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Canon enhances camera capabilities with update

A firmware update for the Canon XF705 will offer further versatility for videographers with HDR support for high frame rate video, and new codec support for workflows.

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Canon Europe has announced increased codec support with additional XF-AVC and MP4 recording options and HDR support for high frame rate shooting for the XF705, via a firmware update – providing improved workflow and creative flexibility. The updates will offer further versatility for videographers within the broadcast industry: 

  • The additional XF-AVC codec recording modes enable compatibility within broadcast and news workflows, with 50i supported in Full HD  
    • 4K: 3840×2160 29.97p/ 23.98p/ 25p 
    • Full HD: 1920×1080 120P/ 100p/ 59.94i/ 50i 
  • MP4 recording is supported for quickly capturing and sharing content – meeting the requirements of users who needs to capture video within a streamlined production workflow  
    • Full HD: 1920×1080 59.94P/ 29.97p/ 23.98p/ 50p/ 25p 
    • 720p: 1280×720 59.94P 
  • HDR support for XF-HEVC FHD, for high frame rate shooting with Hybrid Log Gamma and Perceptual Quantisation, has been added – recording at 1920 x 1080 120p/ 100p 

Additional updates for the XF705 include: 

  • Advanced Ethernet support via IP streaming and FTP transfer 
  • Browser Remote Control connection via Ethernet or Wi-Fi 
  • 720/60P HD-SDI 4:2:2 output 
  • Advanced zoom operation and image quality improved 
  • Pull-down 60p signal to 24p/30p (SDI signal out only) 
  • Key and dial assignments can be changed so that CH1 and CH3 can be levelled with the CH2 audio dial 
  • Added monitor CH1/CH3 and CH2/CH4 to the ‘monitor channel’ menu 
  • Colour recording in IR mode (requires hardware modification – this is a chargeable service) 

For more information, visit: https://bit.ly/3dygbz0 

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