Canon Unveils $100 EOS R Firmware Update For Stop-Motion Photography

Eos R Firmware

Canon has released a paid Canon EOS R firmware update. The update addresses stop-motion photographers using the Dragonframe software. LiveView resolution is increased and focus peaking over USB added.

Canon press release:

Supercharge Your Stop Motion Animation

Whether pre-installed on a new EOS R or manually installed on an existing EOS R the new Stop Motion Animation upgrade for EOS R cameras increases your Live View resolution to 1920×1280 from Canon’s normal of 960×640 when connected to Dragonframe stop motion animation software. This makes it easier for animators to confirm focus and movement within every frame.

Larger Live View

Live view is critical to animators creating stop motion animation films. Animators use the remote live view of the camera to review critical details and make decisions within the Dragonframe software. Canon’s Stop Motion Animation firmware increases the Live View to 1920×1280 – helping animators see subtle movement for refined animation.

USB Manual Focus Peaking

Canon has added Manual Focus Peaking over USB to interface with Dragonframe software.

Canon Firmware Updates For Many Camcorders And Cinema Cameras Announced

C300 Mark Iii Canon Firmware Updates

A bunch of Canon firmware updates for various camcorders and Cinema cameras have been announced.

Canon press release:

Canon U.S.A. Announces a Host of Firmware Updates for Professional Imaging Products

New Updates Include XF-AVC 4K 30p Recording on XF705 Professional Camcorder, as well as Improved Full-screen Black Level to .001 Nits on Select 4K Reference Displays

MELVILLE, NY, April 20, 2020Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced upcoming firmware updates for several professional imaging products, such as XF-AVC 4K 30p recording on the popular XF705 Professional Camcorder. These firmware updates provide improved workflow, ease-of-use, file editing compatibility with popular NLE systems, and creative flexibility for products in the Cinema EOS, Professional Camcorder, and 4K Reference Display lines.

Firmware updates for the EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C700, EOS C700 FF, EOS C700 GS, EOS C200, and EOS C200B Cinema Cameras will allow for support of the new CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 (CN10x25 IAS S) Cinema Lens. Additional free firmware updates are as follows:

  • The XF705 Professional Camcorder update will include the addition of several recording formats, such as XF-AVC 8-bit 4:2:0 up to 4K 30p and MP4 8-bit 4:2:0 up to FHD 60p. Other updates include pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording, browser remote use for both Wi-Fi® and Ethernet connections, and HDR high-frame shooting support.
  • The EOS C300 Mark III Digital Cinema Camera update will now show the chosen resolution and color sampling settings on the onscreen display by default.
  • The EOS C500 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera update will allow for support of XF-AVC Long GOP and XF-AVC Proxy format, 3 or 5 seconds pre-recording ability, pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording, “magnify” assignable button change, and user ability to give two files an identical name when recording from both card slots.
  • The EOS C700, C700 FF, and C700 GS Digital Cinema Cameras will update the Slow & Fast Motion display, including changing “REC” and “STBY” notification colors from white to red and green respectively.
  • The EOS C200 and C200B update will allow for support of pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording and the simultaneous use of both HDMI and SDI ports.
  • The DP-V1710, DP-V1711, DP-V2410, DP-V2411, DP-V2420, DP-V2421, and DP-V3120 4K Reference Display updates include support for the reading of 3D-LUT/1D- LUT files in .cube LUT file format and tracking of errors to USB memory. Other updated support includes HDR monitoring assist functions such as the ability to check XY chromaticity value of pixels, area markers will be simultaneously displayed in two locations, expansion of the safety zone/grid markers, and the ability to highlight the areas above the desired luminance range. Also, the update will support enhanced ease-of-use and workflow with third party cameras.
  • The DP-V2411, DP-V1711 and DPV-1710 4K Reference Displays update will improve full-screen black level all the way down to .001 nits. This is a major upgrade over the previous specification of .005 nits.

Paid Firmware Updates Details Are as Follows:

  • The DP-V1711 and DP-V1710 4K Reference Displays paid firmware updates will offer an upgrade license and will raise full-screen peak luminance from 600 to 1000 nits. Also, full-screen peak luminance is now supported by a local dimming algorithm from 300 to 600 nits. The combined updates/upgrades listed here (both paid and free) for these reference displays would completely overhaul the image quality, which would be an impressive 1,000,000:1 full-screen contrast ratio.

To learn more about the firmware updates and their availability, please visit, www.usa.canon.com/support

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Firmware Update Brings Lock-up Fix And 23.98p Video

Canon Eos-1d X Mark Iii Firmware

As promised Canon released a Canon EOS-1D X Mark III firmware update.

Among other, minor things, firmware 1.1.0 fixes the “lock up issue”, i.e. the EOS-1D X Mark III locks up when the electronic level is set to ‘Show’ in the viewfinder and the shutter or AF-ON button is pressed. A bit weird but it happens. The short video below shows the lock-up issue.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

  1. The option to capture full HD movies and 4K UHD movies in 23.98p frame rate has been added.
  2. The communication speed has been improved when connected via wired LAN.
  3. The “Browser Remote” function has been added.
  4. The function to transfer only protected images has been added.
  5. Corrects the phenomenon in which, when the electronic level is set to “Show” in the viewfinder display, in rare cases, the camera may freeze when operating the AF-ON button or shutter button.
  6. Corrects the phenomenon in which the Custom Shooting Mode settings may change when the shooting mode is switched.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.0. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

You can download firmware 1.1.0 here.

More Canon EOS-1D X Mark III reviews and information are listed here.

Canon EOS M6 Mark II Firmware Update Delivers 24p Video Mode

Canon Eos M6 Mark Ii Firmware Canon Rumor

Canon released Canon EOS M6 Mark II firmware version 1.1.0.

Along with some bug fixes, Canon EOS M6 Mark II firmware delivers the much asked 24p video mode.

Canon firmware advisory:

Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following enhancement and fixes:

  1. The option to capture movies in the frame rate of 23.98p has been added.
  2. Fixes the phenomenon where the focus position of the lens returns to the home position if the camera powers off due to the “Auto Power Off” setting during Interval Timing shooting.
  3. Fixes the phenomenon in which, in rare cases, the camera may not autofocus at the edges of the image area.

Firmware Version 1.1.0 is for cameras with firmware up to Version 1.0.1. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 1.1.0, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

You can download firmware version 1.1.0 for the Canon EOS M6 Mark II here.

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Key features:

  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30p & Full HD 120p Video Recording
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD
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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Firmware Update Released To Fix AF Issue

Canon RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Firmware

As already announced by Canon, here is the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS firmware update to fix an autofocus issue.

Some users experienced front-focusing issues when focusing on a subject close to the minimum focusing distance at the telephoto end. Well, Canon reacted quickly to user complaints and here is the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS firmware update. You can download it from Canon Europe.

Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following fix:

Fixed a phenomenon when performing AF shooting to capture a subject at close-range with the focus distance approximately set to the Tele-end (200mm), the image may become slightly front-focused.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with firmware versions 1.0.5 or earlier. If the lens’s firmware is already version 1.0.6, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

The version of the lens’s firmware can be checked in the camera menu.

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Canon Firmware Update For RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Lens Coming January 2020

Canon Firmware Update RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

A Canon firmware update for the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens has been announced, and will be released in January 2020.

Some users experienced front-focusing issues when focusing on a subject close to the minimum focusing distance at the telephoto end. Well, Canon reacted quickly to user complaints. Kudos.

Canon firmware update advisory:

Future Firmware Plan: RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

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It has been confirmed that when using the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM to perform AF shooting to capture a subject at close-range with the focus distance approximately set to the Tele-end (200mm), the image may become slightly front-focused.

New firmware with improved focus accuracy is scheduled for release in the beginning of Jan. 2020, and once the preparations are completed, we will post the information on our Web site.

Note: New firmware being released at this time is for lenses equipped with firmware version 1.0.5 or earlier. The lens firmware version can be checked in the camera’s menu.

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