"In documentary and journalism, you've got to be able to shoot at the click of a button because you don't know where the action is going to happen," says Nina Stevens, who has shot for major broadcasters from the BBC and Channel 4 through to the Discovery Channel and Sky.
For Charles Rare, a DoP, colourist and co-founder of a topical debate show who turned to cinematography to give life to the stories people shared, a camera is a tool for storytelling. "I'm always looking for new ways to redefine creativity," he says.
Both self-taught filmmakers who have learnt on the job, Nina and Charles tried out Canon's XF605 camcorder upon its launch. It is one of the industry's smallest three-ring 4K camcorders, with a large 1.0-type CMOS sensor and DIGIC DV7 processor delivering exceptional image quality, a 15x zoom lens and Dual Pixel CMOS AF with EOS iTR AF X, an intelligent deep-learning technology that tracks a subject's head, even when they are looking away from the camera.
The Canon XF605 offers 4K 60p/50p 4:2:2 10-bit XF-AVC, up to 120fps recording in Full HD, Canon Log 3 and LookFile support, plus four-channel audio and a wide range of connectivity including 12G-SDI, Wi-Fi and an Ethernet port for Canon XC Protocol, IP streaming and browser remote.