April 20, 2020

Canon Updates Firmware for EOS Cinema Cameras Including C700FF and C500 MK II

Canon releases firmware updates for its Cinema EOS line, XF705 camcorder, and 4K reference displays. 

Canon has updated the majority of its Cinema EOS cameras to go along with its announcement of the EOS C300 Mark III

The firmware updates include the C300 Mark III, C500 Mark II, C700, C700 FF, C700 GS, C200, and C200B which will allow for support for the CINE-SERVO 25-250mm T2.95-3.95 lens.

XF705 Camcorder 
The update will include the addition of several recording formats, such as XF-AVC 8-bit 4:2:0 up to 4K 30p and MP4 8-bit 4:2:0 up to FHD 60p. Other updates include pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording, browser remote use for both Wi-Fi® and Ethernet connections, and HDR high-frame shooting support.

EOS C300 Mark III 
The update will now show the chosen resolution and color sampling settings on the onscreen display by default.

EOS C500 Mark II 
The update allow for support of XF-AVC Long GOP and XF-AVC Proxy format, 3 or 5 seconds pre-recording ability, pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording, “magnify” assignable button change, and user ability to give two files an identical name when recording from both card slots.

EOS C700, C700 FF, and C700 GS
The  update the Slow & Fast Motion display, including changing “REC” and “STBY” notification colors from white to red and green respectively.

EOS C200 and C200B 
The update will allow for support of pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p recording and the simultaneous use of both HDMI and SDI ports.

DP-V1710, DP-V1711, DP-V2410, DP-V2411, DP-V2420, DP-V2421, and DP-V3120 4K Reference Display 

The updates include support for the reading of 3D-LUT/1D- LUT files in .cube LUT file format and tracking of errors to USB memory. Other updated support includes HDR monitoring assist functions such as the ability to check XY chromaticity value of pixels, area markers will be simultaneously displayed in two locations, expansion of the safety zone/grid markers, and the ability to highlight the areas above the desired luminance range. Also, the update will support enhanced ease-of-use and workflow with third party cameras.

DP-V2411, DP-V1711 and DPV-1710 4K Reference Displays 
The update will improve full-screen black level all the way down to .001 nits. This is a major upgrade over the previous specification of .005 nits.

Paid Firmware Updates

DP-V1711 and DP-V1710 4K Reference Displays 
The paid firmware updates will offer an upgrade license and will raise full-screen peak luminance from 600 to 1000 nits. Also, full-screen peak luminance is now supported by a local dimming algorithm from 300 to 600 nits. The combined updates/upgrades listed here (both paid and free) for these reference displays would completely overhaul the image quality, which would be an impressive 1,000,000:1 full-screen contrast ratio.

To download the firmware updates, visit the support page.      

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