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Canon XC

This allows to control your camera over ethernet as long as your camera is compatible with XC protocol.

Wiring

Camera control

Exposure
Auto Iris ON/OFF
Iris
Master gain
Shutter
ND filter
Paint
White Balance ( Red gain & Blue Gain)
Color temperature balance
Auto White balance
ATW (Auto Tracing White) ON/OFF
Detail
Master Black and Black Gamma
Knee
Others
Auto Focus ON/OFF
Camera Menu Control
Lens (zoom, focus in speed)

Camera Configuration

You need to:

  • Configure ethernet static IP
  • Enable XC protocol

You can follow the wizard in the menu ´Network Settings > New Conn. Settings (Wizard)`:

  • For Select Function step, chose XC Protocol
  • For Communication Settings, chose Create New Comm. Setting

  • For Network Type, chose Ethernet

  • For Setting Method, chose Setup with Network Connection

  • For IP Address Settings (IPV4), chose Manual Setting

  • Then enter a valid IP

  • For XC Protocol, chose Create New Func. Setting
  • For Authentication Method, chose No Auth.

If your camera IP is not in the range 10.192.0.0/16, you can follow this guide

For the control:

  • In the menu Custom Picture, Seletect UserXX
  • Edit and ensure to setup Color Space to BT.709 Standard to access advanced shading (detail, etc.)

RCP/RIO configuration

Setup a new camera via the RCP Configuration UI:

  • Enter a custom number, name, etc.
  • Select Canon brand
  • Select XC for the protocol
  • Enter the IP of your camera

This should looks like this:

And once correctly connected, it should be green: