Shogun 7 Enables RAW On Sony’s PXW-FX9

Atomos has a free update offering Apple ProRes RAW recording support for Sony’s PXW-FX9 camcorder. The full-frame sensor camera is now capable of outputting RAW over SDI to the Atomos Shogun 7.

The pairing will record RAW images at up to DCI 4Kp60, or in 2K up to DCI 2Kp180 continuous for slow motion from the FX9 and XDCA-FX9 Extension Unit.

The FX9 camera’s RAW output is now available via a V2.01firmware update for the FX9 from SonyAtomos is making it possible to record RAW footage with Shogun 7 and FX9 with the AtomOS V10.42 firmware download available on the Atomos website.

Jeromy Young, Atomos CEO, said: “I’m thrilled to be working with the team at Sony to bring this to life. It’s great to add Sony’s FX9 to the large and expanding ProRes RAW ecosystem. The flexibility and convenience of ProRes RAW make the FX9 and Shogun 7 an awesome combination for any filmmaker seeking perfect colors and amazing latitude in post. Initially we will have 4Kp60 and 2Kp180 ProRes RAW recording options and we’re constantly developing more capability in our product to support our partners like Sony.”

ProRes RAW has metadata supplied by the FX9. Apple's Final Cut Pro X and other NLEs will recognise ProRes RAW files recorded by the Shogun 7 from the FX9’s RAW output and allow for them to be set up for editing and display in either SDR or HDR projects. Additional information will also allow other software to perform extensive parameter adjustments

The Shogun 7 is a 7-inch HDR monitor, recorder and switcher. It features a 1920x1200 HDR screen that is 3000nits in Peak HDR and 1500nits in daylight-viewable mode and displays 15+ stops of dynamic. It records to AtomX SSDmini or other approved SATA SSD drives for maximum reliability using proven standards. These are said to be cost effective with a much lower cost per GB than proprietary memory cards.

As a reminder, ProRes RAW combines the flexibility of RAW video with the real-time performance of ProRes. The format gives filmmakers lots of latitude when adjusting the look of their images and extending brightness and shadow detail — making ProRes RAW ideal for HDR and SDR (Rec.709) workflows. The format is fully supported in Final Cut Pro X along with a collection of other apps including Assimilate Scratch, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight, and Grass Valley Edius.

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