The past few years has seen a growing need for streamlined crews and low-cost content creation, resulting in the rise of remote and virtual production systems, something Canon will be focusing on at IBC.

Ryan Kamata, European Senior Product Marketing Manager, Canon Europe, said: “The pandemic has pushed the industry to advance its virtual and remote production capabilities to support smaller crews or even stand-alone operators.” 


Canon’s latest CR-N500 PTZ camera, with 15x optical zoom and UHD capabilities

Given the changing market, Canon has developed a new, customisable multi-camera setup. Its latest PTZ cameras – which support a range of IP protocols – are being shown alongside high-end cinema cameras such as the Eos C300 Mark III, and the XF605 professional camcorder. Canon’s XC protocol (newly available on the XF605) allow the cameras work together.

For high-end content creation, Canon’s XR Studio offers a high-quality, more efficient set up for filmmakers. Partnering with virtual production specialist Mo-Sys, Canon is showing how its XR software communicates with lens and camera data on its cinema cameras. Demonstrated with products such as the Eos C500 Mark II and Flex Zoom lenses, it enables a high-resolution LED backdrop to react as the camera and lens are operated.

It will also be showing VR content captured with the Eos R5, Eos R5 C and RF 5.2mm F2.8L dual fisheye lens. VR specialist Invelon has created two VR experiences: on the back of a quad bike and backstage with a rock band (complete with ambisonic audio) with VR headsets from Varjo.

Stand Number: 11.C45, 13.HR

Company: Canon Europe