Ahead of NAB 2015, Nikon has announced that it is developing new firmware for the Nikon D4S, D810 and D750 that allows the Atomos Shogun or Ninja 2 HDMI recorders to recognize the start/stop recording commands from the camera.
In its press release, Nikon also noted, “This new firmware will provide greater support for recording of high-definition, uncompressed data that makes the most of the superior resolution of the D4S, D810 and D750, plus the excellent rendering performance of NIKKOR lenses to external recorders.” However, Nikon doesn’t go into detail about additional functionality other than the Atomos recorder functions.
We know from the Nikon D750 and D810 Filmmakers Kit that Nikon has a good relationship with Atomos. Both kits package an Atomos Ninja 2 recorder with the cameras and three Nikkor lenses. Accordingly, it is no surprise to see additional support provided between Nikon cameras and Atomos recorders.
Nikon says the new firmware will be available in Summer 2015 as a free download. I will check with Nikon at NAB 2015 next week to see if they are talking about any other features in the firmware.