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Canon XF300 (XF-300) Professional HD Camcorder
Canon's NEW XF300 is a file basd-professional camcorder which combines an MPEG-2, 50Mbps, 4:2:2 codec with a Canon L-series lens and 3 Full HD CMOS sensors for superb HD video stored on CF card.
XF300 Key Features:
Capturing high quality HD to CF cards - The XF300 records MPEG-2
MXF (Media eXchange Format) files – up to 1920 x 1080 Full HD at 50Mbps
(4:2:2) – to CompactFlash (CF) memory cards. CF media is inexpensive and
widely available: dual card slots allow filming to continue without
Flexible editing - Integrating seamlessly
with existing workflows, movies shot on the XF300 are captured as
industry-standard MXF files compatible with all major editing packages.
wide-angle lens - Drawing on Canon’s broadcast lens expertise –
and informed by the feedback of professionals – the lightweight 18x
L-series HD Video Lens delivers superb optical quality. Unique Ultra-Low
Dispersion (Hi-UD) elements are used to prevent chromatic aberration.
Separate rings offer independent control of Focus, Zoom and Iris (F1.6) –
with full manual control available, end stops are provided for the
focus and zoom rings.
3x Full HD CMOS - Full HD at 1920 x
1080 resolution is captured via three 1/3 type 2.07 Megapixel Full HD
CMOS sensors – designed and manufactured by Canon in-house. High speed
scanning minimises the effects of a rolling shutter.
LCD and 1.3 cm EVF - The 10.1 cm (4”) LCD screen can be positioned
either side of the camera. Offering superior resolution (1.2M dots), the
Focus Assist tool helps achieve sharp images. A built-in Waveform
Monitor (WFM) helps verify exposure and other shooting parameters.
Alternatively, a 1.3 cm (0.52”) Electronic Viewfinder (EVF) is
Variable frame rate - A wide range of frame
rates is available, from 12 to 50 fps. This gives cameramen the freedom
to alter the capture rate for additional creative flexibility.
audio - Audio can be captured via twin XLR inputs and also with
the front-mounted stereo microphone.
Custom pictures - Twenty-six
Custom Picture options can be adjusted to achieve the perfect look.
These can be stored in-camera – via SD card - and settings can even be
transferred between camcorders.