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 Announce EOS 90D, EOS M200 and PowerShot G7 X Mark III Video Creator Kits

Video Creator

Canon announced new video creator kits bundled around the Canon EOS 90D, EOS M200, and PowerShot G7 X Mark III.

  • Canon EOS 90D Video Creator Kit: B&H Photo | Adorama
  • Canon EOS M200 Video Creator Kit: B&H Photo | Adorama
  • Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III Video Creator Kit: B&H Photo | Adorama

All available Canon Video Creator Kits: Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo

Canon Serves Up New Content Creator Kits

MELVILLE, NY, October 24, 2019 – It’s almost impossible to scroll through your social feeds or visit a website and not encounter a video catching your eye – some online video platforms can see 500 hours of video uploaded every minute1. With so many platforms for innovative vloggers and content creators to share their work, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is making it easier for them to produce and distribute quality content with the introduction of creator kits for three of the Company’s newest cameras – EOS 90D, PowerShot G7X Mark III and EOS M200. 

Included in each creator kit is a new Canon accessory. Small and mighty, the new Stereo Microphone DM-E100 doesn’t require a battery as it is powered when it’s plugged directly into the microphone jack of the EOS 90D. The new Tripod Grip HG-100TBR includes Wireless Remote BR-E1 that snaps directly into the tripod, providing the ability to release the shutter and start/stop recording video remotely. The grip can rotate 360 degrees for selfies as well as 90 degrees making it ideal for vertical video with both the PowerShot G7 X Mark III and EOS M200. 

Details for each content creator kit are as follows: 

EOS 90D Video Creator Kit – For the Advanced Video Creator

  • Kit Includes: EOS 90D, EF-S 18-55mm STM lens, Stereo Microphone DM-E100, 32GB SD Card
  • Pricing: \\$1,449.00*
  • Availability: December 2019

PowerShot G7X Mark III Video Creator Kit – For the Vlogging Enthusiast

  • Kit Includes: PowerShot G7 X Mark III kit, Tripod Grip HG-100TBR, additional NB-13L battery, 32GB SD Card
  • Pricing: \\$899.99*
  • Availability: Late November 2019

EOS M200 Content Creator Kit – For the Social Media Maven

  • Kit Includes: EOS M200, EF-M 15-45mm lens kit, Tripod Grip HG-100TBR, 32GB SD Card
  • Pricing: \\$649.99*
  • Availability: Late November 2019

For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit the Canon Direct Store

Canon To Deliver 24p Video Mode To Select Cameras Via Firmware Update

Canon Eos 90d Canon Aps-c Firmware Dynamic Range

Well, It seems Canon listened to their customers.

Many videographers felt angry that Canon did not deliver 24p video capture mode (23.98 fps) on recent cameras.

The first Canon cameras to get 24p video mode through a firmware update in October will be the Canon EOS 90D and EOS RP. The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and PowerShot G5 X Mark II will follow in December, and the EOS M6 Mark II sometime at the beginning of 2020.

Canon press release:

Canon confirm a firmware update to include 24p mode for video recording in recently launched EOS and PowerShot models

London, England – Wednesday 9th October 2019 – In response to customer feedback about the recently launched EOS and PowerShot models, Canon Europe will introduce 24p (23.98fps) mode for video recording, via a series of future firmware updates for select models. Once downloaded, the free firmware updates will enable users to shoot 24p (23.98fps) in Full HD and 4K resolutions for the select models.

The first Canon models to benefit from the new 24p (23.98fps) firmware will be the recently launched EOS 90D and EOS RP in late October. The Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark III and G5 X Mark II will follow by the end of December and the EOS M6 Mark II update will be available during 2020.

This announcement comes after the recent availability of the new firmware version 1.3 for EOS RP and 1.4 for EOS R which further enhances the eye and subject detection AF performance of both mirrorless cameras. Canon is committed to providing a diverse and full line-up of products to cater for all capabilities and interests by listening to our customers feedback and providing enhancements accordingly.

For more information, please visit: https://www.canon-europe.com/support/

5DayDeal Video Creator Bundle Sale Now Live at $89 (instead of $1700)

5daydeal

The 5DayDeal Video Creator Bundle deal is now available. Get educational material, software, work/editing tools and more worth over $1,700 at just $89. The deal lasts only 5 days.

You get over 1320 minutes of training, 357 LUTs, ebooks and practice files, and 97 tutorial videos.

The 5DayDeal special offer includes:

ProductContributorRetail Value
Credit Pack from Hurlbut Academy (175 credits)Shane Hurlbut, ASC$175
Final Cut Pro X Editing WorkflowParker Walbeck$129
Cinema Grade Pro for MacDenver Riddle$149
EXTINCTION: Sci-Fi Weapons FXTim Connolly + Ryan Connolly$95
Action Elements Pack [5K Studio Quality Effects]Jordy Vandeput$97
ColorClarity for MacCrumplePop .com$99
Learn Adobe After Effects CC 2019 for BeginnersJordy Vandeput$100
Lighting Secrets Workshop + 76 Cinematic Lighting SetupsEric Thayne$214
Practical Filmmaking with Barry AnderssonBarry Andersson$249.00
Living Pictures MasterclassElyan Parker$97
How To Interview Like A BossFrederick Van Johnson$99
The Complete Background Music PackPleasant Pictures Music Club$99
Serge Ramelli Signature Portrait & Light LUTs CollectionSerge Ramelli$97
Serge Ramelli Signature Urban & Landscape LUTs CollectionSerge Ramelli$97

Canon Shows Official 8K Video Footage Shot With New Cinema Cameras

8k Video

Canon posted a video with the first 8K video footage shot with the company’s new 8K camcorder.

Press release:

Canon and Miyazaki Prefecture collaborate on ultra-high-resolution 8K video “Origins of Japan’s Mythology”

Canon, in cooperation with Miyazaki Prefecture, has produced a new, ultra-high-resolution 8K video highlighting some of the prefecture’s most iconic sightseeing locations and cultural elements. The project, entitled “Origins of Japan’s Mythology,” aims to promote tourism to Miyazaki and to preserve its natural beauty and cultural heritage. Using a Canon 8K camera equipped with the Company’s rich lineup of EF Cinema Lenses covering the full range from wide-angle to telephoto, this video features such scenes as Takachiho Shrine and ritual Kagura dancing, Amanoyasugawara cave and sake making at a brewery in the town of Hinokage. Watch the video and experience the majesty of Miyazaki in exquisite detail!

Sharing his thoughts on capturing Miyazaki with 8K equipment, director of “Origins of Japan’s Mythology” and CEO of Full score Co., Ltd. Ichiro Shimada said,

“Of the six days we spent filming, we only had clear skies for one. But we were still able to capture the full range of Miyazaki’s graceful beauty in 8K, from Amanoyasugawara cave against the backdrop of faint rain to droplets forming outside Amanoiwato. Then on the final day, the sun finally emerged and we witnessed a miraculous sea of clouds from our vantage point at Kunimigaoka. The sublime sight of gentle drifting clouds and the soft glow of the sun is enough to take your breath away, and I feel we fully captured this in our 8K content.

“Canon’s 8K technology not delivers not only extremely high resolution, but also high dynamic range and rich color expression. And with the ability to record in 8K RAW, we could represent our subjects with more true-to-life visuals. Finally, thanks to the ease of scaling our existing 4K equipment to accommodate our workflow, we were able to film without any trouble. I hope our work will allow even more people to experience the beautiful scenery of Miyazaki.”

Canon’s 8K Technologies

Canon is leveraging its proprietary optical and image-processing technologies to develop a full lineup of 8K equipment spanning input to output, including cameras, lenses and displays. The 8K camera used to record this content is equipped with a Canon-developed 8K image sensor that realizes ultra-high resolution of 8192 x 4320 pixels—16x that of 2K—high-precision HDR and a wide color gamut. All of this makes possible the capture of footage with quality, presence and immersion that’s like seeing with the naked eye. In addition to hardware, Canon is pursuing development of such fully immersive experiences as the Free Viewpoint Video System, which gives viewers the feeling of watching an event in person. Going forward, Canon will continue striving to develop and deliver new visual solutions and experiences.

Public viewing locations

“Origins of Japan’s Mythology” will be available for public viewing at the following locations:

8K

Canon 8K display at the Miyazaki Public Enterprise Bureau Office 1F Kenden Hall
February 20 from 10:00 – 16:00 and February 21 from 10:00 – 14:00

4K

CP+ Camera and Photo Imaging Show 2019, held at the Pacifico Yokohama convention center
February 28 to March 3

2K

Outdoor LED Vision (Miyazaki Hinata Vision) screen at the Miyazaki Products Shop KONNE in Shinjuku
Starting on February 20, from 10:00 – 16:00

[via Cinema 5D]