The new firmware will strengthen the capabilities for the live production market for both the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III cameras – enabling both cameras to be used within live environments and multiple workflows.
For many Canon C500 Mark II and C300 Mark III users, the highlight will be the “Face Detection” during 120p and 100p high frame rates in the Slow & Quick function. This new face detection brings the C300 and C500 autofocus capabilities up to the R5’s.
The Canon Cinema EOS Firmware Update will be available in October 2022 free of charge.
Canon Cinema Camera C500 Mark II and C300 Mark III Key updates include:
- Implementing XC protocol: integration into multi-camera solutions, supporting direct control via RC-IP100 remote camera controller (sold separately) and ethernet connections.
- Strengthening of AF features: 120p / 100p AF support, alongside face detection during Slow and Fast Shooting Mode.
- Audio 4ch display: the audio level display will show all four audio channels when this mode is selected.
- New accessory and lens support: allowing the EOS C500 Mark II and EOS C300 Mark III camera to work perfectly with both the CINE-SERVO 15-120mm T2.95-3.95 EF/PL (CN8x15 IAS S) lens and EU-V3, as well as support for the Flex Zoom series of lenses.