Nikon’s Z6 and Z7 have gone RAW via HDMI. This paid upgrade ($199.95) for 12-bit 4K UHD or full-HD RAW video to be recorded to select models of Atomos video recorders connected to a Nikon Z 7 or Z 6 camera via a HDMI connector has finally landed. In this little bit of raw wizardry by Atomos and Nikon the raw video is not subjected to in-camera processing, all information that is outputted from the image sensor is preserved and can be used later in post-production. Specifically, that raw video will be turned into ProRes Raw by an Atomos Ninja V to be used in FCPX. Nikon’s raw video output upgrade is available now for an $199.95 fee, and will require installation by a Nikon Service Center.
RAW video output function (4K UHD and Full HD)
With this upgrade, 12-bit 4K UHD or full-HD RAW video can be recorded*3 to select models of Atomos video recorders*4 connected to a Z 7 or Z 6 camera via a HDMI connector. As RAW video is not subjected to in-camera processing, all information that is outputted from the image sensor is preserved. This abundance of information can later be used in post-production.
The RAW video output capability upgrade can be installed at a Nikon service center and will incur a fee but will be included free of charge as part of Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s kit bundles. Those customers in the United States who have already purchased a Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s kit (Product #13545) will be eligible to have the fee waived (proof of purchase required). For more details about the Nikon Z 6 Filmmaker’s kit, please visit here.
For additional technical information, equipment requirements and instructions on requesting the RAW video output upgrade, please visit: www.nikonusa.com/RAWvideo.
Price and Availability
The firmware update Ver. 2.20 which enables CFexpress functionality is available now, free of charge. Please visit The Nikon Z series Firmware update page to download and find more information.
The RAW video output upgrade is available starting today and will require installation by a Nikon Service Center. A $199.95* fee will apply. For more information on the latest Nikon products, including the Nikon Z mount system, please visit www.nikonusa.com.