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IBC: Canon releases two new 4K camcorders and 4K HDR monitor

IBC: Canon releases two new 4K camcorders and 4K HDR monitor
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Jon Creamer
12 September 2017

Ahead of IBC, Canon has announced two new 4K 50P capable camcorders along with two new full HD camcorders and a new 4K HDR reference monitor.

The new 4K camcorders are the XF405 and XF400 (the main difference between the two is that the XF405 features a 3G-SDI terminal.)

Both come 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 platform to give 4K/50p images across the whole zoom range. They can also manage continuous 100fps recording in Full HD in order to deliver slow motion footage.
Recording is via Dual SD card slots. Interface options include HDMI, an XLR Professional audio terminal, LAN and Remote. Both cameras have built-in WiFi capability for FTP file transfer and remote control.

Both models support UHD/50P MP4 and XF-AVC* format (150Mbps) recording and 100fps continuous slow motion shooting. Low noise and high sensitivity are managed by the combination of a 1.0-Type CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC DV 6 image processors. Also, Wide Dynamic Range (DR) mode enables users to shoot with 800% wide dynamic range.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF similar to the Canon C200 is featured in both the XF405 and XF400. A touch screen allows further focus control with various AF options including Face Priority AF and Face Only AF, alongside the Dual Pixel Focus Guide.

The XF405 will retail for £3190 including VAT with the XF400 coming in at £2760

The XA15 and XA11 are Full HD camcorders with 20x 26.8mm-576mm optical zoom lenses. Both camcorders can record in both AVCHD and MP4 formats, at multiple bit rates, simultaneously, to Dual SD card slots. Interfaces on both include HDMI, XLR professional audio terminals, headphone jack and optional GPS support. The XA15 also features an SDI output. The XA15 will cost £!720 and the XA11 £1290

Canon is also launching the DP-V2411, a 24-inch professional reference display for 4K HDR broadcast and film production workflows.
The monitor offers a 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.

The DP-V2411 uses a direct matrix backlight LED panel which has been optimised to an IPS liquid crystal display to achieve a much wider 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.


Through its adherence to the latest HDR Electro Optical Transfer Functions (EOTFs), PQ and Hybrid Log Gamma, along with Canon Log 2/3, the DP-V2411 offers accurate image reproduction for HDR production. The DP-V2411 is able to display metadata from Canon’s Cinema EOS camera range and ARRI Camera Systems. Preset LUTs are installed on the DP-V2411 for both Canon Log and ARRI Log C for HDR monitoring. The camera can simply be connected to the DP-V2411 without the need to add any special LUTs to check the quality of HDR signal.
 
The monitor is the first Canon display to feature 12G-SDI, which can send 4K 50P signal with a single cable. The DP-V2411 also features an 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 signal, while the HDR False Colour feature also supports both PQ and Hybrid Log-Gamma signal. HDR False Colour shows a different colour, based on the input signal level, on the monitor. In addition to this False Colour function, the DP-V2411 can display HDR image and False Colour image simultaneously in split screen from a single 4K input. The DP-V2411 also provides an HDR and SDR comparison function, which allows images to be compared in split screen on the monitor. This removes the requirement for two monitors for this task.


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