Color Balance tweaked in 80,000 ISO update
By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS)
When Canon released a firmware update a few weeks back that increased the ISO of the Canon Cinema EOS C300 to 80,000, it proved to be not ready for prime time.
Users complained that the color balance was out of whack, and this prompted Canon to pull it a few days later in order to do some additional tweaking to the code. Now, firmware update 126.96.36.199.00 has been replaced with 188.8.131.52.00. And it’s once again ready for download and installation.
Please note that we suspended download services for Firmware Version 184.108.40.206.00 that was posted Tuesday November 12, 2013 due to a discrepancy in color balance. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience. Firmware Version 220.127.116.11.00 corrects this color balance discrepancy. Any cameras that are running firmware version 18.104.22.168.00 should be updated to firmware version 22.214.171.124.00. – Canon Product Advisory
As a refresher to what the new firmware does, here’s a list of the new and updated features to the C300:
EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera & EOS C300 PL Cinema EOS Camera
- Ability to move the magnification viewing area around the LCD using the MAGN Function.
- Support for a 1440×1080/35Mbps recording mode.
- ISO up to 80,000 has been added.
- Added functionality to support the optional Canon GPS Receiver GP-E1.
- A Key Lock menu setting has been added which now makes it possible to lock all operations, including the START/STOP button.
- Using the optional Canon WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter, the camera’s remote-control application allows two users to access the same unit via a Wi-Fi® link providing simultaneous camera operation and control and metadata input simultaneously.
[Lens Exchange] and [ND+/ND-] have been added as functions that can be allocated to any assignable button.
- A new Wide DR gamma setting provides an expanded dynamic range of 800%.
- Flicker Reduction has been improved.
EOS C300 Cinema EOS Camera only
- Provides Push Auto Iris and One-Shot AF operation.
- A new AE Shift function and the selection of various light-metering modes are now available when used with some Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and Canon EF Lenses.
- Ability to assign the two control dials to operate either Iris or ISO sensitivity independently.
- Peripheral Illumination Correction Data has been added for seven (7) Canon Cinema lenses (EF mount) and fifteen (15) Canon EF Lenses.
- A function has been added to enable continuous focus and iris setting on a subject in the middle of the screen when one of the two EF STM lenses** is attached.
**[EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM], [EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM].
Unfortunately, if you were bit by the faulty 126.96.36.199.00 firmware update, you couldn’t roll back your firmware unless you sent it to a recognized Canon Service Center and have a technician reload the previous copy.
As such, Canon worked fast and hard to put out a new update that could overwrite that faulty one. Thus the new 188.8.131.52.00 designation. So all users have to do is download and install as always. Here’s are links to the firmware updates according to model:
While you’re at it, you may also want to download the recent version of the camera manual for additional information pertaining to the update. You can get those here:
Hat Tip – Canon Rumors