Word is leaking out before the official press release hits but the Canon Cinema EOS C200 looks dang impressive sporting a new 4k RAW video format called Cinema RAW Light for enabling writing to CFast 2.0 cards! It will even come in a version designed for gimbal use which is a first for Canon!
UPDATE: After publishing the story, Canon released the official announcement! I was out of the office for a few hours and wasn't able to update the story.
This new Cinema RAW Light gives flexibility in color grading along the lines of full RAW video but with a smaller file size. And from what I’m reading, editing will be available in DaVinci Resolve and with a plugin in Avid. It appears that plugins for other tools like FCPX will be coming soon as well.
Pricing is affordable and fits in nicely with other cameras in the market. Newsshooter says US pricing will be $7,499 and will be released in July.
Pre-order: Well, since it isn’t officially announced, we don’t have links yet.
We have gobs of coverage below (unlike other sites that only give you one viewpoint)…
Interesting note about the sensor (from Newsshooter):
“Canon told us at the C200 uses the 4K, Super 35-sized sensor from the C700 and includes C-Log and C-Log 3 profiles to ensure it’s as easy as possible to match footage from other C-series cameras. Yes, Canon are apparently putting the sensor from their flagship, very expensive Super 35 camera into a more budget-friendly model. It seemed so unlikely I thought I’d made a mistake in my notes but I’ve since double checked and Canon have confirmed.”
The Gimbal version (Also from Newsshooter):
“The C200 will be available in a kit with the 24-105 L II lens for £8,589.99, and also as the C200B. This is a stripped down version optimised for use on gimbals or remote mounts that ships without monitor, viewfinder, grip or handle. It will retail for $5,999 US.”
About the Canon Cinema EOS C200
Via Canon Rumors:
Offering exceptional creativity and flexibility, the new 4K compact digital cinema camera is perfect for a broad range of imaging professionals.
As the first Cinema EOS camera to support the new RAW recording format – Cinema RAW Light – the EOS C200 provides the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema RAW in a smaller file size, enabling filmmakers to record internally to a CFast 2.0™ card.
Newly developed Canon Dual DIGIC DV6 processors provide the ability to record internally 4K UHD/50P MP4, 4K DCI RAW and continuous 120fps High Frame Rate (HFR) in Full HD without crop. At the same time, advances in Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus (AF) technology and a new touch screen LCD monitor provide smooth AF operation and effective tracking.
Capability Drives Creativity
Canon’s Super 35mm CMOS sensor along with newly developed Dual DIGIC DV6 image processors deliver Cinema RAW Light recording at 4K DCI 50P internally to a CFast 2.0 card. It can also deliver 4K UHD recording at 150Mbps, and 2K or Full HD at 35Mbps to SD cards in MP4 format.
Supporting up to 15-stops of dynamic range in MP4 (Canon Log/log 3), the camera is perfect for capturing highlight and shadow detail.
Innovative Focus Control
With Dual Pixel CMOS AF, superb tracking and smooth autofocus ideal for video capture is possible. Using the LM-V1 touch-panel LCD monitor, users can intuitively select the subject they wish to focus on with simple touch operation.
4K / UHD
The 8.85M sensor supports 4K recording up to 4096 x 2160 for high quality images. 2K/HD recording (Over Sampling HD Processing) that takes full advantage of data from the 4K sensor.
DIGIC DV 6
Dual DIGIC DV 6 image processors are the core technology of this 3rd generation CINEMA EOS SYSTEM that offers wide-ranging expressive capabilities and stress-free operation in an compact body.
Cinema RAW Light – DCI 4K 60P/50P
New Cinema RAW Light format retains a high degree of post production freedom when colour grading similar to Cinema RAW while achieving between a one-third to one-fifth file size.
MP4 – 4K UHD 60P/50P
Support for UHD (3840 x 2160) 60P/50P makes long recording time possible on versatile SD cards while maintaining high image quality.
120fps – FHD
The C200 supports high-speed recording with a maximum 120fps in Full HD without cropping, realising even greater emotion in visual expression.
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Ground-breaking AF technology that uses a CMOS sensor with a construction that combines the functions of both imaging and phase difference AF.
View full specs and read more info about Canon Cinema EOS C200 at Canon Rumors.
New Canon EOS C200 Shoots 4K Cinema RAW Light Internally:
Via 4K Shooters:
Canon just announced their latest addition to their Cinema EOS camera lineup – the new Canon EOS C200. The new camera very much resembles a “mini C300 Mark II” or even, dare I say it, “Mini C700” of sorts. The big new feature here in the Canon C200 is 4K DCI Raw internally onto a CFast 2.0 card on the side of the camera. Canon call their new Raw codec – Cinema Raw Light, which apparently results in a 12bit recording at a rate of about 1 Gbps, giving you about 15 minutes on a 128 GB Cfast 2.0 card. Better start saving that money for CFast 2.0 media – good thing is at least prices have come down since 2014, and you can grab a 128GB Sandisk Extreme Pro Cfast 2.0 card for about $350 at B&H.
* 4K DCI Cinema RAW Light
- 4K/60p – 10 bit onto CFast 2.0
- 4K/30p – 12 bit onto CFast 2.0
* Internal Compressed Codec options:
- Full HD 120fps Continuous with no sensor crop
- 4K/60p Long GOP 8bit 4:2:0 at 150 Mbps in MP4
- 4K/24/25/30p Long GOP 8bit 4:2:0 at 100 Mbps
- 2K/HD at 35 Mbps 8bit 4:2:0 in MP4
- Recorded onto SD cards
* Up to 15-stops dynamic range (Cinema RAW Light)
* Canon LOG 3
* Dual Pixel CMOS AF with touch control and extensive shooting functions
* Easy operation and flexible configuration
* HDMI 2.o Out – 3840 x 2160 out
* SDI Out – 1080/60p out to external recorders
* Uses C300 MKII BP-A30 and BP-A60 batteries
* XF-AVC 4K internal codec coming Q1 2018 as free firmware
* Price: £7,699 inc VAT (£6,415 ex VAT)
* EU/US Price not confirmed yet
Canon Announces EOS C200 – Internal 4K Raw at Affordable Price
The Canon EOS C200 is here and it shoots Raw! In fact, this is a camera for documentary style shooters that is laid out to record Raw as a main codec. To make shooting Raw feasible, the camera supports a new recording format called “Cinema RAW Light” which, according to Canon, provides the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema Raw but at a smaller file size, making it possible to record internally to CFast 2.0 media.
This is big news for many cinema camera enthusiasts, especially considering the low price point of around $7,499 (about 8,925€ inc. tax). Raw and higher bit-rate recordings have always been a format filmmakers of all niches craved in order to achieve high-quality results, but for many it has been out of reach, so having a sub-$10k Canon EOS camera with internal 4K RAW recording is very big news.
Read full article at cinema5D “Canon Announces EOS C200 – Internal 4K Raw at Affordable Price”
Canon launches new Cinema EOS camera – and new RAW format
With new recording format, the 4K camera can record RAW to CFast cards
Canon is releasing a new 4K compact Cinema EOS camera, the Canon EOS C200. Along with the EOS C200, Canon is introducing a new RAW recording format, Cinema RAW light.
The new Cinema RAW Light has been designed to have the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema RAW but in a smaller file size, allowing users to record internally to a CFast 2.0 card.
Editing and grading of the Cinema RAW Light video format will be supported by DaVinci Resolve. Editing will also be possible in Avid Media Composer, using Canon RAW Plugin for Avid Media Access. This format can also be processed using a Canon application, Cinema RAW Development. Other partners are expected to support the format in the coming months.
Support for Cinema RAW Light is also scheduled for EDIUS Pro, Grass Valley’s editing software, during 2017. Additionally, a future version of Final Cut Pro X from Apple Inc. will support Canon’s Cinema RAW Light, using Canon RAW Plugin for Final Cut Pro X.
Read full article at TVTechGlobal “Canon launches new Cinema EOS camera – and new RAW format”
First look at the Canon C200 with Kai
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