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Atomos announces Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II ProRes RAW Support

ProRes RAW is coming to the new Nikon mirrorless flagship cameras

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Atomos has just announced 4K/30p ProRes RAW support for the new Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II when combined with the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder.

These cameras are successors to the very first mirrorless cameras to enable ProRes RAW, the original Nikon Z 7 and Z 6.

12bit ProRes RAW from the latest Nikon flagships

Furthermore, both the Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II when combined with Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder will output 4K UHD or 1080p 12-bit RAW. These features will be readily available when the Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II begin shipping. In addition, Atomos will release a free firmware update for the Ninja V in Winter 2020 to support the new cameras.


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Atomos CEO Jeromy Young said: “It’s been an exciting journey to see how far we have come since 2018, when we first announced RAW over HDMI on the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6. So, of course, we are extremely happy to be adding the two new Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II that will support 4Kp30 ProRes RAW. This continues to bring momentum to the ProRes RAW eco-system as we have an ever-growing number of cameras being added.”

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Get the best of Nikon N-Log with Atomos Ninja V

The Nikon Z 7, Z 6, Z 7II, and Z 6II cameras offer the ability to shoot video in N-Log, which is fully supported in the AtomHDR monitoring pipeline. Atomos Ninja V gives users the ability to add built in Rec.709 preview, custom 3D LUTs and LOG to HDR conversion for both monitoring and output.

The upcoming Atomos firmware release will now add the ability to monitor the RAW output as N-Log, to allow the use of existing N-Log 3D LUTs both on the Ninja but also in NLE applications where N-Log is now available as a RAW to Log conversion. 

Enhanced Metadata, ISO and White Balance – Coming Soon

As the ProRes RAW eco-system expands, creators are seeking more controls in their editing software. To further support the format, Nikon has also announced that they will be updating the current Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 firmware to support the enhance ISO/exposure compensation metadata for the new FCP X controls, which will also feature in an upcoming Adobe Premiere Pro update.

The Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II will have these enhanced metadata features already enabled.

Free firmware update for Ninja V – coming soon

ProRes RAW will be readily available when the Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II begin shipping and the free AtomOS firmware update for the Atomos Ninja V will be released in Winter 2020.

[via Atomos]

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