Atomos Ninja V to enable 12-bit 4K 30p ProRes Raw video on Nikon Z6 II, Z7 II

Atomos is set to release an update to the Ninja V that will enable 12-bit 4K ProRes Raw video recording at 30p when using the external monitor.

The new Nikon Z6 II & Nikon Z7 II full-frame mirrorless cameras will output 4K UHD or full-HD 12-bit RAW when combined with Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder when the new firmware update is released in winter 2020. Atomos says:

As the ProRes RAW eco-system expands, creators are seeking more controls in their editing software. To further support the format, Nikon has also announced that they will be updating the current Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 firmware to support the enhance ISO/exposure compensation metadata for the new Final Cut Pro controls, which will also feature in an upcoming Adobe Premiere Pro update. The Nikon Z 7II and Z 6II will have these enhanced metadata features already enabled.

Nikon N-Log fully supported by Atomos

The Nikon Z 7, Z 6, Z 7II, and Z 6II cameras offer the ability to shoot video in N-Log, which is fully supported in the AtomHDR monitoring pipeline with the ability to add built in 709 preview, custom 3D LUTs and LOG to HDR conversion for both monitoring and output. The upcoming Atomos firmware release will now add the ability to monitor the RAW output as N-Log, to allow the use of existing N-Log 3D LUTs both on the Ninja but also in NLE applications where N-Log is now available as a RAW to Log conversion.

The continuous growth of ProRes RAW

This announcement from Atomos continues the growth of ProRes RAW, with over 20 cameras supporting the Atomos and ProRes RAW combination, cementing its position as the industry standard for RAW video capture. 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 X and Adobe Premiere Pro along with a collection of other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight and Grass Valley Edius.

The US price for Z6 II body is $1,999, check pre-order options at Amazon | B&H Adorama, release date in November.  Z7 II body is $2,999, check pre-order options at Amazon | B&H | Adorama, release date in December.

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