Canon Updates PTZ Camera – Gadget
Canon has launched a new Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera designed for professional broadcast, studio and live event productions.
The new CR-N700 features the same Intelligent AF found in professional camcorders such as the EOS C70 and XF605 for precise focus. It uses the 4:2:2 digital video recording standard with a 4K60P frame rate, which means it produces 4K resolution content at 60 frames per second. It creates files in high quality 10-bit video.
It offers 12G-SDI digital video connectivity, meaning it transmits video at 12Gb/s.
The launch expands the company’s range, offering a camera for different types of productions and technical requirements.
To meet the current demands of broadcasters, the device features a 1.0-type CMOS sensor and a DIGIC DV7 processor to deliver 4K ultra-high definition for immersive content.
The high-performance lens has 15x optical zoom and 30x advanced zoom when shooting in full HD. When paired with an image stabilizer, it allows broadcasters to capture smooth, stable footage, ideal for filming reality TV shows or sports.
The CR-N700 features a night mode, allowing operators to capture footage in near-darkness with a built-in IR filter. Together with HDR formats in PQ or HLG, it allows broadcasters to capture uncompromised footage in most lit environments.
The device is equipped with fast, intelligent and accurate focusing thanks to the company’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology with advanced EOS iTR AF X. This deep learning autofocus locks onto the heads of subjects to track them as they move and when they turn your face away.
Eye Detection AF locks onto the subject’s pupil for greater precision, while Face Priority AF allows operators to prioritize a specific individual. This is ideal for scenarios where it is imperative to stay locked onto the anchor at all times.
Designed to fit into broadcasters’ diverse production ecosystems, the device features SRT and NDI|HX protocols for high-quality 4K video streams, while FreeD enables integration with virtual productions.
Users can easily create multi-camera setups that suit their needs with these protocols, and with the XC protocol, it is possible to integrate the CR-N700 with other Cinema EOS cameras, such as the EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C300 Mark III or professional camcorders .
Connectivity options include 12G-SDI and 3G-SDI, HDMI or IP (PoE++). The CR-N700 offers professional dual XLR audio inputs and GEN-LOCK for various production needs.
With the device’s crop feature, users can grab two separate feeds from one PTZ camera. They can select a region of interest within the frame and output it as a separate channel in Full HD.
Launching alongside the CR-N700 is the CN8x15 IAS S E1/P1, EU-V3 and the new Cinema EOS firmware update, which will allow the high-end cinema cameras, EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II, to operate within live production workflows. The 27-inch DP-V2730 reference display and the XA65, XA60, XA75, XA70 and LEGRIA HF G70 camcorders meet the demand for live content sharing.
To learn more about the CR-N700 visit: https://www.canon.co.za/ptz-cameras/cr-n700/