Atomos announces development of ProRes RAW support for Sony FX3

Atomos announces development of Apple ProRes RAW support on the Ninja V for Sony’s New FX3. With the Apple ProRes RAW support, Sony FX3 will be getting 4.3K/60p ProRes RAW external recording to Ninja V.

The FX3 is Sony’s latest offering in its newly formed Cinema Camera Line and borrows a lot of its features from the popular a7S III, remixing it into a body better suited for video-centric workflows.

According to Atomos, they will soon enable the Ninja V 5-inch monitor/recorder to record 12bit ProRes RAW up to 4.3K/60p from the Sony FX3.

Atomos previously announced the Alpha 1 will be receiving the same treatment. Here are the details.

The FX3 powered by the well-known Sony NPFZ 100 batteries used on cameras like the A7 IIIA7R IIIAlpha a6600, and A9 II.

Ninja V & Sony’s FX3 Combination

The FX3 and Ninja V combination allow for a super compact rig set-up so that users can be mobile and agile in constrained environments whilst also being able to shoot in low light conditions. Add to this the ability to record data-rich 16-bit RAW from the FX3.

Users will be able to 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 not only benefit from these available adjustments, but also 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. In addition to their groundbreaking combination of flexibility and performance, 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 the camera to the wider Atomos eco-system 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 perfect HDR viewing by directors, clients, focus-pullers or any crew member who needs access to an accurate view onset.

Jeromy Young, Atomos CEO, said: “I’m thrilled to be continuously bringing to life ProRes RAW support for Sony cameras this being our second collaboration in 2021. Having such a groundbreaking camera with the additional benefits and flexibility of ProRes RAW, the FX3 and Ninja V combination equips content creators with the tools they require to deliver beautifully crafted content.”

ProRes RAW- the new standard for RAW

Atomos is proud of the continuous growth of the ProRes RAW eco-system. Throughout 2020 ProRes RAW continued to build momentum with over 20 cameras supporting ProRes RAW with Atomos, cementing its position as the industry standard for RAW video capture. ProRes RAW support continues to expand across camera manufacturers and models, demonstrating industry commitment to the future of ProRes RAW recording. The range of cameras supporting ProRes RAW is only set to expand in 2021.

ProRes RAW combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the incredible real-time performance of ProRes. The format gives filmmakers enormous latitude when adjusting the look of their images and extending brightness and shadow detail, making it ideal for HDR workflows. Both ProRes RAW, and the higher bandwidth, less compressed ProRes RAW HQ are supported. Manageable file sizes speed up and simplify file transfer, media management, and archiving. ProRes RAW is fully supported in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer along with a collection of other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight and Grass Valley Edius.

* S-Log 3 movies. Sony internal test

Pre-order links:

Sony FX3: $3,898 at Adorama | B&H | Amazon.

Sony FX3 Key Features

  • 10.2MP Full-frame Backside-illuminated (BSI) Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • BIONZ XR Image Processing Engine
  • Real-time Eye-AF and Real-time AF tracking
  • Uninterrupted 4K 60p recording with cooling fan
  • High-speed 2.4 and 5GHz Wi-Fi16 / FTP transfer
  • 627 phase-detection AF points
  • 3-INCH flip-out, vari-angle LCD monitor w/ touch menu and controls
  • S-Cinetone inspired by VENICE colorimetry

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