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Canon EOS C300 Mark II Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 PUB. DIE-0477-000B Digital Cinema Camera Instruction Manual...
  • Page 2: Important Usage Instructions

    • Danger of explosion if the wrong type of batteries are attached. Use only the same type of batteries. • Do not expose batteries or product to excessive heat such as the inside of a car under direct sunlight, fire, etc. EOS C300 Mark II / CA-A10 / CG-A10 identification plate is located on the bottom.
  • Page 3 While using the AC adapter, do not wrap it or cover it with a piece of cloth, and do not place it in confined narrow spaces. The adapter can be used with a power supply between 100 and 240 V AC. Contact your Canon dealer for information about plug adapter for overseas use. For U.S.A. customers only: For areas where 120 V AC power is not used, you will need a special plug adapter.
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Trademark Acknowledgements • SD, SDHC and SDXC Logos are trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. • Canon is an authorized licensee of the CFast 2.0™ trademark, which may be registered in various jurisdictions. • Microsoft and Windows are trademarks or registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
  • Page 5 Highlights of the EOS C300 Mark II The Canon Digital Cinema Camera EOS C300 Mark II has been designed to meet the demanding needs and highest expectations of industry professionals. The following are just some of the many features that will help turn your creative vision into reality.
  • Page 6 Software for aiding the production workflow LCD screen and can be rotated 270° for maximum Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC (A 170) lets you copy convenience. The unit cables connecting it to the the clips you recorded from your recording media to camera can be easily replaced by optional, longer a computer, play back the clips and organize them.
  • Page 7 • Menu settings file that can be saved in the camera or on an SD card to restore all the menu settings or replicate them perfectly on another C300 Mark II camera (A 146). • Improved clip name format with more information for easier identification and organization of clips (A 59).
  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents 1. Introduction 11 Preparing Recording Media 46 Compatible Recording Media 46 About this Manual 11 Inserting a CFast Card 47 Conventions Used in this Manual 11 Removing a CFast card 47 Supplied Accessories 13 Inserting and Removing an SD Card 48 Names of Parts 14 Initializing Recording Media 49 Monitor Unit 19...
  • Page 9 Color Temperature/Preset White Balance 75 Recording 105 Auto White Balance (AWB) 76 Using Metadata 106 Adjusting the Focus 77 Setting a User Memo Created with Canon XF Utility Manual Focus 78 for XF-AVC 106 One-Shot AF 80 Entering Information About the Recording 107...
  • Page 10 Saving Clips to a Computer 170 Installing Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC Playback 147 (Windows) 170 Clip Index Screen 147 Installing Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC (Mac Playing Back Clips 149 OS) 171 Onscreen Displays 150 Viewing the Software Instruction Manuals 171...
  • Page 11: Introduction

    • Photographs in the manual are simulated pictures taken with a still camera. Some screenshots have been altered to make them easier to read. • Illustrations in the manual show the Canon EOS C300 Mark II camera with a Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens attached.
  • Page 12 About this Manual The arrow is used to abbreviate menu Operating modes selections. For a detailed explanation on how to indicates that a function is available in the Using the Menus use the menus, refer to operating mode indicated and indicates (A 32).
  • Page 13: Supplied Accessories

    Supplied Accessories Supplied Accessories The following accessories are supplied with the camera. Monitor Unit Two sets of UN-5 Unit Cable Handle Unit Grip Unit (each, incl. color rubber O-rings (x 4)) CA-A10 AC Adapter BP-A30 Battery Pack Battery Charger CG-A10 CR2025 Lithium Button Battery (incl.
  • Page 14: Names Of Parts

    Names of Parts Names of Parts 17 18 1 Socket for the supplied mounting bracket (A 44) 12 SELECT dial/SET button (A 32) 2 Tape measure hook and focal plane mark 13 Control dial (A 68, 70, 72) 3 MAGN. (magnification) button (A 79)/ 14 SHUTTER (shutter speed mode) button (A 65)/ Assignable button Camera 1 (A 131) Assignable button Camera 6 (A 131)
  • Page 15 Names of Parts 1 System extension terminal (A 108, 120) 8 MON. terminal (A 161, 164) 2 AUDIO terminal (A 29) 9 REC OUT terminal (A 161, 164) 3 VIDEO terminal (A 29) 10 HDMI OUT terminal (A 161, 166) 4 GENLOCK terminal (A 92)/SYNC OUT 11 DC IN terminal (A 27) (synchronizing signal output) terminal (A 92)
  • Page 16 Names of Parts 1 Built-in monaural microphone (A 101) 7 EF-S lens mount index (A 36) 2 EF lens mount (A 36) 8 Lens release button (A 36) 3 PUSH AUTO IRIS (momentary automatic aperture) 9 EF lens lock pin (A 36) button (A 71)/ 10 EF lens contacts (A 36) Assignable button Camera 10 (A 131)
  • Page 17 Names of Parts 1 Assignable button Camera 8 (A 131) 11 Viewfinder (A 40, 41) 2 FUNC. (main functions) button (A 64)/ 12 Dioptric adjustment lever (A 40) Assignable button Camera 9 (A 131) 13 Rear panel (A 59) 3 Joystick (A 32)/SET button (A 32) 14 Card slot cover switches for CFast card slots A 4 CANCEL button (A 32) (top) and B (bottom) (A 47)
  • Page 18 Names of Parts 10 11 1 Tape measure hook 5 Socket for the extension unit attachment bracket Use the hook to accurately measure the distance (A 108, 120) from the focal plane. Focal plane mark 2 Accessory shoe with socket for 0.64 cm (1/4") 7 Compartment cover for the lithium button battery screws (A 28)
  • Page 19: Monitor Unit

    Names of Parts Monitor Unit Operation panel (A 20) 1 LCD panel (A 40, 41) 6 Socket for 0.64 cm (1/4") screws 2 MIRROR (invert the displayed image) button 7 VIDEO terminal (A 29) (A 41) 8 AUDIO terminal (A 29) 3 Microphone lock screw (A 97) 9 INPUT terminals (XLR): INPUT 1 (right) and 4 Microphone holder (A 97)
  • Page 20 Names of Parts Operation panel 9 10 15 16 17 18 9 × (fast playback) button (A 151)/ 1 DISP. (display) button (A 55, 150)/ Assignable button Monitor 7 (A 131) Assignable button Monitor 3 (A 131) 2 Ñ (stop) button (A 149)/ 10 Ù...
  • Page 21: Grip Unit

    Names of Parts Grip Unit 1 FOCUS GUIDE button (A 79)/ 4 Grip belt (A 43) Assignable button Grip 1 (A 131) 5 Joystick (A 32)/SET button (A 32) 2 Control dial (A 68, 70, 72) 6 Connection plug (A 43) 3 START/STOP button (A 54) 7 Lock screw (A 43)
  • Page 22: Handle Unit And Mounting Bracket

    Names of Parts Handle Unit and Mounting Bracket Two more in the same location on the opposite side. ** One more in the same location on the opposite side. 1 Sockets for 0.64 cm (1/4") screws 4 Thru-hole mounting holes for attaching the handle 7 in total on the handle unit;...
  • Page 23: 4K Workflow Overview

    4K Workflow Overview 4K Workflow Overview The following illustrates the typical 4K workflow for this camera. Operating modes: Recording Post-production 4K data CFast card (YCbCr 4:2:2) 4K Intra-frame recording (MXF) Full-quality data REC OUT or MON. terminal Cinema 4K RAW External 4K Color data...
  • Page 24: Color Grading With The Aces Workflow

    4K Workflow Overview Color Grading with the ACES Workflow Post-production REC OUT OpenEXR or MON. (ACES) data Cinema RAW terminal External 4K Color grading Development recorder ASC- 4K RAW recording MON. or HDMI OUT terminal ACES proxy10 Inverse ASC- On-set Color Grading ACESproxy10: ACESproxy10 video data that is output from the MON.
  • Page 25: Preparations

    Preparations Preparing the Power Supply You can power the camera using a battery pack or directly using the AC adapter. If you connect the AC adapter to the camera while a battery pack is attached, the camera will draw power from the power outlet. Using a Battery Pack You can power the camera using the supplied BP-A30 Battery Pack or the optional BP-A60 Battery Pack.
  • Page 26 Preparing the Power Supply • If there is a malfunction with the battery charger or battery pack, the charge indicator will go out and charging will stop. • For handling precautions regarding the battery pack, refer to Battery Pack (A 206). •...
  • Page 27: Using A Power Outlet

    Preparing the Power Supply Checking the Remaining Battery Charge When the camera is turned on, you can check the approximate remaining battery usage time (in minutes) by looking at any recording/playback screen or the [Battery/Hour Meter] status screen (A 197). You can also check the approximate charge level on the battery pack itself.
  • Page 28: Inserting The Lithium Button Battery

    Preparing the Power Supply Inserting the Lithium Button Battery The supplied CR2025 lithium button battery ensures that any settings saved on the camera are not lost when no power source (battery pack or AC adapter) is connected to the camera. 1 Make sure no battery pack is attached to the camera and the AC adapter is not connected.
  • Page 29: Attaching And Removing The Monitor Unit

    Attaching and Removing the Monitor Unit Attaching and Removing the Monitor Unit You can attach the monitor unit to the accessory shoe on the camera or to one of those on the handle unit. Further ahead you will find details about using the LCD panel and adjusting the LCD screen (A 40, 41). Attaching the Monitor Unit 1 Set the Q switch to OFF.
  • Page 30: Date, Time And Language Settings

    Date, Time and Language Settings Date, Time and Language Settings Setting the Date and Time You will need to set the date and time on the camera before you can start using it. When the internal clock is not set, or if the settings were lost because the lithium button battery is depleted, the [Set Clock > Date/Time] screen will appear automatically with the time zone selected when you turn on the camera.
  • Page 31: Changing The Language

    Date, Time and Language Settings Changing the Language System Setup] The camera’s default language is English. You can change it to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, [Language H] Korean or Japanese. Please note that some settings and screens will be displayed in English, regardless of the language setting.
  • Page 32: Using The Menus

    Using the Menus Using the Menus mode, many of the camera’s functions can be adjusted from the menu that opens after pressing the MENU button. You can also register frequently used menu settings in a customized submenu (My Menu) for easy access.
  • Page 33: Using The Customized Submenu (My Menu)

    Using the Menus • The orange selection frame will appear on a setting option. • Press the CANCEL button to return to the previous submenu. 6 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to select the desired setting option and then press SET.
  • Page 34 Using the Menus Rearranging Menu Settings My Menu 1]* 1 Open the My Menu [Move] screen. My Menu 1]* > [Edit] > [Move] [Edit] 2 Push the joystick up/down or turn the SELECT dial to select the setting you want to move and then press SET. [Move] •...
  • Page 35 Using the Menus Using the Virtual Keyboard Screen When the monitor unit is attached to the camera and the LCD screen is used, the full keyboard screen will appear on the screen. When the monitor unit is not attached to the camera, a simplified screen for entering text will appear on the viewfinder.
  • Page 36: Preparing The Camera

    Preparing the Camera Preparing the Camera This section outlines the basic preparations for the camera such as attaching a lens and attaching the modular units to the camera: grip unit, bracket and handle unit, thumb rest, eye cup, etc. Preparing the Lens As much as possible, attach and remove the lens quickly and in a clean environment free of dust.
  • Page 37 • No peripheral illumination/chromatic aberration correction will be applied in the following cases: - When the appropriate correction data is not available for the lens attached. - When using non-Canon lenses. Even if the corresponding menu setting is available (not grayed out), setting it to [Off] is recommended.
  • Page 38 You can update the lens firmware of the EF lens attached to the camera. For details about firmware updates for EF lenses, visit your local Canon Web site. Operating modes: 1 Download the lens firmware update file from the Canon Web site and System Setup] save it on an SD card. Insert the SD card containing the lens firmware update into the SD card slot.
  • Page 39: Configuring The Modular Units

    Preparing the Camera Configuring the Modular Units Your camera is nothing if not versatile and you can choose the configuration that best fits your needs and shooting conditions. Configuration with monitor Configuration with monitor, Light configuration with grip Minimal configuration bracket and handle for easy carrying for hand-held shooting with thumb rest...
  • Page 40: Using The Viewfinder

    Preparing the Camera Using the Viewfinder The camera’s viewfinder features an OLED screen that turns on Dioptric adjustment lever automatically when you look through the viewfinder. The screen also turns off automatically shortly after you stop using the viewfinder. Adjusting the Viewfinder 1 Gently pull out the viewfinder until it stops and adjust the angle as necessary.
  • Page 41: Adjusting The Viewfinder/Lcd Screen

    Preparing the Camera Adjusting the LCD Panel for Shoulder Mounted Use 1 Open the LCD panel 90º until it is perpendicular to the monitor unit. 2 Rotate the LCD panel 180º left. 3 Rotate the LCD panel 180º forward. 4 Press the MIRROR button until the image is displayed in the correct orientation.
  • Page 42: Using A Tripod

    Preparing the Camera Setting the Screen to Black & White Assistance Functions] The viewfinder and LCD screen display in color by default but you can set them to black & white. Even when the screen is black & white, onscreen text and icons will still be displayed in color.
  • Page 43: Removing And Attaching The Grip Unit

    Preparing the Camera Removing and Attaching the Grip Unit The grip unit comes originally attached to the camera. You can remove it and replace it with the thumb rest should the minimal configuration be necessary. Removing the Grip Unit 1 Set the Q switch to OFF. 2 Unscrew the grip unit’s lock screw and gently detach the grip unit.
  • Page 44: Attaching The Handle Unit

    Preparing the Camera Attaching the Handle Unit 1 Attach the mounting bracket to the camera. • Use the supplied hex wrench to secure the bracket firmly with 3 of the supplied hex socket head screws. 2 Attach the handle unit to the mounting bracket. •...
  • Page 45: Removing And Attaching The Terminal Covers

    Preparing the Camera Removing and Attaching the Terminal Covers You can remove the covers of the camera’s terminals to access them more easily. Removing the Terminal Covers Open the terminal cover and gently pull it straight out. Attaching the Terminal Covers Insert the connecting strip into the opening to attach the terminal cover.
  • Page 46: Preparing Recording Media

    Initialize recording media (A 49) when you use them with this camera for the first time. * The SD card is used also to save custom picture files, menu settings files and user memo files created with the Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC software (A 170) for later use on the camera.
  • Page 47: Inserting A Cfast Card

    Preparing Recording Media Inserting a CFast Card You can insert a CFast card into CFast card slot A or slot B. If you have two CFast cards, you can use both slots. Operating modes: 1 Slide the CFast card slot cover switch in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 48: Inserting And Removing An Sd Card

    Preparing Recording Media IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while a CFast card access indicator is illuminated in red. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camera. - Do not open the cover of the CFast card slot being accessed.
  • Page 49: Initializing Recording Media

    Preparing Recording Media Initializing Recording Media The first time you use a recording media with this camera, initialize it first. You can also initialize a recording media to permanently delete all the data it contains. When initializing an SD card, you can select quick initialization, which clears the file allocation table but does not physically erase the stored data, or complete initialization, which deletes all data completely.
  • Page 50: Switching Between The Cfast Card Slots

    Preparing Recording Media Switching Between the CFast Card Slots The camera features two CFast card slots, CFast (CFast card slot A) and CFast (CFast card slot B). If both slots contain a CFast card, you can switch between them as necessary. Operating modes: Press the SLOT SELECT button.
  • Page 51: Checking The Remaining Recording Time On Recording Media

    Preparing Recording Media NOTES • Relay recording (the switch to the other CFast card) will not be performed during slow motion recording even if the recording media becomes full. • If a CFast card becomes full during double slot recording, recording on both cards will stop. On the other hand, if an error occurs with one of the CFast cards, recording will continue on the other card.
  • Page 52: Adjusting The Black Balance

    Adjusting the Black Balance Adjusting the Black Balance You can have the camera adjust the black balance automatically when ambient temperature changes considerably or if there is a noticeable change in a true black video signal. Operating modes: 1 Attach the body cap to the lens mount. [v Camera Setup] •...
  • Page 53: Recording

    Recording Recording Video This section explains the basics of recording clips*. For details on recording audio, refer to Recording Audio (A 96). Before making important recordings for the first time, make the following test recordings to check that the camera operates correctly. Should the camera fail to operate correctly, refer to Troubleshooting (A 199).
  • Page 54: Recording

    - Do not open the card slot cover of the card being accessed and do not remove the card. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camera. • Be sure to save your recordings regularly (A 170), especially after making important recordings. Canon shall not be liable for any loss or corruption of data.
  • Page 55: Onscreen Displays

    Recording Video Locking the Controls in Recording Mode mode, you can set the Q switch to C Once in (key lock) to lock all the physical controls (buttons and switches) on the camera, save for the START/STOP button*. This is useful in preventing settings from being changed due to inadvertently pressing one of the buttons.
  • Page 56 Network connection status: in white - function ready to be used; in yellow - connecting to or disconnecting from a network. For details, refer to the ‘WFT-E6: Guide for EOS C300 Mark II Users’ (PDF file). S (in red) Record selected onscreen displays with primary clips (A 144)
  • Page 57 Recording Video Icon/Display Description Custom Display Recording operation: 2: [Recording Mode] STBY, ÜREC Clip recording: record standby, recording. INT STBY, ÜINT, Interval recording (A 117): record standby (before the sequence has started), record ÜINT REC standby (once the sequence has started), recording. •...
  • Page 58 Recording Video Bottom/Bottom-Center of the screen Icon/Display Description Custom Display Key lock (A 55) 1: [Key Lock] A001C001 to Z999D999 Clip identification. Includes the camera index, reel number and clip number 2: [Reel/Clip Number] components of the clip file name (A 59). 0000 K, White balance (A 74) 1: [White Balance]...
  • Page 59: Rear Panel Displays

    Recording Video Rear Panel Displays You can check the following information on the rear panel. This allows you to easily adjust main camera functions like the shutter speed, white balance and ISO speed/gain even when the monitor unit is not attached to the camera without having to use the viewfinder.
  • Page 60 ID and then press SET twice. [Reel Number] ….. [001] [Clip Number] ….. [001] [User Defined] ….. [CANON] To set the reel number or initial clip number 1 Open the [Reel Number] or [Clip Number] screen. [3 Recording/Media Setup] > [Metadata] > [Reel Number] or [Clip Number] 2 Select [Set] and then press SET.
  • Page 61: Using The Fan

    Recording Video Using the Fan The camera uses an internal cooling fan to reduce the camera’s internal heat. In mode, you can change the fan’s operation mode and speed. In mode, the fan runs at all times but you can select its speed. Setting the Fan’s Operation in Mode System Setup]...
  • Page 62: Video Configuration: System Frequency, Frame Rate, Resolution And Bit Rate

    Video Configuration: System Frequency, Frame Rate, Resolution and Bit Rate Video Configuration: System Frequency, Frame Rate, Resolution and Bit Rate Before you record, set the video configuration used for primary clips by selecting the resolution (frame size) and color sampling settings, bit rate and frame rate that best match your creative needs. Available frame rate options will depend on the system frequency selected.
  • Page 63: Selecting The Bit Rate

    Video Configuration: System Frequency, Frame Rate, Resolution and Bit Rate Selecting the Bit Rate [3 Recording/Media Setup] The bit rate can only be changed when the resolution is set to [2048x1080 YCC422 10 bit] or [1920x1080 YCC422 10 bit]. [Bit Rate] Operating modes: [160 Mbps Intra-frame]* 1 Open the [Bit Rate] submenu.
  • Page 64: Changing Main Camera Functions With The Func. Button

    Changing Main Camera Functions with the FUNC. Button Changing Main Camera Functions with the FUNC. Button You can adjust three main camera functions –shutter speed, white balance and ISO speed/gain– using the FUNC. button (direct setting mode). In direct setting mode, you can change settings using the LCD screen/ viewfinder or using only the rear panel, which is convenient when the monitor unit is not attached to the camera.
  • Page 65: Shutter Speed

    Shutter Speed Shutter Speed Set the shutter speed based on the recording conditions. For example, you may want to set slower shutter speeds in darker environments. The camera offers the following modes. You can also perform this function remotely using Browser Remote on a connected Wi-Fi device (A 120, 124). Operating modes: [Speed]: Allows you to set the shutter speed (in fractions of a second).
  • Page 66: Changing The Shutter Speed Mode And Value

    Shutter Speed Changing the Shutter Speed Mode and Value You can also perform this function remotely using Browser Remote on a connected Wi-Fi device (A 120, 124). 1 Open the shutter speed [Mode] submenu. [v Camera Setup] [v Camera Setup] > [Shutter] > [Mode] 2 Select the desired mode and then press SET.
  • Page 67: Iso Speed/Gain

    The minimum sensitivity needed to obtain the recommended dynamic range is ISO 400 / 6 dB gain (when [/ Custom Picture] > [Main Settings] > [Gamma] is set to [Canon Log] or [Wide DR]) or ISO 800 / 12 dB gain (when it is set to [Canon Log 2]).
  • Page 68: Using The Control Dial

    ISO Speed/Gain Using the Control Dial You can adjust the ISO speed or gain value using the control dial on the camera or that on the grip unit. You will need to set in advance the function of one of the control dials to [ISO/Gain].
  • Page 69: Nd Filter

    ND Filter ND Filter Using the ND filter allows you to open up the aperture to obtain a shallower depth of field even when recording in bright surroundings. You can also use the ND filter to avoid the soft focus caused by diffraction when using small apertures.
  • Page 70: Adjusting The Aperture

    Browser Remote (A 120, 124) to temporarily adjust the aperture automatically. Automatic aperture**: The camera adjusts the aperture automatically. * Not available when a Canon Cinema lens is attached to the camera. **Available only with compatible EF lenses (A 213).
  • Page 71: Momentary Automatic Aperture - Push Auto Iris

    IRIS dial. At default settings, turn the dial right to open up the aperture and left to close the aperture. • When using a Canon Cinema lens, you can change the displays to T values instead of F values with the [v Camera Setup] > [Iris] > [Iris Indicator] setting.
  • Page 72: Automatic Aperture

    Adjusting the Aperture • When you release the button, automatic aperture mode will end and the icon will disappear. The selected aperture value will appear on the bottom of the screen and will be displayed also on the rear panel. NOTES NOTES •...
  • Page 73: Light Metering Mode

    Adjusting the Aperture NOTES NOTES • If you set an assignable button to [AE Shift +] or [AE Shift –] (A 131), you can press the button to adjust the AE shift level. • You can also set the AE shift level by turning a control dial assigned to [Iris] while holding the PUSH AUTO IRIS button pressed down.
  • Page 74: White Balance

    White Balance White Balance The camera uses an electronic white balance process to calibrate the picture and produce accurate colors under different lighting conditions. There are 4 methods of setting the white balance. You can also perform this function remotely using Browser Remote on a connected Wi-Fi device (A 120, 123). Custom white balance: You can use a gray card or white object with no pattern to establish the white balance and set it to one of two custom white balance positions, ÅA or ÅB.
  • Page 75: Color Temperature/Preset White Balance

    White Balance 4 Press the Å button. • The Å A or Å B icon will flash quickly. • Make sure the gray card or white object fills the screen until the procedure is completed. • Once the icon stops flashing, the procedure is completed. The setting is retained even if you turn off the camera.
  • Page 76: Auto White Balance (Awb)

    White Balance Auto White Balance (AWB) The camera constantly adjusts the white balance automatically to achieve an optimal level. The camera will adjust the white balance if the light source changes. 1 Press the WB button. • The white balance mode icon will be highlighted in orange. •...
  • Page 77: Adjusting The Focus

    Adjusting the Focus Adjusting the Focus The camera offers several ways to focus and incorporates Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for advanced autofocus performance. You can also adjust the focus remotely using Browser Remote on a connected Wi-Fi device (A 120, 125). Manual focus: Turn the focus ring on the lens to adjust the focus.
  • Page 78: Manual Focus

    Adjusting the Focus Manual Focus Focus manually using the focus ring on the lens.You can also perform this function remotely using Browser Remote on a connected Wi-Fi device (A 120, 125). The autofocus mode is set to [One Shot] by default. If you need to change the setting, start the procedure from the beginning.
  • Page 79 Adjusting the Focus Dual Pixel Focus Guide The focus guide gives you an intuitive visual indication of the current focus distance and the direction and amount of adjustment necessary to bring the picture into full focus. When used in combination with face detection and tracking (A 84), the guide will focus on the vicinity of the eyes of the person detected as the main subject.
  • Page 80: One-Shot Af

    Adjusting the Focus NOTES NOTES • About Peaking/Magnification: Assistance Functions] > [Peaking] > [Peaking 1] and [Peaking 2] settings to set the - You can use the [ color, gain and frequency of the two peaking levels independently of each other. - You can select individually whether to display the assistance functions on the LCD screen, the viewfinder or Assistance Functions] >...
  • Page 81: Af-Boosted Mf

    Adjusting the Focus AF-Boosted MF In this focus mode, you can focus manually most of the way and let the camera finish focusing automatically. This is very convenient when you want to make certain that your 4K recordings are in sharp focus. Additionally, with this mode, if the camera cannot evaluate how to adjust the focus, it will not perform unreliable focus adjustments.
  • Page 82: Continuous Af

    - Autofocus may not work well when [/ Custom Picture] > [Main Settings] > [Gamma] is set to [Canon Log], [Canon Log 2] or [Wide DR] (manually or through a preset custom picture setting).
  • Page 83: Changing The Af Frame Size And Position

    Adjusting the Focus Activating AF Lock While using continuous AF or AF-Boosted MF, you can lock the focus on a certain subject and then move the camera to change the composition. To use AF lock, you must set an assignable button to [AF Lock] in advance. 1 Set an assignable button to [AF Lock] (A 131).
  • Page 84: Face Detection And Tracking

    Adjusting the Focus Face Detection and Tracking [v Camera Setup] When the face detection function is activated, the camera will detect people’s faces. When there are a number of people in the picture, one [Focus] person will be determined to be the main subject but you have the option to select a different person as the main subject.
  • Page 85: Tracking A Specific Subject

    Adjusting the Focus NOTES NOTES • In certain cases, faces may not be detected correctly. Typical examples include: - Faces extremely small, large, dark or bright in relation to the overall picture. - Faces that are turned to the side, at a diagonal, partially hidden or upside-down. •...
  • Page 86: Onscreen Markers And Zebra Patterns

    Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns Using onscreen markers allows you to make sure your subject is correctly framed and is within the appropriate safe area. The zebra patterns help you identify areas that are overexposed. The onscreen markers and zebra pattern will not affect your recordings.
  • Page 87: Displaying Zebra Patterns

    Onscreen Markers and Zebra Patterns To set the aspect ratio 1 Select [Aspect Ratio], select the desired option and then press SET. • If you selected one of the preset aspect ratios, the rest of the procedure is not necessary. If you selected [Custom], continue the procedure to set the desired aspect ratio.
  • Page 88: Setting The Time Code

    Setting the Time Code Setting the Time Code mode, the camera generates a time code signal and records it with the recorded clips. The time code signal can be output from the MON. terminal, REC OUT terminal, HDMI OUT terminal and TIME CODE terminal. mode, the time code embedded in the clip being played back can be output from the REC OUT terminal or MON.
  • Page 89: Selecting Drop Or Non-Drop Frame

    Setting the Time Code Setting the Time Code’s Initial Value [¢ Picture/Terminals Setup] If you set the time code mode to [Preset], you can set the initial value of the time code. [Time Code] 1 Open the time code [Setting] submenu. [¢...
  • Page 90 Setting the Time Code About the Time Code Display An icon may appear next to the time code depending on the operation. Refer to the following table. Icon Description The time code mode is set to [Regen.]. The time code mode is set to [Preset] and the running mode is set to [Rec Run]. The time code mode is set to [Preset] and the running mode is set to [Free Run].
  • Page 91: Setting The User Bit

    Setting the User Bit Setting the User Bit The user bit display can be selected from the date or the time of [¢ Picture/Terminals Setup] recording, or an identification code consisting of 8 characters in the hexadecimal system. There are sixteen possible characters: the numbers 0 to 9 and the letters A to F.
  • Page 92: Synchronizing With An External Device

    Synchronizing with an External Device Synchronizing with an External Device Using Genlock synchronization, you can synchronize this camera’s video signal to that of an external video device. Similarly, using an external time code signal, you can synchronize this camera’s time code to the external signal.
  • Page 93: Reference Video Signal Input (Genlock Synchronization)

    Synchronizing with an External Device Reference Video Signal Input (Genlock Synchronization) When a reference sync signal (analog blackburst or tri-level HD signal) is input through the GENLOCK/ SYNC OUT terminal, the phases of the camera’s V and H sync will automatically be synchronized to it. The phase difference between the external Genlock signal and the camera is initially set to 0.
  • Page 94 Synchronizing with an External Device Recording the User Bit of an External Signal [¢ Picture/Terminals Setup] The user bit of an external time code signal can also be recorded with clips, along with the time code itself. [User Bit] 1 Open the user bit [Recording Mode] submenu. [Recording Mode] [¢...
  • Page 95: Reference Video Signal Output

    Synchronizing with an External Device Reference Video Signal Output You can output the camera’s video signal as a reference sync signal (tri-level HD signal) to synchronize an external device to this camera. The reference video signal output will have the same frequency as the signal output from the REC OUT terminal.
  • Page 96: Recording Audio

    Recording Audio Recording Audio The camera features 4-channel linear PCM audio recording and playback. The sampling frequency is 48 kHz and the audio sampling bit depth can be selected between 24 bit or 16 bit. You can record audio using commercially available microphones (INPUT terminals, MIC terminal), analog line input (INPUT terminals) or the built-in monaural microphone*.
  • Page 97: Connecting An External Microphone Or External Audio Input Source To The Camera

    Recording Audio Connecting an External Microphone or External Audio Input Source to the Camera To each of the INPUT terminals you can attach commercially available microphones or analog line in sources with an XLR connector. To the MIC terminal you can attach commercially available condenser microphones with their own power supply, and a ∅...
  • Page 98: Using The Input 1/Input 2 Terminals

    Recording Audio Using the INPUT 1/INPUT 2 Terminals Using the INPUT 1/INPUT 2 terminals, you can record audio independently to two audio channels from a microphone or analog audio input source. To select the audio source, set the INPUT 1 or INPUT 2 switch to INPUT 1/ LINE or MIC as necessary.
  • Page 99: Adjusting The Audio Level From The Input 1/Input 2 Terminals

    Recording Audio Adjusting the Audio Level from the INPUT 1/INPUT 2 Terminals You can set the audio recording level for audio input from the INPUT terminals to automatic or manual level, independently for each channel. Automatic Audio Level Adjustment Set the audio level switch of the desired channel to A (automatic) to let the camera automatically adjust that channel’s audio level.
  • Page 100: Using The Mic Terminal

    Recording Audio Activating the Microphone’s Attenuator [¡ Audio Setup] When the INPUT 1 or INPUT 2 switch is set to MIC or MIC+48V, you can activate the external microphone’s attenuator (20 dB). [Audio Input] 1 Open the desired INPUT terminal’s microphone attenuator submenu. [¡...
  • Page 101: Monitoring The Audio With Headphones

    Recording Audio Activating the Microphone’s Attenuator [¡ Audio Setup] If the audio level is too high and the sound sounds distorted, activate the microphone attenuator (20 dB). Audio Input] 1 Open the [MIC Att.] submenu. [¡ Audio Setup] > [Audio Input] > [MIC Att.] MIC Att.] 2 Select [On] and then press SET.
  • Page 102: Colors Bars/Audio Reference Signal

    Colors Bars/Audio Reference Signal Colors Bars/Audio Reference Signal You can have the camera generate color bars and a 1 kHz audio reference signal and output them from the REC OUT terminal*, MON. terminal, HDMI OUT terminal and × (headphone) terminal*. The color bars can also be displayed on the LCD screen and viewfinder.
  • Page 103: Video Scopes

    Video Scopes Video Scopes The camera can display a simplified waveform monitor. You can select one of 6 types of monitors and also adjust the waveform amplification. Operating modes: Displaying the Waveform Monitor Press the WFM button. • The waveform monitor window will appear on the right of the screen. •...
  • Page 104 Video Scopes 8 Open the waveform monitor [Y Position] submenu. Assistance Functions] > [WFM] > [Waveform Monitor] > [Y Position] 9 Select the desired percentage and then press SET. Options [Line]: Sets the waveform monitor to line display mode. [Line+Spot]: The waveform of the area in the red frame is displayed in red on top of the [Line] mode waveform.
  • Page 105: Adding Marks While Recording

    Adding Marks while Recording Adding Marks while Recording When recording, you can flag an important shot in a clip (only primary clips recorded on a CFast card) by adding a “shot mark” (!). There are two types of shot marks, shot mark 1 (") and shot mark 2 (#), and you can add either or both types to a single clip.
  • Page 106: Using Metadata

    Setting a User Memo Created with Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC Before you can add a user memo, you must first install Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC (A 170). Next, create the user memo and then save it to an SD card. Once you insert the SD card in the camera and select the user memo, it will be added to clips you record.
  • Page 107: Entering Information About The Recording

    • You must set the user memo before you start recording for it to be added to the clip. You cannot change the user memo already added to a clip using the camera but you can do so with Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC.
  • Page 108: Recording Gps Information (Geotagging)

    GPS information (latitude, longitude and altitude) as part of the clip’s metadata (A 106). Later, the GPS information can be used to organize and search clips using Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC (A 170). mode, you can check if a clip contains GPS information on the [Clip Info] screen (A 153).
  • Page 109 Recording GPS Information (Geotagging) NOTES NOTES • On the [GPS Information Display] status screen (A 198), you can check the current GPS information and satellite signal strength. • GPS signal reception may take some time after replacing the battery pack or when first turning on the camera. •...
  • Page 110: Reviewing A Recording

    Reviewing a Recording Reviewing a Recording If you set an assignable button to [Review Recording] in advance, you can System Setup] review all or part of the last clip recorded even with the camera set to mode. [Review Recording] Operating modes: [Entire Clip] 1 Set an assignable button to [Review Recording] in advance (A 131).
  • Page 111: Simultaneous Recording Of Proxy Clips

    Simultaneous Recording of Proxy Clips Simultaneous Recording of Proxy Clips In addition to the primary clip recorded on a CFast card, you can simultaneously record the same scene as a proxy clip on an SD card. Compared to 4K clips, proxy clips have a relatively more manageable video configuration of 2K with YCbCr 4:2:0, 8-bit color sampling and a bit rate of 24 Mbps or 35 Mbps*, which makes them very convenient for offline editing.
  • Page 112 Simultaneous Recording of Proxy Clips • Available LUT options may vary depending on the current gamma curve and color space settings in the custom picture file (A 134). Also, when those settings are changed, the LUT will be removed ([Apply LUT] will be reset to [Off]).
  • Page 113: Special Recording Modes

    Special Recording Modes Special Recording Modes The camera features the following special recording modes. Slow & fast motion recording: This mode allows you to change the shooting frame rate to achieve a slow motion or fast motion effect during playback. Pre-recording: The camera will start recording a few seconds before you press the START/STOP button.
  • Page 114 Special Recording Modes 1 Open the [Recording Mode] submenu. [3 Recording/Media Setup] [3 Recording/Media Setup] > [Recording Mode] 2 Select [Slow & Fast Motion] or [Slow & Fast Motion (crop)] and then [Recording Mode] press SET. • With the [Slow & Fast Motion (crop)] option, you can select a shooting frame rate up to 120 (fps) but the resolution is lowered to 2K [Normal Recording] (2048x1080 or 1920x1080) and the color sampling is changed to...
  • Page 115: Pre-Recording Mode

    Special Recording Modes Pre-recording Mode [3 Recording/Media Setup] When pre-recording mode is activated, the camera starts recording continuously into a temporary memory (approx. 3 seconds) so when you [Recording Mode] press the START/STOP button, the clip will contain also a few seconds of video and audio recorded before you pressed the button.
  • Page 116: Frame Recording Mode

    Special Recording Modes Frame Recording Mode Set the number of frames in advance. We recommend operating the camera remotely or stabilizing the camera, for example, on a tripod. Sound is not recorded in this mode. Activating and Configuring [3 Recording/Media Setup] 1 Open the [Recording Mode] submenu.
  • Page 117: Interval Recording Mode

    Special Recording Modes Interval Recording Mode [3 Recording/Media Setup] Set the interval and number of frames in advance. Sound is not recorded in this mode. [Recording Mode] Activating and Configuring [Normal Recording] 1 Open the [Recording Mode] submenu. [3 Recording/Media Setup] > [Recording Mode] 2 Select [Interval Recording] and then press SET.
  • Page 118 Special Recording Modes • About the time code during interval recording mode: - The time code mode can be set to [Regen.], or to [Preset] with [Rec Run] running mode. The time code advances by the number of frames recorded every time. - If the time code running mode was set to [Free Run] or the camera was synchronized to an external time code signal, the time code running mode will be changed automatically to [Rec Run] when interval recording is activated.
  • Page 119: Using The Optional Rc-V100 Remote Controller

    Using the Optional RC-V100 Remote Controller Using the Optional RC-V100 Remote Controller You can connect the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller to the camera’s REMOTE terminal in order to control the camera (including advanced recording functions) from a distance. The remote controller lets you turn the camera on, navigate the menus and remotely control the aperture and shutter speed, change picture-related settings like the knee and sharpness, and more.
  • Page 120: Browser Remote: Controlling The Camera Via Wi-Fi

    Transmitter to the camera’s system extension terminal, complete the Wi-Fi network setup, and open Browser Remote on the Web browser of a connected Wi-Fi enabled device. Download the ‘WFT-E6: Guide for EOS C300 Mark II Users’ (PDF file) from your local Canon Web site and follow the instructions to complete the necessary steps.
  • Page 121 Browser Remote: Controlling the Camera via Wi-Fi The Main Remote Recording Screen [v] * [Full Control User]/[Camera Control User] only. When using a computer, tablet and other devices with larger screens, this screen offers all the controls available for operating the camera remotely via Browser Remote. * Onscreen display/indication only.
  • Page 122 Browser Remote: Controlling the Camera via Wi-Fi 4 Clip marks and shot marks buttons When recording, you can flag important frames in a clip by adding shot marks or tag important clips by adding clip marks (A 105). To add a shot mark: While recording a clip, touch/click [Shot Mark 1] or [Shot Mark 2]. Mark] to add an $ mark to the clip, or [ To add a clip mark: After recording a clip, touch/click [ Mark] to...
  • Page 123 Browser Remote: Controlling the Camera via Wi-Fi The Main Remote Recording Screen: Detailed Camera Settings The following sections explain how to use the controls in the detailed camera settings panel. For detailed information and applicable restrictions about the functions themselves, please refer to each function’s explanation.
  • Page 124 You can also touch the current aperture value and select the desired value from a list of options. • Only when using a Canon Cinema lens: To display the aperture values as T values instead of F values, touch [F] and the select [T]. Select [F] to return the display to F values.
  • Page 125 Browser Remote: Controlling the Camera via Wi-Fi To adjust the focus and use focus-related functions Touch/click the [Focus] tab in the detailed camera settings panel. To use the following functions, make sure that the AF mode switch on the lens is set to AF. •...
  • Page 126 Browser Remote: Controlling the Camera via Wi-Fi Continuous AF 1 Touch/click the AF mode button and select [Continuous]. • A white AF frame will appear on the live view screen and the camera will focus automatically. • When the AF frame position is set to [Selectable], you can touch/click the live view screen to select where to focus (A 126).
  • Page 127 • Depending on when you purchased the lens, to be able to control a CINE-SERVO CN7x17 KAS S/E1 lens using Browser Remote you may need to update the lens’s firmware. For details, consult a Canon Service Center. 1 Zoom slider Drag the zoom slider up/down to zoom in [T] or out [W], respectively.
  • Page 128 Browser Remote: Controlling the Camera via Wi-Fi The Metadata Screen [ * [Full Control User]/[Meta Control User] only. Using Browser Remote you can create, edit and transfer to the camera a metadata profile that can be embedded with the recorded clips. This metadata profile includes the user memo information (clip title, creator, Using Metadata location and description), as well as GPS information.
  • Page 129 Browser Remote: Controlling the Camera via Wi-Fi 8 Status indicators See the descriptions in the section about the [v] screen (A 121). Activate] button Touch/click the button to give priority to the metadata entered in this screen when recording clips. This overrides the metadata read from a file saved on the SD card.
  • Page 130 Browser Remote: Controlling the Camera via Wi-Fi...
  • Page 131: Customization

    Customization Assignable Buttons The camera offers a number of buttons to which you can assign various functions (assignable buttons). Assign often-used functions to the buttons you find most convenient, to personalize the camera to your needs and preferences. You can find 11 assignable buttons on the camera’s body, 10 assignable buttons on the monitor unit* and one assignable button on the grip unit.
  • Page 132: Using An Assignable Button

    Assignable Buttons 2 Select the desired function and then press SET. • The selected function will be assigned to the selected button. • If you selected one of the preset functions, the rest of the procedure is not necessary. If you selected [User Setting], the menu’s title bar will change to blue to indicate you are selecting a menu setting to register.
  • Page 133 Assignable Buttons Function name Description Enters the direct setting mode with the white balance highlighted and ready to Ü [White Balance] – be adjusted. Ü [Peaking] Turns peaking on/off. – Ü [Zebra] Turns zebra patterns on/off. – Ü Ü [WFM] Turns the waveform monitor on/off.
  • Page 134: Custom Picture Settings

    Characteristics [Gamma] [Color Space] [Color Matrix] [Canon Log 2: These settings use Canon Log 2 gamma and presume a [Cinema Gamut] C.Gamut] workflow that includes post-production processing. They achieve an even wider dynamic range than with the [Canon Log 2: [BT.2020 Gamut]...
  • Page 135: Editing A Custom Picture File's Settings

    - There are also other LUTs available that can be applied for processing in post-production. For the latest information on available LUTs, please visit your local Canon Web site. • About changing custom picture related settings using the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller - If a protected custom picture file is selected on the camera, custom picture related settings cannot be changed using the remote controller.
  • Page 136: Resetting Custom Picture Files

    Custom Picture Settings 8 Select a setting and then press SET. 9 Change the setting to the desired level and then press SET. • Refer to Available Custom Picture Settings (A 138) for details on the various settings. • Repeat steps 8 and 9 for other settings, as necessary. •...
  • Page 137: Copying Custom Picture Files

    Custom Picture Settings Copying Custom Picture Files [/ Custom Picture] You can transfer custom picture files between the camera and SD card. [File] Copying a File from the Camera to an SD Card 1 Select a custom picture file (A 134). [Transfer] 2 Open the [Copy to 8] submenu.
  • Page 138: Available Custom Picture Settings

    [Main Settings] > [Gamma] The gamma curve changes the overall look of the image. (Default: [Wide DR]) [Canon Log 2]: Logarithmic gamma curve that obtains an even wider dynamic range than with the [Canon Log] option. Requires image processing in post-production.
  • Page 139 These settings correct the color cast in blacks. Each can be adjusted from –50 to +50. (Default: ±0) [Other Settings] > [Black Gamma] Controls the lower part of the gamma curve (dark areas of the image). When [Gamma] is set to [Canon Log 2], [Canon Log] or [Wide DR], this setting has no effect on the picture.
  • Page 140 Controls the upper part of the gamma curve (highlights of the image). By compressing the highlights, you can prevent parts of the image from being overexposed. When [Gamma] is set to [Canon Log 2], [Canon Log], [Wide DR] or [EOS Standard], this setting has no effect on the picture.
  • Page 141 [Knee Aperture Gain], [Knee Aperture Slope]: These settings allow you to adjust the sharpness of only the areas above the knee point. When [Gamma] is set to [Canon Log 2], [Canon Log], [Wide DR] or [EOS Standard], these settings have no effect on the picture.
  • Page 142 Custom Picture Settings [Other Settings] > [Selective NR] The camera detects the characteristics of a certain color or tone and applies a noise reduction filter to the targeted areas. A zebra pattern will appear over targeted areas on the LCD screen or a monitor connected to the MON.
  • Page 143 Custom Picture Settings [Area A Setting Y Level], [Area B Setting Y Level]: Adjusts the brightness for area A or B, respectively. This setting can be adjusted from 0 to 31. (Default: 16) [Area A Revision Level], [Area B Revision Level]: Adjusts the amount of correction to the color saturation in area A or B, respectively.
  • Page 144: Customizing Functions And Onscreen Displays

    [SELECT Dial Dir.] Changes the direction of the adjustment when operating the SELECT dial. When an optional Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM or EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lens is attached to the camera and the focus [Retract Lens] mode switch on the lens is set to AF, if this setting is set to [On], the lens will retract fully when the camera is turned off.
  • Page 145: Customizing Onscreen Displays

    Customizing Functions and Onscreen Displays Customizing Onscreen Displays [¢ Picture/Terminals Setup] For details on which onscreen displays can be customized, refer to Onscreen Displays (A 55), [Custom Display] explanations (A 187). mode [Custom Display 1] Operating modes: [Custom Display 2] mode [Custom Display] 1 Open the desired customized displays submenu.
  • Page 146: Saving And Loading Camera Settings

    Saving and Loading Camera Settings Saving and Loading Camera Settings After you adjust settings in the various menus, you can save those System Setup] settings in the camera or on an SD card. You can load those settings at a later date or on another C300 Mark II camera so that you can use that camera in the exact same way.
  • Page 147 Playback Playback This section explains how to play back clips with the camera. For details on playing back clips using an external Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder monitor, refer to (A 163). For details on viewing photos on the Viewing Photos SD card, refer to (A 177).
  • Page 148 Playback 1 Relay recording: Appears when a clip begins on 9 Recording media one CFast card and continues on the other. Primary clips: CFast card (the one currently (A 50) selected appears in white) 2 $ mark/% mark (A 105, 154) Proxy clips: SD card 3 Orange selection frame 10 Clip number / Total number of clips...
  • Page 149: Playing Back Clips

    Playback Playing Back Clips After you select a clip to play back from the index screen, you can control the playback with the buttons on the monitor unit. If the monitor unit is not attached, you can control the playback with the buttons on the camera (play/ pause/stop only) or with the joystick and onscreen joystick guide (A 151).
  • Page 150 Playback Onscreen Displays 10 11 12 1 Remaining battery time (A 56) 12 Embedded custom picture file (A 134) 2 Fan operation (A 61) 13 Relay recording 14 $ mark/% mark (A 105, 154) 3 Joystick guide (A 151) 4 Shutter speed (A 65) 15 Time code (A 88) 5 Aperture value...
  • Page 151: Playback Controls

    Playback Playback Controls The following playback types are available using either the playback buttons on the monitor unit (“Buttons” in the table below) or the onscreen joystick guide and any of the joysticks. Playback type Operation Buttons: Press the Ø or × button. Joystick: During playback, push the joystick up or down.
  • Page 152: Clip Operations

    Clip Operations Clip Operations Besides playing back a clip, you can perform other operations such as deleting a clip or displaying clip information. This is done through the clip menu, which contains different functions depending on the index screen. You can use the functions in the [3 Recording/Media Setup] menu to perform some of the operations on all the clips.
  • Page 153: Using The Clip Menu

    Clip Operations Using the Clip Menu 1 Select a clip and then press SET. • The clip menu appears. Available functions depend on the index screen and which functions are enabled. 2 Select the desired function and then press SET. •...
  • Page 154 Clip Operations Displaying the Lens Information and User Memo From the [Clip Info] screen, push the joystick up or turn the SELECT dial up to display the [Lens & Q] screen. In this screen you can check details about the lens used to record the clip. If the clip has an embedded user memo, you will see the user memo content in this screen as well.
  • Page 155: Deleting $ Marks Or % Marks

    Clip Operations Deleting $ Marks or % Marks Deleting an $ Mark or % Mark from a Clip 1 Open the clip index screen for primary clips, select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip menu. 2 Select [Delete $ Mark] or [Delete % Mark] and then press SET.
  • Page 156: Information

    Clip Operations Deleting Clips You can delete clips from a CFast or SD card, except for primary clips with an $ mark. To delete such clips, delete the $ mark beforehand (A 155). Deleting a Single Clip 1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip menu. 2 Select [Delete Clip] and then press SET.
  • Page 157: Clip

    Clip Operations Copying a Custom Picture File Embedded in a Clip You can copy the custom picture file embedded in a clip to the camera. 1 Select the desired clip and then press SET to open the clip menu. 2 Select [Copy / File] and then press SET. •...
  • Page 158: Clip

    Clip Operations NOTES • After you finish playing back a clip from this index screen, the index screen that was open before the [Shot Mark] index screen will appear. Displaying a Frame Index Screen of a Single Clip You can display an index screen of a single primary clip recorded on a CFast card, broken down as frames at fixed intervals.
  • Page 159: Deleting Shot Marks

    Clip Operations Adding Shot Marks from the Index Screen 1 Open the [Shot Mark] index screen or [Expand Clip] index screen. 2 Select the desired frame (thumbnail) and then press SET to open the clip menu. 3 Select [Add Shot Mark 1] or [Add Shot Mark 2] and then press SET. •...
  • Page 160 Clip Operations...
  • Page 161: Output Configuration By Terminal

    External Connections Video Output Configuration The video signal output from the REC OUT terminal, MON. terminal and HDMI OUT terminal, depends on the clip’s video configuration) and on various menu settings. Recording Video Signal Configuration and Video Output Configuration by Terminal Refer to the following table for the video output configuration from each terminal, depending on the recording video configuration used.
  • Page 162: Configuration By Terminal

    Video Output Configuration Playback Video Configuration and Video Output Configuration by Terminal Refer to the following tables for the video output configuration from each terminal, depending on the video configuration of the clip being played back. Operating modes: Video configuration of the clip REC OUT terminal/MON.
  • Page 163: Recorder

    Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder When you connect the camera to an external device, be it a monitor (to monitor the recording or for playback) or an external video recorder (for recording), use the terminal on the camera that matches the one you wish to use on the monitor.
  • Page 164 Outputs 4K RAW video. This setting is only available when [/ Custom Picture] > [Main [4K RAW]: Settings] > [Gamma] has been set to [Canon Log 2] or [/ Custom Picture] > [Preset] has been set to one of the [Canon Log 2:] options.
  • Page 165 For details about the audio channels that are output, refer to (A 169). * To make 4K recordings, the external recorder must be compatible with Canon RAW files. For the latest information on compatible recorders, visit your local Canon Web site.
  • Page 166: Using The Hdmi Out Terminal

    Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder Using the HDMI OUT Terminal [¢ Picture/Terminals Setup] The HDMI OUT terminal also offers a digital connection and outputs both a video and audio signal. The video output signal depends on the [Select Monitoring Devices] MON.
  • Page 167: Applying A Lut To Screens/Video Outputs

    [BT.2020 Gamut] – – – * Only when [/ Custom Picture] > [Preset] is set to [Canon Log 2: C.Gamut]. Operating modes: 1 Open the LUT’s [Activate] submenu. Assistance Functions] > [LUT] > [Activate] 2 Select [On] and then press SET.
  • Page 168: Superimposing Onscreen Displays On Screens Video Outputs

    Connecting to an External Monitor or Recorder NOTES • When you apply the [ACESproxy10] LUT to the REC OUT terminal, MON. terminal or HDMI OUT terminal, the selected terminal will output ACESproxy10 video data. Using a compatible monitor*, you can perform on-set color grading and check the image after color correction as you continue shooting (A 24).
  • Page 169: Audio Output

    Audio Output Audio Output The camera can output audio from the REC OUT terminal, MON. terminal, HDMI OUT terminal or × (headphone) terminal. You can select which two channels of the 4 audio channels recorded with the clip will be output from the terminals*.
  • Page 170: Saving Clips To A Computer

    Saving Clips to a Computer Use Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC to save and organize clips on a computer. Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC is available as a free download from your local Canon Web site. Refer to the Web site for the system requirements and the latest information about the software and supported non-linear editing (NLE) software.
  • Page 171 Viewing the Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC Instruction Manual Windows: 1 From the Start menu, select All Programs > Canon Utilities > Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC. 2 Click on the PDF file in the desired language to view the instruction manual.
  • Page 172: Developing Raw Clips

    REC OUT terminal or MON. terminal. After you develop the clips and export them to a full-quality standard file type such as DPX, they will be ready for color grading. Visit your local Canon Web site to download the software and check the system requirements and latest information on it.
  • Page 173 The instruction manual is installed with the software. Use the following procedures to view the software instruction manual. Windows: 1 From the Start menu, select All Programs > Canon Utilities > Cinema RAW Development. 2 Click on the PDF file in the desired language to view the instruction manual. Mac OS: 1 From Applications, open Canon Utilities >...
  • Page 174 Developing RAW Clips...
  • Page 175: Taking Photos

    Photos Taking Photos You can take photos when the camera is in mode or you can grab still frames from a clip and save them as JPEG images when the camera is in mode. Photos and still frames are saved onto the SD card and their size depends on the video configuration currently in use.
  • Page 176: Photo Numbering

    Taking Photos IMPORTANT • Observe the following precautions while the SD card access indicator is illuminated in red. Failure to do so may result in permanent data loss. - Do not disconnect the power source or turn off the camera. - Do not remove the SD card.
  • Page 177: Photo Playback

    Photo Playback Photo Playback You can view the photos that you took with the camera. Operating modes: Displaying the [Photos] Index Screen Display the [Photos] index screen to view photos. 1 Set the Q switch to MEDIA. • The camera switches to mode and the clip index screen appears.
  • Page 178 Transmitter to the camera’s system extension terminal, complete the Wi-Fi network setup, and select an access point (infrastructure connection). Download the ‘WFT-E6: Guide for EOS C300 Mark II Users’ (PDF file) from your local Canon Web site and follow the instructions to complete the necessary steps.
  • Page 179: Deleting Photos

    Deleting Photos Deleting Photos You can delete a photo you no longer need. Photos can be deleted one at a time from the photo playback screen or all photos at once from [Photos] index screen. Operating modes: Deleting a Single Photo The basic operation of the photo menu is identical to that of the clip menu (A 153).
  • Page 180 Deleting Photos...
  • Page 181: Additional Information

    Additional Information Menu Options For details about how to select an item, refer to Using the Menus (A 32). For details about each function, see the reference page. Menu items without a reference page are explained after the tables. Setting options in boldface indicate default values.
  • Page 182 [Iris Indicator]: Determines whether the aperture value will be displayed on the screen and rear panel in terms of F values or T values (only when using a Canon Cinema lens). [Zoom-Iris Correct.]: If you are using a compatible lens, when this setting is set to [On], the camera will adjust the aperture as needed to keep the selected aperture value while zooming.
  • Page 183 Menu Options [¡ Audio Setup] menu Menu item Submenu Setting options [Audio Input] [Audio Bit Depth] [24 bit], [16 bit] [CH2 Input] [INPUT 2], [INPUT 1] [INPUT 1 Mic Trimming] [+12 dB], [+6 dB], [0 dB], [-6 dB], [-12 dB] [INPUT 1 Mic Att.] [On], [Off] [INPUT 2 Mic Trimming]...
  • Page 184 [001] to [999], [Set], [Reset] [Clip Number] [001] to [999], [Set], [Reset] [User Defined] [CANON], [Set], 5 characters, each: [A] to [Z], [0] to [9] [Scene] [Set], [Reset], 16 characters, each: [ ] (space), [A] to [Z], [0] to [9], [+], [-], [:]...
  • Page 185 Menu Options [Rec Command] ( mode only): When you connect the camera to an external recorder, if you start or stop recording with the camera, the other device will also start or stop recording. • To output the recording command from the HDMI OUT terminal, you need to set both [Rec Command] to [On] and also [3 Recording/Media Setup] >...
  • Page 186 Menu Options Menu item Submenu Setting options [Custom Display 1] [Light Metering] [On], [Off] [Custom Picture] [On], [Off] [Focal Length] [On], [Off] [ND Filter] [On], [Off] [Focus Mode] [On], [Off] [Key Lock] [On], [Off] [White Balance] [On], [Off] [Exposure] [On], [Off] [Iris] [On], [Off] [ISO/Gain]...
  • Page 187 Menu Options • When this setting is set to [MON.+HDMI+LCD(VF)], the LCD screen and viewfinder cannot be used simultaneously. • The REC OUT terminal can be used to monitor the camera’s picture at all times (as long as [3 Recording/ Media Setup] >...
  • Page 188 Menu Options Menu item Submenu Setting options [Markers] [Activate] [On], [Off] [Center] [Black], [Gray], [White], [Off] [Horizontal] [Black], [Gray], [White], [Off] [Grid] [Black], [Gray], [White], [Off] [Aspect Marker] [Black], [Gray], [White], [Off] [Aspect Ratio] [4:3], [13:9], [14:9], [16:9], [1.375:1], [1.66:1], [1.75:1], [1.85:1], [1.90:1], [2.35:1], [2.39:1], [Custom] [Custom Aspect Ratio] 1.00:1 to 9.99:1 (1.00:1)
  • Page 189 Menu Options Menu item Submenu Setting options [Assignable Buttons] [Camera] See footnote 3 [1] to [11] [Grip] [Monitor] [1] to [10] [Remote Controller] [1] to [4] [Tally Lamp] [On], [Off] – [Media Access LED] [On], [Off] – [Fan] [Mode] [Automatic], [Always On] [Fan Speed (STBY)] [Maximum], [High], [Middle], [Low] [Fan Speed (REC)]...
  • Page 190 Available only when the optional WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter is attached to the camera. For details refer to the ‘WFT-E6: Guide for EOS C300 Mark II Users’ (PDF file). Available only when the optional GP-E1 GPS Receiver is attached to the camera.
  • Page 191: Displaying The Status Screens

    When the optional WFT-E6 Wireless File Transmitter is attached to the camera, four [Network Settings] status screens will be displayed as well. For details about these status screens and all network settings, refer to the ‘WFT-E6: Guide for EOS C300 Mark II Users’ (PDF file). A 191...
  • Page 192 Displaying the Status Screens [CP Data 1/3] Status Screen mode only) 1 Custom picture file name (A 134) 7 Skin detail settings (hue, chroma, area and Y 2 Master pedestal (A 139) level) (A 141) 3 Master black RGB levels (A 139) 8 Selective NR settings (hue, chroma, area and Y 4 Black gamma settings (level, range and point) level) (A 142)
  • Page 193 Displaying the Status Screens [CP Data 3/3] Status Screens mode only) 1 White balance R/B gain (A 142) 5 Area B settings (phase, chroma, area and Y level) 2 Color correction (A 142) (A 142) 3 Area A settings (phase, chroma, area and Y level) 6 Area B revision settings (level and phase) (A 142) (A 142)
  • Page 194 Displaying the Status Screens [Assignable Buttons 1/4] to [Assignable Buttons 4/4] Status Screens* * In mode, [Assignable Buttons 1/3] to [Assignable Buttons 3/3]. Current functions of the assignable buttons (A 131) 1 On the camera’s body 3 On the monitor unit 2 On the grip unit mode only buttons 7 to 10) 4 On the optional RC-V100 Remote Controller...
  • Page 195 Displaying the Status Screens [Audio] Status Screens mode mode 1 Audio source input and audio level adjustment [MON.], [REC OUT], [HDMI]: Settings used for mode for each audio channel (A 96) audio output from the respective terminals. 2 Audio bit depth (A 169) and audio channels [Headphone]: Settings used for audio output from the ×...
  • Page 196 Displaying the Status Screens [Video 1/3] to [Video 3/3] Status Screens* * In mode, [Video 1/2] to [Video 2/2]. 1 HDMI OUT terminal status (A 166): Signal type 7 Resolution and color sampling** (A 62) (HDMI/DVI), video output, audio output 8 Bit rate** (A 63) 2 REC OUT terminal status: Video output (A 164), 9 Relay recording** (A 50)
  • Page 197 Displaying the Status Screens [Metadata 1/2], [Metadata 2/2] Status Screens mode only) 1 User memo file name (A 106) 7 Scene and take information (A 107) 2 Clip title 8 Unique material identifier (UMID) code (A 184): 3 Camera operator country, organization, user 4 Filming location 9 Embed custom picture files with clips (A 137)
  • Page 198 Displaying the Status Screens [GPS Information Display] Status Screen mode only) 1 Latitude 4 UTC (coordinated universal time) date and time 2 Longitude 5 Satellite signal strength 3 Elevation For details refer to Recording GPS Information (Geotagging) (A 108).
  • Page 199: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Troubleshooting If you have a problem with your camera, refer to this section. Consult your dealer or a Canon Service Center if the problem persists. Power source The camera will not turn on or it turns off by itself.
  • Page 200 - The camera may become hot after using it continuously for long periods of time; this is not a malfunction. If the camera becomes unusually hot or it becomes hot after using it only for a short while, it may indicate a problem with the camera. Consult a Canon Service Center. Playback Cannot delete a clip.
  • Page 201: Picture And Sound

    Troubleshooting Even after stopping recording, the access indicator stays illuminated in red. - The clip is being recorded on the card. This is not a malfunction. appears in yellow on the screen. - The camera’s internal temperature has reached a predetermined level. You can continue using the camera. appears in red on the screen.
  • Page 202: Connections With External Devices

    Troubleshooting Sound is distorted or is recorded at lower levels. - When recording near loud sounds (such as fireworks, shows or concerts), sound may become distorted or it may not be recorded at the actual levels. Activate the microphone attenuator (A 100, 101), or adjust the audio recording level manually.
  • Page 203: List Of Messages

    - This may be due to using a battery pack not recommended by Canon for use with this camera. - If you are using a battery pack recommended by Canon for use with this camera, there may be a problem with the battery pack or camera.
  • Page 204 Check the device connected to the camera’s system extension terminal - There is a problem with the optional accessory connected to the camera’s system extension terminal. Try removing the accessory and attaching it again. If this does not solve the problem, consult a Canon Service Center. Cover is open - The CFast card slot cover or SD card slot cover was open when the camera was switched to or turned on in mode.
  • Page 205 Canon Service Center. • Corrupted file control information cannot be recovered. Recording media or clips with corrupt file control information cannot be read by Canon XF Utility for XF-AVC. Some clips require data recovery - The power may have been suddenly turned off or the recording media may have been removed while the camera was recording.
  • Page 206: Handling Precautions

    If any of the above should get into the camera it may damage the camera and/or the lens. Consult a Canon Service Center as soon as possible. • Be careful to avoid dust and dirt particles accumulating on the lens or entering the camera. When you finish using the camera, make sure to attach the body cap to the lens mount and the lens cap and dust cap to the lens.
  • Page 207 Handling Precautions Long-term storage • Store battery packs in a dry place at temperatures no higher than 30 C (86 ° ° • To extend the battery life of the battery pack, discharge it completely before storing it. • Charge and discharge all your battery packs fully at least once a year. Always attach the battery terminal cover.
  • Page 208: Lithium Button Battery

    Recording Media • We recommend backing up the recordings on the recording media onto your computer. Data may be corrupted or lost due to defects or exposure to static electricity. Canon shall not be liable for lost or corrupted data.
  • Page 209: Using The Camera Abroad

    You can use the AC adapter to operate the camera and the battery charger to charge battery packs in any country/region with power supply between 100 and 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz. Consult a Canon Service Center for information on plug adapters for overseas use.
  • Page 210: Optional Accessories

    DP-V2410 Video Display (coming soon) (4K reference displays) For our customers in the USA: Call or visit your local retailer/dealer for genuine Canon video accessories. You can also obtain genuine accessories for your Canon camera by calling: 1-800-828-4040, Canon U.S.A. Information Center.
  • Page 211 The message [Battery communication error] is displayed if you use a non-genuine Canon battery pack, and user response is required. Note that Canon shall not be liable for any damages resulting from accidents, such as malfunction or fire, that occur due to use of non-genuine Canon battery packs.
  • Page 212: Specifications

    • Viewfinder: 1.2 cm (0.46 in.) organic LED display, approx. 1,770,000 dots, 100% coverage • Lens Mount Canon EF mount compatible with Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) Lens multiplication factor for 35mm equivalent focal length (approximate): When the resolution is 4096x2160, 2048x1080: 1.46 When the resolution is 3840x2160, 1920x1080: 1.53...
  • Page 213 • Sensor Sensitivity (ISO 800, 2000 lux, 89.9% reflection) 59.94 Hz: F10 (2048x1080 at 59.94P); 50.00 Hz: F11 (2048x1080 at 50.00P) • S/N Ratio (ISO 800, using Canon Log 2 gamma) 67 dB (typical, 1920x1080, at 29.97P (59.94 Hz) or 25.00P (50.00 Hz)) •...
  • Page 214 Specifications • TIME CODE Terminal BNC jack, input/output Input setting: 0.5 Vp-p to 18 Vp-p / 100 kΩ; Output setting: 1.3 Vp-p / 50 Ω or less • REMOTE Terminal ∅ 2.5 mm stereo mini-jack • VIDEO Terminal Proprietary connector for the supplied monitor unit; output only •...
  • Page 215 Specifications Modular Units Monitor Unit Modular unit can be rotated 270º on its axis; includes the LCD panel, recording and playback controls, two audio INPUT terminals and related audio controls. • LCD Panel: Articulated panel, 270º vertical rotation, 180º lateral rotation •...
  • Page 216 Specifications CG-A10 Battery Charger • Rated input: 100 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz, 120 VA (100 V AC) – 144 VA (240 V AC) • Rated Output: 16.7 V DC, 3.0 A (2 charging stations, each 1.5 A) • Operating Temperature: 0 – 40 °C (32 – 104 °F) •...
  • Page 217: Reference Tables

    Reference Tables Reference Tables Approximate Recording Time on Recording Media Primary clips CFast card capacity → 64 GB 128 GB Bit rate ↓ [410 Mbps Intra-frame] 20 min. 40 min. [310 Mbps Intra-frame] 25 min. 50 min. [225 Mbps Intra-frame] 35 min.
  • Page 218 Camera settings ..... . .146 Canon Log/Canon Log 2 gamma ..138 CFast card Compatible CFast cards .
  • Page 219 Focus ....... .77 LCD screen ......41 AF speed .
  • Page 220 Photos Specifications ......212 Deleting ......179 Status screens .
  • Page 221 B. If the Products are defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage; C. If defects or damages are caused by the use of parts or supplies (other than those sold by Canon USA) that cause damage to the Products or that cause abnormally frequent service calls or service problems;...
  • Page 222 B. If the Products are defective as a result of leaking batteries, sand, dirt or water damage; C. If defects or damages are caused by the use of parts or supplies (other than those sold by Canon Canada) that cause damage to the Products or that cause abnormally frequent service calls or service problems;...
  • Page 223 (855) CINE-EOS (855-246-3367) MÉXICO http://www.canon.com.mx (USA only) CANON MEXICANA, S DE RL DE CV 52 (55) 5249-4905 Visit your local Canon Web site to download the latest version of this Instruction Manual. 0192W503 © CANON INC. 2015 PUB. DIE-0477-000B...