Atomos has announced the development of Apple ProRes RAW recording from the new Alpha 1 full-frame mirrorless camera by Sony. It is made possible with the Atomos Ninja V which will record ProRes RAW images from the camera’s RAW output at up to 4.3Kp60.
Sony’s Alpha 1 offers high-resolution and high-speed performance with a new 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RSTM CMOS image sensor built with integral memory in combination with an upgraded BIONZ XRTM imaging processing engine. It also offers a wide dynamic range with 15+ stops for video.
The Alpha 1 and Ninja V combination allows for a compact rig set-up that offers the ability to record data-rich 16-bit RAW from the Alpha 1. This is then compressed and recorded in the Ninja V as 12-bit ProRes RAW from the camera’s new large sensor up to 4.3Kp60.
Users will benefit from the full flexibility offered by the ProRes RAW format as Atomos ensures that all the camera White Balance and ISO/Exposure Offset adjustments will be available within Final Cut Pro to the user.
Content creators and filmmakers will benefit from these available adjustments and the storage advantage of ProRes RAW, where the codec harnesses the ability to capture 12-bit RAW in the same file sizes as 10-bit 422 standard ProRes. Apple ProRes RAW files are smaller than other RAW file types – simplifying and accelerating file transfer, media management, and archiving.
The Ninja V and RAW recording also opens up the camera to the wider Atomos ecosystem for enhanced on-set HDR and SDR monitoring. A video signal can be output from the Ninja V to the Atomos Sumo19, or the recently released NEON line of production monitors, for HDR viewing by directors, clients, focus-pullers or any crew member who needs access to an accurate view on- set.
Jeromy Young, Atomos CEO, said: “I’m thrilled to be continuously bringing to life ProRes RAW support for Sony cameras. Having such a groundbreaking camera with the additional benefits and flexibility of ProRes RAW, the Alpha 1 and Ninja V combination offers content creators an array of features to fulfil their creative vision.”