Hot on the heels of today’s FX6 Cinema Line camera announcement from Sony, Atomos has announced an upcoming firmware update that will allow up to DCI 4Kp60 full-frame ProRes RAW recording to their Shogun 7 monitor/recorder from the new Sony camera.
Read the press release from Atomos below for more information.
Melbourne, Australia – 17 November, 2020: Atomos is delighted to announce Apple ProRes RAW recording support for Sony’s new FX6 professional camera with full-frame sensor; which natively outputs RAW over SDI. This is all made possible with the Atomos Shogun 7 which will record pristine ProRes RAW images at up to DCI 4Kp60. The resulting images have amazing detail and a high degree of latitude to utilize in post-production – optimal for HDR finishing or to give greater flexibility in SDR (Rec.709).
The Shogun 7 & FX6 combination
Recording over SDI from the FX6 to the Shogun 7 extends the performance of the class leading professional camera by taking 16bit linear RAW data from its state-of-the-art Exmor R™ sensor and recording it in the flexible and efficient ProRes RAW format. Recorded with log 12bit color depth, corresponding to over 68 billion color graduations. FX6’s standard professional interface of 12G-SDI and SDI RAW output direct from the main camera body allows for a very powerful professional combination when used with the Atomos Shogun 7.
Content creators and filmmakers also benefit from the storage advantage of ProRes RAW, where the codec harnesses the ability to capture 12bit RAW in the same file sizes as 10bit 422 standard ProRes. In addition to their ground-breaking combination of flexibility and performance, Apple ProRes RAW files are smaller than other RAW file types – simplifying and accelerating file transfer, media management, and archiving.
Jeromy Young, Atomos CEO, said: “I’m thrilled to be continuously working with the team at Sony to bring this to life and to add another of Sony’s camera to our ProRes RAW ecosystem. The flexibility and convenience of ProRes RAW makes the FX6 and Shogun 7 a perfect combination for any filmmaker seeking perfect colors and amazing latitude in post.”
About Shogun 7
The Shogun 7 is the ultimate 7-inch HDR monitor, recorder and switcher a true multi-purpose production monitor. Precision-engineered for the film and video professional, it uses the very latest video technologies available to deliver HDR and SDR monitoring you can trust. It features a highly accurate 1920×1200 HDR screen that is 3000nits in Peak HDR and 1500nits in daylight-viewable mode and displays 15+ stops of dynamic. It records to AtomX SSDmini or other approved SATA SSD drives for maximum reliability using proven standards. These are cost effective with a much lower cost per GB than proprietary memory cards.
The pairing of Sony’s handheld FX6 deserves a flagship monitor to suit. Apart from recording to ProRes RAW the Shogun 7’s portable size lets you monitor, analyze and tag while on set. The HDR monitor-recorder-switcher is a completely flexible master recording and production station. Add to this, features ranging from asynchronous multicamera switching, a 3000nit screen, improved monitor assist tools, frame guides for Social/CDN production, Dolby Vision® playout for HDR delivery and creators have more power to achieve their creative vision than ever before.
Unbelievable HDR, real-time Dolby Vision monitoring Atomos Shogun 7 is a precision HDR monitor-recorder-switcher designed for the film and video professional. It can be used as either a stand-alone field monitor, recorder and switcher for event, documentary and live in-the-field storytelling; or as a tool for large-scale on-set episodic TV, film and cinema productions where multiple crew members such as focus pullers, grips and cinematographers require a consistent visual reference across the field monitor ecosystem.