Sigma fp now capable of RAW recording over HDMI with Atomos

Sigma fp now capable of RAW recording over HDMI with Atomos
(Image credit: Atomos)

Sigma and Atomos have announced that the Sigma fp will now be capable of RAW recording over HDMI with the Atomos Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder. Together, the Sigma fp and Atomos Ninja V will be able to record Apple ProRes RAW at up to DCI 4Kp24 or UHD 4kp30 directly from the camera's sensor.

Excitingly, this new announcement means that the Sigma fp will be the world's first mirrorless camera to record RAW over HDMI video in HD at 120fps. In addition, while other cameras such as the Panasonic S1H and the Nikon Z6 & Z7 can record ProRes RAW externally, Sigma fp will be the smallest camera to do so. This will give extra flexibility to filmmakers who want to experiment with their videography.

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As part of this major update, Sigma has announced that the Sigma fp will have expanded functionality, including the ability to create cinemagraphs, CinemaDNG footage playback and improved autofocus. Other new functions include HDR in moovie shooting, still and movie shooting in Director's Viewfinder mode and the ability to capture still image from movie files.

Atomos CEO Jeromy Young says: "With Sigma joining the Atomos RAW over HDMI family we now have an exciting option for filmmakers to shoot Apple ProRes RAW with a tiny full-frame camera that also excels in 120fps high frame rate shooting. 

"This camera brings Sigma's unique approach to the photo industry into video and we are happy to be innovating together with them to enable the fp to shoot the most versatile RAW codec available. The Atomos Ninja V, Sigma fp and ProRes RAW oopen up a whole range of creative opportunities for our customers, and I can't wait to see what users can do with it." 

In order to use ProRes RAW recording, you'll need to download the free Sigma V2.00 firmware update that's available today and the free AtomOS update for the Ninja V monitor/ recorder that will be available in Summer 2020.

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.