Atomos Ninaj V delivers 4k 10-bit 4:2:2 out of the box to Lumix S1

Panasonic’s new Lumix S1 might not be able to record 4:2:2 10-bit internally at release, but that doesn’t stop users from having the option straightaway via the Atomos Ninja V and Inferno.

Atomos is making a bit of a habit of adding new capabilities to Panasonic kit. The Ninja Inferno upgraded the GH5’s 4K 60p recording options from the internal 8-bit 4:2:0 Long GOP to 10-bit, 4:2:2, ProRes/DNxHR. Now it’s pulling the same sort of trick again, providing an alternative to the ability to record 4k 10-bit 4:2:2 HDR with the new Lumix S1 mirrorless at release rather than having to wait for the upcoming paid firmware upgrade from Panasonic later in the year.

The company notes, as well as the usual external recording benefits of longer record times and drive flexibility, this is going to make HDR workflows in particular work out of the box when the camera is released on the 4th of April. Recording over HDMI to either its Inferno or Ninja V monitor/recorders will allow recording direct to Avid DNx OR
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