The CR-N300 PTZ camera incorporates Canon's DIG!C DV 6 Image Processor, which is essential in providing high image quality, advanced performance, and convenient operability. This advanced core technology component provides the image-processing power and speed that enables features such as 4K UHD video acquisition and precise Hybrid AF.
The CR-N300 is equipped with "Hybrid AF", an auto-focus system that combines high-precision contrast AF technology and the high-speed, phase-difference AF technology to confirm auto focus from the camera. This hybrid auto focus system helps achieve auto focus faster and more reliably compared to contrast auto focus alone.
There are four types of Scene Modes:
- Portrait mode—exhibits a blurred background while subject is in sharp focus
- Sports mode—enhances capture of moving objects
- Low-Light mode—enhances capture of bright images, even in dark places
- Spotlight mode—enhances capture of beautiful images of spotlighted objects
By selecting a Scene Mode, capture can be performed without having to adjust multiple settings within the Camera menu, which aids a speedy setup and configuration, allowing the operator to start shooting with impressive image expression.
In addition, driver settings are not required for connection to a computer. It can also be used as a webcam by connecting to a computer with a web conferencing application installed. The CR-N300 delivers up to full HD 1920 x 1080 video for high-quality web conferencing.
If the HDMI/SDI video output is 30 fps or less, the CR-N300 can distribute two video streams, 4K H.264 and 360p H.264, at the same time. Such IP multi-streams contribute to parallel workflows where the same video is used simultaneously in remote environments.
By constructing a system that uses NDI protocol-compatible devices and tools, it is possible to use video and audio resources on the network, including live video from cameras. As a result, a "live video production" workflow is created.
The standard VISCA protocol is widely used in video production, broadcasting, and many other markets. The CR-N300 supports the standard VISCA protocol that is regarded as an industry standard and is suitable for operation within existing workflows.
The CR-N300 can be controlled by IP, infrared, USB, and Wi-Fi. Canon's hardware controller, the RC-IP100 is capable of controlling up to 100 cameras and 100 presets, allowing the operator to control multiple cameras in a larger production.
The CR-N300 is a perfect fit for many applications in broadcast, education, house of worship, events, staging, and more.
The CR-N300 is equipped with tally lamps that indicate the status of the camera. The tally lamps are located on the front of the lens section and illuminate red when the camera is shooting, providing clear visual indications for staff and performers to know which camera is shooting live.
At a video production or broadcasting site, an operator can select a camera from the videos displayed on the "Connected Camera List", within the application and operate it from the "Camera Control Area" in the control panel of the software. The software is included and can be installed immediately without having to prepare a hardware controller in advance, making it easy to use for the operator while creating an effective one-person operation.