Canon has announced the CR-N100 4K PTZ camera, designed for indoor use, and the RC-IP1000, a high-end remote camera controller designed for professional systems.
As a free download, Canon will also release the Multi-Camera Management Application that streamlines the configuration and management of supported Canon PTZ, professional video, and cinema cameras.
The CR-N100 showcases key features that leverage Canon’s history of professional camera technology development, including a 1/2.3” CMOS sensor and a DIGIC DV6 image processor platform that helps to produce 4K/30P high-image-quality video capture. In addition, the camera is equipped with a 20x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 29.3mmー 601mm, supporting image capture ranging from wide-angle to telephoto scenarios. The camera also includes four “scene modes” — Portrait, Sports, Low-light, and Spotlight — which users can choose to create their content based on the subject.
Users can build a complete, versatile production environment with CR-N100’s support for a variety of video interfaces and IP streaming protocols. The CR-N100 supports NDI|HX for high-quality – low latency video and control, SRT for secure high-quality video streaming over public networks, and RTP/RTSP/RTMP(s) for live streaming over popular social networks. The CR-N100 also supports Canon’s XC protocol for integration into new and existing Canon production environments. The CR-N100 also supports HDMI and the USB Video Class (UVC) transmission standard. UVC allows the CR-N100 to be used as a camera for web conference systems simply by connecting it to a PC via USB.
To help with the initial configuration of supported Canon PTZ, professional video, and cinema cameras, Canon is also releasing the Multi-Camera Management Application (MCMA). MCMA enables users to batch-configure initial camera settings as well as manage cameras, making it suitable for corporate, education, and events that require multi-camera environments, such as live streaming of university lectures and live event broadcasting.
With the Multi-Camera Management Application (MCMA), up to 200 individual camera units can be managed for use in large-scale camera systems. The MCMA streamlines the registration of usernames, passwords, and IP addresses to a camera and the registration of cameras to the RC-IP1000 by executing these procedures all at once, instead of individually. This allows for rapid initial configuration of large-scale systems with minimal workload. What’s more, the status of all connected cameras can be viewed in a convenient list that enables easier execution of operations such as updating firmware, restarting, and initialisation.
Canon RC-IP1000 Remote Camera Controller
The Canon RC-IP1000, meanwhile, is a high-end controller that provides multiple functions and easy operation required for professional remote video production workflows, meeting the needs of various environments, including broadcast, house of worship, and live event streaming. The RC-IP1000 was designed with ease-of-use in mind and features direct functional buttons and dials ideally positioned and angled for simple operation, as well as an easily visible 7” touch-panel. The controller supports both IP and serial control, and can remotely perform Pan, Tilt, and Zoom (PTZ) movements, and the user can configure and change settings, including focus, exposure, and image settings. The RC-IP1000 is compatible with popular broadcast industry 12G-SDI input for 4K/60P, as well as visual input via IP and HDMI video output. The touch panel can display live video of cameras in single, 2×2, and 3×3 page layouts from cameras via IP, enabling simultaneous operation of multiple camera units.
The Canon RC-P1000 Remote Camera Controller is scheduled to be available in mid-December. The Multi-Camera Management Application is scheduled to be available in mid-November as a free-of-charge download.