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Technical Solutions | Z7/Z6 TIPS

Important notes on RAW output options

  • Upon receiving RAW video output functionality, camera firmware will also be updated to the latest available version.
  • After the RAW video output is activated, other camera features will continue to function normally.
  • Some RAW video output specifications are subject to change with future firmware updates.
  • ISO sensitivity can be set up to ISO 25600 with the Z 7 and ISO 51200 with the Z 6.
  • The following compensations are not applied to the RAW video file: Electronic VR, Picture Control, Active D-Lighting, high ISO NR, vignette control, diffraction compensation, auto distortion control and lateral chromatic aberration compensation
  • The image is displayed on the camera monitor during recording, regardless of the monitor mode setting. No viewfinder image is available.
  • Standard Picture Control is applied to the image displayed on the camera monitor.
    This does not affect the video being output to the Ninja V.
  • The image displayed on the Ninja V monitor also has in-device color correction applied, and does not match the look of the final image after color grading. Please refer to the Ninja V User Manual for details.
  • The “zoom in” function on the camera monitor is not available during RAW video recording. It is possible to zoom in using the Ninja V monitor.
  • During RAW video recording, the image areas (angle of view) displayed on the camera and the Ninja V monitor differ. The image area displayed on the Ninja V monitor is equivalent to the recorded video.
  • Available frame sizes, frame rates and image areas differ between the Z 7 and the Z 6.
  • Still images cannot be taken by pressing the shutter-release button during RAW video recording.
  • RAW videos can only be recorded to the Ninja V. They cannot be recorded to the in-camera memory card.
  • If you experience any problems with other companies' products such as the Ninja V, please contact the manufacturer.

Editing the RAW video file

For post-production, optional third-party software is required. Compatible software:
Final Cut Pro X, EDIUS Pro 9 (As of November, 2019)

Frame sizes, etc. for RAW video recording

The following frame sizes, frame rates and image areas are available with RAW video recording.

Z 7 Z 6
3840×2160 30p FX
3840×2160 25p FX
3840×2160 24p FX
3840×2160 30p DX3840×2160 30p DX
3840×2160 25p DX3840×2160 25p DX
3840×2160 24p DX3840×2160 24p DX
1920×1080 60p FX1920×1080 60p FX
1920×1080 50p FX1920×1080 50p FX
1920×1080 30p FX1920×1080 30p FX
1920×1080 25p FX1920×1080 25p FX
1920×1080 24p FX1920×1080 24p FX
1920×1080 60p DX
1920×1080 50p DX
1920×1080 30p DX
1920×1080 25p DX
1920×1080 24p DX