New Canon See Impossible Videos Released

New Canon See Impossible Videos Released

See Beyond Darkness & See the Light Highlight EOS Cameras’ Low-Light Capabilities

The low-light performance of Canon’ EOS C300 Mark II, ME20F-SH and EOS-1D X were utilized in new Canon See Impossible videos.

Melville, NY—Canon USA released two new Canon See Impossible videos. Both celebrate the company’s commitment to “making the seemingly impossible possible.”

Available for viewing now on the Canon USA website, the two videos—See Beyond Darkness and See the Light—showcase the capabilities of Canon imaging technology. This technology enables professional photographers, cinematographers, enthusiasts and researchers to shoot impactful clear and crisp imagery—even when masked in darkness due to extremely low-light conditions.

See Beyond Darkness

In See Beyond Darkness, the impossible assignment for director of photography Andy Casagrande was to document a rare biofluorescent turtle. This turtle is found only in the remote, unspoiled reefs of the Solomon Islands. The low-light capabilities of Canon’s ME20F-SH multipurpose camera and EOS-1D X DSLR camera enabled researchers to capture vivid images without disturbing the natural environment.

Biofluorescent turtles filmed in See Beyond Darkness

“To have Canon step in and facilitate an expedition like See Beyond Darkness is incredible. It’s the perfect marriage of cinema and science,” said Casagrande. “When you pair those two together, the opportunities are endless. You can inspire the world to care about the planet.”

“This technology allows us to see things that are beyond human perception. We’re seeing creatures and coral and turtles that we never knew existed,” added Klaus Obermeyer, director of See Beyond Darkness. “We always knew the underwater world is something mysterious. But when you’re taking a camera in that can see in the dark, it’s truly, truly a rare opportunity.”

See the Light

In See the Light, Canon’s technology captured the beauty of bioluminescent creatures under the sea. It also shot the grandeur of the difficult-to-photograph Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights), as well as Earth from above.

Each video cinematically illustrates Canon’s dedication to developing leading-edge technology that can provide creative thinkers the tools needed to teach, show and capture for the world some of its most unexplored locations, the company announced.

A still captured from See Beyond Darkness

The technology used by Canon to create these videos takes viewers to places that were previously beyond what the human eye could see. And also what technology could perceive. Specifically, the advanced low-light technology found in the Canon ME20F-SH multipurpose camera plays a feature role in the videos. Furthermore, Canon’s EOS C300 Mark II, ME20F-SH and EOS C500 were used to capture the imagery in See the Light.

“Canon is proud to create products as well as technologies that support its customers in pushing the limits of what’s possible,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon USA, Inc. “It is our responsibility to our customers and also our planet to look beyond today and imagine a better tomorrow.”