Atomos will bring Apple ProRes RAW recording up to 120fps to the SIGMA fp
Atomos and SIGMA have announced RAW recording over HDMI with the fp mirrorless camera and Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. Together the fp and Ninja V will record Apple ProRes RAW at up to DCI 4Kp24 or UHD 4Kp30 directly from the camera’s full-frame sensor. It will also be the “world’s first mirrorless camera” to record RAW over HDMI video in HD at 120fps. Footage can be finished for either HDR or SDR (Rec.709).
According to the press release, the SIGMA fp also becomes “the smallest camera combination” to record ProRes RAW, opening up a wide range of shooting options: “the fp body adapts for mounting as a POV or crash camera, for use on gimbals or even worn on the body”. Alternatively, with the addition of Ninja V, cage and other accessories, the fp can also be built out into a fully rigged cinema-style camera with the option to use a wide range of L-mount lenses natively, or PL mount, EF mount and many other lenses via the use of adapters.
The accurate 5” 1000nit HDR high brightness display of the Ninja V allows users to view the SIGMA fp RAW signal in HDR in a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats for optimal exposure. The monitor also offers touchscreen access to tools like 1-1 magnification and peaking for accurate focus, plus waveform, vectorscope…
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young said: “With SIGMA joining the Atomos RAW over HDMI family we now have an exciting option for filmmakers to shoot Apple ProRes RAW with a tiny full-frame camera that also excels in 120fps high frame rate shooting. This camera brings SIGMA’s unique approach to the photo industry into video and we are happy to be innovating together with them to enable the fp to shoot the most versatile RAW codec available. The Atomos Ninja V, SIGMA fp and ProRes RAW open up a whole range of creative opportunities for our customers and I can’t wait to see what users can do with it.”
The Ninja V can also record 422 ProRes and DNx video up to 4kp29.94 and 120p119.88 from the standard 8-bit HDMI output of the SIGMA fp. ProRes RAW or standard video files are recorded to AtomX SSD mini SATA drives in the Ninja V.
ProRes RAW recording requires the free SIGMA V2.00 firmware update for the fp available today, and the free AtomOS update for Ninja V which will be available in Summer 2020.