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Canon XF305 50Mbps CF Camcorder

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Canon's XF305 is a 1/3" 3-CMOS HD Camcorder that records 4:2:2 50mbps MPEG-2 onto Compact Flash cards. The lens is an 18x HD L Series Zoom, 4.1-73.8mm (35mm equivalent 29.3 - 527.4mm),f/1.6-2.8. Record Time - 40 minutes at 50mbps on a 16gb card or 80 minutes on a 32gb card.

MPEG-2 compression is both highly reliable and versatile. Developed by the Moving Pictures Expert Group (MPEG), it is one of the most widely used compression schemes in the industry for camera acquisition, over the air broadcast, cable and SATELLITE TV. Canon’s adaptation of MPEG-2 for the XF305 Professional Camcorder, named the Canon XF Codec, ensures the widest compatibility with existing industry infrastructure and non-linear editing (NLE) systems. As well, by using an MXF file wrapper, video and audio can be wrapped in a single file along with important metadata.

The XF305 supports the highest HD quality with Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color SAMPLING.

4:2:2 color sampling provides twice the color resolution of HDV and other codecs that use 4:2:0 color sampling. 4:2:2 provides ultra-fine transitions in tone and color and maintains the highest quality image for use in post production processes such as chroma keying, color grading, advanced compositing and effects.

The codec’s 50Mbps constant bit rate provides the bandwidth needed to capture the XF305’s superior resolution and color in spectacular detail

Canon XF305 Website


Rent for $245.00/day
Rent for $245.00 per day

Product Highlights

  • 3 Native 1920 x 1080 CMOS Sensors
  • 50Mbps MPEG-2 Recording
  • 4:2:2 Color Sampling
  • 60p, 60i, 30p, 24p
  • MXF File Format
  • Dual CF Card Slots
  • 18x HD L-Series Zoom
  • Multiple Bit Rates, Resolutions
  • Dual XLR Inputs
  • HD/SD-SDI, SMPTE Time Code & Genlock connections
Product Info
Rental IncludesCamera, 1-32GB Compact Flash Card (80 min record time), 2-Batteries, Charger/AC Power Supply, Camera Remote, Component HD Output Cable, Operation Manual, CD with Utilities & PortaBrace Camera Bag. Tripod available if required.
Camera Info
Battery TypeCanon BP
Media TypeCF

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