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How to Color Customize Canon C70 and C300 Mark III Footage

The new Canon C70 has the same sensor as the C300 Mark III, but does it produce the same image? My tests showed the following.

I rented this C70 for several shoots. I was thrilled to be using one of the latest Canon cinema cameras as I am seriously considering buying it along with a Ronin RS 2 as my B-Cam / Gimbal camera alongside the Canon C300 MK III.

When it comes to them C70I loved using it on the gimbal, especially the one Canon EF-EOS R 0.71x Adapter for a wide, full-sized feel. However, when I used the camera on a two-camera shoot in a studio, I felt that the two cameras didn’t go together as well as I expected. I wanted to see if what my eyes were telling me was right, so I did a series of tests in my studio.

My friend Caleb Wojcik I borrowed two of his Canon C70s, one with the standard EF to HF adapter and one with the 0.71x adapter, so I could see if the 0.71x adapter was also the picture affects at all as he adds another piece of glass to the mix.

Check the results.

The exam

In my first round of testing, I put Canon EF 50mm F1.4 lenses on both cameras, placed them next to each other and captured the same scene in every conceivable setting, but as you can see in the video, the images didn’t look the same.

The mistake I made was that I didn’t use the same lens on both cameras. Even if the lens is of the same make and model, the image characteristics may vary from lens to lens. I fixed my mistake and filmed three separate rounds of testing with the same lens to make sure the results were accurate and consistent.

The results surprised me, but since I was able to determine exactly what the cameras were doing via the RGB waveform and vectorscope, I’m confident that I now know what to do with each camera to make them match.

Hope you found this video useful. If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments!

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