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Atomos launches ‘world first’ RAW support for Nikon’s full frame mirrorless cameras

Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 cameras will work together with the Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR monitor/recorder to record Apple’s ProRes RAW video format

Atomos has announced what it describes as a ‘world first’ RAW video output and capture from Nikon’s full frame mirrorless cameras.

The Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 full-frame mirrorless cameras will work together with the Atomos Ninja V 4K HDR monitor/recorder to record Apple’s ProRes RAW video format.

According to Atomos, the Ninja V unlocks control of the video image at the highest quality possible, preserving the maximum dynamic range, colour accuracy and detail, while at the same time every aspect of the video image can be controlled.

Explaining how the technology works, Atomos said the camera outputs a stream of RAW data via a 4K HDMI cable to the Ninja V. This data is then repacked into the ProRes RAW format and recorded to a removable SSD drive in the Ninja V. When shooting is finished, the drive is removed and connected to a computer via USB. Footage can then be decoded (debayered) and edited in the highest possible quality.

Atomos CEO Jeromy Young said: “It’s a really exciting time for high quality cinematic video on every platform from Facebook to Netflix. Our customers are increasingly making their livings creating this content and we love giving them the affordable tools they need to do it. Through partnering with great companies like Nikon, we have built solutions that are easy to use and look great.”

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