The following video presents Nepal earthquake: Death toll continues to rise – BBC News:
Thousands of Nepalese citizens spent the night outdoors following a devastating earthquake which killed at least 1,900 people.
Mountaineering officials say the quake triggered avalanches which killed at least 17 people on Mount Everest – in the worst ever disaster on the peak.
Nick Quraishi reports.
Our condolences to the earthquake victims.
April 27, 2015
Canon aids relief efforts following earthquake in central Nepal
TOKYO, April 27, 2015—On April 25, a powerful earthquake struck central Nepal, causing extensive destruction and loss of life. We at Canon would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this disaster and our thoughts go out to those suffering in its aftermath.
While we realize that the road to recovery will be challenging and time-consuming, we hope that the region will soon be able to begin the rebuilding and healing process.
To aid in the relief efforts for the earthquake victims, the Canon Group is making a donation of 5 million yen (approximately US$42,000) to the NGO Japan Platform.
Note:Currency translation based on exchange rate of US$1=JPY119.
The first firmware update, available now, will enable a new image-quality setting, allowing users to record footage with reduced noise, even in low-light conditions. You can download the latest Firmware Version 22.214.171.124 FREE-of-charge here.
The additional firmware update to enable the XF205 to stream video footage over IP networks will be available from late June 2015.
Canon has announced new firmware for the XF205 Full HD camcorder, which improves the camera’s noise ratio in low-light conditions1 and enables live streaming of content over IP networks.
Developed following feedback from a variety of XF205 users – from broadcasters to wedding videographers – the new firmware also enhances the XF205’s standard of performance and recording modes.
IMPROVED LOW LIGHT PERFORMANCE AND REDUCED NOISE
The first firmware update, available now, will enable a new image-quality setting, allowing users to record footage with reduced noise, even in low-light conditions. The new update gives operators the freedom to choose their preferred image quality based on their shooting requirements. Users can select from the current default setting, which prioritises the camera’s high-resolution shooting, or the new setting, which gives priority to capturing video footage with reduced noise.
The XF205 features an advanced camera system capable of providing outstanding images and the responsiveness to deal with all kinds of shooting situations.
Canon announced today that Kat Candler, a decorated filmmaker best known for “Hellion” and “Black Metal”, has signed on to Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard.
Howard and actor Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) will choose one winning trailer to inspire a Hollywood short film starring Hutcherson and written and directed by Candler.
One (1) Grand Prize will be offered. The Grand Prize – approximate retail value (“ARV”) is $4,700 – consists of the following.
(a) a trip for the winner and one (1) guest to attend the premiere or other event relating to the Film (as defined in Section 10) (the “Film Event”). Each trip will consist of round trip, coach-class air transportation for the winner and the guest between the major airport nearest to the winner’s home and an airport in or near the destination; ground transportation; and a one (1) night stay at a hotel selected by Sponsor (one standard room, double occupancy; room rate and taxes only; size and type of room determined by Sponsor in its discretion). The trip to the Film Event also includes two (2) tickets (one (1) for the winner and one (1) for the guest) for admission to the Film Event. If the winner is under age 21, the winner’s guest must be a parent or legal guardian of the winner. Sponsor has the right in its discretion to require that the winner’s guest be of legal age of majority in the jurisdiction in which the guest resides, unless the winner is a parent or legal guardian of the guest.
The following video presents Wireless Takes EOS Rebel to The Next Level with the Canon EOS Rebel T6i DSLR:
For gorgeous, high-quality photos and videos that are easy to share, look to the Canon EOS Rebel T6i camera. The EOS Rebel T6i does more, easier, making capturing photos and shooting videos a breeze. With fast performance in a number of shooting environments, the EOS Rebel T6i does the hard work, letting you focus on making gorgeous photos and HD movies.
Kat Candler Signs On To Josh Hutcherson’s Next Film For Ron Howard And Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer
Candler to Write and Direct Hutcherson’s Next Hollywood Short Film Inspired by a Consumer Story
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging, announced today that Kat Candler, a decorated filmmaker best known for “Hellion” and “Black Metal”, has signed on to Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer, a consumer contest helmed by Ron Howard. Howard and actor Josh Hutcherson (“The Hunger Games”) will choose one winning trailer to inspire a Hollywood short film starring Hutcherson and written and directed by Candler. Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson hand selected Candler for the project who’s film “Hellion” was in the 2014 U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to receive Honorable Mention for the Gamechanger Award at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival.
“I’m so excited to work with Kat Candler and after watching ‘Hellion’, it was clear that she is extremely intuitive and can bring thought-provoking work to the screen,” said Josh Hutcherson. “The best part about the project is that I have no idea how the script will unfold with Kat or what type of part I’ll play — it’s totally up for interpretation!”
“Kat’s films are cinematic and she has a very real approach to capturing life experiences in a way that viewers can relate to,” said Ron Howard. “With everyday moments at the crux of this creative experiment, Kat’s technique and skill will lend themselves in the most authentic ways possible.”
“It is an honor to work with Canon, Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson on this project,” said Kat Candler. “I’m a firm believer that there are many great stories living within each of us and the Project Imagination platform is the perfect opportunity to share and inspire others.” Continue Reading »
Canon France and Images Evidence invite professional female photojournalists of any age and nationality to submit their photo-reportages to the Canon Female Photojournalist Award competition.
The application dossier must be sent before May 22, 2015.
The winner will receive the 8 000 euros (8,647.339 US Dollars at the current exchange rate).
…Article 2 – Objective
The Canon Female Photojournalist Award is presented to a female photojournalist in activity who wishes to cover a social, economic, political or cultural subject in a journalistic manner, on presentation of a dossier, including the documents and works stipulated in Article 5.
The Award will be given to an individual photojournalist and not to a group, without any consideration of her nationality.
The Award is given in order to allow the winner to carry out the photo-reportage which has been presented for the Award….
Article 5 – Application conditions
The conditions are as follows:
– applicants must be female
– applicants must have completed at least one photo-reportage (published or unpublished)
– applicants must be professional photojournalists
– applicants must be able to write and speak in French or English…
High quality photo prints wherever you are – the new SELPHY CP1000
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 16 April 2015 – Canon today unveils the SELPHY CP1000, a new compact photo printer that allows you to print creative, lab-quality photos at home and on the move. Capable of printing your favourite images in just 47 seconds¹ directly from your camera², USB or memory card, with the SELPHY CP1000 now every photo can be treasured. With an elegant, compact design, the SELPHY CP1000 includes 6.8 cm (2.7”) LCD tilting screen and combines an easy-to-use interface with exceptional print quality. Plus, with the inclusion of an optional battery pack accessory, the CP1000 is the ultimate portable photo printer.
Canon SELPHY CP1000: LCD is Up
Print your favourite photos in rich, vibrant colours
With ultra-high quality prints thanks to advanced dye sublimation technology, the SELPHY CP1000 produces high-resolution photos using 16.7 million colours. For even more clarity in prints the CP1000 also includes an Auto Image Optimize feature to further enhance blue skies and sunsets, correct colour cast and contrasts, as well as remove red-eye and noise. Plus, for picture-perfect selfies and group shots, the Smooth Skin mode removes facial imperfections to ensure you get stunning results every time.
Using the brand new Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera and the XC10 4K Digital Camcorder, the short films, “Trick Shot” and “Battle Of The Ages,” were shot in cinematic 4K (4096 x 2160) and recorded in-camera on SanDisk Extreme PRO® CFast™ 2.0 cards.
Flying with a Canon EF 24mm 1.4L II USM lens on the Aerigon, a professional cinema drone from Intuitive Aerial Inc., the Canon EOS C300 Mark II captured the vast landscape of Valley of Fire State Park.
Canon XC10 4K Camcorder was used in both short films “Trick Shot” And “Battle Of The Ages”.
To view the short films, please see below the press release as follows.
Canon EOS C300 MARK II
The New Canon EOS C300 Mark II Camera And XC10 Camcorder Capture Short Films “Trick Shot” And “Battle Of The Ages” In Stunning 4K
Films Premiere for the First Time at Canon Theater During the 2015 NAB Show
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 13, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce the premiere of two short films “Trick Shot” and “Battle of the Ages” today during the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV. Both films will screen daily in true 4K at the 2015 NAB Show in the Canon Theater at Booth #C4325.
Canon XC10 4K
Using the brand new Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera and the XC10 4K Digital Camcorder, the short films were shot in cinematic 4K (4096 x 2160) and recorded in-camera on SanDisk Extreme PRO® CFast™ 2.0 cards.
“Trick Shot,” directed by Evan Kaufmann with cinematography by Gale Tattersall (Grace and Frankie, House M.D.), is a classic con movie with a twist. Reformed pool shark “Eight Ball” Bobby is forced to play one more crucial billiards game to save his son Devon, who got mixed up in the wrong crowd. Shot on location in Nevada, Tattersall utilized the EOS C300 Mark II camera to capture the menacing darkness of a seedy pool hall, the stark beauty of the barren desert, and the tense drama of a clever heist film.
Canon EOS C300 Mark II, body only
“The new sensor in the Canon EOS C300 Mark II is a game changer,” said Tattersall. “The 15 stops of dynamic range and cinematic quality put this camera in the big leagues.”
Canon CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens with hood
Affordable UAVs are now available for everyone. However their use for commercial applications for the most part is still pending FAA approval. This panel of experts will cover the legal, technical and creative aspects of using UAVs for broadcast applications.
The new exhibit area, located in the South Upper Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, will feature dozens of aerial robotics companies, a flying cage, demonstration area with seating and daily sessions.
The Pavilion will also feature several sponsored presentations daily from 9:15 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Topics include laws and regulations surrounding drones, the use of drones for news gathering, drones in space (NASA Project Case Study), capturing aerial video and employing range extenders.
April 10, 2015
Ann Marie Cumming
NAB Show Examines Creative Opportunities of Unmanned Aerical Vehicles
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The legal, technical and creative aspects of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) use for broadcast applications will be explored at NAB Show in Las Vegas during the panel discussion “Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Myths & Realities.” As part of the Broadcast Management Conference, the session is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15, 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
With content creators embracing UAVs as a cost-effective resource for video production and the Federal Aviation Administration’s announcement that its rules for drone permits will be streamlined, there is high interest surrounding the technology from a wide range of commercial industries. UAV operators and investors, a legal expert, and a federal official working on UAV regulations will discuss the opportunities and challenges offered by UAVs during the session, which will be moderated by The Washington Post technology reporter Brian Fung. Continue Reading »
The following video presents Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera – Sport & Action Photography – Canon:
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II Camera gives you the ultimate in DSLR performance technology. Watch Canon Explorer Alessandro Trovati as he demonstrates the 7D Mark II’s 10 fps continuous shooting mode, dual DIGIC 6 processors, ISO range (100-160,000), 20.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, weather sealing & Full HD Movie shooting capabilities.
The EOS 7D Mark II also has a wealth of autofocus features, like advanced iTR AF tracking, 65-point wide-area autofocus for images, and Dual Pixel CMOS AF and customisable AF tracking options for movies. Perfect for sports and wildlife photography, the EOS 7D Mark II is THE camera of choice when you want to capture all the action.
The following video presents CANON EOS MOVIE:”Spectacle”shot with EF11-24mm f/4L USM (Canon Official):
This movie “SPECTACLE” was shot by the zoom lens EF11-24mmf/4L USM (an ultra wide angle lens starting from world’s widest 11mm*).Please enjoy the American spectacle scenery.(*Among interchangeable lenses excluding fisheye lenses for interchangeable-lens cameras (SLR and compact-system cameras).
As of February 6, 2015 (based to a Canon survey).)
April 9, 2015
Canon products selected for esteemed Technical Image Press Association awards for 21st consecutive year
TOKYO, April 9, 2015—Canon camera products were honored with four “Best Photo and Imaging Product” awards by the Technical Image Press Association (TIPA), representing 27 photo and imaging magazines from 16 countries across five continents. The award-winning products are: the EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera, the IXUS 160 (PowerShot ELPH 160 in the Americas) / IXUS 1651 / IXUS 170 (PowerShot ELPH 170 IS) digital compact cameras, the EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM super-telephoto zoom lens, and the EF11-24mm f/4L USM ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. This year marks Canon’s 21st consecutive year as a TIPA award recipient.2
Best DSLR Expert: EOS 7D Mark II
Selected for this year’s “Best DSLR Expert” award, Canon’s APS-C-size flagship-model EOS 7D Mark II offers impressive specifications that, according to the TIPA jury, “appeal to photographers who know what a DSLR is capable of delivering.” The camera is equipped with an approximately 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon’s Dual DIGIC 6 image processors, all housed within a weather- and dust-resistant magnesium alloy body. In addition to realizing a fast continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second, the EOS 7D Mark II employs a 65-point (all cross type) AF system and viewfinder providing an approximately 100 percent field of view. The jury highlighted such “exciting” features as HDR (High Dynamic Range)3 and Multiple Exposure4 modes, as well as an intervalometer and a bulb timer for long exposure capture. Furthermore, the camera incorporates dual card slots for both SD and CF cards, is capable of capturing smooth, highly responsive Full HD video thanks to its Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, and is equipped with a dedicated stereo microphone and built-in headphone jack ports.
A successor to the hugely popular HJ22ex7.6B, the lens has been updated using customer feedback and includes a number of new features, including a wider and longer focal range with enhanced image quality, as well as an improved design and user handling. A truly versatile lens, the HJ24ex7.5B is perfect for a diverse range of broadcast environments, including studio sets, live production and news gathering thanks to the unique combination of a high quality 24x zoom – the longest zoom in this class available today – an impressive 7.5-180mm wide-angle and a lightweight, portable design. Continue Reading »
The following video presents Introducing the Canon XC10:
Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisors as they introduce the Canon XC10, a 4K camcorder. The Canon XC10 is a true hybrid camera, with 4K and HD video capabilities, and includes the ability to shoot and share still image files. This one camera can be an ideal multi-media tool for journalists, web shooters, and many others. A one-inch size,12-million pixel Canon CMOS sensor for stills and video provides excellent quality, and contributes to a compact design.
Canon introduces the new XC10 4K Digital Camcorder.
The Canon XC10 4K Digital Camcorder is scheduled to be available in June 2015 for an estimated retail price of USD $2,499.00 and CAD $2,999.99, with SanDisk 64GB CFast™ 2.0 card and card reader.
Canon U.S.A. Introduces the Versatile XC10 4K Digital Camcorder for Creative Multi-Media Image Makers
Ideal for Emerging and Existing Content Creators, the Canon XC10 Camcorder is Compact, Lightweight and Versatile with 4K/Full HD Video Shooting and 12-Megapixel Still Photography Capabilities
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 8, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the new XC10 4K Digital Camcorder. Compact, lightweight and versatile, the XC10 is designed to deliver stunning 4K and Full HD video as well as compelling 12-Megapixel still images. The camcorder also has a built-in function to extract eight megapixel still images from recorded 4K video, making it one of Canon’s most convenient multimedia tools to date. In addition to the camcorder’s 4K and Full HD video capture capabilities, the XC10 camcorder includes a one-inch 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, with a 10x Wide-Angle Zoom Lens with a 2x Digital Teleconverter and Optical Image Stabilization allowing for rock-steady video and still image shooting. This new digital camcorder is ideal for creative individuals and professionals who are interested in cost effective 4K video production, as well as multimedia journalists and news agencies looking to easily expand into 4K Electronic News Gathering (ENG) coverage.
“With the introduction of the XC10 4K Digital Camcorder, we are looking to deliver a robust new camcorder that will allow for an ever expanding creative expression. Enabling the virtually seamless capture of stunning 4K video with the added convenience of still image capture and 4K frame extraction, XC10 users are empowered with multiple ways to share their artistic visions,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
The following video presents Introducing the Canon EOS C300 Mark II:
Join Canon U.S.A.’s Technical Advisor Brent Ramsey as he discusses the new features and benefits of the EOS C300 Mark II Cinema camera. This camera is an evolutionary, second-generation CINEMA EOS System model that’s been reworked, redesigned, and reengineered with the valued input of thousands of users worldwide. Starting with a brand new Super 35mm 8.85 MP Sensor, the EOS C300 Mark II offers a dynamic range of 15 stops – and an amazing amount of shadow protection thanks to a new Log gamma that’s been created – Canon Log 2.
Canon introduces the new EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camerai for cinema, documentary, event and commercial videography.
The Canon EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera is expected to be available in September 2015 for an estimated retail price of USD $20,000.00 and CAD $24,999.99, and will be available with either EF or PL mount.
Canon U.S.A. Announces New EOS C300 MARK II Digital Cinema Camera
With New Super 35mm Sensor and 4K Internal Recording, the Latest Addition to the Canon Cinema EOS Line Offers High Image Quality and a 15-stop Wide Dynamic Range
MELVILLE, N.Y., April 8, 2015 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the new EOS C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camerai for cinema, documentary, event and commercial videography. As the latest addition to the Canon Cinema EOS line of professional cameras, the EOS C300 Mark II features evolutionary updates including a new 8.85 Megapixel Super 35mm Cinema CMOS Sensor, new Dual DIGIC DV 5 Processors and a new Canon XF-AVC Codec that allows 10-bit 4:2:2 4K image data to be recorded internally, and an expanded dynamic range of up to 15 stops.
“Feedback from our customers is an invaluable asset that Canon takes very seriously in research and development,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO of Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Drawing on input from Canon’s global community of Cinema EOS camera users, the Company has improved upon capabilities of the EOS C300 cinema camera to now offer even higher image quality and a wider dynamic range, as well as improved operability, ruggedness and expandability.”
Enhanced Features & Benefits
To engineer the next evolutionary step up from the EOS C300 Cinema Camera, Canon has developed a new Super 35mm CMOS sensor that supports high-image-quality internal video recording from Full HD (1920×1080) and 2K DCI (2048×1080) to 4K UHD (3840×2160) and 4K DCI (4096×2160), utilizing Canon’s proprietary Over Sampling HD Processing to help meet the needs of multi-purpose productions. The new imaging sensor maximizes the amount of light that falls on each photosite through a wider pixel pitch, enhancing the EOS C300 Mark II camera’s sensitivity, while minimizing noise and supporting ISOs up to 102,400. The new sensor is also capable of twice the readout speed compared to the original, which in turn significantly reduces the occurrence of rolling shutter distortion.
Canon premieres the XC10 – a breakthrough compact 4K video and stills camcorder
United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 8 April 2015 – Canon today unveils the XC10 – a compact, lightweight video and digital stills camera that brings professional 4K quality to aspiring filmmakers and enthusiasts. Inheriting many of the Cinema EOS range’s features, the XC10 offers incredible recording versatility and is the ideal solution as a small, stand-alone camera for independent film makers or the perfect accompaniment as a supporting B camera in larger productions.
Unleashing 4K recording for enthusiasts
Boasting outstanding market leading image quality, traditionally associated with larger cameras, as well as the flexibility and ease of use of traditional compact camcorders, the XC10 delivers consistently breath-taking results. Its advanced imaging engine – a powerful combination of a specially developed 1” CMOS sensor and Canon’s new DIGIC DV5 image processor – gives both budding filmmakers or experienced pros the blistering speed and quality they demand to capture 4K video, at a wide range of variable bit rates.