Canon has announced a new Cinema EOS Firmware that is designed to enhance and strengthen the capabilities for live productions and the mid-to-low-end broadcast market.
This new firmware update is for both the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III and it enables both cameras to be used within live environments.
Other new additions in the firmware include AF support when shooting 100p or 120p, and the addition of face detection when shooting in the Slow and Fast Shooting Mode. There is also finally the ability to display four channels of audio.
Key updates include
- Implementing XC protocol: integration into multi-camera solutions, supporting direct control via RC-IP100 and ethernet connections.
- Strengthening of AF features: 120p / 100p AF support, alongside face detection during Slow and Fast Shooting Mode.
- Audio 4ch display: the audio level display will show all four audio channels when this mode is selected.
- New accessory and lens support: allowing the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III to work perfectly with both the CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1 and EU-V3, as well as support for the Flex Zoom series of lenses.