Just when I thought I could write about something else today, Canon pops up to let us know that they’re announcing a new firmware update for the Canon EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II digital cine cameras. What does this new firmware do? I hear you ask… Well, it adds support for Frame.io Camera to Cloud (C2C). Frame.io C2C allows for lower bandwidth proxies to be beamed over to remote editors across the Internet for collaborative workflows.
You will still need a 3rd party encoding device in order to be able to actually send this footage out to people as the cameras don’t natively have any kind of Interner connectivity, but the new firmware update will provide support for such devices. You’ll have to wait a little while for it, though, as it’s not being released until the end of May. Here’s Canon’s complete press release.