ISO up to 80,000
With an ISO or ASA Range extended to 80,000, the EOS C100 camera's image sensor is even more sensitive to light than ever before. The new settings mean that you can shoot usable footage during low-light and night shoots, when using available or ambient lighting might be your only option. Requiring less light levels means that you can work quickly with smaller rigging crews and technical resources, and with enhanced user control over the final recorded product, the EOS C100 becomes even more versatile and usable in conditions that it could not handle previously.
Directly compatible with Grass Valley’s EDIUS® Pro 7 editing software, Continuous Recording lets you record an entire event without missing any significant moments during corporate presentations and weddings, for example. The same image files and companion metadata are recorded to the EOS C100’s pair of media cards, with sequences between each IN and OUT point being tagged as a chosen shot.
EDIUS Pro 7 handles real-time editing of these continuous AVCHD-format files while on location from SD media and simultaneous backup using a laptop. Working with multiple image resolutions, and unlimited audio, video, graphics and title tracks, EDIUS is an ideal finishing solution for videographers shooting corporate, documentary and theatrical productions.
Camera Menus Now Controllable
From Buttons on Camera Body
Internal camera menus on the EOS C100 camera are now controllable from buttons on the camera body. Where a removable joystick was previously the only way to control the camera's internal menus, buttons on the rear of the camera under the built-in monitor can now control this feature. This allows menus to be accessed even when the side grip is removed.
Ability to Shift the Magnification Location
In The Viewfinder
The EOS C100 camera now lets you manually move the center of the camera's magnification viewing area to one of 25 different locations throughout the image frame using the familiar joystick. While previously the EOS C100 only allowed the center of the frame to be enlarged to check focus and other critical parameters, now the camera operator can easily check focus even on subjects that are located away from the center of the image frame, for enhanced flexibility in a number of motion picture and TV productions.
Record Button Lock
The EOS C100 camera's Key Lock setting now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the critical Record button, whereas previously this disabled all operations apart from Record mode. This addition will help prevent accidental operation during a critical shoot by the user inadvertently pressing a wrong button.
Support for Remote Controller
The versatile RC-V100 Remote Controller for EOS C-Series Digital Cinema cameras and the XF305/300/205/200 Professional Camcorders and the ME20F-SH Multi-Purpose Camera provide full access to all important user functions. In addition to basic controls - start/stop, shutter/gain adjustments, zoom/focus/iris parameters, custom picture values, white balance, black gamma and more – the new remote can be used to adjust various menu settings. It also features illuminated pushbuttons with audible feedback to confirm each setting change. A SETUP mode lets you customize a number of key rotary controls, as well as user procedures and operating modes.
The RC-V100 is powered from the connected camcorder via a 15-foot (five-meter) cable. A USB port enables the unit’s firmware to be updated to support future remote-control functions.
Cinema & EF Lens support
Peripheral Lens Correction Available
On Select Cinema And EF Lenses
Cinema lenses that benefit from the
firmware update comprise:
- • CN-E15.5–47mm T2.8 L S
- • CN-E30–105mm T2.8 L S
- • CN-E14mm T3.1 L F
- • CN-E24mm T1.5 L F
- • CN-E35mm T1.5 L F*
- • CN-E50mm T1.3 L F
- • CN-E85mm T1.3 L F
- • CN-E135mm T2.2 L F
EF lenses that benefit from the
firmware update comprise:
- • EF 24mm f/2.8 IS USM
- • EF 28mm f/2.8 IS USM
- • EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
- • EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
- • EF-S 18–55mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM
- • EF-S 18–135mm f/3.5–5.6 IS STM
- • EF 24–70mm f/2.8L II USM
- • EF 24–70mm f/4L IS USM
- • EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS STM*
- • EF-S 55–250mm f/4–5.6 IS II
- • EF 200–400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x
- • EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM
- • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
- • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
- • EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
The firmware update for the EOS C100 camera adds Peripheral Illumination Correction Data for several Canon EF and Cinema Lenses. By maintaining even illumination from corner to corner of each image frame, Peripheral Lens Correction virtually eliminates vignetting and any other unevenness of light across the sensor, using specific lens characteristics such as focal length, aperture and distance settings.
*Support scheduled to be available in June 2014.
Certain images and effects simulated.