Atomos ProRes RAW Recording from Panasonic LUMIX S5 Camera Announced

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Atomos ProRes RAW Recording from Panasonic LUMIX S5 Camera Announced

Atomos and Panasonic will add the LUMIX S5 to the list of cameras that enable ProRes RAW recording onto the Atomos Ninja V. This free firmware update will increase the value of the Ninja V and mirrorless cameras even more.

Atomos and Panasonic have announced that the Panasonic LUMIX S5 (our review here) will be able to output up to 5.9K ProRes RAW to the popular Ninja V recorder today, with the help of a free firmware update.

Available recording options will be:

  • 5.9K up to 30p
  • 4K up to 60p
  • 3.5K Anamorphic (4:3) up to 50p

Atomos Ninja V

Panasonic LUMIX S5 with Atomos Ninja V recorder
Easier image monitoring with Atomos Ninja V. Source: Atomos

Besides the ability to record higher quality video, you will get a better monitoring experience with the larger 5″ 1000nit HDR display. Longer record times with reliable and cost-effective SSDs like the Angelbird AtomX SSDmini might be helpful for some, too.

ProRes RAW

ProRes RAW is proving to be a very efficient and powerful intermediate codec, just like all the other ProRes flavors. The possibility to change certain video parameters in post production, from cameras that cost under $5000 is very welcomed.

Also, the growing NLE and App support (Final Cut Pro X, Adobe Premiere, Grass Valley Edius, Assimilate Scratch, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight) for ProRes RAW is paving the way to wide-spread adoption.

Availability

The firmware update for the Atomos Ninja V will be available on November 24th and you will also need the corresponding Panasonic LUMIX S5 firmware update, to enable ProRes RAW recording.

[UPDATE: NOW AVAILABLE]
Ninja V:
https://www.atomos.com/firmware/ninja-v-v2

Panasonic LUMIX S5:
https://av.jpn.support.panasonic.com/support/global/cs/dsc/download/index4.html

Do you own a Ninja V recorder or plan on buying one? What do you think about this new firmware update? Share your experiences in the comment section below!

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Walter Vargas
Walter Vargas
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November 5th, 2020

Nice to see a real raw format emerging as the standard.

Juan Marin
Juan Marin
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November 4th, 2020

ProresRAW will it have Vlog in it?

Mike Andersen
Mike Andersen
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November 5th, 2020
Reply to  Florian Milz

ProRes RAW is a compressed undebayered fileformat. ProRes RAW HQ file size varies between the size of ProRes 422 HQ and ProRes 444. Pure RAW is more than double size

Martin Kacvinsky
Martin Kacvinsky
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November 5th, 2020
Reply to  Juan Marin

With latest premiere pro version, you can choose in which profile the proresraw should be debayered. You can choose from vlog, nlog, slog2/3, dlog, etc… As it is raw, you can do basically anything with it.

Walter Vargas
Walter Vargas
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November 5th, 2020
Reply to  Juan Marin

It’s raw; it’s not recorded with gamma curves like that. You can CONVERT it to something encoded with such a curve in post, however.

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