Is the EOS R the perfect C200 B Cam?

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The C200 is one of Canon's most popular cameras right now for corporate video production. And its a perfect tool for a production company, it had a great quality, but small MP4 codec for fast turnaround projects. But on the other hand, it has an extremely powerful internal RAW codec with Canon's Cinema RAW light.EOS R C200

Now, here we've only looked at the MP4 side of the C200 when considering the EOS R as a B camera to the C200, as we think that this will be the way that most of our customers will be using the camera in corporate videos. So starting off let's look at each camera. The C200 has an internal 8-bit MP4 codec, is capable of recording in 4K and has a Super 35mm sensor, which gives it a 1.6x crop factor. Now the EOS R also has an internal 8 bit, MP4 codec, but at a slightly higher data rate at 4Mbps, and ALL-I encoding, in 4K. Now in 1080p, the EOS R is a full frame camera, with a crop factor of 0. But in 4K there is a crop factor of 1.84x, which actually, is very close to the crop factor of the C200, making it match very well in terms of the crop.EOS R C200

To show off how well the two cameras work together, we set up a little mock interview with the C200 as the A camera and the EOS R as the B Camera, off to one side with a much tighter shot. One of the main reasons that you'd want to use these cameras together in an interview style setup is the autofocus. Canons autofocus technology is just brilliant, and for an interview setup, it means you can open your lens for really shallow depth of field, and each of the cameras will track the subject as they move around within the frame, and keep them in focus.EOS R C200

To start off with we set the C200 to Clog3 and the EOS R to Clog. Here we found that we could make the cameras match with some work, but they just didn't work as well as we'd expected straight out of the box. We particularly saw some differences in the reds of the bike behind Carl.EOS R C200

But after switching the C200 to Clog, we saw a massive improvement in how each camera matched. We only had to do minimal work to get them to match up, all it took was the right amount of contrast and saturation on each, and they cut together flawlessly.

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This video was filmed using:
Main Camera - Canon C300 MKII 
Lens - Sigma 18-35 f1.8
Audio Sennheiser AVX-ME2 Set

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