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WATCH: Canon EOS C300 Mark II test footage

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 12:00 AM

WTS production specialist and freelance cameraman Patrick van Weeren got his hands on a pre-production model of the new Canon EOS C300 Mark II camera recently, and put it through its paces on a live music video shoot.

Here are the results...

War Paint, written and performed live by Annie Rew Shaw

We recommend viewing this video at 2160p.

Filmed in the Stanley Library at Girton College, University of Cambridge

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Canon EOS C300 Mark II


The video was recorded internally in 10-bit 4K at 25 frames per second, using the C300 Mark II's new XF-AVC codec and the new Canon Log2.


The following lenses were used on the shoot:

  • Canon CN7x17 KAS S/P1 @ 24mm
  • Canon Cine Prime CN-E 24mm T/1.5L F
  • Canon Cine Prime CN-E 35mm T/1.5L F
  • Canon Cine Prime CN-E 85mm T/1.3L F
  • Canon Cine Prime CN-E 135mm T/2.2L F
  • Canon L-series 50mm f/1.4 USM
  • Canon L-series EF 85mm f/1.2 II USM
  • Canon L-series 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon C300 Mark II test shoot: lens information


24-bit audio was recorded directly into the camera using two AKG C-414 condenser microphones – one for the vocals, one for the piano. The audio was mixed in the post-production process.


A 1.2kW Arri Fresnel HMI was used outside the window for continuity, while a KinoFlo Tegra 4Bank was used as a fill light.

Editing and Grading

The video was 'multi-cam' edited in Adobe Premiere Pro by Blake Dixon, head of post-production at Spectrecom

Damion Katwaroo of Blue 2.0 colour graded the footage using FilmLight's Baselight system. The online edit was also done at Blue 2.0 by Ronnie Newman using the newest version of Avid.


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