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Z Cam adds Raw Over HDMI

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This morning Z Cam released firmware 0.95 for all the E2 models. The big addition is ProRes Raw over HDMI with the Atomos Ninja V. I did give it a try and the image is very nice. ProRes Raw is a good option if you want 12 bit recordings with the benefits of Raw and the file sizes while still large are smaller than ProRes 4444. 

  • ProRes RAW (1,680mb/s) = 12.6GB file per 60 seconds
  • ProRes 4:4:4:4 (2656mb/s) = 19.9GB file per 60 seconds
  • ProRes 4:4:4:4 XQ (3976mb/s) = 29.8GB file per 60 seconds

The Ninja V is still in beta and many options on the monitor are not functioning yet. I will eventually rollback the firmware to make it fully functional again.  

The good news all the E2 cameras except the F8 will be compatible with Raw over HDMI opening up a very nice option if you use the Ninja V.

Z CAM E2
Features added:
– RAW output over HDMI (details to be followed)
– File name display on HDMI permanently
– Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable
– Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO
– Noise performance improved for high frame rate
– Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2
– Multicam co-exposure aperture setting sync
Bug fixes:
– In camera playback audio video sync issue
– Multicam master camera AWB one button push to set
– Performance optimization
– Other minor bug fixes

Z CAM E2C
Features added:
– RAW output over HDMI (details to be followed)
– File name display on HDMI permanently
– Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable
– Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO
– Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2
– Denoise Off/Weak/Medium
– Refined shadow area saturation
Bug fixes:
– In camera playback audio video sync issue
– Performance optimization
– Other minor bug fixes

Z CAM E2G
Features added:
– RAW output over HDMI (details to be followed)
– File name display on HDMI permanently
– Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable
– Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO
– Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2
– Multicam co-exposure aperture setting sync
– Resolution 2880×2160 30fps
– Denoise Off/Weak/Medium
– Refined shadow area saturation
Bug fixes:
– In camera playback audio video sync issue
– Multicam master camera AWB one button push to set
– 23.98 & 50 project fps exposure issue
– Performance optimization
– Other minor bug fixes

Z CAM E2-S6
Features added:
– RAW output over HDMI (details to be followed)
– File name display on HDMI permanently
– Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable
– Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO
– Noise performance improved for high frame rate
– Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2
– Programmable button for eND quick setting & auto
– Low jello mode in C5K/5K/C4K/4K/4K 2.4:1
– 2.8K 120fps (2868×1512)
Bug fixes:
– In camera playback audio video sync issue
– Performance optimization.
– Other minor bug fixes.

Z CAM E2-F6
Features added:
– RAW output over HDMI (details to be followed)
– File name display on HDMI permanently
– Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable
– Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO
– Noise performance improved for high frame rate
– Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2
– Programmable button for eND quick setting & auto
– Supports ISO auto
Bug fixes:
– In camera playback audio video sync issue
– Performance optimization.
– Other minor bug fixes.

Z CAM E2-F8
Features added:
– File name display on HDMI permanently
– Audio track left/right gain setting adjustable
– Hot pixel algorithm improved for high ISO
– Noise performance improved for high frame rate
– Maximum ISO refined for Z-Log2
– Programmable button for eND quick setting & auto
– Noise performance improved for high frame rate & high ISO
Bug fixes:
– In camera playback audio video sync issue
– Performance optimization.
– Other minor bug fixes.

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