The new Sony FX6 offers 16-bit RAW over SDI. Atomos will support it via ProRes RAW.
The FX6 outputs 16-bit linear RAW data over a 12G-SDI connection. The Shogun will convert the signal and record ProRes RAW in 12-bit color depth. Until there's a 16-bit codec for ProRes, for now, everything will be recorded at 12-bit.
ProRes RAW is proving itself to be a very efficient and powerful intermediate codec. For filmmakers, it provides a hefty amount of latitude when adjusting the parameters of an image. Better yet, both ProRes RAW and the less compressed ProRes RAW HQ have manageable file sizes, making RAW workflows attainable for nearly any budget. For perspective, 12-bit RAW is the same file size as 10-bit 4:2:2 ProRes.
Additionally, the compressed codec is now supported by most of the popular non-linear editors including Media Composer, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut Pro, along with ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselighy, and Grass Valley Edius.
Atomos supports over 20 cameras with ProRes RAW which includes the FX9. With Shogun's firmware version 10.42, it now fully supports the FX9. When paired with the FX6, the combined portable size and image quality is going to be impressive. The monitor-recorder can be used as your primary recorder, and you could also use Shogun 7 as a multi-cam switcher for live production, a feature we previously reviewed.
No word on when Shogun 7 will receive the update for the FX6, but it's most likely right around the corner.