Canon’s 8K EOS R Model in Development

Canon’s 8K EOS R Model in Development

An official on behalf of Canon confirmed the claim about EOS R!

While the CES 2019 exhibition ended, a lot of announcements about new camera models were discussed at the fair in Las Vegas . As in the past year, companies that prefer to take a quiet attitude, CES 2019’in video cameras and cameras in terms of very quiet cause. But the Gospel of a Canon official who spoke at CES overturned this deep silence.

Canon Inc. According to Yoshiyuki Mizoguchi , the company’s product marketing , video recording plays a major role in the development of EOS R camera systems. For this reason, Mizoguchi announced that the goal of developing an 8K camera is on the road map of Canon.

“(…) and video recording are not just from the camera perspective, so we are trying to understand how to produce RF lenses for better video reception. For example, the RF 24-105mm f / 4L lens is the first L-series lens to use Nano USM technology This allowed the camera to automatically and automatically adjust the focus during video recording.

Although many camera manufacturers have made 4K a standard in mirrorless camera systems, Canon can be said to be quite slow. The first high-resolution video recording camera model, the EOS M50 in early 2018 introducing the Japanese company, therefore 4K party was remembered as one of the companies that attended the latest. Although the Canon EOS R full-frame mirror camera features a 4K video camera, many users complained that this model of Canon cropped videos at 1.8x and had a maximum frame rate of 30fps.

However, if Mizoguchi is right, Canon may be among the first companies to offer 8K video recording. This is a sign of great change in the name of the company, since Canon may want to achieve the position of “innovation locomotive” that Sony is holding.

During the meeting, Mizoguchi also said that Canon would focus on developing DSLR models due to “high supply”. This is a result of the company’s intense interest in the 5D Mark IV , 6D Mark II and EOS 80D . This is good news for those who are eagerly waiting for the Canon EOS-1 DX Mark III to arrive this year.

Mizoguchi has heralded the 8K EOS R camera, but has chosen to keep it a secret as to when it will be presented.

Nvidia announces Redcode RAW SDK

Nvidia announces Redcode RAW SDK

Nvidia announces Redcode RAW SDK, which makes editing 8K videos possible with Red Digital Cinema.
Content manufacturers need very powerful systems to edit 8K videos. Nvidia, in collaboration with RED Digital Cinema, announced a project aimed at finding a solution to this problem.

The REDCODE RAW software development kit, which uses Nvidia CUDA acceleration, was introduced at the event. Thanks to this kit, software developers and studios get a powerful new method to work with 8K videos.

RED Digital Cinema manager Jarred Land, together with this project, aimed to offer cinematic-level images and performance to content producers all over the world. High-resolution image quality and video processing make everyone accessible to the project.

Consumers are buying 4K television for millions and publishers like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon offer content in this format. 8K entered the market this year and 100,000 8K television was put on sale. In 2022, it is estimated that around 6 million 8K televisions will be sold.

8K, 4K offers more flexible editing for video editors than post-production. With high resolution, content manufacturers can pinpoint, zoom in and cut out the best parts of their record.

When the resolution of the 8K video is reduced to 4K, the defects, image noise is reduced and high-quality visuals appear. The 8K video has four times the size of the 4K video.

8K content editing requires a high amount of processing power or equipment manufactured for this purpose, such as the RED ROCKET-X. So many content producers cannot work at these standards. However, the situation is changing with this project.

Earlier this year, Nvidia and RED announced that it was launching a 8K video processing process using a single Nvidia GPU. Earlier this month, the Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 GPU and the single-CPU HP Z4 workstation showed that the raw 8K recording can be edited in real time on 24 frames per second. This eliminates the need for hardware such as RED ROCKET-X or expensive dual-processor workstations.

This 8K video performance can also be used for Nvidia Titan RTX or GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards. Thus, the regulators will be able to choose the appropriate tools for their budget. This acceleration is not limited to 8K videos only. The software development kit can be used in many legacy GeForce, Titan and Quadro desktop and laptop GPUs. In addition, 4K, 5K, 6K can be used in video editing.

Leading 8K content producers, filmmakers and content producers like Colorfront are quite satisfied with this development. With new developments, high-resolution raw video processing, real-time effects, and fast execution are now available without being possible before.

RED R3D software development kit and REDCINE-X PRO software will be released at the end of the first quarter of 2019. Beta versions of the development kit were introduced to third-party companies to improve compliance.