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Free firmware upgrades for Cinema EOS System cameras

Canon, Auckland, 4 September 2014: Canon have announced that they will make free firmware (1) upgrades for four Cinema EOS System cameras available in November 2014, as well as Cinema RAW Development 1.3 – an updated version of Canon’s Cinema RAW Development software for the EOS CSOO and EOS CSOO PL digital cinema cameras.

Canon’s Cinema EOS System lineup of digital cinematography cameras and lenses has earned the praises of a wide range of professionals working in Hollywood and around the world within the motion picture production industry. The new firmware upgrades, which will deliver enhanced basic performance to effectively respond to the advanced needs of various users, are being offered for the EOS CSOO, EOS CSOO PL. EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL cameras while the updated development software for 4K Cinema RAW footage targets the EOS CSOO and EOS CSOO PL models.

Support for ITU-R BT.2020 – next-generation broadcast standard color space
(For EOS CSOO and EOS CSOO PL)

Offering compliance with the ITU-R BT.2020 color space employed in the 4K TV broadcasting tests carried out earlier this year in Japan, the firmware upgrade for the EOS CSOO and EOS CSOO PL facilitates the capture of high-resolution video supporting the color space employed in the next-generation broadcast standard. When used in combination (2) with Canon’s DP-V3010 professional-use 4K display (released in January 2014), the system effectively responds to input and output needs within the realms of next-generation motionpicture production and broadcasting.

Enhanced Cinema RAW Development functionality
(For EOS CSOO and EOS CSOO PL)

The upgraded Cinema RAW Development software features the addition of 3D-LUT for converting from Cinema Gamut/DCI-P3+ to such highly versatile colour space standards as ITU-R BT.709 and DCI-P3, enabling efficient video editing while maintaining low-chroma colour reproduction and high-chroma colour 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 possible faster development of 4K Cinema RAW data. (4)

Improved operability when setting colour temperature of white balance
(For EOS CSOO, EOS CSOO PL, EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL)

The new firmware upgrades contribute to improved operability by allowing users to easily set colour temperature values using the camera’s FUNC button.

Canon plans to exhibit products supporting the ITU-R BT.2020 colour space at the company’s booth during the IBC2014 broadcast technology tradeshow, to be held in the Netherlands from the 12- 16 September.

Notes
1. Firmware is a type of software used to control product hardware functions. 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, p lease refer to the related Canon press release issued on April 3, 2014. Intel and Intel
Iris are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States and other countries.

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