Greater flexibility in video with support for Blackmagic RAW video output, and expanded capability for ProRes RAW

TOKYO – Nikon Corporation is pleased to announce that external recorders manufactured by Blackmagic Design[1] have been added to the products supported with the RAW video output[2,3] for the Nikon Z 7 and Z 6 mirrorless cameras. This enables the recording of high-quality video shot with the Z 7 or Z 6 in not only ProRes RAW, but Blackmagic RAW as well.

With the new firmware update, the ProRes RAW videos recorded via the Atomos Ninja V will now also support ISO and colour temperature adjustments added to Apple Final Cut Pro version 10.4.9 or later for greater flexibility and convenience in post-production.

Firmware ver. 3.2 is now available at the Nikon Download Centre:

For more details on upgrading your Z 6/ Z 7 with raw video output, visit

[1] The Atomos Ninja V and now the Blackmagic Video Assist 5" 12G HDR and Blackmagic Video Assist 7" 12G HDR can be used to record Nikon RAW video in the ProRes RAW or Blackmagic RAW format, respectively. Operation is not guaranteed with recorders other than those noted above. (as of December 2020)

[2] The RAW video output function can be enabled by a Nikon-authorised service centre for a fee. For the Z 6 or Z 7 that has already been serviced for the RAW video output upgrade, support for RAW video output to a Blackmagic Design external recorder can be added by simply updating the firmware to Ver. 3.2.

[3] With the Z 7, RAW video output is possible only with Full HD videos recorded in the FX-based video format and 4K UHD videos recorded in the DX-based video format. With the Z 6, 4K UHD and Full HD RAW video output is possible with both FX- and DX-based movie formats.


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