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Canon C700 4K Camera PL/EOS

Canon C700 | C700PL | 4K

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Canon C700 4K large Sensor Camera with 4K sensor and record option and EF/PL mount options.  Supplied with OLED viewfinder and ARRI Pro kit as standard.

The C700 is a versatile shoulder-mounted camera with full 4K capability and choice of PL or EF mount.  It records 4K images to internal CFAST 2 cards and will capture up to 15 stops of dynamic range with Canon 2 log internally as well for full HDR support.  (It is also compatible with original Canon log, Canon Log 2 or Canon Log 3 if preferred).

It has some really nice features, such as 10 stops of built-in ND, up to 240fps record capability and separate 3" LCD control display.

You can also book the CODEX Recorder which offers full 4.5K RAW and Prores XQ record capability.

We are also including the ARRI Pro Set to allow for standard film accessories to be fitted. The ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operability, making it ideal for single shooter operation.

Please read the independent Newsshooter review of the C700 Camcorder 

Storage

VMI kits are supplied with TBA

Compatible Memory Cards

VMI C-700 Package

  • Canon C700 4K Camera
  • ARRI Pro Set with 15mm bars
  • ARRI BP8 system with 19mm bars
  • 3 x 128GB CFAST2 cards
  • CFAST Reader
  • Anton Bauer Power kit

 

Canon C700 4K large Sensor Camera with 4K record option and EF/PL mount options.  Supplied with OLED viewfinder and ARRI Pro kit as standard.

The C700 is a versatile shoulder-mounted camera with full 4K capability and choice of PL or EF mount.  It records 4K images to internal CFAST 2 cards and will capture up to 15 stops of dynamic range with Canon 2 log internally as well for full HDR support.  (It is also compatible with original Canon log, Canon Log 2 or Canon Log 3 if preferred).

It has some really nice features, such as 10 stops of built-in ND, up to 240fps record capability and separate 3" LCD control display.

You can also book the CODEX Recorder which offers full RAW and Prores XQ record capability.

Please read the independent Newsshooter review of the C700 Camcorder

Please also read VMI's article on Capturing 12 bit RAW with ARRI, Panasonic, Sony, Canon and other cameras using Odyssey 7Q RAW Recorder

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Optional Accessories

Guides

Everything you wanted to know about 4K but were too afraid to ask...

Do we adopt 4K now or wait for 8K?

The Case for and against 4K

Shooting with HD Video lenses on large sensor cameras

Large Sensor Cameras - Everything that you need to know

 

Specifications

Camera  
   
Image Sensor
 
 
Sensor
Super 35mm type CMOS
   
System
RGB primary colour filter (Beyer array)
   
Total pixels per sensor
Approx. 11.54 megapixels (4622 x 2496)
   
Effective pixels per sensor
4096 x 2160/2048 x 1080: Approx. 8.85 Mp 
  3840 x 2160/1920 x 1080:Approx 8.29 Mp
   
Dynamic Range
Canon Log 2/Canon Log 3: 1600% (ISO 800 or higher) 
  With Canon Log/Wide DR: 800% (ISO 400 or higher)
   
Image Processor
 
 
Type
Triple DIGIC DV 5
   
Lens
 
 
Lens Mount
Canon EF Mount with Cinema Lock/ PL Mount (Cooke/i Technology compatible) 
  depending on version 
  B4 mount lens via adapter accessory (EF orPL)
   
Lens Magnification factor (for EF Mount lenses, including Cinema Primes)
4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080: focal length x approx. 1.460 
  3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080: focal length x approx. 1.534 
  B4 adapter attached: focal length x approx 1.3 (1.2947) (Full HD/1920 x 1080) 
  PL Mount version: No magnification factor for Canon Cinema Zooms
   
Peripheral illumination correction
YES (dependent on lens used)
   
ND filter
Up to 10 stops via built in ND filter system
   
Focus control
EF Mount:Via lens, wireless control or wired remote (dependent on lens used) 
   
PL Mount: Only Cine Servo lenses
Iris control
 
Via body, grip, wireless control or wired remote. 
  1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or FINE control. 
  Possible to maintain constant F-number during zoom.
   
Cooke/I Technology Support
YES (PL Mount only)
   
Anamorphic Lens Support
Yes
   
Image stabilization system
Depends on lens used
   
Recording
 
   
RAW Recording options
1. Capture Drive, CDX-36150: 4096 x 2160, 12bit/10bit, Canon Log 2 applied 
                                                  4.5K up to 100fps, 4.5K cinescope up to 120FPS, 
   
                                                  Crop 2K max 240 fps 
  ProRes 422HQ, 4K /QFHD 10bit. 2K / FHD: ProRes 422 HQ 10 bit 120 fps, ProRes 4444 XQ 12 bit 60 fps, ProRes 4444 12 bit 60 fps 
  2. External device via 3G-SDI: 4096 x 2160, 12bit/10bit, Canon Log 2 applied
Internal Recording
CFast 2.0™ card x 2 for XF-AVC or Pro Res recording, SD card for XF-AVC Proxy recording SD card also used for Photo Storage (1920 x 1080) and firmware update, including firmware updates for CODEX CDX-36150
   
Recording time (64Gb CFast 2.0™card)
XF-AVC - Intra: 810 Mbps, 10 Mins 160 Mbps, 50 Mins. 
  XF-AVC Long GOP 50Mbps: 165 Mins 
  ProRes: 4K,ProRes4322HQ 10Mins. 2K ProRes4444 25 Mins (25.00P)
   
Recording Formats
Canon RAW .RMF, XF-AVC Intra, XF-AVC Long GOP. XF-AVC Proxy 
  ProRes, Apple Quick File Format 4444XQ/4444/422HQ/422
   
Recording Frame Rate
 
XF-AVC Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (50Hz Mode) To CFast 2.0™ Card
 
4096x2160/3840x2160: YCC422 10 bit, 
  2048x1080/1920x1080: RGB444 12 bit RGB444 10 bit , YCC422 10 bit , 
  1920x1080: YCC422 10 bit 50Mbps Long GOP 
   
   
  4096 x2160/3840x2160: YCC422 10 bit 
  2048 x1080/1920x1080: RGB444 12 bit, RGB444 10 bit , YCC422 10 bit 
             
Bit rates (dependnding on recording mode):  810/440/410/310/225/210/170/160/ 90Mbps Intra-frame 
  50 Mbps Long GOP
   
ProRes Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (50Hz Mode)
CODEX CDX-36150: 4K/QFHD: ProRes 422 HQ 10 bit 60 fps 
                                   2K/FHD: ProRes 422 HQ 10 bit 120 fps, 
                                                 ProRes 4444 XQ 12 bit 60 fps, 
                                                 ProRes 4444 12 bit 60 fps,   
                                   Crop 2K/FHD: ProRes 422 HQ  10 bit 240 fps 
   
   
CFast 2.0™ Card: 4096x2160 YCC422 10bit/3840x2160 YCC422 10bit                               2048x1080 YCC422 10bit/1920x1080 YCC422 10bit 
                               2048x1080 RGB444 12bit/1920x1080 RGB444 12bit 
  Bit rates: ProRes4444/ ProRes422HQ /ProRes422
 
XF-AVC Proxy Recording Bit Rate/ Sampling (50Hz Mode) To SD Card
 
2048x1080 YCC420 8 bit/1920x1080 YCC420 8 bit 
  Bit Rate: 24/35Mbps Long GOP
   
Slow/Fast motion
Yes. 1 - 240 FPS depending on setting
   
Interval Record
No
   
Frame Record
No
   
Pre Record (cache record)
No
   
Relay Recording
Yes
   
Double Slot (simultaneous) Recording
Yes
   
Scan Reverse
Yes
   
HD->SD conversion
No
   
Photo storage media
SD/SDHC memory card
   
Photo Recording Size
Approx. 930 KB at 2048x1080; Approx 880 KB at 1920x1080
   
System
 
   
Wave Form Monitor
Yes. Via MON.1/2, VIDEO or HDMI Terminals (Not available from SDI Out 1 -4) 
  Line Display/Line and Spot/Line Select/Field Display/RGBDisplay/YPrPb
False Colour Display (Exposure Indication)
Yes. Via MON.1/2, VIDEO or HDMI Terminals (Not available from SDI Out 1 -4)
   
   
Colour Bars
SMPTE, EBU and ARIB color bars available. See the menu.
   
Peaking
Peaking 1, Peaking 2 (Colour, Gain, Frequency customisable)
   
Zebra
Level 1; Level 2; Both 
  Output via HD-SDI or HDMI
   
Markers
On/Off (Aspect ratio, Aspect marker, Safety Zone Area, Safety Zone, Grid, Horizontal, Centre)
   
EVF
Yes. OLED Electronic ViewFinder, EVF-V70
   
Display Panel
 
 
Control Display
3.0-inch (7.66cm on the diagonal) colour liquid crystal, approx. 1.036 million dots
   
Inputs/Outputs
 
 
Audio in
XLR 3-pin connector x2 , 3.5 mm stereo mini jack (input only)
   
Headphone output
3.5 mm stereo mini jack (output only)
   
Video monitor output
MON.1/MON.2: BNC jack , output only
   
HDMI
HDMI connector (type A) (output only)
   
USB
No
   
SDI output
BNC jack (4 lines, output only)
   
Time code
BNC jack (input/output)
   
Genlock
BNC jack (input only/also serves as SYNC OUT connector)
   
Synch
BNC jack (output only/also serves as GENLOCK connector)
   
DC Output
DC 24V 2A jack Fisher 3-pin jack (output only), 
  DC 12V 2A jack LEMO 2-pin jack (output only)
   
DC input
XLR 4-pin jack
   
Remote Control Terminal
REMOTE A connector 2.5 mm stereo mini-mini jack (input only) 
  REMOTE B connector Round 8-pin jack (for RS-422)
   
Wireless Control Terminal
Yes, for WFT-E6B.WFT-E8
   
Lens terminal
12-pin jack
   
Ethernet terminal
Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)
   
CTRL terminal
Canon’s proprietary specifications, LEMO 7-pin jack
   
Video connector (For EVF)
Canon’s proprietary specifications (special 13-pin jack, output only)
   
Misc
 
 
Tally lamp
Yes
   
Custom Dial
Yes
   
Shooting functions
 
   
Exposure
 
 
Exposure metering
Manual exposure determined by shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting and ND filter setting, Push Auto Iris, Auto Iris
   
Exposure Compensation
Yes
   
Auto Exposure mode
Auto Iris
   
Push Auto Iris
Yes EF model all compatible lenses, PL Version compatible Canon Cine Servo lenses only
   
Exposure Lock
No
   
Auto Gain Control setting
Yes.
   
ISO Sensitivity
1-Stop Display: [100], 160(*), 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, 12800, 25600, [51200,102400] 
  [---] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. 
  (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF 
  1/3 Stop Display: [100,125], 160, 200, 250, 320, 400, 500, 640, 800, 1000, 1250, 1600, 2000, 2500, 
  3200, 4000, 5000, 6400, 8000, 10000, 12800, 16000, 20000, 25600, 
  [32000,40000,51200,64000, 80000,102400] 
  [---] When ISO speed expansion is ON.
   
Auto Focus System (EF Version Only)
Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Contrast AF
 
AF Frame Sizes (EF Version Only)
 
Large; size equivalent to approx. 20% (vertical) x 25% (horizontal) of the image display range 
  Small; size equivalent to approx. 20% (vertical) x 8% (horizontal) of the image display range 
  Selectable AF point over 80% (approx.) of sensor
 
Auto Focus Modes (EF Version Only)
 
One-Shot AF, Continuous AF and AF-Boosted MF are the available modes. All of these modes take effect when the AF/MF switch of the EF lens is at the AF setting. 
  One-Shot AF 
  Continuous AF 
  AF-Boosted MF
 
Face Detection AF (EF Version Only)
 
Face Priority or Face Only.
   
Focus Guide
EF version: All compatible Canon EF lenses, Canon Cine Servo Lenses 
  PL Version: Compatible Canon Cine Servo lenses
   
Gain setting
[-6dB,-3dB], -2dB(*), 0dB, 3dB, 6dB, 9dB, 12dB, 15dB, 18dB, 21dB, 24dB, 27dB, 30dB, 33dB, 36dB, 39dB, 42dB, [45dB,48dB,51dB,54dB] 
  [---] Displayed when ISO speed expansion is ON. 
   
  (*) Displayed when ISO speed expansion is OFF. 
  When ISO speed expansion is ON: between -2 dB and 54 dB 
  When ISO speed expansion is OFF: Any value from -2 dB to 42 dB in 0.5 dB increments can be set.
   
   
   
Shutter speed
 
 
Control Modes
Off; Speed; Angle; Clear Scan (CS); Slow Shutter (SLS)
   
Shutter speed
1/1 to 1/2000 depending on frame rate and Shutter Control Mode, 39 setting options
   
Shutter Angle
11.25º to 360º depending on frame rate
   
Slow Shutter (SLS)
1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/12, 1/15, 1/25, 1/30 depending on frame rate
   
Clear Scan
24.00 Hz* to 250.40 Hz 
  (*) The frequency will differ depending on the frame rate setting.
   
Custom Picture
 
Stored Configurations
   
Preset: 
Canon Log 3 : C.Gamut (Canon Log 3/ Cinema Gamut/Neutral) 
  Canon Log 3 : BT.2020 (Canon Log 3/ BT.2020 Gamut/Neutral) 
  Canon Log 3 : DCI-P3 (Canon Log 3/ DCI-P3 Gamut/Neutral) 
  Canon Log 3 : BT.709 (Canon Log 3/ BT.709 Gamut/Neutral) 
  Canon Log 2 : C.Gamut (Canon Log 2/ Cinema Gamut/Neutral) 
  Canon Log 2 : BT.2020 (Canon Log 2/ BT.2020 Gamut/Neutral) 
  Canon Log 2 : DCI-P3 (Canon Log 2/ DCI-P3 Gamut/Neutral) 
  Canon Log 2 : BT.709 (Canon Log 2/ BT.709 Gamut/Neutral) 
  Canon Log (Canon Log / BT.709 Gamut/Cinema EOS Original) 
  BT.2020 (Wide DR/BT.2020 Gamut/Neutral) 
  BT.709 (Wide DR/ BT.709 Gamut/Neutral) 
  Main Settings: Canon Log 3,Canon Log 2, Canon Log, Wide DR, Normal 1(Standard), 
  Normal 2 (x4.0),Normal 3 (BT.709), Normal 4 (x5.0) 
  Colour Space: BT.709 Gamut, BT.2020 Gamut, DCI-P3 Gamut,Cinema Gamut 
  Colour Matrix: Neutral, Production Camera, Cinema EOS Original, Video, Off
   
Storage Medium
SD/SDHC memory card (all customisation data and metadata), up to 20 Custom Pictures per card
   
Master Pedestal
-50 to +50
   
Master Black
-50 to +50 for each channel , R,G,B
   
Black Gamma
Adjustable Level, Range and Point
   
Low Key Saturation
-50 to +50 adjusts colour level in low brightness area
   
Knee
Adjusts over exposure characteristic, start, slope, saturation
   
Sharpness
Adjustment for Level, H Detail Freq., Coring, HV Detail Balance, Limit, Select, Knee Aperture and Level dependent sharpness
   
Noise reduction
Off, On (1 to 12)
   
Skin detail
Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Area, Luminance. 32 steps
   
Selective Noise Reduction
Off, Low, Middle, High / Hue, Chroma, Area, Luminance.
   
Colour matrix
Phase, Gain and RGB adjustment, in tandem with Gamma selection
   
White balance
-50 to +50 for R and B colours
   
Colour correction
Area selection / area revision of two areas
   
Setup level
-50 to +50 On/Off
 
Clip 100% IRE
 
Limits output to 100% after setup adjustment
   
Wi-Fi & GPS Specifications
 
GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
   
Latitude/Longitude/Elevation, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
 
   
White balance
 
Auto
 
Yes
Preset
Daylight (5400K), Tungsten (3200K), Kelvin (2000K-15000K, 100K intervals), Set A, Set B
   
White Balance Shift
YES. -9 to +9 (Daylight and Tungsten only)
   
Black balance
 
 
Black balance adjustment
Yes
   
Time code
 
Countup system
 
Regen, RecRun, FreeRun, External, Hold (Drop frame available for some frame rates)
   
Start value setting
“00:00:00:00”, Set/Reset selectable
   
Audio
 
 
Recording
Internal & Capture Drive recording: linear PCM 48 KHz, 24-bit, 4-ch 
  RAW (SDI OUT): linear PCM 48 KHz, 16-bit, 2-ch 
  Digital input available following two-channel (XLR), analog input, AES3 standards (48 kHz/24-bit/2-ch).

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