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Written by Heath McKnight

Sony FX6 DCI 4Kp60 ProRes RAW via Atomos Shogun 7, RED KOMODO Netflix Approved, New Manfrotto Memory Cards, & Came TV Carbon Fiber Matte Box.

Sony FX6 and Atomos Ninja V

The Sony FX6 is a tremendous 4K camera, and one that is getting rave reviews from professionals and RedShark News. Atomos is releasing an update that will allow DCI 4Kp60 full-frame ProRes RAW (12-bit) recording via its Shogun monitor-recorder. 

The Sony FX6 features a 10.2 megapixel full-frame Exmor R sensor and a BionX XR processor, dual base ISO, 15 stops of dynamic range, both DCI 4K and 3840 4K, and much more. This is a camera that many have been dreaming of.

Meanwhile, the Atomos Shogun 7 HDR monitor-recorder supports ProRes and ProRes RAW (up to 5.7K) recording along with CinemaDNG and Avid DNxHD. Plus, a display with a 1 million to 1 contrast ratio and 3000 nits of peak brightness.

The ability to record 4Kp60 ProRes RAW in DCI (4096 x 2160) recorded to AtomX SSDmini or other approved SATA SSD drives. Atomos also promises 12-bit RAW file sizes will be the same as 10-bit 422 standard ProRes, helping to keep space available.

Learn more about the Sony FX6 here, and the Atomos Shogun 7 here.

Netflix Approves RED KOMODO for Production

Over the past few years, Netflix has built a list of cameras that are approved for production on their films, TV shows, specials, etc. They've now approved the RED KOMODO, with these guidelines:

  • Filmed in REDCODE RAW to the internal CFast 2.0 card in HQ or MQ.
  • It must use firmware 1.3.1 or newer.
  • Shoot in 6K up to 40 fps, 4K up to 60p, and 2K up to 120p

There are more guidelines, plus a camera list, which you can find here. The only RED camera not supported by Netflix is the first one, the classic RED ONE.

Manfrotto Introduces Two New CFexpress Type B Memory Cards

Manfrotto has released two new CFexpress Type B memory cards (PCIe 3.0 interface), including 128GB and 256GB options. The company says the cards write at speeds up to 1540 MBps, and read at speeds up to 1730 MBps.

Those speeds and capacities are perfect for photos, but especially video capture. Of course, if you're filming on a dedicated cinema camera in a high resolution (up to 8K) with HDR, it will take up more space. But these cards are great for regular filming on a cinema camera, mirrorless camera, or DSLR.

 The price for each card is $199 (128GB) and $399 (256GB). Click here to learn more about all of Manfrotto's memory cards.

CAME-TV Unveils Carbon Fiber Matte Box

If you're looking for a sub-$200 USD, quality matte box that works with cinema lenses, check out the new carbon fiber model from CAME-TV. It's a clamp on matte box that supports 4 x 4 or 4 x 5.65 filters (in inches), and lenses must be 114mm. They're also adding in a cold shoe adapter and 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch threads.

While it costs more than the SmallRig version we featured recently, the CAME-TV carbon fiber model is ideal for cinematographers and videographers looking for a quality and durable matte box for under $200. Click here to learn more.

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