Canon U.S.A. has introduced two new cinema products designed to upgrade and enhance the work of filmmakers. One is a new 8K lens; the other is a 27-inch 4K reference monitor.
With a superb combination of focal range, compact size, and lightweight, the Cine-Servo 15-120mm T2.95-3.95 EF/PL (CN8x15 IAS S) lens supports Super 35mm and full-frame sensor cameras, making it ideal for a range of cinema productions. With its versatile focal range from a wide 15mm, up to an impressive telephoto range of 120mm, the lens can further extend up to 180mm via the built-in 1.5x extender. To support future productions, 8K optical performance can be maintained across the full focal length, providing consistently high image quality across the entire frame.
The company says the lens features Canon’s renowned warm color science, matching the existing range of Canon’s cinema lenses – and an 11-blade aperture, producing a beautiful, round bokeh. Offering outstanding optical performance for HDR, 4K, and 8K productions, the lens supports EF mount communication and advanced metadata capture with support for Cooke /i Technology. The PL mount version of the lens is also the first Canon Cine-Servo lens to enable both Zeiss eXtended Data communication and Cooke /i Technology.
An advanced professional 4K high dynamic range monitor, the DP-V2730, has a 4K UHD display engine and 1,000 cd/m² full-screen peak brightness, with Canon’s local dimming technology giving an ultra-low black level of 0.001 cd/m². A great option for filmmakers, the DP-V2730 has a 27-inch screen that achieves high brightness with minimal noise, which is ideal for both on-set and post-production environments and meets Dolby Vision certification standards and EBU TECH3320 user requirements.
The DP-V2730 features a suite of award-winning monitoring tools such as a waveform monitor, histogram, frame luminance monitor, RGB parade, and much more – all driven by Canon’s latest processing platform. The display is a great companion for broadcast and filmmaking, delivering high-end 4K HDR performance for on-set video villages, on-location production facilities, and is ideal for virtual post-production editing, VFX, and color grading.
The Cine-Servo 15-120mm T2.95-3.95 EF/PL (CN8x15 IAS S) cinema lens is scheduled to be available in November and December 2022 for an estimated retail price of $30,999.
The Canon DP-V2730 reference display is scheduled to be available in March 2023 for an estimated retail price of $18,999.