Canon Introduces New CJ18ex7.6B KASE S UHDgc Portable Zoom Lens Designed for 4K UHD Broadcast 2/3-Inch Cameras

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Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of a new addition to its UHDgc series of 4K UHD broadcast portable zoom lenses: the CJ18ex7.6B KASE S. The new lens, which is designed to be used with 4K UHD broadcast cameras that have 2/3-inch sensors, has the same optical specifications as the existing CJ18ex7.6B IRSE/IASE with the exception of having an optical extender while still delivering 4K UHD imaging quality at a price point that matches well with the many lower-cost 4K cameras in the market. By eliminating the optical range extender, the lens maintains a compact and lightweight design to meet the versatile and ever-changing needs of a broad range of video productions, including documentaries, sports, events and news coverage. Additionally, the lens is compatible with the new Canon ZDJ-G01 Zoom Demand and FDJ-G01 Focus Demand accessories that provide operators with enhanced functionality and operational control of the lens.

The CJ18ex7.6B KASE S portable zoom lens achieves high-level 4K UHD performance across the entire zoom range thanks to Canon’s proprietary optical design technology, incorporating materials such as fluorite and Ultra-Low Dispersion (UD) glass. In addition, the lens supports the wide color gamut approved by the ITU-R BT.2020 UHD broadcasting standard – all features essential to HDR imaging. The ergonomics and digital servo operational controls of the lens are similar to Canon’s current lineup of portable zoom lenses, providing users with maximum mobility in a variety of shooting situations.

Family Tradition: The New EOS C300 Mark III Cinema Camera Is A Super 35mm Modular Workhorse

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Adding to its robust and expansive line up of Cinema EOS digital cinema cameras, Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the EOS C300 Mark III. The next-generation Super 35mm workhorse features a new Dual Gain Output (DGO) sensor and, like the full-frame EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema camera, employs a modular design and an interchangeable lens mount optional accessory that allows users to easily customize the camera according to the needs of each project, making it an ideal tool for a wide range of video content production. The introduction of C300 Mark III, alongside the already announced C500 Mark II, signal Canon’s equal and high attention to the two important constituencies of Super 35mm and full-frame content creation.

“Creativity should never be hampered by a lack of choice. Canon understands that, which is why we continue to expand and build upon our award-winning lineup of Cinema EOS cameras,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies and Communications Group. “The EOS C300 Mark III is the latest finely engineered cinema camera from Canon that will seamlessly integrate into a creator’s toolbox, providing users with an imaging solution that delivers a myriad of possibilities and potential. We look forward to seeing the visionary content created with the EOS C300 Mark III camera.”

Canon U.S.A. Introduces New Cine-Servo 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 Cinema Lens Available in Both EF and PL Mount

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Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions today announced the CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 (CN10x25 IAS S), a new CINE-SERVO cinema lens designed for use with 4K cameras. The new lens, which is available in both EF and PL mount, features 10x optical zoom, a built-in 1.5x extender and a powerful and removable servo motor drive unit, providing broadcast-friendly shoulder operation for ENG/EFP and documentary style shooters. The lightweight design of the lens (6.7 lbs.) is remarkable given the zoom range and feature set, especially when compared with other lenses of similar focal lengths. This outstanding model, as well as the Sumire Prime Lenses announced in 2019, have further strengthened Canon’s robust lineup of Cinema Lenses.

“As the lines between broadcast, cinematic and commercial productions continue to blur, it becomes more important to have a seamless product line that can provide solutions across a broad scope of applications,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president of the Canon U.S.A., Inc. Imaging Technologies and Communications Group. “The CINE-SERVO lens family combines outstanding performance and an unmatched focal range from 17mm up to 1500mm in the three-lens family. The new CINE-SERVO 25-250mm lens adds a great deal of versatility to the lineup, and will soon be a favorite of productions large and small.”

Canon Announces Additional In-Demand Specifications of The EOS R5 Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera

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Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today is sharing additional specifications of the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera currently in development. The newly released information divulges further details on the 8K video recording capability, IBIS and more.

Canon U.S.A. Announces a Host of Firmware Updates for Professional Imaging Products

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Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced upcoming firmware updates for several professional imaging products, such as XF-AVC 4K 30p recording on the popular XF705 Professional Camcorder. 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.

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 allow for support of the new CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 (CN10x25 IAS S) Cinema Lens. Additional free firmware updates are as follows:

The XF705 Professional Camcorder update will include the addition of several 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. Other updates include pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording, browser remote use for both Wi-Fi® and Ethernet connections, and HDR high-frame shooting support.
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.

Genelec Hosting Webinar Covering Immersive Monitoring

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On Thursday, April 23, 2020, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. CDT, Genelec will be hosting an exclusive online tutorial, “G*Connect Webinar: A Complete Systems Approach to Immersive Monitoring Solutions,” hosted by Genelec Senior Technical Sales Manager Paul Stewart. Register now.

In Genelec’s previous G*Connect immersive seminars, the goal was to help participants understand the basic principles of immersive audio, and how to approach immersive room design. But in order to produce high quality immersive content that translates faithfully to all playback devices, users will need a neutral, transparent monitoring system that is carefully optimized for their room. To demonstrate this, Paul will guide participants through the configuration of a complete immersive monitoring system. Using Genelec Smart Active Monitors and intuitive GLM calibration software, Paul will cover all aspects of setup, connectivity and integration of both hardware and software. Participants will learn how GLM is able to configure, calibrate and control an entire immersive system to produce mixes that they can rely on every time.

Understanding Digital Signage Content Strategy

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Digital Signage is one of the few areas of AV where there’s more to the project than just hardware, software and install. Content creation, custom programming, training, and player setup are all part of the project. It’s important for integrators to offer a total solution for Digital Signage, including content. Selling content requires looking at Content Strategy first to ensure overall project success and client satisfaction. This webinar covers how Content Strategy drives your entire digital signage project, including hardware, software and other technology choices.

April 23rd, 2-3pm EDT

RTW Adds SMPTE ST 2110 to Dante and Ravenna TouchMonitors

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RTW focuses on visualizing audio in order to let audio engineers make informed decisions in professional broadcast, production, post production and quality control, and as many broadcasters now start looking at new networked audio and video standards, the company now adds SMPTE ST 2110 compliance to its Dante- and Ravenna-compatible TouchMonitor TM7 and TM9.

New TM-Dante and TM-Ravenna units will ship with ST 2110 functionality, and existing owners will be able to add this option via a free firmware update.

Atomos Ninja V Enables 5.9K Apple ProRes RAW Recording for Panasonic LUMIX S1H With Free Update

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Atomos and Panasonic have today made the dream of ultra-high-resolution RAW video from a full-frame mirrorless camera a reality. The two companies have announced updates to the award-winning Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and Panasonic LUMIX S1H that together record 5.9K Apple ProRes RAW files direct from the camera’s sensor. The result is the highest quality video images ever seen from a mirrorless camera.

Jeromy Young, CEO of Atomos, said: “We are excited about what the combination of the Ninja V and the LUMIX S1H gives to our users. Providing the choice to record 10-bit ProRes video for fast turnaround projects, or stunning full-frame 5.9K 12-bit ProRes RAW for more creative flexibility. It becomes an extraordinary workhorse – especially for delivering the best HDR possible.”

Atomos Lock-Down Price-Down Promotion Brings Perfect Video Into Reach of More Users Than Ever

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With much of the world in lockdown Atomos are more committed than ever to our awesome community of filmmakers and creators. To help them stay creative wherever they me be Atomos are giving the opportunity to get the best 5” monitor-recorder in the world at the best possible price with the Ninja V “Lock-Down Price-Down” promotion.

This new time-limited promotion will combine with a series of exciting new RAW announcements from Atomos over the coming days, plus the recent AtomOS 10.3 update, to make Ninja V a more compelling option than ever.