Canon has just announced the release of their new EOS camera, the C300 and Zacuto is equipped with an array of new baseplates and C300 accessories months in the making ready to outfit this exciting new camera. The C300 Camera is the most recent member of the new class of super 35 digital video cameras. Canon will be releasing both PL and EF mount versions of the camera. Other internal features include 1080p/24/25/30 and 720p 60 formats, 8 bit 4:2:2 signal, uncompressed HD-SDI as well as HDMI and simultaneous viewing on all outputs and screens. Simultaneous viewing was one of the major drawbacks of the 5D Mark II. This camera is designed for filmmaking, corporate and event shooting. The C300 Camera looks amazing on the big screen.
The C300 Camera’s physical characteristics are unlike any of its predecessors. It’s not a DSLR, it’s a video camera, but it’s built for making videos not photos. Some key features include:
Removable top handle
4” removable, flippable and rotatable LCD monitor with 2 XLR audio inputs
Hot swappable Compact Flash Cards
SD card for photos
Zacuto has designed two completely new baseplates specifically for the Canon C300. We will be offering both a Gorilla style baseplate and a studio style baseplate unlike any of our existing baseplates. The camera’s shape and footprint requires some major changes to existing baseplates to get the camera to a position to be able to use a follow focus and proper lens to rod height for standard sized matte boxes. This is especially true with short lenses that have the focus ring near the camera body and non-height adjustable matte boxes. The Gorilla style baseplate for the C300 features 60mm spaced rod holes in the front of the base plate that allows users to mount a follow focus or other accessories in front of the camera. It also uses our rod hole system on the side of the plate which allows you to mount an EVF or other accessories off the side.