Apple made a big splash in the video industry last week when it debuted ProRes RAW: a new video codec that seeks to combine the flexibility and editing latitude of RAW video with the performance and space benefits of a compressed ProRes file. And now, thanks to a free firmware update from Atomos, owners of the Shogun Inferno and Sumo19 monitor/recorders can immediately begin shooting in the new and improved format.
Simply download and install the AtomOS 9 firmware at this link, and your Shogun Inferno and Sumo19 will be able to record ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ using any of the nine supported cinema cameras from Panasonic, Sony and Canon. As of this writing, that makes the Shogun Inferno and Sumo19 the first and only monitor/recorders to offer ProRes RAW.
If you’re still a bit confused as to what ProRes RAW is, and how it differs from standard ProRes, Atomos breaks down the benefits of the new format on its website. The company also produced the following ProRes RAW sample footage using the Atomos Shogun Inferno and three different cinema cameras: the Panasonic EVA1, Canon C300mkII and Sony FS5.
ProRes RAW available today for Atomos recorders
Melbourne, Australia – 9 April 2018 – ProRes RAW is available today for Atomos recorders, delivering a powerful new RAW workflow when combined with Final Cut Pro 10.4.1. Simply install the free AtomOS 9 upgrade on the Atomos Shogun Inferno or Sumo19 monitor/recorders, connect to one of the nine supported cinema cameras, and begin recording in ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ.
Users can immediately enjoy the benefits of the amazing new RAW end-to-end workflow that combines the incredible performance of ProRes with the flexibility of RAW. Atomos devices are → continue…
Atomos’ Shogun Inferno and Sumo19 external HDR monitor/recorders are about to get a free upgrade that will really delight owners of the popular Super 35 Panasonic AU-EVA1 cinema camera. The update—full details incoming at NAB 2018—will allegedly allow EVA1 owners to capture 5.7K RAW video direct from the sensor at up to 30fps using the recorders’ 6G SDI connections.
If you pull that down to 4K resolution, you can record Raw video at up to 60fps in Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR (2K/120p or 4K/30p in CDNG RAW). And finally, if you drop the resolution further to 2K, you can record slow-motion Raw video at 240fps direct to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHR. According to Atomos, “the resulting frames are super clean, detailed and capable of withstanding heavy grading.”
For those of us not into video, it’s worth noting why this is a big deal.
The Panasonic EVA1 is the type of camera that a lot of DSLR/mirrorless users consider when they get serious about video. Support for 5.7K Raw on a ~$7-8K cinema camera of this quality is pretty compelling. It’s a logical next step for people who want to go beyond DSLR/mirrorless video.
We won’t dive into the Shogun Inferno or Sumo19’s other features here, but you can learn more on the Atomos website. And if you already own one of these recorders, keep an eye out—this free AtomOS update will be released at NAB 2018 later this month.
Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo19 unlock the Panasonic AU-EVA1 5.7K RAW output
Melbourne, Australia – 02 April 2018 – Panasonic’s AU-EVA1 is a great Super35 cine camera with excellent low light capabilities – winning wide-spread acclaim since its launch last year.
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