Nikon Z6 & Z7 firmware update adds BMD RAW & ProRes RAW Controls

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Just in time for the holidays, Nikon has released a firmware update for both the Z6 and Z7 cameras that adds the ability to record Blackmagic RAW externally to a compatible monitor/recorder.

The update also adds the ability to adjust ISO and colour temperature (requires fee-for-service upgrade) in Apple Final Cut Pro (ver. 10.4.9 or later) for ProRes RAW footage output to Atomos Ninja V monitor/recorders.

What’s new in version 3.20 – Nikon Z7 & Nikon Z6 Cameras

Nikon Z6 and Z7 cameras

Nikon Z6 and Z7

Download Z6 3.20 firmware here | Download Z7 3.20 firmware here

  • Support for RAW video output is available via a fee-for-service upgrade*, and firmware version 3.20 adds support under this service for Blackmagic Design external video recorders (currently the Video Assist 5″ 12G HDR and Video Assist 7″ 12G HDR). If you have already purchased the RAW video output upgrade for your camera, updating to firmware version 3.20 will add support for Blackmagic Design external video recorders automatically.
  • Users of Apple’s Final Cut Pro X (version 10.4.9 or later) can now adjust ISO sensitivity—and display and adjust color temperature—for ProRes RAW footage output to ATOMOS NINJA V external recorders using the fee-for-service RAW video output upgrade. *
    • < Choosing a RAW Output Type >
      Before filming RAW video, choose an option for HDMI > Advanced > RAW output options > RAW output type in the SETUP MENU based on the type of recorder connected: select Type A for NINJA V recorders and Type B for Video Assist recorders.
  • Added support for NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.2 S lenses.
  • Fixed the following issues:
  • Unexpected aperture values would sometimes be displayed during bracketing in mode M if a bracketing option that made changes to aperture was selected with a NIKKOR Z lens attached.
  • Power aperture controls would sometimes stop responding after the standby timer had been on for an extended period in movie mode.

* The RAW video output upgrade is available on a fee-for-service basis.