Las Vegas — Electronics manufacturer Canon showed off their latest products at the 2022 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show in Las Vegas. Those new products included the Canon EOS R5 C cinema camera, DP-V1830 4K reference display, UHD-DIGISUPER 122 AF broadcast lens, a new PTZ webcam driver and much more.
I spoke exclusively with Leonard Musmeci, senior marketing manager at Canon U.S.A. Inc., at the NAB Show. He oversees the imaging technologies and communications group at the company.
“We have a lot of new products here,” Musmeci explained. “We’ve been on a two-year hiatus like everybody else so we’re excited to be back. We have the EOS R5 C which is our smallest, lightest cinema camera will full frame sensor shooting up to 8K resolution. In addition, that camera is also compatible with our new dual fisheye lens. Through our software, you are able to edit together 180-degree virtual reality (VR) perfect 4K quality very seamless, easy to use workflow.”
How is the new canon EOS R5 C similar or different from your previous camera models?
“It’s unique in the cinema line in that it is a true hybrid camera,” he answered. “Most cinema EOS cameras have not been true hybrid cameras. You’d have to go all the way back to the EOS 1 DC to get that hybrid still and video camera. It has the same menu system as the rest of our cinema EOS line. It has the full still capabilities of the R5 minus the in-body image stabilization.”
Canon also showed off its new 4K broadcast remote production cameras and reference displays. “We have indoor and outdoor models. We currently have the only 4K outdoor PTZ model on the market. We’re very excited to show that here at the NAB Show as well. We introduced the new UJ122 broadcast lens with auto focus capabilities. That’s going to bring auto focus into the stadium and broadcast production crowds. We have the new DP-V1830 4K reference display. This is the perfect size for those mobile broadcast trucks. It will give you HDR 4K image quality for the broadcast market. As we know, those are two hot topics in broadcast and live production.”
In what ways will the new DP-V1830 improve the workflow for broadcasters?
“The most amazing thing about the DP-V1830 is that the angle of view on that screen is just spectacular. In one of those tight mobile truck environments, where you’re going to have multiple people in a very tight space looking at different angles, you’re going to get color consistency at a wide range of angles. That’s important for that market. Everybody who is looking at that screen is going to see the same color and same image quality.”
I’ve heard about your new webcam drivers for both online meetings and classes. Can you tell me more?
“We have a few new webcam drivers particularly on our PTZs and on our XF camcorders. We’ve seen a huge surge, as everybody has, in streaming and webcam. The ability to get that message out over the web as quickly and easily as possible. We’ve come to the show today with a whole host of new solutions with firmware updates for existing productions to make that all possible.”
How does it feel to be back at the NAB show after a two-year absence?
“It feels great to be back. Everybody at our staff has been so excited to get back out there. We’re motivated, we’re pumped. Our customers are reacting beautifully to meeting with us, seeing the products, getting them in their hands. It’s been a great event so far. I’d just like to say how great it is to come out of this with everybody and reconnect with the market and the issues. To see the innovation that took place over the last two years and how our products and our customers took the time to innovate, experiment and try new things and overcome adversity is just fantastic. We’re fully behind all of them.”
For more information about Canon’s latest products, visit https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home