New Z CAM E2 Cameras Firmware (ver. 0.96) Update Announced

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The Z CAM E2 series of cameras are getting another firmware upgrade that adds some new features and resolves some bug fixes.

Updated July 2, 2020: The joint Z CAM and ATOMOS* 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at up to 4K60p support for E2 cameras firmware update for their Ninja V monitor/recorder is now available via the ATOMOS support page here.


Watch a ProRes RAW Test Video below

Shot on Z CAM E2 + Ninja V in ProRes RAW: ‘Walk on the wild side’ by Ludeman Productions

Note: This film was shot on pre-production firmware. The feature will be available in the Atomos Ninja V via a free AtomOS update expected June 2020.


New firmware version 0.96 for All Z CAM E2 Cameras (except E2G)

Features Added:

Added USB Webcam & Streaming Features for Mac and PC

  • In camera SRT push (web interface) – Secure Reliable Transport Protocol
  • In camera RTMP/RTMPS push (web interface) – Public Standard Open Streaming Protocols
  • UVC web camera, supports both H.264 & MJPEG – Standard USB Plug & Play Webcam Protocol

Additional Features

  • Concert image profile is added
  • F2 F3 F4 can be assigned for Mode Switching

Improvements:

  • RAW over HDMI performance
  • [E2-F6][E2-S6] Noise performance further improved in high ISO settings
  • [E2C][E2-F8][E2-S6] White balance range extension to 10000K color temperature
  • 23.98fps is now supported frame rate for output on HDMI
  • Camera preview LUT updated
  • Bug Fix: H.264 meta data error
  • Bug Fix: Audio gain incorrect
  • Other bug fixes
Download the firmware updates from the Z CAM website

Note: Z Raw is now also directly supported in Premeire (PC only) or Scratch MAC & PC

Download Plugin here: http://www.z-cam.com/lut/

Atomos Announces 12-Bit Apple ProRes RAW Support for Z CAM E2 Cameras (Now available)

The upcoming (free) firmware update from Atomos, will allow the Ninja V to record ProRes RAW HQ/ProRes RAW at up to 4K60P from the HDMI port of the E2.

Atomos and Z CAM have also announced the development of touch-screen camera control for any E2 camera with the use of a dedicated Atomos control cable (sold separately).

Atomos says that “for extreme reliability and affordability” footage will recorded to the Ninja V using AtomX SSD mini SATA drives, or other approved SSD media.

Download the Firmware Update here

 


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