Canon introduces the Cinema Excellence Suite on Wheels

Canon India has announced the debut of the Cinema Excellence Suite, a one-of-a-kind platform for showcasing the company’s comprehensive range of cinema imaging technologies to the film industry. Over the course of three months, this adaptable engagement will assist to demonstrate the EOS R System Mirrorless cameras and Cinema EOS camera’s whole production and post-production workflow experience directly to cinematographers, DOPs, directors, and production companies in Mumbai.

The Cinema Excellence Suite is Canon’s latest venture in accordance with their video first approach for the camera business. It is an industry – first project for the cinema market. The suite, designed in a transportable configuration to allow mobility, will include Canon’s Cinema EOS series and RF System cameras and lenses, as well as a display of Atomos and Sennheiser accessories. There will be a shooting zone as well as a full-fledged post-production set-up to familiarise the audience with the complete production cycle to make the suite more immersive.

The Suite will be outfitted with the most recent EOS R System Mirrorless cameras, including the EOS R3, EOS R5, EOS R6, and EOS R, as well as sophisticated RF lenses and EOS Cinema Cameras, including the EOS C500MKII, EOS C300 MKIII, EOS C70, and the newest EOS R5C. DOPs may also try out Canon’s renowned Sumire Prime and EF Cine lenses.

The Cinema Excellence Suite will begin its tour in Film City and will travel from point to point on a predetermined timetable, with visits at notable production companies, film studios, and significant institutions with concentrated curriculums on filmmaking.

Commenting on the inauguration, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki, President and CEO, Canon India said, “Cinema as an art has kept evolving ever since its inception, but what stays at its core is the passion of captivating audience attention through impeccable storytelling. From silent movies of yesteryears to the new age movies as we know today, visuals and hence the right imaging equipment play a vital role in building a riveting narrative and creating magic on screen. At Canon, it has been our constant endeavour to contribute to the world of cinema through our expansive line-up of Cinema products and solutions. With an objective to further strengthen our connect with cinema enthusiasts and filmmakers, we are delighted to launch the Cinema Excellence Suite, an industry first initiative for the film fraternity.”

Talking about Canon Cinema Excellence Suite, Mr. Manabu further added, “The suite will enable Cinematographers and DOPs to experience Canon’s exhaustive cinema portfolio first-hand and accordingly make an informed decision of investing in the right equipment. India is renowned for having the largest film industry in the world, hence through this initiative we are looking forward to an engaging response from the fraternity and further reinforce our foothold in the booming cinema segment.”

Mr. C Sukumaran, Senior Director-Consumer Systems Products and Imaging Communication Business, Canon India added “Filmmaking as an art drives our country and Mumbai is fondly referred to as the ‘city of dreams’ giving birth to some of the most widely beloved films. We are strongly committed to empower the cinema segment with the best-in-class technologies to capture every emotion on the big screen. In the past few years, we have seen a massive increase in video content consumption, owing to the rise in digital content, streaming platforms and OTT production houses. In line with this phenomenon, we recently launched the EOS R5 C, which is a high-quality and high-performance hybrid cinema model. It brings to the table not only uncompromising video quality but also unshakable image quality. In order to further enable our supremely talented fraternity of filmmakers, we at Canon are proud to launch a unique platform like the Canon EOS Cinema Excellence Suite. The Suite houses the best of EOS R System Mirrorless cameras and Cinema EOS cameras and comes equipped with a shooting zone as well as a full-fledged post-production set-up with an aim to familiarise the audience with the entire production workflow.”

Padma Shri Santosh Sivan, Director, Cinematographer and Filmmaker and Canon’s Cinema EOS Ambassador said, “I take great pride in being a Canon Cinema EOS Ambassador and ever so more today considering the launch of this exclusive mobile platform dedicated to cinema enthusiasts. While we as cinematographers have access to a wide range of products in today’s world, the Canon Cinema Excellence Suite takes the experience of choosing the right imaging products a notch above. It is a very intriguing format in the form of a vehicle housing products and accessories, shooting zones and a full-fledged post-production setup. I look forward to being a part of more such unique activations with Canon that enable filmmakers to make their art finer with superior imaging technology.”

Canon has launched ground-breaking technology in the last several years that has radically revolutionised the movie image sector in terms of innovation. Canon’s newest addition to the Cinema EOS line, the EOS R5 C – the company’s first camera to provide internal 8K 60P Cinema RAW Light recording – will also be featured in the Suite.