By combining diﬀerent resolutions, frame rates, codecs and compression methods, the EOS R3 can oﬀer a plethora of shooting formats. Alongside 12-bit 6K RAW, both 8-bit H.264 and 10-bit H.265 codecs are available, plus a choice of ALL-I, and 6K RAW light IPB or IPB Light compression. Frame rates from 24p to 120p are available when capturing 4K, and a 4K Crop setting is also available, giving a sensor size similar to Super-35mm.
Depending on the format being used, footage can be saved to both the camera’s CFexpress card and its SD card – great for when your client wants ‘rushes’ while you get on with editing. Additionally, whilst recording RAW to the CFexpress card, an oversampled 4K IPB version can be recorded to the SD card for use as a proxy.
High frame rate movies (without sound) with improved image quality can be captured at 120p/100p at 4K and HD resolutions – superb for action sequences and slo-mo eﬀects.
The EOS R3 also oﬀers Canon Log 3, which delivers a massive 13.3 stops of dynamic range and is easier to colour grade, so it slots eﬀortlessly into your editing workﬂow. And for those looking for even more highlight and shadow detail, without the need to grade footage, 10-bit HDR PQ is also available.
When shooting in Canon Log 3, the Canon Cinema Gamut colour space is available. This not only provides the EOS R3’s widest range of colours, but also enables easy conversion to a number of industry-standard colour spaces, such as BT2020 or the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES).