Canon has today announced a software upgrade for the EOS C500 digital cinema camera. Responding to input from motion picture and television production communities, the software upgrade will accommodate workflows challenges and allow for more efficient on-set production workflows, including the on-set playback and confirmation of 4K RAW video.
Through collaboration with Intel, Cinema RAW Development 1.3 will provide improved
performance using a beta version of the Intel® Media SDK 2014 Professional Camera Pack.
This will allow for faster development of 4K Cinema RAW data when using a PC equipped
with Intel® Iris™ Pro graphics.
Canon’s software upgrade will support greater workflow efficiencies for 4K RAW data by
enabling real-time playback with playback speeds of up to 24 frames per second (fps). To
date, previewing 4K RAW video footage on a notebook PC and other compact computer
devices had been difficult because of the slow fps rate and the need for tremendous
processing power, which was only available with a workstation PC. Now, with a combination
of upgrades, Canon users will be able to more quickly preview their 4K video footage while
on a shoot.