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Canon C300 Mk II (PL Mount) 4K Camcorder / MiniS4i UNCOATED T2.8 (18-75mm)

Shoot Kit 7- MB19/FF4/O'Connor 1030

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This is a very worthy successor to the incredibly popular Canon C300 in PL mount.

The Canon C300 Mk II is a Super-35, full 4K camcorder and this PL mount has a B4 option and offers fully automatic operation including an effective autofocus (subject to being used with suitable lenses).  It recordson board 4K/Full HD video with HDR and Canon Log2 of the new REC 2020 colour gamut.

Please read VMI's article The Canon C300 Mk II vs C300 - What's the fuss about?

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

Lenses

Cooke uncoated Mini S4i PL Prime Set of 5x T2.8 lens are smaller, lighter than the S4i but offers the same resolution, optical quality and reliability.  Previously known as Cooke Panchro but not to be confused with old generation Cooke Panchros. 

This is an identical set of Cooke S4i PL Prime lenses but we have supplied these with uncoated front elements in order to generate lots of flare, when this is desired.

Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime Set of 5x T2.8 lens are smaller, lighter than the S4i but offers the same resolution, optical quality and reliability. Cooke decided that the lenses should be equally suitable for shooting film and digital images up to and beyond a 4K resolution pipeline.

Read the new article UNCOATED lenses - what you need to know!

Read the article from Duncan Telford DoP on shooting on Uncoated lenses

In addition the lenses include /i Technology, providing lens data per frame for downstream post production.

Like the S4i lenses, the Cooke Mini S4is are designed for motion photography and they don't breathe.

The lenses are one stop slower than the S4i, as a result they can be smaller and lighter.

All Cooke lenses are colour matched. This means Cooke Mini S4i and S4i lenses can be mixed on a shoot with full confidence that the images will match.

Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime Lens Set

  • Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime 18mm T2.8
  • Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime 25mm T2.8
  • Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime 32mm T2.8
  • Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime 50mm T2.8
  • Cooke Mini S4i PL Prime 75mm T2.8

 

This is a very worthy successor to the incredibly popular Canon C300 in PL mount.

The Canon C300 Mk II is a Super-35, full 4K camcorder and this PL mount has a B4 option and offers fully automatic operation including an effective autofocus (subject to being used with suitable lenses).  It recordson board 4K/Full HD video with HDR and Canon Log2 of the new REC 2020 colour gamut.

Please read VMI's article The Canon C300 Mk II vs C300 - What's the fuss about?

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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Package Price
£685/day, £2295/week
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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

VMI Guide: The Canon C300 II version C300 - What's the fuss about?

Tapeless Acquisition and Production

Specifications

Product name DigitalCinema Camera: EOS C300 Mark ll
Image sensing device Sensor CMOS sensor (single-panel) equivalent to Super 35 mm
Total pixels Approx. 9.84 megapixels (4206 x2340)
Number of effective pixels Approx. 8.85 megapixels (4096 x 2160): When 4096 x 2160 or 2048 x 1080 is selected as the resolution 
Approx. 8.29 megapixels (3840 x 2160): When 3840 x 2160 or 1920 x 1080 is selected as the resolution
Lens mount Canon EF mount 
[EF lens group supported (including EF-S lenses), EF cinema lens group supported]
Exposure Exposure mode (1) Manual exposure based on shutter setting, iris setting, ISO/gain setting, and ND filter setting 
(2) Push auto iris control, auto iris control (Light metering system selection, shift possible)
Shutter setting Speed, Angle, Clear Scan, Slow, or Off mode selected 
Either 1/3 or 1/4 steps selected as speed increment
lris setting 1/2-stop, 1/3-stop or fine setting selected 
(1) Push auto iris control 
(2) Auto iris control * 
* Available only with some EF lenses
ISO/gain  
ISO 1 step, 1/3 step settings 
[*100 - 160 - 25600 -*102400 
*When the sensitivity is expanded
Gain Normal [*-6dB - -2dB - 42dB - *54d8] 
Fine: Setting in 0.5d8 step increments possible 
* When the sensitivity is expanded
ND filter 5 density settings (2,4,6,8(*), 10(*) stops) [(*) when expansion is selected] 
Motorized drive
Focus control DAF (Dual Pixel CMOS AF) supported 
Manual focus, one-shot AF, continuous AF, AF-Boosted MF (*), 
face detection AF (Only lenses that support AF functions can be used 
in any of these modes.) 
*See Technical Description.
LCD monitor 4" (10.1 cm diagonal) color wide-screen LCD with 16:9 aspect ratio 
Approx. 1.23 million dots (854 x RGB x 480), 100% field of view coverage
Viewfinder 0.46" (1.18 cm on the diagonal), color organic EL display with a widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio 
Approx. 1.17 million dots (1024 x RGB x 576), 100% field of view ratio
White balance Kelvin setting (setting range: 2000K to 15000K), daylight, tungsten, settings (A/B)
System frequency selection 59.94 Hz, 50.00 Hz, 24.00 Hz
Frame rate 59.94 Hz mode 59.94i / 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P
  50.00 Hz mode 50.00i / 50.00P / 25.00P
  24.00 Hz mode 24.00P
Recording media CFast card Movie recording, custom picture settings, metadata 2-slot
SD Card Recording of movies and photos (JPEG), custom pictures, metadata, menus and other data possible
Video format (XF-AVC) Video compression formats MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Audio recording system Linear PCM (16bit/24bit- 48 kHz - 4ch)
File format MXF
Bit rate Intra 410 / 225 / 210 / 110Mbps,
LongGOP 50Mbps
LongGOP 35 or 24Mbps (for proxy recording on SD cards)
CFast card Intraframe recording
Resolution : 4096x2160 / 3840x2160 / 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration : YCC422 10bit/(*)RG8444 (12bit/10bit)
(*) Only with 2048x1080 or 1920x1080; 29.97P, 23.98P, 25.00P and 24.00P
LongGOP recording
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration : YCC422 10bit
SD Card Movies: LongGOP recording only (*)
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
Signal configuration: YCC420 8bit
Photo: JPEG
Resolution : 2048x1080 / 1920x1080
(*) Proxy recording using low bit rate
Time code Count-up Drop frame(*) or non-drop frame
Operation mode Rec run, free run, regeneration
(*) Only in the 59.94 Hz mode
Special Rec Slow & Fast motion recording (max. 120 fps supported), frame recording, pre-recording, interval recording
Other Relay recording, double slot recording, 4K RAW output, custom picture settings, color bar, peaking display, zebra display, My Menu settings, waveform monitor display, edge monitor display, customized functions, function assignment buttons (1 to 11), key lock, marker displays, Enlarged display, custom display Browser remote control using WFT unit, peripheral illumination correction, monaural microphone, fan control, magnification chromatic aberration compensation, GPS information recording, etc.
Playback Playback operations Normal playback, fast forward (at speeds of 5x, 15x, 60x), fast reverse 
(at speeds of 5x, 15x, 60x), frame fonruard, frame reverse, fonrvard skip, 
reverse skip, rec review
Clip display 3x4 (clip) index screen
[Original, OK mark, check mark, shot mark, expand, proxy, photo (SD card) index displays available]
Clip information displays Clip metadata display, custom picture data display
Edit Clip deletion, clip copying
Terminal Body  
lnput GENLOCK terminal (also serves as SYNC OUT terminal), TIME CODE terminal (inpuUoutput switching), REMOTE terminal, MIC terminal, AUDIO terminal
Output MON.terminal, REC OUT terminal, HDMI OUT terminal, headphones terminal, SYNC OUT terminal (also serves as GENLOCK terminal), TIME CODE terminal (inpuUoutput switching), VIDEO terminal
Input/output control Expansion system terminal (WFT/other unit)
Monitor unit  
Input INPUT terminal (XLR) x 2, VIDEO terminal
Output AUDIO terminal
Power supply 14.4V DC (battery pack), 16.7 V DC (DC-IN)
Image processing platform Dual Digic DV 5

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