DJI has announced that its flagship cinema camera, the Ronin 4D 6K, has lost one of its biggest selling points; the ability to record ProRes RAW. Announced in October, the Ronin 4D 6K boasted internal recording of both ProRes and ProRes RAW, with frame rates up to 60fps. Now, though, that doesn’t appear to be happening.
Exactly why the ability is being removed is unclear. Y. M. Cinema suspects that it’s down to patents, however the DJI Ronin 4D (and the Zenmuse X7) are both still listed as official ProRes RAW products on the Apple website. Whatever the reason, it’s forced a $400 price reduction, reducing the Ronin 4D 6K combo down to $6,799.