An interview with Senior Technical Specialist Ryan Snyder of Canon USA. In this interview Ryan talks with ProductionHUB about a wide range of new products that are releasing this fall.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., recently announced the launch of four professional camcorders – the XA65, XA60, XA75, and XA70 – alongside the VIXIA HF G70 camcorder. The new camcorders are suited to a wide range of uses, including documentary, corporate events, and education. Capable of capturing amazing 4K quality content and HD UVC Streaming via USB-Ci, with advanced autofocus and face detection functionality, these models offer excellent performance. All of them enable MP4 and On-Screen Display (OSD) recording, while the four professional camcorders feature XF-AVC recording to support broadcast applications. Additionally, Canon has announced a firmware update for the XF605 camcorder.

With Canon’s line-up of compact camcorders, content creators can easily capture stunning 4K footage in multiple scenarios. Powered with the DIGIC DV6 image processor and leveraging the 1/2.3-inch type CMOS sensor and 1.0-inch type CMOS sensor, respectively, the XA65/XA60 and XA75/XA70 are capable of shooting 4K UHD and Full HD images using oversampling for superb HD quality, making them perfect for a wide range of shooting scenarios. When coupled with Canon’s intelligent optical design, these camcorders offer impressive zoom functionality in a lightweight body. Achieving a 35mm equivalent focal length, the XA65/XA60 offer a 20x optical zoom and the XA75/XA70 a 15x zoom. All professional models support 40x digital zoom, which extends to 800x in the XA65/XA60 and 600x in the XA75/XA70. These models are also designed to improve operability with a new, large 3.5 inch Touch Panel LCD Monitor and high-resolution Ocular EVF with impeccable video capabilities.

Canon U.S.A. also recently announced the launch of the CR-N700 – a 4K 60P 4:2:2 10-bit PTZ camera with a 1.0-inch Type CMOS Sensor and 12G-SDI connectivity, designed for professional broadcast, studios, and live event productions. Building on Canon’s broadcast heritage, the CR-N700 incorporates the intelligent AF from Canon’s popular professional video cameras, such as the EOS C70 and XF605, for precision focus across the entire pan, tilt and zoom range. With a host of powerful features, this launch expands Canon’s PTZ line-up, offering a PTZ camera for various types of productions and technical requirements. Additionally, Canon is announcing the availability of a firmware update for the Canon CR-N500 and CR-N300 PTZ cameras.

Achieve Broadcast Quality, Easily
To meet the current demands of broadcasters, the CR-N700 features a 1.0-inch Type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV7 processor to deliver superb 4K UHD 60P 4:2:2 10-bit imagery for truly immersive content. Capable of high-quality transmission, Canon’s newest PTZ camera allows content creators to stream 4K 60P over IP with PoE++ support that allows for power, streaming, and camera control over a single cable – perfect for remote and live broadcast productions. The impeccable image quality is also the result of the high-performance lens, which has a 15x optical zoom and a 30x advanced zoom when shooting in Full HD. When coupled with Canon’s renowned Image Stabilizer, broadcasters can capture smooth, steady footage even from a distance. This can be ideal for shooting reality TV shows or even sports when camera operators want to discreetly zoom in on the action. The CR-N700 also features a Night Mode, allowing operators to capture footage in near darkness thanks to a removable built-in IR cut filter. Along with the HDR formats in PQ or HLG, broadcasters can capture virtually uncompromised footage in various lighting environments.

EU-V3 Expansion Unit
The Canon EU-V3 Expansion Unit mounts easily on your C300 Mark III or C500 Mark II camera, providing multiple interfaces for easier integration with a studio or live production setup. The EU-V3 expansion unit is powered via the 4-pin XLR DC input or using a battery and the V-mount plate. This unit provides a D-Tap output, return video, tally, Ethernet/XC protocol, RS-422 Remote B, and RJ45 Ethernet interfaces plus a 4-pin Hirose 12V output and 12-pin lens port.

CINE-SERVO 15-120mm
Capture up to 8K optical performance with your EF mount camera and the CINE-SERVO 15-120mm T2.95-3.9 Zoom Lens from Canon. This HDR-compatible, ENG-style zoom lens' 15-120mm focal length can easily be increased to 22.5-180mm for longer shots using its built-in 1.5x extender. Optimized lens coatings and 8K-compatible chromatic aberration correction help to reduce flares and ghosting, so your images remain clear and saturated. Compatible with both Super35 and full-frame sensors, the CINE-SERVO 15-120mm shares the warm colors and lovely skin tones of the rest of the Cinema EOS line and features an 11-blade iris for creamy bokeh effects.

Measuring just over 11.6" long and weighing only 7.49 lb, this compact, lightweight lens is suitable for narrative, ENG, sports, and documentary use. Lens data is transmitted through the EF mount using Canon Cinema EOS communication. The detachable, enhanced servo drive unit is compatible with industry-standard lens controllers and can be removed for cine-style camera setups.

Utilize this DP-V2730 UHD 4K Reference Display from Canon on your next narrative feature set for a high-quality production monitor with both SDI and HDMI connectivity. The DP-V2730 features a 27" 3840 x 2160 TFT LCD screen with 100 cd/m² brightness and 89° viewing angle for high visibility. Four 12G/3G/HD/SD-SDI inputs and one HDMI input allow for expanded video signal compatibility. A multifunctional SDI output can provide both dual- and quad-display arrays in multicamera applications.

Advanced HDR monitoring tools effectively display the differences between user LUTs and help aid in contrast adjustments, among other settings. A USB 3.0 Type-A port on the front panel can be used to upload custom LUTs. Two RJ45 ports, one for LAN and one for GPI connectivity, offer additional device compatibility like daisy chaining multiple displays together. Control over the monitor can be achieved remotely via Web UI software or using the onboard buttons on the front panel.

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