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Atomos ProRes RAW Recording from Panasonic LUMIX S5 Camera Announced

November 4th, 2020 Jump to Comment Section 7
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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