The camera maker that was originally set to be the world’s first video camera to be marketed through the Canadian National Film Board (CNFB) has been shut down, and the CNC software that would have made it more accessible has been pulled from the Canadian market.
The Canadian Press story is here.
CNC software was to be a big part of the Canadian video production industry.
However, the software was not available to the public, and had a steep price tag.
In November of last year, the CNEF announced that it would be offering the camera maker a $1 million grant to create a new camera for the CNWC (Canadian Nuclear Laboratories) to use to test new technologies.
That grant was announced on the day that CNEB announced it was ending its partnership with CNMB.
A year later, the grant was withdrawn from the CNAF website, as CNMB has not provided a public statement about the reason for the withdrawal.
At the time of the announcement, CNMB was still marketing the CNS1, the first commercial-grade video camera available for Canadian use.
While CNC technology has been used in video production for over 30 years, it has never been widely available for mass production, or mass consumer use.
The CNMB CameraMaker project was funded by a $3 million grant from the CNFF (Canadian National Film and Television Board), but was not expected to be ready in time for the 2015 launch of the CNSA (Canadian Satellite Communications Agency) in early 2017.
The CNC program was slated to begin in early 2018, but was abruptly halted in October of that year, and not reinstated until November.
It’s unclear if CNMB or CNSA was responsible for the delay, or if the CNMCA or CNMESC was in charge.
As part of its withdrawal, CNMESA will also cease to be an active participant in the CNP program, with the CNF’s final funding of the project coming from the National Nuclear Safety Administration (NNSA).
There are currently no Canadian-based companies producing the CNT/CNC-compatible cameras for mass use.
The CNMDA and CNMEO have said they are working to develop a “global platform” that will provide access to CNC-compliant video production software for commercial production.
This could potentially include new cameras that use different types of CNC equipment.
The Canadian National Radio and Television Commission (CNRA) is also planning to introduce a CNC camera for mass commercial use in 2018.
This is also a first for Canada, and will be a step in the right direction for the industry.
However, there is still a long way to go before CNC cameras become widely available in Canada.
Currently, CNC systems are not commercially available in the United States.
There is no formal requirement for CNC video production, nor is there a set price that can be charged for it.
According to the CNAA, there are a number of reasons that could prevent it from being widely adopted in Canada, including the cost of a CNEFA certification, the lack of any local manufacturing capabilities, and a lack of regulatory requirements for CNE systems in Canada or other countries.
Despite these issues, the CNNAA has indicated it is interested in working with CNC industry partners to make CNC available to Canadian consumers.
“The CNNAB is interested to work with the CNFA to make the CNGCP compliant, and to work to develop the CNR system for commercial use,” the CNFA’s CNC project manager, Dave McBride, said in an email.
“We look forward to sharing the progress we have made on these projects with the public and the media.”