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Where to Download the Full Canon C300 and RED SCARLET-X Manuals

12.4.11 @ 8:59PM Tags : , , , , , , ,

Continuing their head-to-head matchup, manuals for both the RED SCARLET-X and Canon C300 cameras have been released. Neither of these cameras are available widely yet — the SCARLET-X is just beginning to ship in volume (including my own), whereas the C300 has another month or so before it’s shipping. Therefore one of the ways to get a virtual hands-on with either camera is to RTFM.

Also, here’s another short shot on the C300 from the lineup of launch films:

The Canon C300: ready for the Sci-Fi — sorry, SyFy — channel?

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  • The camera performs well in that short film. Far better, in fact, than the actors, director, script writer, and editor. :p Who writes a script in which every role is tough, gritty, and ironic? Who directs actors so that every one of them acts exactly the same? The editor does a miserable job with the action scenes, and that lead female actor fails to properly articulate her words, thereby failing the “first duty of the actor”: to make themselves heard. :p

    However, the camera does a pretty good job in the hands of a pretty good cinematographer. I love some of the shots in this, and the camera appears to handle high dynamic range and low-light shots really well, as well as suppressing moire and rolling shutter. I think the Canon’s emphasis on capability, quality, and flexibility makes it a worthy contender in the market, even against the Scarlet, which tends towards sheer technical specs. Both very exciting cameras! :)

    • “..that lead female actor fails to properly articulate her words, thereby failing the “first duty of the actor”: to make themselves heard”

      That is not true Leo. Look at Jeff Bridges in True Grit. Could anyone understand a word he muttered? I don’t think so! He still got nominated for the Oscar though. If this game were all about hard and fast rules there would be no room for art but thankfully it does not work like that.

  • wow! camera wasn’t as good as i expected it to be. you would imagine with all the professional equipment they had they would be able to shoot a high caliber short but it goes to show its not about the equipment and more about how you use it. this seemed to cheesy, the choreography wasn’t enough frame rates and didn’t fit well with the rest of this film. these need more practice.

    • Well, I agree they didn’t do very good job. But I’m not going to talk about choreography and story etc. Only about the camera :). When you look at the BTS video, they worked with little amount of pro equipment and they didn’t light at all (maybe in some shoots but mostly they didn’t). Most of the times they used bare camera in hand, no rigs, no steadicams or other fancy stuff. So, the camera handled it quite good when we agree it was shot more like a bad indie movie (just my opinion) than real short movie shot by pros (like Mobius for example – same camera-huge difference). Sorry my english :)

  • The “Swords” video just demonstrates that this camera needed 60P. The slo-mo scenes around 5:30 are just not what someone would ideally produce. Hopefully a firmware update can take care of the 60P issue. I wouldn’t want this to be my A-cam (and at $16000 for an indie movie it is likely to be the A-cam), and still need to use a FS100 for the slo-mo. I understand the right tool for the job, but Canon just really missed with the frame rate.

  • Wow, amazing how some films/tests make you want to by the camera, then you see this crap and TOTALLY second guess it. WHO from Canon is giving their camera to these people?! Are these film students or professionals ?

  • WOW. I really thought that test film was going to be a lot better. Makes Laforet look like Hollywood A-list.

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