FUJIFILM has released a new firmware version that will enable the Fujifilm GFX100 to output 4K RAW video up to 29.97p via HDMI to an Atomos Ninja V 5” HDR monitor-recorder.

This footage is then encoded into 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW. The GFX100 and Ninja V combination will become the “world’s first” Medium Format sensor digital camera system to record 4K RAW footage that is available to own.

The GFX100 boasts a 100MP 4:3 ratio Medium Format CMOS sensor that is 44mm x 33mm in size (∅54.78mm) and can record 4K video at up to 29.97p using the following imager sizes:

● UHD 4K 16:9 (43.6mm x 24.6mm,

∅ 50.06mm)

● DCI 4K 17:9 (43.6mm x 23.1mm,

∅ 49.37mm).

Both shooting modes can use 29.97p, 25p and 24p frame rates and a choice of 400Mbps, 200MBps, 100Mbps bit rates. Currently only UHD 4K 16:9 output will support RAW output.

The GFX100 sensor is larger than any current “large format” cinema cameras as well as classic Vista Vision motion picture film.

Simultaneous output of RAW via HDMI while recording Film Simulation / F-Log / Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) internally is also available.

The GFX100 and Ninja V create a simple to use large format camera system with In-Built Image Stabilization that is small and light enough to hand hold, place in tight corners or mount onto gimbals or drones. When coupled with compatible gimbals or drones, users can start / stop recording, specify exposure settings, and make focus adjustments remotely.

A free AtomOS update to enable GFX100 compatibility will be available from Atomos this month.

Jon Creamer

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