In Camera mode, the display on the upper left of the screen shows the recording media icons and the remaining recording time in minutes on each card. The information for the currently selected CFast card is also displayed on the rear panel.
When the face detection function is activated, the camera will detect people’s faces. If there are a number of people in the picture, 1 person will be determined to be the main subject but you have the option to select a different person as the main subject. The camera will keep tracking the main subject even when she or he moves. Onscreen markers allow you to make sure your subject is correctly framed and within the appropriate safe area. A zebra pattern function can be activated to display black and white diagonal stripes in the viewfinder over areas that are overexposed.
The EOS C300 Mark II can be genlocked to an incoming video stream or synchronised to external timecode. Using the external time code signal with multiple cameras allows you to set up a multi-camera recording. You can also output the timecode signal from this camera to achieve the same result. If you output the timecode from the record output terminal or monitor terminal to an editing device, the editor can create video with the same time code.
Slow & fast motion recording mode allows you to change the shooting frame rate to achieve a slow motion or fast motion effect during playback.
In Pre-recording mode, the camera will start recording a few seconds before you press the start/stop button. This is especially useful when it is difficult to predict when to start recording.
Frame recording: In this mode, the camera will record a pre-defined number of frames every time you press the start/stop button which is useful for recording stop motion animation.
Interval recording: The camera will automatically record a pre-defined number of frames at a pre-defined interval. This mode is suitable for recording subjects with little movement, such as natural surroundings or plants.
An optional WFT-E6 wireless file transmitter can be attached to the camera’s system extension terminal. This allows the camera to be operated remotely via using a web browser on any device compatible with wireless IP networks. You can check the camera’s live view image, control various recording settings, set and change metadata and add marks to the clip. You can also check the remaining recording time on the recording media, remaining battery time and the camera’s timecode.
Very sturdily built and highly versatile, the EOS C300 Mark II is an easy camera to master. It is ideal for use both in traditional programme production roles and for very high quality live video streaming with easily accessible simultaneous on-site recording.