Canon India unveiled the Cinema EOS C700FF at a leading industry platform Broadcast India Show 2018. Organized at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai from 25th -27th October 2018, Broadcast India Show is a must attend event for the Film and Infotainment industry in India.
The Canon’s new Full Frame Cinema EOS camera C700FF ideal for motion picture, premium TV production and Web series. In the professional video cameras range it was XF 705 which is the newly launched model.
Speaking about Canon’s participation in Broadcast India Show 2018, Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, President and CEO, Canon India Pvt. Ltd. said, “Innovation being an essential pillar for us at Canon India, we have always brought to forefront supreme imaging solutions for our customers. We are delighted to continue our association with the Broadcast India Show, an opportune platform to showcase some of our best technology in the Cinema EOS range and Professional Video cameras range to the customer community and further receiving first hand feedback from them. This will be a step further to fortify our foothold in the flourishing cinema business in the country. Encouraged by the overwhelming response received during the previous years, we are looking forward to engage, connect and collaborate with newer audiences at the show this year.”
Sharing his thoughts, Mr. Eddie Udagawa, Vice President, Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India said, “At Canon India, we have always strived to delight our customers with the latest innovations and marvels in the imaging space. As a premium platform for the broadcasting and cinema industry, Broadcast India Show has always enabled us the opportunity to garner market insights and showcase our technology advancements. This year we will be showcasing our new Full Frame Cinema EOS Camera C700FF ideal for motion pictures, premium TV production and Web series. The camera’s full frame sensor provides higher resolution, produces footage with shallower depth of field with 35mm sized sensors and is capable of 5.9K RAW recording up to 50/60 frames per second. We would also showcase our new launched Professional Video camera XF 705 with cutting edge XF-HEVC recording format and advanced 12G-SDI interface for 4K UHD HDR production. Through our expansive product portfolio, we endeavour to empower filmmakers to accomplish higher levels of quality and detail to their stories.”
Brief Detail on new products
- Canon Cinema EOS C700FF
Canon’s new EOS C700FF top-end digital cinema camera features a full –frame CMOS sensor designed to meet extensive range of production needs. The camera’s full-frame sensor provides higher resolution and produces footage with shallower depth of field with 35mm sized sensors, giving filmmakers a variety of creative options. Capable of 5.9K RAW recording up to 50/60 frames per second with the optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder, the EOS C700FF can also record ProRes and XF-AVC up to 4K to internal CFast cards. When over sampling 5.9K in 4K/UHD recording moire is suppressed and noise graininess improved, resulting in higher quality video compared to native 4K image capture. Both EF and PL mount models are available, with the EF mount option including Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for precision focusing that can be crucial when recording in high resolution.
- Professional Video Camera XF 705
Canon’s first professional video camera with the new XF-HEVC file format, enables the recording of internal 4:2:2 10-bit UHD (HLG/PQ) files to SD cards, plus output a 4K UHD signal over a single 12G-SDI interface or ethernet connection. A 1.0-Type CMOS sensor and DIGIC processor produce professional 4K UHD 50P images in 4:2:2 10-bit, utilising Canon’s new and efficient XF-HEVC file format for smaller files that can be recorded direct to SD cards. Multiple recording formats are also supported including XF-AVC and high frame rates up to 100P. XF 705 can record internally in two HDR formats, using HLG or PQ and features extensive HDR assist functions that aid the user to control the exposure for HDR shooting. Alternatively, for less time-critical productions, Canon Log3/BT.2020 support enables flexibility in a HDR Post-Production workflow. Image capture starts with outstanding optics and Canon’s L-Series lens delivers this in a compact, 3-ring, 15x wide angle zoom that incorporates a 5-axis IS, designed for exceptional 4K UHD capture.
The other major products which was showcased at the Broadcast India Show 2018 was
- Cinema EOS Range: Cinema EOS C300 Mark II, Cinema EOS C200, Cinema EOS C100 Mark II
- Professional Video Camera Range: ME20-FSH (Multi purpose production camera), XC 15, XA 11, XA 15, XF 405, XF 305 and MM100
- Cine Lenses: Zoom Lenses, Cine Servo Lenses and Block lenses
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