Canon is adding to its remote and live production offering with the launch of three new PTZ cameras and a controller.
The CR-N500, CR-N300 indoor PTZ cameras and the CR-X500 outdoor camera can capture 4K UHD footage with various IP protocol compatibilities, including the newly developed XC Protocol. Along with the new RC-IP100 hardware controller and Remote Camera Control Application, the XC Protocol enables other compatible Canon video products to work within the production system.
Canon said it intends to release new firmware to make the cameras in its Cinema EOS range compatible with the new remote production system.
The CR-N500 and CR-N300 enable IP streaming and operation for high-quality live productions and both support multiple protocols such as RTMP/RTMPS, NDI|HX, and RTP/RTSP. Both cameras are powered by a DIGIC DV6 processor to achieve 4K UHD 30P at 4:2:2 10-bit; while the CR-X500 leverages Dual DIGIC DV6 processors to capture up to 4K UHD 60p, also at 4:2:2 10-bit.
The RC-IP100 hardware controller can control 100 PTZ cameras at once from a single operator. It features a multi-function joystick and zoom rocker, and offers users control over focus, white balance and shutter speed.