Canon has announced plans to introduce five new devices and products associated with its Cinema EOS System range in the next six months.


 The new flagship 4K Cinema EOS C700 camera. (Source: Canon.)
Two new flagship models ““ the EOS C700 (EF/PL) and EOS C700 GS PL ““ will be added to the Cinema EOS camera line-up, both designed for versatile 4K content generation. Both models offer a wide range of shooting functions including slow motion and high frame rate 4K RAW capture, these cameras are the first Canon EOS models to support the Apple ProRes format and feature a global shutter. Key features include 4K (4,096 x 2,160) video recording at up to 810Mbps, internal 10/12-bit XF-AVC or ProRes recording, 4K recording at up 59.94p/50p internally or 100p/120p with optional Codex recorder and up to 15 stops dynamic range. The EOS C700 also comes in Dual Pixel CMOS AF or Global Shutter model options. The EOS C700 will be available from December 2016. Prices will be set at dealers’ discretion.


 Canon’s new XC15  compact, 4K camcorder with high-end audio interface. (Source: Canon.)

The new XC15 compact, 4K (UHD) and Full HD camcorder with stills capability is aimed at content creators such as news gatherers and independent documentary filmmakers. Able to record UHD (3840 x 2160) 4K footage at 25p or 24p to an internal CFast 2.0 card at up to an impressive 305Mbps, or Full HD to an SD card at up to 50Mbps, this model is discrete and versatile. It can be used as a “B” or “C” camera for film productions, thanks in part to its ability to record with Canon Log, providing the same 12 stops (800%) of dynamic range as Canon’s EOS C500. It also includes the MA-400, a microphone adapter which allows professional grade audio to be recorded via dual XLR connections that accept balanced and unbalanced microphones and line level audio inputs. The XC15 will be available from October 2016.

Canon has also announced plans to introduce two professional displays, designed to meet the needs of 4K broadcast and cinema production workflows. The DP-V2420,  a 24-inch high-luminance reference display ideal for High Dynamic Range (HDR) content creation, will be available from December 2016. The DP-V1710, an industry-first 17-inch professional display created for outside broadcasting vans and studios, is scheduled for release from March 2017.

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