As the worlds of media and technology converge for the annual International Broadcasting Convention (IBC) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Canon is once more bringing cutting-edge innovation to its engaging stand. IBC 2019 runs from 13 to 17 September at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, and is one of the world's biggest industry shows.
Visitors to the Canon stand will be able to test the latest Canon lenses, cameras and reference displays, including new products launching at IBC – the Canon CJ15EX4.3B, Canon EOS C500 MARK II and Canon DP-V3120 – as well as the recently announced Sumire Prime cine lenses. Plus you can explore a live production zone, a 4K workflow, and see how the Oscar-winning documentary Free Solo was filmed with Canon kit. Experts will be on hand to answer questions about the products on show and to help you better understand how Canon equipment could serve your needs.
Here are five things to make sure you don't miss on the Canon stand this year.
Get a first look at new releases to see how Canon continues to innovate in the professional market at the Canon IBC 2019 stand. See the brand new Canon CJ15EX4.3B before anyone else. It's a wide-angle UHDxs range 4K broadcast zoom lens with a 15x telephoto reach, and you'll find it in the Live Production zone. Go hands-on with the Canon EOS C500 MARK II, a Cinema EOS System camera with a 5.9K Full Frame sensor in a newly developed compact body; and the Canon DP-V3120, a 31-inch 4K HDR professional reference display with industry-leading brightness, in the New Product, Cinema, Touch & Try and 4K Display zones.
The other new broadcast products on show include the UHDgc series of portable-zoom 4K UHD broadcast lenses, the Canon CJ18ex28B IASE S and Canon CJ15ex8.5B KRSE-V S.
You can also get your hands on the new ultra-compact 4K camcorders, the Canon XA55/XA50 and Canon XA40, in the Professional Camcorder zone. Plus, explore the broad range of Canon Cinema EOS System cameras and lenses including the new 'cinematic-look' Sumire Prime cine lenses in the Cinema zone and Touch & Try areas.
Head to the Touch & Try area of the Canon stand to get hands-on with Canon's unparalleled lens range as well as leading cameras and camcorders.
You can also try out Canon's Cinema EOS range of cameras – from the impressive Full Frame 5.9K Canon EOS C700FF, the new compact 5.9K Full Frame Canon EOS C500 MARK II, and the Canon EOS C300 Mark II with 4K video and 15 stops of dynamic range, to the compact and versatile Canon EOS C200 – along with a range of DSLR and Full Frame mirrorless bodies.
Talk to Canon's technical experts to discuss your shooting requirements while you try the lens and camera combination you have in mind, and feel the kit in action. Try out the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II pro DSLR and the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, and handle the innovative Full Frame mirrorless range, testing RF lenses on the groundbreaking Canon EOS R and the more compact Canon EOS RP. The uncompromising selection of kit on show offers choices to suit your shooting style, requirements and budget.
See the versatile new Canon CJ15EX4.3B here and discover how Canon's range of products from broadcast lenses, camcorders and the Cinema EOS System can be configured to seamlessly mix in a live production environment. A studio simulation in the Live Production Zone features a mix of products working together, including remote operation of robotic heads and camera settings (including the multi-purpose Canon ME200S-SH pro video camera paired with a Canon CN-E18-80mm T4.4 L IS KAS S compact cine-servo lens).
As 4K steadily takes over the broadcast environment, a lens comparison demo is on hand to show how a 4K lens compares to an HD lens. By seeing how new 4K lenses really make the most of the 4K resolution that newer cameras can offer, you'll find out why now is a good time to upgrade. Canon's comprehensive range of 4K broadcast lenses offer a sharper, clearer image on today's 4K cameras – come and see the difference for yourself.
Meanwhile, the 4K display zone showcases Canon's class-leading 4K reference displays, used across the industry for critical colour grading, mastering and editing. Take a look at the unparalleled image quality from the new Canon DP-V3120 with its 2,000 cd/m2 of full screen brightness and 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and see Canon's range of reference displays, which lead on technical capability, long-term reliability and consistency. Plus discover their multitude of extremely useful built-in HDR features, which makes life far easier and will streamline your workflow both on-set and in the studio.
In the Screening area, you can view footage taken with the latest Canon cameras, and some footage that showcases the new Sumire Prime cine lenses' 'cinematic look'.
The unrivalled quality and design of Canon's cameras and lenses make them the go-to kit for today's best documentary filmmakers, and the results speak for themselves – this year's Oscar-winning documentary, Free Solo, was shot on Canon, as were all five nominees in the Best Feature Documentary category.
Come along to the Oscar Area to see some of the equipment that the filmmakers used to shoot these nominated features and the winning Free Solo, a visually breathtaking and technically challenging film documenting a pioneering ascent of the 900 metre granite rock face of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, USA. Alex Honnold, one of the world's best free solo climbers, achieved the breathtaking climb without any ropes or harnesses.
The Oscar-winning documentary was filmed over a two-year period using three Canon camera bodies – a Canon EOS C300 Mark II, a Canon EOS-1D X Mark II and a Canon XC10 – with a range of prime and zoom lenses including Canon Cinema Primes, the CINE-SERVO CN7x17 KAS S E1/P1, the CINE-SERVO CN20x50 IAS H E1/P1, Compact Cinema Zooms, CN-E14.5-60mm T2.6 L SP and EF lenses.
Jimmy Chin, the film's co-director, co-producer and director of photography, says: “Ultimately, the film looks beautiful because of the Cinema cameras and Cinema lenses we were able to use.”
Canon's IBC stand can be found in Hall 12, stand D60, at the RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre, Amsterdam, between 13 and 17 September.