Apple ProRes RAW, announced at NAB 2018

ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovinSuper Moderators Posts: 22,785 moderator
edited April 10, 2018 in Video

Apple ProRes RAW is a new "recording" format, apparently designed by Apple and Atomos as a more compact video RAW codec than Cinema RAW used previously.

For now, only a few camcorder/cameras are projected to actually work with the Atomos Ninja V to record in the new codec, which is the only external video recorder capable of using that format codec. No digital-NLEs are currently able to read the format, but the Apple Final Cut X software is slated for an update to allow ingesting the files.

According to Phillip Bloom, the following cameras should be compatible with the Atomos Ninja V recorder:

  • Canon C300 Mark II
  • Canon C500
  • Sony FS700
  • Sony FS5/ FS5 II
  • Sony FS7/FS7 II
  • Panasonic Varicam LT
  • Panasonic EVA1

... and the DJI Inspire 2 with Zenmuse X7 should be able to independently record to Apple ProRes RAW within a couple of months.

(Edit: Rereading Mr. Bloom's page it appears that the Atomos Shogun Inferno and Sumo recorders will have a free firmware upgrade to support the new RAW codec.)

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