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Canon announces next generation Cinema EOS system camera

Also launches new 31 inch 4K HDR reference display

Canon has announced the launch of its new EOS C500 Mark II camera as well as a new 31 inch 4K HDR reference display.

The 5.9K full frame camera is powered by Canon’s new DIGIC DV 7 processor. According to the company, it enables professionals to creatively explore Full Frame, cinematic images.

The camera is HDR capable with PQ/HLG and Canon Log 2/3, and can record direct HDR to its memory card. It also has a 15+ stop latitude with wide colour space.

It also features an advanced 12G-SDI interface which Canon says has four times higher transmission speeds compared to 3G-SDI. This 12G-SDI interface enables 4K 50/60p output with a single cable – simplifying 4K workflows. Additionally, the HDMI output allows for 4K 50/60p via a single cable.

The new 31 inch, 4K HDR reference display unit, DP-V3120, offers 2,000 cd/m² high luminance, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, wide colour gamut, and extensive HDR monitoring assist functions.

According to Canon, the DP-V3120 exceeds the Dolby Vision required monitor specifications including General Monitor Specifications and Grey Scale Reproduction in order to meet the requirement of Dolby Vision certified post production facilities.

The monitor also features a range of HDR monitoring functions in order to visualise HDR signal parameters such as HDR Reference white, signal levels and image brightness for accurate signal optimisation. It is equipped with a 12G-SDI interface and can support a 4K image via a single SDI cable. With its four 12G-SDI interface, the display can handle four different 4K signal inputs providing a four-screen split view, or can switch to a single 4K view, alternating the desired input. In addition to this, its four 12G-SDI interface terminals enable the handling of a single 8K signal input.