Canon recently announced the launch of CR-N100 – New Indoor 4K Remote Camera, in Asia (1). This is the latest addition in Canon’s lineup of remote camera systems, part of Canon’s Smart Workplace Solutions for business organisations.
What is the Canon CR-N100?
The CR-N100 is an indoor remote camera with a compact body (2) and pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) capabilities, allowing it to be easily installed in such spaces as meeting rooms and classrooms. As online meetings, lectures, events and seminars become increasingly common, there is a growing need for live streaming and video recording technology. With the addition of the CR-N100 to Canon’s lineup of remote cameras, customers now have greater choice of products that support a wide range of uses, from professional video production to video content use by enterprises, local governments and educational institutions.
Powered by Canon’s history of professional camera technology
The CR-N100 features key devices that leverage Canon’s history of professional camera technology development, including a 1/2.3″ CMOS sensor and a DIGIC DV6 image processing platform that make possible 4K/30P high-image-quality video capture. In addition, the camera is equipped with a 20x optical zoom lens with a focal length of 29.3mm?601mm (3), supporting image capture from wide-angle to telephoto for various scenarios. The camera also includes four “scene modes”—Portrait, Sports, Low-light and Spotlight—which users can choose from to create the best possible visual expression based on their subject.
Construct a complete, versatile production environment
Users can construct a complete, versatile production environment thanks to the CR-N100’s support for XC Protocol, Canon’s proprietary extended IP (4) designed to control Canon’s video production devices, RTMP (5) which enables livestreaming, NDI®|HX (6) which supports live visual production and the SRT Protocol (7), which is widely used thanks to its high image quality, low-latency and secure video transmission.
The video interface of the CR-N100 supports IP, HDMI and the USB Video Class (UVC) transmission standard. This allows the CR-N100 to be used as a camera for web conference systems, simply by connecting it to a PC via USB. The camera also supports Canon’s free-of-charge Multi-camera Management Application (8) that enables batch setting configuration and control of up to 200 cameras, making possible efficient operation of large-scale systems in such environments as enterprises, local governments and educational institutions.
Furthermore, users can enjoy the Add-On Applications System which provides access to new video production feature auto tracking. The auto tracking application will give users the ability to automatically pan, tilt, and zoom to track moving subjects.
The Canon CR-N100 (white and black colour) will go on sale in Singapore in early October 2023. For information, please Canon Business website.
- Covering Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
- Device dimensions: 154 mm (W) x 164 mm (D) x 178 mm (H)
- 35 mm film equivalent
- Internet protocol. A method of transmitting and receiving information via the internet.
- Real-Time Messaging Protocol. A protocol that supports livestreaming and replay of video and audio. Developed by U.S.-based Adobe Inc.
- A protocol that supports live-video-operation workflows using IP networks. Developed by U.S.-based NewTek, Inc. NDI is a registered trademark of NewTek, Inc in the U.S. and other countries and regions.
- Secure Reliable Transport. An open-source video transmission protocol developed by Haivision and supported by the SRT Alliance.
- To be made available from late November 2023
- To utilise these features, users have to acquire the paid license
* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Gloo *