Unlock Blackmagic RAW on your Nikon Z7 or Z6.
Nikon has released firmware version 3.2 which expands its external RAW options to include 12-bit Blackmagic RAW for its Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras. With the update, shooters can now record both ProRes RAW and BRAW externally.
For those who have already purchased Nikon's RAW upgrade package, the firmware can be downloaded immediately for use. Once updated, the Z7 and Z6 can be paired with a Blackmagic Video Assist to record BRAW via the HDMI connection. The upgrade offers 12-bit RAW in 4K UHD up to 30p or full HD video.
Additionally, for those recording ProRes RAW to an Atomos Ninja V, the firmware adds compatibility with the ISO and color temperature controls in Apple’s Final Cut Pro Version (10.4.9).
For those interested in adding the Nikon RAW update, it costs $199.95 and must be sent into a Nikon service facility. Owners of the Z7 II and Z6 II should expect a firmware update in 2021 that will provide Blackmagic RAW support.