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An interview from the 2017 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Tim Smith of Canon USA. Canon manufactures their Cinema EOS Line of compact, modular cameras designed specifically for cinematography applications, featuring Canon's unique Super 35mm CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC Image Processor, and 50Mbps 4:2:2 recording, in PL and EF-mount options. In this interview we talk with Tim about Canon's new EOS C700 Super35 format Cinema Camera, equipped with a 4.5K CMOS image sensor and capable of recording 4K RAW through Canon's Codex Digital Recorder.

Canon’s new EOS C700 Super35 format camera is designed to be a flexible “A” camera for various types of shooting scenarios. The EOS C700 features both internal 4K ProRes and XF-AVC recording. The inclusion of Apple's ProRes codec inside the C700 enables shooters who require a quick turn-around to go direct-to-edit on many NLEs without any transcoding necessary. In 4K the 422 HQ flavor is implemented, and is supported up to 30 fps. In 2K mode, 10-bit 422, 10-bit 422HQ, and 12-bit 4444 can be used. High frame-rate recording is supported up to 180 fps using the 10-bit 422 flavor combined with the 2K center crop. All formats are conveniently recorded directly to the CFast 2.0 cards.

By removing the battery mount on the rear of the camera, and using the included bracket, a Codex Digital raw recorder made specifically for the EOS C700 can be installed using the included bracket. 12-bit DCI 4K RAW files will be recorded onto separately available Codex Digital Capture Drives and will be instantly compatible with the robust Codex Digital workflow. With the optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder attached, the EOS C700 is capable of recording uncompressed 10-bit or 12-bit 4K RAW up to 120 fps, 2K RAW up to 240 fps, or ProRes 4K up to 60 fps.

As Canon’s flagship cinema camera, the EOS C700 features the choice of one of two new Super 35mm CMOS sensors. With three models to choose from, users can choose the best tool for their shooting requirements. The EOS C700 is available in both EF and PL versions and features a pixel resolution up to 4.5K, a dynamic range of 15 stops, however the EF mount version of the camera features Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology.

The PL mount only EOS C700 GS PL features 14 stops of dynamic range, up to 4K resolution and a Global Shutter. The image on a global shutter sensor is captured simultaneously by every pixel on the sensor. Standard CMOS sensors capture the image by scanning the scene from top to bottom. Depending on the speed of the scan, the time delay between the scan of the first line and the last sometimes results in a "jello" effect where straight lines appear curved or wobble as the camera or subject moves. By capturing the entire image at once these artifacts are removed.

For more information please visit: www.CanonUSA.com

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