Canon have announced that they will be adding significant enhancements to their Canon XF305 and XF300 Professional Camcorders via an update, which includes the ability to configure the two units for 3D HD video capture.
The new 3D function called 3D Assist allows two XF305 or XF300 camcorders to be setup together to capture true 3D HD video. The new firmware update includes the ability to perform OIS Lens Shift to assist in the optically aligning of two camcorders and a Focal Length Guide to display the zoom position of each camera in relation to each other and help calibrate zoom settings.
All adjustments can be set through the camcorders onboard menu system which allows them to be adjusted while they are mounted to tripods or rigs.
Other new features include: Scan Reverse that allows the recorded images to be flipped on the horizontal axis, vertical axis, or both simultaneously to facilitate recording with 3D mirror rigs, together with Double-Slot Recording and Relay Recording on/off.
Canon will be demonstrating the new updates at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas on April 11 -14th. Canon’s camcorders XF305 and XF300 are priced at $8,000 and $6,700 respectively.
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