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Nikon Z7II Now Outputs ProRes RAW, AtomOS v10.57 Released

Nikon Z7 II gets ProRes RAW, but at what cost?

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The Nikon Z7II can now output ProRes RAW up to 4K/30p to the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor/recorder. In addition, Atomos also released a new v10.57 update for the 5-inch recorder/monitor.

The update contains a few bug fixes and extended metadata support in Final Cut Pro X for the Lumix S5 and S1H cameras. 

Nikon Z7 II Can Now Output ProRes RAW to Ninja V

Atomos Ninja V 10.57 Update Details

Panasonic S1H and S5, RAW over HDMI Enhancements:

  • Full metadata support in .mov file for ISO and White Balance adjustments in Final Cut Pro X version 10.4.9 and up.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue in AtomOS v10.56 where this enhancement was not functioning correctly when recorded clips were played back in Final Cut Pro X. This would cause some clips to display a reddish or bluish image. The original image recorded was unaffected.

You can head over to Atomos’ support pages here to download v10.57 update for the Atomos Ninja V.

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Nikon Z7II ProRes RAW (also applies to Z6 II, Z7,Z6)

However, there is one huge downside with the way ProRes RAW works on the Nikon Z7II, Z7 as well as Z6 II and Z6. You need to send your camera back to Nikon so they can perform the upgrade, and it costs $200 USD! In 2020, paid upgrades for firmware features should really be just a thing of the past. 

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.

Furthermore, users have 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. 

Learn more over at Nikon’s dedicated ProRes RAW page here.

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