Atomos Releases Free Ninja V Pre-Release Beta

The Ninja V AtomOS v10.53 Pre-Release Beta update is for the Fujifilm GFX100 and SIGMA fp. The Pre-Release Beta enables 12-bit 4K Apple ProRes RAW recording with the Fujifilm GFX100 and Apple ProRes RAW recording up to 120fps with the SIGMA fp.

The Fujifilm GFX100 is a medium format camera with a large format CMOS sensor. Combined with the Atomos Ninja V and Apple ProRes RAW recording it gives filmmakers the world’s first commercially available medium format RAW video shooting system that users can own rather than rent.

The GFX-100 outputs up to 4Kp30 RAW video over HDMI to the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder, which is recorded 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW for maximum latitude in post production.

The look of large format video has recently become very popular in Hollywood, associated with an enhanced dimensionality plus the ability to use excellent lenses with different technical characteristics. This feel can now be achieved more affordably with the GFX100 and Ninja V, at the same time as fully harnessing the power of RAW. The resulting images have amazing depth, detail and the maximum latitude for post-production - optimal for HDR finishing or to give greater flexibility in SDR (Rec.709).

The 5” 1000nit HDR high brightness display of the Ninja V allows users to view the GFX100 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 check focus for each angle and make any adjustments to get the perfect HDR or SDR shot.

As an alternative to RAW the Ninja V can also record 10-bit 422 ProRes and DNx video up to 4kp30 from the HDMI output of the GFX100. For reliability and affordability, ProRes RAW or standard video files are recorded to AtomX SSD mini SATA drives in the Ninja V.

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