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Canon XF300

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Canon XF300

The Canon XF300 is a camcorder that employs an MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps codec called the Canon XF Codec for capturing and recording native 1920 x 1080 video onto universally available Compact Flash (CF) cards. The camcorder has the ability to unite video, audio and metadata into a single file, and uses an MXF (Material eXchange Format) File Wrapper, a widely supported open source format, to maximize compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The …

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Canon XF300

The Canon XF300 is a camcorder that employs an MPEG-2 4:2:2 50Mbps codec called the Canon XF Codec for capturing and recording native 1920 x 1080 video onto universally available Compact Flash (CF) cards. The camcorder has the ability to unite video, audio and metadata into a single file, and uses an MXF (Material eXchange Format) File Wrapper, a widely supported open source format, to maximize compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. The Canon XF300 is engineered for multiple production applications including broadcast news, documentary and independent filmmaking and event videography.

Features

The Canon XF300 camcorders also features a Genuine Canon 18x HD L-series lens which provides users with the focal-range versatility and is designed three Canon developed and designed native 1920 x 1080 CMOS image sensors, Canon XF Codec for extreme color detail required for chroma-keying, color-grading and compositing for digital filmmaking; 4:2:2 color sampling which provides twice the color resolution of HDV and other 4:2:0 formats. The Canon XF300 supports CF cards, hot-swappable dual card slots and support UDMA CF cards for optimized performance. Powered by a Genuine Canon 18x HD L-series lens with a 35mm equivalent zoom range of 29.3 – 527.4mm and a Full Manual Focus mode with mechanical “hard” end stops and distance markers, the camera utilizes HI-UD (high-index, ultra low dispersion), UD and aspherical lens elements to minimize chromatic aberrations and provide a compact size and weight to the lens and delivers a resolution of approximately 1,000 TV lines. The lens also features SuperRange Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) system with Dynamic and Powered modes. Other features on the camcorder include DIGIC DV III Image Processor with Face Detection Technology; a 0.52-inch, 1.55-megapixel color electronic viewfinder for approximately 100 percent field-of-view coverage; built-in stereo microphone as well as dual XLR inputs for external audio sources; and supports 16-bit PCM audio at 48 kHz with automatic and manual audio level adjustment. The Canon XF300 is available in late June for an estimated retail price of $6,799.

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