Published on Saturday, 14 April 2012
NAB The new compact, lightweight Canon EOS 1D C DSLR camera targets motion
picture, television and other digital high-resolution production, recording 4K
video to support post effects.
|The Canon EOS-1D C can record video at 4K - at a frame rate of 24p with 8-bit Motion JPEG compression, cropped to an APS-H-equivalent size angle of view. The camera supports a post-production workflow compatible with those used in motion-picture, television and music video production. It is capable of recording video up to 4K to an inserted CF card without using peripherals such as external recorders, for increased mobility. Captured video, except for 4K, can also be output from an HDMI terminal to an external recorder using an uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2 signal.|
|The EOS-1D C achieves the same still-image performance as the Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR camera, scheduled for release from June 2012.|
|The EOS-1D C also supports full-HD, 1920 x 1080 pixels, video recording at a frame rate of 60p. Facilitating integration into motion-picture production, the camera incorporates a Super 35 mm crop function enabling video to be recorded in the 35 mm angle of view. The Canon Log Gamma enables the recording of video with rich gradation expression, making it possible to minimise shadow-detail loss and highlight-detail loss while providing scope for colour-grading.
The camera ships with software applications such as EOS Utility, which enables various camera settings to be conducted from a PC, and Picture Style Editor. These two applications allow editing and registration of picture styles while confirming images results on a monitor. By having a PC with this software installed on-set, users can carry out shooting adjustments during set-up while supporting efficient shooting and post.
Playback software that ships with the camera allows 4K/Motion JPEG and full-HD/60p video shot on an EOS-1D C to be output on an external monito with no loss of image quality. It also enables video shot with Canon Log Gamma to be output on a monitor with video gamma applied, requiring a PC equipped with an SDI port.
Equipped with a 35 mm full-frame approximately 18.1-megapixel CMOS sensor, the EOS-1D C supports imaging expression, such as image blur. When shooting video, the new camera has an expanded sensitivity range up to ISO25600 to help reduce noise even in low-light settings. The new camera can be effectively combined with one of Canon’s 60 interchangeable EF lenses and EF Cinema Lenses.
The new EOS-1D C offers a lightweight, compact body design for high mobility, enabling video capture in such confined settings as the inside of a car while making transporting and storing the camera easy. The EOS-1D C enables such peripheral equipment as rails and cranes to be more compact, making possible smoother handling and reduced costs on-set. The camera’s high-sensitivity shooting capabilities also help to minimise lighting costs and save space that would normally be occupied by lighting equipment.
The EOS-1D C achieves the same still-image performance as the Canon EOS-1D X digital SLR camera, scheduled for release from June 2012, with a sensitivity range of ISO100-51200 for still-image results with reduced noise even when shooting in dim light. Incorporating Dual DIGIC 5+, which comprises two DIGIC 5+ image processors, the camera delivers precise AE and AF performance while also enabling high-speed continuous shooting of up to approximately 12 fps. In the ultra-fast continuous shooting mode, it realises a speed of up to approximately 14 fps - mirror remains raised during shooting, JPEGs only.
The Canon EOS-1D C digital SLR camera will be available in Australia from the end of August 2012 with pricing to be announced. Apply to Austrlain dealers Lemac www.lemac.com.au and Videocraft www.videocraft.com.au