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Free Canon Firmware for Cinema EOS System Cameras Delivers Improved Basic Performance, Including Support for ITU-R BT.2020 Color Space
|By Business Wire
|September 4, 2014 09:06 AM EDT
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced
today that its parent company, Canon Inc., will be releasing free
firmware1 upgrades for both the Cinema EOS C500 4K and C300
Digital Cinema Cameras, as well as Cinema RAW Development 1.3, an
updated version of Canon’s Cinema RAW Development software, in November
(Photo: Business Wire)
Canon’s Cinema EOS System lineup of digital cinematography cameras and
lenses has earned the praises of a wide range of progressive
professionals working in the cinema and television production
industries. The new firmware upgrades, which will deliver enhanced
performance to effectively respond to the needs of various users, are
being offered for the EOS C500 and EOS C300 camera models while the
updated Cinema RAW Development software for 4K Cinema RAW footage is
intended for the Cinema EOS C500.
Support for ITU-R BT.2020 next-generation broadcast standard color
space (for EOS C500 and EOS C500 PL camera models)
Offering compliance with the ITU-R BT.2020 (Rec. 2020) color space
employed in the 4K TV broadcasting tests carried out earlier this year
in Japan, the firmware upgrade for the EOS C500 and EOS C500 PL camera
models facilitates the capture of high-resolution video supporting the
color space employed in the ITU-R BT.2020 next-generation broadcast
standard. When used in combination2 with Canon’s DP-V3010
professional 4K reference display (released in January 2014), the system
effectively responds to input and output needs within the realms of
next-generation motion-picture production and broadcasting.
Enhanced Cinema RAW Development functionality (for EOS C500 and EOS
C500 PL camera models)
The upgraded Cinema RAW Development software features the addition of
3D-LUT for converting from Cinema Gamut/DCI-P3+ to such highly versatile
color space standards as ITU-R BT.709 (Rec. 709) and DCI-P3, enabling
efficient video editing while maintaining low-chroma color reproduction
and high-chroma color gradation. Additionally, support for EDLs (edit
decision lists)3 enables only necessary time code-designated
segments to be converted to the DPX and ProRes formats suitable for
editing, effectively doing away with the need to process unnecessary
files. Also, when using a PC equipped with Intel® Iris™ Pro
graphics, Cinema RAW Development 1.3 makes it possible for faster
development of 4K Cinema RAW data.4
Improved operability when setting color temperature of white balance
(for EOS C500 and EOS C300 camera models)
The new firmware upgrades contribute to improved operability by allowing
users to easily set color temperature values using the camera’s FUNC
Canon plans to exhibit products supporting the ITU-R BT.2020 color space
at the company’s booth during the IBC2014 broadcast technology
tradeshow, to be held in the Netherlands, September 12-16, 2014.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer,
business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With
approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon
Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in
2013† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in
2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice
Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer
categories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the
past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of
customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based
consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes.
Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and
environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters
secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design,
construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green
buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign
up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and
follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.
†Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and
All referenced product names, and other marks, are trademarks of their
1 Additional information regarding firmware for cinema cameras will
be made available in early November through the Canon Cinema EOS System
homepage in each region.
2 Requires the firmware upgrade for the DP-V3010 announced on
September 4, 2014.
3 A list used in editing containing scene data designated for
use in the final cut of the video.
4 For additional details, please visit http://usa.canon.com/cusa/about_canon/newsroom/press_releases?pageKeyCode=pressreldetail&docId=0901e02480ba1f91
. Intel and Intel Iris are trademarks of Intel Corporation in
the United States and other countries.
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