Friday, June 17, 2016

C300 Mk1 Firmware Update Released

Canon released a new firmware update for the C300 Mk1 yesterday ( june 16th 2-16 ). It adds several small documented fixes and who knows what under the hood. Nice to see they continue to update this camera... now if they would ever fix the menus to resemble the mk2 ! or ship the Mk2 firmware update they showed at NAB that fixed a number of issues. We desperately need them because cLog2 is pretty useless right now with the level of noise in the shadows. I'm not sure what the hold up is because it seemed to be working rather well at NAB. I'd be happy to get JUST the sensor readout fixes....unless they know there are problems still to be fixed. I can't see sitting on the release just because the ship date was originally set for end of july... unless its tied to say, a new product release or something. Even then, they could just do another firmware update down the road. we need this update NOW ! 

Anyway, the Mk1 update does the following, at least announced things...

Firmware Version 2.1.7.1.00 incorporates the following correction.
1. Corrects the tone parameters when [Light Metering] is set to [Backlight] in [Camera Setup] and when specific custom picture settings* are selected.

* If any of the settings below is selected for custom picture settings:
 - [Preset Custom Picture Files] is set to [C7:EOS Std.], [C8:Wide DR] or [C9:CINEMA].
 - [Color Matrix] is set to [Normal 4], [Cine 1], [Cine 2], [EOS Std.], [Wide DR] or [Canon Log].


Note:
Firmware Version 2.1.7.1.00 is only for EOS C300 cameras which have Firmware Version 2.1.2.1.00 - 2.1.6.1.00 with the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied. If your camera's firmware is already version 2.1.7.1.00, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest firmware version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

If the EOS C300 camera does not have Dual Pixel CMOS AF Feature Upgrade applied, please download Firmware Version 1.1.7.1.00.
 

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Review : BlackMagic Design UltraStudio Express

New toy ! Thanks to DVE Store for helping me out on this !

Friday, June 10, 2016

New 4K TimeLapse With C300 Mk2 in 4K

Checking out a vastly under rated feature of the C300 Mk1 and Mk2 - time lapse. When you can do it in 4K on the mk2 instead of beating up the shutter in your DSLR this is a way smarter way to do it if 4K is good enough. For most folks it probably is. The daylight stuff really suprised me using ISO 100 + 10 stops internal ND  and stopping the lens down to F8 or 11 I was able to get 1/2 sec exposures for some very cool shots. Night time stuff as always good, but a bit noisy. Its amazing though to see the stars come out, to the point of where its more than your eye can see ! Wish you could see the originals as YT compression has killed the detail in some of these shots so its hard to really see whats there. Graded in Resolve, no grain / film process was applied.