Good news for Z CAM E2 camera owners: the team at Z CAM released a new firmware update that unleashes ZRAW capabilities for various E2 camera models. Let’s take a closer look at it! Z CAM E2 – Firmware 0.88 Includes ZRAW Following our Z CAM E2 hands-on review, the team at Z CAM launched a new firmware (version 0.88) for their E2 and E2c cameras. This firmware – and future firmware versions – should also be compatible with the upcoming E2 S6/F6/F8 cameras that are expected to launch later this year. Here is the complete list of the new features of this 0.88 firmware version: Addition of ZRAW (partial-debayer), supports up to 4096×2160@30fps initially. 4K 60fps will be supported later. No proxy recording is allowed when ZRAW is selected. You have to use an iOS device or the HDMI output to record proxy files. Monitor preview LUT, x33 cube format. Pre-rolling. Possibility to capture still images (JPEG only). VFR fine control, one frame per step. Native ISO toggle control. Parade view. They also improved and corrected some bugs: Card formatting compatibility. AWB always use a white priority in Z-Log2. Performance optimization. Bugs fixed: Time Code sync to an external device and other minor bug fixes. It’s always nice to see a manufacturer bringing new functionalities and long-awaited features to a product. Otherwise, there would be very little information about this new RAW format. You can download this new firmware directly on Z CAM’s website. ZRAW VideoSuite At the moment, one of the only things we know is that any NLE does not support this new Z CAM RAW format. To play and convert ZRAW footage, you have to use Z CAM’s new ZRAW VideoSuite software. This software is available on Windows 10 only. Hopefully, a Mac version will come out soon. ZRAW VideoSuite allows you to output your files in either DNxHR, H.265 or uncompressed YUV in 4:2:2 or 4:4:4 color sampling (H.265 is 4:2:2 only). Also, various DeNoise levels are available, as well as some essential color grading tools. To me, having to use another piece of software – only Windows compatible – is a bummer. It reminds me of the early days of the Canon C200’s Cinema Raw Light. Usually, these “conversion” software are poorly optimized, and they take a lot of time to render your footage. It’s just another step in the post-production workflow that slows you down in the creative process. I hope that ZRAW will be supported by other NLEs soon. The ZRAW VideoSuite is also available on the Z CAM website. What do you think of this new firmware version and the addition of ZRAW? Let us know in the comments below! The post Z CAM E2 Cameras Firmware Update with ZRAW Capabilities appeared first on cinema5D.