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Technical Solutions | Z7/Z6 TIPS

RAW video output settings

Connecting the camera with the Atomos Ninja V

Connect an HDMI cable to the camera's HDMI connector

Connect the other end to the Ninja V HDMI video input


  • Please make sure the camera is turned off before plugging/unplugging the HDMI cable.
  • A cable clip is recommended to prevent the HDMI cable from being accidentally detached.
  • If the image is not displayed on the Ninja V monitor, please check the HDMI cable connections.

Camera settings

1 Enable RAW output

SETUP MENU > HDMI > Advanced > RAW output options

Select RAW output

Select Enable (no recording to card)

2 Choose a RAW output mode

SETUP MENU > HDMI > Advanced > RAW output options

Select RAW output mode

Pick your desired RAW output mode*

* The menu screen shown here is for the Z 6. There are some differences from the Z 7. Please refer to P.15 for details.

3 Turn on External recording control

SETUP MENU > HDMI > Advanced > External recording control

Select On

⇒ You can now start/stop recording by pressing the camera's movie-record button.
(recording) or (standby) icon will be displayed on the camera monitor.

Atomos Ninja V settings

1 Select Record > CODEC > ProRes RAW > Confirm

⇒ Supports RAW input via HDMI and displays monitor image in color.
(The monitor image will be displayed in monochrome if the Ninja V's codec is set to anything other than ProRes RAW, even when receiving RAW output from the camera)

2 Select Input > TRIGGER > HDMI

⇒ Now the camera's movierecord button can be used to control the start/stop of recording on the Ninja V.
If this is functioning correctly, a red frame will appear on the Ninja V monitor during recording.


Please refer to the Ninja V User Manual for more details about Ninja V settings.