(August 24, 2012) As anticipation for delivery of the Canon C500 mounts, Convergent Design is happy to announce support of Canon 4K Cinema Raw on the popular Gemini 4:4:4 external recorder.
Gemini 4:4:4 is a full uncompressed recorder and 5" monitor that records to two 1.8" SSD's. Convergent Design offers an ARRIRAW Option, as well as a Stereo 3D Option, both as paid upgrades. Rounding out it's functionality will be a Canon 4K Cinema Raw Option.
The Canon 4K Cinema Raw Option will capture 10-bit Log Raw (.rmf) up to 30fps on a single Gemini, and up to 60fps using two Gemini's. Likewise, a single Gemini supports HD up to 60fps, while two Gemini's enables a blazing HD@120fps!
Convergent Design is excited about this release. "The picture quality of the C500 is astounding; beautiful and crisp. We enjoyed shooting with it. Paired with the Gemini 4:4:4 it is not only a powerful camera, but a compact and sleek option for big pictures from a hand-held rig. The size and cost of Gemini 4:4:4 makes it a natural fit," says Amber Cowles, MarCom Director.
The Canon Raw Option for Gemini 4:4:4 will be available as a firmware upgrade for $2495 USD coinciding with C500's release.
For more information, see: http://convergent-design.com/Products/Gemini444/GeminiProductVideo/Gemini444Canon4KCinemaRaw.aspx