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Digital Cinema Camera
The warranty information for Australia and New Zealand is at the end of this Instruction Manual.
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Important Usage Instructions WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF FIRE OR ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO RAIN OR 2 MOISTURE. WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK, DO NOT EXPOSE THIS PRODUCT TO DRIPPING OR SPLASHING. WARNING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK AND TO REDUCE ANNOYING INTERFERENCE, USE THE RECOMMENDED ACCESSORIES ONLY. COPYRIGHT WARNING: Unauthorized recording of copyrighted materials may infringe on the rights of copyright owners and be contrary to copyright
The lightning flash with arrowhead symbol, within an CAUTION equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK DO NOT OPEN the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product’s enclosure, that may be of CAUTION: sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of electric TO REDUCE THE RISK OF ELECTRIC shock to persons. SHOCK, DO NOT REMOVE COVER (OR BACK). NO USER-SERVICEABLE The exclamation point, within an equilateral triangle, is PARTS INSIDE. REF
Important Safety Instructions In these safety instructions the word “apparatus” A grounding type plug has two blades and a third refers to the Canon Digital Cinema Camera grounding prong. The wide blade or the third 4 EOS C500 / EOS C500 PL and all its accessories. prong are provided for your safety. If the provided plug does not fit into your outlet, consult an 1. Read these instructions. electrician for replacement of the obsolete outlet. 2. Keep these instructions. 10. Protect the power c
Highlights of the EOS C500/C500 PL The Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C500/C500 PL has been designed with the discerning professional in mind. It is truly a cinematographer’s camera. The following are just some of the many features that will help turn your creative vision into reality. 5 mode, you can select the system frequency, bit rate, 4K Recording System with Cinema Quality resolution and frame rate of your recordings. These Advanced 4K-compatible Super 35mm CMOS options allow you to
Pro-level connectivity Other Features In addition to the 3G-SDI terminals mentioned Special recording modes previously, the HD/SD SDI terminal can output YCC The special recording modes (A 105) give you more 4:2:2 10-bit (8-bit effective) HD/SD video as well as creative control over your recordings. You can create audio and time code signals. Genlock a slow motion or fast motion effect in your synchronization (A 88), the TIME CODE terminal recordings, record a certain number of frames at
Table of Contents 7 Preparing Recording Media 45 1. Introduction 11 Inserting a CF Card 45 About this Manual 11 Checking the Status of the CF Card Slots 45 Conventions Used in this Manual 11 Removing a CF card 46 Supplied Accessories 13 Inserting and Removing an SD Card 46 Names of Parts 14 Initializing the Recording Media 47 Terminals 19 Switching Between the CF Card Slots 48 Monitor Unit 20 Selecting the CF Card Recording Method 48 Handle Unit 22 Checking the Available Recording Time for CF 4
8 ND Filter 73 Color Bars/Audio Reference Signal 99 Using the ND Filter 73 Recording Color Bars 99 Remote Operation Using Wi-Fi Remote 73 Recording an Audio Reference Signal 99 2 Adjusting the Aperture 74 Video Scopes 100 Using the Control Dial 74 Displaying a Video Scope 100 Remote Operation Using Wi-Fi Remote 74 Configuring the Waveform Monitor 100 White Balance 76 Configuring the Vectorscope 101 Setting the White Balance 76 Configuring the Edge Monitor 101 Remote Operation Using Wi-Fi Remote
9 Developing RAW Clips 150 5. Playback 127 System Requirements 150 Playing Back MXF Clips 127 Installing and Uninstalling Cinema RAW Clip Index Screen 127 Development (Windows) 150 Playing Back Clips 128 Installing and Uninstalling Cinema RAW Onscreen Displays 129 Development (Mac OS) 151 Playback Controls 130 Viewing the Software Instruction Manual 151 Audio Output 131 Saving MXF Clips to a Computer 152 MXF Clip Operations 132 System Requirements 152 Using the Clip Menu 132 Installing and Uni
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Introduction 1 11 About this Manual Thank you for purchasing the Canon EOS C500/C500 PL. Please read this manual carefully before you use the camera and retain it for future reference. Should the camera fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 184). Conventions Used in this Manual • IMPORTANT: Precautions related to the camera’s operation. • NOTES: Additional topics that complement the basic operating procedures. • A: Reference page number. •2: Text that applies only to the model
About this Manual The arrow is used to abbreviate menu Operating modes selections. For a detailed explanation on indicates that a function is available in the how to use the menus, refer to Using the operating mode (the two icons left of the dividing bar) Menus (A 31). For a concise summary and system priority (the three icons to the right of the 12 of all available menu options and dividing bar) indicated and indicates that the settings, refer to the appendix Menu function is not availabl
Supplied Accessories Supplied Accessories The following accessories are supplied with the camera. 13 1 Monitor Unit Handle Unit Body Cap Battery Charger CG-940 (incl. power cord) BP-955 Battery Pack Eye Cup Viewfinder Cap CA-940 Compact Power Adapter (incl. terminal cover) (incl. power cord) 2 DC-940 DC Cable SS-1200 Shoulder Strap Adapter Base for 0.64 cm (1/4 in.) WFT Attachment Bracket (incl. cable tie) Tripods 1 3 Tape Measure Hooks (x 2) Canon XF Utilities Disc 1 Comes pre-attached to the
Names of Parts Names of Parts 14 6 7 1 8 2 9 3 10 4 11 5 12 13 14 15 16 1 MAGN. (magnification) button (A 80)/ 10 Control dial (A 72, 74) Assignable button 1 (A 111) 11 STATUS button (A 178) 2 PEAKING button (A 80) / 12 Å (white balance adjustment) button (A 76)/ Assignable button 2 (A 111) INDEX button (A 128)/Ñ (stop) button (A 128) 3 ND FILTER +/- buttons (A 73) 13u (review recording) button (A 104)/Ò 4 ZEBRA button (A 83)/ (play/pause) button (A 128) Assignable button 3 (A 111) 14 LENS EXC
Names of Parts 15 17 Terminals (A 19) 18 17 MIC (microphone) terminal (A 92) 18 GRIP terminal This terminal is the same as the grip unit connection terminal on the C300 / C300 PL camcorder. C OP Y
Names of Parts 2 3 16 24 20 25 21 19 26 22 23 23 2 EF Lens mount 3 PL Lens mount 19 Mount handle (A 35) 24 Bayonet ring handles (A 37) 20 EF Lens mount index (A 34) 25 PL Lens index pin (A 37) 21 EF-S Lens mount index (A 34) 26 Bayonet ring (A 37) 22 EF Lens contacts (A 34) 23 START/STOP button (A 53) C OP Y
Names of Parts 39 17 27 40 41 28 29 30 42 31 43 32 33 44 34 45 35 36 37 38 46 47 48 49 35 27 Viewfinder unit 41 Rear panel (A 59) 28 Viewfinder unit LOCK/RELEASE screw (A 194) 42 MON./3G-SDI terminal cover (A 43) 29 (rear panel’s backlight) button (A 59) 43 CF card slot cover switches for CF card slots 30 FUNC. (main functions) button (A 67) A (top) and B (bottom) (A 45) 31 START/STOP button (A 53) 44 RESET button (A 186) 32 Joystick (A 31)/SET button (A 31) 45 SLOT SELECT (CF card slot selecti
Names of Parts 18 51 52 53 54 50 53 50 Tape measure hooks 53 Strap mounts (A 41) Use the hooks to accurately measure the distance 54 Accessory shoe with mounting hole for from the focal plane. 0.64 cm (1/4 in.) screws 51 Focal plane marks For attaching accessories such as the optional 52 Socket for the WFT Attachment Bracket (A 51) VL-10Li II Battery Video Light. 57 58 55 56 55 TB-1 Tripod Base for tripods with 0.95 cm (3/8 in.) 57 Attachment sockets for the optional TA-100 Tripod screws (A 4
Names of Parts Terminals 19 69 59 60 61 62 70 63 64 65 71 66 67 72 68 59 EXT (modular unit) terminals 1 and 2 (A 37) 65 HD/SD SDI terminal (A 147) 60 REMOTE terminal 66 SD card access indicator (A 46) For connecting commercially available remote 67× (headphone) terminal (A 96) controllers. 68 DC IN terminal (A 27) 61 SYNC OUT (synchronizing signal output) terminal 69 WFT terminal (A 51) (A 90,147) 70 MON. (external monitor) terminals 1 and 2 (A 43) 62 HDMI OUT terminal (A 147) 71 3G-SDI terminal
Names of Parts Monitor Unit 20 1 2 Operation panel (A 21) 3 4 5 6 1LCD panel 2 MIRROR button (A 39) 3 Microphone lock screw (A 92) 4 Microphone holder (A 92) 5 Microphone cable clamp (A 92) 6 XLR terminals CH1 (right) and CH2 (left) (A 92) C OP Y
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