Cinema EOS White Papers

June 06, 2014


This article was originally published on June 5,2012 and has been updated to include current product information.

Go beyond the manual with these free, downloadable White Papers. Learn about the major features, technologies, and accessories of the Cinema EOS system.

Get started now: Click on the Additional Resources links below to download our Cinema EOS White Papers.

Additional Resources

  • Canon-Log Cine Optoelectronic Transfer Function:
    This guide was originally published on June 20, 2012 and has been updated to include current product information.

    Canon-Log is designed to reproduce the entire tonal reproduction range of which the new CMOS image sensor used in the EOS C300 (and future EOS C500 cameras) is capable. This paper will discuss an optoelectronic transfer characteristic developed by Canon that ensures effective management of wide dynamic range HD imagery.

  • Sensitometric Characteristics of the EOS Digital Cine Camera:
    This guide was originally published on June 19, 2012 and has been updated to include current product information.

    A technical analysis of the EOS C300 and C500's sensor and processing system, and how they combine to produce the camera's tonal reproduction and contrast range.

  • New 35mm CMOS Image Sensor for Digital Cine Motion Imaging:
    This guide was originally published on April 2, 2012 and has been updated to include current product information.

    Canon's Cinema EOS has a totally new CMOS imaging sensor, dedicated to outstanding video image quality. This White Paper takes an extremely detailed look at the technologies that make this happen.

  • Choice of Wide Color Gamuts in Cinema EOS C500 Camera
    This paper will discuss one specific upgrade among a range of firmware upgrades for the Cinema EOS cameras – namely, a set of expanded color gamuts for the EOS C500 digital cine camera.

  • How a 4K Image Sensor originates a superior real-time 2K or HD
    An innovative parallel readout of the 4K image sensor empowers the origination of uncompressed HD or 2K at full bandwidth 444 RGB without the need for any debayering process.

  • Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens:
    Design Strategies

    The newer generation of Cinema EOS lenses came from multiple optical design resources within Canon, such as our EF Lens and Broadcast Lens designs.

  • Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens:
    Image Sharpness

    A design goal with the Cinema zoom lenses was to achieve an overall optical performance that would equate with the best of contemporary prime lenses over their respective focal lengths. Learn more about how these Cinema zoom lenses maintain their sharpness in a close-up or while zoomed out.

  • Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens:
    Color Reproduction

    The new generation of Canon Cinema lenses paid high attention to optimizing color reproduction of the lens-camera system, such as how it reproduces skin tones of various ethnicities.

  • Personality of the Canon Cinema EOS Lens:

    Achieving a high contrast ratio is universally sought by cinematographers and is always a central design goal for the optical designers. Learn about the different designs that help achieve high contrast ratios.

  • The Promise of 4K:
    The advent of 4K cinema brings about changes to cameras, lenses, post-production and the home viewing experience. Explore each implication in-depth and see what this digital image format offers.

  • Cinema EOS for 2K and HD Origination:
    The EOS C300 captures HD files and EOS C500 captures 4K, 2K or HD files. Learn more about the important differences between these Cinema EOS cameras, in the context of HD or 2K digital orientation, and how these components contribute to the clean imagery and sharpness in the video files.

  • Best Practices for Data Management:
    A guide to responsible data management, from data calculating your projects, to understanding data configurations and storage devices, to the pros and cons of manipulating your files on-set vs in-post.

  • EOS C300 Best Practices Guide:
    More of a handy reference PDF than a technical White Paper, this practical guide offers straightforward tips, how-to, and best practices for preparing the EOS C300 for shooting.

  • RGB Resolution Considerations in a New CMOS Sensor for Cine Motion Imaging:
    A highly technical White Paper, examining the RGB video characteristics of the EOS C300 camera, for both progressive and interlaced video formats.

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