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EOS C700 Firmware Update version

13th December 2018

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This firmware update (Version incorporates the following improvements and enhancements.

1. Peripheral illumination / chromatic aberration correction has been added for the following lenses:
 – EF Cinema Lens: CN-E20mm T1.5 L F
 – EF Lens: EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM

2. Chromatic aberration correction has been added for the following EFP lenses:
 – CJ45e×9.7B IASE-V H
 – CJ45e×13.6B IASE-V H

3. Support for these EFP lenses has been added.
 – CJ24e×7.5B IASE S
 – CJ18e×7.6B IRSE S / IASE S
 – CJ14e×4.3B IRSE S / IASE S

4. Enables AF/ face detection mode to be used during Super16mm sized (2K crop) recording.

5. For LUTs that can be applied to output footage, support for the ITU-R BT.2100 standard and ITU-R BT.2408 report have been added for the following terminals:
 – SDI OUT terminal
 – HDMI OUT terminal
 [HDR-PQ(OOTF On /Off)] will change to [HDR-PQ*1].
 Changes have been made so that the [HDR: PQ] and [HDR: HLG] base luminance correspond to Diffuse White (100%) being 203nits*2.
 – VIDEO terminal (optional Viewfinder)
 [HDR1600%(OOTF On /Off)] will change to [HDR-1600%*1].
 [HDR400%(OOTF On /Off)] will change to [HDR-400%*1].

*1 OOTF On
*2 The brightness before the change to OOTF On 83nits/OOTF Off 111nits.
 The HLG output is the brightness in the case of displaying on a 1000nits monitor.

Please use the Canon lookup table that is released on and after November, 2018.

6. Support for the [Reset] function that resets the clip number when the reel number is set, has been added.

7. Fixes a phenomenon in which signal outputting of more than 100% occurs when the following combination of settings is selected.
 – LUT: HDR-HLG output
 – Color Space: BT.2020

8. Three sets of customizable submenu [My Menu] functions have been added.

9. 4X magnification has been added.

For further information, please refer to the latest version of the camera’s Instruction Manual that is released with the firmware update.


– Firmware Version is for updating Cinema EOS C700 cameras running firmware version If your camera’s firmware is already version, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to the latest version, it cannot be restored to a previous version.

– For customers who are using the optional OU-700 Remote Operation Unit, the firmware of the camera and the OU-700 Remote Operation Unit have to be the same. After updating the camera firmware, connect the camera with the OU-700 to update the firmware of the OU-700 from the camera's system settings.

Preparations for a firmware update:

– You cannot perform the firmware update using CFast 2.0 cards. Please use a commercially available SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card that is 128MB or more for the firmware update.

– After the Firmware update has been performed, the camera’s menu settings and Custom Picture settings will be reset. It is recommended that users save their menu and Custom Picture settings as settings data to an SD card, separate from the one that will be used to carry out the update, before starting update operations. This saved data can be loaded into the camera and the settings can be changed after the update has been completed. For further information on this, please refer to the section in the camera’s user manual titled Saving and Loading Camera Settings.

– The downloaded firmware folder contains the firmware (File Name: VMA7.FIM, File Size: 112,296,156 bytes) and a procedure manual for updating the firmware (a PDF file in five languages: Japanese, English, French, Spanish and Simplified Chinese). Please check the firmware update procedure manual carefully before starting update operations.

The following items are required to perform this firmware update:

1. A Cinema EOS C700 camera body
2. A computer (OS: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 SP1 or Mac OS X (10.7-10.14).
3. A 128 MB or higher-capacity SD/SDHC/SDXC memory card (both commercially available)
4. An SD card reader-writer (commercially available) or an SD card slot on the computer.
5. Fully charged V-mount battery (commercially available), 14.8 V DC (acceptable range: 12 V to 20 V DC)
6. Power adapter (commercially available, DC IN 12V terminal): 4-pin XLR plug (female connector), 12 V DC (acceptable range: 11.5 V to 20 V DC), 10 A (acceptable maximum load current)
7. The firmware (the downloaded file from Canon website. See link below)

Further information:

EOS C700 Firmware Download Link

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