Atomos has revealed that the new Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II will be able to output up to 4Kp30 RAW and record as ProRes RAW files when combined with the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. These cameras are successors to the first mirrorless cameras to enable ProRes RAW, the original Z 7 and Z 6.
The Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II are the latest full-frame mirrorless cameras to join the Nikon family. Features include the Dual EXPEED 6 image processing engines for superior Eye-Detection AF and Animal-Detection AF, subject tracking and more; as well as superior dust and drip resistance for use in harsh environments, along with expanded support for NIKKOR Z lenses now boasting support for 18 models including teleconverters. The continuous variety of lenses allows for greater flexibility when shooting in ProRes RAW.
Both the Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II when combined with Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder will output 4K UHD or full-HD 12-bit RAW. These features will be readily available when the Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II begin shipping and the free AtomOS firmware update for the Ninja V will be released in Winter 2020.
The Ninja V allows users to accurately monitor the RAW signal on its daylight-viewable 5in, 1000-nit brightness HDR screen. Setup is simple when the camera is attached with perfectly tuned colour settings applied automatically. Users can then view the RAW image accurately in HDR in a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats. The Ninja V offers touchscreen access to tools like waveforms, 1-1 magnification and focus peaking. The Ninja V then records ProRes RAW data onto a removable AtomX SSDmini or other SSD drive.
When shooting is complete the drive is removed and connected to a computer via USB for immediate offload and editing. The ability to incorporate social media frame guides with the Ninja V allows content creators to shoot social media content and ensure that it will always be properly composed and fit the range of different formats.
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.”