Canon’s Larry Thorpe on new Canon lens options, the EOS C700 FF digital cinema camera and HDR reference displays

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Canon Senior Fellow, Prof. Engineering & Solutions Larry Thorpe talks with Steve Waskul in the StudioXperience Broadcast Studio at the 2018 NAB Show. During the interview Larry talks about many of the new lenses Canon released at the 2018 NAB Show, the new update to the Canon C700 digital cinema camera (the new Canon EOS C700 FF) and also about the new reference displays Canon is offering to help with HDR imagery.

This year StudioXperience featured a range of Canon lenses in our live broadcast workflow at the 2018 NAB Show.

About the Canon EOS C700 FF Digital Cinema Camera

Canon’s new EOS C700 FF top-end digital cinema camera features a full frame CMOS sensor designed to meet an extensive range of production needs. The camera’s full frame sensor provides higher resolution and produce footage with shallower depth of field than Canon cameras with Super 35 sized sensors, giving filmmakers a variety of creative options.

About Larry Thorpe

Larry currently serves as Senior Fellow, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon USA Inc.

In 2015 Mr. Thorpe was awarded with the 2014 Engineering Emmy Charles F. Jenkins Award for Lifetime Achievement by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. During that same year, Larry was honorded with an Honorary Membership in the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE®).

Pervious to joining Canon, Larry worked for Sony Broadcast Company. From 1984 to 2003, Mr. Thorpe was responsible for HDTV market development. From 2001 to 2004, he served as Senior Vice President of Content Creation Systems.

In 2000, Larry won the NAB 2000 Television Engineering Achievement Award and Montreux 2000 Gold Medal Award for Digital Cinematography.

From 1966 to 1982, Larry worked in the RCA Broadcast Division. In this position Mr. Thrope worked on developing color television cameras and telecine. During that time in 1981, Larry earned the David Sarnoff Award for innovations in automatic studio color cameras. During his time at RCA, Larry received ten patents based upon work.

Before coming to RCA, Larry worked from 1961 to 1966 in the Designs Department for the BBC in London, England.

Larry’s formal education includes IEE Graduate (1961), College Technology, Dublin, Ireland. 1965 Received Chartered Engineer (C. Eng.) and MIEE distinction.

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HP Z Workstations with Intel® Xeon® processors play a vital role in our Waskul.TV production workflows. StudioXperience showcased the full range of HP Z Workstations at the 2018 NAB Show including several HP Z8 Workstations that powered our virtual set during our live broadcast which you can see in this interview. Learn more by visiting our StudioXperience site.

HP Z Workstations powering the Waskul.TV virtual production workflow at the 2018 NAB Show

The Waskul.TV Broadcast Control Center in StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show. Our virtual production workflow includes four HP Z8 Workstations that power the Zero Density Reality software which removes the green backgrounds and composites the live action into the virtual set
The Waskul.TV Broadcast Control Center in StudioXperience at the 2018 NAB Show. Our virtual production workflow includes four HP Z8 Workstations that power the Zero Density Reality software which removes the green backgrounds and composites the live action into the virtual set
At the 2018 NAB Show, StudioXperience featured a new virtual production workflow based upon Zero Density's Reality software running on HP Z8 Workstations
At the 2018 NAB Show, StudioXperience featured a new virtual production workflow based upon Zero Density's Reality software running on HP Z8 Workstations