As announced in April www.slashcam.de/news/single/Sony-Firmware-Updates-2021---FX6--FX9-bekommen-4Kp-16485.html Sony has now released the firmware update V2.1 for the Cinema Line Camera FX9. It enables 4K UltraHD (3,840 x 2,160) RAW output at up to 120 fps to an external recorder. That compatible recorder for external recording comes from Atomos in the form of the just-launched Ninja V+, which is capable of recording 4Kp120 in Apple ProRes RAW. The update also improves the white balance setting with new presets.
4K ProRes RAW recording at 120 fps - but only with additional hardware.
However, recording 4K ProRes RAW at 120 fps requires the XDCA-FX9 Extension Unit in addition to the FX9. Since this outputs the 16-bit RAW video signal via 12G SGI, the soon to be released Ninja V Pro Kit is also required, which expands the Ninja V+ with SDI inputs and RAW recording license, among other things.
This 4K RAW 120 fps recording functionality will probably also appear for the FX6 in the next few days in the form of the firmware update to version 1.10.
Firmware V3.0 for the FX9 is coming in the fall.
The FX9 will then see a major firmware jump to version 3.0 in the fall, with new features such as anamorphic mode for 2x and 1.3x desqueeze and Cinemascope image lines in the viewfinder. S700PTP and a center-scan mode for Super 16mm lenses and B4 lenses with adapters are also planned.
Here&s our Hands On: Sony FX9 - 5.9K full-frame camcorder with Fast Hybrid autofocus and 16-bit raw output.