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Sony FX9: How to Record ProRes RAW on Atomos Shogun 7

16bit RAW output is coming to the FX9 in firmware v2.0 in October

Atomos Shogun 7 Sony FX9 ProRes RAW
Image by Atomos

Sony FX9 users may not have the luxury of recording RAW in-camera, such as competitor cameras such as the Canon C300 Mark III and C500 II. However, Atomos is providing an option, which will enable Sony FX9 users to record 12bit ProRes RAW on the Shogun 7 monitor/recorder.

Furthermore, in this Atomos Academy tutorial below, Sony ICE (independent certified expert) Alister Chapman walks you though the process. 

ProRes RAW comes to the Sony FX9 in October!

Check out his short and straightforward tutorial, which goes over both the in-camera and Shogun 7 settings.

However, on thing to keep in mind, is that this process requires the FX9 XDCA extension unit, which attaches to the back of the FX9 camera.

Atomos Academy: Sony FX9 ProRes RAW with Shogun 7 Tutorial

As mentioned prior, with the XDCA, the FX9 can output a 16bit linear RAW signal, which is encoded in 12bit LOG ProRes RAW on the Atomos Shogun 7.

Supported Sony FX9 ProRes RAW resolutions include:

  • DCI 4K/60p 
  • 2K up to 180fps continuous 

As announced back in April, the raw output on the FX9 will be unlocked with the upcoming v2.0 firmware update for the FX9 from Sony, which is still planned for October 2020.

In addition, at the same time Atomos will also release a free firmware for the Shogun 7 with FX9 ProResRAW support. In the meantime, check out this ProRes RAW footage by Alister Chapman captured with the FX9 + Shogun 7 combo.

Sony FX9 ProRes RAW footage by Alister Chapman
Sony fx9 16-35mm cine zoom af full frame 4k 6k
Image by Sony

According to the official Sony firmware roadmap for the FX9, we should expect firmware v2.0 to land sometime in October. 

Sony FX9 Firmware v2.0 – New Features:

  • Full-frame 4K 60p/50p with oversampling from 5K
  • 180fps slow motion in Full HD
  • DCI 4K (4096 x 2160) recording 
  • 16 bit RAW output (with XDCA-FX9) 
  • Support DWX digital wireless audio receiver (with XDCA-FX9
  • Eye-AF capability 
  • 6G-SDI support 
  • Ability for users to add custom 3D LUTs
  • Adds HDR shooting function with Hybrid Log Gamma 
  • Support touch-screen operation
    • regarding some status screens and some settings
  • More Gain settings (upper limit increased)
  • Support for the Sony XLR-K3M digital audio interface  

Head over to Atomos here to dive deeper into the Shogun 7, and see if it fits your workflow.

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