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NAB2013: Canon discusses new firmare for 5D Mark III, C100, C300 and C500

NAB 2013: Canon discusses big firmware updates for C100, C300, C500 and 5D Mark III from Dan Chung on Vimeo.

Reported by Jonah Kessel

Canon has announced relatively major firmware updates to the EOS C500, EOS C300, EOS C100 and 5D Mark III, as well as new enhancements to its Cinema RAW Development software.

Firmware for the 5D Mark III was announced last October and is expected to be available for download by the end of this month. The long awaited update will give 5D users a clean, uncompressed HDMI output which will make high-definition video data (YCbCr 4:2:2, 8 bit) to an external recorder possible for the first time.

All cinema series users will gain a much needed update to the magnify function. Due in October, the firmware will allow users to check focus in different parts of the image while the LCD is punched in.

EOS C300 users gain features previously available to C100 users, including push auto iris and one shot AF. C300 also gains additional support of 1440 x 1080 recording at 35 Mbps.

Lastly, Canon has announced new features to the Cinema RAW software that ships with the EOS C500.

The firmware updates for the EOS C500, EOS C300, EOS C100 and CRD software will be available later in 2013.

Video by Jonah Kessel and Rick Macomber.

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