ProRes RAW

ProRes RAW

Z 6 & Z 7 ProRes Raw® Upgrade

Upgrade your Z 6 or Z 7 camera to output ProRes Raw footage directly from the image sensor to a compatible Atomos® external capture device*. (Requires you to ship your camera to Nikon.)

$199.95 + shipping

Free for Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit owners

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How it works


Carefully pack and ship your Z 6 or Z 7 body to Nikon’s Service Department using your preferred carrier.


Nikon will upgrade your camera and perform a free clean and check service within 48 hours of receiving it.


Once the upgrade is complete, you’ll have your camera back within about 3 business days.

What is ProRes Raw?

ProRes Raw combines the flexibility of raw video with the incredible performance of the Apple® ProRes codec, allowing you to edit and grade pristine video with raw data straight from the full frame camera sensor—without slowing down your edit. It also provides maximum flexibility for adjusting the look of your video, while extending brightness and shadows.

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Supported by the latest Atomos external capture devices

Z 6 and Z 7 must be connected to a compatible Atomos external capture device to export ProRes Raw footage. See the Atomos website for a complete list of compatible products.

Deeper blacks, brighter whites

ProRes Raw preserves the deepest black to the brightest white and every color in between from your Z 6 or Z 7 image sensor. Combined with those sensors’ vast dynamic range, ProRes Raw delivers the fullest spectrum of color imaginable—ideal for HDR content creation.

Faster transfer rates and rendering

ProRes Raw has a much smaller data footprint than Uncompressed 12-bit raw footage. Transfer, render, and export faster, and fit more 4k UHD footage on compatible hard drives with smaller files than standard raw formats.

Real-time, multistream editing

When you use ProRes Raw with Apple’s Final Cut Pro®, you get the same real-time, multistream video editing performance you experience with standard media.


  • Z 6 Body
  • Z 6 24-70mm f/4 Kit
  • Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit
  • Z 7 Body
  • Z 7 24-70mm f/4 Kit

You may send all eligible Z series cameras that you own. Please note that Nikon will charge a fee for each camera upgraded, as noted below.

ProRes Raw is for serious videographers who desire enhanced control over the final output of their video files. If you own an Atomos Ninja V® video recorder and use Final Cut Pro X software, Nikon’s ProRes Raw Upgrade will provide ProRes Raw 12-bit video output recording for enhanced control over the “look” of your video files.

ProRes Raw enables you to import, edit and grade pristine video with raw data straight from the camera sensor. These raw files provide enhanced flexibility for adjusting the look of your video while extending brightness and shadow detail—the ideal combination for HDR workflows.

Nikon Inc. cannot guarantee that your original camera settings will be preserved after the ProRes Raw Upgrade. We recommend that you use the Save/Load Settings feature of your Z 6 or Z 7 camera to save these settings to an empty memory card. Once your camera is returned to you, you can re-load these settings using the same Save/Load Settings feature. Please note: Nikon will not be responsible for any corruption, deletion, loss, or other damages of or to the data or images saved on a memory card or camera memory.

If you own a Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit, the ProRes Raw Upgrade will be performed free of charge. If you own any Z 7 or Z 6 product other than the Z 6 Filmmaker’s Kit, the fee for the ProRes Raw Upgrade is $199.95 (+ shipping), per camera.

Yes. You will need to ship your product to Nikon at your own expense using your preferred carrier.

Only Nikon authorized service technicians are authorized to make this upgrade.

We recommend you update your camera to the latest firmware before sending in your camera. In addition, please see the above regarding saving your settings.

If you are not in the U.S. please check your local Nikon website to receive information about this upgrade. Only cameras sold by Nikon Inc. and purchased by you from a Nikon Authorized Dealer are eligible for this upgrade from Nikon Inc. All U.S. residents’ products must be shipped to a valid U.S. mailing address. We cannot accept APO/FPO or PO Boxes for a shipping address.

Yes. You will be contacted by our service department.

Once Nikon receives your product, we will inspect it and log it into our system within 1–5 business days. If there is a fee for your upgrade, we will email you a link to our secure approval website to enter your credit card information for payment. Once you approve the payment, our service technicians will perform the upgrade within 3 business days. Once the upgrade is completed, you will receive an email with a ground shipping tracking number. Depending on where you live, delivery could take up to 5 business days.

The ever-evolving, award-winning Z 7 and Z 6.

Z 7

The ultimate in modern full-frame imaging with a 45.7MP FX-Format sensor and 9 FPS continuous shooting.

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Z 6

A versatile multimedia powerhouse with a 24.5MP FX-Format sensor and 12 FPS continuous shooting.

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*Compatible Atomos products as of December 2019 include Ninja V. See the Atomos website for a complete list and updates.

Ninja V® and Atomos® are registered trademarks of Atomos.

Apple® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

Final Cut Pro® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.

ProRes Raw® is a registered trademark of Apple Inc.