A major service upgrade for the EOS 5D Mark IV sees Canon 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 Canon 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, Canon 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.
Canon Log also reduces noise, particularly in shadow areas that can appear during colour grading. The new upgrade service makes the colour grading of footage more flexible via the production of accurate colours with minor colour bias.