Nikon Strengthens Z Series Capabilities For Pro Video And Production With The Dedicated 3D LUT For N-Log
Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 users can now download a dedicated LUT (Look Up Table), designed for Nikon N-Log and allowing for greater creative control in post-production. Strengthening the Z Series capabilities for professional and advanced video creators, a new update will also be released later this year for the Z Series cameras, enabling the support of RAW video output from the camera when using a compatible ATOMOS Ninja V digital recorder. To download the LUT free of charge, please click here.
N-Log and LUT: Next Level Control in Post Production
While Nikon’s legacy in colour science delivers an appealing palette and tones, this free upgrade takes colour control to the next level. For even more flexibility, the dedicated LUT available for Nikon’s N-Log is compatible with the Rec. 709 colour space. This 3D LUT is a preset of RGB colour values, used to transform the appearance of video footage in post-production colour grading, and enables adjustment of brightness, saturation and hue. The Z 6 and Z 7’s N-Log HDMI output is optimised for 10-bit recording, bringing out the image sensor’s full dynamic range. It records rich gradation information in highlights and shadows to allow for more flexible colour grading.
To download the LUT free of charge, please click here.
Support for RAW video output
Launching in late 2019, the output RAW data stream will enable recording in ProRes RAW video format on the Ninja V 4K HDR monitor/recorder made by ATOMOS, Nikon’s partner in developing RAW video output technology. RAW video files provide the richest information, similar to still image RAW data. By bringing even more flexibility to post-production colour grading, RAW video output support firmly places Nikon Z series as an affordable contender for professional-level production and filmmaking of any scale. This feature will require an additional internal upgrade that will need to be performed at a local Nikon service centre, which will incur a service charge.
For more information about ProRes Raw and the advanced video capabilities of the Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras, please visit Nikon Australia.