Atomos and Panasonic announced the development of up to 5.9K full frame Apple ProRes RAW recording from the new LUMIX S5 – Panasonic’s new hybrid 35mm full-frame mirrorless camera. Atomos is therefore excited to announce that the Ninja V will record up to 5.9Kp30, 4Kp60, and 3.5Kp50 from the LUMIX S5 .
More and more cinematographers are now choosing to shoot with anamorphic lenses and the Ninja V and S5 combination cater to them with the 3.5K Super35 Anamorphic 4:3 RAW mode (3536×2656). An even bigger world of cinematic opportunities opens up as the Ninja V and S5 can now be used as an A-camera or smaller B-camera on an anamorphic RAW production.
The combination of S5 and Ninja V has unique advantages that other systems cannot match. Panasonic’s years of experience in mirrorless camera design give the camera a state-of-the-art image stabilized sensor with Dual Native ISO technology, high-speed and high-precision AF achieved by real-time detection technology, superior ergonomics, electronic viewfinder, good battery life, audio options and multiple lens options thanks to the versatile L-mount.
The Ninja V allows users to accurately monitor the RAW signal on its daylight-viewable 5” 1000nit brightness HDR screen. Setup is simple when the camera is attached with perfectly tuned color settings applied automatically. Users can then view the RAW image accurately in HDR in a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats.
The Ninja V offers touchscreen access to tools like waveforms, 1-1 magnification and focus peaking, allowing them to perfect their RAW video. The Ninja V then records the Apple ProRes RAW data onto a removable AtomX SSDmini or other SSD drive. When shooting is complete the drive is removed and connected to a computer via USB for immediate offload and editing.
The LUMIX S5 inherits a range of professional features from its elder brother, the flagship LUMIX S1H. Combined with the Ninja V, the camera is perfectly suited to handheld, shoulder-mounted, gimbal, Steadicam and in vehicle production.
In addition to this the LUMIX S5 packs the essence of Panasonic’s conventional S Series cameras in a compact, lightweight magnesium alloy full die-cast body with effective heat dispersion for stable long recording times. The S5 and Ninja V combination provides a powerful cost-effective and compact-sized workhorse for not only the video professional but also the aspiring video professional.
These features will be activated by a firmware update for the LUMIX S5 and Ninja V by the end of November 2020.
- Panasonic LUMIX S5 Mirrorless Camera (B&H, Amazon)
- Atomos Ninja V 5″ 4K HDMI Recording Monitor (B&H, Amazon)
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