Nikon Z9 ProRes RAW Internal: Yawn

We’ll let you in on a little secret: being able to record RAW internally is all well and good, aside from the fact that XQD and CFexpress Type B cards cost a king’s ransom compared to SSD and the Nikon LCD is all but useless for HDR – making an Atomos recorder a vastly superior solution for recording ProRes RAW. A 240GB XQD card runs $338.00 USD, a 256GB CFExpress Type B costs $200.00 USD, while our 1TB Samsung 850 PRO is pocket change at $228.00. 8K30 ProRes RAW HQ fills up 1TB in just 40 minutes. 1 terabyte (TB) of 8K RAW every 40 minutes onto cards that cost USD $760.00 per 1TB means over $1,000.00 an hour. For a day’s shoot, you can multiply that by four. Other considerations aside, clients are always impressed when they see an external monitor; rightly or wrongly, they equate it with professionalism. And did we mention that we find false color indispensable? hehe

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