Canon C500 4K Cinema Raw Option for Convergent Design’s Gemini 4:4:4


Last Updated: September 6, 2012 7:01 am GMT
(Colorado Springs, Colorado--September 6, 2012) Convergent Design adds versatility to the Gemini 4:4:4 video recorder with the Canon 4K Cinema Raw Option. Features include support of up to 30 fps 4K raw with one Gemini 4:4:4; and 60 fps 4K raw and 120 fps HD using dual Gemini 4:4:4’s. This firmware option will be available coinciding with the delivery of the C500 for $2495 USD.

Convergent Design, maker of the popular nanoFlash, is a pioneer in digital recording solutions that are reliable, small, lightweight, durable, and affordable. Gemini 4:4:4 is no exception; superseding what has been possible in digital recording. The compact, ergonomic form factor of the C500 makes the pairing with Gemini 4:4:4 a natural fit. At a minimal size of 138 x 120 x 37 mm (5.4 x 4.7 x 1.6”), weighing in at 612 grams (1.35 lbs.), and consuming less than 16 watts of power, the pairing makes for the best mobile, untethered solution. With two-drive capacity, Gemini supports up to 1 Terabyte of storage for the longest record times available.

The Canon EOS C500 camera, expected for release in October 2012, features uncompressed 4K and 2K outputs via Dual Link HD-SDI 3G; ideal for Cinema, Episodic Television and VFX. Gemini 4:4:4, the leading full uncompressed recorder, is the ultimate solution for capture of Cinema Raw. An external recorder, such as the Gemini 4:4:4, is mandatory to capture Canon 4K Cinema RAW.

“Convergent Design is focused on leading the Cinematic Digital Technology curve by delivering advanced and affordable products that compliment market needs. The pairing of Gemini 4:4:4 with the C500 is a great example of our technological prowess. Mobile or mounted, there is no other solution that is as capable, affordable, or has a more streamlined workflow. We are quite excited about Canon Cinema Raw support”, says Amber Cowles, MarCom Director.

In addition, the Gemini 4:4:4 uniquely sports a 5” hi-bright LCD monitor for confidence monitoring and playback of the images; all deBayered in real-time. Gemini 4:4:4 records to 1.8” SSD’s, with a capacity of up to 512 GB at $1495, the lowest price of any professional media for this caliber of recorder. Unlike most competitive products, Gemini 4:4:4 uses an industry standard SATA interface to FAT 32 file format, thus eliminating the need for file translations. The Gemini Production Kit includes a simple transfer station compatible with Thunderbolt, eSATA and USB3.0, all for about one-third the price of other solutions, with no loss of quality whatsoever.

“We are enthusiastic about our new Option. At only $US 2495, for existing Gemini 4:4:4 owners, the Canon 4K Cinema Raw further expands the available Options, which include ARRIRAW and Stereo 3D”, says Mike Schell, President.

The Canon EOS C500 and Gemini 4:4:4, working together for hands-on demonstrations, will be in our IBC Booth 7.D01. Come by for a demonstration and register for your chance to win a free Gemini 4:4:4 and two SSD’s.


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