Canon EOS-1D C Firmware Upgrade Available (ver. 1.3.4)

 EOS-1D C Firmware

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The announced firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D C is available. As with previous firmware releases for the EOS-1D C, this one too can not be downloaded and installed on your own. Instead, you have to send in your EOS-1D C to an authorized service center.

Firmware Version 1.3.4 incorporates the following improvements.

Details
1. Peripheral Illumination and Lens Aberration Correction data has been added for Canon EF-mount Cinema lenses. *1) *2)

*1) EOS Utility Version 2.13.25 (or later) is required to upload the correction data to the camera. The latest update for this software can be downloaded from our web site.

*2) Does not apply to Canon EF Cinema zoom lenses CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S and CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S.

2. A line-level audio input accepting a mini 3.5mm connector has been added.

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Canon EOS-1D C Is The First DSLR To Meet EBU HD Tier 1 Requirements for Broadcast Production

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Canon press release:

Canon EOS-1D C first digital SLR camera to meet EBU HD Tier 1 imaging requirements for broadcast production

TOKYO, Japan, November 12, 2013—Canon Inc. today announced that the EOS-1D C digital SLR camera, part of the company’s Cinema EOS System lineup of digital cinematography products, has been independently tested in accordance with European Broadcasting Union (EBU)1 standards for HD content acquisition.2 The tests found that the EOS-1D C is the first digital SLR camera to satisfy the stringent testing criteria for HD production.

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New Canon EOS-1D X and EOS-1D C Firmware Brings Improved Controls and Creative Freedom

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Update: more information in this CPN article.

Canon announced the scheduled availability for firmware updates for both the EOS-1D C and EOS-1D X. It appears Canon is actively listening to their customers, at least to the pros. There are huge improvements set to come.

The EOS-1D C firmware is scheduled to be available in November 2013, the EOS-1D X firmware in January 2014. There are huge improvements and fixes especially for the EOS-1D X (more details in the press release text), such as:

  • AF Performance with Moving Subjects
  • Enhanced AI Servo AF Performance in Low Light Conditions
  • Improved Acceleration/Deceleration Tracking Parameters
  • Selection of Initial AF Point While Shooting in 61-Point Auto Selection AF
  • AF Point Switching According to Camera Orientation
  • Expanded Minimum Shutter Speed in Auto ISO
  • Exposure Compensation in Auto ISO with Manual Mode Set
  • Toggling Between Alternate Camera Settings
  • Same Exposure for New Aperture in Manual Mod
  • Display Protected Images Only

Changes in the EOS-1D C firmware update:

  • EF Lens Communication
  • Audio Recording (line input!!)

Canon USA press release:

Canon Firmware Upgrades For The EOS-1D X And EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cameras Deliver Improved Creative Control And Convenience

Firmware Version 2 for the EOS-1D X is Based on Extensive User Input and Provides More Efficient Autofocus Performance in Low Light, Custom Controls, and Improved User-Programmed Functionality

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 22, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces improvements in the functionality and convenient operation of the EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera and the EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema camera through new firmware scheduled to be available starting in January 2014 and November 2013, respectively. Firmware enhancements for the EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera are designed to provide photographers with greater creative freedom and speed, especially in sectors such as sports, wedding, nature/wildlife, and journalism, which often contain rapidly changing action, sometimes in low-light environments. Service enhancements for the EOS-1D C Digital SLR Cinema camera improve lens performance, lens status display, metadata storage, and audio recording.

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Could The New EOS-1D C Firmware Turn an EOS-1D X In An EOS-1D C?

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A few days ago Canon announced a firmware update for the Canon EOS-1D C, which, among other fixes, brings 25fps at 4k. The firmware is not available by download, instead you have to take your EOS-1D C to an authorized Canon service center in order to get it on your camera. This is unusual.

The Phoblographer reports about users that are suggesting Canon doesn’t want the firmware to get in the hands of EOS-1D X owners. Why? Because the hardware of both cams is nearly (if not totally) the same and the EOS-1D C firmware could turn an EOS-1D X in an EOS-1D C, a higher end gear with a much heftier price tag ($11,999 vs the $6700 of the EOS-1D X). Btw, the EOS-1D X also got a firmware update in the last days.

The Phoblographer is currently investigating the issue with Canon.

The EOS-1D C is sold for $11,999 at the following shops: B&H and Adorama, and you can rent it here.
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Canon EOS-1D C Firmware Update Delivers 25fps At 4K (But Is Not Available For Download)

EOS-1D C Firmware Update

 

The EOS-1D C is sold for $11,999 at the following shops: B&H and Adorama, and you can rent it here.

Canon Europe announced a new firmware (ver. 1.2.0) for the Canon EOS-1D C. The firmware will not be made available via download but will be installed by authorized service centers (click here to learn more).

Firmware version 1.2.0 incorporates the following improvements and fixes:

  1. Provides support for 25.00p (fps) video recording frame rate (PAL settings) at the camera’s maximum 4K resolution.
  2. A function to disable the image size selection button has been added.
  3. Fixes a phenomenon in which a difference in exposure appears on every other shot when shooting continuously and the auto-lighting optimizer is turned on (on weak, standard or strong).
  4. Fixes a phenomenon in which video recorded onto an external recorder sometimes becomes two-layered if it has been recorded through HDMI output.
  5. The video frame rate now displays two additional decimal places, e.g. 24p -> 23.98p (fps).
  6. Fixes a phenomenon in which the on-screen guidance cannot be fully displayed when setting the maximum limit value for the “Auto ISO Range” option.
  7. Corrects errors in the Portuguese language menu.
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Canon EOS-1D C Reviews and Video Round-Up

Let's go for a Canon EOS-1D C reviews round-up. Foremost, the EOS-1D C will soon get a firmware update that will enable 25p at 4k video recording. The firmware update is expected for April 2013. The EOS-1D C is an amazing yet pricey photographic tool. One of the features that are thrilling photographers is the possibility to get stills from video footage. A possible game changer in the industry. Still, the price is high ($11,999, check it out at the following shops: B&H and Adorama)

The video above is a 35min video review by Philip Bloom, the video below a mini documentary he shot to get accustomed with the EOS-1D C.

Shooting was a breeze. It’s a DSLR, it may have been shot in 4k but it operates the same way! Miller DS20 tripod. Lenses were Canon 16-35. 24-105, 70-20 F4, 100mm Macro (used for the interview for some utterly bizarre reason!) Audio was a Rode NTG2 into a Roland R26 and B-roll audio was the Rode Video Mic Pro.

I had a lot of issues in post though. This was shot in 4K, downscaled in to full HD for editing (I do plan to remaster as a 4k version soon.) In the edit I noticed a lot of problems, banding, magenta tinges on parts of the frame. Basically we worked it out and it was down to a number of things. The compression of the 4K, combined with the Canon log mode shooting below the native ISO of 400 which is a bad combination.

More sample works shot with the EOS-1D C. The next video (source: planet5d), Killing Me Softly by Andrew Wonder, gives more insights about the EOS-1D C as a doc camera, i.e. it gives a good idea of what image quality the EOS-1D C produces out of the box:

This film captures the life and journey of a lobster. The more time I spent with her the more human she became. I was completely unprepared for what I would see.

The film was shot entirely on the Canon 1DC with a Zeiss ZE 28mm and 100mm Makro. With the 1DC I was able to retain the flexibility of shooting with a DSLR while getting detail and clarity beyond what has been previously possible. In this case I believe 4K was essential for bringing this story to life.

The film is not color corrected to give viewers an idea of how this camera handles doc situations without manipulation. All the sound was recorded with the onboard camera mic. I directed and shot the film without any support rig. Justin Sharp edited it together.

Finally, a video by Austrian filmmaker Nino Leitner. The movie, called hyber nation, can be watched in 4k on YouTube here.you can also download the ungraded 13GB 4K ProRes Master file from Nino's server. There could be problems with the available bandwidth.

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Canon EOS-1D C core specs:

  • 18.1Mp CMOS Sensor
  • 4K Cinematic Quality Video
  • 1920 x 1080 Full HD Video
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ Image Processors
  • 3.2″ LCD Screen
  • Eye-Level Pentaprism Viewfinder
  • Dual CF Card Recording Media
  • Canon EF Lens Mount
  • Magnesium Alloy Body
  • 61-Point High Density Auto Focus

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