Canon CR-N300 4K NDI PTZ Camera with 20x Zoom (Black)
Canon's CR-N300 PTZ camera produces outstanding image quality and is equipped with powerful features and functions to be utilized in many industries including House of Worship, Education, Broadcast, Corporate, Events and more.
The CR-N300 PTZ produces incredible 4K and HD image quality with the combination of a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor and the DIGIC DV 6 image processor. This camera incorporates a Canon 4K lens that exhibits a 20x optical zoom ratio that maintains a high level of precision throughout the zoom range. On-air pan and tilt movement is possible thanks to the smooth and responsive pan and tilt mechanism equipped with the CR-N300.
The CR-N300 camera supports multiple professional interfaces, including single cable PoE+ connectivity, which allows you to use NDI®|HX2 to stream audio and video, control (IP), tally, and power over a single cable. The camera supports other protocols, such as RTSP/RTP, as well as RTMP/RTMPS, to stream to social sites such as Facebook Live and YouTube. Even better, the CR-N300 can be controlled remotely by IP, Serial, IR or wirelessly via Wi-fi. The camera supports multiple control standards, including Canon's XC protocol as well as VISCA Protocol (serial and IP) for easy connectivity to a wide range of 3rd party hardware controllers.
1/2.3 Type CMOS Sensor
The CR-N300 features a Canon 1/2.3-inch 4K UHD CMOS image sensor capable of 4K UHD video capture at 30p up to 60fps in Full HD, making the PTZ camera a strong contender for professional production.
DIGIC DV 6 Image Processor
The CR-N300 PTZ camera incorporates Canon's DIGIC 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". Hybrid AF is 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.
Canon 4K UHD Lens
The CR-N300 features a 20x optical zoom lens and exhibits a wide viewing angle of 65.6 degrees** (horizontal). At the wide end, the 29.3 mm* lens is capable of capturing extensive scenes in tight shooting spaces such as indoor events for cinematic wide shots. The camera utilizes aspheric lens elements to achieve 4K image quality while minimizing various aberrations over the entire zoom range.
Furthermore, the lens structure of the CR-N300 enables real-time responsiveness in a three-dimensional space, supporting optical image stabilization, which helps keep the image capture stable by minimizing vibration.
*35 mm camera equivalent
** When capturing in 4K UHD
Over Sampling HD Processing
The full HD recording (over sampling HD processing) takes full advantage of the image information acquired by the 4K sensor to generate beautiful high-definition full HD video. This helps content creators produce stunningly detailed FHD video when utilizing the CR-N300.
Smooth & Responsive Pan and Tilt Performance
Variable Pan speed of .2° - 300°/second and variable Tilt speed of .2° - 170°/second
The CR-N300 is equipped with the PT (Pan, Tilt) drive mechanism that can change the speed from fast to slow in incremental steps. This allows the operator to set the speeds to desired preference to allow for smooth PT movement. The CR-N300 exhibits a variable Pan speed of .2° - 300°/second and variable Tilt speed of .2° - 170°/second.
Virtually Seamless Integration into Canon Imaging Workflow
Four Scene Modes for Impressive Video
The CR-N300 features Scene Modes that offer four preset shooting modes suitable for the desired application.
There are four types of Scene Modes: Portrait mode, which exhibits a blurred background while subject is in sharp focus, Sports mode, which enhances capture of moving objects, Low Light mode, which enhances capture of bright images even in dark places, and Spotlight mode, which 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.
Webcam via USB Connection
The CR-N300 supports USB in addition to IP, SDI and HDMI. It is equipped with the specifications of UVC (Video: USB Video Class Ver. 1.1) and UAC (Audio: USB Audio Class Ver. 1.0) which are the connection standard of USB cameras and PCs. This allows video and audio output by connecting to a compatible USB device.
In addition, driver settings are not required for connection to a PC. It can also be used as a webcam by connecting to a PC with a web conferencing application installed. The CR-N300 delivers up to full HD 1920 x 1080 video for high quality web conferencing.
Easy Integration Into IP Streaming
In addition to SDI and HDMI connections, the CR-N300 is equipped with an RJ-45 interface purposed for IP communication, which supports high-resolution videos for distribution. The CR-N300 supports multiple protocols that can be utilized for video, audio and control. The genuine RC-IP100 controller utilizes the XC protocol to control the CR-N300. The CR-N300 can also be combined with third-party equipment for control purposes.* This IP system can contribute to an efficient and labor-saving camera operations for the field of video production, broadcasting and more.
*Connection with all devices is not guaranteed
IP Multi-Stream Support
The CR-N300 can simultaneously distribute video to multiple protocols via IP. Simultaneous distribution is also known as multi-stream, and the CR-N300 can distribute a total of three video streams simultaneously. Furthermore, 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.
RTMP Streaming Protocol Supported
The CR-N300 is capable of streaming video and audio using RTMP (Real-Time Messaging Protocol). Even high quality/large capacity video/audio files such as broadcast programs are played at the same time as distribution without waiting for the completion of download. For example, by using a live streaming service, the viewer's direct access to the distribution URL set on the camera will stream the "current video" captured by the camera. With the RTMP streaming distribution, multiple viewers can watch the program at the same time even in a remote environment
NDI®|HX2 Live Video Production Support Protocol
The CR-N300 supports multiple professional interfaces, including single-cable PoE+ connectivity, which allows you to use the NDI® (Network Device Interface)|HX2 protocol to stream audio and video, control (IP), tally, and power over a single cable. NDI®|HX2 offers higher quality with lower latencies than previous NDI®|HX versions. NDI®|HX2 is great for IP productions, including live events, college sports, and broadcast.
Standard (VISCA) Protocol
The CR-N300 supports the Standard (VISCA) Protocol as a protocol to remotely control the camera via IP. When connecting a Standard (VISCA) Protocol compatible remote controller to the camera over IP or serial (RS-422) the camera can be operated remotely and shooting settings can be adjusted by utilizing the remote controller.
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.
Support for all new Canon XC protocol
The XC Protocol is a newly developed IP that controls Canon video production equipment. By supporting, the XC Protocol the CR-N300 can be remotely controlled supporting a wide range of applications, which includes sports, music, live events, lecture recording, corporate video production, and more.
Various Interfaces Supported for Multiple Environments
HDMI, 3G-SDI, USB and IP
The CR-N300 is equipped with four output interfaces. The IP output and HDMI output are suitable when capturing UHD 4K at 30P or full HD resolutions at 59.94P. The SDI output is capable of full HD resolution and is suitable for usage when requiring high image quality video at 59.94P. The USB output is capable of full HD resolution for high quality web conferencing.
Turn the CR-N300 into a super webcam with Canon's Webcam Driver. The Webcam Driver is a virtual USB driver that allows the CR-N300 to be used as a powerful webcam over a network. The software has many advantages such as, automatic camera detection, up to 4K 30P video output, embedded audio (AAC-LC), supports up to 5 cameras and is free of charge. Furthermore, the PTZ camera is not restricted to the short distance of USB cable, which allows for more flexibility in installation. Whether you are connecting to a video conference system, lecture capture or other platform, take advantage of Canon's CR-N300 with Webcam Driver for the ultimate PTZ webcam experience.
3.5mm Mini Jack
The CR-N300 offers a method to record high-quality audio through an internal stereo mini-jack mic terminal.
Standard Serial RS-422
The CR-N300 is equipped with a serial terminal RS-422 which can be utilized to connect third party supported controllers that support the standard (VISCA) protocol communication.
One Person Operation
Control multiple cameras
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 – this allows 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.
All New Design
The CR-N300 impresses with its distinctive style. A solid exterior color and shape that looks like it was cut out from a cone, and the size that gives a sense of strength, yet stable and compact. This PTZ camera maintains design harmony with other Canon professional imaging products such as the established Canon 4K camera systems and lenses. The CR-N300 is available in two different colors, Satin Black and Titanium White.
Equipped with Tally Lamps
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.
Wireless Remote Controls Supported
In addition to the IP interface, the CR-N300 can also connect by Wi-Fi. This allows the operator to access the camera's Settings Page from a wireless tablet device that is equipped with a supported HTTP browser. When using multiple cameras at the same time the user can set and operate the other cameras in the same way by inserting the assigned IP address of the camera in the web browser of the tablet or other device. In addition, the CR-N300 is equipped with an infrared remote controller, which is also used to controller the camera wirelessly.
Easy-to-use Settings Page and Search Tool
The Camera Search Tool is utilized to find Canon PTZ's on a network, which helps installers and integrators with setup and configuration. The Search Tool is available for Mac or Windows systems. Furthermore, the CR-N300 supports the web application "Settings Page". The Settings Page allows the user to configure the settings of camera operation, which is accessible by web browser. Video quality adjustments such as exposure and white balance that are usually performed by the camera operator on site can now be adjusted and set while watching the video from their desk through the Settings Page. Both Camera Search Tool and Settings Page enhances the ease of use by remote control.
Remote Camera Control Application
The Remote Camera Control Application can be utilized to control the CR-N300. The Remote Camera Control Application is a Windows application for centralized control of multiple cameras. It is possible to operate up to nine cameras and display videos at the same time - achieving a "multi-camera operation".
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.
Backed by a three-year warranty
The CR-N300 offers peace of mind being backed by Canon’s 3-year warranty which guarantees each unit will be free of defects in workmanship and materials for up to 3 years from the date of original purchase.
What's in the box:
- Canon CR-N300 4K NDI PTZ Camera with 20x Zoom (Black)
- IR Remote Control
- Remote Battery
- Safety Wire
- Ceiling Plate
- Safety Wire with Screw
- AC Adapter
- Power Cable
- Limited 3-Year Warranty