Thursday, 9 April 2015

Canon C300 Mark II Now Official with Internal 4K & 15 Stops of Dynamic Range

The Canon C300 has been a workhorse for lots of productions, from docs, to TV, to even feature films, but considering its age, it was only a matter of time before Canon was going to announce a new version with specs that better reflected what the competition was offering, including internal 4K (and external 4K RAW). We got that today and more, including a claimed 15 stops of dynamic range, which is right up there (and possibly surpassing) the best cinema cameras out there. It also features Canon's own flavor of the H.264 AVC codec called XF-AVC, which is wrapped in an MXF (as the previous C300 had done).

Joby's Action Jib Kit offers a new perspective on your stunts

Joby has introduced an action camera-focused jib kit to let you capture your extreme endeavors (or more mundane activities) from a new perspective. Part of the Action Series line-up, the Action Jib Kit and Pole Pack is designed for action cameras including GoProContour and the Sony Action Cam. It should make it easier to film that skateboard trick you've been practicing, with more cinematic-style camera movements.