The new firmware update will add 12-bit raw output over HDMI. It will also provide support for both the Atomos Ninja series for ProRes RAW and Blackmagic Design Video Assist models for BRAW recording.
Alongside the two additional recent updates to the Ninja and Ninja Ultra line, there is quite literally everything to cover your needs, whether you’re a solo content creator or a top-of-the-line filmmaker. DIYP chatted to Paul Scurrell from Atomos about these exciting new products.
Adobe’s Frame.io has announced some new features and tools to help both its enterprise and individual customers. The features include an updated comparison viewer and enterprise customers can now link directly to AWS S3 cloud storage.
New hardware compatibility has also been announced. This includes the recently announced Fujifilm GFX100 II (buy here), Atomos Ninja and Ninja Ultra (buy here) and Accsoon SeeMo and SeeMo Pro (buy here).
Atomos has announced successors to the very popular Ninja V and Ninja V+ monitors. They’re called the Ninja 5.2″ (buy here) and the Ninja Ultra 5.2″ (buy here). Both units offer significant improvements over their predecessors while retaining their key features.
While both monitors have seen a bit of an overhaul, they both retain the original form factor of the Ninja V and Ninja V+. This means they can be used with the same accessories, including Master Caddy (buy here), AtomX Cast (buy here) and Atomos Connect (buy here).
Two years ago, Atomos launched the AtomX Cast (buy here). Essentially, it’s an add-on for your Atomos Ninja V (buy here) or Ninja V+ (buy here) that turns it into a live-streaming video switcher. It allows you to feed four HDMI sources into it, with buttons to switch from one camera to another. It provides many of the usual live stream switcher features and lets you stream to your PC via USB or to another device over HDMI.
Now, Atomos has announced the new Ninja Cast Desktop Software, giving full control over your AtomX Cast from your computer. It’s available for both Windows and macOS and provides easy access to all of the buttons and settings you’re able to adjust on the unit itself. Any changes made to either the AtomX Cast or your desktop are immediately reflected in the other.
Panasonic has officially announced its raw video features for the Panasonic S5 IIX (buy here). As expected, there’s no raw recording internally, with both ProRes RAW and Blackmagic RAW support being provided by external recorders using raw over HDMI output. Raw support was always expected to come to the Panasonic S5 IIX, but it wasn’t confirmed at the time of the product announcement
Now, it appears to be available with the camera supporting both formats through external monitor recorders from Atomos and Blackmagic. Panasonic has also announced that a firmware update will also be coming in June for the Panasonic S5 II to add Blackmagic RAW support using raw over HDMI with the Blackmagic Video Assist 12G HDR.
It seems that Adobe and Teradek aren’t the only ones jumping on the cloud tech of late. Atomos has also announced new cloud features at NAB 2023, including Atomos Edit, a web-based cloud video editor that lets you publish directly to social media. Atomos Edit offers a professional-style editing timeline, multiuser editing and collaboration features and the ability to publish straight to both YouTube and Vimeo.
Atomos Connect (buy here) adds support for Atomos’ cloud system and Atomos Edit to existing products which don’t natively feature such support, including the popular Ninja V (buy here) and Ninja V+ (buy here). We chatted with Atomos SVP of Product, Paul Scurrell, to learn more about the Atomos Cloud Studio and how Atomos is evolving its camera-to-cloud products, services and workflow.
Well, this is an interesting one. Atomos, largely famous for its monitor/recorder systems is getting into camera sensors. Atomos has announced that it has completed the development of a new “world class 8K video sensor” designed for cinema cameras to shoot 8K content. Atomos hasn’t released much information about the sensor, but they say they are in talks with several camera manufacturers.
It’s an interesting move, for sure, but it’s one that’s been in the works for a long time. Atomos acquired the intellectual property rights and the technical team from broadcast equipment firm, Grass Valley five years ago. The goal of that acquisition seems to have been specifically to “develop a leading-edge 8K video sensor”. The press release reads as follows:
Panasonic has announced a major firmware update for the Panasonic GH6. The new Version 2.0 firmware adds a couple of features that customers have been asking for since the camera was first announced. Namely, 4K 60fps ProRes 422 HQ capture internally as well as full resolution 5.7K and 4K DCI RAW over HDMI output at 60fps and 120fps respectively. And for anamorphic shooters, you also get 5.8K and 4.4K RAW over HDMI.
For 5.7K video, you get up to 60fps and for 4K, you get up to 120fps raw over HDMI. For anamorphic, it’s half that rate. So, 5.8K goes up to 30fps while 4.4K is limited to 60fps. Naturally, you’ll need an external recorder capable of capturing these framerates and resolutions, which means the Atomos Ninja V or Ninja V+ devices if you want to record ProRes RAW.
As well as today’s previous announcement from Atomos regarding Frame.io Camera to Cloud (C2C) support in their two new products, the Atomos Connect and Shogun Connect, Frame.io is also announcing more integration features from Teradek products, integration with Viviana Cloud sound recorders and FDX FilmDataBox as well as support for mobile shooters using FiLMiC Pro.
For Frame.io’s Enterprise users, they’ve also announced a new AppleTV app to create a simplified “executive viewing platform”, Digital Rights Management (DRM) protection and Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) to prevent unauthorised viewing and piracy of footage. There’s also new Frame.io integration into FilmLight Baselight colour grading system.