不知道大家對Canon Cinema EOS還有沒有印象呢，這個由Canon推出為拍攝電影而生的錄影機系列，包含了可以錄製4K影片的DSLR 1D-C、電影機 EOS C500、C300，入門的EOS C100。這次Canon提供了高階錄影機系列的韌體更新，讓原本最多只有ISO 20,000的EOS C500、C300和C100，大幅提升至ISO 80,000，最高階的EOS C500更是獨家獲得DCI-P3+、Cinema Gamut color選項，在4,096 x 1,080的解析度之下可以達到高速120fps的水準，專業的C家用戶們可以拿出你的相機去升級了。
The new firmware updates will offer professionals using the EOS C500 the ability to shoot using wider colour gamuts. In addition to the existing BT.709 gamut, new DCI-P3+ and Cinema Gamut options will be added. DCI-P3 is an established colour space for digital cinema projection, and DCI-P3+ will allow the EOS C500 to fit seamlessly into workflows designed for such a delivery system. DCI-P3+ captures a wider range of colours but cannot account for all of the colours that current sensor technology can capture, so the new Cinema Gamut will provide an even wider colour space. In addition, it will be possible to apply a BT.709, Wide DR or DCI-P3 LUT to the outputs from the MON.1/2 terminals, increasing monitoring options on-set.
High-speed options in the EOS C500 will also be expanded, further increasing the flexibility of the camera. A new 4K1K a will be added, providing the option to shoot at up to 120fps. Unlike the existing 4K2K HRAW mode, in which additive processing is used to create a final image of 4096×2160 pixels when recording at frame rates above 60P, the new 4K1K mode will utilise a cropped portion of the image sensor. Capturing a more cinematic aspect ratio of 4096×1080 pixels, this new option will reduce the risk of aliasing, or ‘jaggies’, in the recorded image. 4K2K HRAW will remain as a shooting option.
Building on the ease-of-use upgrades announced earlier in 2013 for the EOS C300, Canon is introducing a range of further updates which will enhance camera functionality for solo shooters, including the addition of Wide DR gamma. First introduced in the EOS C100, Wide DR offers the 12 stops of dynamic range available when shooting in Canon Log gamma, but produces a less ‘flat’ image which does not necessarily require post-processing or colour grading. This is particularly useful for film makers working on tight schedules or with limited financial resources.
The updated EOS C300 will also offer support for the EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, complete with continuous autofocus function, and enhanced AE options.
A self-contained 4K camera, the EOS-1D C will also benefit from feature upgrades in 2013, further enhancing the performance and versatility of this unique device.
Utilising Canon’s EF lens mount, it will become possible to display current aperture (f-number) when shooting with Canon EF Cinema lenses, and to store lens metadata. Furthermore, EF Cinema lenses will be supported by the Peripheral Illumination and Chromatic Aberration Correction functions, improving overall image quality (*2).
In response to user requests, audio has also been enhanced. Currently audio recording is limited to a mic input, but the forthcoming update will permit selection of Line or Mic, allowing use of an external audio source if required.