Canon has released a firmware update for the Canon EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema cameras that enables these cameras to be Frame.io Camera to Cloud (C2C) compatible devices. This state-of-the-art workflow can save valuable time, enabling cloud-based collaborative workflow in a variety of production environments, from scripted film and television production to reality television, documentary, advertising, etc.
Transferring footage from camera, set, or location, in the post-production workflow traditionally requires saving files to a hard drive and transporting or shipping the drives to another location to be ingested for publication. C2C workflow sends high-quality, low-bandwidth secure H.264 proxies, 4K 10bit 4:2:2 H.265 (HEVC) files and uncompressed audio files with timecode and file names files corresponding to the Frame.io cloud platform.
Using a third-party Wi-Fi, 5G, or LTE streaming encoder connected to the camera output, the Frame.io C2C workflow can automatically distribute clips to editors (or anyone else who needs them). need) when the director calls “cut”. This enables immediate review of footage on an authorized user’s device on or off set, anywhere in the world, allowing all stakeholders to watch production and collaborate in real time.
The firmware update that will allow Canon EOS C300 Mark III and Canon EOS C500 Mark II digital cinema cameras to take advantage of third-party encoders for Camera to Cloud is expected to be available in late May 2022.