Nikon has released a dedicated LUT (Look Up Table) for users of the N-Log feature when recording video on the Nikon Z 6 and Z 7 cameras.
This free upgrade takes colour control to the next level, providing compatibility 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 enabling 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. Click here to download the LUT free of charge.
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.
Click here for more information about ProRes Raw and the advanced video capabilities of the Nikon Z series mirrorless cameras.