The new Canon C300 is a Super 35mm video camera that delivers gorgeous HD images with the look and latitude of film. Featuring a unique Super 35mm Canon CMOS sensor, revolutionary Canon DIGIC DV III Image Processor and 50 Mbps 4:2:2 codec, the EOS C300 provides outstanding cinema quality movie capture. It shoots in 1920×1080, or 1280×720 in a variety of frame rates including 60, 30, and 24p.
The C300 is more modular and portable than any other in its class, making it perfect for high-end documentary, commercial, and corporate production.
The shallow depth of field inherent to the larger sensors help make interviews and on-camera talent really pop from their backgrounds. And the ability to control the camera’s ASA enables shooting in very low light conditions, and allows for incredible creative flexibility.
Our Canon C300 package comes fully equipped with a variety of Canon lenses (including a 17mm-35mm, 24mm-70mm, 70mm-200mm and several primes), a 3-stage carbon fiber Sachtler tripod with a Sachtler fluid head, a 17″ Panasonic HD monitor, plenty of A/C and D/C power, Arri Lighting, Chimera soft boxes with honeycomb grids, a Leko projection lens kit and multiple gobo patterns, miscellaneous grip and electric equipment, and a Magliner production cart. It also includes 4-32GB SanDisk Extreme Pro Ultra Fast CF Cards, and a Mac laptop for transferring footage.
We have already christened the C300 on a two-day shoot with Schwan's Foods. Working with Whizzbang Studios out of Boulder, we captured several interviews and b-roll footage of select drivers for the company.
I am very impressed with this camera's performance on our first shoot with it.
We've been shooting so much with the Canon 5D Mark 2 over the last year, which is gorgeous but can sometimes be challenging to work with as a video camera.
The C300 takes it up a five notches in terms of both look and versatility.
This camera is completely modular and portable, and has an amazing sensitivity and latitude. And of course the large sensor allows for that beautiful shallow depth of field we have all come to love! With HD-SDI out we are able to connect directly to our large client monitors, and could also output to a NanoFlash or KiPro if needed.
We were able to make a pretty ordinary conference room look dynamic for the interviews, and then go grab some great documentary style footage of drivers loading up their trucks in a dimly lit florescent warehouse - I just cranked up the ISO and balanced through the light.
We already have several other shoot lined up with this C300 - and am looking forward to every minute of working with it!
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Written by Tom Miller, Copyright 2012 Big Pictures Media, Inc.
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