Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Codec Options

Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Codec Options

♪♪♪ Hi I’m Charles Zablan, from
Canon USA, with a look at video compression options on the
Canon EOS-1D X Mark III. It’s the first Canon EOS DSLR to
provide RAW, 4K video and it offers more conventional compressed
video in 4K and Full HD resolutions instead of the
previous Motion JPEG codec. With high-resolution video,
file sizes can be daunting. To streamline data acquisition and
provide a more manageable file, Canon has adopted two
compression formats for the new flagship camera, H.264 MP4 and
H.265 HEVC. H.264 has long been a mainstay in digital video. It
uses intraframe compression, which analyzes the portions of
the image that are moving versus the static portions, compressing
the static, repetitive portions of each frame. H.264 allows you
to record 4K, 8-Bit video that is easily ingestible in most NLE
platforms. It is a great way to share video, especially if you
are comfortable with in-camera settings such as Picture Style,
and want video to be ready without significant editing in
post. H.264 is automatically applied, any time Canon Log is not active. H.265, also known as HEVC or High Efficiency
Video Coding, is the next evolution of image compression. HEVC does a
similar job of analyzing the static and moving parts of the
image as H.264 does, but with increased efficiency in compression. HEVC is activated on the 1D X Mark III by simply
switching on Canon Log. With H.265, there are two ways of
decoding video during editing. One is through software based
decoding, which relies on your computer’s CPU to decode the
complex compression algorithms. Or hardware-based decoding, with
a powerful graphics card, will provide a smoother playback
experience. In post, any of our Look Up Tables — or LUTS —
made for Canon Log 1 can easily conform your images for output.
H.265 is the future of compression, and it’s available
today on the 1D X Mark III. For more information about
the EOS-1D X Mark III, visit
Thank you for watching. ♪♪♪

8 thoughts on “Canon EOS-1D X Mark III Codec Options”

  1. I am a proud owner of 1DX Mark II and can't wait to get Mark III in hands. I love the improvements. How about the file sizes?

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