How to output uncompressed movie from a camera to an external HDMI recording/monitor

The cameras listed below can output uncompressed movie data from the HDMI port to an external HDMI recorder/monitor. These devices have a screen, which acts as a control panel for movie recording. External HDMI recorders/monitors benefit from large hard drive capacity and can save high-quality movies in a range of codecs. Other functions to enhance movie recording such as timecode, zebra patterns, etc. are possible depending on the camera and recorder/monitor used.

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The following cameras can output uncompressed movie data to an external HDMI recorder/monitor: D4, D4S, D5, D6, D500, D600, D610, D750, D780, D800, D800E, D810, D850, D3200, D3300, D3400, D3500, D5200, D5300, D5500, D5600, D7100, D7200, D7500, Z 5, Z 6, Z 6II, Z 7, Z 7II, Z fc, Z 50 and Z 9.

For details of compatible cameras with Atomos HDMI recorders, click here.

Recommended camera setup
Setup options vary according to camera and recorder:

  1. Set the movie Frame size/ frame rate to your preference.

  2. HDMI output resolution, set to Auto.

  3. HDMI output display size set to 100%.

  4. HDMI Live view on-screen display > Off.

  5. Standby timers should be set to no limit or the maximum time allowed.

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