Canon has just introduced a new member in their professional cinematography products- The Canon EOS C200 digital cinema camera. The new EOS C200 makes it possible for video makers to record and save videos in in MP4 and the new Cinema RAW Light formats.
The EOS C200 features the newly-developed Dual DIGIC DV 6 image processing platform that will let users record 4K videos to CFast cards using the new Cinema RAW Light video format. It keeps all the information and gives users freedom in color grading a Cinema RAW while achieving between one-third and one-fifth the file size. Users can also record and save 4K MP4-format videos to SD cards.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Eddie Udagawa, VP, Consumer Imaging and Information Centre, Canon India, said, “Celebrating 30 years of EOS Systems, we are at the forefront of innovation and aim to introduce more evolved and technologically advanced products. Foraying into professional cinematography, the newly launched product CINEMA EOS C200 with its inbuilt 4K RAW/UHD @60FPS and FULL HD @120 FPS shooting capabilities, with excellent low light performance, the camera is set to meet the needs of all kind of productions across domains of Documentaries, ENG, Film & Broadcasting Schools, Corporate promotions and Premium Weddings. Canon continues to take its commitment forward with launch of exciting products that can elevate professional and personal experience.”
The Canon EOS C200 comes with the LM-V1 touch-panel LCD monitor, which simplifies the operation using touch inputs. With Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus, users cn just tap on the subject on the display to focus within a fraction of seconds.
The Canon EOS C200 delivers a maximum 15-stop equivalent wide dynamic range for 4K HDR video recording in Cinema RAW Light format, and a maximum 13-stop equivalent in MP4 format. A firmware update is scheduled for the first half of 2018, which will include support for the XF-AVC (YCbCr 4:2:0 8bit) video format used by such digital cinema cameras as the EOS C700 /EOS C700 GS PL and EOS C300 Mark II.
Coinciding with the release of the EOS C200, DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic Design’s editing and grading software, will commence support for Cinema RAW Light. In addition, users can perform editing using Avid Technology, Inc.’s Media Composer with the official Canon plugin “Canon RAW Plugin for Avid Media Access” and processing using Canon’s Cinema RAW Development.
The EOS C200 and the aforementioned software will be on display at the 2017 After NAB Show broadcasting technology expo, to be held on June 1 and 2 in Akihabara, Tokyo and at the Cine Gear Expo cinema industry trade show as well, to be held on June 2 and 3 in Hollywood, U.S.A. Support for Cinema RAW Light is also scheduled for EDIUS Pro, Grass Valley’s editing software, during 2017. Additionally, a future version of Final Cut Pro X from Apple Inc. will support Canon Cinema RAW Light, using Canon RAW Plugin for Final Cut Pro X.
Some of the much-needed accessories have also been announced. However, they are optional and the choice may vary from user to user. The LM-V1 LCD monitor, LA-V1 LCD attachment unit, GR-V1 camera grip, HDU-2 handle unit will be provided within the sales package to every EOS C200 user. There is also the CL-V2 clamp base, but it will be sold separately.