Sony a7S III and Atomos Ninja V
Sony a7S III and Atomos Ninja V

Atomos revealed the a7S III can send the Ninja V RAW video records at up to 4Kp60 over HDMI.

“The Alpha 7S III has a state-of-the-art CMOS image sensor and the Ninja V can record its full dynamic range in Apple ProRes RAW for maximum detail and latitude in post-production,” says Atomos.

Continuous RAW recording with the a7S III and Ninja V

According to Atomos, you will have unrestricted RAW recording with the combo. The combination will record ProRes RAW video for as long as you have disk space on your SSD. Additionally, you will have the option to capture RAW video on the Ninja V at the same time as compressed video. This video is recorded internally to the a7S III’s memory card. This should be a useful backup.

16-bit Linear RAW captured as 12-bit Log RAW

The 6-bit linear RAW output of the Alpha 7S III is compressed and recorded in the Ninja V as 12-bit ProRes RAW at up to 4Kp60. Ultimately, this is the result in a ProRes RAW file with the visual quality of the a7S with the advantages of RAW and ProRes. One of the benefits you can take advantage of is how you can control noise. You can better use reduction and sharpening with the files you record.

10-bit 4kp60 Apple ProRes or Avid DNx for extended a7S III recording

This is the first time we have seen a Sony mirrorless camera offering a 10-bit 422 HDMI video output option. The Ninja V and other current Atomos monitor-recorders can record this as 10-bit 422 Log or Rec.709 video at up to 4Kp60 into ProRes or DNx codecs. This should allow for long record times and practical data rates when using the a7S III with the Ninja V.

Availability

Ninja V users will receive a free AtomOS update to enable RAW recording over HDMI from the a7S III. This is set to be available in September 2020.

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