Format will support eight of the most popular cine cameras with a RAW output

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Atomos has become the first monitor and recorder supplier to support Apple’s new ProRes RAW file format – which aims to combine the performance of ProRes with the flexibility of RAW video. 

Apple launched ProRes RAW as a free upgrade to Final Cut Pro X yesterday and the format will be available as an upgrade to the Sumo 19 inch recorder/monitor and on the Shogun Inferno. 

The format will support eight of the most popular cine cameras with a RAW output, including the Panasonic AU-EVA1, Varicam LT, Sony FS5/FS7 and Canon C300mkII/C500, with more to follow. 

Apple’s new Pro Res format is being hailed as an important new format because it enables editors to work with high-quality video images, while also providing enough performance not to hamper the editing process. 

It is suitable for shooting episodic TV, commercials, documentaries, indie films or live events. 

Jeromy Young, chief executive of Melbourne-based Atomos said: “We are incredibly proud to be the first ProRes RAW enabled product in the market and it’s free for our customers. 

“The performance and flexibility of ProRes RAW means a huge leap forward for video production.”