The Canon C200: Cinema RAW Light, No Problem!

The  4K Cinema RAW Light format in the Canon C200 has been receiving some very nice reviews since its release in late May 2017. The Cinema Raw Light supports 50p/60p 4K at 10-bit and 240/25p/30p 4K at 12-bit. The C200 has two SD card slots and a single CFast slot that supports resolutions at 4096×2160. The raw codec is supporting HDR acquisition and post-production with much more manageable file sizes. The simultaneous record feature is a nice touch for when 4K video is being recorded on to a CFast 2.0 card, a 2K proxy video to the SD card is being recorded for the ease of edit!

With Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve supporting this dynamic codec natively and Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Avid Media Composer (*NOTE: Canon RAW Plugin 2.0 for Avid® Media Access is provided as a free download, which allows users to directly import Canon Cinema RAW data into an Avid Media Composer® system. This helps streamline the workflow, while enabling stress-free real-time playback and reducing file ingest wait time) and Apple FCP X following suite, it makes for a refreshing option for cameras capturing and post production 4K at 60fps! The C200 is an all in one  production camera ready out of the box (NOTE: lens excluded), it comes with a built in view finder and a LCD touch panel monitor and LCD attachment unit, AC adapter, Battery Pack and charger. The super 35mm CMOS Sensor and the Dual Pixel CMOS AF Technology ensures the highest possible picture quality and an extremely reliable price point. If you are looking for a package then look to the Canon EOS C200 EF Cinema Camera and 24-105mm Lens kit for under $9,000.00, it comes with all of the above and covers your needs for glass.

The support of Canon Log and Canon Log 3 Gamma is designed to reproduce the tonal range that the CMOS image sensor is capable of in post production, as well as, giving the user higher dynamic range , highlighting and shadow retention and more range in grading. The usage of the Canon RAW light and the RAW development software (when additionally using) Canon Log 2 allows for 15 stops of dynamic range out of the cmaera itself. This is making all our video editors ready to provide the highest quality and flexibility suited for the post production environment!

Provided is a rounded list of features for the C200:

Sensor Size: Super 35 4096 x 2160 (effective pixels per sensor) sensor with Dual DIGIC DV6 image processors.Key

Internal Recording options: Cinema Raw Light 10bit or 12bit 4K DCI at up to 60P (1Gbps VBR). UHD MP4 150Mbps at up to 60P. HD 4:2:0 MP4 35Mbps at up to 120P (no sensor crop). UHD and HD in Canon XF-AVC (future firmware update).

External recording options: HDMI 2.0 max resolution of 3840×2160. SDI out HD 4:2:2 10-bit.

Weight (body only):  1.43Kg (3.2lb), Camera Grip GR-V1: Approx.260 g (9.2 oz.), LCD Monitor LM-V1: Approx. 185 g (6.5 oz.) LCD Attachment Unit LA-V1: Approx. 255 g (9.0 oz.), Mic holder unit: Approx. 50 g (1.8 oz.), Handle Unit HDU-2: Approx. 220 g (7.8 oz.), Hex Socket Head Bolt:Approx. 5 g (0.18oz.), BP-A30: Approx. 225 g (7.9 oz.), Unit Cable UN-5: Approx. 80 g (2.8 oz.), Thumb rest: Approx. 10 g (0.35 oz.), Eyecup: Approx. 25 g (0.88 oz.)

Recording Media: 1x CFast 2.0, 2x SD card

Lens mounts:  Canon EF mount.

The C200 is available in two different configurations, according to Canon. The EOS C200 (estimated retail price: $7,499) is a “production-ready” package that includes a built-in OLED EVF along with an LCD monitor, camera grip and handle unit inside the box. The same system is available in a camera-only version, the EOS C200B (estimated retail price: $5,999), without the accessories or built-in EVF. The focus is targeted for users that want a more compact and mobile camera unit for use on gimbals and drones. Both models are expected to ship in August.

Canon also announced official pricing for the previously unveiled Compact-Servo 70–200mm zoom lens shipping later this year. It will have an estimated retail price of $5,800.

Canon EOS Digital Cinema:

About Canon: U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. Canon is a world-leading innovator and provider of solutions and services for Business Imaging (IT products, solutions and services for office and professional print environments), Consumer Imaging (consumer photo and video, printers, scanners, fax machines and consumer multifunction devices), Medical Imaging (digital radiography and ophthalmology) and Professional Imaging (professional photo and video, projectors, photofinishing, network cameras and broadcast solutions).


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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over 25 years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

Matt and his family currently reside in the Washington, D.C metro area.
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