Canon XF405 Camcorder Hire and Rental

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Hours Battery Life

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The Canon XF405 is supplied with two batteries which can provide up to 8 hours recording time, You can also use the Video Camera for as long as needed when connected to the charger.

If you need more battery capacity you can add additional batteries below

Hours Record Time

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Recording for up to 8 hours on the provided memory in HD, if you need additional memory you can add it below giving you as much as 2,000 minutes

15 X Zoom 25.5-382.5mm

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With a powerfull zoom which is the equivelant in 35MM terms of 25.5mm to 382.5mm

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This Video Camera uses SDHC cards to record to two slots which allows you continue recording as each card becomes full you can replace it with a fresh one whilst still recording to the other as standard we supply 64GB of memory which will give you around 8 hiurs recording in HD

USB Connect

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Transferring the footage from the Video camera once youve completed filming couldnt be any easier simply connect the camera to your PC or Mac and copy the footage over see how easy it is here
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Upgrade Full Fluid Tripod


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Additional Battery


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Canon XF405 Hire Overview

Super compact but feature packed the Canon XF405 is available to hire and featrures the same specification as the Canon XF400 with the addition of SDI and gen lock it records to 4K ultra HD to SDHC cards an entry level professional camera with hard buttons for pretty much every feature you may need whilst filming as apposed to having to dig through meus which is not ideal when trying to keep pace with the subject you are filming

Capable of filming true 4K footage up to 150MPBS at 50P

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Equipped with three manual lens rings that give you easy and precise control of the Iris, Focus and Zoom makes this camera perform in the same manner as larger broadcast video cameras and camcorders but if your not confodent taking control of everything manually then dont despair the full auto function will take control of all these settings for you so this professional camcorder will get you great footage no matter your skill set

Capable of being connected via an RJ45 connector there are numerous ways to get your footage transferred you can transfer directly for the memory cards, conection via a USB cable, across the RJ45 connector or even across Wi-Fi or FTP whilst your still filming

With advancements in low light filming you will find that there is more pickup in darker areas of the frame but watch out for any noise that may creep in saying that its our only gripe with this video camera and a small sacrifice to bear considering the complete package and this small annoyance wont be noticed in the majority of projects that you may need to record.

The main reason clients hire the Canon XF405 is for the ease of use when manually operating the camera via the 14 hard buttons which alow you to get the best results from your footage as you film most video cameras at this proce point have all the controls hidden in menus making adjustments whist filming near impossible and add to this the 50MPBS which allows the footage to be used by professional brodcasters and news channels



Everything you need to know about hiring

the Canon XF405

Featuring a Canon Lens with 15x Zoom, 1.0 type 4K CMOS semsor, Professional XLR Audio, Ample Memory, Full Auto or Full Manual Operation, Nightvision Infrared Recording and Optical and Powered Image Stabilisation

All the pro features made simple to use in an awesome package designed with a novice in mind but just as at home in the hands of experienced film crew if you need specific features then everything you could possibly need to know is detailed below

Whats Included

Everything you need to get Videoed see what’s included with you hired Canon XF405

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Canon XF405

Peli Flight Case

DC Coupler/ Charger

2 x High Capacity Batteries

64GB SDHC Card

Lightweight Tripod

USB Cable

How To Operate Canon XF405

Our quick Start guide to filming with the Canon XF405 Video Camera

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We will not cover advanced operation here but if your new to video and want to be comfortable that you will be able to use the video camera without any issues then this video will get you up and running in fully automatic mode in no time at all

Recording Times and Formats

Allowing you to record to AVCHD high profile (MPEG4-AVC/H.264) whats best

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If your unsure of the best format to record in then we would recommend MP4 this saves having to transcode the footage and will help keep file sizes to a minimum, The canon XF400 will allow you to record in the following formats;

MP4: 3840×2160 (150 Mbps) / 1920×1080 (35/17 Mbps) / 1280×720 (8/4 Mbps)
NTSC*: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P
PAL: 50.00P / 25.00P depending on recording resolution selected
NTSC*: 3840 x 2160: 59.94P/ 29.97P/ 23.98P
1920 x 1080: 59.94P/ 59.94i/29.97P/23.98P/120P
1280 X 720: 59.94P/29.97P
PAL: 3840×2160: 50.00P/25.00P
1920×1080: 50.00P/50.00i/25.00P
1280×720: 50.00P/25.00P


Sample Footage

Want to see what results you can expect when you film with the Canon XF405

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This Video Camera will surprise you with the resulting recordings it really does produce stunning footage in fully automatic mode check out the video for some examples of what you can achieve when you get videoed we promise you won’t be disappointed

What's The XF405 Good At

Perfect for novices and pros alike see what the Canon XF405 is perfect for

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Feature packed with pro options yet simple to use giving the user the flexibility to film in full auto mode or switch to manual for advanced features, this Video Camera is perfect for filming school and live events, weddings and conferences it can be left to do its thing as a main camera and connected to any audio system being used with its in built XLR block or straight to wireless lapel mics or a top mic on the camera for perfect clear audio alternatively its the perfect additional camera for multiple camera set ups for experienced film crew see the video for some examples of footage

Audio Settings Canon XF405

Need help setting up the audio on the Canon XF405 we’ve got you this will help

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You have many options with the audio settings on the Canon XF400 you can use the internal mic on full auto if that’s how you want to film then thats easily done but if you want to record a wireless lapel setup and the internal mic, or a feed from a P.A system and a top mic then thats just as simple just watch the video and you will see how best to get everything setup quickly and  easily

Transferring Footage

It’s easier than you think to get the footage from the Canon XF405 to your computer

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Its a breeze to transfer your video footage from your hired video camera before you need to return it, all you need to do is connect the camera to your PC or MAC via a USB cable or if you have a card reader you can take the card from the video camera and insert it directly into your computer and you can copy all the footage over

An important point to bear in mind is ensure you copy everything over from thetop level of folders, for example dont just copy the actual video clips over, if you do not copy all the files over you can run into trouble when trying to play back or import the footage, the other files on the card will be the data files that your computer will need to access to make sense of the clips without this oimportant information you will be left with video that you may be unable to play

So be safe copy everything from the top folders across to your computer and you will be safe to return the video camera knowing you have everything you need to complete your video edit

See the entire process on the video and if you need a hand at any stage thats what we are here for so please reach out



Full Specification

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Image Sensor
1.0 – Type CMOS
RGB Primary Colour Filter
Total Pixels
13.4 MP
Effective pixels per sensor
8.29 MP
Subject illumination range
Approx. 0.1 lx to 100,000 lx
Minimum illumination (PAL/50.00Hz)
Approx. 1.4 lx , P Mode(shutter speed 1/25 sec.) (50.00P; with auto slow shutter On), Low Light Mode: Approx. 0.1 lx (shutter speed 1/2 sec.)
Zoom ratio
15x Optical (30x Advanced Zoom in Full HD)
Focal length
Approx. 25.5 to 382.5 mm
Minimum focus distance
10 mm at wide end, 60 cm across entire zooming range
ND filter
3 densities: turret switched, motor-driven.
ND 1/4, ND 1/16, and ND 1/64.
Zoom control
Via Zoom Rocker Switch, Lens Control ring or Remote Control
Zoom Speed
Selectable. Variable or constant speed. Fast, Normal or Slow speed.
Focus control
Manual via Lens Ring, Dual Pixel CMOS AF, Face Only, Face Priority
Iris control
Manual via Iris Control Dial, Auto
Aperture range
f/2.8 – f/11 (AV Priority and Manual Modes)
Filter diameter
Lens elements/groups
14 groups of 18 elements (double aspherical lenses and single Hi-UD lenses)
Aperture blades
9 Blades
Image stabilization system
Optical system (lens shift) + electronic stabilization Dynamic, Powered IS, Standard
Digital zoom/Teleconverter
Yes. 300 X Digital Zoom, 2 X Digital Teleconverter.
Image Processor
Dynamic Range
12 stops (800%) in Wide DR mode
Sampling accuracy
YCC 4:2:0
Bit depth
8 bit
Looks settings
Standard, Wide DR, Monochrome
Video storage media
Class U3 recommended for recording at 150MBPS
Recording time (64GB Card, approx.)
MP4 Recording:150 Mbps: 55 Minutes. 35 Mbps: 240 Mins
XF-AVC Recording: 160 Mbps: 50 Minutes. 45 Mbps: 185 Minutes
Recording file system
Internal Recording
MP4: 3840×2160 (150 Mbps) / 1920×1080 (35/17 Mbps) / 1280×720 (8/4 Mbps)
NTSC*: 59.94P / 29.97P / 23.98P
PAL: 50.00P / 25.00P depending on recording resolution selected
NTSC*: 3840 x 2160: 59.94P/ 29.97P/ 23.98P
1920 x 1080: 59.94P/ 59.94i/29.97P/23.98P/120P
1280 X 720: 59.94P/29.97P
PAL: 3840×2160: 50.00P/25.00P
1920×1080: 50.00P/50.00i/25.00P
1280×720: 50.00P/25.00P
External Recording Output
SDI: XF405 Only
NTSC*: 1920×1080 59.94P YCC422 10bit /1920×1080 29.97P YCC422 10bit
PAL: 1920×1080 50.00P YCC422 10bit / 1920×1080 25.00P YCC422 10bit
HDMI: XF405 and XF400
NTSC*: 3840×2160 59.94P YCC420 8bit / 1920×1080 59.94P YCC422 10bit / 3840×2160 29.97P YCC422 8bit / 1920×1080 29.97P YCC422 10bit
PAL: 3840×2160 50.00P YCC420 8bit /1920×1080 50.00P YCC422 10bit / 3840×2160 25.00P YCC422 8bit / 1920×1080 25.00P YCC422 10bit

Recording frame rate (PAL)
Slow/Fast motion (PAL/50.00Hz)
3840 x 2160: 50.00P: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
25.00P: x0.5
1920 x 1080: 50.00P: x0.5, x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
25.00P: x0.25, x0.5
1280 x 720: 50.00P/8Mbps: x2, x4, x10, x20, x60, x120, x600, x1200
25.00P/4Mbps: x0.5
Interval Record
Frame Record
Pre Record (cache record)
Yes. 3 Seconds
Scan Reverse
Still quality
3840×2160 / 1920×1080 / 1280×720
(Still image resolution is dependent on the video resolution)
Photo storage media
SD Card
MPEG-4 AAC-LC (16-bit 2CH) / LPCM (16-bit 4CH)
Manual or Auto
Reference Tone
1KHz, -12dB / -18dB / -20dB / Off
Microphone level meter
LCD Capacitive touch panel
3.5-inch (8.9 cm)
(approx. 1.56 million dots)
Waveform Monitor
Focus Assist
Yes. Focus Guide Function in MF
Yes. Selectable Peaking Colour: Red / Blue / Yellow
Yes. 70%, 100%
Yes. Horizontal (grey) / Horizontal (white) / Grid (grey) / Grid (white)
approx. 1.56 million dots
Viewing Angle
Correction lens
+2.0 to -5 diopter
Audio in
XLR 3-pin jacks (x2), balanced on Handle Unit. 3.5mm Stereo jack (unbalanced) on camera body
Headphone output
Yes. 3.5mm
Video monitor output
Yes. Mini-B and Hi-Speed USB supported
SDI output
Yes. 3G-SDI Level A and B, selectable. BNC Connector (XF405 Only)
Time code
No. Timecode out via HDMI is possible
Yes. Ethernet connector (RJ45) (supports 1000 BASE-T)
AV terminal
DC input
Yes. 3.4mm Jack
Remote Control Terminal
Yes. 2.5mm mini jack
IP Streaming Capability
Yes², via third-party hardware or software decoding solution
IP Streaming Output
Video Output: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
PAL: 9Mbps/4Mbps:1920×1080 50.00i
Audio output: MPEG-2 AAC-LC,256 Kbps, 2 channels
Output CH:CH1/CH2 / CH3/CH4
IP Streaming Protocol
Exposure metering
Centre-weighted average metering: In the AUTO, P, Av, Tv, Portrait, Sports, Low Light and IR modes Segment evaluative metering: Snow, Beach, Sunset, Spotlight, Night modes
No metering: Fireworks; Fixed exposure [1/60 sec. (PAL: 1/50 sec.)], M (manual exposure)
Exposure Compensation
Highlight AE, Exposure lock, Auto backlight compensation, Exposure compensation amount shown as ±3 when locked or ±2 in AUTO (±8 increments).
Auto Exposure mode
P, Tv, Av, SCN (Portrait, Sports, Snow, Beach, Sunset, Night, Low Light, Spotlight, Fireworks)
Auto Gain Control setting
Auto Gain Control limit
In manual exposure (P, Av, and Tv modes): 0-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)
Not wide DR mode, not S&F x 1/4: 0-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)
Not wide DR mode, S&F x 1/4: 9-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)
Wide DR mode, not S&F x 1/4: 9-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)
Wide DR mode, S&F x 1/4: 18-29 dB (in 1 dB increments)
Gain setting
M (Manual) shooting,
Not wide DR: 0-39 dB (1 dB increments)
Wide DR: 9 – 39 dB (1 dB increments)

White Balance
Auto, Manual
Daylight: 5,600 K, Tungsten: 3,200, Default value for set 1,
set 2: 5,600 K Colour temperature (Kelvin) setting ranges from 2,000 K to 15,000 K.
Shutter Speed
Control Modes
Manual, Tv, Auto, P Mode
Shutter speed (PAL)
1/2 – 1/2000 sec
Slow Shutter (SLS)
50.00P: Auto slow shutter On: 1/25 to 1/500 sec. Auto slow shutter Off
1/50 to 1/500 sec
25.00P: Auto slow shutter On 1/12.5 to 1/500 sec.(Display is 1/12.)
Auto slow shutter Off: 1/25 to 1/500 sec.
Clear Scan
Infrared shooting mode
Built-in IR lamp
Yes, in Handle Unit
Tally lamp
Colour Bars
Accessory shoe
Cold Shoe
Custom Button Assignment
Yes. 5 assignable buttons. BLC Always On / Face Only AF / Focus Guide / Set WB / WB Priority / IR Light / Monitor Channels / AF/MF / Powered IS / Pre Rec / Rec Review / Magnification / Photo / Off
Custom Dial
Yes. [Av / Tv / M] / Exposure Compensation / AGC Limit / Off
Wireless LAN standards
IEEE802.11b/g/n/a (2.4 GHz/5 GHz)
Supported Wi-Fi Functions
Browser Remote (Camera Mode)/FTP file transfer (Media Mode)
Supported Browser for Remote Operation
Internet Explorer 8 or later, Safari (iOS 9 or 10), Safari (MacOS), Android standard browser Andoid 4.4 – 6.0
Remote Operation Control Features
1) Aperture (including ND control) (2) Focus The amount by which the focus is driven toward NEAR and toward FAR can each be controlled in 3 steps. (3) White balance (4) Shutter speed (5) Gain (6) Exposure compensation (7) Shooting mode (8) Zooming and SLOT SELECT control can be exercised. The free memory remaining on the media, time code, remaining battery charge, etc. can be checked. Live View.
Live view image Resolution
Camera setting mode: 680 x 383
Simplified setting mode: 284 x 160
When Wi-Fi has been set manually in the XF405/XF400 select
“Open Encoding,” “Open WEP,” “Shared key/WEP”, “WPA, WPA2-PSK,” or “WPA2-PSK AES.”
(*) At the WPS setting stage, the settings are established automatically according to the authentication and encryption systems set at the access point.
GPS Information (Optional Accessory)
Location (latitude, longitude and altitude) as well as the GPS
information while using Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) can be added to MP4 movies and photos. Also, based on this information, the satellite data acquisition status can be checked in camera mode.
Time code
Count up system
Rec Run / Free Run
Start value setting
00:00:00:00 – 23:59:59:29 (PAL 23:59:59:24)
Drop Frame
User BIT Type
Setting (00 00 00 00 – FF FF FF FF) / Time / Date
Lens hood with barrier, Mic holder unit (w/ screw), Handle unit, Wireless Controller (WL-D89), Lithium battery (CR2025), AC adapter (CA-946), Battery Pack BP-828, AC Cable, Lens Cap
Optional Accessories (Includes items not currently on sale)
Canon Battery Pack BP-820/BP-828
Canon AC Adapter CA-946 (included with XF405/XF400)
Canon Battery Charger CG-800/CG-800E, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100, Canon High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/ High speed HDMI cable HTC-100/S, Canon Wireless Controller WL-D89, * Canon Tele Converter TL-U58 * Canon Wide Attachment WA-U58
Canon Soft Carrying Case SC-1000, SC-2000
Canon Wrist Strap WS-20,Canon Shoulder Strap SS-600/650
Canon PROTECT filter 58 mm, Canon ND4-L filter 58 mm
Canon ND8-L filter 58 mm, Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2
Canon Remote Controller RC-V100, Canon Battery Video Light VL-10Li/VL-10LiII Canon Battery Pack BP-900 series (for VL-10Li/VL-10LiII), Canon Compact Power Adapter CA910/920/930 (charges BP-900 series battery packs), Canon Car Battery Adapter CB-910/920 (for charging the BP-900 series), Canon Interface Cable IFC-300PCU/S / IFC-400PCU


The asterisks (*) indicate new accessories.

Power Consumption
8.4W (MP4, 3840 x 2160, 50.00P Panel in use)
Battery Pack
Canon Battery Pack BP-828 (supplied) BP-820 (Optional)
Continuous Recording Time
BP-828: 125 mins (MP4, 3840 x 2160, 50.00P Panel in use)
Approx. 150 x 216 x 267 mm (approx. 5.9 x 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
[Including lens hood, BP-828, mic holder unit, and handle unit]
Weight (camera only)
XF405: 1150g(2.5 lb) XF400: 1145g (2.5lb)
Weight (fully equipped)
XF405:1670g (3.7lb) XF400: 1665g (3.7lb)
Camera, Lens Hood, Handle Unit, BP-828 batery, 1 SD card
Operating Temperature range
Approx. 0 to 40 °C, 85 % (relative humidity)
Approx. -5 to 45 °C, 60 % (relative humidity)

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