Atomos today released the AtomOS V10.42 firmware update for its HDR Monitor / Recorder / Switcher Shogun 7, which now supports ProRes RAW recording with the full format camera Sony FX9. Already on September 10th (much earlier than planned) the major update for the FX9 came along, which included the output of a 4K-16-bit RAW signal via SDI to external recorders.
Sony FX9 with Atomos Shogun 7
ProRes RAW recording is done in DCI 4K resolution at up to 60 frames per second or in DCI 2K at up to 180 fps for slow motion. However, the Sony XDCA-FX9 expansion module is also required to output the 16-bit RAW signal.
Talking about the Sony FX9 update: if you had installed v2.0 when it was released, but haven&t updated to version 2.01 yet, you should do so now. It fixes a problem with horizontal noise in the new FF Crop 5K scanning mode.
The PXW-FX9 was launched about a year ago and has a 6K full format sensor, but internally scales the image down to 4K at full readout (or from a 5K crop at 50/60p). Among other things, it offers a Color Science that originates from the Sony VENICE. With this, it has recently formed its own Cinema series, which will be expanded with an FX6 this fall.