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What Can The C300 Mark II Do?

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With Canon's new C300 Mark II now available for hire, the question is why choose it over the older C300 Mark I? Especially considering its more expensive hire charge and the fact that it uses more pricey CFast 2.0 cards (and not standard CF).

Here, London-based kit hire company Shift 4 explains what the Mark II is capable of that the Mark I isn't:

• Its new sensor has 15 stops of latitude compared to the 12 stops of the Mark I

• The new C-Log2 curve gives more information for grading

• It's capable of shooting 4K, UHD, 2K and HD internally

• The new XF-AVC codec can shoot the following:

– 422 Long GoP 50Mbps 10bit (in 2K and HD)
– 422 Intra 410/160Mbps 10bit (in 4K, UHD, 2K, and HD)
– 444 Intra 210Mbps 10bit (in 2K and HD)
– 444 Intra 225Mbps 12bit (in 2K and HD)
– Its capable of RAW output from 1 BNC to record RAW to an appropriate recorder
– It can also record up to 100 frames per second in PAL in HD or 2K whereas the Mark I can only record 50 frames at 720p
– It has semi and fully automatic focus with new EF lenses including face detection – handy in some scenarios
– It also has a new, higher res LCD and a higher res OLED viewfinder
Please contact Shift 4 directly for more information about this camera, its availability and hire charges, or any other equipment hires

Shift 4 is a leading broadcast facilities hire company offering an extensive range of camera, sound, lighting and grip equipment.

Providing technical advice, demos, training and 24/7 back up in addition to kit hire and crewing, Shift 4 work as part of a client's production team offering an entirely bespoke service tailored to the technical and logistical needs of each project.

Continual re-investment in the latest technology and close relationships with manufacturers mean Shift 4 is at the very forefront of the industry, stocking the latest models and a large number of unusual and hard-to-find equipment items.

Shift 4 have recently supplied Stephen Fry in Central America (Sprout Pictures), Kevin McCloud's Escape To The Wild (Optomen), First Class Chefs (Fresh One) and The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 Years Olds (RDF) amongst a host of other productions.

T: +44 (0) 208 809 8680
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This article is also available to read at BFV online.


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