJ-S31 and FDJ-S41 focus demand accessories enable focus control and provide a variety of powerful support capabilities, including the ability to switch between three sizes of AF frames, move the AF frame within the screen, AF mode switching, and three different focus curve modes.

Availability

The Canon UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF lens and Canon FDJ-S31 and FDJ-S41 focus demand accessories are all scheduled to be available in early July 2022.**

Canon will showcase its latest digital imaging solutions and products, including the new field zoom lens and focus demand accessories, at the NAB Show 2022 (Booth #C4432) in Las Vegas, April 24th-27th. For more information about the new lens, focus demand accessories, and Canon’s presence at the show please visit usa.canon.com.

Today Only: Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder – $999 (reg. $1599)

Canon XC10 4K

Only for today (12/6/2021) B&H Photo has a 38% discount on the Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder.

At a glance:

  • 1″ CMOS Sensor and DIGIC DV 5 Processor
  • UHD 4K at 29.97/23.98p
  • H.264 Recording in MXF Wrapper
  • Up to 305 Mb/s 4K, 50 Mb/s HD Recording
  • SDXC/SDHC and CFast Card Slots
  • HDMI Output, Supports 4K Monitoring
  • 10x Zoom / 8.9 to 89mm Focal Length
  • 100 to 20,000 ISO Range
  • Ergonomic Tilting Handgrip

Get the Canon XC10 4K Professional Camcorder on sale at $999. Compare at $1,599.

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Canon Announced A 4K/HDR Professional Reference Display, It’s $14,299 And It Has A Handle

4K/HDR

Canon announced a 4K/HDR professional reference display that will sell for $14,299. But it is portable ;-)

Canon press release:

Canon’s New DP-V1830 18.4-inch 4K/HDR Professional Reference Display Features Improved Blacks, Wide Color Gamut and Wider Viewing Angles

The New 4K/HDR Professional Reference Display is Ideal for Use Inside Broadcast Relay Vehicles, Sub-Control Rooms, and On-Set HDR Monitoring

MELVILLE, NY, December 1, 2021 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the DP-V1830, an 18.4-inch professional 4K reference display that features improved core components such as a high-quality display engine, a revamped set of high-resolution algorithms, new panels and a new backlighting system — all of which deliver an increase in image quality over previous Canon displays. Adhering to HDR standards1, the display features a compact and lightweight 18.4-inch panel that can be ideal for use in tight working spaces, including outside broadcast (ob) vans, sub-control rooms, and on-set production tents. The new reference display is poised to be a versatile tool for demanding industry professionals and can help support efficient workflows in a wide variety of working environments.

The display achieves a peak luminance of 1,000 cd/m2 for white luminance, which meets the parameters defined in ITU-R BT.2100 for HDR, as well as featuring an improved imaging engine. Compared to previous models, the display offers enhanced control over backlight illumination to better delineate dark and light portions of high contrast. With the help of these improvements, it is possible to accurately represent stronger and darker blacks, isolated black portions, and brilliant bright colors, even in challenging scenes.

Canon developed a unique LED backlighting system that produces a wide color gamut and supports the ITU-R BT.20202 standard. Additionally, Canon’s proprietary optical configuration helps mitigate luminance and color variations, providing an angle of view for the display that is wide enough to deliver accurate images when several people are viewing the monitor at the same time.

The DP-V1830 has a shallow form factor and weighs approximately 16.5 lbs. The display can be installed on 19-inch racks compatible with EIA standards3. This allows professionals the ability to use the display in existing broadcast and video production workplaces, as well as easy transportation to on-location worksites and production tents.

Summer 2022 Enhancements

The Canon DP-V1830 reference display is scheduled to receive a product enhancement in the summer of 2022 via a free firmware update that will include:

  • 2-screen / 4-screen individual image quality setting of input video signal
  • Chromaticity diagram (distribution display of all pixels)
  • Waveform monitor RGB Parade
  • SD-SDI support

The Canon DP-V1830 18.4-inch 4K/HDR Professional Reference Display is currently scheduled to be available in January 2022 for an estimated retail price of $14,299.00*. For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com/provideo, or watch our launch video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKh2ow3DrEU.

A New Professional Canon 4K Camcorder Might Be Released Soon

Video Gear Cinema Eos C70 Firmware Review

Canon might be set to soon release a new 4K video camera, a new rumor suggests.

The possibly upcoming Canon 4K camcorder might feature-wise be below the Canon XF705. These are the so far rumored specifications:

  • 4K 1″ sensor
  • full-sized HDMI ports
  • 12G
  • similar codecs as the EOS C70

Name and pricing are not known yet. The new Canon 4K camcorder might get announced at NAB 2021 in October.

Stay tuned.

Canon Announces A New 4K Portable Zoom Lens, The Canon CJ17ex6.2B

Canon CJ17ex6.2B

Is there a reason Canon’s broadcast lenses have to have such names? There is a new 4K portable zoom lens: the Canon CJ17ex6.2B

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Bolsters the Company’s Industry-Leading1 Number of UHDgc 4K Portable Zoom Lenses With The Introduction Of The New CJ17ex6.2B

The New Lens Features a 17x Zoom, Built-In 2x Extender, Cleverly Designed Lens Barrel and Coating to Help Reduce Ghosting and Flaring

MELVILLE, NY, April 7, 2021Designed to provide both stunning HDR imagery as well as beautiful 4K, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is introducing a new addition to its cost-effective UHDgc series of portable 4K broadcast zoom lenses — the CJ17ex6.2B. This lens supports 4K UHD quality optical performance and provides operators with a compact, lightweight, and highly portable form factor for easy integration into Houses of Worship, ENG, and commercial environments. With the addition of this lens, Canon further expands its lineup of 4K broadcast lenses, now at an industry-leadingi 18 models.

The CJ17ex6.2B features a wide-angle focal length of 6.2 mm and a 17x zoom ratio that brings the telephoto focal length up to 106 mm. The lens is also equipped with a built-in 2x extender that enables users to quickly double the focal length up to 212 mm while maintaining amazing image quality and fine details. The lens utilizes UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens elements, optimally arranged in a Canon proprietary optical configuration, providing superb color reproduction to the image’s peripheral areas by enabling the suppression of potential chromatic aberrations such as color bleeding and fringing. Special lens coatings on all elements combine with a number of optomechanical strategies on the interior of the lens barrel to help reduce ghosting and flaring. Like all Canon 4K lenses, the CJ17ex6.2B comes standard with a drive unit that contains 16-bit absolute value encoders for smooth cooperation with CG environments, as well as three 20-pin connectors for easy integration into virtual and robotic systems. In addition, the lens supports HDR and WCG compatible color gradation, producing images rich with vivid colors and details.

The CJ17ex6.2B lens is easy to maneuver and shoulder, with its compact and lightweight design, weighing approximately 4.78 pounds and measuring approximately 6.49 inches (w) x 4.31 inches (h) x 9.46 inches (l) in size. The lens itself is designed with optimally located handgrips to help minimize operator fatigue when shoulder-mount recording.

Availability
The CJ17ex6.2B 4K UHD portable zoom broadcast lens is scheduled to be available in June 2021*. For more information, please visit, usa.canon.com/broadcast.

Canon EOS R5 Records 4 Hours 4KHQ At 30p Video Externally With Some Simple Tricks

Canon Eos R5 Overheating

The Canon EOS R5 can record up to 4 hours of 4KHQ video at 30p with an external recorder, if you know some simple tweaks.

The tweaks have been discovered by No Life, and are documented in the video below. Wayne of No Life says:

The Canon R5 does not seem to overheat, externally, if you don’t have any cards in the camera. In this video I show (with as much proof as I can), how I’m able to record up to 4 hours in 4KHQ 30fps, 10-bit CLOG, with IBIS and DPAF all on, with no issues like the blackout or screen off issue myself and Gerald were having.

The setup here is as follows – HDMI out of Canon R5, into Atomos, out of Atomos, into ATEM, out of ATEM, into OBS on the PC. This is no different that Geralds livestreaming setup, and showcasing the times you can expect as if you were recording on the Atomos. This was to record for this long period of time, without the MASSIVE Atomos file, and still show the camera was in fact running for the entire time.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon EOS R6 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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