Nikon Z7 and Z6 get 3D LUT for N-Log & now a paid upgrade for ProRes RAW
Paid upgrade for ProRes RAW output
From the Nikon press release:
“Scheduled to arrive later this year, the output RAW data stream will enable recording in ProRes RAW video format on the Ninja V 4K HDR monitor/recorder made by ATOMOS, Nikon’s collaborator in developing RAW video output technology. RAW video files provide the richest information, just like still image RAW data. By bringing even more flexibility to post-production colour grading, RAW video output support firmly places the Nikon Z series as an affordable contender for professional-level production and filmmaking of any scale. This feature will require an additional internal upgrade that will need to be performed at a local Nikon service center, which will incur a service charge.”
Seems Nikon didn’t plan this out very well if you have to send the camera into a service center to have an additional internal upgrade. The cost of the upgrade looks like it’s more based on labor cost than the actual license like Panasonic has done with the GH cameras. The actual cost hasn’t been announced yet. It’s possible Nikon didn’t expect the want to be as high as the cost to add the hardware to all the cameras making it more financially achievable to have the user pay for the upgrade.