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Canon implements new HDTV standards and improves 4K workflow

10 September 2014
Canon implements new HDTV standards and improves 4K workflow

Canon has enhanced its Cinema EOS System and 4K professional reference display with the release of new firmware designed to enable more efficient, standards-compliant 4K production. The new updates for the EOS C500, DP-V3010 and Canon RAW Development Software, will significantly enhance workflow during filming and post production processes, the company claims.

Canon’s EOS C500 4K camera and DP-V3010 4K reference display will now add support for the ITU-R BT.2020 colour space, recently defined by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The upgrade will provide a new ITU-R BT.2020 option in the EOS C500 to enable capture of standards-compliant UHD images.

Already becoming more widely-adopted in Hollywood and other parts of the industry, the ACESproxy transfer standard1 advocated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will be supported by the DP-V3010 following the firmware update ­ enabling streamlined colour grading on set and in post production.

EOS C500 users will also benefit from an updated version of Canon’s Cinema RAW Development (CRD) software. Version 1.3 aims to simplify EOS C500 4K RAW workflow, featuring transform functions for converting Cinema Gamut or DCI-P3+ colour spaces to industry norms such as ITU-R BT.709 and DCI-P3.

Canon RAW Development v1.3 will also benefit from a collaboration with Intel, designed to to make shooting in 4K RAW simpler. The upgrade will offer improved performance thanks to the Intel Integrated Native Developer Experience RAW Media Accelerator, designed to enable faster development of 4K Cinema RAW data when using  a laptop equipped with Intel Iris Pro Graphics.

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