We’re hearing that the update has been pushed back to later this summer.
Canon have announced a major firmware update coming in June for the EOS 5D Mk IV which sees Canon Log (C Log) being added to the DSLR providing enhanced dynamic range and easier colour grading.
Canon Log is a staple feature in Canon’s Cinema EOS range and is designed to deliver an 800 percent increase in dynamic range, minimising the loss of detail in the darkest and brightest parts of the image. When using C Log on the EOS 5D Mark IV, an ISO setting of 400 will deliver the largest dynamic range of 12 stops, perfect for shooting in difficult lighting conditions.
Ensuring maximum freedom in post-production, C Log alters the image processing data after the image has been captured. As a result, videographers and filmmakers will find it easy to colour match with footage shot on other cameras, including those in the Canon Cinema EOS range. The footage from any camera can be combined and colour matched in a single colour grading process, which provides a final global colour and seamless feel, regardless of whether the film is shot on different cameras.
C Log also reduces noise, particularly in shadow areas that can appear during colour grading. The new firmware makes the colour grading of footage more flexible via the production of accurate colours with minor colour bias.
The firmware update will be available in June as a chargeable upgrade exclusively through Fixation and Canon authorised service centres.
We will issue a news update when we have an availability date.