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New Canon firmware for the EOS C500 Mark II, C200, C300 Mark III & C700

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Along with all of Canon’s other announcements today, they have announced new firmware for the C500 Mark II, C200, C300 Mark III, C700, and XF705.

There are also new firmware releases for several Reference Displays.

These firmware updates provide improved workflow, ease-of-use, file editing compatibility with popular NLE systems, and creative flexibility for products in the Cinema EOS, Professional Camcorder, and 4K Reference Display lines. All of the firmware updates for Canon cameras will be free.

Now, before you get too excited, these are not major firmware updates.

Cine Servo 25 250mm Slant with servo hood

The firmware updates for the EOS C300 Mark III, EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C700, EOS C700 FF, EOS C700 GS, EOS C200, and EOS C200B Cinema Cameras will also add support for the new CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 (CN10x25 IAS S) Cinema Lens.

Firmware Updates

C300 Mark III

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This is a strange one considering the camera was just announced. The EOS C300 Mark III Digital Cinema Camera update will now show the chosen resolution and color sampling settings on the onscreen display by default.

C500 Mark II

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The EOS C500 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera update adds the following features:

  • Support of XF-AVC Long GOP and XF-AVC Proxy format
  • 3 or 5 seconds pre-recording ability
  • Pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording
  • “Magnify” assignable button change
  • User ability to give two files an identical name when recording from both card slots

C700/C700 FF/ C700 GS

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The EOS C700, C700 FF, and C700 GS Digital Cinema Cameras will get the following features:

  • Update to the Slow & Fast Motion display, including changing “REC” and “STBY” notification colors from white to red and green respectively

C200/C200B

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  • Support of pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording
  • Simultaneous use of both HDMI and SDI ports.

XF705

XF705 Power On Right Side

The XF705 Professional Camcorder update will include:

  • Several new recording formats, such as XF-AVC 8-bit 4:2:0 up to 4K 30p and MP4 8-bit 4:2:0 up to FHD 60p
  • Pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording
  • Browser remote use for both Wi-Fi® and Ethernet connections
  • HDR high-frame shooting support

DP-V1710, DP-V1711, DP-V2410, DP-V2411, DP-V2420, DP-V2421, & DP-V3120 4K Reference Displays

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The DP-V1710, DP-V1711, DP-V2410, DP-V2411, DP-V2420, DP-V2421, and DP-V3120 4K Reference Display updates include the following:

  • Support for the reading of 3D-LUT/1D- LUT files in .cube LUT file format and tracking of errors to USB memory.
  • HDR monitoring assist functions such as the ability to check XY chromaticity value of pixels, area markers will be simultaneously displayed in two locations
  • Expansion of the safety zone/grid markers
  • Ability to highlight the areas above the desired luminance range.
  • Enhanced ease-of-use and workflow with third-party cameras
  • The DP-V2411, DP-V1711 and DPV-1710 4K Reference Displays update will improve full-screen black level all the way down to .001 nits. This is a major upgrade over the previous specification of .005 nits

Paid Firmware Updates Details Are as Follows:

The DP-V1711 and DP-V1710 4K Reference Displays paid firmware updates will offer an upgrade license and will raise full-screen peak luminance from 600 to 1000 nits. Also, full-screen peak luminance is now supported by a local dimming algorithm from 300 to 600 nits. The combined updates/upgrades listed here (both paid and free) for these reference displays would completely overhaul the image quality, which would be an impressive 1,000,000:1 full-screen contrast ratio.

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