This video presents Canon XF200/205 Camcorder Tutorial Series: Camera Optics.
- Join Jem Schofield in this tutorial series for Canon’s XF200 and XF205 Professional Camcorders.
- In this episode, Jem discusses the optics of the camera including the optical/digital zoom, autofocus modes and powered image stabilization.
This is an update to the previous blog, Canon Firmware Upgrades at No Charge for XF205 and XF200: Available in Mid-April for Image-quality Setting & Late-June 2015 for IP Video Streaming.
- 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 188.8.131.52 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.
SUPPORT FOR LIVE IP STREAMING
An additional firmware update, available from late June 2015, will enable the XF205 to steam video footage over IP networks, a practice widely used by the broadcasting industry. By enabling this feature, users will be able to transfer live footage to news programmes and video-sharing websites. Additionally, the new firmware will allow the XF205 to work with Fujitsu’s video transmission equipment – the Fujitsu Network IP-900IID and IP-920D HD/SD Compact Video Decoders2 – as well as software3 supporting IP streaming. With this new feature, users will be able to stream video over an IP network without having to alter existing video-capture and editing workflows, such as those employed at broadcasting stations.
ENHANCING XF205 FUNCTIONALITY
In addition to the IP video streaming functionality, the new firmware will also enable XF205 users to take advantage of two new recording features. Firstly, when recording in MP4 format, videographers will be able to use slow and fast motion recording – slowing down action up to 40 percent, or speed up video by up to 250 percent. Additionally, when choosing WiFi settings on the XF205, the selection menu will feature an improved user interface, delivering intuitive and easy to understand operability.
You can download the latest firmware 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.