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 Thursday, July 26, 2012
From Canon USA:
 
Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Cameras Fly High In First-Ever Movie Filmed Completely on Airplanes
 
The Extreme Mobility and Exceptional Image Quality Make the Canon EOS C300 Camera the Ideal Choice for Filming Inside Confined Areas like the Limited Space of Commercial Airline Cabins
 
Canon Cinema EOS C300 Airplane Movie Behind the Scenes
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., July 26, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that "Departure Date," the first motion picture to be filmed entirely onboard airliners in flight, was shot using Canon EOS C300 digital cinema cameras. The film was shot in nine days on three commercial flights at an altitude of 35,000 feet, spanning across 28,000 miles and three continents. Written and directed by Kat Coiro, "Departure Date" is a film about Jake (Emmy-nominated actor, Ben Feldman), who finds and loses the love of his life (Nicky Whelan) on a Sydney to Los Angeles Virgin Australia flight, meets his depressing future (in characters played by Philip Baker Hall, Janeane Garofalo, and Luis Guzman) on a Virgin America Los Angeles to Dallas flight, and is motivated to go get the girl on a Virgin Atlantic Los Angeles to London flight. "Departure Date" premiered on June 17th at the L.A. Film Festival.
 
"Virgin has a long history of groundbreaking firsts, and shooting the first film at 35,000 feet certainly continues that tradition," said Virgin Produced Head of Commercial Production Huntley Ritter. "We pride ourselves on the quality of the content we deliver in any medium, and the Canon products we utilized on this production and have used in the past have always exceeded expectations. We look forward to working with Canon for years to come."
 
"I knew it would be a challenge to figure out how to get it done just in terms of lighting, mobility, electrical power, and airport security," states director of photography Doug Chamberlain. "I looked at the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera and was immediately convinced that it's the perfect tool for shooting 'Departure Date.' The EOS C300 is a very production-friendly camera."
 
Compact, lightweight, and designed to deliver exceptional full 1920 x 1080 HD images, the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera is the product of decades of Canon's expertise designing advanced image sensors, lenses, and digital imaging processors. Engineered for filmmakers at all levels, the Canon EOS C300 features a unique Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III image processor, for superb cinematic image quality, and a 50 Mbps 4:2:2 MPEG-2 codec for faithful image capture. It records to two CF (Compact Flash) cards through dual slots, with a choice of serial or parallel (for backup) recording, providing up to 80 minutes of recording time on each 32GB card.
 
Simple to operate, the camera is available in two models: the EOS C300 equipped with an EF lens mount for compatibility with Canon's extensive line-up of interchangeable EF lenses for Canon EOS digital SLR cameras and EF Cinema lenses; and the EOS C300 PL with a PL lens mount for use with industry-standard PL lenses including Canon's EF Cinema lenses with PL mounts. Both C300 models employ the industry-standard MXF (Material eXchange Format) for smooth workflow compatibility and include features such as Canon-Log that ensures capture of the full 12 T-stop exposure latitude of which the camera is capable.
 
Chamberlain used PL-mount compact prime lenses with his Canon EOS C300 camera to shoot "Departure Date." The compact size and long recording times provided by the Canon EOS C300 digital cinema camera proved essential for shooting in the tight confines of airline cabins, according to Chamberlain.
 
"Fortunately, at under four pounds, the C300 is actually quite light," he said. "It proved to be everything we needed in terms of the extreme mobility required to shoot in such a small space. I was able to move quickly and efficiently, and back the camera right up against the bulkhead or the window and still get my shots. I don't think I could have done that with many other cameras."
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Post Date: 7/26/2012 11:22:11 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, May 18, 2012
From Canon UK:
 
Canon adds new functionality to the EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL
 
United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, 18 May 2012 – Canon today announces the availability of a new firmware update for the ground-breaking EOS C300 and the EOS C300 PL. The update, version 1.0.5.1.00, will add Genlock synchronisation for 24.00P, 24.00PsF, 23.98P and 23.98PsF signal inputs. In addition, the new firmware will add support for Korean language to the menus.
 
The new firmware will be available from the end of May 2012 from http://software.canon-europe.com/
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Post Date: 5/18/2012 8:27:45 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, May 17, 2012
The CDLC has posted a menu simulator for the Canon Cinema EOS C300.
 
"Designed for prospective users of the EOS C300, the CDLC has developed a fully interactive menu simulator to allow users to familiarize themselves with the camera's Main Menu and Custom Picture Menu."
 
"With this innovative training tool, users can navigate and master the menu system of the EOS C300 camera with a mouse, keyboard arrow or your fingers (when using a device with a touch screen) This system has been optimized for use on personal computers and tablet devices."
 
Better yet, use the real thing - B&H has the Canon Cinema EOS C300 PL Camera in stock. $15,999.00 shipped.
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Post Date: 5/17/2012 12:45:20 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, April 12, 2012
Canon USA has issued an update regarding the just-announced Canon Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL 4K Digital Cinematography Camera:
 
Further details regarding the Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL digital cinematography cameras – including specifications and pricing – have yet to be decided, although preliminary plans are for a suggested list price of approximately $30,000†.
 
Plans also call for these new products to be launched later this year. In addition to targeting a swift launch of these cameras, Canon will continue to enhance other components of its Cinema EOS System product lineup, which is designed to contribute to the continued advancement of tools for visual expression and the development of cinematic culture.
 
Additionally, the prototype of the Cinema EOS C500 digital cinematography camera that will be on display at the 2012 NAB Show in the Canon booth, C4325, will be the EF-mount version only.
 
† Availability, prices, and specifications of all products are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
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Post Date: 4/12/2012 12:31:34 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has announced the Cinema EOS C500/C500 PL 4K Digital Cinematography Cameras (press release).
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Post Date: 4/12/2012 9:46:50 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
Canon has announced that four EF Cinema Zoom Lenses are under development (press release).
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Post Date: 4/12/2012 9:16:43 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, April 04, 2012
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted a new white paper titled Best Practices for Data Management.
 
"Written by Michael Cioni of Light Iron Digital, this insightful document offers solutions for understanding, mastering, and strategically planning for the acquisition and storage of file-based media."
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Post Date: 4/4/2012 10:41:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, March 20, 2012
From Canon USA:
 
Canon Hollywood Professional Technology And Support Center Now Fully Operational
 
First Canon Facility in the U.S.A. with the Capability to Service All Canon Lens Types Supporting Canon's Cinema, Television and Professional Photography Customers
 
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y./HOLLYWOOD, Calif., March 20, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center is fully operational, offering comprehensive product repair and support services for Canon's professional products. This is the first Canon facility in the United States with the precision equipment, staff and expertise to repair all Canon professional lens types, including the Company's award-winning EF series photography lenses, brand new EF Cinema lenses, and broadcast and studio lenses. Full repair services for Canon's extensive lineup of cameras, including the new Cinema EOS C300 camera, XF/XA Series high definition camcorders, and professional-grade EOS Digital SLR cameras are also available at the facility.
 
"This is an amazing time for Canon, as just a few weeks ago we started shipping the new Cinema EOS C300 cameras and EF Cinema lenses. As we enter these new and exciting markets, we are proud to offer Canon's convenient, timely and high quality service and support to professionals working in and around Hollywood," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies and Communications Group, Canon U.S.A.
 
The Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center brings Canon's award-winning service and support to Hollywood, serving the growing number of professional cinema, broadcast and television production customers. The facility, located on the historic Sunset Gower Studios lot at 6060 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, provides a local site to foster support, research, service and training for Hollywood's entertainment industry. In addition to product service, the facility acts as a base for Canon's regional operations and provides training and support to industry partners, including dealers and rental houses. The new facility and highly trained Canon staff also offer hands-on Canon Live Learning seminars to current and potential clients on the latest Canon professional products. To learn more about these comprehensive educational offerings, please visit: www.usa.canon.com/proworkshops
 
On-site repair operations include two state-of-the-art camera body and lens adjustment rooms, Canon's most advanced adjustment and calibration equipment, local spare parts inventory, and an experienced repair staff that will return Canon's professional products to their original factory condition and operation.
 
An advance reservation is required for all service and support requests handled by the Hollywood facility. Customers requesting support should call 1 (855) CINE EOS to schedule an appointment. Additionally, as an added benefit for Canon Professional Services (CPS) Platinum and Gold level members, a reservation for support can be made via the CPS hotline 24 hours a day at 1 (888) CPS-4540.
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Post Date: 3/20/2012 9:24:32 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, March 14, 2012
From Canon Europe:
 
Canon has announced that Canon Log look up tables (LUTs) for its EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL Digital Cinema Cameras are now available for download to allow for converting Canon Log Gamma footage.
 
The EOS C300 (EF lens mount) and EOS C300 PL (PL lens mount) cameras are part of Canon’s Cinema EOS System and amongst their specifications they offer Canon Log Gamma, which enables neutral image quality with subdued contrast and sharpness for a wider dynamic range (up to 800% or 12 stops of latitude). This allows for more image information to be retained for colour correction and visual effects, hence greater freedom in post-production and colour grading.
 
The EOS C300 and EOS C300 PL Canon Log LUTs are available in three different versions: one for converting from Canon Log Gamma to Video gamma, one for converting from Canon Log Gamma to Cineon gamma, and one for converting from Canon Log Gamma to Rec.709 gamma.
 
To download the Canon EOS C300 Log LUTs just click here and for the EOS C300 PL Log LUTs just click here and select the 'Software (drivers and applications)' option from the menu.
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Post Date: 3/14/2012 2:42:28 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Canon has sent an invitation to an event to be held during the NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) Show in Las Vegas. Will the promised new Canon Cinema EOS camera be announced?
 
Canon Event Invitation - 2012/04/15
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Post Date: 3/13/2012 9:54:46 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The sweet-looking Redrock Micro ultraCage for Canon EOS C300 has been announced.
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Post Date: 2/22/2012 10:18:02 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, February 08, 2012
CPN Europe has launched a new section of their website devoted to Canon's new Cinema EOS system.
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Post Date: 2/8/2012 2:14:36 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Saturday, February 04, 2012
Canon USA has announced two free Cinema EOS hands-on seminars at Canon's new Hollywood Center. These seminars will be held on February 8th and 23rd.
 
Experience the EOS C300 with Vincent Laforet
Presented by: Vincent Laforet
Program: Professional Development Seminars & Workshops
Date: February 08, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: Free of charge. Advanced registration required. Visit: usa.canon.com/proworkshops to register
Questions: CanonLiveLearning@cusa.canon.com
Location: Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center 6060 Sunset Blvd Hollywood, California 90028
 
Join us for an up-close look at the EOS C300 as Explorer of Light and Möbius Director, Vincent Laforet, explores its capabilities and highlights its potential at the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Laforet will be joined by Canon technical staff in conducting separate sequences involving dynamic range, ISO, skin tones, and color charts, and will also discuss the background behind the EF lens choices he made while shooting Möbius to create a unique look and stylistic results he was looking for. EOS C300 cameras and Canon Technical Reps will be available during this event.
 
Touch & Try: EOS C300
Presented by: Canon Technical Reps
Program: Professional Development Seminars & Workshops
Date: February 23, 2012
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fee: Free of charge. Advanced registration required. Visit: usa.canon.com/proworkshops to register
Location: Canon Hollywood Professional Technology & Support Center 6060 Sunset Blvd Hollywood, California 90028
Questions: CanonLiveLearning@cusa.canon.com
 
Spend an evening getting hands-on experience with the new EOS C300 at the Canon Hollywood Professional Technology and Support Center in Los Angeles, CA. Canon technical staff will be on-hand to answer questions and guide you through an opportunity to try the EOS C300 and witness the impressive image quality, dynamic range, ISO, skin tones, and color accuracy results first-hand. EOS C300 cameras will be available during this event. While these events are free, the room capacity is limited, so please register to attend: www.usa.canon.com/proworkshops.
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Post Date: 2/4/2012 10:33:03 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, January 18, 2012
As I mentioned yesterday, B&H is accepting preorders for the game-changing Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema System.
 
Note that this camera will not (initially at least) be available at all Canon authorized dealers. Only 17 dealers will be authorized to sell the Canon Cinema EOS System. Many third party accessories should be available by release date which is listed as on or after Jan 30th.
 
The Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera (EF or PL Mounts) are available for preorder at B&H for only $15,999.00 - a huge discount from the Canon EOS C300 Digital Cinema Camera press release-estimated price of $20,000.
 
The Canon Zoom Cinema Lenses for the Cinema EOS System are also available for preorder at B&H. The Canon CN-E 14.5-60mm T2.6 L S Cinema Zoom Lens (EF or PL Mount) is priced at $42,750.00 and the CN-E 30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L S EF Mount Cinema Zoom Lens (EF or PL Mount) is priced at $44,650.00. Both prices are lower than expected - the Canon Prime and Zoom Cinema Lenses for Cinema EOS System press release listed the prices as $45,000.00 and $47,000.00 respectively.
 
Learn more about the Canon Cinema EOS C300 System.
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Post Date: 1/18/2012 10:27:56 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Tuesday, January 17, 2012
B&H is accepting Canon EOS C300 Cinema Preorders:
 
Canon EOS C300
Canon EOS C300 PL
 
Canon CN-E Lenses
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Post Date: 1/17/2012 1:00:45 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Monday, January 02, 2012
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Categories: HDSLR, Canon Cinema EOS
Post Date: 1/2/2012 10:31:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, November 04, 2011
Redrock Micro has announced the ultraCage | Blue for the new Canon EOS C300 and other cameras including HDSLRs.
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Post Date: 11/4/2011 11:21:23 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
The Canon Digital Learning Center has posted EOS C300 for Cinematographers, explaining the new EOS C300.
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Post Date: 11/4/2011 10:52:41 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
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