Canon launches a new PTZ camera

With video recording in the very best quality and advanced connectivity options, production companies can realize efficient productions

Canon today announces the launch of the CR-N700 – a 4K60P 4:2:2 10-bit PTZ camera with 12G-SDI connectivity designed for professional production companies, studios and live event productions.

Building on Canon’s legacy of broadcast technologies, the CR-N700 incorporates intelligent AF from popular professional camcorders such as the EOS C70 and XF605, enabling precise focus throughout the pan, tilt and zoom range. With a wide range of powerful features, this launch expands Canon’s range of PTZ solutions, so there is a PTZ camera for every type of production and technical requirement.

Achieve broadcast quality the simple way

To meet the current needs of production companies, the CR-N700 features a 1.0-type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV7 processor to deliver exceptional 4K UHD 60P 4:2:2 10-bit images to showcase truly immersive contents. guns latest PTZ camera transmits high quality images so content creators can stream 4K 60P via IP – perfect for remote and live productions. This excellent image quality is also achieved thanks to the high-performance lens, which has a 15x optical zoom and a 30x Advanced Zoom when shooting in Full HD. In combination with Canon’s renowned Image Stabilizer, this allows production companies to capture smooth and stable images, even at a distance. This is ideal for shooting reality TV programs or even sports programs where photographers want to zoom in discreetly on the scene. The CR-N700 also has a Night Mode, which allows photographers to take pictures in almost complete darkness, thanks to a built-in IR cut filter. Together with the HDR formats in PQ or HLG, production companies can record high-quality footage, regardless of the lighting conditions.

The CR-N700 sets completely new standards for Canon’s range of PTZ cameras with fast, intelligent and extremely accurate focusing made possible by Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology with EOS iTR AF X. This deep learning autofocus locks onto a subject’s head and tracks it even if it turns its face away. Eye Detection AF locks onto the subject’s pupil for even more precision, while Face Priority AF allows the photographer to prioritize a specific person. This is ideal in scenarios where it is required to maintain focus on the studio host at all times.

Superior connectivity, simple workflows

Like the other cameras in Canon’s range of PTZ cameras, the CR-N700 supports multiple protocols that can be integrated into existing workflows without difficulty. Designed to fit into diverse production ecosystems, the CR-N700 features SRT and NDI|HX[i]protocols for high-quality, 4K video streams, while FreeD enables integration with virtual productions. With these protocols, production companies can easily create a multi-camera setup that meets their needs, and with Canon’s XC protocol, the CR-N700 can be integrated with other Canon Cinema EOS cameras such as EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C300 Mark III or professional camcorders like the XF605[ii]to get a really versatile setup. One can even match the look of other Canon cameras using Canon Log 3 and Wide Dynamic Range image settings.

Among the flexible connectivity options are 12G-SDI and 3G-SDI, HDMI or IP (PoE++), enabling the transmission of 4K60P and providing high-quality and consistent broadcasts. The CR-N700 also includes two XLR audio inputs and GEN-LOCK to meet various production needs.

Built-in control

Canon’s latest PTZ camera offers the same intuitive control as the other models in the series. The advanced drive mechanism makes it possible to make movements as slow and precise as 0.1°/second, allowing photographers to capture cinema-like scenes. It is compatible with both Canon’s RC-IP100 controller and Remote Camera Control Application controllers, as well as selected third-party controllers, making it even easier to integrate into existing production setups. With the CR-N700’s crop function, production companies can capture two different feeds from a single PTZ camera. Using this feature, one can select a specific area of ​​interest within the image frame and send it as a separate feed in Full HD. This feature is perfect for productions with a limited number of PTZ cameras in place.

Coinciding with the launch of the CR-N700, Canon today presents the CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1, EU-V3 and the new Cinema EOS firmware update that will enable Canon’s advanced Cinema cameras, the EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II seamlessly in live production workflows. Canon is also launching a 27″ DP-V2730 reference monitor, strengthening Canon’s range of 4K monitors and offering a solution to cover every need, as well as five new camcorders – XA65, XA60, XA75, XA70 and Canon LEGRIA HF G70 – to meeting the need to share content live.


Source: IT-Kanalen by it-kanalen.dk.

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