Welcome to the latest issue of our weekly roundup of news from the TV and film industry.

This week we are featuring the much awaited firmware update 2.0 for the Sony PXW-Z280 and Z190 handheld camcorders, the new TITAN VR Cinema Camera from Insta360 and a huge announcement from Atomos that their Ninja V external recorder will support ProRes RAW output.

Atomos Ninja V - ProRes RAW

Atomos made a huge announcement at the start of CES 2019 by announcing that their Ninja V external recorder will support a ProRes RAW output via a 4K HDMI cable from the full-frame Nikon Z7 and Z6 mirrorless cameras in the upcoming months. ProRes RAW will give Nikon Z more creative options in the grade and the maximum image quality from the cameras. Atomos will be demoing the ProRes RAW recording from the said cameras on their stand at CES.


Insta360 announced their new TITAN VR Cinema Camera with some very impressive features including support for crazy resolutions such as 10K 3D at 30 frames per second. Designed for professional use, the TITAN uses 8 Micro Four Thirds sensors designed to maximize image quality, while still preserving a compact form factor. Additional shooting modes include 8K at 60fps and 5.3K 360 video at 120fps.

Sony PXW-Z280 and Z190 Firmware Update 2.0

Sony released the much awaited Firmware Update 2.0 for the Sony PXW-Z280 and Z190 handheld camcorders unlocking their full streaming capabilities. New features include support for Dual Link QoS streaming using two USB modems simultaneously as well as HEVC Quality of Service streaming. Firmware version 2.0 is available for both models as a free download, however do note that the Z190 does require a paid license for streaming. We have a separate overview video on the features of the Sony Z280 and Z190 camcorders, a link that you can find below.

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