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Atomos brings EOS R5 8K ProRes RAW to its NinjaV+

Atomos has announced a firmware update for its Ninja V+ monitor/recorder enabling 8K output from the Canon EOS R5 to be encoded as ProRes RAW.

The upgrade allows the camera’s Raw video stream to be recorded for extended periods (typically up to the capacity of the Ninja V+’s media or the battery life of the camera), in an industry-standard format that reduces the need for import plugins. The Raw footage allows control over both ‘ISO’ and White Balance, in software such as Final Cut Pro.

The ProRes RAW captured should contain the full Raw data that the camera can capture internally, but offer wider software compatibility and fewer restrictions during capture.

Raw recording on the R5 is usually limited to either 29 minutes, 59 second or by the thermal cut-off of the camera. Initiating recording from the Ninja V+ avoids the 29:59 limit and the reduced processor load inside the camera significantly lowers the risk of overheating.

Atomos stresses how small and light the EOS R5 is, even with a Ninja V+ recorder attached

The update only applies to the more expensive Ninja V+, as the older Ninja V doesn’t have the processing power to cope with the large amounts of data generated by 8K/30p Raw. 1TB of storage allows the capture of around 45 minutes of footage. NinjaV users gain 5K/30p ProRes RAW capture from the EOS R5.

The company points out that 8K Raw provides a relatively compact means to retain all the originally captured from each shoot, maximizing flexibility in the initial edit but also leaving open the option to re-process the footage to a different standard, at a future date.

Updates to AtomOS 10.68 for both the Ninja V and Ninja V+ are available from Atomos now.

8K Apple ProRes RAW now available from the Ninja V+ & Canon EOS R5

Melbourne, Australia – 19th August 2021 – Atomos is thrilled to announce that the firmware announced earlier in 2021 for the Ninja V+ to support 8K ProRes RAW from the Canon EOS R5 is now available to download.

Ninja V+ and 8K workflow

Atomos and Canon are delighted to announce the ability for creators to capture stunning and pristine 8K ProRes RAW images from such an affordable, capable, and compact camera system. This will be a true game changer in content creation. When combined with the Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera, the Ninja V+ will record 8Kp30 ProRes RAW.

Apple ProRes RAW 8K provides an unparalleled combination of real-time, multi-stream editing performance, and impressive image quality preservation. The recently announced new features of white balance (WB) and ISO in Final Cut Pro gives creators even greater flexibility and control over their image processing during post-production.

The Atomos Ninja V+ coupled with the benefits of the Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera are placing the power with creators by combining the first affordable 8K solution that will propel content creators to a whole new level of production. Canon and Atomos have democratized 8K for the masses with no compromise in quality.

Ninja V+ more power

Redesigned with a stealth grey bezel and expanded processing power, the Ninja V+ delivers even more options for creators. Using the new Atomos Silicon chip, the AtomIC3, and the AtomOS 10 technology, the Atomos team re-engineered the Ninja V+ to meet the evolving needs of the creator. This innovation increased the power to record ProRes RAW at even higher frame rates and resolutions.

Updates for Ninja V

Ninja V users will also benefit from AtomOS 10.68 with the ability to capture up to 5Kp30 ProRes RAW recording from the Canon EOS R5 alongside the other functionality included in the firmware update. White balance (WB) and ISO in Final Cut Pro adjustments will also be available to Ninja V users in post-production.

ProRes RAW – the new standard for RAW

ProRes RAW continues to build momentum in 2021 with over 30 cameras supported by Atomos, cementing its position as the industry standard for RAW video capture. ProRes RAW combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the incredible real-time performance of ProRes. The format gives filmmakers enormous latitude when adjusting the look of their images and extending brightness and shadow detail, making it ideal for HDR workflows. Manageable file sizes speed up and simplify file transfer, media management, and archiving. ProRes RAW is fully supported in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro and Avid Media Composer, along with a collection of other applications including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight and Grass Valley Edius.

AtomOS 10.68 for Ninja V+ and Ninja V available here.

To update Canon EOS R5 visit your local Canon website.

Join Atomos, Canon and content creator Levi Allen on the 7th September to hear all about the first ever content shot in 8K Apple ProRes RAW. Sign up here.