The Canon EOS Hands-on Workflow Q&A

Canon’s entire lineup showcased for the first time


The latest Canon cameras and lenses were on display for all to see at the event over at Loyal Studios Burbank for the Canon EOS Hands-on Workflow Q&A. The gathered audience, sponsored by Band Pro, was able to take a look at their new EOS C500 camera along with every other EOS camera that is currently available. The live capture demonstration featured both green screen and variable lighting situations with the live models along with a casual atmosphere that encouraged the audience to try out the cameras and ask poignant questions of the experts that were on-hand.


Larry Thorpe, Canon USA Senior Fellow; Tim Smith, Canon USA Adviser, Film & TV; and Felix Alcala, Canon Explorer of Light, Director (TV&Film) talked to the gathered audience about the products and about where Canon is looking to go with them. They were also available to offer their expertise regarding the products and dealt with other questions that had to do with the state of the Film & TV industry in general.

“This is the first time we’re showing all of our products in one place,” Smith said. “We’re showing off three of the new primes and two zooms that have been added to the family over the last few months. We’ve introduced six cameras and eight new lenses since the beginning of November last year which is proof of how committed we are to the Cinema industry.”

At the event both “Man or Beast” and “Swords”, shot on the C300, were being shown and were also available to watch.

For the Canon EOS Camera Line, viewers were able to check out the 1D, C100, C300 and C500. The EOS-1D X’s improved HD video capture is one of its top features, while the EOS C100 sports the Super 35mm Canon CMOS Sensor and Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor of the C300 and records at 24Mbps using an AVCHD codec for easy integration in existing production workflows. The EOS C300 has a Canon EF lens mount and is compatible with all of Canon’s new EF Cinema lenses and current EF lenses and the EOS C500 capitalizes on the groundbreaking ergonomic design of the EOS C300 camera. It offers a new Super 35mm, 8.85-megapixel CMOS image sensor, DIGIC DV III Image Processor and an expansive range of recording and output options specifically for 4K and 2K image acquisition.


EF Cinema Zoom Lenses (EF or PL Mount) were also on display at the event, and viewers were able to take an up-close-and-personal look at all of these products. The EF Cinema Lenses (PL Mount) rivals best-in-class zoom magnification and telephoto focal length for the Super 35mm format, and is engineered to offer unrivaled optical performance for demanding high-end productions, meeting and exceeding industry standards. Of course, the EF Cinema Lenses (EF Mount) provides industry-leading wide angle coverage in a 4.1x zoom lens for the Super 35mm format; and is engineered to offer unrivaled optical performance for demanding high-end productions, meeting and exceeding industry standards.

Also on display were EF Cinema Prime & Compact Zoom Lenses. The series includes the CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L for wide-angle capability; the CN-E30-300mm T2.95-3.7 L for world-class zoom and telephoto focal length; plus, the CN-E15.5-47mm T2.8 L and the CN-E30-105mm T2.8 L for compact zoom flexibility.

To see more from the event, click here.

About BandPro

Band Pro Film & Digital, Inc. specializes in products and solutions for professional filmmakers and videographers. From our offices in Burbank, CA; New York City, NY; Munich, Germany; and Tel Aviv, Israel; Band Pro offers the highest level of knowledge and expertise along with the finest equipment and accessories available. The company’s research and development protocol allows product lines to expand toward the newest technologies so clients can focus on the art and craft of cinematography. With close relationships in Hollywood and worldwide, and long-standing partnerships with camera and lens makers, Band Pro has remained at the forefront of the newest developments in digital cinema. Visit them at


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