Canon today announced a series of firmware updates for various Cinema EOS cameras and Cinema lenses. Specifically these are:
Aspect Ratio and De-Squeeze.
An updated EOS C500 Mark II will also be able to record in 4:3 and 6:5 aspect ratios while in full-frame sensor mode with Cinema RAW Light. Furthermore, in addition to 2x and 1.33x, the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III now also offer a 1.8x de-squeeze option for anamorphics, allowing more flexibility when selecting appropriate lenses.
New features for live production.
Support for Canon&s original IP-based XC protocol for both cameras enables remote control via the Canon RC-IP100 PTZ remote control. This feature also provides the ability to remotely control the cameras& zoom, focus, iris, gain and white balance. This update follows unveiling three new Canon PTZ cameras and the RC-IP100 PTZ remote earlier this year.
In addition to the existing LUT support, the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III now offer compatibility with Look files. Look files are 3D LUTs that can be stored in the camera for internal recording. The update also adds the ITU BT.709 Standard Gamma option to the EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C70, with the CP file "BT.709 Standard" assigned to the Custom Picture settings.
In addition, when recording 5.9K RAW or 4K/UHD internally, simultaneous 2K and FHD output via the 12G-SDI interface is now supported for extended compatibility with external HD monitors. Simultaneous output via monitor and HDMI output will also be available on EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III.
More AF options for EOS C70
The EOS C70 will get a new "Large/Small" AF area size under the "Full AF Area" option, allowing users better AF control over a wider area. Alongside this, touch tracking can be triggered by touching the LCD when using the &Full AF Area& option, as can face detection when the subject&s face is tapped.
EF-EOS R 0.71x adapter for more EF lenses.
The EF-EOS R 0.71x adapter now supports seven more EF lenses with an EOS C70 - in addition to the models already supported ( EF 16-35mm F2.8 L III USM, EF 24-70mm F2.8 L II USM, EF 24-105mm F4 L IS II USM):
EF 16-35mm F2.8 L II USM EF 16-35mm F4 L IS USM EF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS II USM EF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS III USM EF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM EF 70-200mm F4 L IS II USM
Fully supported lenses offer a range of benefits including lens correction (aberration and vignetting correction), Auto Iris (AE), Auto Focus (AF) and lens metadata (focal length and aperture correction[T/F stop]). Canon also confirms that more lenses will be added to the list of supported models for this adapter with a future firmware update.
Cine Servo Lens Support for the EOS R5.
The Canon EOS R5 will soon have extended cine lens support. The two compact cine servo lenses CN-E18-80mm and CN-E70-200mm will then be supported on the camera in combination with the EF-EOS R adapter. Here, the EOS R5 offers the possibility of controlling and monitoring the following functions: Lens Correction, Lens Metadata, Lens Grip Support and Servo Control, Auto Focus, Auto Exposure and Image Stabilisation (IS).