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ATOMOS Product Releases and Updates
Atomos is delighted to announce RAW recording support for the Sony PXW-FX9 camcorder with full-frame sensor, which will soon output RAW over SDI in a variety of frame rates up to DCI 4Kp60 and up to DCI 2Kp180. Initially the Atomos Shogun 7 will record pristine Apple ProRes RAW images at up to DCI 4Kp60, or in 2K up to DCI 2Kp180 continuous for stunning slow motion from the FX9 and XDCA-FX9 Extension Unit. The resulting images have amazing detail and the maximum latitude for post-production – optimal for HDR finishing or to give greater flexibility in SDR (Rec.709).
Recording over SDI from the FX9 with the Shogun 7 extends the performance of the class-leading camcorder by taking RAW data from its state-of-the-art sensor and recording it in the flexible and efficient ProRes RAW format. The FX9 with XDCA-FX9 joins the existing Sony RAW capable line-up of FS7, FS7 II, FS5** and FS5 II, which all work with the Shogun 7 to record in ProRes RAW.
The FX9 camera’s RAW output (via XDCA-FX9) will be enabled via V2.0 firmware update for the FX9 from Sony planned in October 2020. At the same time there will be a free AtomOS firmware download for the Shogun 7 to allow FX9 RAW recording.
Atomos and Panasonic have today made the dream of ultra-high resolution RAW video from a full-frame mirrorless camera a reality. The two companies have announced updates to the award-winning Ninja V HDR monitor-recorder and Panasonic LUMIX S1H that together record 5.9K Apple ProRes RAW files direct from the camera’s sensor. The result is the best video we’ve ever seen from a mirrorless camera.
Simply stunning 12-bit RAW
The Ninja V captures highly detailed 12-bit RAW files from the S1H over HDMI at up to 5.9K/29.97p in Full-frame, or 4K/59.94p in Super35. These unprocessed files are extremely clean, preserving the maximum dynamic range, color accuracy and every detail from the S1H. The resulting ProRes RAW files allow for greater creativity in post production with perfect skin tones and easily matched colors, ideal for both HDR and SDR (Rec.709) workflows.
Ninja V and S1H owners will gain these new RAW features free of charge. The Ninja V will be able to update by downloading and installing AtomOS 10.5 from the Atomos website. Panasonic will release a free firmware update on their LUMIX GLOBAL CUSTOMER SUPPORT WEBSITE. Both updates will be available on 25 May, 2020.
Atomos have released the revolutionary RAW over HDMI recording solution for the Ninja V HDR monitor/recorder when combined with the Nikon Z 6 or Z 7 mirrorless cameras. The transformative innovation frees users from the choice between mirrorless features but lower video quality, or full-frame RAW cinema cameras with a budget-busting price tag.
In particular, the Z 6 and Ninja V combination will allow users to experience the full quality and flexibility of RAW video shooting with a full-frame sensor, recording in stunning 12-bit 4K UHD resolution. Together they form an affordable state-of-the-art cinema setup – which is also the first at any price to feature full-frame RAW video with in-body image stabilisation, opening up new possibilities for shooting handheld RAW video.
ProRes RAW files are smaller than other RAW files which simplifies and accelerates file transfer, media management, and archiving. ProRes RAW is fully supported in Final Cut Pro X along with a collection of other apps including ASSIMILATE SCRATCH, Colorfront, FilmLight Baselight, and Grass Valley Edius.
Ninja V users can now update with the free AtomOS 10.2 to enable RAW recording from HDMI
Four camera channels/feeds can be simultaneously recorded as a separate ISOs in either Apple ProRes or Avid DNx to the same high performance SSD drive – ready to edit moments after the shoot has finished.
Choose to view the four camera angles at once in a quad-view, or a full-screen view of any one of the four input streams. Use the touch screen to accurately cut back and forth between up to four live HD SDI video streams at up to 1080p60. You can output this switched program feed via HDMI and/or SDI for streaming or broadcast, as well as recording it as a fifth channel on the same SSD.
All input switches are recorded in metadata with a choice of transition type. Once you’ve finished capturing your streams, simply import the resulting Apple Final Cut XML file along with your ISOs into your NLE and the timeline automatically populates with all the transitions in place.
The result provides creators with creative advantages and the convenience of having multiple, synchronised camera angles with transitions in place when they come to craft the story in the edit suite.
Atomos Neon Will Have 16bit RAW Support from the New Sony PXW-FX9
“We have a long and proud history of collaborating with revolutionary companies like Sony, we are working closely with the FX9 camera team to deliver 4K 16bit RAW from the FX9 to our Neon cinema monitor-recorders.”Jeromy Young, Atomos Co-founder and CEO
Announcing the new Atomos Shogun 7 – 7″ HDR Pro/Cinema Monitor-Recorder-Switcher
Atomos Shogun 7 is a precision HDR monitor-recorder-switcher designed for the film and video professional. It can be used as either a stand-alone field monitor, recorder and switcher for event, documentary and live in-the-field storytelling; or as a tool for large-scale on-set episodic TV, film and cinema productions where multiple crew members such as focus pullers, grips and cinematographers require a consistent visual reference across the field monitor ecosystem.
Shogun 7’s portable size lets you monitor, analyse and tag while on set; and check how your content will look in your audience’s home via real-time Dolby Vision output. With Shogun 7 you’re not locked into any format, camera manufacturer or pipeline. It is a completely flexible master recording and production station.
When 1500nits isn’t enough…
There is a nit war taking place (apparently) and Atomos intend to win it. Secreted away inside their recently released Shogun 7 Monitor/Recorder/Switcher was a secret weapon waiting to be unleashed on an unsuspecting industry… with the flick of a switch (free software upgrade), Atomos unveil a maximum 3000nits of brightness on the already stunning 7″ HDR screen!
At IBC 2019, Atomos are also showing off two previously promised features for Shogun 7 – Touch and Switch 5 Stream Switching and Dolby Vision Playout – both due later this month. With Shogun 7 you’re not locked into any format, camera manufacturer or pipeline. It is a completely flexible master recording and production station.
Introducing the Atomos Shinobi SDI
Atomos Shinobi SDI is a lightweight HDR field monitor for the video professional who needs the flexibility of both HDMI and SDI camera connectivity, or the vlogger wanting to take their production to the next level. Connect 4K HDMI for HDR viewing or SDI for HD-SDI loop out.
Run cables between Shinobi SDIs up to 100m (328ft) without degradation of image allowing directors, crew and clients to see what the camera operator is seeing in stunning detail. Shinobi SDI’s high brightness 1000nit 5-inch monitor lets crew members preview and see images exactly as intended in any lighting condition, in SDR or HDR.
Shinobi SDI is the ultimate monitoring tool in your video production arsenal that won’t break the bank.
Go anywhere and see everything exactly how you want it with the Atomos Shinobi
A high brightness 1000nit 5 inch HDMI monitor that’s perfect for vloggers, creatives and photographers.
Atomos has been developing amazing monitor and recorder technology for years in order to simplify and improve video creation. Shinobi, our first stand-alone small monitor features all of our amazing screen processing technology and professional monitoring tools – now packed into a 5 inch ‘monitor only’ device.
Shinobi features a ‘run all day’ single battery, 1000nit high brightness screen, HDR capability and advanced functions that are easy to use. There’s even a new selfie Mirror Mode for vloggers and a new multi-tool Analysis View that’s a cinematographer’s dream. Set up your shots accurately using our advanced histograms, waveforms and video scopes. Shinobi is the perfect companion to improve any photo or video production.
ENTER THE NINJA V
Eliminate your camera’s internal compression and time limits – record up to 4Kp60 10-bit HDR video direct from your camera’s sensor over HDMI 2.0. Teamed with a 1TB AtomX SSDmini you can now achieve up to 150 minutes of 4K recording on a single drive! And when you’re done, your edit-ready ProRes and DNxHR recordings are stored on affordable SSD drives.
New AtomX Modules Announced!
“Introducing the most flexible ecosystem in Pro Video”
Modularity is at the heart of the Ninja V with a bi-directional high speed expansion port breaking out connectivity for I/O of video, audio and power. Atomos created AtomX to ensure users could adapt and connect to any legacy or future wireless or wired video standard. The expansion system offers endless scale-ability
AtomX NDI / Ethernet Module
The AtomX Ethernet/NDI module has a wired Ethernet (1 GigE) connector that makes it possible to deliver live broadcast-grade video over IP networks. Newtek’s NDI technology harnesses this – allowing for simple installation and control of multi-camera networks, replacing traditional SDI cabling. The AtomX Ethernet/NDI module has NDI input and output with encode, decode, control and sync, allowing Ninja V users to transmit, distribute or receive and monitor NDI from any NDI source. Simply power on the Ninja V with AtomX Ethernet/NDI module installed, plug in your network cable, and your source will be automatically discovered on the NDI network ready for production.
AtomX SDI Module
The AtomX SDI expansion module is designed to turn your Atomos Ninja V into a pro video SDI powerhouse. The module adds the quality and convenience of SDI equipment and infrastructure connectivity in addition to its existing HDMI capability. Monitor and record SDI up to 4Kp60, and go into or out of any SDI device including the popular Atomos Shinobi SDI pro monitor and Atomos Shogun Inferno, as well as legacy Atomos SDI products. This provides flexibility for any video or film production to allow all crew including directors, cinematographers, assistants and focus pullers to monitor and replay identical and calibrated content in HDR at the same time.
The Atomos Connect family of converters are back with their trademark rock-solid durability. There are 13 models in the line-up for Broadcast and ProAV integrators, with 6 colour coded families to make finding the right product for the right solution easy.
Connect HDMI devices with confidence that they will remain securely fixed. A provided HDMi locking plate screws into the converter, allowing HDMI cables of different sizes to be secured with a cable tie.
LOCKABLE DC POWER
Just like the SDI and HDMI connections, DC power connection is made secure with a screw thread sleeve that locks the power connection in place.
REMOVABLE MOUNTING EARS
Each converter comes in a slimline metal housing with removable mounting ears, allowing for flexible mounting options for Broadcast and ProAV applications.
DUAL AC/USB POWER
Apart from mains power, there are options to power the converters via USB, providing the ability to run for hours from simple cellphone power banks or TV USB sockets.