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The days when Canon made its prized quality lenses separately for either its bizarre HDV psuedo-progressive imaging camcorders (remember those?) or its high-res digital stills cameras are gone — having bled into the present day. Now, its lenses have a significant stake in the production of 4K digital cinema, and its Cinema CN-E EF-mount line of compact prime lenses will be fully rounded out by a just-announced 35mm prime, due out before the close of the year (that makes six lenses now: 14, 24, 35, 50, 85, 135). Furthering the same professional motion picture mission, Canon has also announced free firmware/software upgrades for automated functions such as Push Autofocus, as well as professional-grade ACES pipeline support for color management. Some updates apply to different cameras than others, so check below for more details. More »

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With each new camera comes a slightly different workflow, and the situation is no different with the Canon C500. We already talked a bit about the interesting way in which Canon is producing a RAW image with that camera (aside from being completely uncompressed), but we didn’t get into what you’ll actually need to do in order to begin working with this footage. Click through to check out a great video from Andy Shipsides of AbelCine on importing footage that has been recorded with the Convergent Design Gemini 4:4:4. More »

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There has been a lot of talk about RAW lately. With Sony’s announcement of a RAW recorder for the F5/F55 cameras, and RED’s recent price drops (including a $4,000 RED ONE MX), it’s certainly on everyone’s minds. Canon, who has been making a name for themselves recently in digital cinema, has begun shipping the C500 (which is retailing for lower than was originally announced back in August, just like all of their digital cinema products). The C500 is practically the same camera as its sibling the C300, except for the ability to output full 10-bit 4K RAW up to 60fps. This all sounds great in theory, but Canon is doing something interesting in the name of quality that just might make you think twice about going through the extra expense just to use it. More »

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The lower-cost and somewhat less featured version of the C300, the C100, was not the only announcement from Canon today. We’ve also got a list price and release date for the new 4K shooting C500: $30,000 and October. While the actual price could be lower — much like the higher initial list prices of the C300 and C100 — this camera is more than likely going to be a rental for a lot of people. Canon also announced new EOS Cinema lenses, a 14mm T/3.1 and 135mm T/2.2, and (re)announced two cinema zoom lenses, a 15.5-47mm T2.8 and 30-105mm T2.8. More »

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Curious about Canon’s EOS C500?  Wondering what the footage actually looks like projected in 4K, and what the post-process workflow is like?  If you’re in the L.A. area you should sign up for this free event being held by Canon — it’s a workshop geared around scratching just those kinds of questions.  They’ll screen the C500-shot Man and Beast, previously shown alongside The Ticket at NAB, and have C500′s on-hand.  Here are the details:
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