Canon is using the IBC trade show in Amsterdam to launch a suite of products – including the CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1, Canon’s latest Cine-Servo lens, the EU-V3 – a modular expansion unit for the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III, a Cinema EOS firmware update, and the DP-V2730, a 27-inch 4K professional reference display.
The CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1 supports Super 35mm cameras and has a focal range from a wide 15mm, up to a telephoto range of 120mm. The CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1 can further extend up to 180mm via the built-in 1.5x extender whilst offering full frame sensor coverage. To support future productions, the 8K optical performance can be maintained across the full focal length.
The CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1 features Canon’s colour science, matching the existing range of Canon’s cinema lenses – and an 11-blade aperture, producing a “beautiful, smooth bokeh”. The CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1 supports EF mount communication, advanced metadata capture with support for Cooke /i Technology and is also the first Cine-Servo lens to enable ZEISS eXtended Data (XD) communication when using the PL Mount. Featuring the same 16-bit encoder found in Canon’s broadcast and existing Cine-Servo lenses, which provides accurate lens position, zoom, focus and iris metadata for VFX, virtual and cinema productions.
It is available in both EF and PL mount, featuring a powerful and removable servo motor drive unit.
Canon has also launched the EU-V3 expansion module for both the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III. Building on both cameras’ modular design, it expands and supports specific functionality for multi-camera and live productions.
The EU-V3 offers an SDI return feature, allowing real-time monitoring of a live broadcast feed from a production switcher. The return output destination can be selected from the VIDEO, EVF-V50, MON/HDMI and SDI-OUT terminals. The EU-V3 also enables Tally support via Ethernet, using XC protocol – when the extension unit receives a Tally signal, lights on the camera body can be utilised, a Tally On-Screen display is shown, and it can relay the signal to an external device via Hirose 4-pin. Both the SDI Return and Tally functions are essential for informing camera operators of when their camera feed is live and the current status of the production.
The lens focus position can also be displayed on-screen when using the EU-V3 – with compatible broadcast and Cine-Servo lenses via 12-pin communication. The Focus Position Meter, which users can choose to display along the top or right side of the screen, allows users to register multiple focus positions on a distance scale and highlights when focus is achieved during manual operation – such as when selecting the finish line for a race.
The EU-V3 can be combined with the CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1, on both the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III.
A new Cinema EOS Firmware update is also being introduced to strengthen the capabilities for the Live and mid-to-low end broadcast market, for both the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III – enabling both cameras to be used within live environments and workflows. Key updates include:
Implementing XC protocol: integration into multi-camera solutions, supporting direct control via RC-IP100 and ethernet connections.
Strengthening of AF features: 120p / 100p AF support, alongside face detection during Slow and Fast Shooting Mode.
Audio 4ch display: the audio level display will show all four audio channels when this mode is selected.
New accessory and lens support: allowing the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III to work perfectly with both the CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1 and EU-V3, as well as support for the Flex Zoom series of lenses.
DP-V2730: 4K HDR display
An advanced professional 4K HDR monitor, the DP-V2730 has a 4K UHD panel and 1,000 cd/m² full screen peak brightness, with Canon’s local dimming technology giving an ultra-low black level of 0.001 cd/m². The DP-V2730 has a 27-inch screen that achieves high brightness with minimal noise. Canon’s brightness, detailed shadows and wide colour gamut across the entire screen achieves Dolby Vision certification and Grade1A in EBU TECH3320 standards. The DP-V2730 features a suite of monitoring tools such as a waveform monitor, histogram, frame luminance monitor, RGB parade and more.
Launching alongside the suite of products, is Canon’s latest PTZ camera – the CR-N700 – and the XA65, XA60, XA75, XA70 and Canon LEGRIA HF G70. The CR-N700 is a 4K60P 4:2:2 10 bit PTZ camera with 12G-SDI connectivity, designed for high-end broadcast production.
CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1 key features:
Wide angle 15-120mm, with 8x magnification
Built-in 1.5x extender – providing reach up to 180mm
Full frame sensor coverage (with extender engaged)
High quality optics for HDR, 4K and 8K capture
Modular design with a removable drive unit
Interchangeable lens mount from EF to PF
First Cine-Servo lens to support ZEISS eXtended Data (XD)
EU-V3 key features:
Return SDI Signal Input
Remote B (RS-422)
Tally Signal Support
V-mount battery plate (with D-TAP)
12-pin Lens Terminal
DC OUT 12V-2A
Cine EOS firmware update:
XC protocol support
120p / 100p AF support
Face detection during Slow and Fast Mode Shooting
Audio 4ch display
Flex Zoom Series and CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1 lens support
DP-V2730 key features:
27” 4K UHD HDR Display
1000 cd/m2 brightness and 0.001 cd/m2 black levels
Award winning monitoring tools
Achieves Dolby Vision and Grade 1A EBU TECH3220 standards
Dual/Quad display with 8K Support
12G-SDI and HDMI connectivity
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