Dust off your Sony FS700, as the latest Atomos Shogun Inferno firmware update will take an FS RAW output from Sony’s venerable camera and record it to ProRes. That way you get the best of both worlds: a much higher bitrate than is possible internally but still wrapped in an edit-friendly codec.
4K 120p FS RAW to ProRes
AtomOS v8.3 enables 4K burst recording when connected to a Sony FS5 or FS700, at either 100p or 120p. That’s about 3.6 seconds of 4K FS RAW slow motion, recorded to ProRes, on an FS700 – not bad for a camera you can pick up used for under £2,000 in the UK!
The Atomos Shogun Inferno firmware update also enables Secure Erase on supported SSD media. It’s a method of, well, securely erasing information that’s actually embedded in the firmware of the drive itself. Once you’ve Secure Erased something, it stays erased.
You won’t be able to recover any data using specialist services or apps as it will all have been overwritten with a one or a zero. I suspect that’s a feature you’ll either think is great – certainly if you’re worried about sensitive footage falling into the wrong hands – or will make you break out in a cold sweat. The feature works with the following SSDs:
- Sandisk Extreme Pro
- Atomos branded Gtech media
- Atomos branded Angelbird media
Quad-Link and Dual-Link support
The following Quad-Link and Dual-Link cameras are also now supported with ProRes and DNx codecs:
- AJA CION
- Canon C700
- Panasonic Varicam 35
- RED DCSM1 with REDCast Module – Epic & Scarlet Dragon (Mysterium X not supported) • Sony PMW-F55
- Sony PMW-F5 + CBKZ-55FX 4K expand option
- Sony F65RS + CA-4000 + SKC-4065 + BPU-4000 (for studio camera configuration)
- Sony HDC-4800 (4K studio camera and CCU)
- Sony HDC-4300(4K studio camera and CCU)
- Toshiba IK-4K
- Canon C500 2Kp60
- Panasonic Varicam LT – 10bit Dual Link RAW
The new firmware is available now to download from the Atomos website.