Panasonic LUMIX S5 Can Now Record 5.9K ProRes RAW
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Atomos enables ProRes RAW recording on the Panasonic LUMIX S5.

Earlier this month, Panasonic tested the upcoming updates to its S-series full-frame mirrorless cameras, including the popular S1H, with improved autofocus performance, additional recording formats, and options for higher bit depths.

One of the standout features was that the LUMIX S5 would support ProRes RAW through Atomos.

Today, companies have kept that promise as the S5, when paired with the Ninja V-Recorder, supports 5.9K full-screen recording at up to 30p, 4K at 60p, and 3.5K anamorphic at 50p. Both ProRes RAW and ProRes RAW HQ are supported.

This is great news for video shooters looking to take advantage of RAW workflows. With ProRes RAW fully supported by Avid, Premiere Pro, and Final Cut along with apps like ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, it is becoming the preferred format for content creators looking to expand the scope of the camera sensor.

The LUMIX S5 connects more than 20 cameras now supported by ProRes RAW via Atomos. Priced below $ 2,000, it becomes one of our most popular under-the-radar cameras.

The Ninja V lets you record 3.5K Super 35 anamorphic 4: 3 RAW (3536 x 2656) without worrying about the recording time restrictions. The only thing holding you back is memory size.

Fans of the G series cameras (GH4, GH5) will remember how great it was to shoot anamorphically with an MFT sensor. Now you can use it on a full frame sensor and record RAW.

The Ninja V has a number of convenient options including an easy-to-use touchscreen, waveforms, 1-1x magnification, and focus peaking. Also, you can view the RAW image in HDR either HLG or PQ (HDR10). In addition to RAW, you can also record other flavors of ProRes, including ProRES HQ or Avid DNx. Better yet, videos are recorded on removable SSD drives for quick off-set storage.

To record ProRes RAW on the S5, you need to download AtomOS 10.55 and the latest Panasonic firmware from the support site.


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