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4K glass-to-glass workflow

An end-to-end professional Ultra HD workflow, with 4K lenses, sensors and reference displays, will be on show from Canon for the first time at IBC.

These will include the new EOS C300 Mark II, a 4K update for one of the most popular HD cameras, as well as the low-cost XC10 UHD camcorder. Also on show will be the DP-V2410, a lightweight and robust 24-inch 4K reference display.

Kieran Magee, marketing director, Canon Europe, said, “Canon recognises that demand for higher quality production is going to grow, which is why it is displaying the full set of tools needed for this next step forward in versatile 4K content production.”

The C300 Mark II offers 15 stops of dynamic range as part of a comprehensive upgrade for the most hired broadcast camera of the past few years.

This includes a new XF-AVC recording codec (similar to Sony’s XAVC), based on H.264 compression with MXF wrapping.

It ranges from 10-bit 4:2:2 XF-AVC intra for 4K/UHD at 410, 225, 220, or 110Mbps, to HD and 2K recordings in 10-bit 4:4:4 at 210Mbps, or 12-bit at 225Mbps.

There are also XF-AVC Long GoP (50Mbps) and Proxy (35 or 24Mbps) options for 2K/HD recording.

The C300 Mark II can go up to 100/120p in 2K/HD but only goes up to 30p in 4K/UHD.