Atomos has announced upgrades to its Ninja V recorder/monitor to handle Raw 6K and 4K video over HDMI from Panasonic’s Lumix S1H and Nikon’s Z7 or Z6 full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Being able to handle Raw images gives a lot of latitude in post production, and as most serious stills photographers are well used to a Raw workflow, being able to do the same for video is a big attraction for this market.
However, “6K from a full-frame sensor [on the S1H] is a lot of data. This was a challenge and took many months to achieve, but 6K 30p is possible for $695 [the Ninja V price]”, explained Atomos CEO, Jeromy Young. Each camera has a very different Raw process, which the Ninja V then has to reproduce.
The images are stored as Apple’s ProRes Raw format, which keeps file sizes manageable, for ease of editing and grading. The Raw updates will be available free on the Ninja V later this year.
Atomos is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 11.D25.