Canoflex Type C300 Cinema Base Shows Up At Filmtools. Quick Take Video.


Every time I swing into Filmtools they have a shiny new piece of gear to check out. This time Jim Martin had the new Canoflex cinema base for the Canon C300 camera. This base looks very similar to the older Arri 16 SR cameras. The Canoflex has two 3/8-16″ threads in front for 15mm rods. It has one 3/8-16″  camera left side mount and two 3/8-16″ threads on the bottom. There are a bunch of 3/8-16″ mounts on the handle. A rock solid addition to the base. There are no 1/4-20mm threads, a testament to it’s cinema design. There is a main power output connector for the C300. It has a bevy of 12v three pin Lemo power outputs for zoom motors and other accessories. It also has an HD/SDI input with four HD/SDI output connectors. It will work with either Anton Bauer or IDX V-Lock style batteries. The Canoflex is not cheap at around $5K for the base model. It does look like a very well made piece of gear and should work well for the Canon C300 and possibly other cameras down the line.

Click here to check out the Canoflex website.

Jared Abrams is a cinematographer based in Hollywood, California. After many years as a professional camera assistant he switched over to still photography. About two years ago a new Canon camera changed the way the world sees both motion and still photography. He just happened to be in the right place at the right time.