Details - Canon EOS C300, EOS C300 PL Firmware Version [Windows]
ID: 0400138702_EN_4

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English | Spanish | French | Japanese | Chinese
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Download and Installation Instructions
Firmware Version incorporates the following improvements and fixes.
1. Compatibility with the Canon RC-V100 Remote Controller (expected to be available in June 2014) has been added.
2. Peripheral illumination correction data has been added for the [CN-E35mm T1.5 L F] EF Cinema lens and the [EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM] EF lens.
3. A phenomenon has been fixed in which the EF Cinema lens' F number was incorrectly displayed with Firmware Version

Firmware Version is for Cinema EOS C300 cameras with Firmware Version or earlier. If your camera's firmware is already version, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

Gamma information will not be shown correctly in the metadata of clips filmed on the Wide DR Gamma setting included in Firmware Version and above when using the bundled software application Canon XF Utility Ver.1.3.1 or earlier. Therefore, we recommend our customers install Canon XF Utility Ver.1.3.2. The installer for this application has already been released.

Canon XF Utility 1.3.2 for Windows

For further details, please refer to the latest version of the instruction manual for this product, which will be released at the same time as this firmware update.

Preparations for a firmware update:
After the Firmware update has been performed, the camera's menu settings and custom picture settings will be reset. It is recommended that users save their menu and custom picture settings as settings data to an SD card, separate from the one that will be used to carry out the update, before starting update operations. This saved data can be loaded into the camera and the settings can be changed after the update has been completed. For further information on this, please refer to the section in the camera's user manual titled "Saving and Loading Camera Settings".
Once you load the setting data to the camera with the new firmware, you cannot write the data back to the camera with a previous version firmware.

The downloaded firmware folder contains the firmware (File Name: VIAC.FIM, File Size: 35,066,740 bytes) and a procedure manual for updating the firmware (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese). Please check the firmware update procedure manual carefully before starting update operations.

The following things are required to perform this firmware update:
1. Camera
2. A computer (OS: Windows)
   OS Requirements: Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1, Windows Vista SP2 
3. A 64 MB or higher-capacity SD memory card or an SDHC memory card (both commercially available)
4. A memory card reader (commercially available) or an SD memory card slot on the computer 
5. A fully charged battery pack for the camera 
6. Compact power adapter bundled with the camera 
7. The firmware (the downloaded file)

Q1: Please tell me about the changes made in Firmware Version
1. The optional Canon Remote Controller RC-V100* can be used. This enables setting and adjustment** of items such as exposure and white balance of footage while away from the camera.
  *Separately-sold, scheduled for release in June
  **It is necessary to select the [RC-V100] from the camera's [REMOTE Term.]menu.
2. Peripheral illumination correction for 1 EF Cinema Lens*1 and 1 EF lens*2 has been made possible. It is now possible to maintain even illumination across an image plane, and virtually eliminate vignetting. (This only applies to the EOS C300.)
  *1 [CN-E35mm T1.5 L F]
  *2 [EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS STM]
3. A phenomenon has been fixed in which the EF Cinema lens' F number was incorrectly displayed with Firmware Version

Q2: How can I carry out a firmware update?
Please download the most recent firmware for this model from the Canon Web site and follow the procedure shown on the Web page to install it.


The changes made in Firmware Version
1. Fixes a phenomenon where the previous Firmware Version offered incorrect color balance.

The changes made in Firmware Version
- EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera & EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera
1. Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function.
2. Support for a 1440x1080/35Mbps recording mode.
3. ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
4. Added functionality to support the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1.
5. A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
6. Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera's remote-control application allows two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi link providing simultaneous camera operation and control and metadata input simultaneously.
7. [Lens Exchange] and [ND+]/[ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.
8. A new Wide DR Gamma setting provides an expanded dynamic range of 800%.
9. Flicker Reduction has been improved.
- EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera only
10. Provides Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF operation.
11. A new AE Shift function and the selection of various light-metering modes are now available when used with some Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and Canon EF Lenses.
12. Ability to assign the two control dials to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently.
13. Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and fifteen (15) Canon EF Lenses.
14. A function has been added to enable continuous focus and iris setting on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses is attached.

The changes made in Firmware Version
1. Remote control of the WFT-E6 and Wi-Fi peripherals on an ad-hoc connection using iOS6/Safari has been made possible.
2. The polarity of the XLR terminal has been modified to improve compatibility with external audio devices. The pin configuration has been modified to be consistent with the description in the Instruction Manual.  Before the Firmware update, the pin configuration for the XLR jack was (pin1: shield, pin2: cold, pin3: hot). After the Firmware update, the pin configuration for the XLR jack will be (pin1: shield, pin2: hot, pin3: cold). The XLR pin configuration meets the international AES standard recommendation. The firmware update will avoid the scenario where use of the unit in combination with a device of different polarity than the XLR terminals would result in reduced sound levels due to a reversal of the phase relationship.

The changes made in Firmware Version
1. Some of the EF lens products that can be mounted on the camera can be controlled more reliably.

The changes made in Firmware Version
1. Corrections to the Spanish and German language texts in the View Assistance function [View Assist.]. 
2. Efforts to correct image color fringing when a subject is of high contrast have been made.

The changes made in Firmware Version
1. Minor corrections to simplified Chinese language menus.

The changes made in Firmware Version
1. Genlock synchronization can now be used to synchronize the camcorder's 24.00P, 24.00PsF, 23.98P, and 23.98PsF input signals. By updating the firmware, the camcorder will also support the following signals, in addition to those it already supports. 
1080/59.94i, 1080/29.97PsF, 1080/60.00i, 1080/23.98PsF, 1080/23.98P, 1080/24.00PsF, 1080/24.00P, 720/59.94P, 720/60.00P, 720/23.98P, 720/24.00P, 480/59.94i, 1080/50.00i, 1080/25.00PsF, 720/50.00P, and 480/50.00i
2. Adds the Korean language to the camcorder's menu. 

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