Atomos and Panasonic announce the development of Apple ProRes RAW recording from both the LUMIX BGH1 and LUMIX S1 cameras. These cameras will soon be able to output a raw video signal, which will be recorded as ProRes RAW on the Atomos Ninja V.
The Panasonic BGH1 camera features a Micro Four Thirds 10.2MP sensor and a modular box design, which offers virtually endless rigging options.
12bit ProRes RAW comes to Panasonic BGH1 and Lumix S1
With the upcoming update, the BGH1 will output a RAW signal that will be encoded as 4K DCI ProRes RAW when combined with the Atomos Ninja V. Other recording options will include up to 3.7K anamorphic ProRes RAW.
In addition to this, the full-frame Lumix S1, together with the Ninja V, will be capable of recording up to 5.9K ProRes RAW.
Perfect Modular Design for Drones and Gimbals
The BGH1’s compact size and cube shape makes it perfect for gimbal and drone shooting, plus other areas like live streaming, vlogging and cinema production.
Moreover, its Micro Four Thirds image sensor provides flexible lens options, affordable anamorphic capture and dual native ISO provide the next level of production utilising the power of ProRes RAW.
Jeromy Young, Atomos CEO, said: “I’m excited to be announcing not only one but two additions to the ProRes RAW family with Panasonic. This adds to our list of currently supported cameras from the Panasonic S Series like the LUMIX S1H and LUMIX S5.
Atomos + Lumix BGH1 for Multi-cam Productions
In addition, Atomos Ninja V and LUMIX BGH1 combination can also work in sync for multicamera productions. This is facilitated by the LTC and Genlock inputs perfectly complemented with the Atomos UltraSync One lightweight and affordable wireless sync system.
The Panasonic LUMIX S1 is getting closer and closer in terms of RAW capabilities to its bigger hybrid camera brother the S1H. Also, the camera is a favourite among Lumix shooters looking for a more affordable full-frame mirrorless camera.
Likewise, with the upcoming firmware update, the Panasonic S1 will be able to record up to 5.9k ProRes RAW when paired with the Ninja V. Additionally, the camera will also support anamorphic RAW mode.
Lumix S1 – Compact and Versatile Full-Frame Mirrorless
Nevertheless, the LUMIX S1 packs the essence of Panasonic’s conventional S Series cameras in a magnesium alloy full diecast body with effective heat dispersion for stable long recording times. The S1 and Ninja V combination provides a powerful, budget and compact sized workhorse for the video professional and the aspiring video professional.