Canon Releases Firmware Updates for Multiple Cinema Cameras, Lenses, and Reference Displays

canon_logo.jpegCanon has announced firmware updates for multiple cameras, lenses, and reference displays that will be showcased at the NAB (National Assocation of Broadcasters) show in Las Vegas this month.
The National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the nation's radio and television broadcasters, and is considered to be the premier trade association for broadcasters. The NAB advances the interests of members in federal government, industry and public affairs; improving the quality and profitability of broadcasting while encouraging content and technology innovation.
Most of our readers here at Steve's Digicams know more about Canon's consumer cameras, DSLR models, high quality lenses, and printers. But, in addition, as many members know, Canon is a major player in the Broadcast Industry, providing high end Cinema Cameras, Lenses, and Reference Displays.
So, along with many other exhibitors, Canon is showcasing some of their products at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV this month from April 16 through April 21. You can read more about the NAB Show at http://www.nabshow.com/
Today, Canon announced firmware updates for a number of the products that will be showcased to the industry during that show, including Canon Log3 for the EOS C300 Mark II Camera and support of ARRI Log c and Metadata for the DP-V2310 4K Reference Display. Updates for the DP-V2410 and DP-V3010 4K Reference Displays were also announced.

In addition, Canon also announced updates for the EOS C100 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera, along with updates for the CINE-SERVO 17-120mm and COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm Lenses. A number of other updates were also announced, including updates for the XA35, XA30, XF305 and XF300 Professional Camcorders, plus updates for their VIXIA HF G40 and XC10 4K Camcorders.

See the Press Release below for more information and detail about the numerous firmware updates announced by Canon.

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CANON U.S.A. ANNOUNCES A HOST OF PRODUCT FIRMWARE UPDATES

AT NAB 2016


New Updates Include Canon Log3 for the EOS C300 Mark II Camera and Support of ARRI Log C and Metadata for Canon's DP-V2410 4K Reference Display


MELVILLE, N.Y., April 13, 2016 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced firmware updates to several products being showcased at NAB 2016. These firmware updates support a number of feature updates for users including improvement of workflow, ease of use, focusing and lens corrections, color space, and creative flexibility for products in the Cinema EOS, HD Video, and 4K Reference Display lines.


Firmware updates are as follows:


  • The EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera updates will allow various functions such as shooting in new Canon Log3, viewfinder magnification during recording, focus guide with EF Cinema Prime lenses, Push Auto Iris and Zoom function on the grip joystick with New COMPACT-SERVO and CINE-SERVO series lenses, Canon Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) with COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm and CINE-SERVO 17-120mm lenses, ACES 1.0 output, peripheral illumination correction updates and overall image improvements such as noise level reduction in low-light for Canon Log2.

  • The EOS C100 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera update will allow various functions such as Push Auto Iris and Zoom function on the grip joystick with the new COMPACT-SERVO and CINE-SERVO series lenses, Canon DAF with COMPACT-SERVO 18-80mm and CINE-SERVO 17-120mm lenses, and peripheral illumination correction updates and selectable disabling of the microphone.

  • The DP-V2410 4K Reference Display firmware will be updated to support ARRI Log C and ARRI metadata; improve display contrast and dynamic range; add support for Canon Log3 and Hybrid Log Gamma; and display of SMPTE 2084 input signal on the waveform monitor.

  • The DP-V3010 4K Reference Display firmware will be updated to improve display contrast and dynamic range; add support for Canon Log3 and Hybrid Log Gamma; and display of SMPTE 2084 input signal on the waveform monitor.

  • The CINE-SERVO 17-120mm Lens will be updated to be compatible with Canon's DAF function in the EOS C300 Mark II and EOS C100 Mark II Cameras.

  • The update for the ME20F-SH Camera will include lens support for an additional 19 EF and CINE lenses allowing for more creative choices in a wider variety of shooting applications including television and film production.

  • The XA35 and XA30 Professional Camcorders and VIXIA HF G40 Camcorder updates include a new file format making it easier to integrate into third party software systems that are used for athletic coaching applications.

  • The firmware updates for the XF305 and XF300 Professional Camcorders include new shooting modes allowing for greater creative flexibility, Wide DR Gamma (600 percent) Mode, Highlight Priority Mode, and Signal/Noise priority mode.

  • The XC10 4K Camcorder firmware will be updated to include a new file format MP4 in HD mode (35 Mbps only), improved AF speed, and shutter speed options for flicker reduction.


To see these products mentioned above at NAB 2016, visit Canon U.S.A., Inc. in the Central Hall, Booth C4325. Follow Canon throughout the show on Instagram at @CanonUSA and Twitter at @CanonUSApro. To learn more about the firmware updates and their availability, please visit www.usa.canon.com/NAB2016Firmware.


About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com.

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