Recently, Canon Professional, released a behind the scenes video of Director/Cinematographer Matthew Heineman who takes us behind the scenes at the making of Cartel Land, a documentary de-glamorizing the Mexican drug trade. The production used a Canon C300 as main camera, and the EOS-1D C for aerials.
- After a long wait, the much anticipated successor the highly popular broadcast industry workhorse the C300, today Canon officially announced the C300 Mark II. The new camera from Canon features 4K internal recording in a newly developed 4K 10bit 4:2:2 codec called XF-AVC capable of bit rates of up to 410Mb/s.
Canon to Display Prototype of a 4K High-Magnification, Long-Focal Length Broadcast Field Zoom Lens at NABCanon has a long-standing tradition and heritage in manufacturing some of the world's highest quality broadcast lenses for the past few decades and just earlier today the Japanese electronics behemoth announced they are developing a new 4K optimized DIGISUPER UHD field zoom lens specifically designed for UHD capture with broadcast 2/3 inch type cameras.
- Every year in the beginning of April thousands upon thousands of video professionals and industry folks descend upon the desert oasis and get lost in the lavishness of Las Vegas for the biggest broadcast video trade show in the world – The National Association of Broadcasters Show, or simply NAB Show.
- The Canon XF line of cameras have a long standing tradition in the broadcast world. Starting with the XF305, which has been widely popular with major broadcasters like the BBC, the smaller XF105 also let documentary filmmakers, news gathering professionals and everyone in between get a solid camera in a small package. With the more recent release of the XF200 and XF205, Canon are continuing the XF line legacy and have just announced a free firmware update for the XF200/205 which will make them even more desireable for documentaries, ENG work, events and loads more.