These latest firmware updates promise to unlock critical video capabilities for content creators
Canon has announced firmware updates for the EOS R5, EOS R6 (firmware v1.4) and EOS-1D X Mark III (firmware v1.5).
Already available in the EOS R5, the new firmware update brings the Canon Log 3 (C-Log 3) to the EOS R6 and EOS-1D X Mark III. Canon’s Log 3 expands the dynamic range and offers more colour space options to achieve high-quality video. This logarithmic gamma curve also increases the compatibility of these models with cinema production workflows, making it easier to colour match footage captured with Canon’s Cinema EOS Series cameras.
Alongside the availability of C-Log 3, these firmware upgrades add dual card recording to all three cameras. Users can now record the same video file – resolution, fps and codec – to both memory cards, ensuring that if one card is corrupted there is still a back-up of their footage. The firmware update for the EOS-1D X Mark III and EOS R5 also adds support for the new industry standard CFexpress VPG400 cards, which guarantees a minimum write speed of 400 MB per second for more reliable filming. This is essential when shooting in 8K or recording RAW footage.
The upcoming firmware update to the EOS R5 introduces compatibility to Canon’s CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S and CN-E70-200mm T4.4 L IS KAS S Cine servo zoom lenses, making it a versatile camera. With the new firmware, EOS R5 operators can control exposure, focus and zoom from the body, as well as start recording using the record button on Canon Cine servo zoom lenses. This compatibility also extends to Canon’s EOS utility and Camera Connect software, so users can seamlessly integrate the EOS R5 into any workflow.
Canon’s new EOS R5 firmware makes external full-frame 8K ProRes RAW and 5K cropped ProRes RAW recording possible when connected to the Atomos Ninja V+ recorder and 5K cropped ProRes RAW recording with the Atomos Ninja V recorders, offering better image quality from an affordable and compact camera system.
When combined with the EOS R5, the Atomos Ninja V+ is able to record 8K recording at 30 fps, unlocking new possibilities for filmmakers and videographers. These professional recording formats also allow the white balance and ISO to be seamlessly changed during processing.
These latest firmware updates unlock critical video capabilities to create more production value for content creators.