Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 12 September 2023: Canon Australia today announces the CR-N100 indoor 4K pan-tilt-zoom camera – the sixth model1 in the PTZ line-up designed to achieve high quality video capture and seamless integration into a multi-camera system. In addition to the latest camera release, Canon introduces the RC-IP1000 professional PTZ controller for broadcast and live events. Canon also launches its new Multi-camera Management Application to facilitate the management workflow of multiple PTZ cameras.
With the addition of the CR-N100 to Canon’s line-up of remote cameras, customers now have greater choice of products that support a wide range of uses, from professional video production to video content use by enterprises, local governments, and educational institutions.
The CR-N100 excels in image quality, offering incredible versatility and performance for its price point. The camera is equipped with a 1/2.3-type 4K CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV6 processor and a powerful optical zoom lens of 20x, delivering 4K UHD resolution footage with exceptional detail and oversampled HD video. As online meetings, lectures, events and seminars become increasingly commonplace, there is a growing need for livestreaming and video recording technology.
The CR-N100 camera includes four different ‘scene modes’ – Portrait, Sports, Low-light and Spotlight – which users can choose from to create the best possible visual expression based on their subject. The Hybrid Auto Focus system combines contrast AF (auto-focus) with external phase-detection AF, delivering rapid and accurate focusing of the subject even in low light conditions, assisting the camera operator2.
The CR-N100 is compatible with Canon’s Auto Tracking App3 as an add-on application offering outstanding flexibility, enabling the camera to automatically track the main speaker, without the intervention of a camera operator. The camera also supports the Multi-camera Management App that enables batch setting configuration, management, and monitoring of up to 200 cameras, making possible efficient operation of large-scale systems in such environments as enterprises, local governments, and educational institutions. These features, combined with the entry position in the range of indoor PTZ cameras, deliver a budget-friendly but high-quality automated solution.
CR-N100 key features:
• 4K30P high-image-quality video capture
• 20x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 29.3m - 601mm (35mm film equivalent)
• Hybrid Auto Focus with face detection and tracking
• Intelligent Auto Tracking4
• In-built protocol support, including Canon XC5, RTMP6/RTMPS and RTP/RTSP, NDI|HX7 and SRT8, making the CR-N100 extremely flexible out of the box
• Compatible HDMI and USB-C connectivity
• Includes additional support tools such as Camera Search Tool, Remote Camera Control Application, and Webcam Driver
The RC-IP1000 is a powerful professional broadcast PTZ controller with a host of features aimed to capture every moment with precision – suited for busy studios and production teams.
The controller has been designed to complement Canon’s high-end PTZ models for the broadcast market and is compatible with both IP and serial communication to access and control Canon PTZ cameras remotely. The input monitoring feature enables users to view their feeds on the 7-inch LCD screen, built on the controller, without the need to connect to an external monitor.
The launch of this controller is a direct response to broadcasters’ demands and has a professional control interface for comfort, paired with a high-quality ergonomic joystick. The RC-IP1000 also features a large touchscreen LCD which enables the user to intuitively9 access multiple camera settings and features including setting the focus point for cameras. With easy control and no requirement for a PC, this professional PTZ controller has 12G-SDI and HDMI input/outputs up to 4K 60P, enabling operation and monitoring up to 200 cameras via IP.
RC-IP1000 key features:
• IP video and input monitoring (up to 200 cameras)
• PC-less setup of cameras from RC-IP1000
• HDMI Out, 12G-SDI in/out, Serial RJ45, LAN/POE+, two USB ports and two GPIO D-Sub 25pin channels
• 7-inch multi-function touchscreen LCD
• Ergonomic joystick and zoom rocker for precise control
• Multiple camera control function – group cameras and apply the same settings
• Arrow buttons for easy menu navigation
• Advanced pre-set and trace control – control other cameras during trace10
Pricing for the CR-N100 4K PTZ camera and RC-IP1000 professional PTZ controller will be set at dealers’ discretion closer to availability in Australia. The CR-N100 camera and RC-IP1000 will be available in Australia from November 2023 and January 2024 respectively. The Multi-camera Management Application will be available from November 2023 and can be downloaded from the relevant camera support page which can be found via https://canon.com.au.
1 Currently there are five models in the Australian market, three indoor and two outdoor. This sixth product is the fourth indoor model.
2 Hybrid auto focus is superior to contrast auto focus for a variety of situations.
3 Auto Tracking Application (RA-AT001) requires a paid license
4 Auto Tracking Application (RA-AT001) requires a paid license.
5 Canon’s proprietary extended IP designed to control Canon’s video production devices.
6 Real-Time Messaging Protocol. A protocol that supports livestreaming and replay of video and audio. Developed by U.S.-based Adobe Inc.
7 A protocol that supports live-video-operation workflows using IP networks. Developed by U.S.-based NewTek, Inc. NDI is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc in the U.S. and other countries and regions.
8 Secure Reliable Transport. An open-source video transmission protocol developed by Haivision and supported by the SRT Alliance.
9 The information needed for each operation is displayed in a clear and concise layout on the 7-inch LCD allowing users to instantly check details and begin tasks. The fast response for each operation helps to ensure a seamless experience.
10 The trace function enables switching between cameras while trace is in progress to support simultaneous control of multiple cameras.