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Canon Announces Firmware for 5DII for manual control with video

 
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May 26, 2009 20:13 |  #1

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LONDON, UK, 27th May 2009: Canon announced today it will release a firmware update for the EOS 5D Mark II allowing users to manually control exposure when shooting video. The new firmware will be available for download from 2 June 2009 on Canon Europe’s support web site.
Following the launch of the EOS 5D Mark II in September 2008, Canon’s Research and Development team has listened closely to customer feedback to develop additions to the camera’s movie recording functionality.

Allowing EOS 5D Mark II owners to achieve even more stunning video results with the camera, the firmware update will include the following manual controls when shooting video:

Full aperture selection
ISO speed: Auto, 100 – 6400 and H1
Shutter speed: 1/30th – 1/4000th second
The EOS 5D Mark II integrates full HD movie capability into a high-end 21.1 Megapixel camera; opening a multitude of new possibilities for photojournalists and news photographers. Since its launch the camera has proved its appeal to professionals working in diverse fields, from studio and wedding to nature and travel. Now, following customer feedback, Canon has improved functionality for professional video users, further unleashing the potential of the EOS 5D Mark II for cinematographers and photographers alike.




  
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May 26, 2009 20:16 |  #2

Oh, cool. This is perfect, exactly what people have been asking for.
Best thing Canon's done in a while.


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May 26, 2009 20:19 |  #3

I just got the email from Canon USA, YAY!!!!!!! From a video background, this was 1 huge limiting factor.... I'll update tomorrow :mrgreen:

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After months of extensive engineering and testing, Canon is pleased
to announce a free downloadable firmware update that enables
manual exposure controls while shooting video including: ISO,
aperture and shutter speed.

This update transforms the Canon EOS 5D Mark II into the first full
frame 24mm x 36mm DSLR with manual exposure video control,
creating an amazing tool for the video and motion picture industries
alike, leaving no need to compromise with inferior workarounds.


moew!!!!!

  
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May 26, 2009 20:19 |  #4

Well, the forums will be abuzz with user reports no doubt. I have a 5DII, but I'll wait on the firmware update. I'm never the first on the block, rather I wait to hear if there are any 'bugs' within the updates. I'll just sit back and see what you all have to say.... ;)

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Oh, cool. This is perfect, exactly what people have been asking for.
Best thing Canon's done in a while.




  
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May 26, 2009 20:29 |  #5

syntrix wrote in post #7994156 (external link)
I just got the email from Canon USA, YAY!!!!!!! From a video background, this was 1 huge limiting factor.... I'll update tomorrow :mrgreen:


'early June' is stated on the Canon site...less than 2 weeks is fine w/ me. should be a great upgrade.


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May 26, 2009 20:30 |  #6

Getting the 5D II will be harder :D


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May 26, 2009 20:30 as a reply to  @ Steph_in_Oregon's post |  #7

I'm definitely looking forward to getting the firmware update. I've been dying to control the aperture :)


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May 26, 2009 20:31 |  #8

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May 26, 2009 20:32 |  #9

Wwwooo! :D That's pretty amazing. Great news for all the 5DII owners that make use of video.


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May 26, 2009 20:33 |  #10

Doesn't look like 24P support though, blah. Still excited though.


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May 26, 2009 21:20 as a reply to  @ RyanB's post |  #11

Way to go Canon! They salvaged MUCH goodwill with this move, especially give us FULL manual control (aperture, ISO, & shutter speed all being settable).
I presume metering will work the same way as it does with stills in that you can dial in EC manually (between -2 to +2 while shooting)?


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May 26, 2009 21:30 |  #12

I just got the email too.

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May 26, 2009 21:33 |  #13

Awesome!!!!!


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May 26, 2009 21:36 |  #14

Finally!!!!!!!!! Next 24p.


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May 26, 2009 21:45 |  #15

Kudos, Canon. The original implementation was half-baked, but this is really nice. Frame rate next, maybe? Or how about controlling audio gain so users don't have to hack the firmware to control volume?




  
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