Canon Announces New 20mm Cinema Lens, HDR Reference Displays

Creative professionals, seasoned filmmakers and digital studios looking to enhance their video and cinema capabilities should look into Canon’s most recent releases. Aside from the EOS C700 FF, the company’s first full-frame cinema camera, Canon also announced the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens, a full-manual 20mm Cinema Prime Lens for EF Mount cameras; and the 24-inch DP-V2421 and the 17-inch DP-V1711, its newest professional 4K HDR Reference Displays.

The EF Cinema Lens lineup gets expanded with the new CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens. Through this new full-manual 20mm prime lens, Canon enables users to meet a wide range of cinematic and video-production requirements with outstanding optical performance. The new cinema lens can deliver 4K resolution alongside full-frame sensor cameras such as the new EOS C700 FF. Shipping for the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens is scheduled for fall 2018.

Canon’s newest HDR Reference Displays offer professional solutions for both studio and on-location video productions. The 24-inch DP-V2421 features a 12G-SDI terminal and produces high luminance and high contrast for optimum viewing of 4K and HDR content in broadcasting studios, as well as creating videos on-location. The 17-inch DP-V1711 provides the same image quality in a more compact package, making it perfect for on-location shoots and small production spaces. Both reference displays also support Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), Perceptual Quantization (PQ) and other industry standards. The DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 are set to be available by end of April 2018.

See the press releases below.

 

Canon U.S.A. Expands EF Cinema Lens Lineup With New 20MM Prime Lens for 4K Cameras

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 28, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of a new addition to the Cinema EOS System: the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens – a full-manual 20mm Cinema Prime Lens for EF Mount cameras. A popular focal length, the 20mm lens delivers exceptional optical performance in a compact form factor. With the introduction of this new lens, Canon further enhances its EF Cinema Lens family to meet a diverse range of cinematic and video-production needs, further contributing to the world of cinematography.

“As Canon continues to expand its reach in the cinema space, we are thrilled to introduce the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens, further expanding a robust line up of Cinema Prime lenses,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “This new lens will provide users with an option in-between our 14mm and 24mm lenses, giving greater flexibility for their scene framing. Canon is excited to see the projects our users create with this lens and Canon Cinema cameras.”

The new CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens can provide 4K resolution from the center of the images to the periphery, providing high image quality for Canon cameras that feature full-frame sensors such as the new EOS C700 FF digital cinema camera. In addition, the 11-blade aperture diaphragm alongside a T number1 of 1.5 allows the lens to provide beautifully soft bokeh. Like all Canon Cinema Prime lenses, the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens features warm, natural-looking tones, 300 degrees of focus ring rotation, and minimized focus breathing.

Since the launch of the Cinema EOS System and EF Cinema Lenses in November 2011, Canon has greatly expanded the EF Cinema Lens offerings. The lineup—which includes the Prime, Zoom, Compact Zoom, CINE-SERVO and COMPACT-SERVO series of lenses—has become very popular for a wide range of users. With the introduction of the CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens, the lineup now boasts a total of 21 lens models. This expansive line of lenses provides cinematographers with even more options to choose from, which can support enhanced content creation for a variety of uses and shooting scenarios.

The CN-E20mm T1.5 L F lens is scheduled to begin shipping in fall 2018. For more information please visit usa.canon.com/provideo.

 

Canon Expands Lineup of Professional 4K HDR Reference Displays

New Models Feature 12G-SDI Terminals

MELVILLE, N.Y., March 28, 2018 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today introduced two new professional 4K HDR Reference Displays: the 24-inch DP-V2421 and the 17-inch DP-V1711.

The new Canon DP-V2421 24-inch 4K professional reference display features a 12G-SDI terminal and delivers high luminance and high contrast, making it ideal for viewing 4K and HDR content in broadcasting studios and when producing on-location video. The 17-inch DP-V1711 features the same high-image-quality performance in a more compact design that not only makes it easy to transport for on-location shooting, but is also ideal for use in environments where space is limited, such as mobile production trucks.

Featuring 12G-SDI terminals (four IN and four OUT), the DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 allow for the easy transmission of 4K 60p footage with a single cable compared to reference displays that are equipped with only 3G-SDI terminals that require four cables for transmission of footage. The reduced number of cables can benefit users in several ways, including reduced costs, quicker installation time and saving space while on-location.

The DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 support industry standards, including Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG) and Perceptual Quantization (PQ). Both new displays also support Canon’s proprietary log gammas—Canon Log, Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3— and feature convenient shooting assist functions for all HDR standards such as a built-in waveform monitor. The displays also feature built-in HDR metering, which overlays different areas of input images with colors depending on their luminance allowing for convenient review and confirmation of HDR images.

Optional Upgrade for Canon DP-V1710 and DP-V1711

Canon will also allow customers to upgrade*, for a fee, their 17-inch models, the DP-V1710 and DP-V1711, increasing their maximum luminance** to 600 cd/m2. Raising the maximum luminance improves the displays’ ability to express greater detail in bright areas of the screen—useful when reviewing high-luminance video in such environments as bright shooting locations or inside studios and relay vehicles.

The DP-V2421 and DP-V1711 are scheduled to be available the end of April 2018 for an estimated retail price of $39,000.00 and $18,000.00 respectively***. For more information please visit, usa.canon.com/provideo.

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