Canon C700-FF (Full Frame) $33,000

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Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to announce the EOS C700 FF, the Company’s first full-frame cinema camera. The beauty and majesty of full-frame digital cinema is now becoming a new creative reality. Since the introduction of the EOS 5D Mark II DSLR camera in 2008, Canon has been a part of the full-frame video movement, and the introduction of the C700 FF has reinforced Canon’s commitment to this market. At the heart of the camera is a novel Canon-developed CMOS image sensor having a total of 5952 (H) x 3140 (V) photosites with a digital cinema 17:9 aspect ratio, which gives it the same image circle size as the full frame EOS 5D camera series. This supports a wide range of shooting options.

Available in both PL and EF Mount, the EOS C700 FF provides users with the same outstanding performance, operation and modular design as the EOS C700 (released in December 2016). The camera is being shown publicly for the first time at the Canon booth (C4325) at the NAB Show 2018 in Las Vegas from April 9-12.

“Since the launch of Canon’s Cinema EOS line of products in November 2011, the goal was to one day develop a cinema camera worthy of being the ‘A’ camera on major Hollywood productions, and Canon met that goal with the introduction of the EOS C700,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “After listening to our customers and closely monitoring market trends, Canon set forth a new goal: to launch a full-frame cinema camera. With this introduction, we are very excited to see the C700 FF in the hands of industry professionals as they shoot their latest projects.”

Existing owners of Canon’s original EOS C700 cinema camera will be pleased to know they can have their Super 35mm sensor upgraded to the new Full-Frame sensor for a fee*. Authorized Canon facilities such as Canon Burbank are ready to process C700 upgrades as well as lens mount swaps, and offer equipment drop off, on-site repairs and upgrades, as well as equipment testing and demonstration.

The Sensor

The newly developed sensor featured in the EOS C700 FF has an active image area of 38.1 x 20.1mm and supports readout at full size, as well as Super 35mm, Super 16mm and anamorphic modes. In addition to full-frame lenses, it can be used with conventional Super 35mm lenses to originate 4K / UHD standardized production formats and Super 16mm lenses (with an adapter) to originate 2K / HD production formats in crop modes. The sensor captures wide tonality exceeding 15 stops of dynamic range and a wide color gamut meeting ITU-R BT.2020 standards. This offers broad latitude when grading, providing outstanding effectiveness in HDR video production.


The EOS C700 FF embodies a choice of two high-performance codecs for on-board recording –Canon XF-AVC or Apple ProRes. Like other cameras in the 4K Cinema EOS family, the EOS C700 FF uses CFast cards to capture 4K / UHD or 2K / HD. A striking feature of the C700 FF is the Oversampling 4K Processing that processes a 5.9K image capture to produce 4K (DCI or UHD) having enhanced image sharpness, curtailed moire, and a lowered visibility of noise at the higher ISO settings. This is especially advantageous for on-board anamorphic image capture. Low-rate 2K/HD proxy data including metadata, can be recorded to SD cards, ideal for offline editing. The camera also allows high-frame-rate recording of up to 168fps in 2K crop and relay or simultaneous recording onto both CFast cards. In addition, the C700 FF can shoot at a Full HD high-frame-rate recording at a maximum of 168 fps. Additional formats are planned with future firmware updates.

To further complement the features of the EOS C700 FF, Canon has turned to its trusted partner Codex to provide a fully integrated (no cables) recording and workflow option. The combination of the optional Codex CDX-36150 recorder docked onto the back of the EOS C700 FF enables 5.9K 60 fps RAW recording, 4K RAW up to 72 fps (in 24p mode), 4K ProRes up to 60 fps and 2K ProRes up to 168 fps (in Super 16mm mode).

The C700 FF also supports the latest version (1.0) of the ACESproxy, the ACES (Academy Color Encoding System) color management transmission standard.


For users looking to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) imagery, the EOS C700 FF is an excellent solution, providing 15 stops of latitude (with Canon Log2 only), along with Canon’s proprietary Log Gammas (Canon Log3, Canon Log2 and Canon Log) and renowned color science. Canon Log2 is recommended when originating HDR imagery containing both highlight details and deep shadowed details. In comparison with Canon Log, Canon Log3 offers a wider dynamic range while retaining performance in darker regions.

Additionally, these cameras seamlessly integrate with Canon’s latest professional 4K UHD Reference Displays for on-set review and color management that conforms to SMPTE ST 2084 standards of HDR display.

The look of a cinematic production begins with the lens, and the EOS C700 FF offers both PL and EF lens mount options which are interchangeable at a Canon authorized service center. For full frame imaging, the EF lens mount version of the new EOS C700 FF is compatible with Canon’s family of seven Cinema Prime lenses, including the newly announced CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens, as well as the diverse lineup of over 70 interchangeable EF lenses. The EF mount supports Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology and Dual Pixel Focus Guide. The Focus Guide assists operators with a precision visual indicator in the viewfinder when pulling focus. Alternatively, for certain demanding shooting situations the reliable capabilities of Dual Pixel CMOS AF can be deployed. The EOS C700 FF PL mount version is also compatible with Cooke’s /i metadata communication technology.

The EOS C700 FF EF and EOS C700 FF PL are scheduled to be available in July 2018 for an estimated retail price of $33,000.00. For more information on the EOS C700 FF please visit,

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X Effects 15 Smooth Glass for FCPX $39 limited period

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A new set of effects from idustrial revolution for a limited time at $39

XEffects Smooth Glass Slideshow enables the creation of beautiful dynamic, glossy slideshows. Combine media with self animating glassy bar titles & transitions. Add information with customisable text elements with built in colour palettes and on screen controls.

A highly customisable set of 39 plugins, each element can be layered up to produce some stunning animations.

The glossy bar titles have a range of sizes, width animations, directions & acceleration, brightness & tint, bevel edge, opacity and colour.

The transitions are similar with matching customisable bars either side of the revealing wipe.

Text elements have over 30 built-in colour selections or choose your own to match a corporate colour scheme or theme. Text move matches the motion of the image or video underneath.


  • Grow, shrink and constant thickness strips
  • Layer as many strips as you wish, including overlaps
  • Constant or acceleration strip moves left or right
  • Adjust strip blur, tint and brightness
  • Adjust strip edge width, colour and opacity
  • Image and text moves match
  • OSC for text placement anywhere on frame
  • Built-in text colour palettes or use your own
  • Layer as many text elements as you wish
  • 4K Ready

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Brilliant Aurora timelapse caught in 8K VR-360

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If this isn’t the best reason for producing 8K 360° VR footage. A Brilliant timelapse video lasting just over 1m.

Photographer William Briscoe captured this spectacular 360° 8K timelapse on January 31st near Fairbanks, Alaska.

“Here is a 360 video of the Lunar Eclipse, Alaska style, which I filmed on January 31st near Fairbanks. Lady Aurora, being the Diva she is, just couldn’t let the moon have all the attention that night, so she made a nice showing as well.”

The full video is only a minute and ten seconds long, but that doesn’t mean it was easy to shoot. Responding to a comment on YouTube, Briscoe revealed that it was -31°F (-35°C) out that night, so just getting his 360° rig (a custom-built array of numerous 35mm DSLRs) to work was a challenge.

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Sennheiser AVX-ME2 radio mic

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I am looking into one of these radio mics to replace one of my RODE filmmaker kits. The video below that Sennheiser commissioned is brilliant, one of the best of its kind I have seen. If any of you have this kit please let me know your thoughts. I am now sticking to unlicensed radio mics as I prefer not to have to pay for a yearly radio mic licence.

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USER REVIEW…LEDGO T1440 Soft Studio LED light £1,198 plus vat.

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The first thing that strikes you with this LED light is its weight, 5Kg. Being a studio light the weight is not an issue but the quality of light is fantastic.

Having a TLCI of 92 at 3200K is outstanding and completely flicker free at all settings. I mainly use this light in a kitchen studio setting as the main source of light mixed with various 50W household LED lights.

Having the ability to match the household lights is a joy as its ability to give you very accurate 5600K daylight when needed.

As you can see from the above the TLCI of 95 at 5600K is as good as you can expect from an LED studio light.


I thought the WiFi antenna was usable via the LEDGO APP but you need to spend a further £75 on the LG-WIFICB unit to allow your light or any other WiFi Ledgo light to be controlled via your iPhone.

To setup the WiFi on your iPhone or iPad, download the LEDGO APP set your WiFi settings to accept LEDGO LED then set your LED light to A001

The APP seems a bit complicated with choices like Bi-Color -A and Bi-Color-B but I am informed by a technician from Holdan that your choice is Bi-Color-B for this LED light. This allows you to switch off the light from your APP as well as adjust the intensity and colour temperature.

I think this was money well spent for my “One Roving Cook” productions, one LED Studio light with a mixture of kitchen lighting. Here is my latest video produced with the LEDGO T1440 Studio LED light.

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