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EOS C500

Cinema EOS Cameras

Cinema EOS Camera
Item Code: 6345B002


4K/2K Workflow
The EOS C500 fully supports both 4K and 2K image resolutions; as such, it is the ideal choice for demanding video productions across a wide gamut that ranges from high-quality commercials and TV dramas to motion-picture releases. A 4K workflow offers four times the resolution of standard high-definition acquisition, resulting in life-like theatrical presentations, a familiar, film-style workflow, full versatility during post-production, and added flexibility for visual effects.

Canon design engineers have developed a 4K/2K acquisition platform and matching workflow for the video and motion-picture industries. With 4K rapidly moving to become the de facto standard for theatrical projection, the need for high-resolution acquisition is a production reality. The EOS C500 is designed to fit seamlessly with projects shot entirely in 4K, or for mixed 4K/2K productions. Coupled to external data recorders, the EOS C500 is a true “4K powerhouse,” while still retaining the flexibility to handle standard HD workflows.

Simplified Workflow Chart

For detailed specifications and workflow, please go to each recording device manufacturer's website.

AJA (Ki Pro Quad) Codex Digital (ONBOARD S RECORDERS) Convergent Design (Gemini 444)
Convergent Design (Gemini RAW) S. Two (OB-1) Keisokugiken (N50)
Astrodesign (HR-7510)    

Cinema RAW Development Software


• Playback RAW clips and preview on a PC monitor

• Output preview image from SDI to the master monitor

- Supports AJA KONA 3G only

- 4K output will be supported using four 3G-SDI cables
• Output industrial standard files
- DPX, MOV (Mac only)

- Proxy (HD and SD size) output is supported

The software will be available through download from the EOS C500's Drivers & Software section.

System Requirements (As of July 2012)

OS Windows 7, SP1, 64-bit version MAC OS X v10.7 or 10.8
CPU Intel Core i7, 3.06 GHz recommended Intel Xeon, 2.8 GHz Quad recommended
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX680 NVIDIA Quadro 4000
Storage Any with read/write speed of 600 MB/s *1
SDI expansion card *2 AJA KONA 3G with driver
v10.3.0 *3
AJA KONA 3G with driver
v10.3.1 *3
Available End of October 2012 Mid-December 2012

*1 Keeping RAW clips on a separate drive from the save destination of developed clips is recommended.
*2 Required only when checking SDI output on an external monitor.
*3 As of September 2012.