The much anticipated DSLR compatibility update to the Ninja-2 is on its way!
Prior to this, some of the newer DSLR cameras were incompatible with the Ninja-2 due to some incompatibility with the camera firmware. Now, after collaborating with major camera manufacturers, Atomos has an update that will make the Ninja-2 work with many new DSLRs. This includes the 5D Mark III, which many will be happy about, as it was a big wish from many MKIII owners.
All of this is actually a re-repackaging to appeal to DSLR users. In that vein, they’ve also lowered the price to $695, keeping in line with the economic focus ofmany DSLR lines.
You can find more at Atomos.com, but here’s the release from Atomos on the Ninja-2 changes:
For Immediate Release
Atomos Announces Ninja-2 Support for New DSLR Cameras
The perfect partner for DSLR-based filmmakers
Melbourne, Australia – April 8th 2013: Atomos, creator of the award-winning field recorders Ninja-2 and Samurai, and the acclaimed Connect converters, announces Ninja-2 support for many new DSLR cameras, (8-11 April, Las Vegas Convention Center, booth number C8218).
“Our close relationships with major camera manufacturers means that at NAB this year we have over 20 different cameras on our booth working with our field recorders,” said Jeromy Young, CEO and Founder of Atomos. “Of these, over half are DSLRs with ‘clean’ HDMI video output. This time last year there was only one. This is a great illustration of just how DSLRs and affordable large sensor video cameras are changing the world of professional video.”
Atomos is incredibly proud to be showing a special, pre-release version of the Canon 5D MkIII working with the Ninja-2. “With this new firmware update from Canon, we have a clean HDMI feed, and a co-developed start/stop trigger and timecode over HDMI essential professional tools. This combination is an absolute game-changer, which we’ve responded to by changing the price of the Ninja-2 to $695, making it more affordable for the whole filmmaking community” added Young.
Atomos has now shipped a staggering 10,000 field recorders worldwide. The Ninja-2 allows the recording, monitoring and playback of pristine, 10-bit 4:2:2 images straight from the camera sensor directly to Apple ProRes or Avid DNxHD editing codecs. Atomos makes production truly affordable by using commodity, off-the-shelf 2.5” computer HDD or SSD drives.
The Ninja-2 has been repackaged to appeal to DSLR users. The main recording unit remains unchanged, but the box includes a redesigned docking station, battery, AC mains adaptor, a single battery charger and shims for Canon and Nikon batteries. The Ninja-2 is available for just $695, excluding sales tax.
See www.atomos.com for more details.
Atomos designs and manufactures smart production tools: affordable, easy-to-use field recorders that offer monitoring and deck playback functionality along with converters that save video professionals time and money, without sacrificing quality.
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