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First 4K Footage from Canon’s 1D C Surfaces

Back in April of this year, Canon officially announced its EOS 1D C: a 4K cinema DSLR. And even though consumers (with significant amounts of spare cash) won’t be getting their hands on it until sometime late this year, the first 4K video sample from the camera surfaced a few days ago.

Unfortunately the video had to be scaled down to 1920 x 1080 24p from the original 4K for Vimeo, but EOSHD does have a short 4K sample available for download on their website if you want to see the true resolution in action and you actually have a monitor that can support it.

Sadly, EOSHD’s first impressions of the full 4K file weren’t as stellar as you might hope. The video is “soft” and “not near what true 4K should look like;” although, to be fair, they consider the only “true 4K” cinema camera on the market to be the Sony F65, which retails for 70 grand. It’s also worth bearing in mind that this sample was shot with a pre-production model, and could be lower quality than what we’ll see from the final product.

But even with the rumored price dropping from $15,000 down to $12,000, and even if the final product performs better than expected, its form factor and lack of other important features (25p, an ND filter and slow mo) may still keep the 1D C from being a 4K hit with consumers and Hollywood studios alike.

(via Engadget via EOSHD)


 
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  • will hall

    Is it just me or is the contrast relatively low on that video?

  • http://www.kivisaar.se/ SwedishKiwi

    It was shot with Canon Log and hasn’t been graded in post, so it’s not surprising it looks the way it does.

  • http://twitter.com/Stoutlagger Rob

    Oh cool! Dirt!

  • Irina Souiki

    This footage is from a protected area called the Cheltenham Badlands. I wonder if they got permission to tramp all over it for commercial purposes… http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails-a-z/cheltenham-hills/

  • http://www.facebook.com/samuel.trimble.1 Samuel Trimble

    They do it to retain a high dynamic range

  • Alec

    Are you sure it is the first?

    Shane Hurlbut made a short film with one a while ago called the ticket:

    http://vimeo.com/40528247

    Here is the making of:

    http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2012/04/looking-inside-the-canon1dc-dslr-4k-capture-project-the-ticket/

    I may be wrong however…

    -Alec

  • Alec

    Are you sure it is the first?

    Shane Hurlbut made a short film with one a while ago called the ticket:

    http://vimeo.com/40528247

    Here is the making of:

    http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2012/04/looking-inside-the-canon1dc-dslr-4k-capture-project-the-ticket/

    I may be wrong however…

    -Alec

  • kcnickerson

    that’s some of the best dirt video i’ve ever seen. is this available on blue ray?

  • northernpenguin

    The area requires permission from the Bruce Trail Conservacy for commercial photography (and I would say a promo video for a new camera is commercial photography). It’s also protected and 100% of where the video is filmed is outside the designated viewing area. Way to go Canon, where to next?

  • Dave

    So, help me out: What is the point of promoting a 4k video on the net in any way helpful when 99.99999% of web viewers do not have a monitor that can display full 4k? OK, add another 9 to that.