Atomos and Z CAM release 5.8K for all Z CAM E2 cameras

Both Atomos and Z CAM enabled 12-bit 5.8K Apple ProRes RAW over HDMI recording on the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and the Z CAM E2-F6, E2-F8 and E2-S6 cinema cameras. Also, the E2, E2-M4 and E2 C models received support for 4K ProRes RAW recording.

Additionally, another part of the update from Atomos, the company released new camera control functions for all Z CAM models. The update allows for crucial features to be set from the Ninja V through the monitor’s touchscreen.

ProRes RAW Recording on all Z CAM E2 cameras

Here is the full breakdown of the crucial features to be set from the Ninja V via the monitor’s touchscreen:

  • For E2-F6, E2-F8, and E2-S6 cameras: 5.8K ProRes RAW recording over HDMI at up to 29.97p and up to 4K (UHD) at up to 59.94p
  • The E2 and E2-M4 can record ProRes RAW to the Ninja V at up to DCI 4Kp59.94
  • For E2C owners, you can output RAW at DCI 4K 29.97p to the Ninja V

This update allows all E2 cameras to record high-quality video in a small, compact form factor. Plus, the cameras themselves are affordable options.

Atomos Ninja V camera control functions for Z CAM E2 cameras

The Atomos Ninja V now controls the key functions of all E2 cameras via the monitor recorder’s touchscreen. Additionally, the Ninja V connects via USB-C to the camera, allowing for two-way communication for many controls. For instance, you can start/stop recording, change your aperture/shutter speed/ISO and eND settings directly from the Ninja V.


You can download the AtomOS 10.5 update for the Ninja V at the official Atomos website. The update is completely free there. To update the Z CAM E2 camera to the latest firmware, go to the Z CAM website.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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