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Atomos Announces Their 4K Shogun & Compact Ninja Star

Atomos Announces Their 4K Shogun & Compact Ninja Star

Atomos just announced their two newest digital recorders: the 4K HDMI Shogun, and the pocket sized Ninja Star.

The Shogun is 4K Apple ProRes and RAW capable, with 12G-SDI & 4K HDMI connections. This makes the Shogun the “…world’s first 12G SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor recorder and deck”. It’s 7″ touchscreen is 1920×1080, with a 179 degree viewing angle.

Atomos Shogun NAB 2014

As Atomos mentions in their press release, the Shogun “…utilises both 4K and HD clean output from HDMI cameras such as the latest Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, 4K SDI C500, and can record 24, 25 or 30p from the camera and up to 120fps HD if the camera is capable.”

The Shogun will start shipping at the beginning of Q4 for under $2000.

The second recorder, the Ninja Star, is “a must have for people who need to ‘Record Apple ProRes on Board’ camera rigs, such as Drones, RC Helicopters, extreme sports and Reality TV.”

CEO Jeromy Young says the Ninja Star is in direct response to their customer base, who have been clamoring for a “…tiny flash based Apple ProRes recorder and player for extreme applications”.

Atomos Ninja Star NAB 2014

The Ninja Star weighs in at 3.5 oz (100 grams), with a 3.5″ wide, 2.3″ tall and 0.8″ deep body. It’s the perfect choice for those looking for an HDMI-enabled recorder for any camera, and records in HD and Apple ProRes, providing 422 10-bit images.

Atomos Ninja Star NAB 2014

The Ninja Star will begin shipping in late May for $295.

You can find out more about both the Shogun and Ninja Star in their respective press releases below, as well as at NAB 2014, booth #C9532.

 

Atomos Announces Revolutionary Shogun

Atomos Shows New 4K HDMI Monitor/Recorder at NAB 2014

Melbourne, Australia – April 7th, 2014: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Apple ProRes Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the pocket-sized Connect converters, will launch the new 4K Apple ProRes and RAW capable 12G-SDI and 4K HDMI Shogun at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532).

“Shogun is the culmination of everything we stand for, amazing edit codec’s from the sensor like 4K Apple ProRes and RAW Cinema DNG. Affordable 4K recording through Raided HDD’s and SSD’s and unbelievable custom panels for monitoring”. said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “Super light and slim and at a price point under 2K. We offer a faster more affordable camera to timeline workflow with revolutionary 4K cameras from Sony, Panasonic and Canon”.

The new Atomos Shogun is the world’s first 12G SDI & 4K HDMI I/O monitor recorder and deck and features a stunning 1920×1080 SuperAtom IPS 7” touchscreen 325 PPI 179-degree viewing. 400nit brightness and multi-frequency (48/50/60Hz) operation, depending on video input, giving super-smooth monitoring and playback.

The Shogun utilises both 4K and HD clean output from HDMI cameras such as the latest Sony A7S, Panasonic GH4, 4K SDI C500, and can record 24, 25 or 30p from the camera and up to 120fps HD if the camera is capable. It also has genlock in for synced playout and features optional Wifi for remote control from iOS or Android devices. Improved audio handling with the included Lemo breakout cable for XLR Audio gives balanced audio, mic and Phantom power.

Since the company was founded in 2010 Atomos have broken new ground in the design and functionality of recording, monitoring and playback devices. Atomos strive to set new standards by working closely with camera manufactures on essential features like auto record trigger, matching timecode and increased recording capability.

Like the Samurai and Ninja Blade, Shogun allows you to set up the shot with waveform and monitor assist tools, record pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from the camera sensor directly, all to inexpensive single SSDs or RAIDed HDDs, captured using 4K/HD Apple ProRes, Uncompressed RAW Cinema DNG or Avid DNxHD codecs.

You can see the Shogun and the full range of Atomos products at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532) www.nabshow.com.

Pricing and Availability

The Atomos Shogun is slated for shipping end of Q3 beginning Q4 2014 for under $2000 USD and will be available through the Atomos Worldwide reseller network. See www.atomos.com for more details.

About Atomos

Atomos designs and manufactures smart production tools: affordable, easy-to-use field recorders and converters

Atomos Launches Pocket Sized Apple ProRes Recorder at NAB 2014

Melbourne, Australia – April 7th, 2014: Atomos, the creator of the award-winning Ninja and Samurai camera-mounted recorders, and the Connect converters, will launch the Ninja Star at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532). The Ninja Star is a must have for people who need to “Record Apple ProRes on Board” camera rigs, such as Drones, RC Helicopters, extreme sports and Reality TV.

“Our customers screamed for a tiny flash based Apple ProRes recorder and player for extreme applications, their second location cameras or simply when they already had a monitor.” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “At $295 with low cost Gen 1 CFast, weighing a mere 100gms (3.5oz), it’s price, durability and portability is unmatched – this is one of our best creations yet!” The Ninja Star is the next break through in external HDMI recorders based on core technologies that have made Atomos the leader in camera mounted solutions. Its small, self contained size and flexible mounting options allow DP’s and cameramen to mount it to just about any POV set-up and offer edit ready format recording with Apple ProRes.

Since the company was founded in 2010 Atomos has broken new ground in the design and functionality of recording, monitoring and playback devices. By listening closely to their customers Atomos recognised a common need for a light and portable Apple ProRes recorder which has greater flexibility with mounting options. The dimensions of the Ninja Star are slender at only 3.5″ wide, 2.3″ tall and 0.8” deep and it weighs a fraction of a normal recorder at just 100grams (3.5 oz). The Ninja Star is perfect for creative or extreme camera work or in situations where a large monitor is prohibitive or stealth is required.

Taking advantage of low-cost, modern technology by utilising HDMI-capable pro-video and consumer camcorders, as well as DSLRs and mirrorless breeds. The Ninja Star can record in both HD and Apple ProRes to capture pristine, 422 10-bit images straight from any camera sensor directly to inexpensive first generation CFast media with up to 3hrs Apple Proes for $250. It also features Timecode and Start/Stop Trigger along with Audio Line-in.

You can see the Ninja Star and the full range of Atomos products at NAB 2014, (7-10 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C9532) www.nabshow.com.

Pricing and Availability

The Atomos Ninja Star will ship late May 2014 for 295 USD, 219 EUR and 179 GBP (excluding tax and delivery) and will be available through the Atomos Worldwide reseller network. See www.atomos.com for more details.

About Atomos

Atomos designs and manufactures smart production tools: affordable, easy-to-use field recorders and converters that save video professionals time and money without sacrificing quality.

Atomos is based in Australia, with offices in the USA, Japan, China and Germany and a worldwide distribution
partner network. Further product information can be found at www.atomos.com. Connect with Atomos on
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