Canon is launching the new Multi-Camera Control smartphone app for iOS devices, allowing users to seamlessly connect, control and monitor up to four cameras at once. It is compatible with the XF605, EOS C70, EOS C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II.

The intuitive user interface provides the ability to remotely operate an extensive range of camera functions such as optical zoom, exposure control, touch auto focus, picture profiles and more. In addition, up to four camera live view feeds can be monitored simultaneously.

Canon is also announcing a host of free-of-charge firmware updates for the XF605 camcorder and Cinema EOS cameras, including EOS R5 C, EOS C70, ESO C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II. The XF605 professional camcorder now benefits from advanced SRT IP streaming support, enabling high quality and reliable video streaming over Wi-Fi or Ethernet networks.

A new Chunk Transfer Function allows bitesize uploads of longer duration recordings via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) using Canon’s Content Transfer Mobile app (subscription charges apply). Further enhancements to the XF605 include the addition of Canon 709 picture profile, previously seen in Cinema EOS cameras, enhancing footage straight out of the camera with an increase in contrast and colour, as well as further customisation options.

The EOS R5 C, EOS C70, ESO C300 Mark III and EOS C500 Mark II cinema cameras now benefit from extended lens compatibility with the latest Super 35mm Flex Zooms, RF Mount Cinema Primes and RF 24-105mm F2.8L IS USM Z. A digital teleconverter function also enables lenses to reach further with in-camera digital magnification.

Both the Multi-Camera Control application and XF605/Cinema EOS firmware updates are scheduled to be available to download from December 2023.