“Distance” by Philip Bloom – Z Cam E2 + Ninja V with ProRes RAW

Filmmaker Philip Bloom recently shot a short film during Lockdown in the Richmond-Upon-Thames, UK. Simply titled ‘Distance’ is was filmed using the Z Cam E2 in Apple ProRes RAW using the Atomos Ninja V.

The Z CAM E2 is a highly affordable 4K cinema camera that packs a powerful punch in a small body. With a 4/3 CMOS sensor and Micro 4/3 lens mount it is capable of producing results that defy its compact proportions. Adding the Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder transforms the Z CAM E2 into a complete RAW shooting system. Capture stunning 12-bit Apple ProRes RAW at up to 4Kp60 over HDMI directly from the camera’s sensor for maximum detail in shadows and highlights, then monitor accurately on the state-of-the-art Ninja V high brightness screen for perfect HDR or SDR images. Simply put the Ninja V will give Z CAM users the best possible image from the camera.

Gear used:

• Z CAM E2
• Atomos Ninja V
• Canon 100-400mm L II IS
• Canon 16-35mm F4 IS L
• Metabones XL .64x Speedbooster EF to MFT
• DXOfilm 20-70mm T2.9 (Native)
• RØDE Video Mic NTG
• Polar Pro Peter McKinnon Variable NDs

Music:
“Secret Beauty” by Luke Richards licensed from Audio Network.
Edited in the BETA version of Adobe Premiere. Graded manually with no LUTs.

Note:
This film was shot on pre-production firmware.
The feature will be available in the Atomos Ninja V via a free AtomOS update expected June 2020.