Right on the heels of Blackmagic Design, Atomos has enabled RAW recording over HDMI with the Sigma fp and Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. Together the Sigma fp and Ninja V will record Apple ProRes RAW at 4K DCI up to 24fps as well as 4K UHD up to 30fps directly from the camera’s full-frame sensor.
This setup also becomes the smallest camera combination to record ProRes RAW, opening up a wide range of shooting options. The Sigma fp’s small size means you can shoot with the full flexibility of RAW almost anywhere.
The fp body is perfect for mounting as a POV or crash camera, for use on gimbals or even worn on the body of the camera operator himself. Alternatively, with the addition of Ninja V, cage and other accessories, the Sigma fp can also be built out into a fully rigged cinema-style camera with the option to use a wide range of L-mount lenses natively, or PL mount, EF mount and many other lenses via the use of adapters.
The accurate 5” 1000nit HDR high brightness display of the Ninja V, on the other hand, allows users to view the Sigma fp RAW signal in HDR in a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats for optimal exposure. The monitor also offers touchscreen access to tools like 1-1 magnification and peaking for accurate focus, plus waveform, vectorscope and false colour to nail exposure for the perfect HDR or SDR shot.
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young said: “With SIGMA joining the Atomos RAW over HDMI family, we now have an exciting option for filmmakers to shoot Apple ProRes RAW with a tiny full-frame camera that also excels in 120fps high frame rate shooting.
This camera brings SIGMA’s unique approach to the photo industry into video and we are happy to be innovating together with them to enable the fp to shoot the most versatile RAW codec available. The Atomos Ninja V, Sigma fp and ProRes RAW opens up a whole range of creative opportunities for our customers and I can’t wait to see what users can do with it.”
The Ninja V can also record 422 ProRes and DNx video up to 4K 29.94p and 4K up to 119.88fps from the standard 8-bit HDMI output of the Sigma fp. For reliability and affordability, ProRes RAW or standard video files are recorded to AtomX SSDmini SATA drives in the Ninja V.
The efficiency of ProRes RAW will give you over 2.5 hours recording in 4K DCI 24p on a 1TB SSD, and its edit-friendly nature offers a slick workflow with the ability to adjust ISO and exposure offset in FCPX or Assimilate Scratch.
Both ProRes RAW, and the higher bandwidth, less compressed ProRes RAW HQ are supported. Users can work with ProRes RAW natively 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.
ProRes RAW recording requires the free Sigma V2.01 firmware update for the fp already available, and the free AtomOS 10.53 update for Ninja V which you can download now at the Atomos website.
- Atomos Ninja V 5″ 4K HDMI Recording Monitor (B&H, Amazon)
- Sigma fp Mirrorless Digital Camera (B&H, Amazon)
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