Canon EOS C500 4K RAW

We all were ecstatic last year when just hours before Red would released its Scarlet camera which is the small sister to the Red Epic Canon pulled a fastball and pitched the Canon C300 a 4K Sensor camera but with output to 1920 HD footage which is what most of us output too anyways, but the catch was that out the box it would work for $15,000 while the Scarlet could shoot 4K resolution and at a cost of $12,000 for a brain would still require another $10,000 in other add-on’s to get it working.

Which is the same pricing war Canon has with Red right now on the C500 versus Red Epic.
The Red Epic starts at $24,000 for a brain only or $25,000 if you want it to shoot just black and white footage only go figure., then you need a view finder, and LCD monitor, Batteries and storage cards will run you $40,000 then you still need to buy some Red Lenses or go with a Canon mount and use your Canon lenses.

Lets not forget you need a power beast of a system to edit and a $4,700 video graphics card.

While the Canon Can do all this for just $25,000 right out the box.

All this just to be able to shoot some footage, Canon has alieve all this with the 4K capable C500.

But first here is some footage from the C300 for those of you who have not seen a comparison next to a DSLR:

This is perhaps the reason why Red is dropping their prices so drastically over night.

The Canon EOS C500* offers a Super 35mm, 8.85-megapixel CMOS image sensor, our DIGIC DV III Image Processor and an expansive range of recording and output options specifically for 4K, 2K and HD image acquisition. It is available with either PL- or EF- mount options.

The EOS C500 offers two forms of 4K origination. You can dynamically select DCI (SMPTE 2048-1:2011 standard) or the alternative television- centric Quad-HD (SMPTE 2036-1:2009 and ITU-R BT.1769 standards) source image formats, and output a selection of 4K, 2K and HD digital sampling formats.

Canon collaborates with some of the most respected names in the industry to ensure seamless integration with third-party systems and accessories. Our dual 3G SDI terminals provide 4K/2K output to external digital recording units, portable and master monitors, and color grading systems – affording maximum flexibility to production and post-production teams.

For 4K and 2K recording, uncompressed output is delivered to external recording systems via built-in dual 3G SDI ports. Dual HD-SDI monitor outputs support external live monitoring. Simultaneously, HD content can be written to dual onboard CF cards to provide proxy video for offline NLE systems.

Awesome Specs on a C300 so just imagine what the New C500 can do:

Mobius a short shot on a C300:

Here is a beautiful short film shot on the Canon C500 called “Man or Beast:.

Amazing times for Visual Master, So looking forward to play around with the little brother to the C300 the Canon EOS C100 which shoots images very close if not better than the Canon C300 at just $6500

And just to end, here is a behind the scenes look of Mobius.

  1. November 3, 2012 at 8:28 AM

    You Truly Think I Can Watch This Now When I’m Editing 7D Footage. Damnnnn!

    • November 3, 2012 at 9:21 AM

      Should give you motivation to play with the bigger toys in the future.

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