Canon will expand its 4K professional video range with the addition of the XF405 and XF400 camcorders and DP-V2411 reference display towards the end of this year.


Canon’s  XF405 professional camcorder, which  will be available from November 2017. (Source: Canon.)

The new XF405 and XF400 support UHD/50p recording in MP4 and XF-AVC formats at 150Mbps as well as offering a 100 fps continuous slow motion shooting mode with Full HD resolution. They are equipped with a newly developed 15x optical zoom lens (35 mm film equivalent: 25.5 mm”“382.5 mm), a 1.0-Type CMOS sensor and a Dual DIGIC DV 6 image-processing system. Built-in Neutral Density (ND) filters provide users with depth of field control in challenging lighting.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides fast and accurate autofocusing in approximately 80% of the image. A touch screen allows further focus control and intuitive camera operation. Various AF options are offered including Face Priority AF and Face Only AF, alongside the innovative Dual Pixel Focus Guide. This feature supports manual focus shooting by visually indicating the focus position.

Both models feature compact and lightweight bodies with a range of interface options, including HDMI, an XLR Professional audio terminal, LAN and Remote. Relay and simultaneous recording are provided via Dual SD card slots. The XF405 also features a 3G-SDI terminal. Built-in WiFi capability enables FTP file transfer and allows the camcorders to be controlled with a mobile device via Browser Remote. Accessories include 0.8x Wide angle and 1.5x tele-converter  add-on lenses.


Front and rear views of the new DP-V2411 reference display for 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) broadcast and film production.  (Source: Canon.)

Designed for professional video workflows, Canon’s  DP-V2411 is a 24-inch professional reference display designed for broadcasters and film makers. It boasts high luminance performance, delivering full screen white of 600 cd/m2, with the ability to increase luminance up to 1,000 cd/m2, using the Boost Contrast mode plus accurate colour reproduction.  The direct matrix backlight LED panel has been optimised to an IPS liquid crystal display to achieve a wide colour gamut. The display supports a broad range of standards, including the ITU-R BT.2020 Ultra HD broadcast standard colour gamut, ITU-R BT.709, EBU and SMPTE-C, as well as the DCI-P3 digital cinema standard. The DP-V2411 also supports ACES proxy ““ the transmission standards of ACES ““ whose framework for colour management is advocated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).

Advanced 4K HDR interfaces include 12G-SDI, which can send 4K 50P signal with a single cable plus a HDMI terminal, capable of 4K 50P signal with a single cable for easy connection to cameras or playout systems. A built-in 4K waveform monitor can display scales for PQ and Hybrid Log-Gamma signals, while the HDR False Colour feature also supports both PQ and Hybrid Log-Gamma signals. The DP-V2411 can also display HDR image and False Colour image simultaneously in split screen from a single 4K input, along with an HDR and SDR comparison function, which allows images to be compared. This removes the requirement for two monitors for this task, further boosting efficiency in the production process.

With a compact 24-inch size, a short depth of just 105mm, a weight of just 12kg and a durable aluminium frame ““ the cost effective DP-V2411 can save space in the studio or on set. Further convenience is offered via the DP-V2411’s removable carrying handle. The front body design of the DP-V2411 leverages the same noise-free design as the DP-V2410 so as not to interfere with production work.

The DP-V2411 will be available from December 2017. Prices will be set at dealers’ discretion.