Earlier today Sigma released firmware v2.00 for the Sigma fp and now Atomos is announcing their ProRes RAW support over HDMI. With firmware v2.00 Sigma fp will be able to output a signal that will be recorded on the Atomos Ninja V as ProRes RAW.
Supported ProRes RAW resolutions and frame rates include 4K DCI at 24p or UHD at 30fps directly from the camera’s full-frame sensor. The highlight feature is the Full HD up to 120fps ProRes RAW, making the Sigma fp the ‘first mirrorless camera’ to do so. At least for the moment.
120fps ProRes RAW + Sigma fp
The upcoming Canon EOS R5 will be able to record 120fps at 4K internally in a Canon RAW format. The camera is rumored to officially launch on July 9th. For more info on the Canon EOS R5, check out our previous post here.
The fp body is perfect for mounting as a POV or crash camera, for use on gimbals or even worn on the body. Alternatively, with the addition of Ninja V, cage and other
accessories, the fp can also be built out into a fully rigged cinema-style camera.
The accurate 5” 1000nit HDR high brightness display of the Ninja V allows users to view the SIGMA fp RAW signal in HDR in a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats for optimal exposure.
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young said: “With SIGMA joining the Atomos RAW over HDMI family we now have an exciting option for filmmakers to shoot Apple ProRes RAW with a tiny full-frame camera that also excels in 120fps high frame rate shooting. This camera brings SIGMA’s unique approach to the photo industry into video and we are happy to be innovating together with them to enable the fp to shoot the most versatile RAW codec available.
Sigma fp Joins the ProRes RAW Family
Sigma joins Panasonic and their S1H, as the latest major company to announce support ProRes RAW over HDMI. ProRes RAW combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the incredible real-time performance of ProRes.
The format gives filmmakers flexibility in post when adjusting the look of their images and extending brightness and shadow detail, making it ideal for HDR workflows. Both ProRes RAW, and the higher bandwidth, less compressed ProRes RAW HQ are supported.
Manageable file sizes speed up and simplify file transfer, media management, and archiving. ProRes RAW is supported in Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere and Grass Valley Edius. In addition, ProRes RAW is also supported in other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront and FilmLight Baselight.
ProRes RAW requires firmware v2.00 update for the Sigma fp available today, and the free AtomOS update for Ninja V which will be available in Summer 2020.