Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) today announces a firmware update for the XF605 in response to user feedback and requests. Firmware v18.104.22.168 brings greater efficiency for broadcasters and more versatile shooting options for content creators using the XF605, a professional broadcast camera designed for solo photographers.
To meet the growing demand for remote and live production, this latest firmware update adds Canon’s XC protocol, allowing the XF605 to work alongside other compatible Canon products within a multi-camera system. By combining this camera’s flawless performance with advanced network technologies, broadcasters can seamlessly integrate the XF605 into their setup and control ISO, aperture, custom image and AF of all cameras from a single point. Firmware v22.214.171.124 also introduces a new 4K Intra 60P/50P recording option along with XF-AVC Intra 410Mbps, creating a high-quality, lightweight codec that helps minimize storage costs and speed file transfers.
Enhanced video capabilities
Powered by Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF, users can now enjoy the benefit of face and eye detection AF and tracking. [i] in both fast-motion and slow-motion shots, perfect for capturing fast-paced action. For even more options, the firmware now also adds support for portrait shooting, a feature first seen on the EOS C70. This is great for digital signage where content creators need to capture 4K content in portrait format. For simple operation in portrait shooting mode, the monitor and on-screen menu change orientation.
A camcorder designed for individual operators and optimized equipment such as ground broadcast, firmware v126.96.36.199 gives operators the ability to monitor all four audio channels on the on-screen meter display. Users can now select assignable button 11 as the record button, ideal for those shooting on a tripod or in portrait orientation. Also added a feature that retains the selected fire mode while switching from standard to slow and fast fire.
In response to feedback from customers and end users, and the wider adoption of multi-camera setups for live and remote production, this firmware elevates the performance of the XF605 and allows it to be easily integrated into multi-camera setups.
Firmware update XF605 v188.8.131.52 will be available for download from August 22nd here! – https://bit.ly/3zzT4By
[i] AF enhancement when S&F is set to 24P-120P