The streaming giant has just approved the Canon CInema EOS C70, which means you can shoot your next 4K Netflix original with it. The C70 is the seventh Cinema EOS to get approved by Netflix. Read below the image capture specifications.
The Canon Cinema EOS was announced 3 months ago with the concept of hybridization between the C300 Mark III and the R5. To learn more about the C70 make sure to read our article that covers the announcement (Canon Introduces the EOS C70: Hybridization Between R5 and C300 Mark III). Basically, the C70 characterized by HDR and the best Canon color science (Dual Gain Output (DGO)) that was implemented on the C300 mark III, combined with the mirrorless RF mount. Indeed, the C70 is the first cinema camera that is armed with Canon’s RF mount, which grants the camera a lot of significant advantages and is the smallest among the Cinema EOS family. Nevertheless, there is no RAW option, and the maximum resolution is 4K. However, it seems good enough for Netflix.
Although the C70 has a Super 35 sensor, it can be transformed into a full-frame camera with the dedicated Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x. This adapter boosts the camera capabilities to produce full-frame imagery (more FOV – but DOF stays the same). To read more about this powerful tool, read our article: Canon EOS C70 Secret Weapon: Mount Adapter EF-EOS R 0.71x
Here’re the settings and best-practices for capture with the EOS C70 on Netflix 4k Originals:
- Sensor Mode: Super 35mm, or Super 16mm (Cropped)
- Main Recording Format: XF-AVC
- Resolution: 4096 x 2160 YCC422 10 bit and 3840 x 2160 YCC422 10 bit
- Custom Picture Presets: Canon Log 2 and Canon Log 3
Canon Log 2 provides 16+ stops of dynamic range and allows for extended shadow detail retention. With this extended shadow detail often comes a slight increase in noise. Canon Log 3 provides the same highlight retention however, one less stop in the shadows. This provides a cleaner image that is often easier to handle in a high volume post-production process. If Canon Log 2 is captured, a 3D LUT is available from Canon to transform it into Canon Log 3, removing the shadow detail and therefore additional shadow noise, for a simpler post-production process.
Netflix’s HFR (High Frame Rates) setting for the Canon EOS C70 are as follow:
- XF-AVC 120 fps 4096×2160 422 10 bit
- XF-AVC 120 fps 2048×1080 422 10 bit
- XF-AVC (Cropped) 180 fps 2048×1080 422 10 bit
For more information check out the document below:
Camera Production Guide – EOS C70. By Netflix