Atomos Enables Apple ProRes RAW Recording Support for Sony FX6


Atomos has enabled Apple ProRes RAW recording support for Sony’s new FX6 professional camera with full-frame image sensor; which natively outputs RAW over SDI. This is all made possible with the Atomos Shogun 7 AtomOS 10.43 update which now allows users to record ProRes RAW images at up to DCI 4K@60Hz. The resulting images have amazing detail and a high degree of latitude to utilize in post-production — optimal for HDR finishing or to give greater flexibility in SDR

Recording over SDI from the FX6 to the Shogun 7 extends the performance of the camera by taking 16-bit linear RAW data from its state-of-the-art Exmor R CMOS image sensor and recording it in the flexible and efficient ProRes RAW format. Recorded with log 12-bit color depth, corresponding to over 68 billion color graduations. FX6’s standard professional interface of 12G-SDI and SDI RAW output direct from the main camera body allows for a professional combination when used with the Atomos Shogun 7.

Content creators and filmmakers also benefit from the storage advantage of ProRes RAW, where the codec harnesses the ability to capture 12-bit RAW in the same file sizes as 10-bit 422 standard ProRes. Apple ProRes RAW files are smaller than other RAW file types — simplifying and accelerating file transfer, media management and archiving.

Here’s a video that shows it:

The Shogun 7 is the ultimate 7-inch HDR monitor, recorder and switcher production monitor. It features an accurate 1920×1200 HDR screen that is 3,000 nits in Peak HDR and 1500nits in daylight-viewable mode and displays 15+ stops of dynamic. It records to AtomX SSDmini or other approved SATA SSD drives for maximum reliability using proven standards. These are cost effective with a much lower cost per GB than proprietary memory cards.

The pairing of Sony’s handheld FX6 deserves a flagship monitor to suit. Apart from recording to ProRes RAW the Shogun 7’s portable size lets you monitor, analyze and tag while on set. The HDR monitor-recorder-switcher is a completely flexible master recording and production station. Add to this, features ranging from asynchronous multicamera switching, a 3,000-nit screen, improved monitor assist tools, frame guides for Social/CDN production, Dolby Vision playout for HDR delivery and creators have more power to achieve their creative vision than ever before.