French filmmaker and Canon Ambassador Sébastien Devaud has been incorporating XF camcorders into his workflow for more than a decade. "The reason I love and work with Canon products is due to my passion for lenses but also the opportunity to combine cameras from across Canon's entire range," he says.
"Thanks to the Custom Picture feature, it's very easy to mix footage shot on a Canon camcorder with footage shot on other types of Canon cameras. The Canon XF705 offers Canon Log 3, for example, making it easy to match with other Log 3 footage during colour grading."
Camcorders are more compact than most Cinema EOS bodies, and offer more focused filmmaking functions and better ergonomics than mirrorless or DSLR cameras. Here, Sébastien and Mehdia Mehtal, Channel Marketing Executive for Professional Video & Broadcast at Canon UK, share some of the reasons why Canon's professional camcorders have a healthy future.