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Atomos Ninja V
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  • AtomOS 10.3 Firmware Update

    • Frame Guides for Social Media  - for Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram videos there are guides for 1:1 and 1.91:1.1. Portrait Instagram mode offers a 4:5 ratio guide and there is also 9:16 for Instagram stories/IGTV, Snapchat, and YouTube.
    • 9 Grid overlay  - helpful function for applying the rule of thirds theory to the image composition.
    • Legalize HDMI input - users can manually apply a Full-to-Legal range conversion on the recorded input. The setting provides the option to legalize REC.709 inputs that are using Full range (8bit 0-255 / 10bit 0-1023) to accurately map these to Legal range (16-235 or 64-940) for increased flexibility with NLE systems.
    • IRE Scale for False Color (False color is an essential tool to get the correct exposure) -- An IRE % scale with values has been added to False Color mode view to help enable accurate exposure of skin tones when exposing.
    • Anamorphic De-squeeze - Atomos added 1.25x and 1.8x de-squeeze to allow compatibility with a wider range of anamorphic glass.
    • Rolling File Naming - Scene, Shot and Take filenames allow users to accurately name planned shots as if using a conventional slate. This firmware update adds the ability to maintain continuous rolling file naming and take counts after reformatting a drive. This function can be turned on or off in the file naming menu.
  • Atomos is thrilled to announce the dream of ultra-high resolution RAW video from a full-frame mirrorless camera is now a reality. Last week Atomos launched a Pre-Release Beta for Ninja V users to try out on their Panasonic LUMIX S1H. Today Atomos announces the full firmware update for the Ninja V.

    From today Ninja V & Panasonic LUMIX S1H users will be able to record:

    Simply stunning 12-bit RAW

    The Ninja V captures the unprocessed highly detailed 12-bit RAW signal files directly from the full frame sensor of the S1H over HDMI at up to 5.9K/29.97p in Full-frame, or 4K/59.94p in Super35. These unprocessed files are extremely clean, preserving the maximum dynamic range, color accuracy and every detail from the S1H. The resulting ProRes RAW files allow for greater creativity in post-production with perfect skin tones and easily matched colors, ideal for both HDR and SDR (Rec.709) workflows.

    Anamorphic RAW

    More and more cinematographers are now choosing to shoot with anamorphic lenses and the Ninja V and S1H combination caters to them with the new 3.5K Super35 Anamorphic 4:3 RAW mode. An even bigger world of cinematic opportunities opens up as the Ninja V and S1H can now be used as an A-camera or smaller B-camera on an anamorphic RAW production.

    Improved color pipeline

    LUMIX S1H ProRes RAW files recorded to the Ninja V can now benefit from an improved color pipeline in Apple Final Cut Pro X. Panasonic have published a new LUT based workflow that allows the enhanced potential of ProRes RAW files captured from the LUMIX S1H to be realised in the NLE software.

    Ninja V advantage

    The Ninja V allows users to accurately monitor the RAW signal on its daylight-viewable 5" 1000nit brightness HDR screen. Setup is simple when the camera is attached with perfectly tuned color settings applied automatically. Users can then view the RAW image accurately in HDR in a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats. The Ninja V offers touchscreen access to tools like waveforms, 1-1 magnification and focus peaking, allowing them to perfect their RAW video. The Ninja V then records the ProRes RAW data onto a removable AtomX SSDmini or other SSD drive. When shooting is complete the drive is removed and connected to a computer via USB for immediate offload and editing.

    ProRes RAW the new standard

    In addition to their ground-breaking combination of flexibility and performance, Apple ProRes RAW files are smaller than other RAW files -- simplifying and accelerating file transfer, media management, and archiving. Even with the new higher 5.9K resolution, ProRes RAW files from the S1H can easily be edited on most modern Macs. ProRes RAW is fully supported in Final Cut Pro X and Adobe Premiere Pro along with a collection of other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight and Grass Valley Edius.

    This is available immediately; Ninja V users can download the free AtomOS update for their monitor-recorder directly from the Atomos website.

    Over the past few months Atomos has created a series of content pieces with the Ninja V and Panasonic LUMIX S1H, from test footage, to setting up your Ninja V and S1H with PhotoJoseph, to hearing from creators like Stuart Morgan and Krzysztof Sieniawski and their experiences with the great combo of Ninja V & S1H. Please see recent examples below.

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    AtomOS 10.53 --- Sigma fp and FujiFilm GFX100 HDMI RAW

    Important Note:

    With the installation of this update if not previously activated users will be required to activate ProRes RAW, as a codec.

    Following the Firmware update, when a RAW source is plugged in, or a user selects ProRes RAW Codec, a UI pop-up will ask for activation code to continue.

    Visit Atomos website www.atomos.com/activation and follow the online instructions to generate a code.

    SIGMA fp

    • Video modes available for monitoring and recording in 12 Bit RAW:
      • 4096x2160p24
      • 3840x2160 up to 30p
      • 1920x1080p up to 119.88p
    • Video modes available for monitoring and recording in 10 Bit ProRes 422 or DNx:
      • 3840x2160 up to 30p
      • 1920x1080 up to 119.88p

    Monitoring of RAW input in:

    • Native -- Linear to VLog for use with 3D LUTs -- can use any existing VLog LOOK LUTs
    • Rec709 -- to view RAW input in SDR up to 6.7 stops of dynamic range
    • HLG -- to view RAW in HLG with up 10.5 stops of dynamic range
    • PQ -- to view RAW in PQ/HDR10 with up to 10.5 stops of dynamic range, for scenes with extended spectral highlights.
    • Playback of recorded video in ProRes RAW, ProRes, and DNX

    FujiFilm GFX100

    • RAW modes available for monitoring and recording in 12 Bit RAW
      • 3840x2160 up to 30p
    • Video modes available for monitoring and recording in 10 Bit ProRes 422 or DNx:
      • 4096x2160 up to 24p
      • 3840x2160 up to 30p
      • 1920x1080 up to 60p
    • Monitoring of RAW input in:
      • Native -- Linear to Vlog for use with 3D LUTs -- can use any existing VLog VGamut LOOK LUTs.
      • Rec709 -- to view RAW input in SDR up to 6.7 stops of dynamic range.
      • HLG -- to view RAW in HLG with up 10.5 stops of dynamic range.
      • PQ -- to view RAW in PQ/HDR10 with up to 10.5 stops of dynamic range, for scenes with extended spectral highlights.
    • Playback of recorded video in ProRes RAW, ProRes 422, and DNx.

    Known limitations

    SIGMA fp

    • In some instances when using LUTs banding artifacts may be observed in some areas of the display on the Ninja V for 4K UHD video modes. (This behaviour is only limited to the display of the Ninja V and not the recordings).
    • On occasion if the camera is. powered down whilst connect to the Ninja V and set to RAW mode, the Ninja V may enter a locked state.
    • Switch between Record and Play back mode, Unplugging and re-plugging the HDMI, or Power cycling Switching will all resolve this issue.
    • ISO metadata reported in Final Cut Pro X may occasionally be incorrect if using 1/3 EV ISO adjustments on the camera. - Incorrect for camera ISO setting 1000, 8000, 16000.
    • Update in future firmware release for camera.
    • White balance adjustment is not available in Final Cut Pro X.

    FujiFilm GFX100

    • Interaction with the EVF eye sensor may cause freeze frame or black frames in the recording. - Not using the EVF or tilting the LCD screen can resolve the issue.
    • Removal of the EVF from the camera is advised to avoid issue.
    • White balance metadata is not reported in Final Cut Pro X.
    • Update in future firmware release for camera and Ninja.
    • White balance adjustment is not available in Final Cut Pro X.

    General

    • RAW to HDR HDMI output - PQ / HDR10 output conversion may appear slightly incorrect.