Posts Tagged ‘ CANON EOS C300

60 Minutes with the Canon C300

I was at InFocus last week and Canon was kind enough to let us take out the C300 for an hour and shoot around South Charleston, SC.

I wanted to see how the camera felt on the Glidecam 4000HD handheld with various lenses. We used Canon L – 14mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm.

We also used the Kessler Stealth slider with the Manfrotto 755CX3 tripod and 701 head. This is a super small setup, it’s nice to know you can still use such a big camera on it. At one point we had the 300mm on this setup.

I did some light coloring on the edit with FCP and Magic bullet, but not much.

The last two shots were at the highest ISOs, one at 4000, and the other at 12,400. On the final glidecam shot we were on the 85mm and at f5.6 so I would have enough focal plane to keep the actor in focus. It’s pretty awesome this was lit with the street light and stopped down to 5.6 and still doesn’t have too much grain.

Using the C300 to create believable pictures – Late Night Chatter with Rodney Charters, Drew Gardner and Lan Bui – part 2

In the second part of the “late night camera geek chat” the guys (Drew Gardner, Rodney Charters and Lan Bui) get a little more drunk and talk a little more about the C300 and what it’ll be good for.

Canon C300 Dslrnewsshooter discussion

Four shooters discuss their impressions of the new Canon C300 after a day out shooting a short called ‘Bob the Aviator’. James Velacot of Cherryduck productions, DOP Andy Jackson, freelance Felix Clay and dslrnewsshooter’s Dan Chung used the camera to film in a ‘real world’ shooting environment.

Canon C300 Test Film

This film is a Test of the Canon C300 camera using Canon ef lenses.
We filmed different scenes around Chelsea in London to see how the C300 dealt with the varied conditions offered on a London street.
It was a very windy day so were dealing with sun in & out, a bit of rain and generally the constant changing weather you get on location.
This was our 1st proper opportunity to use the C300 and try out it’s form factor.
It performed very well holding detail in highlights and also shadows where we didn’t expect and because of the quality of the LCD screen and viewfinder it is much easier to operate.
The Camera was set to 1920 x 1080 @ 50m/bs – 25p we used the Normal 3 Gamma curve & Matrix.
I have set Vimeo to play this at 1080P so it may take longer to playback but please comment if you want it back at the standard 720.

Rodney Charters, Drew Gardner and Lan Bui talking about the Canon C300

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Rodney Charters, Drew Gardner and Lan Bui talking about the Canon C300 on New Year’s eve after everyone has gone to sleep.

Rodney Charters hands on with the Canon C300

Rodney Charters has posted a hands on video with the new Canon C300. Click here for more updates on his twitter feed.

Jim Jannard’s thoughts on the Canon C300, Sony F65, Final Cut X, Etc.


Looks like the thread got pulled down right after this got posted. However Stu of Prolost has dug up the google cache for pages 1 and 2 for the thread.

Check them out here and here.

I like what Adobe is doing.

I wonder about FCP8. What happened? FCP-X sucks times ten. REDCODE support might help a bit.

I like the Sony F65. It is so 4K.

I don’t understand Canon. I don’t like the C300. The announcement of the 4K DSLR seems to obsolete the 1DX and the C300. What was Canon thinking?

I don’t understand 1080P acquisition at all. This is so not future proof. It is such a waste of time, resources and effort.

I hate 3 foot lamberts in 3D. This is why we are doing a projector. OK… plus we have a bigger color space and simultaneous Right/Left eye.

3D sequencial- ReelD (alternating left and right eye) is a disaster. 3D simultaneous (right eye and left eye at the same time) is the answer.

I don’t understand why some are still doing RED in a film workflow. Come to the 20th century. Please.

RED is about budget. If you can afford an EPIC… buy one. If not, buy a Scarlet. If you can’t afford a Scarlet… wait.

The world economy is headed for disaster. If you can’t afford a camera… don’t buy one. If you can’t make money on a camera… don’t buy one. Especially don’t buy one that isn’t upgradeable. Rent.

Don’t borrow money unless you have an immediate return.

Life is short.


Canon EOS C300 Details (VIDEO)

Interview on Cinema EOS and EOS C300 with spokespersons from Canon Europe. Video contains lots of pictures of C300 in different setups.

Vincent LaForet talks about the Canon EOS 300 @ Masters In Motion (VIDEO)

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Vincent LaForet talks about the Canon EOS 300 at Masters In Motion.

Canon EOS C300 = Awesome Test Video

Probably the funniest Canon EOS 300 video you will see.

In early Fall 2011, I shot some footage with a pre-production model of the Canon EOS C300 for one week in NYC. I created an article and a video for Canon based on my experiences with the camera. The video is meant to poke fun at most camera test videos I’ve seen over the years. Canon, not thrilled with my sense of humor, does not credit or condone this video, but I think it shows a lot of the camera’s strengths.

You can read my full article about the EOS C300 here: