Why ProRes RAW is the next file format you should really know about…

If you get serious about shooting video, you will soon discover Atomos. This company has been at the forefront of the videomaking revolution for the last decade. Back in 2009 it launched the first video monitor-recorder. Its Ninja device gave you a bigger screen to see what you were shooting, and also to record the huge files created by videos at a speed that did not compromise image quality in the way that simply using your memory card did.

Atomos now has a whole catalogue of products - but the Australian company has not just been about the hardware. It has been instrumental in working with camera manufacturers such as Nikon and Panasonic in progressing and promoting new standards in video. Most recently Atomos has been the champion of ProRes RAW - and new video file format that offers to do to video what RAW did to stills...

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Chris George

Chris George has worked on Digital Camera World since its launch in 2017. He has been writing about photography, mobile phones, video making and technology for over 30 years – and has edited numerous magazines including PhotoPlus, N-Photo, Digital Camera, Video Camera, and Professional Photography. 

His first serious camera was the iconic Olympus OM10, with which he won the title of Young Photographer of the Year - long before the advent of autofocus and memory cards. Today he uses a Nikon D800, a Fujifilm X-T1, a Sony A7, and his iPhone 15 Pro Max.

He has written about technology for countless publications and websites including The Sunday Times Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Dorling Kindersley, What Cellphone, T3 and Techradar.