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Sony FX6

The Sony FX6 digital cinema camera has a 10.2 MP 6K full-frame BSI CMOS image sensor offering high sensitivity, low noise and over 15 stops of latitude. It includes a Fast Hybrid Auto Focus (AF) system with Sony’s unique Eye AF Real-Time Tracking. Advanced image stabilization metadata information means even handheld footage can be transformed with Sony Catalyst Browse/Catalyst Prepare software in post-production to look as smooth as if it were shot with a gimbal. This is an incredibly powerful and compact workhorse, that is packed with professional features at a compelling price point.

FX6 and Ninja V / Ninja V+

Using the HDMI connection, the FX6 and Ninja combination allows for a simple & compact rig set-up. Add to this the ability to record data-rich 16-bit RAW, which is then compressed and recorded in the Ninja V as 12-bit ProRes RAW, creating an opportunity for filmmakers to mix and match ProRes RAW recording between different camera setups across the Sony Cinema line. The NINJA V and NINJA V+ provides the entry point for FX3 and FX6 to use HDMI with resolutions up to 4.2K and up to 60fps.

 

HDMI RAW Ninja V / V+
Supported Resolution Capture Resolution Frame Rate
RAW Outputs (HDMI) ProRes RAW
4.2K Metadata Uncropped 4264 x 2408 59.94p
4264 x 2408 50p
4264 x 2408 29.97p
  4264 x 2408 25p
4264 x 2408 23.98p
4.2K Metadata Cropped 4240 x 2385 59.94p
4240 x 2385 50p
4240 x 2385 29.97p
4240 x 2385 25p
4240 x 2385 23.98p

 
Note: Outputting HDMI RAW from the FX6 requires camera firmware v2.00 or higher.

FX6 and Ninja V+ ProKit

Pristine 4Kp120 ProRes RAW 
The Ninja V+ ProKit (or AtomX SDI module with RAW Activation license) allows you to capture content at up to 4Kp120 in pristine ProRes RAW for high frame rate video that has exceptional image quality. This is a great alternative to using the internal compressed codecs on your camera for high frame rate recording, as they can apply higher levels of colour compression and sub sampling, leading to potential artifacts or limitation in the edit/grade.

See the unseen 
Fully harness the dynamic range of the sensor, capture every aspect of motion and movement directly via RAW over SDI. Another benefit is being able to play back the high frame rate video captured on the Ninja V+ at various play back speeds to preview the adjustments you can make on your NLE timeline. See the Ninja V+ Pro Kit section for information on capturing 4Kp120 ProRes RAW from the SDI RAW output of the Sony FX6.

FX6 and Ninja V+ ProKit

ProKit Professional Accessories

Combined with the AtomX SDI module and some serious tuning under the hood, the Pro Kit provides the ability to record RAW over SDI from some of the best compact cinema cameras on the market. Worry less when it comes to battery management and excess weight as the Pro Kit is designed to be powered via DTap from your camera battery or rig, and can also use a battery eliminator for studio power. Pro Kit also includes a AtomX 5” Sunhood providing increased monitoring options outdoors and reduced ambient light for when monitoring in HDR.

SDI RAW Ninja V+ ProKit
Supported Resolution Capture Resolution Frame Rate
RAW Outputs (SDI) ProRes RAW
4K DCI 4096 x 2160 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
S&Q frame rates: 1-60
4K UHD 3840 x 2160 119.88, 100, 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 23.98
S&Q frame rates: 1-60

 

Record 16-bit linear RAW

The Shogun 7 Combo

Capture 16-bit linear RAW in a visually lossless 12-bit log Apple ProRes RAW format and make maximum use of Sony’s state of the art Exmor R CMOS full-frame 6K image sensor, using a single BNC cable to the camera’s 12G-SDI port. Record up to 4Kp60 

The recorded 12-bit log format lets you capture 68 billion colour graduations preserving every important detail in your image, while still maintaining practical data rates. The recorded files are extremely clean, preserving the maximum dynamic range, color accuracy and every detail, allowing for greater creativity in post-production with perfect skin tones and easily matched colours, ideal for both HDR and SDR (Rec.709) workflows. 

The back-illuminated CMOS image sensor also uses Sony’s Exmor R technology for improved sensitivity and noise reduction, leading to cleaner RAW images. 

The Shogun 7 Combo
Dynamic Range

Amazing 15+ stops of dynamic range

Utilize the FX6’s 15+ stops of dynamic range by viewing deeper blacks, brighter highlights and everything in between on the Shogun 7’s 3000nit Peak HDR screen. The Shogun 7’s premium 360 zone dynamic backlight screen, makes viewing any footage with contrast an absolute treat. Take the guesswork out of shooting in a log workflow by using simple Slog3 and HLG monitor settings that let you shoot what you see to give all the flexibility you need for color grading and post-production. Be sure you’re capturing the maximum dynamic range on set with unparalleled precision by using the advanced waveform tools, magnify or engage focus peaking for each angle and make any adjustments to get the perfect HDR or SDR shot.

Amazing 15+ stops of dynamic range

SDI RAW SHOGUN 7
Supported Resolution Capture Resolution Frame Rate
RAW Outputs (SDI) ProRes RAW
4K DCI 4096 x 2160 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
S&Q frame rates: 1-60
4K UHD 3840 x 2160 59.94, 50, 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98
S&Q frame rates: 1-60
ProRes RAW

Shogun 7 & the Sony FX6 takes your production to another level

The Shogun 7 is an incredibly versatile HDR monitor/recorder. As well as the powerful quad input and quad switching features, the hot swappable battery feature of the Shogun7 keeps you in the game as long as you need. Shoot either ProRes 422, DNxHR or ProRes RAW to affordable SSD media that lets you keep shooting all day. Recording to AtomX SSDmini or other approved SATA SSD drives for maximum reliability using proven standards. These are cost-effective with a much lower cost per GB than proprietary memory cards. Have the flexibility of a backup recording, using the internal media in addition to recording external ProRes RAW files.

Shogun 7 & the Sony FX6 takes your production to another level

ProRes RAW recording with Shogun 7 & Sony FX6

View our latest beauty video captured from the Sony’s FX6 teamed with the Shogun 7, all shot in Apple ProRes RAW. The beauty video explores a sightseers’ journey around Tokyo, where you can see beautiful landscapes and traditional Japanese crafts.

ProRes RAW recording with Shogun 7 & Sony FX6

Pro Res RAW Advantage

ProRes RAW is now firmly established as the new standard for RAW video capture, with an ever-growing number of supported HDMI and SDI cameras. ProRes RAW combines the visual and workflow benefits of RAW video with the incredible real-time performance of ProRes. 

The format gives filmmakers enormous latitude when adjusting the look of their images and extending brightness and shadow detail, making it ideal for HDR workflows. Both ProRes RAW, and the higher bandwidth, less compressed ProRes RAW HQ are supported. 

Manageable file sizes speed up and simplify file transfer, media management, and archiving. ProRes RAW is fully supported in Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Avid Media Composer 2020.10 update, along with a collection of other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight and Grass Valley Edius. 

Pro Res RAW Advantage

Camera Specifications

Sony FX6


 

Connection
BNC 12G, 6G, 3G SDI
HDMI Full size HDMI 2.0
Output for  Recording
VIDEO 10-bit 4:2:2
RAW (SDI) 16-bit linear
RAW (HDMI) 16-bit linear
Trigger & Timecodes
Trigger SDI and HDMI
Timecode SDI and HDMI
Audio
Input 2 x XLR
Output 2 Channels HDMI/SDI
Power
Battery
Sony BPU Battery

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