As the first medium format camera, the Fujifilm GFX100 will be able to output 4K in 12Bit RAW via HDMI to an external Atomos Ninja V monitor/recorder for recording in Apple ProRes RAW. Fujifilm is providing the corresponding firmware update v2.0 today, in July the required AtomOS update for the Ninja V will follow. The frame rates 29.97p/25p/24p/23.98p are supported. Furthermore, the parallel output of RAW data as video with film simulation / F-Log / Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) is available.
After Nikon, Panasonic, Sigma and Z-Cam, Fujifilm is the fifth camera manufacturer to offer external ProRes RAW recording in cooperation with Atomos. The following images from Jake Polonsky BSC demonstrate the look that can be achieved with the GFX100 in conjunction with the Atomos Ninja V using Fujinon GF lenses, older Cooke S2 PL-Cine lenses and an adapted vintage Minolta Rokkor 58mm f1.2 photo lens:
The firmware update v2.0 for the GFX100 also brings some other new features to the camera, such as gimbal compatibility. For example, users will be able to start and stop video recording, adjust exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity, and exposure compensation), and manually adjust focus by controlling a gimbal or drone. The manufacturers FeiYu Tech, Gudsen, DJI and ZHIYUN, in turn, are expected to have product updates in the pipeline to support the GFX100.
Furthermore, the face and eye recognition autofocus is said to have been improved, especially for group shots. With ETERNA Bleach Bypass, CLASSIC Neg and Color Chrome Effect Blue, new film simulation modes will be added. In addition, after the update, the exposure settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO sensitivity and exposure compensation) can also be adjusted from a computer using compatible tethering software.
Jake Polonsky BSC shooting with the Fujifilm GFX100