Atomos has announced the development of Apple ProRes RAW recording from the Sony Alpha 1 to the Atomos Ninja V with output of up to 4.3Kp60.
More from the Atomos press release below.
March 5th, Melbourne, Australia: Atomos is thrilled to be announcing the development of Apple ProRes RAW recording from the groundbreaking new full-frame mirrorless camera recently announced by Sony, the Alpha 1. This is all made possible with the Atomos Ninja V which will record pristine ProRes RAW images from the camera’s RAW output at up to 4.3Kp60.
Sony’s Alpha 1 is designed for professionals and combines high-resolution and high-speed performance, with a new 50.1-megapixel (approx, effective) full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ CMOS image sensor built with integral memory in combination with an upgraded BIONZ XR™ imaging processing engine. It also offers a wide dynamic range with 15+ stops for video.
Ninja V & Sony’s Alpha 1 Combination
The Sony Alpha 1 and Ninja V combination allows for a compact rig set-up with a camera that breaks existing boundaries and unleashes extended creative possibilities to creators. Add to this the ability to record data-rich 16-bit RAW from the Alpha 1, which is then compressed and recorded in the Ninja V as 12-bit ProRes RAW from the camera’s new large sensor up to 4.3Kp60.
Users will benefit from the full flexibility offered by the ProRes RAW format as Atomos ensures that all the camera White Balance and ISO/Exposure Offset adjustments will be available within Final Cut Pro to the user.
Record up to 4Kp60 10-bit HDR video direct from your camera’s sensor, over HDMI 2.0. Store edit-ready ProRes or DNxHR on affordable SSD drives and bypass your cameras internal compression and record time limits. A tiny 1TB AtomX SSDmini will give you 2.5 hrs of 4K recording.
Content creators and filmmakers will benefit from these available adjustments and the storage advantage of ProRes RAW, where the codec harnesses the ability to capture 12-bit RAW in the same file sizes as 10-bit 422 standard ProRes. In addition to their groundbreaking 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.
The Ninja V and RAW recording also opens up the camera to the wider Atomos eco-system for enhanced on-set HDR and SDR monitoring. A video signal can be output from the Ninja V to the Atomos Sumo19, or the recently released NEON line of production monitors, for perfect HDR viewing by directors, clients, focus-pullers or any crew member who needs access to an accurate view on-set.
“I’m thrilled to be continuously bringing to life ProRes RAW support for Sony cameras. Having such a groundbreaking camera with the additional benefits and flexibility of ProRes RAW, the Alpha 1 and Ninja V combination offers content creators an array of features to fulfil their creative vision.” – Jeromy Young, Atomos CEO
The most technologically advanced, innovative camera that Sony has ever released, the Alpha 1 combines high-resolution and high-speed performance at a level never previously reached. A 50.1-megapixel full-frame stacked Exmor RS™ image sensor capable of up to 30 fps continuous shooting with up to 120 AF/AE calculations per second, 8k 30p 10-bit 4:2:0 video and much more, the Alpha 1 will allow creators to capture what they’ve never been able to before.
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