Nikon recently brought raw video to the Z 6 and Z 7 mirrorless cameras, a huge step forward for filmmakers working with the cameras. However, the feature is not free, and you might be wondering if the upgrade is worth it for your own work. This excellent video discusses the new capabilities.
Coming to you from DP Review, this great video takes a look at the new raw video on the Nikon Z 6 (which you will need a Atomos Ninja V to use). The ProRes RAW (12-bit 4K UHD or full HD) capabilities are quite exciting and will open some new possibilities for filmmakers, but of course, shooting raw video requires a ton of storage and processing power, so it is not the sort of thing you just want to flip on and use for every single shoot. Furthermore, the upgrade is not free (unless you buy the Z 6 Filmmaker's kit), as you will have to ship your camera to a Nikon service center and pay $200 to enable the feature. Nonetheless, while it will require a little extra computing horsepower and the upgrade charge, it could be a real boon to your workflow if you are looking to push your video quality to the next level. Check out the video above for the full rundown.