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Free AtomOS update for Ninja V enables ProRes RAW for Olympus OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark III mirrorless cameras

Tue 08, 12 2020

Watch the beauty video ‘Light’ shot in ProRes RAW with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark III combined with the Ninja V here

Atomos is excited to announce the release of Apple ProRes RAW recording over HDMI with the Olympus OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark III mirrorless cameras. Together these powerful Olympus cameras and the Atomos Ninja V will record ProRes RAW directly from the camera’s sensor.

Olympus users who love the OM-D family for its portability and in-body 5-axis image stabilization can now benefit from a ProRes RAW workflow when they combine the cameras with the Ninja V, such as creative control to adjust the color and look of the video in post-production while extending brightness and shadow detail.

The Ninja V allows users to accurately monitor the RAW signal on its daylight-viewable 5” 1000nit brightness HDR screen. Setup is simple with perfectly tuned color settings applied automatically. Users can then view the image in HDR quality with a choice of HLG and PQ (HDR10) formats. The Ninja V offers touchscreen access to tools like waveforms, 1-1 magnification and focus peaking, allowing users to perfect their shot setup. The Ninja V then records the ProRes RAW data onto a removable AtomX SSDmini or other SSD drive. When shooting is complete the drive is removed and connected to a computer via USB for immediate offload and editing.

Jeromy Young, Atomos CEO, said: “We’re thrilled to work with Olympus and their stunning mirrorless cameras to bring the power of Apple’s ProRes RAW to OM-D users. We can’t wait to see the creativity that results from this partnership”.

ProRes RAW the new standard:

ProRes RAW is now firmly established as the new standard for RAW video capture, with Olympus being the eighth brand to support the format with the OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark III mirrorless cameras. 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. 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 X, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer 2020.10 update, along with a collection of other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight and Grass Valley Edius.

Hear from Kauas Creative the production company who shot ‘Light’ and their experience with ProRes RAW: https://youtu.be/N1LP1FUgEFU

Compare the ungraded and graded shots from ‘Light’: https://youtu.be/6iOIsR_8gSM

Ninja V and Olympus OM-D E-M1X and OM-D E-M1 Mark III users can now benefit from ProRes RAW by downloading the free AtomOS 10.56 from the Atomos website and updating their cameras with firmware version 2.0 for the OM-D E-M1X and firmware version 1.2 for the OM-D E-M1 Mark III from the Olympus website.

Links for firmware updates:

Atomos
https://www.atomos.com/firmware/ninja-v-v2

Olympus

Asia & Oceania: https://cs.olympus-imaging.jp/en/support/imsg/digicamera/download/software/firm/e1/

North America: https://getolympus.com/firmware

Europe: https://www.olympus-europa.com/site/en/c/cameras_support/downloads/index.html

About Atomos

Atomos exists to help creative professionals cut through technology barriers by creating easy to use, cutting-edge 4K and HD Apple ProRes monitor/recorders. These products give video professionals a faster, higher quality and more affordable production system, whether they create for social media, YouTube, TV or cinema. Atomos continues to demonstrate its commitment to putting users first through continual innovation at amazing price points. The company developed the AtomOS operating system dedicated to video recording with an elegant and intuitive touchscreen user interface and was also the first to implement the professional Apple ProRes RAW format for recording with cinema cameras. Atomos is based in Australia with offices in the USA, Japan, China, UK and Germany and has a worldwide distribution partner network.

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