Canon U.S.A. is offering a free training tool for the Cinema EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera that can help prospective users navigate the camera’s menu system with a mouse, keyboard arrow keys or a touch screen device.
The EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera Menu Simulator—developed by Canon’s Digital Learning Center—is an interactive platform that enables users to familiarize themselves with the camera’s main menu and the custom picture menu, Canon says.
The EOS C500 menu simulator provides a platform to research camera behavior and features by cinematographers, camera operators, camera assistants, producers and directors, Canon says. In addition, the menu simulator has been optimized for use on personal computers and tablet devices so it can be used at home, on set, or on-the-go, the company adds.
The Cinema EOS C500 4K Digital Cinema Camera offers a Super 35mm, 8.85-megapixel CMOS image sensor, DIGIC DV III Image Processor and an expansive range of recording and output options specifically for 4K and 2K-image acquisition, according to Canon.
Addressing the needs of cinema and television, the EOS C500 offers two forms of 4K origination, and productions can dynamically select DCI (SMPTE 2048-1:2011 standard) or the alternative television-centric Quad-HD (SMPTE 2036-1:2009 and ITU-R BT.1769 standards) source image formats, the company says.
Click here to access the simulator feature.