Atomos has announced that the new SIGMA Corporation fp L camera will be able to record Apple ProRes RAW over HDMI when combined with the Ninja V 5” HDR monitor-recorder. The Ninja V will record up to 4Kp30 12-bit ProRes RAW video from the 61-megapixel image sensor with an available 13 stops of dynamic range.
The new SIGMA fp L is touted as the world’s smallest and lightest large format camera. It comes with a robust and lightweight die-cast aluminium enclosure, weighing it at a mere 375g. Suitable for drone and gimbal shooting. It uses an L-Mount lens mount optimised for mirrorless cameras. This allows it to be used with various lenses offered by Leica, Panasonic and SIGMA themselves.
The accurate 5” 1000nit HDR high brightness display of the Ninja V allows users to view the RAW signal in HDR in a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats. The monitor offers touchscreen access to tools like waveforms, magnify or engage peaking so users can check focus for each angle and make any adjustments to get the perfect HDR or SDR shot.
The SIGMA fp L and Ninja V combine to form a compact rig set-up for scenarios like handheld, placing in tight corners or mount onto gimbals, TV dramas, indie films, corporate productions, documentaries and even motion pictures, along with the ability to record ProRes RAW.
Atomos and SIGMA say they are committed to presenting users with the full capabilities of the ProRes RAW format which means giving them maximum flexibility when it comes to editing the codec. SIGMA fp L will therefore fully support White Balance and ISO adjustment sliders in Final Cut Pro.
Atomos CEO Jeromy Young said, “I am excited that SIGMA are adding another amazing camera to their line-up with RAW out capability to Atomos monitor recorders. Add to this their commitment to embracing the full power and potential of ProRes RAW by suppling all the camera metadata needed to allow for the maximum amount of flexibility in post-production.”
ProRes RAW has continued to build momentum with over 30 cameras supporting the Atomos and ProRes RAW combination. ProRes RAW combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the real-time performance of ProRes. The format gives filmmakers latitude when adjusting the look of their images and extending brightness and shadow detail, making it suitable for HDR workflows. Both ProRes RAW, and the higher bandwidth, less compressed ProRes RAW HQ are supported. 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 apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight and Grass Valley Edius.
Meanwhile, Atomos has released AtomOS 10.63 for Ninja V, which enables ProRes RAW support to a number of different cameras, including the Sony Alpha 1, Sony FX3, Panasonic LUMIX BGH1, and SIGMA fp L.
In addition, once the AtomOS 10.63 has been complete on the user’s camera of choice, they will benefit from White Balance and ISO metadata for Final Cut Pro settings slider adjustments.