After the introduction of RAW recording over HDMI on the Sigma fp last week, today Atomos are announcing the implementation of the same functionality on the Fujifilm GFX100 as well. In conjunction with the Ninja V, GFX100 users will now be able to record up to 4Kp30 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW using the GFX100’s state-of-the-art large format CMOS sensor. This makes the combo the world’s first commercially available medium format RAW video shooting system available today.
Together the GFX100 and Ninja V create a large format camera system that is intuitive to use and light enough to handhold, place in tight corners or mount onto gimbals. TV drama, indie films, corporate productions, documentaries and even motion pictures can now utilize the GFX100 and Ninja V to get the distinctive look that is set apart from regular full-frame shots.
“I’m delighted that the Fujifilm GFX100 with our Ninja V delivers extraordinary large sensor RAW footage that was previously unattainable at this size and cost. It continues our mission to democratize filmmaking, giving cinematographers the option to own a RAW shooting large sensor video camera that’s in a class of its own.
Our HDR technology, combined with Fujifilm’s long history of color excellence and Apple’s ProRes RAW codec are a winning combination. I look forward to seeing films, TV shows and commercials shot with this amazing setup.”, Atomos CEO Jeromy Young explains.
The accurate 5” 1000nit HDR high brightness display of the Ninja V allows users to view the GFX100 RAW signal in HDR in a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats, or utilize Fujifilm’s F-Log profile to draw on Fujifilm’s vast color science expertise.
As an alternative to RAW, the Ninja V can also record 10-bit 422 ProRes and DNx video up to 4kp60 from the HDMI output of the GFX100.
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 soon-to-be-released Neon line of production monitors, for perfect HDR viewing by directors, clients, focus-pullers or anyone else who needs access to an accurate view on-set.
ProRes RAW is now firmly established as the new standard for RAW video capture with Fujifilm becoming the fifth major company to announce support for RAW over HDMI. 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. The manageable file sizes, on the other hand, speed up and simplify file transfer, media management, and archiving.
Currently, ProRes RAW is supported in Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, and Edius, along with a collection of other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, and FilmLight Baselight.
The GFX100 and Ninja V will gain the ability to record ProRes RAW at up to 4Kp30 via firmware update 2.00 from Fujifilm and a free AtomOS update from Atomos in July 2020.
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