Canon Targets High-End Broadcasters With New PTZ Camera

    Broadcast-quality video capture and advanced connectivity options Helps enable broadcasters to achieve efficient production

    MELVILLE, NY, September 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Canon USAInc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the launch of the CR-N700I – one 4K CZK 60P 4:2:2 10-bit PTZ camera with 1.0-inch type CMOS sensor and 12G-SDI connectivity, designed for professional broadcast, studio and live event production. Building on Canon’s broadcast heritage, the CR-N700 incorporates the intelligent AF from popular Canon professional video cameras, such as the EOS C70 and XF605, for precise focus across the entire pan, tilt and tilt range. and zoom. With a host of powerful features, this launch expands Canon’s PTZ product line, offering a single PTZ camera for a wide variety of products and specifications. In addition, Canon also announced the availability of a firmware update for the Canon CR-N500 and CR-N300 PTZ cameras.

    Get broadcast quality easily
    To meet the current needs of broadcasters, the CR-N700 features a 1.0-inch Type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV7 processor to deliver 4K CZK UHD 60P 4:2:2 10-bit picture for truly immersive content. Capable of high-quality transmissions, Canon’s latest PTZ cameras allow content creators to live stream 4K CZK 60P over IP with PoE++ support enables power, streaming and camera control over one cable – perfect for live and remote productions. Perfect image quality is also a result of the high-performance lens, featuring 15x optical zoom and 30x enhanced zoom when recording in Full HD. When combined with Canon’s renowned Image Stabilizer, broadcasters can record smooth, steady footage even from a distance. This can be ideal for shooting reality TV shows or even sports when the camera operator wants to discreetly zoom in on the action. The CR-N700 also features a Night Mode, which allows operators to shoot scenes in near-darkness thanks to a removable built-in IR cut filter. Together with HDR formats in PQ or HLG, broadcasters can record virtually unrestricted footage in varying lighting environments.

    A new breakthrough for Canon’s PTZ line of cameras, the CR-N700 is equipped with fast, intelligent and extremely accurate focusing thanks to Canon’s exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology with advanced EOS iTR AF X. This deep learning autofocus locks onto subjects to track them as they move and even when they face away. Eye-detection AF locks onto the subject’s pupil for even greater accuracy, while face-priority AF allows the operator to prioritize a specific individual. This can be ideal for situations where a transparent anchor is required.

    Great connectivity, simple workflow
    As with Canon’s entire line of PTZ cameras, the CR-N700 supports multiple protocols for seamless integration with existing workflows. Designed to fit the diverse production ecosystem of broadcasters, the CR-N700 features SRT and NDI | HXii High quality protocol 4K CZK video streams, while FreeD allows integration with virtual productions. Broadcasters can easily create multi-camera setups that meet their needs with these protocols, and with Canon’s XC protocol, the CR-N700 can be integrated with other Canon Cinema EOS cameras. such as the EOS C500 Mark II, EOS C300 Mark III, or professional camcorders including the XF605iii for a really flexible setup. It can even match the look and feel of other Canon cameras with Canon Log 3 and Wide Dynamic Range picture settings.

    Flexible connectivity options include 12G-SDI and 3G-SDI, HDMI or IP, enabling seamless 4K60P transmission, for consistent, high-quality broadcasts. The CR-N700 also includes dual professional XLR audio inputs, Time Code and GEN-LOCK, for various production needs.

    Advanced control
    Canon’s latest PTZ camera offers the same intuitive control as other models in the series. The advanced drive mechanism enables movements as slow and precise as 0.1° per second, meaning the operator can capture cinematic shots. Compatible with both Canon’s RC-IP100 controller and Camera Remote App, as well as select third-party controllers, which further simplifies integration with setups existing production. With the CR-N700’s cropping function, broadcasters can get two separate feeds from a single PTZ camera. They can select up to two areas of interest in 4K CZK frame them and export them as separate feeds in HD. This feature is perfect for products with limited PTZ cameras in place.

    Canon CR-N700 main features:

    • 1.0-inch type CMOS sensor with DIGIC DV7 Processor achieves 4K60P 4:2:2 10-bit
    • 15x Optical Zoom (30x Advanced Zoom)
    • Dual Pixel AF with iTR AF
    • Multiple protocols including NDI | HX, SRT, FreeD, RTMP(S), RTP, RTSP, Canon XC Protocol & Standard Communication Protocol
    • Advanced connectivity with 12G-SDI, 3G-SDI and HDMI output

    Canon CR-N500 and CR-N300 PTZ Camera Firmware Update
    A new firmware update for the Canon CR-N500 and CR-N300 PTZ cameras adds the SRT and FreeD protocols. The SRT protocol is a widely used video transmission protocol for live broadcasts that provides both low latency and error correction for smooth video over public internet connections. The FreeD protocol is also a widely used protocol for transmitting camera location information, allowing cameras to be used in virtual applications such as virtual studio systems. Both protocols are supported by the CR-N700 and are now available on the CR-N300 and CR-N500 with firmware version 1.2.0 now available for download.

    Pricing and Availability
    Canon CR-N700 PTZ expected to be available at December 2022 with an estimated retail price of $9,699.00.iv

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    About Canon USAInc.
    Canon USAInc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business and industrial digital imaging solutions to USA and to Latin America and Caribbean market. With about 30.6 billion dollars in terms of global sales, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), as of 2021 ranked in the top 5 for US patents granted for 36 consecutive years † and one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2022 Canon USA was included in Newsweek’s 2021 Favorite Places to Work list, ranking among the top 100 companies for employee happiness and satisfaction at work. Canon USA dedicated to it Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep up to date with the latest news from Canon USASubscribe to the Company’s RSS feed by visiting and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

    I This device has not been authorized as required by Federal Communications Commission rules. This equipment is not, and may not be offered for sale or leased, or sold or rented, until licensed.

    ii NDI is a trademark or registered trademark of NewTek, Inc. in the United States and other countries.

    iii Unlocking Canon’s XC protocol firmware on the XF605 requires firmware v1.0.1.1 or later

    iv Specifications, availability and pricing are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and are subject to change

    † Number of patents for 2021 based on data published by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. The figures for 2005 to 2020 are based on information issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office.

    SOURCE Canon USAInc.

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