If you're a fan of the current Canon lineup, today is probably a really good day for you. Atomos has officially released the firmware update designed to work with the Canon EOS R5 it originally teased back at the start of this year. Let's look at what the update entails, and what this means for filmmakers as a whole.
Fresh off the recent release of the Ninja V+, Atomos has added 8K ProRes RAW recording capabilities to an already expansive tool for shooters.
The Ninja V+ had the ability to record up to 8K 30p RAW, 4K 120p, and a H.265 10-bit 4:2:2 codec, yet ProRes RAW was something only teased. And while the new firmware update is great, it's made even more impactful due to the affordability of camera systems like the EOS R5 and what you're able to produce now. The ProRes RAW addition only adds to the seemingly limitless possibilities of consumer-grade cameras and what creators can do now.
Here's what Atomos is saying about the new update, the as-expected compatibility you can expect, and what this update can do for you.
"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"
So, what I'm reading from all this is that you can probably expect to see these types of updates and features with not just Canon cameras, but soon your Sonys and Nikons of the world. This is just the tip of the iceberg for ProRes RAW and Atomos bringing the heat, in my opinion.
You can find the 10.68 update here.
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